Top Lake Tahoe Family Vacation Ideas
Meeks Bay Resort & Marina
Meeks Bay, California
Meeks Bay Resort & Marina allows you to customize your Lake Tahoe experience with a wide variety of accommodation types, as well plenty of lake amenities to enjoy with the entire family.
If you are looking for the ultimate family experience, rent our the Kehlet Mansion. Built in 1934 by the resort's founders, it features a newly remodeled kitchen, spectacular views from a scenic observation deck, and a secluded location that is perfect for reunions, social gatherings, and even an intimate wedding ceremony. Looking for more seclusion? The Washoe House is separated from the rest of the resort, offering the most privacy. The house also boasts a full kitchen, a spacious family room featuring a gas fireplace, a scenic picnic area and BBQ grill right on the shores of the lake. After you've settled into your comfortable accommodations, make sure to spend a few days on the water with the help of the on-site marina. Rent a speed boat for the day, and make sure to reserve a Ski Package (choice of either a waterski, tube, or wakeboard, one life vest, one wetsuit, rope and flag). If you are looking to explore the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe at a slightly slower speed, inquire about kayak and pedal boat rentals. If you prefer to stay on dry land, spend a day on the beach, or hike through miles of scenic trails. Your options are endless when you book your stay at Meeks Bay Resort & Marina!
7941 Emerald Bay Road Meeks Bay, CA 96142
The Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Carson Range make up the Lake Tahoe Basin. Some of the highest peaks of the basin are Freel Peak (10,891 feet), Monument Peak (10,067 feet), and Pyramid Peak (9,984 feet).
World famous Mackinaw trout can be caught from shore or you can inquire about full service charters from the marina. This species of fish can grow to 30 pounds or more, and the Lake Tahoe record for the Mackinaw trout is a 37-pound trophy caught in 1974.close
Cedar House Sport Hotel
The Cedar House Sport Hotel is your family winter wonderland getaway! Breathe in the fresh mountain air and admire the snow-crowned peaks at this outdoor oasis. An eclectic mix of contemporary luxury and organic comfort combine to form a truly unforgettable Lake Tahoe experience. The European-inspired rooms feature comforters imported from Germany and Egyptian cotton robes and towels. An array of amenities includes flat-screen televisions, and outdoor hot tub, free wireless internet, and cable television! Once you've settled in, set out for a mountain of fun. Cross country ski through the powdery white landscape, hit the slopes for some downhill skiing, or snowshoe through the pine-dotted wilderness. Once you've worked up an appetite, grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant Stella. Fun comes naturally at the Cedar House Sport Hotel!
10918 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA 96161
Cedar House Sport Hotel is dog friendly, so every member of the family is welcome here!
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Make your dream wedding a reality at this idyllic venue, which features year-round mountain beauty and outstanding culinary options!close
Tahoe City, California
Let Chinquapin in Tahoe City, California help you find the perfect rental for your next Lake Tahoe family vacation.
Chinquapin is 95 wooded acres along a mile of Lake Tahoe’s pristine shore. Secluded coves, sandy beaches, towering evergreens, and natural wildflowers reflect in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe, creating one of nature’s extraordinary sights. Chinquapin has a wide variety of townhomes and condominiums that can accommodate any size family. Between their one to five bedroom units, Chinquapin staff will help you choose from their lakefront, lake view, and forest view accommodations. Your family will find plenty to do in Taho City, including biking along the paved trail along the lake, skiing and snowboarding at world-class mountains, and enjoying four-star dining in town.
3600 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
The population of Tahoe City, CA is 1,557.
The elevation of Tahoe City, CA is 6,250.close
Whether you seek natural splendor or a wealth of supremely fun activities (and you probably seek both), Tahoe Getaway's is the place for your family's next vacation!
The friendly staff at Tahoe Getaways will be more than happy to help you find the rental of your family's dreams! Its extensive list of Tahoe rentals throughout North Tahoe and Truckee are the absolute cream of the crop, and you'll undoubtedly find one that fits your exact specifications. From there you'll have easy access to Tahoe's plethora of attractions and activities- skiing, shopping, and more! Or take it easy and go on a hike around the deep blue lake while marveling at the surrounding mountains and forests- it's all fair game!
10010 Church St, Truckee, CA 96161
Nearby Homewood Snowcat Adventures has access to over 750 acres of backcountry terrain on the flanks of Ellis Peak, above the resort’s traditional ski area boundary.
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.close
Pullen Rental Group
The best way to spend your Lake Tahoe vacation is with your own private home-away-from-home. Pullen Rental Group offers a wide selection of rentals to choose from including spacious lakefront homes that offer anywhere between one and eight bedrooms, perfect for families of all sizes. You'll love the beautiful lake or forest views and the abundance of onsite amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, game rooms, wireless internet, decks and outdoor grills! It's everything you need for a comfortable and convenient Lake Tahoe vacation. Of course, don't spend all your time indoors, not when there's so much waiting right outside! The beautiful Lake Tahoe area is brimming with adventures and recreation that's sure to appeal to everyone in your group. Hop aboard a boat and enjoy the cool breeze in your hair on a Lake Tahoe ride or fishing trip, or hit the local trails on a bike along beautiful Truckee River. Winter-lovers will find world-class skiing at five nearby resorts, too! There's always something to enjoy at this incredible location and Pullen Rental Group makes it easy to plan your next vacation!
12693 Parsenn Rd. Truckee, California 96161
Don't worry about leaving your four-legged friend back at home! Pullen Rental Group offers a selection of pet-friendly accommodations so every member of the family can enjoy a fun vacation together.
The DL Bliss and Sugar Pine Point State Park are perfect spots for a good hiking trip! There are also plenty of local trails for mountain biking as well.close
Camp Richardson Historic Resort
South Lake Tahoe, California
Four seasons of family fun abound at Camp Richardson Historic Resort! Cast a line with the kids at the onsite Lake Tahoe marina, hike through the tree-lined trails, or rent a boat and explore the shores. When the winter wonderland arrives, try cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and more. Grab a family meal at the onsite The Beacon Bar & Grill, which overlooks the sandy beach shores. A hotel and cabins both exude a rustic yet refined ambiance and feature log furniture and knotty pine interiors. King deluxe rooms can fit the whole family and provide gorgeous views of the California landscape. If you'd really like to rough it, set up a tent beneath the towering pines and breathe in the fresh air. And, you're never too far from the lakeside restaurant, general store, and ice cream parlor!
1900 Jameson Beach Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Embark on the spectacular Lake Tahoe boat cruise, which leaves every day during the summer months from the Marina at 1p.m. and 3:30 p.m. for a 1.5-hour cruise to Emerald Bay and back.
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Reserve a Richardson house family/corporate ski/board package, which accommodates up to 20 guests and is perfect for a family reunion!close
Tahoe Management Co.
Zephyr Cove, Nevada
Find four seasons of family fun at Tahoe Management Co. Your year-round stay is highlighted by a host of lodging options and beautiful scenery. Town homes on the private Pinewild Beach, condos near Heavenly Valley Ski lifts, and spacious stays in Tahoe Village let you customize your stay. Up to nine-bedroom homes are perfect for housing family reunions while condos have all the amenities for single family stays. Whirlpools, swimming pools, tennis courts, hot tubs, saunas, and more keep all ages entertained. When your family is ready for adventure, you need to go far to find fun. The sprawling Lake Tahoe is teeming with aquatic activities like parasailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, scuba diving, and more. When the winter wonderland arrives, carve up the slopes at the many nearby ski resorts, twist and turn through the landscape on a snowmobile, or soak in the scenery on a cross country skiing expedition. Head into town for a host of restaurants, shopping options, and casino options. Every season bursts with adventures for every age!
601 Hwy 50, PO Box 800, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Lake Tahoe covers 191square miles, meaning there is almost endless space for your family to enjoy a wealth of water sports!
Discover a slope for every member of the family at Heavenly Mountain Resort, which features a diverse variety of terrain on 97 runs and 30 lifts!close
Tahoe Signature Properties
Tahoe Signature Properties' wealth of diverse rentals can cater to your family's specific needs, whatever they might be!
Tahoe Signature Properties' staff in famous for their attention to detail and their superb hospitality. They'll go out of their way to anticipate your needs, listen to your requests, and always exceed your vacation expectations. Whether your family is four or forty, there's a rental that will fit you to a "t". From luxury lakefront rentals to mountainous ski cabins and chalets and everything in-between, you could spend hours perusing their catalog online. Take our word for it- when you stay with Tahoe Signature Properties, you certainly will never regret it!
11260 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
Lake Tahoe is 191.6 mi².
Lake Tahoe is estimated to be over two million years old.close
Brockway Springs Resort
Kings Beach, California
Plan your next Lake Tahoe family vacation on the North Side of the lake with the help of Brockway Springs Resort, and enjoy the most breathtaking lakefront vacation rentals and townhomes Lake Tahoe has to offer!
Brockway Springs Resort features one half mile of private North Lake Tahoe shoreline and a convenient location just minutes from the area's best ski resorts and golf courses, offering activities for all ages and all seasons for travel. Regardless of your travel party's size, Brockway Springs has a rental for your. Four-bedroom, three-bathroom units offer the peak of luxury with a unique decor, fully furnished kitchen, private deck, stone fireplace, and more. One-bedroom units are also available for smaller families and the occasional romantic rendezvous.
9200 Brockway Springs Drive Kings Beach, CA 96143
Brockway Springs Resort's convenient location puts you minutes from great golf opportunities at the following courses: Old Brockway Golf Course, Northstar Golf Course, Incline Golf Course, Tahoe Donner Golf Course, and Tahoe City Golf Course.
Lake Tahoe is truly a winter wonderland for travelers, offering an abundance of outdoor activities including downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more!close
Stay in Lake Tahoe
In North Lake Tahoe the fun isn't only for the adults! Stay in Lake is the perfect place to set up camp (metaphorically) while you explore the majesty of the area.
The beauty of Lake Tahoe can be enjoyed year round, and outside your North Lake Tahoe vacation rental you'll find plenty your whole family will enjoy. In the summertime grab a little relaxation with a beautiful lake view or play some horseshoes, volleyball, or frisbee. There's also outdoor movies, concerts, mini golf, nature programs, and so much more! Winter brings just as much to the table, with ski/snowboard programs, family adventures, or just resting by a crackling fire. No matter the day, there truly is something for the whole family!
PO Box 5518 Tahoe City, CA 96145
The North Lake Tahoe region has one of the highest concentration of winter resorts in the country. With eight major resorts to choose from, there is something for all levels and styles of skiing and snowboarding.
Shopping in Lake Tahoe is a great way to explore Lake Tahoes local charm. Truckee, Tahoe City and the resorts display local artists and commercial merchandise alike.close
Heavenly Valley Lodge
South Lake Tahoe, California
Located on the south side of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Valley Lodge is teeming with aquatic adventures! Sailing, swimming, and fishing are just out your door. And, these crystal clear waters provide such stunning scenery that you don't have to do a thing but enjoy the roaming waters. You'll have plenty of days to enjoy the lake, as the area receives more than 300 days of sunshine on an annual basis. Once the fluffy snow falls, you'll have easy access to Heavenly Ski Slopes, or you can take a short drive to other world-class facilities located in the Lake Tahoe Region. After fun-filled days enjoying the stunning natural splendor, retreat to the rustic cabin accommodations at Heavenly Valley Lodge. Many of these cabins feature cozy fireplaces, a kitchenette, and cable television. Some are pet friendly, so don't forget to bring your favorite four-legged friend along during your Tahoe family vacation. Every member of the family is welcome at Heavenly Valley Lodge!
1261 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
The Lake Tahoe region usually receives more than 300 days of sunshine each year, making it the premier four seasons family vacation!
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There are four outdoor sitting areas on the property that showcase the stunning scenery. The fire pit and flagstone patio area are perfect places to enjoy the views!close
Cedar Crest Cottages
Cedar Crest Cottages gives families an spectacular luxury destination surrounded by incomparable vistas of Lake Tahoe's West Shore. Your family will absolutely love it.
Whether your family is interested in relaxation or high-octane adventure, the Lake Tahoe area and Cedar Crest Cottages can accommodate you. Get out and do some hiking or skiing in the mountains and on the nearby trails, or stay in and enjoy a homemade meal and your cozy quarters. The luxurious bedrooms promote restful sleep and unbelievable comfort for each and every guest. All this will be facilitated by the charismatic onsite hosts, who also provide a range of distinctive services designed to create an effortless experience for every guest!
4815 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
Lake Tahoe is 191.6 mi².close