Valerie Wilson Travel

Lake Tahoe

Straddling the state line between California and Nevada sits America’s largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe. The cobalt blue lake is surrounded by the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountain range and is one of the purest water lakes in the world. On Lake Tahoe, Mark Twain said, “The water is clearer than the air, and the air is the air that angels breathe.” This region of the United States is the perfect vacation destination year-round; hike mountains and paddle board in the summer or ski the snow-covered Squaw Valley in a winter wonderland. It takes around three hours to drive around this majestic lake, but here are a few iconic activities not to miss in the south region of Lake Tahoe. 

What we would do: 

  • Heavenly Gondola. Take a 2.4 mile ride up a mountain starting downtown with heavenly views in all directions. Stop at the observation deck for photos or take a hike starting at the top. 
  • Vikingsholm. Sat in Emerald Bay State Park, a 38-room Castle with Scandinavian influences. For culture and history lovers! 
  • Rubicon Trail. A 16.4-mile scenic trail perfect for hikers of all ages and experience levels.  
  • Lower Eagle Falls. Located in the backyard of Vikingsholm, take an easy hike to the must-see Eagle Falls. 
Where we would stay: Edgewood Tahoe Resort 

A direct reflection of its grand environment, Edgewood Tahoe Resort is a one-of-a-kind luxury resort and boutique spa right off the glassy blue waters. The mountain lodge is LEED-certified and home to 154-rooms, an 8,500-square-foot spa, heated lakeside pool, exquisite dining and daily offerings including the refreshing Après Sleep Cart and evening s’mores bar. The resort is notably Tahoe’s only lakefront golf resort and home to the American Century Celebrity Championship. Edgewood Tahoe packs all seasons with unforgettable experiences and even more special amenities on Christmas and Thanksgiving. From Ski Butlers to star gazing tours, every detail and desire is accounted for all within a modern-mountain getaway you are guaranteed to have never experienced anything like before. 

Edgewood Tahoe Resort is an exclusive Suite Access™ property. Learn more about VWT’s Suite Access program here.
January 2022