Active lifestyle lodging: Truckee’s Cedar House and Tahoe’s Cedar Crest Cottages

IN OUR GRANDPARENTS’ DAYS, the “grand dames” defined America’s hotel business. Nowadays, active lifestyle hotels are becoming more popular, thanks to the rise in millennial travel. The hotels have European flair and offer innovative food, the latest in technology and locally inspired experiences — from hiking and kayaking to hands-on cooking classes. “It’s a huge [...]

Things to do on Tahoe’s West Shore this summer

THE WEST SHORE OF LAKE TAHOE was home to the S.S. Tahoe, a famous steamship that opened the area to tourism in 1900. It was home to the rustically elegant Tahoe Tavern, whose passengers arrived by train from San Francisco after a stopover in Truckee.
The West Shore hosted the Nordic trails in the 1960 Winter [...]

California Mille race to pass through Sierra foothills, Tahoe on April 27-May 4

The 24th running of the California Mille, a motoring tribute to Italy’s most-famous open road race, the Mille Miglia (thousand mile), will begin with a free car show atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill on April 27 followed by a four-day, thousand-mile back roads adventure.
Some 77 entrants from four foreign countries and 14 U.S. states will [...]

Tahoe’s West Shore: A magical escape

LAKE TAHOE’S SERENE WEST SHORE HAS star power going back to 1951, when it was the backdrop for A Place in the Sun, starring Elizabeth Taylor. “Every time you leave me for a minute, it’s like goodbye,” Liz whispers to her lover, Montgomery Clift, from the archway of a lakefront estate.
Though the rest of Lake [...]

Tahoe’s West Shore: Unspoiled beauty

IMAGINE KAYAKING OR PADDLE BOARDING OVER sparkling blue water, and hiking or biking along a pine- covered path by the shoreline.
Or waking up in a cabin or lodge to the sound of birds and fresh smell of pine trees. Lodges, with old-world names such as Granlibakken, also have a sparkling swimming pool and tennis [...]