Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it straddles the border of California and Nevada. Alpine lakes are found at elevations generally above 5,000 feet. Typically the water is much clearer than lakes at lower elevations due to the low water temperature which decreases the speed and amount of algae and moss growth. Lake Tahoe is also the second deepest lake in the USA trailing only Oregon's Crater Lake. The lake was formed about 2 million years ago as part of the Lake Tahoe Basin, with the modern extent being shaped during the ice ages. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe is right on the border of Stateline, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe, California. No matter the time of year, there is plenty to keep you busy. The Nevada side offers Vegas style casinos and entertainment. The California side, outdoor splendour. During the summer, hit the trails by bike or foot; explore by boat or simply relax in a seriously ‘away from it all’ setting. There are plenty of beachside restaurants, marinas and water fun with the most incredible backdrop of lake and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Get a bird’s eye view from The Gondola at Heavenly. Heavenly Ski Resort and Heavenly Village has plenty for skiers and those who prefer to do a spot of shopping or sip a little something whilst sitting in the sunshine or by a roaring fire. Winter is a skiers wonderland with slopes to tackle north and south, plus sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford