South Lake Tahoe Nevada Review - A Picturesque Feast for the Eyes

Where the sun shines over 300 days a year, South Lake Tahoe features an array of accommodations, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, skiing, snowboarding and more! What are you waiting for?

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Winter wonderland and a snowboarder going downhill

Snowmobiling at Zephyr Cove
Upon your visit to Tahoe you absolutely must go to Zephyr Cove and ride a snowmobile.  The brisk wind in your face and breathtaking views will make you want to take this ride over and over again.  Take a tour to the top of Tahoe—on the South Shore’s only lakeview trails. Snowmobiling at Lake Tahoe's Zephyr Cove Resort literally puts you on top of the world! Cruise over mountain meadows to peaks nearly 9,000 feet above sea level. Glide through towering pine and aspen…breathe in the fresh air, marvel at the amazing scenery.  Some of the sites are so beautiful that they are almost surreal, like a magical wonderland. 
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Getting ready to take off

Photos don't even capture the beauty and splendor of the snow and mountains, you must go and see it for yourself

Riding on a snowmobile on the mountains near South Lake Tahoe

My view while riding my ski-Doo snowmobile was breathtaking

Getting ready to take off into the mountains for a snowmobiling session

Thunderbird Lodge at Lake Tahoe
When visiting Tahoe do not miss out on the chance to tour the home of the wealthy yet eccentric Whittell family.  The Thunderbird Lodge is one of the last and best examples of a great residential estate on Lake Tahoe from the period in which prominent San Francisco society built homes on the lake. In addition to the main house, there is a Card House, Caretaker's Cottage, the Cook/Butler's House, an elephant garage, the Admiral's House, the Boathouse with adjoining 600' tunnel, and Gatehouse. The Thunderbird Lodge is an example of an approach to architectural design that is intended to be in harmony with its setting. The siting, design and materials of the buildings, landscape features, walls, paths and driveway are a result of this design philosophy. The Lodge represents a high level of expertise in building crafts, stone masonry, iron work and wood work. Examples of this craftsmanship are evident in the buildings, tunnel, walls, steps and fountains. The Lodge is also an example of the work of Frederic J. DeLongchamps, who served as Nevada's State Architect and was Nevada's most prominent architect of his era.
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The roof of the Thunderbird Lodge which was owned by the wealthy and eccentric Whittel family

Me, In the underground passage at the Thunderbird Lodge

Lunch is served: lakeside at the Thunderbird Lodge

Harrah’s Hotel and Casino Tahoe
Located near crystal clear waters and majestic mountains, Harrah's Lake Tahoe is a AAA Four-Diamond Award winning, 18-story hotel that is as impressive as the lake itself.  Harrah’s has over 532 award-winning guestrooms, eight exceptional restaurants, a magnificent swimming pool, luxurious spa and a first-rate casino.  With world-class amenities, gaming, shopping and entertainment, Harrah's Lake Tahoe is your perfect getaway.
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Harrah's in Tahoe

Borges Sleigh Rides
Don’t leave Tahoe without ending your trip with a relaxing horse sleigh ride through the snow, up a mountain, through the woods and back again.  Great for a group of friends or for a romantic ride for two.  History of Borges Sleigh Rides: For over 30 years, this Tahoe family has delighted visitors from around the world with history, fun and nostalgia.Sam and Rosie Borges started Borges Sleigh rides in 1968 with a horse named Little Joe, that was won in a raffle by one of their sons. Sam started building a sleigh using postcard and catalog photos; and with the suggestion of a neighbor started giving sleigh rides to visitors in the Park's meadow.
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Mr. Ed, the handsome horse who pulled our sled while everyone onboard sang "Jingle Bell Rock"

Sun goes down during a sleigh ride

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