Photo credit: Rob Retting
WHAT: Adults–only Historical Haunted Tour
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
WHERE: Beginning at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats at 10007 Bridge Street, Truckee 96161
TICKETS: $40 includes gifts from Squeeze In plus complimentary wine at Moody's
Expected to sell out soon - Wait list has already begin for Oct. 17!
Truckee’s most talked about autumn event, a sell out since inception
Truckee, California’s fifth Historical Haunted Tour will thrill attendees with captivating stories offering spooky and unexpected twists that will delight guests looking for a fun night out on the town.
This year’s highly anticipated performances will take place in BeSpoke, Bluestone Jewelry, LaGalleria, the sacred Masonic Lodge 200, the Railroad Depot, Tahoe Oil & Spice and The Truckee Hotel. While the script is tightly sealed until the event, the producer has shared some teasers. Musician Richard Blair will treat guests to an unforgettable song inspired by the wild women of Truckee and tales from more than four decades will emerge from The Truckee Hotel's longest running resident, one who has seen it all from middle of the night skirmishes to haunted evenings!
The Tour’s lodging partners are offering special deals that include a complimentary bottle of wine for Historical Haunted Tour attendees and reduced rates. Rooms at The Truckee Hotel are discounted to $59 to $129 (plus tax), and The Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe Truckee is offering attendees rates ranging from $129 to $199 (plus tax). Visit truckeehistorytour.org for details and contact the hotels directly for reservations.
Event proceeds benefit Trails and Vistas, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization that produces annual art hikes and fieldtrips.
The incredible dedication of regional businesses and passionate volunteers contribute to the Tour’s success. Tour sponsors and raffle donors include Sunshine Tahoe, Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, CoffeeBar, Johnstone Studios, Atypical Design, The Cedar House Sport Hotel, North Tahoe Catering & Ice Sculptures, Rob Retting / SNAP, Squeeze In, Tahoe Donner, Coupe Sixty-One, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and Tahoe TV, Moonshine Ink, The Weekly, 101.5 and Sierra Sun.
As funny as it may sound, I'm kicking off summer with the launch of Tahoe Powder, The Tahoe Weekly's new winter magazine. An early evening of fun is on tap from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at Hacienda del Lago to celebrate the launch of this new San Francisco Bay Area publication highlighting all things Tahoe.
Where else are summer celebrations in full swing this week? Throughout Tahoe City, of course!
Photo credit: Priya Hutner
1. The Challenge highlights six different areas of the incredibly scenic Tahoe Rim Trail so this summer you will be inspired to hike, bike or ride an area you may have never visited.
Maps plus driving directions to the trail heads are provided for each of the highlighted areas. And, you receive a full year membership to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and trekking T-shirt.
2. It’s fun!
3. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is dedicated to the ongoing maintenance of the trail so if you enjoy it on foot, bike, horseback, skis or snowshoes, this is a great and affordable opportunity to support the organization that is a year round steward of the trail.
Bonus: On-the-trail “Giveaway Days,” sponsored by Squeeze In, KOLO 8, CoffeeBar and other companies, offer cool specials exclusively for Trail Challenge members. After the first hike of the season everyone walked away with a great Platypus water container from Tahoe Mountain Sports and they’ll be hosting a trail shoe demo day on July 19.
We’re a sponsor of the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. You can join our group, Hiking with NicoleCheslock.com, start your own team or join on your own or with your family and friends.
Looking forward to seeing you on the trail!
Before the dazzling firework show fills the sky over Lake Tahoe on Friday, July 4, the heart of Tahoe will come alive with games and activities for children and families.
From the Boatworks Mall to the Cobblestone Center to Gatekeeper’s Museum and all points in between, Tahoe City offers visitors and residents a summer day like no other. Tahoe City’s July Fourth Fun Zone, located in Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.’s parking lot at 315 North Lake Boulevard, will included a dunk tank, bean bag toss, putting green and additional games. Penney the Clown will be on site, face painting and there will be live music performed by Kip Yager from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition, great lunch venues offer picnics to go as well as lakeside meals and delicious bites all within walking distance of Commons Beach. For the best of Tahoe City dining, check out the Tahoe City Downtown Association's site.
Photo credit: Niobe Burden
Do you know anyone who has swum the length of Tahoe – without a wet suit?
Trekked thousands of miles a year, year after year - solo?
Earned the “triple crowner” title for completing the Appalachian, Continental Divide and Pacific Crest trails?
It’s time to hear from these inspiring adventurers!
Tahoe Trips and Trails presents “The Mind, Heart and Soles of Thru-Hikers,” an engaging evening at the Cedar House Sport Hotel with proceeds benefiting the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Highlights include hearing from Bill Parnell, Justin Lichter, Nancy Huber, Larry Hillberg, Henry Shire and Liz Thomas.
Buy tickets in advance and you just might walk away from the night with a gift certificate for dinner at Stella (everyone who purchases in advance will be entered into a drawing).
IF YOU GO
Tuesday, June 17
5:30 refreshments | 6 p.m. Welcome by Tahoe Trips and Trails' owner Patty Baird
followed by funny film about the PCT and panel discussion with inspiring hikers
Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee
On May 20, freelance photographer and journalist Nicole Dreon wowed an audience of fifty at The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee. CA. Comparing her zest for adventure with Joan Wilder, from Romancing the Stones, Dreon shared entertaining stories from her enviable lifestyle connecting with and photographing people and places around the world. Having recently returned from Morocco and Senegal, Dreon’s incredible images in the #HowDoYouTahoe speaker series featured the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles across the Sahara Desert, rolling dunes, children and mothers as well as local surfers enticed by the waves made famous in ‘Endless Summer.’
Patty Baird, owner of The Cedar House and Tahoe Trips & Trails, was on site to welcome guests and encourage all those present to tap into their own spirit of adventure during the event which raised funds for Adventure Risk Challenge, the life enhancing outdoor leadership and literacy program for teens.
“I was thrilled to receive the news of last night's success. $1,000 will absolutely help us this year,” shared Sarah Cupery Ottley, Director of Adventure Risk Challenge. “We are in desperate need of new sleeping bags and have only hit dead ends in seeking in-kind donations…so, very likely, thanks to you all [Tahoe Trips & Trails], our participants will be warmer and drier in the backcountry this summer.”
Next up: “The Mind, Heart and Soles of Thru-hikers”
Love outdoor adventures and connecting with like-minded folks? Wonder what it's really like to be a triple crowner – someone who has hiked the complete Pacific Crest, Appalachian and Continental Divide trails? Then don’t miss “The Mind, Heart and Soles of Thru-hikers” on Tuesday, June 17 at The Cedar House Sport Hotel. The event, complete with a short film created by PCT thru-hikers and engaging panel of avid adventurer, is designed to make you laugh, think, connect and completely enjoy an evening out. Tickets, $20, are available at TahoeTrips.com.
Should you buy in advance?
Why, yes! You’ll be entered into a drawing for dinner at Stella.