NIGHTLIFE & SIGHTSEEING
Twain remarked: "I thought it must be the fairest picture
the whole earth affords" at his first glimpse of Lake Tahoe.
You can have the same experience while eating or having cocktails
from the lake-view decks of the many fine restaurants in Tahoe
City. In addition, many of the restaurants and businesses, within
walking distance, give our hotel guests 10% discount, just by
showing the V.I.G. CARD they receive upon registration at our
--Enjoy Karaoke fun, starting at 8 PM each Tuesday night at The
BLUE AGAVE Restaurant. Their Happy Hour is from 4-6 PM Sunday
through Friday and you get 15% discount off your meals just by
showing the V.I.G. card you receive when registering at the hotel.
--ROCK'S ROTISSERIE, in the Cobblestone Mall next door, overlooks
the lake with inside and outside seating.
--ROSIE'S CAFE has been the fun place to be since 1980 with their
moderately priced food and beverages.
--SIERRA VISTA is a lakefront restaurant with fantastic views,
located in the historic roundhouse for Tahoe's old railroad.
--FIRESIGN CAFE, near Sunnyside, serves excellent home
style breakfasts from 7Am to 3PM each day.
--The TAHOE CITY DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION promotes
numerous events around the new $6 million Commons Beach and Amphitheatre
across the street from our hotel such as: Lakeside Summer Concert
Series--Outdoor movies and talks by wildlife experts each Wednesday
evening-- Tahoe Talks by local historians and rangers every Thursday
6-7PM-- Numerous local restaurants and businesses provide special
discounts, live music, wine tasting, etc., shown by the balloons
in front of their businesses.
is only a short walk to other points of interest such as Fanny
Bridge and the Gatekeeper's Museum. Spectacular views await you
as you drive around Lake Tahoe, 22 miles in length, 12 miles in
width and containing enough water to cover the entire state of
California to 14 inches deep.
fifteen minute drive takes you to the BILTMORE, CAL NEVA and CRYSTAL
BAY Casinos on the North Shore and it's only a 40 minute drive
to the colorful high-energy nightlife of Reno, Nevada. Take your
time as you drive around the lake and visit historical spots such
as the DONNER LAKE MUSEUM and historic VIRGINIA CITY where highlights
include the Fourth Ward School, Piper's Opera House and the newspaper
for which Mark Twain toiled as Samuel Clemens. You can also take
the V&T Railroad Tour, a 35-minute round-trip tour taking
you from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back.