Summer at Lake Tahoe isn’t just about the recreation. It’s also about refueling and relaxing. Whether you prefer to start the day with a hearty breakfast, or treat yourself to a refreshing beverage and snack after a hike, the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts give you plenty of options.
One of the unique things about Squaw Valley is the pool at High Camp. Who doesn’t love swimming with a view? At the nearby Poolside Café, you can do double duty, soaking up the sun by the mountaintop pool and hot tub while indulging in tasty burgers, sandwiches or fresh green salads. A poolside meal isn’t complete without one of the refreshing summer cocktails.
The Poolside Café also offers a great selection of kid’s meal options including chicken tenders, grilled cheese, and PB & J.
Heavenly's newest 14,720-square-foot restaurant and lodge, Tamarack Lodge, boasts sweeping views of both California and Nevada, along with indoor and outdoor patio seating at the top of the Gondola. Enjoy tri-tip, artisanal pizzas, or chili with the views. For those seeking stronger sustenance, you’ll find an assortment of beer, wine and cocktails at Bar 9150 located within the lodge.
After a morning of hiking at Kirkwood, head over to the historic Kirkwood Inn for lunch. This rustic log cabin, built in 1864, is now home to a casual restaurant and bar. An assortment of beers on tap provides the perfect refreshment after a day on the trails, and the smoked ribs and chicken combo is a guaranteed way to ensure you’re not running on empty. Be sure to try the Comstock Chili, a four- time Thin Air Chili Cook Off winner.
The Martis Valley Grille, located in the Northstar golf course clubhouse, is the place for breakfast at Northstar. Enjoy classics like huevos rancheros and blueberry pancakes, or plan for Sunday Brunch, which comes with a complimentary mimosa for those of age. Not a morning person? The Martis Valley Grille serves lunch and dinner, and boasts a pretty great happy hour from 4-6 pm that includes drink specials and discounted appetizers.
Posted by Jenn Gleckman