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7 Things to do in Lake Tahoe this Winter

Winter is a beautiful time to visit North Lake Tahoe. With world-class skiing, beautiful sightseeing, and plenty of other fun activities, Tahoe becomes a playground in the winter months.  Find yourself at the beach this winter! The Franciscan has compiled a short list of things to do in Lake Tahoe this winter. Be sure to try these, and to make a list of your own!     Skiing:   World-class Tahoe skiing is right out your door at The Franciscan. Located just a short distance from Northstar, Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose, and Squaw and Alpine, The Franciscan has fully furnished cabins that will make your Lake Tahoe ski vacation easy and memorable.   Sledding: Not just for kids, sledding is a fun way to get on the slopes this winter for all members of the family! The Tahoe Regional Park offers an affordable sledding hill, and is located just a short walk from Franciscan Lakeside Lodge.   Snowmobiling: Calling all thrill-seekers! Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours is located just a short drive from The Franciscan, and offers daily guided snowmobile tours for all abilities.   Snowshoeing or cross-country skiing: Enjoy the cool, crisp air of the shores of Lake Tahoe while you […]

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5 Ways to Enjoy Lake Tahoe This Fall

Fall is the season to experience Lake Tahoe like a local. We here at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge have compiled a list of 5 reasons why autumn is Tahoe’s secret season. The weather is sunny and mild-perfect for an outdoor adventure, like hiking or biking. Those summer crowds? Gone! Enjoy having Tahoe all to yourself! The sunrises and sunsets are absolutely stunning. Check out our Instagram feed for some inspiration. The lake is absolutely glassy and gorgeous. Enjoy paddle boarding or kayaking on the pristine waters. Deals, deals and more deals! A lot of restaurants and shops offer great deals for guests and customers in the fall. Check out Franciscan’s special offers for more information.  

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Best Hikes in Tahoe

The West Shore/South Lake Tahoe Rubicon Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Length: 9 miles round trip, 4.5 miles one way.
There are two trailheads, with parking lots at each trailhead. You can either park about 20 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89 at Vikingsholm and shuttle a car to DL Bliss, which is located about 17 miles…..

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Experience Tahoe’s Best Kept Secret at The Franciscan

Summer is amazing in Tahoe, but spring is truly unbeatable. The waters on the lake are glassy and smooth, the sun is shining most days, and the snow has melted from the mountains, giving way to the wildflowers that dot the shores of the lake. We here at The Franciscan want you to experience the magic of spring in Tahoe, and for a limited time only, we are offering the lowest rate available when you book using the promo code SPR16…..

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Buoy Your Boat at The Franciscan Lodge for Just $25 Per Day!

Do you want to have the unforgettable experience of seeing Lake Tahoe from the water? Then we have a deal for you. All summer, guests at The Franciscan get buoy rentals for $25 per day for guests, which is one of the best deals on the lake. Our private beach and pier on the north shore make The Franciscan the perfect destination for your boat-in boat-out vacation. Imagine waking up in the morning, cooking a quick breakfast in your cabin, since all of our rooms…..

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Congratulations to Kay Williams, recipient of the North Lake Tahoe Distinguished Community Service Award!

Last night at the 62nd Annual Community Awards Dinner hosted by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, our Resort Manager, Kay Williams, was recognized for her important role in our local community, receiving the Distinguished Community Service award. Anyone who has ever met Kay will know of her talent for making great conversation, her friendly smile, and her knack for great…..

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