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Delight in these Reno Tahoe relaxation experiences that are so good for the soul

By: Kayla Carr 
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West Shore Cafe at West Shore Inn

Looking to luxuriate in winter like a true local? Start with an Alpine escape to these Reno Tahoe relaxation experiences, preferably at a lakeside lodge or mountainside resort.

If you follow the locals’ lead, the only winter blues in sight will be the sapphire shade of Lake Tahoe. 

Then, indulge your inner hippie at a hot spring or two. (Trust me on this one.) From there, set out on a guided powder adventure. After — you guessed it — apres, apres, apres.

If you follow the locals’ lead, the only winter blues in sight will be the sapphire shade of Lake Tahoe. Ready to revel? Here’s where you’ll discover all the indulgent winter delights of the region.   

Elegant accommodations  

Encompassed by panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the famed Olympic Valley and towering Palisades, the Hyatt in Olympic Valley launches you directly into world-class ski terrain with its exclusive chairlift.

When you’re finished skiing, you can simply schuss back to the resort for Olympic Valley apres.   

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Homewood Mountain Resort

At the intimate West Shore Inn, you’ll be enveloped by elegance and charm. Just steps from the shore of Lake Tahoe’s Magical West Shore and across from Homewood Mountain Ski Resort, you’ll fill your cup with lakeside views, mountain majesty, and alpine tranquility.  

If your winter goal is to huck double-back flips in the Sierra backcountry, the waves lapping along the Hyatt’s cove will only help center you before your epic stoke sesh.

For a private getaway on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, treat yourself to a cozy stay in the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe’s waterfront cottages.

If your winter goal is to huck double-back flips in the Sierra backcountry, the waves lapping along the Hyatt’s cove will only help center you before your epic stoke sesh.

And, if you’re more the ski bunny type, you can begin the day doing just that with a roaring fire in the cottage’s fireplace. 

Winter wellness 

Get steamy this winter at the Peppermill Reno’s geothermally heated outdoor pool. After your winter-battered body is warm, continue rejuvenating at the resort’s Spa Toscana with a Mediterranean-inspired spa treatment.  

Or, get in touch with your inner-Burner at Carson Hot Springs. The resort offers indoor and outdoor heated pools as well as spa treatments — perfect for finding your winter zen. 

The Club at Rancharrah
Endless powder  

At Palisades Tahoe’s Snowshoe Chalet Dinners, you’ll begin the evening with a sunset snowshoe tour to the slopeside chalet, where you’ll be met with a flute of champagne amid flickering candlelight.

For the rest of the night, indulge in six Bavarian-inspired courses, each expertly paired with a regional vintage. Top the night off with a starlit snowshoe walk back to the lodge.  

On Edgewood Tahoe’s snowshoe tours, crunch through the snow, while taking in the exhilarating winter air, snow-capped peaks and icy blue lake.

Trek through the snow at Champagne Chalet at Edgewood Tahoe

On Edgewood Tahoe’s snowshoe tours, crunch through the snow, while taking in the exhilarating winter air, snow-capped peaks and icy blue lake.

At the end of the trek, you can sip on bubbles and snack on seasonal small bites in the resort’s retro Veuve Clicquot Champagne Chalet.   

On a Homewood Snowcat Adventureyou can trade your skins in for a snowcat and schuss through untouched terrain.

During the private snowcat tour of the West Shore’s Ellis Peak, located just above Lake Tahoe and across from Desolation Wilderness, you’ll discover deep steeps, expansive powder bowls and secluded glades that’ll leave you stoked on the Sierra long after the adventure is over.

Through Sierra Adventures’ valet service, a shuttle will whisk your party away to an alpine adventure. 

On the outfitters’ dog-sledding expedition, a musher and team of huskies will guide you through some of the region’s most majestic mountain meadows. Or, opt for a Sierra Adventures sleigh ride, to dash through snowy forests.  

From elegant mountain escapes to private powder tours to culinary outings that satisfy your soul, these Reno Tahoe relaxation experiences are worth the indulgence. 

Decadent dining  

Tucked inside Reno’s Old Southwest alongside acres of ranchland, you’ll find The Club at Rancharrah. At the club’s Nineteen 57 Bar & Restaurant, your taste buds will come alive just as your soul unfolds.

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Nineteen 57 Restaurant and Bar at The Club at Rancharrah

Fully embrace the gastronomic experience by starting with a Hot Amaretto Rose and one of the flatbreads.

For an entree, consider the cooked-to-perfection miso or king salmon served with ginger butternut squash puree. A private social club, Rancharrah offers a home base to continue returning and exploring the region.  

At The Shore restaurant inside the Renaissance Reno, guests can enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired dinner overlooking the Truckee River. A Nando patron martini will put the fire back in your spirit following a brisk winter day.

After digging into a hearty farm-style appetizer, such as the Greek salad, dive into the masterfully crafted pan-roasted Alaskan halibut. While savoring every spice, you may even catch an evening snowfall.  

From elegant mountain escapes to private powder tours to culinary outings that satisfy your soul, these Reno Tahoe relaxation experiences are worth the indulgence.