From cross-country ski racing and Wacky Winter Bowling in downtown Tahoe City to Fourth of July fireworks and lakeside Oktoberfest, Tahoe City presents engaging family events throughout the year.
“Visitors from San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and New York especially love Tahoe City’s vibe,” shares Stacie Lyans, Tahoe City Downtown Association’s (TCDA) Executive Director. “One of the many reasons visitors frequent our lakefront community is convenient access to the best ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada. After a day skiing or riding at Granlibakken Tahoe, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows or Homewood, families love to explore Tahoe City’s award winning restaurants, independent shops and outstanding views.”
Tahoe City is beginning to look like a winter wonderland and, according to the National Weather Service, more snow is on the way which bodes well for upcoming events.
Inspired by cross-country ski races in Europe, The Cobblestone Relays are scheduled to take place at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park located at 251 North Lake Boulevard on Thursday, Feb. 26.
“The Cobblestone Relays are one of the region’s best spectator events in addition to being incredibly fun for children and adult participants,” says Lyans. More information and registration will be available at alpenglowsports.com and wintersportspark.com. Also scheduled to take place at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, is Wacky Winter Bowling, an innovative sledding competition that attracts children, teens and adults. Participants sled on saucers into blown-up “pins” on a snow covered bowling course on Sunday, March 1. Each team receives three chances to knock down as many pins as possible. Helmets are provided, and prizes will be awarded to first place in a variety of categories. Register in person at 10 a.m. For more information, go to VisitTahoeCity.com.
“Our events showcase Tahoe City’s natural treasures and the incredible experiences available in town,” explains architect Gary Davis, President of TCDA’s Board of Directors.
For the most up to date information about Tahoe City happenings and deals, follow Facebook.com/DowntownTahoeCity, go to VisitTahoeCity.com or call (530) 583-3348.
2015 Tahoe City Events
In addition to First Fridays which take place the first Friday of every month throughout downtown Tahoe City, TCDA announces the hottest “Only in Tahoe City” events scheduled for 2015.
TCDA Membership and Volunteer Appreciate Party at Blue Agave
The Cobblestone Relays, part of Alpenglow Mountain Festival
Wacky Winter Bowling, part of SnowFest!
Margarita de Mayo
Spring Gala aboard Tahoe Gal
Tahoe City Clean-up Day
Tahoe City Solstice Festival including new Silent Disco
Concerts at Commons Beach
Fireworks and Beach Party
Lake Tahoe Dance Festival
Labor Day Sidewalk Sales
Scarecrows on Parade
Tahoe City Oktoberfest
Halloween Masquerade Ball
First Fridays – Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4
PHOTO CREDIT: Niobe Burden
Tahoe City, an outdoor oasis for adventurers, culinary enthusiasts and shoppers, is the place to visit this month! Easily walk around town, dine, window shop, actually shop, take pictures and enjoy a day, two days or three without having to get back into you car.
Win two complimentary tickets to this summer's Tahoe Gal trip!
Some views, some shops, some cocktails and some experiences are only available in our cherished Tahoe City. You know what we mean - Walking on Commons Beach, shopping in our galleries and boutiques, taking in the view from a lakefront restaurant, capturing the magnificent azure of Lake Tahoe against the snowy white mountains, and something entirely unique – your personal Tahoe City experience.
What do you most enjoy about wintertime in Tahoe City? Send your response (in 50 to 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on Facebook.com/DowntownTahoeCity by 6 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Share what you love most about your favorite Tahoe City place or Tahoe City pastime, and you will be entered into a drawing for two complimentary tickets to the Tahoe City Downtown Association’s annual spring gala aboard the Tahoe Gal (winner receives admission, cocktails and appetizers for two adults).
“Our mission is to inspire authentic and positive connections to the natural world and one another. We accomplish this as an active lifestyle hotel with a strong environmental consciousness. Experience our ‘Tahoe’ - one that is rooted in fresh mountain air, pure water and irresistible trails.” – Patty Baird
America’s leading active lifestyle brand honored The Cedar House Sport Hotel through Outside’s Travel Awards announced today. The 2014 Travel Awards celebrate the top destinations, companies, products and travel providers that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. The Cedar House offers 40 boutique rooms that embody eco-simplicity with a luxurious twist, an on-site event center and an award-winning restaurant called Stella. Adventure concierge and guiding services offer the ultimate outdoor getaway.
“We designed The Cedar House Sport Hotel as a year round base camp for outdoor adventure,” shares Baird, owner of the Truckee, CA based hotel located minutes from Lake Tahoe and world-class hiking, biking and skiing. "In fact Tahoe Trips & Trails, our in-house adventure guiding and concierge company, has just launched a new line of summer 2014 treks and backpacking trips. Discover your next adventure at TahoeTrips.com.”
The Cedar House was honored as the place to stay in Tahoe which won Best Lake. “Lake Tahoe is also hardly a secret, but there’s a way to get your own slice of the Sierra oasis…stay near Truckee at the Cedar House Sport Hotel. The owners have plotted out new custom escapes, providing the gear, food, maps, and guide,” shared Outside.
Outside tapped its global network of correspondents who traveled across America to Belize, Switzerland, Italy, and beyond to identify the best new adventures, stunning lakes, gorgeous lodges and hotels, family vacations, secret getaways, high-tech airports, and foodie hotspots. The result is more than 50 spectacular trips, plus the best travel apps, tour guides, gear, tips for traveling green, and advice for traveling solo. The entire list of honorees will appear in Outside’s April issue (on newsstands March 18), and is posted online at www.outsideonline.com/travelawards.
“Whether you’re looking to go big for an expedition, splurge on a luxurious paradise, or plan an epic family trip, Outside has unearthed fifty travel gems that will inspire you to renew that passport,” said Outside Editor Chris Keyes.
The Cedar House has also been recognized as a leading destination by US News & World Report, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine magazine, Trip Advisor and WoodWorks California. Visit cedarhousesporthotel.com.
The Tahoe City Downtown Association announces “Only in Tahoe City” signature events beginning with two great family events that will take place this winter.
“Our signature events showcase natural treasures and the incredible experiences available in Tahoe City. There is something truly special - people often say magical - about spending one day, one week or lifetime in Tahoe City and we want our visitors to feel that magic,” explains Gary Davis, President of the TCDA Board of Directors. “I never get tired of looking at the Lake. It’s different all the time.” From the Cobblestone Relay races to Wacky Winter Bowling, the TCDA offers engaging seasonal events for residents and visitors. This year’s line up includes the Tahoe City Solstice Festival, July fourth firework display and second annual Tahoe City Grill Fest.
The Cobblestone Relay is a fast paced, cross-country race that will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park on Wednesday, Feb. 26. It is one of Tahoe City’s best spectator events in addition to being an incredibly fun competition for participants. Attendees from last year say it is an event that one would expect to see in a small European town. Register at www.alpenglowsports.com.
Winter Wacky Bowling, TCDA’s annual SnowFest tradition, offers sledding on saucers into blow-up “pins” on a snow covered bowling course beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 2.
Children and adults will enjoy the fun event. Helmets will be provided. Each team gets three chances to knock down as many pins as possible. Prizes will be awarded to first place in a variety of categories. Wacky Winter Bowling is held in the Tahoe Winter Sports Park at the Tahoe City Golf Course. Register in person at 10 a.m. on March 2.
“The upcoming events are really worth the trip, but more than that, every day in Tahoe City offers something worthwhile,” says Davis. Tahoe City boasts award winning dining, a variety of independent shops and year round beauty for families and outdoor enthusiasts plus lodging that allows guests to enjoy the best of Tahoe City on foot. For the most up to date information, follow TCDA at Facebook.com/DowntownTahoeCity, go to VistTahoeCity.com or call (530) 583-3348.
Founded in 2004, the Tahoe City Downtown Association (TCDA) is a non-profit organization comprised of merchants, property owners, associations, professionals, and community members who share a mission to enhance and promote a vibrant and prosperous downtown center for residents and visitors. The TCDA contributes to Tahoe City’s social, economic, and environmental vitality through special events, sustainable programs, partnerships, visitor outreach, and community support.
"The River Ranch, a 19-room hotel with a well established and successful full service bar and restaurant, is truly an iconic Tahoe property,” shares Mark Moore, a veteran Realtor who holds the listing with colleague Mike Willette. “This is the first time the property, extremely well located for year round outdoor adventure, has been available.”
If you've visited Lake Tahoe in the summertime, you've been to The River Ranch! The iconic lodge, restaurant and bar are a visitors' staple and much loved locals' destination. Just a short bike ride from Lake Tahoe, The River Ranch sits directly on the Truckee River and is the final take-out for tens of thousands of summer rafters who start their five-mile journey in Tahoe City. And, when the snow falls, the cozy renovated rooms and welcoming bar and restaurant are an ideal place to kick back after a day on the slopes.
The River Ranch
Serious buyers are invited to contact Mark Moore at (530) 363-0090 or Mike Willette at (530) 448-6813.
Boice O’Neal Realty, the premiere independently owned and operated real estate group serving the North Lake Tahoe Sierra MLS, is dedicated to educating clients about Tahoe Truckee communities so people can make the most informed decisions to fulfill their real estate dreams. Whether building a legacy home, purchasing a cabin or a primary home or commercial property, prospective buyers and sellers can connect with Boice O’Neal agents in Tahoe Donner, Tahoe City and historic downtown Truckee. For more information visit Boice.com. Media contact: Nicole Cheslock, NC Communications
Who's taking note?
Ben van der Meer, Sacramento Business Journal, @benvsacbiz
Newly independent and locally owned Boice O'Neal Realty serves Tahoe Truckee from three incredible locations - and on February 1 announced new name, identity and space in the Flying A in historic downtown Truckee!
Visit or contact any one of Boice O'Neal's experienced professional agents for the inside scoop on buying and selling in Lake Tahoe Truckee today.
Kudos to Cesar Lopez' atypical design for the incredible new look and logo that Tahoe Truckee residents and visitors will soon be seeing all over town.
Who's noting the news?
Moonshine Ink, Feb. 8, Business Briefs
Sacramento Bee, Business column Feb. 2
Reno Gazette Journal, Feb. 2
Bret Churchman whose passion for his hometown makes it so easy for him to understand why people want to live and vacation in Truckee. After moving away to go to college, Bret eventually realized there really is “no place like home.” With nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, world class skiing and beauty right out the back door, who could blame him? Visit his site.
Sierra Sun Boice O'Neal Realty chooses independent business model
Whether you visit for a single day or come for a lifetime, the allure of Olympic Valley is unmatched.
Most commonly referred to as Squaw Valley, the area has captured the hearts, minds and lives of people seeking everything from the best skiing and riding in North America to a greater awareness of how they fit into the world. Explore as much of the mountain as you possibly can, stay or dine at the Resort at Squaw Creek, discover gems in the Village at Squaw Valley, and above all else, soak in the natural beauty and spirit of the wonderfully magical place nestled between Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
We compiled this piece for The Weekly's Jan. 17 issue.
ON THE HILL
ARTS & (SKI) CULTURE
DAYTRIPPER FUN, SHOPPING & PAMPERING
AND, WHEN THE SNOW MELTS…
UNPARALLELED VACATION HOME EXPERIENCE IN HISTORIC TRUCKEE
The Richardson House boasts a rich history with the splendor of an incredible remodel
Built when Truckee was a Wild West railroad town, The Richardson House is an architectural gem that boasts a rich history yet, at the same time, offers visitors a vacation home with modern conveniences. The newly transformed two-story Victorian is just steps from award-winning restaurants and within a short drive of world-renown ski resorts including Squaw Valley USA, Northstar and Alpine Meadows, making it the ideal, affordable location for a memory-making weekend or weeklong vacation with friends and family members.
Travelers on a ski holiday will find that The Richardson House is like no other. Six private bedrooms with connecting bathrooms make it both an extraordinary and affordable lodging alternative for friends and families. The Richardson House, complete with the Truckee Experience Card (explained below), on-site caretaker and concierge services, offers an unparalleled holiday special through January 2011. The House is available for 50% off holiday rates at just $4,100 for a full week (not including taxes and cleaning charge this comes to less than $115 per couple/bedroom per night). For reservations and information on shorter stays, call (530) 563-6874.
Chelsea Walterscheid, Truckee Donner Historical Society’s President, explains, “No details were missed in the meticulous restoration of The Richardson House. Antique furnishings, Victorian textures and inviting hues engage the senses at every turn. The Richardson House provides a truly unique experience. Each bedroom has a distinct character and provides historical ambience, luxury and comfort.”
Guests especially enjoy The Richardson House’s exclusive perks: The Truckee Experience Card includes complimentary gifts such as a wine and cheese tasting at Moody’s Bistro, mimosa at Squeeze In, soap from Riverstone Home Gifts, dog cookie from Scraps and deals from Burger Me and Truckee Tea Company. In addition, guests can take advantage of concierge services ranging from historical walking tours to scheduling massages and private dinner parties.
GIVING BACK - The Truckee Donner Historical Society is please to have an exclusive partnership with The Richardson House. A portion of all bookings for the six-bedroom vacation home, which comfortably sleeps 12, will be donated to the Truckee Donner Historical Society. By partnering with The Richardson House, the Historical Society will attract more funds to fulfill its mission to discover, procure, and preserve the history of Truckee and surrounding area.
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