Of course, the ski scene is the main event at Lake Tahoe, but even those who haven’t mastered the bunny slopes can appreciate the overwhelming beauty and inspiration of getting back to nature in these stunning surroundings. Whether you take your trip in the winter or wait until things thaw out a bit, there’s a ton to take in at Tahoe…
Where To Stay
Lake Tahoe is synonymous with cabin living, but that doesn’t mean that “roughing it” needs to be on the menu. This modern, amenity-packed lodge is the epitome of Instagrammable, with its iconic A-frame silhouette, midcentury-mountain design scheme, and breathtaking views. Apres-ski is a no-brainer with the hot tub and sleek gas fireplace.
If luxury accommodations are more your speed, stay at the Ritz for ski-in/ski-out ease and ultra-indulgent spa treatments. The hotel’s scenic perch is nothing short of stunning, and you can take it all in from the slopes (or from the massage table, if you prefer).
For an offbeat boutique experience, the Coachman Hotel is a high-design haven for the hipster set. With an onsite bar and coffee bar, in-room Malin + Goetz toiletries, a fire pit, a pool for the summer, and plenty of space to just chill, it’s just the spot for a lowkey getaway any time of year.
Where To Eat
Whether you drop in for a burst of energy in the form of a breakfast burrito before hitting the slopes, or opt to recover from a long day of exploring with a drink (or three), this laid-back mainstay’s emphasis on ultra-fresh ingredients makes it a favorite spot.
This chic yet understated establishment is voted one of the best in the area, year after year, and it’s easy to see why. From posh pear and burrata salads to Thai-inspired red curry and lime mussels, their menu crisscrosses the globe in the best way to satisfy any hankering.
Where To Shop
Bespoke’s emphasis on “slow” fashion and homewares makes it a must-shop in our books. There’s something for everyone tucked away in this expertly curated shop, ranging from new to vintage and local artisanal finds. Expect to discover your new favorite jewelry designer, a holy-grail lip balm, or the perfect indie magazine to read by the fireplace here.