Quality Inn & Suites Heavenly Village Area
3838 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 541-5400
Fax: (530) 541-7170
To enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe from a different perspective, take a cruise on the Tahoe Queen. The three deck, 500 passenger paddlewheeler cruises the scenic south shore and Emerald Bay. A portion of the vessel has a glass bottom for viewing the mysteries of the deep. For a romantic evening, the Dinner Dance Cruise offers complimentary champagne and live music; discounts are available for seniors. Lunch is available for an extra charge. Departure times vary with the season, call ahead for schedule and reservations.
For an exhilarating experience, try the gondola ride. The ride lasts for about 12 minutes, taking you over two miles (three kilometers) up the mountain. As you travel look out the windows for an amazing view of the ground far below. Make sure you get out at mid-station deck at an elevation of 9123 feet (2781 meters) where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Tahoe basin. At the very top you can enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant while looking out at the breathtaking view. Hiking trails are available if you are feeling adventuresome and energetic. The gondola can hold up to eight people, so this is the perfect ride for the whole family.
Stateline Brewery & Restaurant is brewery and a restaurant, located between the casinos at Stateline and Heavenly's Gondola. It is a great place for families and friends to enjoy delicious sandwiches and burgers after a long ski trip at Heavenly Mountains. The ambience here is friendly and inviting and you can rely on their servers for suggestions on meals as well as beers. The spacious restaurant accommodates a large brewery and also has a banquet for private parties. They also house a souvenir store.
The Brewery At Lake Tahoe, as the name suggests is a brewery located near Heavenly that is known for its selection of local craft beers and ales. They also serve food and are popular for their scrumptious burgers, pizzas and innovative dips, all of which is served generously. After a day on the slopes, food and beer can be enjoyed on their extended patio or near the fireplace.
This facility is one of the most popular and beautiful golf courses in northern Nevada. It is the home of the American Celebrity Golf Championship held annually in July. Tee times are extremely hard to come by, but worth the trouble to play this marvelous and challenging course. The par-72 golf venue is rated in the "Top 100" in the country By Golf Digest and the most difficult in Nevada.
Mark Twain once described Lake Tahoe region as "... surely the fairest picture the whole earth affords." Indeed, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit offers tourists a great opportunity to explore the beautiful river's basin and its breathtaking landscape. Spread over a land area of more than 150,000 acres (60702 hectares),the land around Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is home to biking and hiking trails, pristine beaches, wonderful recreation spots like riding stables and campgrounds and wilderness regions. Adventure lovers can indulge in cycle tours, horseback rides, wildlife views and off-roading activities. Several camping locations are also present here and offer a rejuvenating escape from the city's traffic and perennial congestion. Steeped in history, the ruins of the remodeled estates are visited by several tourists who look to go down the memory lane of Tahoe's bygone times.
Standing as a testimonial to the wealthy are the beautiful estates of the Baldwin, Pope and Heller families. These summer get-aways for the upper crust were built at the turn of the 20th century. Dextra Baldwin built his estate in 1921. The museum inside houses Washoe Indian artifacts and Baldwin family exhibits. The Pope estate is now an interpretive center offering historic tours and a living history program in the summer. The Heller, or Valhalla estate, built in 1924, was the summer stomping grounds of the rich and famous. Appointments are necessary to visit the homes, but admission is free. Plays, Indian celebrations and other events are also presented at the site. Call for more information.
Hot mineral pools, freshwater swimming pool, saunas, steam and weight rooms, and tennis.
Genoa Town Park is one place your children will never get bored at. With around 3 levels of fun and leisure activities and a sprawling play zone for children, you and your family can spend a leisurely afternoon lounging around. Attend fun events like the Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire that has been an annual tradition, where the ladies of the town take it upon themselves to make candy and fudge and hold a dance to raise money for street lights. They got their lights, and the event was such a success that it has continued ever since. Come, join the fun!
Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight began building her estate in 1928 with as many as 200 workers employed to carve intricate designs by hand; the hinges were hand-forged as well. Two of the most unusual aspects of the castle are the sod roof and the fact that much of the house was built without benefit of nails or other fasteners. The castle contains many fine examples of Scandinavian furnishings and antiques. This site is accessed from Emerald Bay State Park, also known as the D.L. Bliss State Park.
This wonderful day-use facility is located just south of the Cave Rock tunnel. The name originated from a series of small caves that had been cut away on the west side of the mountain when the lake elevation was 140 feet higher than it is today. This took place during the last Ice Age. The boat ramp makes the lake accessible for watercraft of all sizes. You will find all the comforts necessary to make it an enjoyable outing including restrooms, picnic tables complete with fire pits and barbecues, a small beach and spectacular views. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept leashed.
Spooner Summit is a hill that is part of the Lake Tahoe State Park on the Nevada side. Mainly used in winter by skiing enthusiasts, this summit provides one with panoramic views of the lake, and being an unmaintained part of the park, one can ski on untouched slopes. It is also popular as a sledding and snowboarding spot. In the summers, one can take the trail going up to the summit to just savor the beautiful views all around.