Concerts on Commons Beach 2016! Tahoe City CA


12th Anniversary!!

Local, regional & national performers will delight Tahoe City audiences every Sunday afternoon this summer.

This FREE 12-week concert series begins June 26th through September 4th. Music begins at 4:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm, (occasional early starts @3pm)

Come early to enjoy the Lakeside ambiance with friends and family (there is a fully equipped playground for the little rockers). Your picnic and beverages from home are welcome.

Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, ice-cream, sushi, barbecue, salads and more


October 3rd



12th annual, Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop

a favorite that brings locals and tourists to historic downtown Truckee to sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping. From noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30+ venues, five food tickets and a program with a map to all participating venues.



October 3rd & 4th

spThe Reebok Spartan Race World Championship

This event will take place at the legendary Squaw Valley.  The world’s best athletes will collide on the course with a shared goal: to be the Spartan Race World Champion. The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing. 7:30am – 7:30pm.


October 8th – 11th


American Whiskey Weekend!

Join bourbon experts, chefs, barmen (women) for a three-night bourbon and culinary-focused getaway. We are excited to be partnering with Four Roses who was recently awarded American Whisky Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine and has received the honor four times in the last five years since 2011.




October 10th

ffJoin us for the 6th annual Fall Festival!

One of our biggest events of the year! There’s something for everyone at our harvest festival from arts and craft vendors, our annual doggie dip, live music, seasonal beer offerings, a carnival area for kids with arts, crafts, games and food.  11 am – 5 pm




October 16th and 17th

hhCome celebrate local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists.  During the walking tour, small groups are guided to interesting sites where they will be immersed in engaging tales performed by talented characters.  The tour skillfully weaves together dramatic, downright haunting and laugh-out loud funny stories. VIP Thursday tour. 5 pm & 6 pm


October 17th


Tahoe City Harvest Festival

From 10 am – 2 pm. Fall has come and pumpkins are ripe for the pickin’. The Fall Festival has something for all members of the family. Food, games, hay rides, petting zoo, and much much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun.  Cost is $15 All Inclusive Wrist Band


October 18th


20th Annual Truckee River Day!

Join us for a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration. You will be working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more. Projects start at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m



October 24th


52nd Annual North Tahoe Ski and Sports Swap

Winter season is approaching!  Get geared up at the ski and sports swap! Great deals to be had by all! Located at the North Tahoe High School from 9am -3 pm.

This is known as NV County’s largest agricultural operation: ­ a 446-­acre property with 230 acres of planted vineyard. It’s beautiful, rolling country and is just 1 hour to Sugar Bowl. The wine industry and farmland prices are booming.
This seller is ready to make a deal:­ we’ve dropped price $3,000,000 in the last 2 months. New price is $6,900,000.
This property has significant water rights and has had no reductions to them. The irrigation is on and thelakes are full! Turnkey management, scenic beauty, central location, solid technical and physical infrastructure: creative possibilities exist for your buyers and investors…
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Tahoe City Wine Walk

June 21, 2014 • noon-4pm • Rain or Shine

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Enjoy Wines with a View and All the Charms of Downtown Tahoe City!


Sip, shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers. Learn more about the event.


Buy Tickets Early and Save


Save $10 When You Buy Your Tickets Early


$40 – Adult ticket, early-bird discount


Purchase online:


Purchase at a local ticket outlet (starting 5/15):



Tickets On the Day of the Event – Cash Only

$50 – Adult ticket, purchased day of the event
$25 – Designated driver ticket (food only), purchased day of the event
$10 – Kids, age 7+, purchased day of the event
FREE – Kids under 7

2014 Lake Tahoe & Reno Summer Events

Summer 2014 events

Reserve your tickets before April 18th!

15th Annual
Best of Tahoe Chefs
A Kaleidoscope of Color!
Please join us for an evening of Dinner, Wine, Dancing and Chef Auction to benefit the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.  100% of donations support Patient and Family programs & services.

MAY 18, 2014


A friendly reminder that this is always a sell-out event and tickets are selling  fast!

Ticket price increases after April 18th.

Buy your tickets TODAY!

You’re Cordially Invited to a Broker Open at

4784 N Lake Blvd
Carnelian Bay Lake Tahoe 

Tuesday, March 4th
11:00 – 1:00 pm

      Silver Blue Lakefront Lodge

Use morning tranquil blue waters to launch a kayak from the pier or tie a dingy to 1 of 2 buoys then swim to shore for lunch on the sunny deck. It’s a short stroll to Garwood’s for a “Wet Woody” to watch the sunset.


A 1950’s immaculate cabin filled with rich history and old Tahoe charm.


5 bedrooms with an unobstructed lake view,
from all but one room.  

Offered at $2,995,000

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*On the rental program with Marmot Luxury Vacation Rentals. 2 bedrooms do not have closets. Attic for extra storage. Garage also playroom; easy retrofit. Hot Tub, Gas BBQ. BMP certificate. Pier extension available to 6200 elevation or up to 30′ extended.*
Come to preview this fabulous property and enjoy some noshes! Leave your business card and be entered to win a lovely bottle of wine!

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Regional Lake Tahoe Broker

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival in Tahoe

Alpenglow Mountain Festival in Tahoe

By Christina Nellemann














You know you wanna be here, but take that avalanche safety class first before heading into the snowy hills. Photo by Alpenglow Sports

Finally, the next forecast is predicting about a foot more snow in the Tahoe area. Hallelujah! It looks like those snow dances and prayers worked. This might be your best time to get up into the mountains for some Sochi-inspired extreme winter sports. If you’re already an experienced skier or snowboarder, you know what to do, but what if you’re new to mountain snow sports?

Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City will be holding a two-week winter sport festival February 14 – March 2 which will feature clinics, classes, natural history lessons and backcountry ski and snowshoe tours at various locations around North Lake Tahoe including Squaw Valley, Page Meadows, Ward Canyon, Emerald Bay and Homewood.

Each event is geared toward aspiring beginner and intermediate winter sport enthusiasts who want to get more exercise in the high mountains.

Alpenglow has teamed up with Nature’s Bakery to offer most of the events for free, but participants are encouraged to register online in advance to ensure they get a spot in their desired clinic or tour.

You can also register for some great giveaways. The events will include guided snowshoe, backcountry and nordic ski tours, cross country skills and wax clinics, AIARE certified field and classroom avalanche safety clinics, and full moon skiing.

Other events will include the Great Ski Race at Tahoe Cross Country, the Wine, Women and Wax clinic, presentations by Mammut athlete Todd Offenbacher and Alpenglow Sports experts on backcountry skiing and avalanche conditions, and a natural history tour with Will Richardson of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science.

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Reno-Tahoe Tourism At Five-Year High

PHOTO: Tourism in the Reno-Tahoe area is at a five-year high. Photo credit: Douglas County, Nevada.

PHOTO: Tourism in the Reno-Tahoe area is at a five-year high. Photo credit: Douglas County, Nevada.

January 28, 2014

RENO, Nev. – American travelers again seem willing to spend the money to take a business trip or vacation in Northern Nevada.

Chris Baum, president and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, says last year was the best tourism year in the region since 2008.

He points out a nearly 10 percent room rate increase generated an additional $25 million in taxable room revenue.

And, he says, more tourism should mean more jobs created.

“When your hotel is running two-thirds full you’re able to keep most of your employees on board and keep them busy and occupied,” he says. “So we’re talking about thousands and thousands of jobs.”

Baum maintains more tourism money also helps restaurants, retail and other businesses in the area.

He says his agency does a lot of marketing and advertising to try to boost tourism, but he says it also seems that many Americans are ready to have some fun after years of recession.

“We also find there’s a lot of pent-up demand in the United States from people who haven’t taken a vacation for a couple of years,” he explains. “Even if they get away for a three-day weekend, that’s still a lot more than they were doing three or four years ago.”

Baum says a lot of people visit Northern Nevada to enjoy Lake Tahoe and the outdoor lifestyle of the area.

He stresses tourists come from all over the U.S., but Northern California remains the top market for Reno-Tahoe tourism.

Troy Wilde, Public News Service – NV

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Stay with PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn and Fly High with Virgin America
All reservations booked in 2012 will earn double Virgin America Elevate points (1000 per guestroom, 1500 per suite). As always, with all stays guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and valet parking.

Whether you’re looking to learn the art of fly fishing or looking to refine your skills, Matt Heron Fly Fishing located in the Olympic Valley is one of the most popular and sought after fly fishing schools in the country. The three hour Cast n’ Catch class begins with a private hour and a half of casting lessons, which leads into an hour and a half of guided fishing on the private, stocked ponds.

Package Includes:

• One night accommodations for two people

• Cast n’ Catch Fly Fishing instruction by Matt Heron for two people (can be used in 2012 or 2013)

• Fresh baked pastries or assorted cheese plate provided by PlumpJack Cafe

• Bottle of CADE Sauvignon Blanc in room upon check-in

Farm Fresh to PlumpJack Cafe & A Fresh Guestroom Rate of $159 – Celebrate the last of the summer bounty and the beginning of the fall harvest with a very special evening showcasing Executive Chef Ben “Wyatt” Dufresne’s multi-course menu and Farmer Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms’ freshest ingredients. Join us for an evening of creative culinary delights, perfectly paired summer wines, lots of laughter, new friends and a dramatic mountain setting.

Stay with us for an exclusive Fresh Rate of $159

Date: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 6pm welcome, 6:30 dinner
Cost: $50 for four course dinner, $85 paired with wines

Summer Wine Dinners – Our Wine Series is back for the summer. Indulge in the full Wine Dinner Menu with wine pairings in the dining room or enjoy by the glass in the bar or with your dinner.

Stay with us for an exclusive Fresh Rate of $159

Upcoming Winemaker Dinners
Aug 23rd
Honig Vineyard and Winery

Sept 7th
Orin Swift Cellars