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Area Attractions

Lake Tahoe offers an endless assortment of activities all year. If spending time with family, friends and loved ones in the great outdoors is your idea of a an ideal vacation, then South Lake Tahoe is for you.

On the crystal blue lake you can kayak, canoe, stand up paddle, jet ski and water ski. You can also seek thrills on a parasail or hot air balloon, before watching the sun set on a romantic dinner cruise. The mountains invite you to hike, bike, rock climb, ski and snowmobile.

Our prime location is close to everything Lake Tahoe has to offer. Shops, restaurants, casinos, concerts and Heavenly Mountain are just steps away. A private beach is within a quarter-mile.

One of the great things that we offer is an audio CD when you check in. The CD takes you around the lake and gives a description on all the sights and things to do, because the entire lake is known as such a scenic and beautiful area.

Summer Activities

Lake Tahoe is truly a paradise for outdoor lovers. The warm weather provides unlimited possibilities for an abundance of recreational activities.

Secrets Inn is three blocks from a private lakeside beach that is not nearly as crowded as state park beaches. (Guests may purchase passes at our front desk.) A nearby marina offers exclusive discounts on kayak, wave runner, and powerboat rentals. Parasailing and hot air balloon rides are also nearby options.

Your choices for biking—from mountain biking to pleasure excursions—are endless in South Lake Tahoe. You can rent cruisers and mountain bikes from a nearby bike shop in Heavenly Village. The cruiser bike path begins a block uphill from the Inn. Mountain bike trails are located two miles away; however, they can be reached via the cruiser trails.

Heavenly Gondola is something we recommend everyone try on their first day. Just two blocks from Secrets Inn, this amazing ride glides you to the top of the ski resort, where a viewing platform offers iconic 180-degree vistas that you will never forget. This is a great place to picnic, orient yourself to the lake and decide where you want to start exploring. 

Hiking is a popular activity, no matter the season. You can embark on self-guided and expert-led tours that are suited for all ages and abilities. If you like a challenge, ranger hikes, interpretive trails and several moderate to extreme paths that take you more than 10,000 feet are available. Three beautiful waterfalls located off the beaten path are well worth visiting. Our staff is happy to point you in the right direction.

If you are a climber, you're in luck. Every option 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.

Winter Activities

As soon as the snow hits the ground, Lake Tahoe transforms into a mecca for winter activities. Secrets Inn puts you in a prime spot to enjoy all that the area has to offer.

Five ski resorts—all within 1-hour of our hotel—boast unbelievable trails and varying degrees of difficulty for skiers and snowboarders. Most facilities host programs for adults and children of all abilities and several provide places for snow tubing. Secrets Inn is just a quarter mile from the ski lifts of Heavenly Mountain—the largest resort in California and Nevada.

Two nearby lakefront resorts offer snowshoeing and cross country skiing: Zephyr Cove Resort and Camp Richardson. You can also enjoy fine dining and fun events, such as “Saturday Night Wine Nights,” where guests snowshoe out to the bonfire and enjoy wine.

For more ideas and specifics, visit TahoeSouth.com or call 877.286.3413. Our staff is always happy to help you arrange for a memorable vacation experience!