Lake Tahoe, California

Choose from two Inspirato homes on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. Both homes offer easy access to numerous ski resorts and countless outdoor adventures. Our five-bedroom lakefront home, Sunset Point, overlooks Brockway Point, just one mile from Kings Beach on the northern shore, and a half-mile from the casinos and restaurants on the Nevada side. Enjoy fresh mountain air from the home’s furnished deck, featuring a fire pit, hot tub, and outdoor shower.

On the western shores of Lake Tahoe you’ll find Blackwood—a stately four-bedroom home just steps from the shores of Hurricane Beach. Inside, enjoy epic views of sparkling Lake Tahoe; outside, bathe in forest views as you soak in the hot tub on the home’s private deck.

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The largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe—surrounded by the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas about 200 miles northeast of San Francisco—offers year-round outdoor recreation. In the summer, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, and mountain biking are popular pastimes. Head to nearby Reno, which bills itself as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” to hop between restaurants, bars, and casinos.

In the winter, visit nearby Northstar Ski Resort for beginner-friendly terrain or Squaw Valley Ski Resort for an expansive resort with dozens of trails. Not in the mood to ski? The Squaw Valley Cable Car whisks passengers 2,000 feet up the mountain to High Camp, where you can grab lunch and soak up panoramic Tahoe views.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • Average High Temperature
    39°F Winter/77°F Summer
  • Closest Big City
    Reno, Nevada
  • Base Elevation
    6,250 feet
  • Car Recommended?
    Yes

Destination Highlights


  • Vikingsholm

    Discover Vikingsholm, Tahoe’s hidden castle on the south side of the lake, tucked within scenic Emerald Bay State Park. The Scandinavian-inspired estate can be reached via a 1-mile hike or by boat; it’s open daily for tours in the summer.

  • Picnic Rock Hike

    Hike a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail—which circumnavigates the lake’s shoreline—on this 3-mile, round-trip hike, which takes trekkers to a rocky outcropping with a scenic lake vista.

  • Boating on the Lake

    One of the best ways to explore the lake is by boat. Rent a powerboat or pontoon boat from one of the lakeside marinas, or opt to go motor-free with a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Lake Tahoe Vacation

    Overall, Tahoe's weather is clear and beautiful, with low humidity and close to 300 days of sunshine per year. Summer temperatures often reach the mid- to high 70s, while winter months see temperatures dip into the 20s and 30s. Winter storms can roll in from late September through May, due to Lake Tahoe’s elevation at 6,250 feet.

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Map of Lake Tahoe, California

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