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Lake Tahoe - Pets are Welcome Here!

Pet friendly hotels, services, and fun things to do with your pet in Lake Tahoe, California.
Pet friendly hotels, services, and fun things to do with your pet in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Lake Tahoe Pets Welcome to beautiful, pet friendly Lake Tahoe! Located in the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the United States. Resplendent with 191 square miles of clear, cobalt blue water and 72 miles of pristine shoreline, the lake is split down the middle by the California and Nevada border. Lake Tahoe is the perfect year-round pet friendly vacation destination, averaging 300 days a year of warm, glorious sunshine and 396 inches of annual snowfall. Although most famous for its twelve world-class ski resorts, Lake Tahoe also boasts beautiful beaches, challenging golf courses, great fishing and boating, fantastic hiking trails, and the thrill of 24-hour casinos and big-name entertainment.

Pet friendly summer activities are plentiful in Lake Tahoe. If hiking is your pleasure, the National Forest System offers miles of pet friendly trails where you will enjoy colorful meadows, breathtaking waterfalls, and spectacular vistas. Great hikes include the 10-mile round-trip trek to the top of Mt. Tallac, the scenic Susie Lake Trail in the Desolation Wilderness, and the incredible 165-mile-long Tahoe Rim Trail, most parts of which are pet friendly. Many of the region's ski resorts also welcome pets on designated paths in the summer. At Squaw Valley Ski Resort, you and your four-legged companion can take a gondola to 8200-foot High Camp, where you'll enjoy uninterrupted views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra before your hike back down.

Flyfishing on the Truckee River courtesy of Tahoesbest.comIf water sports are more to your liking, several companies offer pet friendly boat rentals. On Lake Tahoe fishing charters, you can expect to catch Mackinaw, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, or Kokanee Salmon in season. Other pet friendly boating options include guided sightseeing charters of Lake Tahoe, private party boat rentals, and self-guided river raft adventures in the scenic Truckee River. Don't forget to check out the dog friendly beaches in the area, including the Tallac Historic Site, North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort, Hidden and Chimney Beaches on the east shore, Coon Street Beach in Kings Beach, and Echo Lakes. Just remember that the lakes and streams in the Lake Tahoe area are very cold year-round, so it's advisable that dogs wear life jackets whenever they're near the water.

Pet friendly vacation in Lake TahoeWhen the winter wind comes whistling through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is transformed into a winter wonderland. Most visitors hit the slopes, but there are plenty of pet friendly activities, too. Your active pet will enjoy romping in the snow as you challenge yourself at cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on miles of pet friendly trails. For a more relaxing pastime, take an old-fashioned sleigh or carriage ride through peaceful wintry meadows. If you cant resist the temptation of world-class skiing and snowboarding, one of the many pet sitters in the area will walk your dog, provide in-home visits, or even hike with Fido while you experience the thrill of deep powder and freshly groomed ski trails

Lake TahoeNo matter what the season, Lake Tahoe attracts visitors with its numerous art and music festivals, exceptional dining and accommodations, interesting towns, and great shopping. Pet owners can choose from a multitude of pet friendly lodging ranging from charming bed and breakfasts to luxury home rentals. Your four-legged friend is welcome on many outdoor restaurant decks, many of which offer panoramic views of beautiful Lake Tahoe. If you wish to shop, fascinating areas and towns to explore include Reno, Sparks, Homewood, Hope Valley, Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe, Soda Springs, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, and Zephyr Cove. Each town offers its own distinctive boutiques, shops, and markets. Be sure to visit The Village at Squaw Valley, where many shop owners welcome leashed pets into their stores.

When night falls on Lake Tahoe, the area comes alive with high-stakes gaming, cabaret shows, live music and dancing, and big name entertainment such as Tony Bennett, Bonnie Raitt, and Robin Williams. Harrah's, Harvey's, Cal-Neva Resort, and the Tahoe Biltmore are just a few of the casinos where you can pull the handle on the slots, double down playing Blackjack, or catch a world-class show. If you want to enjoy the fabulous Lake Tahoe nightlife, hiring a pet sitter is as easy as picking up the phone or contacting the front desk.

So why not plan a visit to fabulous Lake Tahoe with your pet? The Jewel of the Sierras" is the ultimate pet friendly paradise, offering limitless opportunities for fun and entertainment in stunning alpine surroundings. Once there, you'll quickly realize why many visitors say So much to do and so little time." A Lake Tahoe pet friendly vacation is simply pure perfection.

Check out our database for pet friendly hotels Lake Tahoe and you will also find lots of other services and things to do in this wonderful vacation spot.