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Tahoe with Friends

Tahoe with Friends

Chris and I have been wanting to go to the snow all winter and finally made it out to Lake Tahoe last weekend. Our friends found an awesome AirBnB in North Lake Tahoe, between Carnelian Bay and Tahoe City.

The property had a main house and three other individual cabins, so each couple had their own private space (and a few more guys crashed in the main house). The only downside was that their hot tubs were BROKEN, but we didn’t let that stop us from having a great time.

We knew there was going to be a lot of snow after all the recent rain we’ve had (places in Tahoe have gotten 450-500” plus of snowfall just this year!!), so we decided to be safe and rent a 4x4 vehicle rather than put chains on our own truck. Chris took this opportunity to use Turo which is basically AirBnB for cars, and rented his dream truck, a Ford Raptor. Funny (or not so funny) story, back when we first started dating and took a trip to the snow, one of our chains broke and ripped the truck’s entire brake line… AKA no working brakes. Luckily everything ended up fine — other than us being terrified — but that’s a story for another time.

The amount of snow only added to Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty. Think white-frosted trees, a stunning blue lake, and the cutest cabins covered in icicles and snow (heart eyes). It’s clearly going to be an extra long snow season this year, so I’m hopeful we can make at least one more trip back and recommend that you do too. Read on below for the fun things we did in Tahoe!

THINGS TO DO AROUND TAHOE CITY:

Snowboard (or Ski) at Homewood - Chris and I originally thought more people were planning to hit the slopes with us, but with only one other skier in tow, we opted for Homewood Resort which is a little less pricey than Squaw Valley or Northstar, but still has a good mix of runs for all levels (green, blue, black). They also have a great bar and lodge area for friends to hang out at and to grab drinks and a bite to eat after spending the day on the mountain.

Fine n Funky - While the boys were getting some work done on Friday, we found this cute local boutique with a great selection of casual wear, shoes, and jewelry.

Pete n Peter’s - A fun old bar where you can play darts/pool/shuffleboard or just enjoy a drink and some company.

Bridgetender Tavern - This tavern has the cutest camping decor, awesome food, and generous portions.

Play games at the cabin - Whether it’s board games or drinking games (or both), there’s no better way to have fun with friends while staying warm indoors (bonus points if there’s a fireplace!).

Bake a big breakfast together - Our group planned groceries together and made a big pancake & eggs breakfast the first morning and then bacon & egg breakfast burritos for day two. Don’t forget the orange juice and champagne!

Have you been to Tahoe before? Do you want to go? Let me know in the comments below!

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