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Host This Thanksgiving at a Home away from Home

13 Sep 2018
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Guest post by Nicole Scott, Tahoe Getaways Guest Experience Manager

Being a host can be an exhausting honor and can leave you thinking of ways to branch out from the Thanksgiving norm. This year, avoid the stresses of hosting and rent a vacation home in beautiful North Lake Tahoe for the holiday weekend.  November is arguably one of the most magical times of the year in Tahoe, where cool mornings and misty skies give you a reason to cuddle up near the fire. The Thanksgiving holiday wouldn’t be complete without the perfect venue for your family festivities. A few of our favorite Tahoe homes for the holiday are highlighted below:

Fawn View

Fawn View has it all! This home is what we think of when we picture a fire-warmed afternoon of cooking, eating and relaxing with family. It is perfectly set up for a large group with a diverse age range. The kids can enjoy the swing set in the gated backyard if weather permits, and while they’re busy? You can relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views from the deck. On Thanksgiving day, those that are not gathered around the kitchen island lending a hand to the chef of the family, are likely in the lower floor enjoying the pool table, wet bar and entertainment center.


Falcon Point Place

Not accommodating the entire family this year? We’ve got some great options for smaller groups as well, including this new listing, Falcon Point Place. It accommodates a family of 6-8 and we love this home for a multitude of reasons. The first being the gourmet kitchen with Thermador and Miele appliances. We love the open floor plan and the fact that the kitchen and living room are so integrated. The chef in your family will be able to watch the big game just as well as those lounging on the large, plush sectional. Spend some time on the deck taking in one last view of the Carson Range before it gets blanketed in snow, and then warm up next to the wood stove with some pumpkin pie.


Creek Side at Alpine Meadows

Creek Side is a stunning home in an even more stunning location. This home is sure to make for an unforgettable Turkey-Day! Easily seat your whole family, your turkey, and all the side dishes you can think to prepare, at the spacious dining room table located between the well-stocked, open kitchen and the cozy living room. Once the tryptophan kicks in, retire to one of the four Master Suites this home offers. Guests love the sound of the trickling river as they enjoy the view from the back deck or hot tub. Did we mention the hot tub sits nearly right on the bank of the river?


Having a vacation rental house in a magical place makes short holidays seem long and the memories more lasting. These homes are just a few of the many we manage in the Tahoe/Truckee area. We will provide the comfort and luxury of a beautiful home to gather in, you just have to bring your favorite Thanksgiving accoutrements – your loved ones, specialty serving dishes, and of course, your family recipes. Remind yourself what there is to be thankful for and plan a trip that will appeal to the entire family. And the best part is, everyone- including you- is a guest! 

Start browsing or contact a Vacation Specialist today to help you plan the perfect Thanksgiving.