...and the living is easy!
Rafting on the Truckee River
River Rafting on the Truckee

Erin and I are skiers, so we bought here to be close to the slope, but the hidden surprise is what a wonderful spot this is in the summer. No matter how busy Lake Tahoe gets, up here, just 6 miles from Tahoe city, you find quiet and the sounds and the smell of the forest. Just out the door are hiking and Mountain bike trails which go for miles. A barbeque on the deck overlooking the mountains is a wonderful way to spend the evening.

Hiking at Alpine Meadows
Hiking the Five Lakes Basin Trail

Activities abound in the Summer

Truckee rafting pullout at River Ranch Lodge

Just a couple miles down the road is the Truckee River. Floating down the Truckee to the River Ranch is the best way to spend a relaxing afternoon. http://www.truckeeriverraft.com

Granite Cheif Wilderness



Alpine Meadows sits adjacent to the spectacular Granite Chief Wilderness area. The easy hike up the 2.5 mile trail to the Five Lakes Basin is a family favorite. From there you have access to the entire Granite Chief Wilderness and the Pacific Crest Trail.




One of the five lakes
One of the Five Lakes

Hidden at the bottom of the Alpine Meadows Road is the Alpine Springs Park, A private swimming Pond and tennis courts http://www.alpinesprings.org/park . Condo rental includes passes to
the park. There is also horseback riding at Alpine Meadows Stables (http://www.alpinemeadowsstables.com/home.html)Alpine Springs Park

And then there's Lake Tahoe!

A beach at Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor

Of course Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City sits just six miles away. Favorite locations are Tahoe City (We like to ride bikes down for breakfast) Sugar Pine State Park, the beach at Tahoe State Recreation Area, Dollar Point, Emerald Bay…There are endless cool spots and fun events at this truly magical location! Here are a couple...


Lake Tahoe Music Festival


The Lake Tahoe Music Festival. 2011 marks the 29th consecutive season of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival. Founded in 1982 by Edgar Braun, conductor of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Festival has grown in scope yearly with the dedication and involvement of many local residents and businesses. With its scenic venues, over 12,000 expected attendees and the diverse programming of each concert season, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival remains the largest summer cultural event benefiting the local communities and a major attraction throughout the West.

Or King's Beach Recreation Area. This is one of the best beaches for kids and families in North Lake Tahoe. Sandy beaches (which is sometimes hard to find in Tahoe), playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic tables, bbqs; this is the ultimate Lake Tahoe kids beach! We could go on and on, but the Tahoe Area speaks for itself, we hope you come and enjoy it.

King's beach recreation area at Lake Tahoe
King's Beach Recreation Area