Get ready for summer everyone! Number one destination for many people that I know in the summer is Lake Tahoe. World wide Tahoe is known for it’s vast amount of snow, and snow sports, but summer is just as much fun as the winter on and around Lake Tahoe. You can hike to the peaks of various mountains! I myself have hiked Mt. Rose and many areas near Tahoe Donner. There is river rafting and tubing on the Truckee river. The Shakespeare Festival near the east shore on the Nevada side, at Sand Harbor is another great event.
My family has visited all sides of lake Tahoe! We found Rustic Cottages because they had more than just a room for everyone. We can have a cabin or two, and also rent the smaller cabins, so that each family within the family has their own cabin. We all join in the breakfast cabin in the a.m and have our lunches and meals at the cabin that our family rented. It’s a fabulous time, and we have our own little retreats also, while on a family vacation.
Rustic Cottages on Lake Tahoe, at Tahoe Vista, is a great place to escape, and enjoy the mountains of the Tahoe region, and Placer counties, and other counties. Rustic Cottages, is in Tahoe Vista, on the California side. It’s just a short ways from Incline Village, which is on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.
The cottages are cute, and self sufficient, and the cabins are great with hot tubs out side on the decks. With each cabin or cottage rental, you get your own mug to take home too, which is a pretty neat souvenir.
Finally, I managed to get to the lake and swim. I have been to this same spot a couple of times, but not yet this year. It is located on the South side of the lake, after you drive over the dam. I love this spot, the water reminds me of the sea.
Whiskey town lake is wonderful because no matter the drought, it will always be full and ready for activities, camping, boating, kayaking, skiing, sailing, or whatever activity you would like.
Below is Lily, my Mom’s dog, she loved the water, but not necessarily to swim. She never went any deeper than her stomach. We were at the beach for two hours and she did not sit once.
These pictures were taken on the south east side of the lake, it has a white sand and more granite. Other parts of the lake can have red sand for instance.
Historically, this was known as a stop over for people heading east and west via the old 299 route. An old neighbor once told my dad, that hat he used to stop for a bed, meal and shower, all for only $3.00. The man used to run sheep from Cottonwood to Hayfork back in the early 1900’s. I imagine that back then it took days to travel that distance with sheep and no automobiles.
Also this was land of the Wintu native Americans. It is a beautiful little valley where two creeks converge. There are open pastures, and mountains on all sides, and lots of trees.
|view of highway 299|
This is the view (the photo to the right) as you are standing in front of the house. Beyond the fence is highway 299 and also a creek, there are two creeks which converge on this historic location. That is part of the attraction of this little park. It also has picnic tables, a walking bridge or two, and you can continue hiking back to the historic mining areas.
|old rock oven and stove|
|This is a beautiful little valley with two creeks, and mountains protecting the sides. It’s no wonder the native Americans lived here.|
|Information about the toll bridge.|