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Stay with Inspirato on the northern shores of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. Our five-bedroom lakefront home, Sunset Point, overlooks Brockway Point, just one mile from Kings Beach and a half-mile from the casinos and restaurants on the Nevada side.
In the warmer months, enjoy fresh mountain air from the home’s furnished deck, featuring a gas fire pit, hot tub, and outdoor shower. When it’s colder, enjoy a prime ski location just 20 minutes from Northstar Ski Resort and 30–40 minutes from Squaw Valley Ski Resort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.