Incline Village Travel Guide
The pool from my room
The pool from my room
View of the Nice Bathroom
View of the Nice Bathroom
Bull Wheel - Logging History
Long ago, in the late 1800's, the Tahoe Basin was completely void of ~90% of its trees. The pine trees were used to build most of Nevada and California's booming population, but mainly the Comstock Load mining operations of Virginia City.Seen from a distance as a narrow...
Annual Snow Festival
Since the early 1980's, the communities along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe have come together to celebrate an annual winter festival.The North Lake Tahoe Snow Festival happens annually for 10 days in the beginning of March. It is also a main source of fund raising for local...
Ponderosa Ranch is Closed
I hate to say it, but Ponderosa Ranch was closed to the public in 2004 (open 1967 until 2004) ... Unless you know someone who knows someone, you'll have to settle for looking at it from the street or parking lot.A private family bought the property. They are maintaining it,...
Sand Harbor Beach (& Boat Launch)
In the summer, a wonderful beach area (with boat launch facilities) is Sand Harbor. Located a few miles south of Incline Village on HW28, in the direction of South Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor has fine grain sand (opposed to the coarse grains everywhere else on the lake).Entrance...
Wild Alaska Fish Co: Questionable hygiene
Should have heeded the first warning sign when sat down and the grooved surface of the table was not clean but did not; so many other reviews on other sites had spoken highly of this place. The table wasn't clean the restrooms weren't clean (as a former restaurant worker I...
Steakhouse in Crystal Bay Club: 5-star Great Stakes
It was renovated around 2005, it now serves some of the best stakes in the region. The casino is not much to brag about, but the food is. Great wine list and trimmings to go along with it.
Great steaks and fish!!
Lone Eagle Grill: 5-star all around
Located on the lake in a huge lodge-style building, the Lone Eagle Grill has something for every appetite!On the nice days you can enjoy an unblocked view of the lake and the mountains in the distance.On the bad days, you can tuck in with a Hot Toddy and enjoy your roast...
Rookies: Sports Bar
While those of you who want all-night discos and clubs might find Incline a bit boring, those are not too hard to find, but you have to go to Reno or South Lake Tahoe for those.If you want a drink at a sports bar and try your luck with the possibility of dance (opens...
Fredericks: slightly above casual
during the day, it serves great European and Asian foods. A reservation is a good idea.At night, it turns into a bit more of a lounge and martini bar. There are still plenty of younger people in there, but its not a rowdy bunch.
Stay away from sneakers
T.A.R.T. Bus (Tahoe Area Regional Transit)
Running 7 days a week, from about 6:30am to 6:00pm, TART buses connect the north, west and south shores of Tahoe; from Incline Village to Kings Beach, Tahoma, Tahoe City, Truckee and all points in between.Service also starts at the Greyhound and Amtrak terminals in...
Easy access to the Sierra Madre
Most major airlines serve Reno/Tahoe International Airport with over 240 flights daily. From there it's a scenic 35 mile drive by rental car, shuttle or limousine to Tahoe.
Winter and summer gear
While you wont save lots of money by shopping here, you will not spend extra either. Their prices compared to other local shops are the same, but they are a no pressure sales force and they have a huge selection.
You can even pick up trail maps, weather forecasts and get transportation info for other areas. Its a local's place for info.
What to buy: Ski, snowboard, cross country gear in the winter
biking, hiking, camping, climbing gear in the summer.
What to pay: Normal retail, no more, no less. Come in the off-season or end of season for good discounts.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 800 Tahoe Blvd
Phone: (775) 831-3537
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- Skiing and Boarding
Pack for any possibility
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When I was last there (over a Labor Day weekend), the weather was warm during the day and cool/cold at night. Recommend that you bring shorts and long sleeve shirt for the morning/afternoon and sweats, long pants for the evening.
Updated Aug 24, 2002
Hidden Look Out
Known by many locals as the Fire Lookout (and honestly many locals don't even know it is there), the lookout is not at the top of the grandest peak, but does give a wonderful perspective of the lake, Incline Village and Kings Beach.To get there, you'll need a car (or ~35...
A trip to Virginia City
If you are looking for something different, then Virginia City is the place to visit. Located approximately 40 Miles from Lake Tahoe, Virginia City is an old west town with a very interesting history.The mining boom turned Virginia City into the most important settlement...
Golfing the North Shore
While there are a few golf courses outside of Truckee, Kings Beach, Squaw Valley and Northstar (to name a few), the two courses in Incline Village are wonderful.The views are spectacular, the greens are typically in good condition, and the air is invigorating.Neither course...
Ski Diamond Peak (used to be Ski Incline)
Nested in the hills above Incline Village is a great ski area. Its not as glamorized as Squaw, Northstar, Heavenly, etc. But it offers the same verticals, great conditions, great views, and a some of the best ski instruction & patrols in the Tahoe Basin.Originally it was Ski...
The Famous Flume Trail
While there are too many trails to name, one of the more famous ones is the Flume Trail. Long ago, when the area was logged, there was a series of flumes that transported the flumes to the lower Carson City valley. The path of the flume is now an excellent single track for...
Hiking Mount Rose
Mt. Rose gives you one of the best views of both the Lake Basin and the Reno Valley. Mount Rose is on the north side of the Lake Tahoe Basin and is well above the tree line. It has a bouldery top, with lots of red colored granite. The red gives the name to the mountain of...
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