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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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