Incline Village is located on the northeast shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, less than an hour from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. This quaint mountain town offers all of the amenities you would expect from a vacation destination nestled in the Sierra Nevada. From access to year-round outdoor activities to dining, shopping and entertainment, there is something for every visitor, no matter the season.
Incline Village is truly a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts and summer is a great time to visit Lake Tahoe. Because of its location at lake level, the summer temperatures in Incline Village are typically 10-15 degrees cooler than Reno, making it a great place to beat the heat. Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe from the shore or hike to sweeping viewpoints, Incline Village is close to it all.
Getting on the water is a no-brainer in the summer months when you visit Lake Tahoe. You can rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and explore the granite-lined shore. Paddle to the perfect cove, tucked away from the crowds, to relax on the beach or jump in the crystal clear water. And it isn’t a summer vacation at Lake Tahoe without a visit to Sand Harbor, the breathtaking sandy beach peppered with Tahoe’s iconic granite boulders. Plan to arrive early to snag a much sought-after parking spot so you can make the most of your day on the beach.
Hiking near Incline Village is a popular activity in the spring, summer and fall, with plenty of trailheads within a short drive of town. A fairly easy hike that’s quite popular is Monkey Rock. You’ll start your hike at Tunnel Creek Café and follow the trail for about two miles before looking for the famous monkey-shaped rock that’s the hike’s namesake. The Tahoe East Shore Trail also starts at Tunnel Creek Café and takes you all the way to Sand Harbor. This trail is paved, with parking near the café and amenities such as restrooms, benches and bike service stations along the way. Even though this path is mellow, it delivers views of the lake along the entire three-mile distance.
For those looking for a longer day of hiking with dramatic views of the lake, the Tahoe Rim Trail and Flume Trail are both easily accessed near Incline Village. The Tahoe Rim Trail circumnavigates Lake Tahoe and ambitious backpackers hike the entire 165-mile trail in its entirety, but there are many sections perfect for day hikes.
Jumping in the water and hiking to mountain peaks are great ways to spend a summer day, but we know you might also want to hit the links for a few rounds of golf. And who can blame you when there are two incredible golf courses right in town? The Championship Golf Course at Incline Village, a Robert Trent Jones Sr. course, is known for its challenging design, elevation changes and pristine conditions. The Mountain Golf Course at Incline Village is a par-58 course with a laid-back atmosphere and a quicker round of golf. Both are set idyllically in the pine trees with views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada.
Lake Tahoe is where you’ll find the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America, which means a day on the slopes in never very far. Incline Village is home to Diamond Peak Ski Resort, a cozy resort with a local vibe and unforgettable views of Lake Tahoe from nearly every run. Just over the hill towards Reno is Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, another favorite resort among locals that delivers exciting verticals, as well as plenty of blue and green runs for a more mellow ski day. Other Tahoe ski resorts are all within a short drive of Incline Village so you can check out more than one during your winter vacation.
If exploring the winter wonderland at a slower pace is more your style, one of Reno Tahoe’s most popular snowshoeing area – Tahoe Meadows and Chickadee Ridge – is less than 20 minutes from Incline Village. The meadows are a great place to practice your skills before venturing west into the trees to take in the view of Lake Tahoe from Chickadee Ridge, which yes, does come by its name due to the population of chickadees that will actually attempt to land on your outstretched hands.
Incline Village is centrally located among Lake Tahoe’s many winter activities so you can ski or snowboard, snowshoe, take a snowmobile tour or even experience a sleigh ride on the shores of the lake, all within minutes of town.
If a Lake Tahoe cabin or vacation rental sounds like the ideal place to stay during your Tahoe getaway, you’re in luck – Incline Village is home to a variety of vacation homes with any amenity you could imagine. Whether you’re looking for something near the water with views of Lake Tahoe, a home within walking distance of world-class golf, or a cozy cabin nestled in trees, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
Incline Village hotels offer luxurious amenities in an unbelievably beautiful setting. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is an excellent lodging option, with unmatched service and an ideal lakefront location. The Hyatt in Incline Village has onsite dining and fire pits on the beach which are the ideal spot to relax after your day of adventuring. The Incline Lodge is a luxury boutique hotel located near the Incline Village Golf Course, dining and within walking distance to Lake Tahoe.
From casual to fine dining options, Incline Village restaurants offer a variety of options to choose from. For casual fare, some local favorites include T’s Mesquite, Inclined Burgers and Alibi Brewing’s Incline Public House. Lone Eagle Grille, inside Hyatt Lake Tahoe, has unbeatable lake views, a delectable menu and an upscale atmosphere. One of the area’s newest restaurants is Ohana Diner, the mouthwatering menu developed by celebrity chef Sam Choy.
Incline Village has four distinct seasons, with average temperatures ranging from the high 70s during the summer and high 30s in the winter. The east side of Lake Tahoe receives around 26 inches of precipitation throughout the year, with the majority of that falling as snow between November and April.
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