Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe is central to a smorgasbord of fun attractions at So. Lake Tahoe — listed here are several options for you to choose from. As well, our staff are happy to assist you in planning your daily adventures while staying with us ~ simply call or stop by the front desk, or utilize our live chat opportunity here on our site!

South Lake Tahoe Attractions:

Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Van Sickle Bi-State Park - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions
 
Van Sickle Bi-State Park is located within a few minutes’ walk from the Stateline casino core. This strategic location immediately transitions from the dense urban context to a natural setting and provides opportunities for short day use outings, longer hikes, extraordinary views of Lake Tahoe, and enjoyment of an historic barn which showcases the region’s cultural heritage.

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Tallac Historic Site
Tallac Historic Site - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions
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Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families. The self guided tour allows you to truly enjoy the grand lifestyle of the original Tahoe families. If you have children/teens with you, this is a fine (and painless) history lesson! There are events and activities throughout the summer months that include teas, lectures, etc.

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Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Taylor Creek - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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An informative visitor center and few short hikes make this a wonderful place to start your tour of the area. It is a wonderful educational opportunity for kids, with a fish viewing tunnel showing an aquarium view of river.

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Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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The view looking down on Emerald Bay is a favorite at Lake Tahoe. It is truly one of the most beautiful places to stop and take photos of. There are hiking trails to go to various areas and enough to do to keep anyone entertained for days. A must-do while at the lake!

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Lake Tahoe Paddlewheel Cruises
Tahoe Queen - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions
 
Tahoe boat cruises to Emerald Bay are an absolute must – offering views of some of the most incredible scenery in the world. Enjoy a good dose of South Lake Tahoe history with the Captain’s live narration as the paddlewheelers bring you one of the most photographed natural attractions in the world.

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Vikingsholm
Vikingsholm - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.

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The Gondola at Heavenly
Heavenly Gondola - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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Hop aboard an 8-passenger glass cabin and be whisked 2.4 miles up the side of a mountain for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Riders can hop off at an observation deck, located half way up, for a gift shop and a beverage shop, as well as the spectacular views. At the top are a restaurant, hiking trails, and a rock climbing wall and inner tube slide. During the winter there a seven separate tubing runs in addition to skiing and snowboarding.

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Heavenly Mountain Resort
Heavenly - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snowsports destinations on the planet. With more terrain variety, more hidden glades, more rippin’ groomers than any Lake Tahoe resort, you’ve got plenty of decisions to make.

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Pope Beach
Pope Beach - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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Beautiful, clean beaches. Crystal clear water. Plenty of picnic tales and restrooms. A great beach to visit in South Lake Tahoe.

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Magic Carpet Golf
Magic Carpet Golf - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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A great time for families, couples — young and old. Well maintained, clean. Three courses to choose from: Castle 28 holes, Dinosaur 19 holes, and Storybook 19 holes. Also includes an arcade with games, air hockey and more.

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Camp Richardson Corral
Camp Richardson - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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Camp Richardson Corral offers horseback rides through Lake Tahoe national forest. All tours are guided and at a walk. Trail rides may include beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake, Taylor Creek, along with beautiful mountain meadows and forests. Camp Richardson also offers hay wagon rides, pony rides, pack trips and boarding facilities.

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Valhalla at Lake Tahoe
Valhalla - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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Another great place to see while in Tahoe. Part of the Tallac Historical estates. Plenty of walking, nature and history around. Bike as well as walking trail.

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Mt. Tallac Trail
Mt. Tallac Trail - Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Attractions

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Mt. Tallac is easily one of the best hikes in the Tahoe area. 10 miles round trip with a 3,250 ft elv gain, 9,739 ft at the top. The trail starts out pretty easy, with an early payoff on the ridge line with a view of Fallen Leaf Lake. Many people stop and turn around at Floating Island Lake or Cathedral lake, making for an easy day hike. Continuing on rewards you with a sweeping view of the valley on all sides, Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake and the mountains behind it.

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South Tahoe Ice Arena
South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena

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Public skating, hockey and figure skating. Friendly staff and a great way to spend the day indoors. Very clean, big snack area, good restrooms, bleachers for watching inside by the rink, and crates/barrels to help young, new skaters. Very affordable. The view from the ice is amazing.

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Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course

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One of Lake Tahoe’s most scenic and affordable golf courses, nestled in the majestic pines of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is a full service course with a Pro-Shop, practice facilities and a Snack Bar with great hot dogs, drinks and more.

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