Five Lake Tahoe Hotels with Unique Amenities and Services
By: Tahoe South
With endless slopes to shred and wakes to ride, it’s easy to forget to rest while you’re gallivanting around South Lake Tahoe. While taking breaks isn’t mandatory, there are plenty of unique and exclusive hotel comforts to lure you off the trails for some exceptional down time.
In collaboration with Tahoe South, our Expedia.com team pinpointed some local hotels with amenities that invite you to unwind with a cocktail or release some tension in Mountain Pose. Spiff up your ride at the gear shop or rejuvenate your muscles at the spa. Best of all, you don’t need a room key to check out these features—even non-guests are free to partake.
Ski season is upon us! Take care of your last-minute touch-ups or pick up some rentals at the Ski & Board shop at the 19-acre Lakeland Village Resort at Heavenly. The lakefront hotel’s store provides “in and out” hot waxing service, over-night repairs and tune-ups, and an assortment of clothing and equipment to purchase or rent. Whether you’re a joey on the slopes or the next Lindsey Vonn, this shop will suit you up with everything you need to hit the trails, regardless of your skill level.
When your muscles are crying after a day of mountain biking on the Tahoe Rim Trail or shredding up the terrain parks, give them a little TLC at Grand Residences by Marriott’s Serenity Spa in Heavenly Village. The resort features studios and one- and two-bedroom units, but you don’t have to be a hotel guest to relish relaxation at its finest. Indulge with the spa’s reflexology treatment, which soothes achy hands and feet, or go for the deep-tissue massage that will have you back out on the trails first thing in the morning.
You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities where you can get your thrills and adrenaline rushes, but The Landing can add some balance to your life. Lake Tahoe’s only 5-star boutique hotel provides Afternoon Yoga, Snow Flow for Skiers and Riders, and Weekend Wind-Down sessions, which include strength-building and restorative moves to benefit your health on and off the terrain. Take a deep breath, ground yourself, and move through a 75-minute Vinyasa flow. Classes are free for hotel guests and cost less than the price of lunch for everyone else.
Whether you’re staying or just playing at Bally’s Lake Tahoe, you can forget about sleep. The resort may boast 437 luxury rooms, but it’s the on-site Opal Ultra Lounge that deserves the spotlight. It’s a late-night playground, where the DJ drives pumping music through the speakers until dawn. Go-go dancers hype up the crowd, while the flashing disco lights reflect off the body paint plastered on partiers. Pop some bubbly at a VIP table or get your second wind on the dance floor, and let the night rage.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Tahoe local or a visitor from afar, these hotel features welcome everyone to swing by between ski runs or standup paddleboard lessons. During your next South Lake Tahoe adventures, slip in a yoga session and pencil in a night on the dance floor.
Written by Chloe Mulliner
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