John and Kristin's Guidebook!

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John and Kristin's Guidebook!

Sightseeing

A wonderful fairly short trail to take the family on and have a picnic at the waterfalls. About 1.5 miles from parking at Inspiration Point to the falls with little elevation change.
Cascade Falls Trail
A wonderful fairly short trail to take the family on and have a picnic at the waterfalls. About 1.5 miles from parking at Inspiration Point to the falls with little elevation change.
15 min drive down the hill. Visit during the winter or summer. Available for camping as well. Beautiful snow capped mountains reflecting off the deep blue lake while sitting on the warm sand.
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Nevada Beach Campground
Bittlers Road
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15 min drive down the hill. Visit during the winter or summer. Available for camping as well. Beautiful snow capped mountains reflecting off the deep blue lake while sitting on the warm sand.
Some of the most scenic views in Lake Tahoe. ***Caution, check to see if hwy 89 is open during the winter. It will close often due to snow***
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Emerald Bay State Park
138 Emerald Bay Road
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Some of the most scenic views in Lake Tahoe. ***Caution, check to see if hwy 89 is open during the winter. It will close often due to snow***
Great for summer or winter. Beautiful panoramic views of the lake. A must see.
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Heavenly Gondola Run
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Great for summer or winter. Beautiful panoramic views of the lake. A must see.

Kid activity

Wonderful fun place to take the kids to burn some energy if the weather isn't nice. Lots of toys and activities for them to play with. Stop by the new restaurant next door from some NY style bagels and great sandwiches.
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Tahoe Tot Spot
1012 Al Tahoe Boulevard
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Wonderful fun place to take the kids to burn some energy if the weather isn't nice. Lots of toys and activities for them to play with. Stop by the new restaurant next door from some NY style bagels and great sandwiches.
Great park to take the kids. Recently renovated, everything they need to burn some energy. Quick 10 min drive down the hill.
Kahle Drive
Great park to take the kids. Recently renovated, everything they need to burn some energy. Quick 10 min drive down the hill.

Food scene

Custom homemade ice cream sandwiches! Choose your cookie/brownie, ice cream, dressings, everything. A must stop if you have kids.
The Baked Bear
4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Custom homemade ice cream sandwiches! Choose your cookie/brownie, ice cream, dressings, everything. A must stop if you have kids.
The local pizza joint. Always packed. Great food, beer, live music, and access to everything in Heavenly Village. Park in the Heavenly Village parking garage for ease of access.
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Base Camp Pizza Co.
1001 Heavenly Village Way
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The local pizza joint. Always packed. Great food, beer, live music, and access to everything in Heavenly Village. Park in the Heavenly Village parking garage for ease of access.
One of our favorite breakfast joints. Down in Heavenly Village, park in the parking garage.
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Driftwood Cafe
1001 Heavenly Village Way
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One of our favorite breakfast joints. Down in Heavenly Village, park in the parking garage.
Great coffee and atmosphere. 7 min drive down the hill.
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Clydes Coffee Roasting Co
292 Kingsbury Grade Rd
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Great coffee and atmosphere. 7 min drive down the hill.
Great restaurant with even better views of the mountains overlooking the beach. Perfect for a date night.
The Bistro @ Edgewood
Great restaurant with even better views of the mountains overlooking the beach. Perfect for a date night.
Best pancakes in Tahoe, period.
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Heidi's Pancake House
3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd
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Best pancakes in Tahoe, period.

Local Necessities

The closet place to pick up any last minute items. Not the cheapest but definitely the most convenient. 1/2 mile down the road. You can also find wood here for the fireplace.
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Tramway Market
235 Tramway Drive
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The closet place to pick up any last minute items. Not the cheapest but definitely the most convenient. 1/2 mile down the road. You can also find wood here for the fireplace.
Cheapest place to rent skis/snowboard. (~$19/day) You can always rent from either Stagecoach or Boulder lodges but you will pay more due to those being part of the Heavenly resort.
CV Sports
237 Tramway Dr
Cheapest place to rent skis/snowboard. (~$19/day) You can always rent from either Stagecoach or Boulder lodges but you will pay more due to those being part of the Heavenly resort.
This and Safeway are the two closest grocery stores. Raley's is slightly more expensive, both have the same quality of produce and food. Safeway is to the north in Zephyr Cove.
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Raley's
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd
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This and Safeway are the two closest grocery stores. Raley's is slightly more expensive, both have the same quality of produce and food. Safeway is to the north in Zephyr Cove.

Sking/Snowboard FYI

The closest chairlift to the condo. 1 min drive there, ski across the street and down the hill there with enough snowpack, or wait for the shuttle at the bottom of our stairs.
Stagecoach Chairlift - Heavenly Ski Resort
The closest chairlift to the condo. 1 min drive there, ski across the street and down the hill there with enough snowpack, or wait for the shuttle at the bottom of our stairs.
The second closest chairlift to our home. Also able to ski out to with average snowpack. Leave the condo, at bottom of the stairs, go left down the hill through the trees and that'll take you to Boulder. Grab the bus at Boulder to get back to the condo.
Boulder Lodge
140 South Benjamin Drive
The second closest chairlift to our home. Also able to ski out to with average snowpack. Leave the condo, at bottom of the stairs, go left down the hill through the trees and that'll take you to Boulder. Grab the bus at Boulder to get back to the condo.