Lake Tahoe is truly a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. The exquisite warm weather provides unlimited possibilities for an abundance of recreational activities.
Secrets Inn is three blocks from a private lake beach (guests receive a pass), so it is not as crowded as the state park beaches. There is a marina that gives exclusive discounts on kayaks, wave runners, and powerboats. Parasailing is also available, and daily hot air balloon rides are less than a 5 minute drive from the Inn.
The choices for biking, whether for the mountain or just pleasure, are endless in Lake Tahoe. There is a mountain bike shop one block from the Inn where you can rent cruiser bikes or mountain bikes. The cruiser bike path starts a block uphill from the Inn. Mountain bike trails are 2 miles away, but can be reached through the cruiser bike trails.
For hiking, the Heavenly Gondola is something we recommend everyone does on their first day in town. The Gondola is 2 blocks away and takes you to the top of the ski resort. There is a viewing platform there with a 180 degree view - which orients you for the direction you wish to hike in. There are also several moderate to extreme paths that take you over 10,000 feet, ranger hikes, and interpretive trails.
There are three different waterfalls that are not well known, and not easy to find - but our Innkeepers are happy to point you in that direction!
If you're a climber, every variety is available from bouldering to extremely difficult climbs. There are two spots that have hooks in the wall - but you will need to bring your own ropes and carabiners. Equipment rental shops are available if needed.