A vacation to the lake just doesn’t get any better than when it’s a trip to Lake Tahoe. Located in northwestern Nevada and northeastern California, Lake Tahoe is a large fresh water lake, where you and your family can enjoy the beaches, and hit the ski slopes in the winter months. Incline Village sits along the northeastern shore of Lake Tahoe on the northeastern side of the lake. This community offers easy access to Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest with its hiking trails, waterfalls and lush foliage. All around the lake are friendly towns with a variety of activities available and attractions, so finding an Incline Village vacation rental will be a breeze. Here’s a quick look at the top nine vacation rentals near Incline Village and around Lake Tahoe.

1. Incline Village, Nevada

While away the days on the beach or boating on the lake when you choose a vacation rental in Incline Village. In the winter months, Diamond Peak and Mt. Rose are ski resorts with trails to accommodate both the beginners and experts in your family. During the summer months, head out to one of the two nearby golf courses for a day at the links, or take the family to the bowling alley for a couple of games. If the weather turns rainy you can head to the local theater to catch a movie.

2. Crystal Bay, Nevada

Drive southwest along Highway 38 to the community of Crystal Bay along the border of California. Rent pedal boats and take them out on the lake to get around under your own steam. Skiing is popular in this area, and Diamond Peak and Mt. Rose are within easy driving distance. Both of the resorts offer equipment rental and lessons for a beginner or for a family member who needs to brush up on their skills. At IVGID Recreation Center you can take a fitness class, swim or enjoy a game of racquetball.

3. Kings Beach, California

To the west of the California state line, Kings Beach offers vacation rentals along the water or just outside of town for a little peace and quiet. Your family will love an afternoon of mini golf at Kings Beach Miniature Golf and a delicious dinner out at one of the locally owned restaurants with fresh seafood dishes. For the grown ups, the Old Brockway Golf Course offers you the chance to keep your golf swing from getting rusty while you’re on vacation.

4. Tahoe Vista, California

Enjoy relaxing days by the lake in the town of Tahoe Vista. Get your hiking boots on and take the family to the North Tahoe Regional Park to explore the trails. Thrills are almost non-stop when you spend a day with the Tahoe Adventure Company that lets you choose from mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and rock climbing. After a long day, hop in the car for a sweet treat from Cable Car Ice Cream.

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5. Carnelian Bay, California

Southwest of the lake, you find the quaint town of Carnelian Bay with friendly locals. Each morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Old Post Office Coffee Shop in its historic building then head to Magic Carpet Golf and Arcade for some friendly family competition.

6. Dollar Point, California

In Dollar Point, you and your family can slow down and enjoy spending time together. This area is well-known for its bank fishing. Pack up the fishing poles and bait for a day along the banks of Lake Taho and teach your kids how to cast a line. Then, take your prizes back to the vacation rental for a grilled fish dinner. You can also rent bikes and ride along the Ale Trail that offers an easy and scenic 10-mile ride.

7. Tahoe City, California

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a busy tourist town with a vacation rental in Tahoe City. In the winter months, pack your skis in the car and visit one of the local ski resorts. Squaw Valley Ski and Alpine Meadows offer trails for most skill levels and Alpine Meadows has a terrain trail for a different experience. Learn more about the local area with a visit to the Gatekeeper’s Museum with its tour, research library and photo exhibits.

8. Timberland, California

A little further south, Timberland welcomes visitors year round. Slow down and reconnect with your family when you rent bikes, and take a ride along the lake or walk around the Tahoe State Recreation Area. Inside the recreation area is a smaller lake with a pier made for fishing where you can finish the day with a packed picnic lunch.

9. Tahoe Pines, California

Tahoe Pines is a great place to find a vacation rental with easy access to the lake or luxury cabinet just a few minutes outside of the area. Visit SWA Watersports to charter a boat out to the best fishing spots on the lake or rent water skis to zoom along it and find hidden coves. In the winter months, stop by Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center and rent snowmobiles to explore the winter wonderland.

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