Zephyr Cove, NV, USA

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Zephyr Cove, NV, USA

Zephyr Cove vacation rentals

Zephyr Cove–a miniature town with major appeal

Set on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, this tiny resort town packs a punch. Bathed in sunshine year-round, with warm summers and snowy winters, a Zephyr Cove vacation rental is the perfect destination in any season. The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for water sports and boat rides. Once the air turns cold, trade your fishing poles for ski poles and hit the slopes or the snowmobile trails. When the great outdoors has finally tuckered you out, there’s always a family-friendly tour available at one of the area’s historic sites.

More than a zillion things to do in Zephyr Cove

The town is so petite, you’ll be within 2 miles of the lakeshore no matter where your Zephyr Cove vacation rental sits. The white sandy beaches are perfect for sunbathing and volleyball. Travelers can try parasailing, rent jet skis, or board a pontoon or fishing boat at the Zephyr Cove Marina. In the colder months, the nearest ski resort is just a 10-minute drive away, and snowmobiling tours leave right from Zephyr Cove and take you 9,000 feet above sea level. There’s enough adventure for the whole family, and enough stunning views for the ideal romantic getaway.

Have a zest for days gone by? Zephyr Cove has you covered

A trip to the Tallac Historic Site offers a chance to learn about the Washoe Native American tribe, the first settlers in the area, and to stroll the grounds on the estate of Elias “Lucky” Baldwin, a 19th-century California pioneer. Kids will love the interactive cooking class, where they can explore the estate’s 1920s-era kitchen and bake Jazz Age recipes from scratch. If you’re booking your Zephyr Cove vacation rental in August, you’re particularly lucky. The Gatsby Festival takes place every year and features vintage car shows, live music, and children’s games inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel.

Snow, sun, and springtime–find a zephyr for all seasons

The highland climate that’s home to your Zephyr Cove vacation rental means chilly winters and beach-perfect summers. Temperatures hover around the 80s in July and August and sink into the teens in December, and vacationers can always count on snow. With the reliably sunny weather, it’s no wonder travelers flock to the area all year long. Remember that Zephyr Cove is the size of an adorable postage stamp, so it’s best to find your dream vacation rental early. and if you’re looking for a quieter stay try the spring and fall.

Giddyup cowboy and take in the view in Zephyr Cove

It might seem impossible to take in all the glorious vistas in the area, but a guided horseback trail ride is a good place to start. Visitors can amble over scenic trails shadowed by pine trees and take in views of the crystal-blue lake and the impressive Sierra Nevadas. The Castle Rock trailhead is less than 20 minutes away by car and offers an array of wildflowers blossoming from March through October. Bring your binoculars if you’re keen to spot a feathered friend; if you're lucky you might see Canada geese, falcons and blackbirds.