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Things to do in August at Lake Tahoe

Live music. Craft beer. Yoga. History. There are so many things to do in August at Lake Tahoe, you may have to extend your stay to see it all! Check out some of these events and happenings this August at Tahoe.   6 Days per Week through September High Notes Various Locations Who doesn’t love free live music? Bring your blanket or low-backed chair and enjoy live music in an unmatched setting at Lake Tahoe this summer.   July 8–August 27 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Sand Harbor, NV Unforgettable is really the only way to describe The Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor. Enjoy a play by The Bard with a backdrop that can’t be beat. Enjoy unique interpretations of some of Shakespeare’s best work in an unparalleled setting.     Thursdays 8AM-1PM May 8–October 12 Tahoe City Farmer’s Market Tahoe City, CA Shop for locally grown produce, meats, and locally produced honey, baked goods, and products at Tahoe City’s Farmer’s Market on Thursday mornings. Bring back your haul to The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, where all of our rooms feature fully-equipped kitchens. Thursdays June 8–August 17 Truckee Thursdays Truckee, CA Local artisans, arts and crafts, kid-friendly activities, and tasty local food. […]

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Paddlefest 2017

Get 10% Off Our Best Available Rates When You Book During Paddlefest 2017. The world’s longest inland paddleboard race is on tap as part of the second annual “Tahoe Vista Paddlefest” September 8 – 10, 2017.  It’s the finale of the Tahoe Cup Paddle Racing Series wrapped with family-focused events, music, and many more health and wellness activities at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista, CA. “In the true essence of its title, this is a festival filled with paddleboard races as well a variety of accompanying activities on our beach for three full-days of family fun,” said festival organizer and host Alex Mourelatos, General Manager of Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. The schedule includes “Wild Woman Project” on September 8, “The Butterfly Effect” on September 9, and the finale of “Tahoe Vista Paddlefest” on September 10 with the 22-mile long “Tahoe Cup” paddleboard race followed by beachfront festivities. The festival starts on Friday, September 8 with “The Wild Woman Project.” The full day of activities will include a variety of in-depth woman-focused paddleboard clinics to build skills and personal confidence. The Project open to all ages and paddleboard abilities. Complementing this celebration of enjoying and living a healthy lifestyle, the festival […]

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Where to Watch Fireworks Lake Tahoe

4th of July in Tahoe is a truly incredible experience. The small towns bustle with activity, the weather is gorgeous, and of course, there are firework shows all around the lake. Here are a few of our favorite places to watch the fireworks at Lake Tahoe: The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge Yep, shameless plug. Our private beach and pier offer great views of the fireworks shows around the lake. Grab a drink and make some popcorn in your very own cabin, and the beach and pier is just steps from your door. The Kings Beach fireworks are the closest to the Franciscan, but the Tahoe City, Zephyr Cove, Incline Village, and South Lake Tahoe fireworks can also be viewed from our beach and pier. July 1-2: Northstar Beerfest and Bluegrass Festival, Truckee, CA Head up to the Northstar Village for craft brew tasting, pairing, and live music on 4th of July Weekend. Kid-friendly activities are available, and the Brewmaster’s Dinner on July 2nd offers craft beer pairings and a 5-course meal. July 1-3: Red White and Tahoe Blue Celebration, Incline Village, NV Free music, a street marketplace and fair, and plenty of activities for families–Incline Village goes all out with their […]

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Buoy Rentals at Lake Tahoe

Guests at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge get $25/day Buoy Rentals. Lake Tahoe is an amazing place to experience by land, but it may be even more stunning to experience by water. The lake is about 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, a total of 191 square miles to explore. There are many coves, beaches, and vistas along the shoreline that are inaccessible by car or by foot, but will be yours to enjoy by boat. The waters are so clear and stunning, you can see down about 67 feet most days. It is truly a boaters’ paradise. Take your next getaway up a notch when you bring your boat to The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our buoy rentals are just $25 for lodging guests. The boat launch is located next door, and opened for the season last weekend. Our private pier is perfect for unloading and loading up your friends, family, and a picnic as you set out for a day in the sun. Our cabins and hotel rooms are also conveniently located, making accessing your watercraft a breeze. The lakefront cabins and hotel rooms are located right on the private beach, you’ll get a great view of not only the […]

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Springtime Activities at Tahoe

The spring season might be Tahoe’s best kept secret. Beautiful, long days, fewer crowds, and an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife are some of the highlights of this season. When you stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge’s Tahoe beachfront hotel, there are endless opportunities for enjoying this gorgeous season. Looking for something to do this spring? Here are a few ways that you can enjoy your Tahoe Vista getaway this spring:   Farmers’ Markets: Spring means fresh fruit and veggies! Both Truckee and Tahoe City host weekly farmers’ markets featuring local artisans, food trucks, and fresh veggies and fruits Boating: The Franciscan offers $25/day buoy rentals to lodging guests all summer long! Our buoys are in for the year, and boating Lake Tahoe is a great way to explore areas of Tahoe unreachable by car or by foot. The Franciscan’s location as a Tahoe beachfront hotel makes it easy for you to launch and store your boat while you stay. Ski: Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows has big plans to stay open through the summer this year! Some of the funnest skiing is spring skiing, with soft snow conditions, warm weather, and sunny days. Take a few laps and then relax with […]

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