Imagine a time of sleek, varnished wooden boats, of waterskiing over sparkling blue water and sailing on the winds of fresh mountain air. Imagine a time of casual walks along a pine covered path by a shoreline that borders a blue-green lake surrounded by snow capped mountains.

This is still Lake Tahoe’s unique West shore today; An area of unspoiled natural beauty that provides a vacation lifestyle unmatched anywhere. 

Year-Round Fun

The West Shore is the best place to access year-round outdoor activities; from our many State Parks to local parks used for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and XC skiing. 

Gateway to Recreation

We are considered the gateway to Emerald Bay (one of the most photographed locations on earth) which includes Vikingsholm Castle.  There is also Eagle Falls and the entry point to the Desolation Wilderness. 

Summer Activities

We have incredible scenic overlooks, countless nature trails, beaches, and state parks, as well as farmer's markets, beautifully situated B&Bs, and great restaurants; all on the West Shore!

Winter Activites

Whether you are interested in downhill skiing at a nearby resort or XC skiing or snow shoeing through quiet trails in the woods, we have it all!

Peace and Quiet

The West Shore is the most peaceful place on Lake Tahoe. There is less artificial stimulus and more nature on this side of the lake.  The locals are personal and friendly but because we are so spread out, the privacy you will experience here is unmatched. We also like to think we have the most scenic sunrises and evening Alpenglow on the lake. This is all just our opinion though, come to the West Shore and see for yourself!