Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

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Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

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Tahoe has the Keys to my heart

Perched on South Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Keys is a small lakeside community with 11 miles of inland waterways. Get your Lake Tahoe getaway off to a great start by booking a Tahoe Keys vacation rental right on the waterfront. Its central location means it's easy to get your toes wet. Take a boat out, go fishing or just relax with an ice cream on its private beach. There's also a kids' playground, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool for the community. Come winter, it's the key to snow heaven as the gateway to Heavenly Ski Resort.

Lake Tahoe also has the Keys to success

Tahoe Keys is a year-round community. In winter, it's the domain of the ski set, but in the summer, life revolves around the lake. Many Tahoe Keys vacation rentals have direct lake access and docks that attract watersports fans. Try waterskiing or paddleboarding, or book a fishing trip and haul up some lake perch for supper. Tahoe Keys has a pair of private beaches, which are reached by walking or cycling along the scenic nature trail. After dark, kick back on the deck with a cold brew and watch the sun set over Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe definitely has the Keys to Heavenly's Pearly Gates

But Tahoe Keys is not just a fairweather friend. The lakeside community is just 6 miles from Heavenly Ski Resort, which straddles the California-Nevada border. Boasting over 97 runs and 30 lifts, it's one of the region's top snow sports centers. Heavenly's aerial tram climbs 2,000 feet up the mountain and has magnificent sweeping views of the High Sierra mountain range and the glittering waters of Lake Tahoe. It's open all year round. You could also nip into the Olympic Museum at High Camp, which celebrates the 1960 Winter Olympics, which took place here.

From frosty toes to sizzling sun in Tahoe Keys

South Lake Tahoe is a popular year-round destination. Blessed with the best of the weather, the summer months see dry days and plenty of sunshine, with temperatures up to the 90s. In winter, when the mercury drops like a hot bun, the ski resorts benefit from more than 200 inches of snow. The busiest months are July and August, when Tahoe Keys vacation rentals can get snapped up in advance. The shoulder seasons of fall and spring are also attractive times of the year to visit, but there is a chill in the air, so pack an extra layer.

Tahoe, Tahoe, it's off to hike I go

Tahoe Keys sits on the southern shores of Lake Tahoe and is a 6-mile drive from Heavenly Ski Resort. There are plenty of outdoor attractions away from the lake and the mountains. The Washoe Meadows State Park lies 6 miles south of Tahoe Keys. During the spring and summer it's a popular spot for hikers and bikers who come to conquer its many woodland trails. Rich in wildlife, you may come across black bear, pine martens, and the American bald eagle. In winter, the park draws the snow crowd who come for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.