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May Getaway: Our Couples Discovery Guide to North Lake Tahoe

May 4, 2024 | Jill Amen

As the winter quickly fades and our summer rush has yet to appear, May is that special time for couples to embrace the solitude of relaxation and renewal of spring–all without the crowds. As one of the most beautiful resort destinations in North Lake Lake, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is the perfect backdrop for shared moments and unexpected discoveries.

The lake mirrors the sky, the trails are all yours, and your secluded hideaway waits for you!” 

A Spring Day for Couples at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
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As a Lake Tahoe resort destination where everyday brings something new and amazing, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is not simply a Lake Tahoe resort hotel, we are your basecamp for all things Tahoe.  Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a sneak retreat or an impulse to go play, spring at Mourelatos offers the ideal time for couples seeking peaceful tranquility, cozy stays and some awe-inspiring adventure. 

Our Spring Discovery Guide

From blue skies and spring ski days, mountainside trails to beach lounging, sports courts to romantic dining, our top recommendations for your May adventures start here.

Recommended Adventure of the Month: Whitewater Rafting on the Truckee River. That’s right it is not too early. Get the high water! Starting mid-May. you can raft the 7-mile section from Boca to Floriston on a guided raft. These fast Class 2-3+ rapids will get you in adventure mode for the rest of the season.

This is a couple’s must do!

Go Back Country – Rent an ATV or Side-by-Side: Take a 4×4 off-road excursion where experienced guides lead you through exhilarating trails on your own powerful Can-Am, side-by-side. Just outside of Truckee, you’ll feel like you have the mountains all to yourself as you take-in breathtaking views, cross rushing rivers and explore mountain lakes—an adventure like no other.

Your MLRTahoe stay will get you 20% off your special couples excursion, complete with a charcuterie picnic through May.

Hit the Slopes at Palisades Tahoe: Open through May 27th, you’ll get sunny runs and tons of spring ski/ride fun from 8am to 2pm, taking advantage of morning light and the warmer conditions. After your day on the mountain, stay for live music in the village. Your MLRTahoe stay entitles you to huge lift tickets discounts. No restrictions.

Just ask for your special discount code with your stay at MLRTahoe

Monkey Rock Hike at Lake Tahoe

Breathe in the Fresh Air – Our favorite spring mountain hikes: Many trails are open with little to no snow and very few people. Vibrant bursts of color, new growth sprouts and the breeze filled with the sweet scent of pine and fresh earth. There is no place better than hiking in Lake Tahoe. Here are a few ‘not to miss’ trails for spring.

1) Tunnel Creek Trail to Monkey Rock. It will get your heart pumping and offer some of the most stunning views of North Lake Tahoe’s east shore. The trailhead begins east of Incline Village, where there are new paid parking spots at the Tahoe East Shore Trail and bike path.

2) Try the trails at North Tahoe Regional Park. You can get there with a walk out the back of MLRTahoe or access with a short drive. Varied levels and lengths wind you through a beautiful forest with great views of surrounding mountains and lake. 

As the snow quickly melts, there are so many more trails to explore. Explore our other recommended hiking experiences here.

Bike The Truckee River and the West Shore: Bring your bike, or rent an e-bike just down the road. There are so many great bike trails to explore this time of year. Check out a few of our favorites!

1) Try the Truckee River Trail system. Here you can explore over 25 miles of paved trail starting east of Tahoe City and going all the way to Palisades Tahoe. Or, turn left at the Y in Tahoe City and go south, following the trail all the way to Meeks Bay.

2) In Truckee, jump on the Truckee River Legacy Trail. An approximately 10-mile out and back paved trail meandering along the Truckee River. Start at the Truckee Regional Park and head down to the river, then east toward Glenshire.

3) Don’t miss the Tahoe East Shore Trail, often considered “America’s Most Beautiful Bikeway”. It’s a 6-mile, out-and-back paved trail located to the east of Incline Village. It gracefully winds along the scenic eastern shoreline of Lake Tahoe to Sand Harbor State Park.  Don’t forget to picnic on one of the many hidden beach coves along the way.

Brand New Courts – Tennis and Pickleball: The courts are open at North Tahoe Regional Park, a short hike, ride, or drive from MLRTahoe. This all-new facility includes three tennis and six pickleball courts, and is open for public play. You can make reservations for a small fee, or simply drive up and have some fun. Other features include a lined practice area and wall, shaded player areas, court lighting, and bottle fill stations. 

Ready to take on a pickleball tournament during your stay? Check this out: Our first-ever “Pickle in the Pines” Pickleball Tournament in the North Tahoe Regional Park. Join in on Saturday, May 25th, from 8am to 6pm, for a day filled with competitive and fun-filled matches. Secure your spot by signing up early – registration closes on May 17th! See you on the courts!

It’s Tee Time – Spring Golfing: The North Lake Tahoe boasts six championship golf courses designed by legends like Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones. Spring runoff rejuvenates and restores the green back, and the games begin right now. So, get ready to putt and drive surrounded by lakes, mountains and alpine beauty.

From mountain courses to championship, check out our courses and reserve your tee time. 

Kayak and Paddle THe North Lake Tahoe Water Trail: Start the season early. This is honestly the best time to be on the lake—gracing us with some of the calmest and smoothest, crystal clear waters of the year. Launch your kayak or SUP from our private beach at MLRTahoe. Later in the month, MLRTahoe will have its complimentary SUPS and kayaks ready as well. Either way, you are destined to explore our famous North Lake Tahoe Water Trail, which meanders you near the most serene and peaceful beaches, forested shores, bays, and underwater rock gardens. 

Fly Fish Ready: For those that love to fly fish, the Truckee River is renowned for its year-round fly-fishing. This May, let the water warm and cast off in the afternoon.

Before throwing your lure, be sure to pick up a California fishing license

Our Favorite Places for Casual and Fine Dining: After a day of play you’ll want some great options for dining locally. We’ve rounded up the most delicious, romantic and easy dining finds. From gourmet to cozy, you will have enjoy choosing from dozens of great choices during your stay. 

Simply Relax: At Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, you can do it all…or nothing at all!

Firepit on Lake Tahoe Beach at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort

The month of May offers some of the best rates of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity for your ‘May Getaway’!

Book your lakeside escape today, and discover why Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is so much more than a Lake Tahoe hotel – it’s your Basecamp for Tahoe Adventure. See you at the Lake!

Relax. Enjoy. Cherish.

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