Maybe you knew about these dog-friendly South Shore options—or maybe not. All are worth checking out next time you visit with your four-legged friend.
1) For the first time in several years, there’s been enough snow at lake level for Borges Sleigh Rides to offer excursions “over the river and through the woods” for amazing views of Lake Tahoe. Leashed pets are welcome aboard the sleighs so long as they don’t interfere in other passengers’ fun (alternatively, you can book a private ride.)
2) Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery opened in early January in an untouristy location at 3350 Sandy Way, behind the DMV on Highway 50. It’s the fourth craft brewery on South Shore and specializes in types of beers the others aren’t touching, such as sours, seasonals, barrel aged and fruit-infused. A big dog-friendly patio will open come spring. If you visit on a wintry day and it’s not crowded, ask if your dog can join you in the tasting room.
3) The Village at Heavenly, which has served as the de facto “downtown” for the tourist trade since it opened a decade ago, is a very dog-friendly place. In winter, your four-legged friend can join you around one of several fire pits that draw crowds at the end of the ski day; at an outdoor table at ever-popular Base Camp Pizza Co.; or at other venues that spill outside when weather permits. Leash up and check it out!