Heavenly Valley, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

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Heavenly Valley, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

Heavenly Valley vacation rentals

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.

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.

It's only 2.4 miles from Heavenly Valley to seventh heaven

The two most magnificent attractions near your Heavenly Valley vacation rental weren't made by man, but we humans have contributed a few things to help you enjoy the shimmering lake and purple mountains. The resort offers rides in the Heavenly Mountain Gondola, which takes you on a 2.4 mile trip to panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. The South Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Museum is devoted to the study and preservation of the areas history. Exhibits tell the story of the earliest Native American settlers, European pioneers, and Pony Express stations.

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.

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.