Long before white settlers arrived in the Lake Tahoe basin, and for nearly 10,000 years, the lake was home to the Washoe Indian. They considered Lake Tahoe sacred – the water of life that fed all living things
Lake Tahoe is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco, with access via major highways and airports. Virginia City, the famed Ponderosa Ranch, Carson Valley, and many other historic sites are within an hour of the lake.
Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake, measuring 12 miles wide, 22 miles long and 72 miles around. The lake resides in both California and Nevada and has enough water to cover the entire state of California with more than one foot of water. Because of several decades of stringent growth and development ordinances, the lake remains 99.7% pure.
Lake Tahoe’s weather forecasts an 80 percent chance of sunshine during any given season making it the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to sample Tahoe’s many recreational activities such as skiing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and camping. Having the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America, Lake Tahoe really proves its reputation as one of the world’s finest year-round playgrounds.
Complete services are available around the entire lake with a full range of fine restaurants, hotels, public schools, and a thriving arts community.