Steve and I recently traveled to Lake Tahoe for the wedding of a close family member. It was my first visit to this magical mountain playground, but it won’t be my last. While I grew up in the mountains as an avid skier, I lost my
fondness for cold weather and any and all sports that go along with it.
I haven’t willingly been in the snow for several years, so I was unsure as to how I would handle the environment in Lake Tahoe in March. Would I remain inside, huddled by a fire, making every attempt to avoid the out-of-doors except when absolutely necessary (i.e. when leaving the premises for the wedding or rehearsal dinner)? Or, would I don my snow boots, brave the elements and venture down to the lake to take photos? Thankfully, my
obsession with love of photography took charge, and as it turns out, I had a great time in the fresh mountain air.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village, which is nestled amongst the evergreens on its own private beach (with pier). I was very pleased with our lodging choice. The resort has a beautiful spa, several outdoor hot tubs and a large heated outdoor pool that I used daily. It also has several good restaurants, a Starbucks and a great gift shop. And if you ever get a chance to dine at the Lone Eagle Grill – run, don’t walk. Not only is the food amazing, but the view is one of the best you’ll find in the area. And for the skiers out there, the resort has a ski valet and is close to Northstar and Mount Rose ski resorts (among others).
There were a few wildlife sightings during our brief time exploring the lake’s beaches.
The wedding that we attended was the perfect representation of the couple’s love for Lake Tahoe and the mountains. It was held at a beautiful rustic-chic venue near the lake. The couple attended to every detail themselves, including hand-crafting most of the decor (including the centerpieces).
I can’t wait to return to this paradise, perhaps in the warmer months. Have you been to Lake Tahoe? Winter or summer?