Lake Tahoe was not in our original travel plan, to be honest with you. In fact, it was not even in our Plan B. But sometimes the most amazing places are those that you didn´t expect to visit. It happened to us in Europe when we visited Slovenia, and it happened to us in the USA when we visited this amazing alpine lake, the largest in the whole wide country. But we will dedicate a whole blog post about this lake in a couple of weeks. First of all, we want you to discover the hotel we stayed in and from where we did not want to leave. I´m talking about Hotel Azure, situated in South Lake Tahoe, right across the street from the lake.
What I would like to highlight in the first place is something that we found really hard to find in the USA: this hotel is dog-friendly. Although we didn´t travel with our dog this time (family decision as the trip was not long enough to put her in the stress of flying for 15 hours), this is definitely a plus. And it is definitely a family thought hotel: you have a heated outdoor pool and hot tube (perfect to chill during the summer and ideal to relax your muscles after a long ski session in winter), a playroom, a bowling alley, and a couple of nice restaurants to enjoy a meal with a view.
The room that we got was huge and comfortable, and it even had a fridge and a microwave, and a private balcony with the Lake Tahoe just in front. The sunsets from the comfort of our room were magical.
But of course when you travel to a place like Lake Tahoe you are thinking about long hiking days surrounded by the most beautiful nature. So maybe a big room or a small room won´t make any difference as you normally go to your hotel to just relax. So here is another highlight of this hotel: the location. South Lake Tahoe is definitely the place to be and from the hotel, you have access to all the highlights and all the best trails a stone´s throw away. Emerald Bay, Eagle Falls, Cascade Falls, Fallen Leaf Lake, Glen Alpine Falls, Vikingsholm, Inspiration Vista Point… everything is less than 30 minutes away from the hotel door.
Two more pluses: free bikes for guests to use them (there´s a super nice bike road that takes you along the lake and into the lovely town), and a small but complete fitness center. So if you are heading to Lake Tahoe, think no more. We totally recommend this place where they made us feel like home. Here is their website for you to check: Hotel Azure.
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