by Whitney Rife
Nestled in between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort offers a perfect location for a family vacation. Accommodations at the resort range from a studio to two-bedroom suites. Units contain two twin beds or one queen, a dining room table and a kitchenette at minimum. Rooms feature modern amenities like DVD players and cable television. Suites can fit up to six people, including two bathrooms, a full kitchen and spacious living arrangements. Buildings have laundry facilities and are air-conditioned. There is also a bar and restaurant on the property.
On the resort, there is a game room and an activities department. Two swimming pools and two hot tubs, indoor and outdoor, dot the premises. The Ski Run Marina and Heavenly Mountain Resort Base Lodge are adjacent to the resort, offering an array of water and land sport activities. Families can go snorkeling, rent jet skis or canoe on the lake, or turn to the mountains for skiing and snowboarding. The area is also full of hiking and biking trails.
Our Editor Loves
- Activities department
- Nearby Ski Run Marina
While the resort itself is very nice - the units, the views, the location - the $28 + (with taxes) resort fee is why we won't stay here again. You pay the resort fee for the amenities of the pool, the hot tub, the outside fire pits, none of which we used. We wouldn't have complained if we at least could have parked there. 6 of the 7 nights, all the parking was taken, and we had to park across very busy Hwy 50. This was at least a 10 minute cold walk away. The one night we parked at the resort was the night we stayed in. So we paid almost $200 for the week, and weren't able to park near the resort.
If you are not an owner here you will just get a noisy street view room. Even if you requested a lake view because you are celebrating a special occasion. Not for you only for OWNERS. Don’t let the twits at the front desk forget to give you the key in the welcome package. Then you’ll be rushed off to concierge for timeshare. After not being very accommodating WHY would I want to buy at a Diamond resort? I can never connect to their complimentary WiFi. Housekeeping gets an A+ Immaculate. Not very accommodating and they can learn from Hilton resorts what hospitality means. NO would not recommend and NO would not stay here again even if you paid me.