Welcome to Lake Tahoe!
If you want the visual taste of the majestic Swiss Alps coupled with the idyllic beauty of the Caribbean, then Lake Tahoe begs for your residence.
Nowhere in all the USA is there a lake with such awe-inspiring landscape! Lake Tahoe’s crystal-clear blue water, white beach sand, and surrounding snow-capped mountains combine in irresistible and stunning beauty.
Seriously what could be more beautiful than a Swiss and Caribbean combo?
The only thing missing amongst the tall Jeffery Pines that dot the banks surrounding Lake Tahoe is a beautifully crafted rustic cabin and YOU!
Discover for yourself why you should choose a Log Cabin in Lake Tahoe for your dream getaway log cabin and second residence
10 Reasons You Should Have a Log Cabin at Lake Tahoe
1. Stunning Scenery
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Mark Twain says it well, “To breathe the same air as angels, you must go to Tahoe.” (Emerald Bay, California side)
Lake Tahoe, USA’s largest alpine lake, cradles trillions of gallons of fresh water, provided by the melting sierra snow. This lovely lake offers 72 miles of shoreline for exploration and discovery! The surrounding terrain boast tall aspen and cedar trees which bring a surprising, yet delightful twist to the white beach sand. The Sierra Nevada mountains sing in this mystical place, as they watch over the clear blue lake and its gorgeous surrounding forests.
Pack your binoculars for sure! Even better bring your camera! Better yet, move to this beautiful spot and you’ll see the awe-inspiring scenery every day!
Enjoy this relaxing and gorgeous Ariel view of Lake Tahoe.
2. Beautiful Beaches
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White sand! Yes, that one of a kind beach experience always involves the cleanest white sand…and that crystal-clear blue water. You do not have to go to the Gulf to enjoy this sought-after Caribbean experience. Check out these 10 best beaches at Lake Tahoe and get a further taste and description of each of these sun-bathed beauties.
Best Beaches on Lake Tahoe
3. Tax-Friendly Territory
If you choose to build your cabin on the Nevada side of the Lake, you are in for a real financial treat. Nevada is one of the most tax friendly states in America. How does no business, corporate, or personal income tax sound to you? Plus, the state has a low property tax as well. How does Lake Tahoe sound after this? Forbes and Barron’s agree that this dazzling beauty scores in the top 10 best spots for a second residence in the USA.
4. Wonderful Weather
Humid, sticky, and hot are NOT words used to describe the climate at Lake Tahoe. Instead, dry, fresh, and warm more accurately explains the weather around this overwhelmingly beautiful lake. Summers are perfect for enjoying physical activity and even some dips in the lake (the water is quite cold!) and winters are chilly with plenty of regular fluffy white snow. Lake Tahoe serves you all the four seasons. Enjoy getting a month by month average of Lake Tahoe’s weather, rain, and snow.
5. Refreshing & Otherworldly Outdoor Recreation
Winter ushers in cold weather and snow creating perfect conditions for skiing, snow-tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, and even sleigh rides! “Oh, what fun it is to ride, on a one-horse open Lake Tahoe sleigh!” 😊
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Check out some more summer and winter outdoor opportunities and plan to bring your skies, hiking boots, and favorite hot cocoa mix ( for that one of a kind Lake Tahoe Sleigh Ride!)
17 things to do in Lake Tahoe
6. Safe & Tight Knit community
The surrounding towns of Lake Tahoe celebrate a tight-knit community. Hardly anyone locks their doors at night and as one resident shares, “its where your grandkids can be ‘kids’ in an environment like the ‘good-old-days.” If you enjoy peace of mind at nighttime and community opportunity, Lake Tahoe is calling your name!
7. Readily Available Renters
If your ideal for a second home is a vacation or seasonal getaway, then you are in “good company”! Owning a second home in Lake Tahoe, especially the Nevada side, creates a golden opportunity to earn some cash during your absence. The area attracts a lot of short stay renters. You can go the Airbnb route or try Homeaway.
8. Enthralling Entertainment
If the outdoors doesn’t captivate all your time…there is more!
Whether its live concerts, the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, festivals, or fireworks on the lake…be prepared to enjoy a variety of enthralling entertainment that speaks to heritage and life of Lake Tahoe. Discover it all by checking out Tahoe South Events for a complete listing of seasonal entertainment.
9. Flavorful, Fabulously Diverse Food
Lake Tahoe proudly accommodates not just the magnificent Sierra Mountains, but also a whole host of mouth-watering eateries. From the flavorful Azul Latin Kitchen to the sweet Heavenly Donut shop to cozy First Sign Café, and everything else in between, will serve your palette’s deepest longings.
10. Live a Healthier Way of Life!
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With such a beautiful “backyard” Lake Tahoe cultivates a healthy lifestyle for 3 reasons.
- Fresh mountain air
- Prolific outdoor recreation
- Clean and quality water – So good you can drink it from the tap!
These 3 factors wish you a happy and healthy life at Lake Tahoe!
There you have it! 10 irresistible reasons why you should leave a lasting mark on this incredible place!
Discover the History Behind the Lake Tahoe
History is fascinating, and especially so, when it is about to be marked by your legacy. Unravel the story by checking out this intriguing brief history of Lake Tahoe.
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Enjoy these pictures of Old Tahoe and the New Tahoe!
SO… Which Side is Better at Lake Tahoe?
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Quick answer…both sides are the best!
This is a legitimate question. There is no need to pit one side against the other. Truth be told, you might find that indeed one side of Lake Tahoe is better, but that is entirely based on your personal preference. Let’s give the brief benefits of both sides and then you decide which side is better!
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If you are looking to enjoy a quieter and smaller town feel along with more affordable vacationing options, then the North is on your side!
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South Tahoe is livelier with a higher density of tourists thanks to its abundant entertainment and popular lake locations. It is higher living expenses and offers lavish living at its finest. So, if you want high energy opportunities, the South Side is definitely greener!
Good Residential Locations Within 30 Minutes of Lake Tahoe
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Here are some of the best towns around for building your second home in the nearby woods or available land.
- Truckee, California
- Tahoe City, California
- Incline Village, Nevada
- South Lake Tahoe, California
- Christmas Valley, California
- Mogul, Nevada (40 min.)
Discover more about these 5 Great Neighborhoods in the Lake Tahoe Area and check out this land for sale around Lake Tahoe!
A Zook Cabin & Lake Tahoe = The Perfect Pair
When you choose a quality built Amish log cabin for your new Lake Tahoe home, you got yourself the perfect match!
Our Amish built modular log cabins are not are the same as manufactured log cabin homes. Our log cabins are permanent structures and appreciate as do any other traditional or stick-built homes.
What could make a Swiss and Caribbean combo even more stunning? The addition of a gorgeous Zook cabin!
Discover your dream log cabin home in Lake Tahoe and create the epic living package!