Man, I love Summer in Lake Tahoe

Sorry I haven’t been posted very often lately. I’ve just been totally caught up in the amazingness that is summer in Lake Tahoe. You guys…this place is SO awesome right now!

We originally moved here for the winter lifestyle – aka skiing. I didn’t realize that the summer here would surpass the winter. The weather is just so incredible. I mean it literally has not rained once since May! Every day is bright, sunny and no hotter than 80 degrees.

My colleagues tease me that we are living like tourists here. Every weekend we’re off to explore some new hiking trail, waterfall, activity, restaurant or beach spot. One asked me “don’t you ever just relax at home?” I said, “No! That’s what we did every weekend for four years before moving here!”

Here are some photos that paint the pretty picture that is Tahoe in the summer:

Kayaking Lake Tahoe

Sightseeing at Emerald Bay

Cliff Jumping at Angora Lake

Lazy River Floating

Waterfall Hopping at Cascade Falls

Swimming/boating/jet skiing in the crystal clear water

Hiking Rubicon Trail


Beaching It At Sand Harbor

That is seriously just a snippet of the fun we’ve been having.

So why am I bragging to you all? Because we want more visitors! We had a ton of people come in the Winter, but I think folks sort of didn’t realize (like us) that summer is even more incredible.

We absolutely love showing our friends and family this part of the US.  Summer doesn’t end here for a couple more months, so if you’re looking for a little getaway, let us know!

I hope wherever you are spending your summer, you’re enjoying great weather and plenty of time outside.

Family Reunion in Lake Tahoe

Living across the country from most of our friends and family is definitely one of the negatives of our new life. Luckily we chose a place that is an awesome vacation spot, which has resulted in a lot of visits from the people we love.

One of the visits I am most excited about will happen this August when my entire immediate family (on the Cron side) is coming for a family reunion in Lake Tahoe to celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday! So that’s my parents, brother and his wife, sister and her husband and Luke and me.

I can’t wait to have them all out here AND in the best month in Tahoe too. I’ve already got a ton of Lake Tahoe activities in mind- lazy river, kayaking, renting jet skis, hiking, dinner boat cruises, golfing, spa day…

Since the family reunion is taking place in Tahoe, Luke and I have been tasked with starting the planning. The first order of business? Finding a vacation rental near Lake Tahoe. VRBO (vacation rentals by owner) literally has hundreds of four-bedroom listings, which I’ve narrowed down to four viable options.

We’re having a tough time deciding which is best, so I thought I’d let you guys weigh in (plus it’s fun to look at beautiful houses). These are all similar in price  (less than $100/night/couple!) and location so let’s vote based solely on looks.

Click the image to go to each individual listing with more photos

House #1.

Lake Tahoe Rental HouseHouse # 2.

House # 3.

Lake Tahoe Lake HouseHouse #4

Tahoe City Rental

I’m still so shocked that we can rent such an amazing house for so little! Right now I think we’re leaning toward #1 because of the big deck. Which house would do you think we should get?