Have you ever wanted to rent your own private Lake Tahoe lodge? In the quiet and wooded community of Homewood, California that dream can come true. We offer Homewood vacation rentals that make ideal ski retreats and home bases for groups of families and friends looking to explore the natural charm and lush forests of Tahoe's West Shore.
Where to Ski in Homewood CA
Exuding an old-Tahoe mountain rustic appeal, with the added comfort of modern amenities, our vacation homes will put you within minutes to fantastic skiing at Homewood Resort, ranked one of the top 10 ski resorts in California/Nevada by SKI magazine in 2012. Homewood's topography has made it renowned for its "peak to shore" skiing with mountains so close to the lake they seem to rise up right out of the water. Homewood Mountain resort offers 1,260 skiable acres and eight lifts, each with breathtaking and unobstructed lake vistas to accompany you downhill. Sheltered from high-range winds thanks to towering Ellis Peak, and with a handful of old-growth forest glade runs, the resort is a true Tahoe treasure.
For skiers and boarders wanting to expand their range, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar ski areas are all within 25 miles of Homewood. After a day on the ski runs, you'll be happy to return to one of our Homewood vacation rentals, many of which have a fireplace!
Summer Activities Near Homewood CA
While skiing may be the main draw in the winter, Lake Tahoe summers offer endless options for outdoor recreation. From your Homewood vacation rental, enjoy easy access to an extensive paved trail system that follows the lake all the way to Meeks Bay to the south, Tahoe City and Dollar Point to the north, and further along the Truckee River to Squaw Valley, encouraging runners, walkers, bikers, and rollerbladers to explore the North and West Shores more fully. Blackwood Canyon is just a mile north, offering a two and a half mile flat paved road for even more exploration - and converts to a great cross-country skiing trail when the snow hits.
Make sure to pencil in time for one of the greatest Tahoe hikes up to Ellis Peak, or take the short Eagle Rock trail and discover the unparalleled panoramic Lake Tahoe vistas that await you up top. Rafting the Truckee River is a must-do summertime activity as well, and with the abundance of wildflowers, pines, and aspens flourishing, you'll quickly see that each season at Lake Tahoe brings a charm of its own.
Located between Tahoe City and Tahoma on McKinney Bay, Homewood offers many access points to Lake Tahoe's sandy beaches and a plethora of parks, including the Tahoe State Recreation Area to the north and Kaspian Recreation Area to the south. Relax at the beach with a picnic or head out on a kayaking or paddle-boarding adventure.
Urban Attractions Near Homewood CA
In town, learn about Tahoe's nautical history at the Tahoe Maritime Museum, then grab a Chambers Punch on the pier at the historic Chambers Landing Bar. Be sure to check out the West Shore Cafe across from the resort for a relaxing lake view dining experience and some live music out on the deck in summertime. For a more extensive dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities, head five miles north to Tahoe City where you'll find a little bit of something for everyone.
No matter if you seek wintertime adventure or summer relaxation, every member of your group will find something to love when you call one of our Homewood vacation rentals.