Check out www.tahoesouth.com – you’ll get a feel for the events, restaurants, night clubs etc that are in the immediate area
Stand Up Paddle Board – The calm waters of Lake Tahoe are ideal for SUP adventures! Either rent or bring your own for a unique experience of the lake.
Kayak – Go where the boats can’t with a kayak. Guided kayak tours are available by appointment, or if you’re confident in your personal navigation abilities, rent one and go exploring!
Beach fun – Any of the numerous beaches along the shores of the lake offer respite from the hustle and bustle of the casinos. Bring a towel for lounging, and take a dip in the crystal clear water.
Tahoe Rim Trail – This is an entire network of trails in the region. One of the closest points you can connect with it is at the Stagecoach Lift at Heavenly about a mile from the house. There are several options at the trail head, we recommend heading to the right hand trail. It will take you up and around the mountain and you’ll have plenty of options along the way. For hiking we have bear bells hanging on the key keeper next to the front door – take them and tie them to your packs – we’ve only seen a bear twice. Both times it was near the house vs on the trails. Also pack some water, even though the weather is cool, you’re at altitude and will need hydration.
Spooner Lake – If the weather is nice, you can go here to mountain bike (they have rentals on site) or hike. If there is snow, you can go here to snow shoe. You can choose both guided and unguided outings.
Emerald Bay – One of the most scenic views in all of Lake Tahoe. Accessible via car or watercraft. In good weather you can enjoy the view and then walk across the road to hike either fallen leaf lake or falls. It’s great to pack in a picnic and lounge at the crown of the falls.
Edgewood Golf Club – Home of the celebrity / pro / am – great mountain course abutting the lake. Amazing views – greens fees vary.
State Parks – Use this as a resource for all area state parks.
Rubicon Trail – Outdoor lovers should definitely take a day trip and explore this trail with spectacular view of the lake.
Squaw Valley – A bit of a drive, but Squaw offers skiing, hiking and a quaint village full of boutiques and restaurants. It was the location of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and the olympic village is worth a peek.