Destination guide

You'll think you died and went straight to heaven

Set serenely on the south end of the largest, deepest alpine lake in the U.S., Heavenly Valley is a ski resort that attracts visitors on vacation getaways, romantic weekends, and family bonding sessions. The Sierra Nevada Mountains provide perfect, snowy slopes in winter, when you might spend more time on skis than on your own two feet. In spring, summer, and fall, they offer tidy campgrounds and every kind of hiking trail, where you'll snap photos of colorful wildflowers, and thank heaven for breathtaking views of the sparkling lake below.

Activities

Your family and the valley are a match made in heaven

You've come to a ski resort, but you can keep busy all year. The city of South Lake Tahoe has one of the best campsites around, and the resort itself offers a slew of family fun options, like its ropes course, zip lines, and climbing wall. You can even take a zip line tour of the area, taking in mountain and lake views while you glide through the air like a bird. In winter, there are the slopes, of course. Hit the powder and then take in the apres ski scene while you warm up fireside.

Weather

No fewer than 4 heavenly seasons in the valley

The highland climate that's home to your Heavenly Valley vacation rental means chilly winters and warm summers. In fact, despite the snow-blanketed slopes, South Lake Tahoe is most popular in summer, when temps hit the high 70s and occasionally 80s. You might luck out with a bargain price, especially after kids go back to school in late fall or after skiers check out in early spring. In winter, low temps sink to the teens but highs stay in the 40s. You can rely on frequent snowfall without freezing your fingers off.

Natural features

Hike up the Sierras and start knockin' on heaven's door

There are plenty of natural wonders to goggle at in the immediate vicinity of your Heavenly Valley vacation rental, so you better get cracking. You can start at the Heavenly Village transit center, where eco-exhibits educate grown-ups and kids alike on nearby hiking trails and wildlife. Then set off on the Tahoe Rim Trail, where wildflowers bloom through spring and summer, and where you'll be treated to views of the Sierra Nevadas and the sparkling lake below. Guided hikes will help you identify local flora and fauna. Keep your eye out for Canada geese, falcons, and blackbirds.

Where to stay around Heavenly Valley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,958 vacation rentals near Heavenly Valley. From 1,074 Houses to 207 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Heavenly Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Heavenly Valley?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Heavenly Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lake Tahoe: 6,416 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe City: 2,895 vacation rentals
  • Truckee: 3,686 vacation rentals
  • North Lake Tahoe: 2,970 vacation rentals
  • Incline Village: 2,043 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Heavenly Valley! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Heavenly Valley?

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

  • Tahoe City: 2,895 rentals
  • Truckee: 3,686 rentals
  • Incline Village: 2,043 rentals
  • Kings Beach: 3,005 rentals
  • Tahoma: 3,090 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Heavenly Valley?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Heavenly Valley are:

  • Carson City, NV (CSN): 1,555 vacation rentals
  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL): 2,805 vacation rentals
  • Minden, NV (MEV-Minden-Tahoe): 2,278 vacation rentals

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