Making Memories at Our Lake Tahoe Family Resort
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Making Memories at Our Lake Tahoe Family Resort

August 15, 2022 | Jill Amen

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Consider Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Your Second Home

Welcome home to Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, once again! Start your day with a leisurely walk on the beach, sip morning coffee from your charming lakeside porch in Lake Tahoe, try some yoga on the deck then get wet while kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, and hydro-biking—all the best family fun, and it’s all included in your stay. Ahh! Let the day slip away on your comfy beach lounger, soaking up each magical moment.

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. Where you can do it all…or nothing at all!

Things to Do in and Near North Lake Tahoe

If you desire a little more adventure, it is all around you. Rent a ski boat on Lake Tahoe with all the gear for skiing or wakeboarding at the resort; a perfect way to discover a secret cove of clear turquoise, blue waters for a refreshing swim or quiet relaxation. For hikers and nature enthusiasts, explore over eighteen acres of private trails for hiking, biking and much more right from the resort—all connecting to hundreds of miles of trail system including the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Venturing out within a few scenic miles of Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort you will also find dozens of internationally acclaimed golf courses, tennis and pickle ball courts, miniature golf, gourmet restaurants, galleries, and shops. For a real treat, try The Old Post Office Cafe for breakfast or lunch, just up the road in Carnelian Bay.

That’s not all: Enjoy some of the best local bands and talent around, playing beachside, four days a week at the resort. If you like to sing or play an instrument, bring your own and join in the fun. Grab your favorite beverage or hop over to Mourelatos famous Cable Car Ice Cream for a real treat. Then, settle in for an afternoon or evening of music, a cozy beachside gas fire pit and the vast beauty of a Lake Tahoe sunset!

August 2022 Events in Lake Tahoe

Don’t miss these August events: 

  • Music on the Beach at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday evenings & Sunday afternoons—all summer long. Enjoy some of Lake Tahoe’s terrific local talent.
  • Tuesday’s Bluesdays at the Village of Palisades (formerly Squaw Valley) from 6-8pm, beginning June 14th through August 30th. A terrific, free outdoor weekly concert. Enjoy top blues musicians surrounded by some of the most gorgeous, granite peaks Tahoe has to offer.
  • Kings Beach Summer Concert Series on the Beach—just moments from Mourelatos near the Event Center. Free lively, local bands, every Friday from now until September 2nd. Just grab a beach chair and head down to Kings Beach State Park Friday evenings around 6pm. Concessions offer drinks and light fare. Get there early for best parking.
  • Truckee Thursdays. Starting around 5pm this is a lively, weekly street fair with regional vendors, live music and a beer garden. Downtown Truckee is shut down to traffic during these evenings. Best parking: Get there early and park at the rail yard and walk back towards town.
  • Special Event: “George Clinton’s Farewell Tour” featuring George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, live at the Truckee Regional Park Outdoor Amphitheater in Truckee. Sunday, August 14, 2022. Doors open at 3:30pm. Purchase tickets.

Free bus rides are available to most of North Lake Tahoe through the county system, TART.

This Month’s Recommended Adventure: Shirley Canyon Trail

A local’s favorite! We’ve mentioned it before but well-worth a reminder: The Shirley Canyon trail has it all. Beautiful vistas, forests with older-growth fir and pine, waterfalls, huge granite boulders to climb, and blooming wildflowers—endless, changing natural beauty with every step.  One other delight along the way is Shirley Lake about 3 miles up, a perfect place for a swim before the last mile or so of switchbacks through meadow and forest. Dog friendly all the way—even on the tram down!

You start at Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley). To access the trail, park in the main parking lot near the tram. Simply walk down the road paralleling the tram and veer to a wide trail off to the right. Go about 1/4 of a mile to find a large sign and trail map at the trailhead.

On the trail, stay to the left side of the creek. You don’t have to go far to start experiencing awesome pools and falls. Although August water levels and falls have dissipated from May and June’s high flows there are still plenty of places to take a dip and lots of big granite slabs for sunbathing. As you are wandering, it can be easy to get off trail. Watch for blue paint markers on the rocks, pointing the way as you go.

Even though this is only a 4.5-mile trek up to High Camp, it is a 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Even with the tram ride down this is a challenging trail—but well worth every step. Once you ascend to the top, and if you time it right (before 5pm) you can grab a refreshment and take the free (yes, free) tram ride down. Check the schedule at the trailhead.

If you want to skip the hike, but experience the beauty you can still purchase tram ride tickets in the village for a ride up to explore. Either way you will find interesting granite formations, beautiful Lake Tahoe vistas surrounded by valley and mountains and so much more.

Book Your Lake Tahoe Family-Fun Vacation Today!

How do you make it all happen for you and your family? Simply give Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort a call or book directly online. Booking directly instead of a third-party always ensures the best rates and priorities, and the best Lake Tahoe resort experience ever. Although there are more Lake Tahoe summer activities than you could ever fit into one trip, with each writing, we will give you some highlights of must-dos! Summer in Lake Tahoe is the time to explore—by foot, bike and water.

Come back soon! Year after year families return for adventure, relaxation, and fun…always making special memories at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort.

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