Lake Tahoe for generations has been Northern California’s favorite vacation spot. And why not? The largest alpine lake in North America is a scenic gem straddling two states and offering recreational opportunities that run the gamut from casino gambling on the Nevada side to wilderness getaways in almost any direction. People and pooches who love the great outdoors will find nothing else quite like it in terms of amenities, both natural and manmade. Whether you gravitate to four stars or consider it heavenly to sleep under the stars, you’re in business at Tahoe. The ski resorts on which the area’s national reputation is pinned are just a small part of the overall picture. Winter is the season that outsiders associate most with Tahoe, but for Northern California DogTrekkers, summer is the prime time to visit. In any season, your first glimpse of that broad sheet of blue will stop you—and Fido—in your tracks.
If you've never tried snowshoeing, what are you waiting for? And if you have? Well, like we said, what are you waiting for? more »
Wishy-washy about when to plan a dog-friendly winter getaway to Tahoe? Mark your calendar for March 1-10, when North Lake Tahoe SnowFest
is in process. This family-friendly series of events is the favorite winter week of the year for many locals and chock-full of activities ranging from tame (snow-queen pageant) to just plain wacky. (Human bowling, anyone?) more »
There’s nothing like an old-style cabin to impart a sense of place at Lake Tahoe. We have a few dog-friendly favorites, starting with Tahoma Meadows Bed & Breakfast Cottages
on Tahoe's West Shore, a semi-secret place that has developed a loyal following among outdoorsy couples and families traveling with their four-legged friends. more »
Anywhere there’s snow, you can snowshoe. Your hound, however, won’t float atop fresh powder like you do. He risks post-holing, floundering in tree wells or even breaking through a snow bridge and falling into an icy stream if you don’t have enough backcountry experience to recognize the hazards. more »
You spend a lot of time and gas money getting to Lake Tahoe, so why waste more circling for a place to park? During a winter like this one, the prime spots at snow-play areas are gone by 9 a.m….unless you’ve had the foresight to purchase a Sno-Parks permit. more »