If you enjoy calm, quiet luxury and a down-to-earth vibe, the West Shore is your paradise. This is where you’ll find old Tahoe charm and superb access to Tahoe’s natural beauty. It’s an excellent location for adventurous outdoor enthusiasts as well as families with children of all ages.
Smaller West Shore communities like Homewood and Tahoma provide places to procure provisions and meet with friends for a casual drink and a bite. Discover the ever-popular bar and restaurant Chamber’s Landing—established in 1875, it’s the oldest bar establishment in the region—locals’ favorite breakfast spot the Fire Sign Cafe, and excellent coffee, pastries, and gourmet eats at Tahoe House. When you’re looking for a little more action, Tahoe City is just up the road.
The West Shore boasts two beloved smaller-sized, family friendly ski resorts—Homewood and Granlibakken. And there’s amazing access to backcountry and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Those wilderness areas transform to excellent hiking and mountain biking opportunities in the non-winter months. Experience the spring blooms in Paige Meadows or explore the challenging trails of Blackwood Canyon. Visit nearby Sugar Pine Point State Park and breathtaking Emerald Bay, and the historic sights of Vikingsholm Castle and Ehrman Mansion.
Lakeside, launch your sailboat out of Obexer’s Marina, motor out for some exhilarating wakeboarding or water skiing, or enjoy the calm of paddleboarding. Or just relax on the beach while keeping an eye out for the finely restored antique wooden boats that call Tahoe home. When you want a place to truly get away from it all, Tahoe’s West Shore is your answer.