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May 27, 2015 | 11:19 AM

How to spend one more day in Lake Tahoe

If you are one of those Americans who leaves a few earned vacation days on the table every year, let us help you out. We have ten awesome ideas for how to spend one more day connecting with your family and friends, one more day taking care of yourself, or just one more day away from your workplace. Because you don't want to look back and say, "boy, I wish I would have spent one more day working."

1. Rent a boat and get out on Lake Tahoe. Then jump off the boat and go for a swim. D.L. Bliss State Park is a great spot for this. If you kayak south from the beach, look for the rope swing. Pull your kayak up onto a boulder, climb up the rope swing, and let loose. Repeat. Pure summertime freedom.

2. Explore one of the beaches on Tahoe's East Shore. Sand Harbor State Park and Nevada Beach State Park are both incredibly gorgeous with excellent swimming areas and magnificent views across the lake at the West Shore's massive peaks.  

3. Play another round of golf. North Lake Tahoe is chocked full of 18-hole championship golf courses. You need to play at least three rounds to get the full scope of High Sierra mountain golf.

4. Stay over Sunday night so you can rent a bike and cruise down to Tahoe City for the Sunday night free concerts at Commons Beach. Have a picnic dinner, dance a little, and then cruise back along the bike path.

5. Hike up to Shirley Lake from the base of Squaw Valley, take a dip, and then take the Aerial Tram back to the Village for happy hour.

6. Plan a getaway around one of the awesome summer festivals in the Village at Squaw Valley. Or come for the fun mid-week events, like Bluesdays, Truckee Thursdays, and the Outdoor Summer Movie Series.

7. Take a Family Fly Fishing Class with Matt Heron Fly Fishing right here at Resort at Squaw Creek.

8.  Explore the unique shops in Historic Downtown Truckee. Local artists are plentiful in the Tahoe area and this is a great place to find them! Plus, there are plenty of tasty spots to grab a bit to eat.

9. Take a mountain bike tour of Tahoe with Tahoe Mountain Guides. They can set you up with gear, and show you some of the best trails in the area while catering to your skill level.

10. Spent your whole trip outdoors? Treat yourself to a day at Spa at Squaw Creek to get all cleaned up, refreshed, and ready to go back to the rest of your life.

What would you do with one more day in Lake Tahoe?

May 18, 2015 | 03:28 PM

Things to do over Memorial Day weekend in North Lake Tahoe

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer in North Lake Tahoe and there is plenty to do at the Resort at Squaw Creek to kick things off.

The Links at Squaw Creek opens for play on May 20. Tee times are just $59 and the course is in great shape. Nike rental clubs are available in the golf shop. 

Six Peaks Grille opens for the summer with a seasonal menu, signature cocktails, and the first of our 25th Anniversary mixology dinners on May 24.

The Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw Valley features dozens of local artisans, food vendors, and musicians. 

When you're not out and about, there are plenty of family friendly activities to keep you busy right here at Squaw Creek. 

The fly fishing is terrific right now - learn a new sport with Matt Heron Fly Fishing. Cast in our two private ponds or venture out onto local waters. 


April 27, 2015 | 04:59 PM

Coming to North Lake Tahoe for a "race-cation"

Yes, North Lake Tahoe is one of Northern California's best beach destinations in summertime. But becoming even more popular for individuals and groups of friends are weekend "race-cations" focused on the big event weekends like IRONMAN and the USA Cycling Championships.

Amateur athletes have always traveled to compete in events, and with North Lake Tahoe hosting more of them each summer, Resort at Squaw Creek is becoming a second home for athletes in training. 

The USA Cycling National Championships roll into town June 24 - 28, 2015. Individual time trials, tandem time trials, a criterium, and road races will be held all over the region during the course of the five day event. Cyclists will not only be in town for race weekend, but many will come for training weekends to get familiar with the destination and the altitude. At over 6,000 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe presents a unique challenge to athletes from other parts of the country. 

Considered one of the toughest events on the circuit, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe tests the limits of every athlete who participates. With a swim, bike, and run, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe touches every part of the destination. The course moves through some of the most gorgeous scenery in Northern California. Training weekends are a big part of success in IRONMAN, because if the scenery doesn't take your breathe away, the altitude will.

Athletes are always welcome to stay at Resort at Squaw Creek - a perfect home base from which to train in the area. Miles of road cycling and running trails start right from our door, and Lake Tahoe is a short drive (or bike/run) for open water swim practices. On-site restaurants and suites with kitchens mean you don't need to over-complicate your weekend with reservations or finding a place to eat on Yelp. And the full service Spa at Squaw Creek is the ultimate place to recover from your workouts. 

Plus, we offer a full compliment of Four Diamond amentities to keep your friends and family entertained while you train. They'll be waiting for you at the finish line. 

Photo from of the running course along the Truckee River

April 17, 2015 | 03:24 PM

Trail Running season is underway in North Lake Tahoe

With spring already here, and summer close behind, the trail running season in Lake Tahoe is already well underway. 

Spring and summer races will be here before you know it. Add a little high altitude training to your workout to get a leg up on your competitors - or just get your heart racing a little faster.

The trails that surround Resort at Squaw Creek are legendary among trail runners and ultra runners alike - the Western States trail leaves practically from our doorstep. The paved Truckee River trail is another you can jump on straight from the resort - a level 8 miles to Tahoe City along the river. Other gorgeous trails, like the Rubicon trail along Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay, or the Burton Creek trail are close by.

Competitive runners should check out the Tahoe Trail Running series. With 11 events that span early June through late September, the series offers runs from 5k to 50k. All levels of athletes are welcome. 

And when you're back from your run, check out the Sports Massage at Spa at Squaw Creek - designed to help flush impurities, stretch tight muscles and aid in speedy recoveries. Excellent right before or after exercise. 

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April 14, 2015 | 11:26 AM

California Craft Beer Summer Series

After day spent exploring Tahoe's great outdoors, few things taste as refreshing as that first sip of a cold draught beer. Plan your stay around one of our Craft Beer weekends this summer and drink up some of that California sunshine.

We'll be hosting a complimentary tasting in the lobby on Friday evening along with a beer pairing dinner menu in Sandy's Pub on Saturday evening.

Each weekend will feature a different brewery, with a selection of beer available on draught throughout the weekend, as well as in bottles. Join us for one or all of the special weekend events, or simply sit back at the pool and savor a California craft beer while you enjoy the view of Squaw Valley.

California Craft Beer weekends include:
June 19 - 20
July 10 - 12
August 7-9

Beer pairing dinners are open to the public and will be on Saturdays, June 20, July 11, and August 8.

April 13, 2015 | 04:38 PM

Summer Mixology Dinner Series in North Lake Tahoe

This summer, Six Peaks Grille, a fine dining restaurant in North Lake Tahoe, will host an outdoor summer dinner series that will include a seasonal mixology demonstration and a local farm to table menu designed in partnership with Tahoe Food Hub.

The mixology demonstration will feature a different local distiller at each event. Moonshine, Tequila, and Whiskey along with other contemporary liquors will be showcased by the distilleries. Guests will learn about the alcohol itself, including the distillation process, as well as a few good cocktail recipes. There will be plenty of tasting, and the demonstration will finish with a welcome cocktail for all participants.

The dinner menu will be designed in partnership with Tahoe Food Hub to source local ingredients including produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood.

Dinners will be held on May 24, July 3, and September 6 on the patio of Six Peaks Grille, overlooking the massive peaks that surround Squaw Valley. Guests can bask in the warm sun for cocktails, watch the alpenglow take over the valley during dinner, and see the stars come out in time for dessert.

Reservations are highly recommended - 530.583.6300. Valet parking is always on the house. Children welcome.

Summer outdoor dinners at Six Peaks Grille

April 02, 2015 | 01:05 PM

Celebrating Mother's Day in Lake Tahoe

This Mother's Day, treat the mom in your life to a sumptuous brunch with bottomless mimosas, then send her to the spa to relax for the afternoon.  

Our family brunch includes all the traditional favorites like house-made pasteries, eggs benedict, and made-to-order omelets, plus our signature California breakfast bar with house-made granola, seasonal fresh juices, and other healthy options.

All mothers can enjoy complimentary bottomless mimosas during the brunch. Dads can choose from the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, or join mom for a mimosa. Kids love to mix and match the seasonal juices (and sometimes even sneak a little extra candy from the top-your-own-waffle bar).

After brunch, send mom to the Spa at Squaw Creek for a little pampering. All treatments are 20% off. After an afternoon relaxing in the Sanctuary and enjoying a massage, facial, or skin treatment, she'll feel rejuvinated and ready for another year of being a mom.

Call the Spa to book a treatment at 530.583.6300 and mention the Spring Spa Sale to save 20%.  

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