Lake Tahoe offers nearly unlimited possibilities for activities year round. If being outside with your family and loved ones is how you like to spend your vacation, then you will find perfection in a Lake Tahoe vacation.

The lake offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing as well as parasailing, skiing lessons, and dinner cruise boats. The mountains allow you to go hiking, mountain bike riding, rock climbing in the warm season, and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Heavenly Inn puts you in the prime spot to enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. The ski lifts of Heavenly Mountain Resort are only a short walk, while a private beach and lakeside restraraunt are a quarter-mile away.

One of the great things that we offer is an audio CD when you check in. The CD takes you around the lake and gives a description on all the sights and things to do, because the entire lake is known as such a scenic and beautiful area.

Summer Activities

Lake Tahoe is truly a paradise for outdoor lovers. The warm weather provides unlimited possibilities for an abundance of recreational activities.

Heavenly Inn is three blocks from a private lake beach (guests receive a complimentary pass), so it is not as crowded as the state park beaches. There is a marina that gives exclusive discounts on kayaks, wave runners, and powerboats. Parasailing is also available, and daily hot air balloon rides are less than a five-minute drive from the Inn.

The choices for biking, whether for the mountain or just pleasure, are endless in Lake Tahoe. There is a mountain bike shop one block from the Inn where you can rent cruiser bikes or mountain bikes. The cruiser bike path starts a block uphill from the Inn. Mountain bike trails are two miles away, but can be reached through the cruiser bike trails.

For hiking, the Heavenly Gondola is something we recommend everyone does on their first day in town. The Gondola is two blocks away and takes you to the top of the ski resort. There is a viewing platform with a 180 degree view - which orients you for the direction you wish to hike in. There are also several moderate to extreme paths that take you over 10,000 feet, ranger hikes, and interpretive trails.

There are three different waterfalls that are not well known and not easy to find, but our staff is happy to point you in that direction.

If you are a climber, every variety is available from bouldering to extremely difficult climbs. There are two spots that have hooks in the wall, but you will need to bring your own ropes and carabiners. Equipment rental shops are available if needed.

Winter Activities

As soon as the snow hits the ground, Lake Tahoe transforms into a mecca of winter activities, and Heavenly Inn puts you in a prime spot to enjoy all that the area has to offer.

There are five ski resorts within an hour drive of the hotel with varying degrees of difficulty. Most every ski resort has both children and adult programs. Several have snow tubing areas in addition to skiing and snowboarding. You are only a quarter mile away from the ski lifts of Heavenly Mountain Resort, the largest resort in California and Nevada.

In addition to skiing, there are two lakefront resorts offering snowshoeing and cross country skiing - Zephyr Cove Resort and Camp Richardson Resort. These resorts also feature onsite dining and great events such as “Saturday Night Wine Nights” where guests snowshoe out to the bonfire and enjoy wine.

For more ideas and specifics, visit or call us at 877.286.3413, and our staff will be happy to give you ideas!