Destination guide

Zephyr Cove _ it'll be a breeze

Beside the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove is a small mountain town known for its lakefront beaches, year-round resorts, and abundant hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Water activities are a major draw, and you'll find everything from fishing and kayaking to parasailing and steamboat cruises. Camping and hiking are popular, and the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail boasts soaring peaks and scenic lake views. Your central Zephyr Cove vacation rental will put you close to local landmarks like Heavenly Mountain Resort, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and the Vikingsholm Castle.

Things to do

Zephyr Cove _ a zillion things to do

If you're looking for a unique perspective on Lake Tahoe's sparkling waters, look no further than Lake Tahoe Cruises. The Zephyr Cove-based outfitter offers regular outings on a Mississippi-style steamboat with a paddle wheel, including daytime and sunset cruises. There are a number of high-end casinos in nearby Stateline, but Harrah's Lake Tahoe takes the cake _ it's got several restaurants and bars, and you'll find live entertainment almost every night of the week. Or you can tour the quirky Vikingsholm Castle _ the Scandinavian-style mansion was built in 1929, and tours of the 38-room property are offered regularly.

Activities

Zephyr Cove _ have your lake and hike it, too

Grab your kayak, hiking shoes, and sunscreen _ Zephyr Cove is an outdoor lover's dream come true. Right alongside the wooded shores of Lake Tahoe, you'll want to take in everything this scenic waterway has to offer. Kayaking, boating, and parasailing are popular, while the warm summer weather ensures that sunbathers will have plenty to do. Looking for a drier activity? The nearby Tahoe Rim Trail offers 165 miles of alpine hiking trails, while dedicated thrillseekers can find skydiving, bungee jumping, and rock climbing. The area's many ski resorts offer exceptional skiing and snowboarding during the winter months, too.

Weather

Seasonal, sensational Zephyr Cove

Zephyr Cove has a dry-summer continental climate, which means summers are warm and dry, while winters are cold and snowy. The mild summers see little or no rain, and average highs hover around 77_F in July and August. Winters are decidedly chilly, with plenty of snowfall and average lows around 20_F in December, January, and February. Since summer and winter activities around Lake Tahoe are equally popular, you'll find that prices for Zephyr Cove vacation rentals tend to stay about the same from one season to the next.

Natural features

Mountains of fun in Zephyr Cove

A beach town and a mountain town, Zephyr Cove is the best of both worlds. You'll find plenty of activities on Lake Tahoe during the warm summer months, while the surrounding slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains offer hiking trails and campsites, as well as skiing and snowboarding during the cold winter months. The area is home to a wide array of wildlife, including black bears, beavers, and several species of birds. Your Zephyr Cove vacation rental will put you right in the middle of a unique outdoor playground.

Where to stay around Zephyr Cove?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,130 vacation rentals near Zephyr Cove. From 1,130 Houses to 383 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Zephyr Cove for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Zephyr Cove?

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

  • Lake Tahoe: 6,734 vacation rentals
  • California: 52,807 vacation rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,741 vacation rentals
  • Truckee: 3,937 vacation rentals
  • Incline Village: 2,214 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Zephyr Cove! 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 Zephyr Cove?

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 Zephyr Cove:

  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,741 rentals
  • Truckee: 3,937 rentals
  • Incline Village: 2,214 rentals
  • Tahoe City: 3,077 rentals
  • Kings Beach: 3,214 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 Zephyr Cove?

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

  • Carson City, NV (CSN): 1,622 vacation rentals
  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL): 2,887 vacation rentals
  • Minden, NV (MEV-Minden-Tahoe): 2,353 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Zephyr Cove?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Zephyr Cove. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sand Harbor: 4,679 rentals
  • Emerald Bay State Park: 2,291 rentals
  • Lakeside Beach: 3,511 rentals
  • Heavenly Village: 1,979 rentals
  • Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course: 4,278 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zephyr Cove listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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