Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

How to get to and around Zephyr Cove

The nearest airport is in Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), located 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), which is 24.4 mi (39.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,369 vacation rentals near Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village. From 273 Cabins to 1,323 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village?

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 Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village:

  • Round Hill Village: 891 vacation rentals
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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village?

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  • Zephyr Cove Beach: 4,575 vacation rentals
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Can I rent Cabins in Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village?

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  • Chalets: 33 rentals available

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Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village?

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