Destination guide

The skiing and boating paradise that is Tahoe City

Lake Tahoe has long been synonymous with skiing, and Tahoe City is no exception. If it involves snow, you can likely do it in Tahoe City. With distinct traces of incense and tye-dye that may leave you feeling like you stepped back into the 60s, the vibrant downtown area has no shortage of charm, amenities, or activities to make your stay at your Tahoe City vacation rental a memorable one. In the warmer months when snow is in short supply, vacationers flock to the shores of Lake Tahoe for every water activity imaginable.

Things to do

Ski, sun, and fun in Tahoe City

When it comes to the best skiing in the United States, Lake Tahoe is consistently near the top of the list. A stone's throw from top-notch ski resorts like Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City is a mecca for skiers and snowboarders from around the world who come for the adrenaline rush and stay for the après-ski. The fun doesn't stop when the snow melts, with sunshine and outdoor concerts at Commons Beach. For year-round, jaw-dropping panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, nothing beats a ride up the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley.


Whether on snow or water, Tahoe City has it all

Snow is king in Tahoe City, with some of the country's best skiing and snowboarding on your doorstep. Within 20 minutes of leaving your Tahoe City vacation rental, you can be blazing down the slopes of top ski resorts like Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Those who are less athletically inclined are also in luck, because the après-ski options are just as enticing, only without the cold and slush. The summer sunlight has outdoor enthusiasts trading in their snow skis for water skis, with Lake Tahoe offering everything from boating to outdoor beachfront concerts in the warmer months.


Tahoe City's snowy mountain winters and sunny lake summers

The mountains of Tahoe City bring chilly winters and blazing summers. Averaging about 170 inches of snow each year, the long ski season typically lasts from November to March or even April, making the entire colder half of the year popular with snow bunnies and ski lovers. The only thing hotter than the skiing is the summer sun. Lakefront properties are in high demand during the warm summer months of July and August, so try to book your Tahoe City vacation rentals early to get in on the best views.

Natural features

A mountain and lake paradise in Tahoe City

Perched on the northern shores of Lake Tahoe at the mouth of the Truckee River, Tahoe City is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true. With the glittering waters of Lake Tahoe on one side, and the soaring peaks of the Lake Tahoe Basin on the other, the geographically diverse Tahoe City area offers changes in scenery at every turn, and is home to an abundance of plants and wildlife. Plenty of hiking trails take you through picturesque forests and streams, allowing you to soak up all the nature and fresh air you could ever want.

How to get there

How to get to and around Tahoe City

The nearest airport is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), located 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 20.7 mi (33.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Tahoe City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,954 vacation rentals near Tahoe City. From 1,445 Houses to 316 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tahoe City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Tahoe City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tahoe City:

  • Dollar Point: 749 vacation rentals
  • Lake Forest: 352 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Tavern: 160 vacation rentals
  • Talmont: 162 vacation rentals
  • Comstock Acres: 127 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tahoe City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tahoe City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • North Lake Tahoe Visitors and Convention Bureau: 3,977 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe City Marina: 5,600 vacation rentals
  • Granlibakken Resort Ski Area: 5,718 vacation rentals
  • Commons Beach Park: 5,585 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park: 5,733 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tahoe City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tahoe City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,445 Houses in Tahoe City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tahoe City include:

  • Cabins: 316 rentals available
  • Cottages: 316 rentals available
  • Chalets: 27 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tahoe City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,192 vacation rentals with pool available in Tahoe City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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