As winter fades, spring flowers bloom, and the warmth of summer emerges at Edgewater on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Snow skiing has given way to paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, biking and of course, golf. Preparations are underway for the very fun, televised American Century Celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Golf Club in July. Trevor Hoffman, newest member of baseball’s hall of fame, delivered an opening speech on media day to kick off the festivities. He is one of many sports and entertainment celebs participating.
Edgewood Golf Course is celebrating its 50th year and its one-year anniversary for the newly renovated Edgewood Lodge. Yes, they took up the most expensive parking lot and paved a paradise. The removal of the parking lot along the shore allowed for a redesign of number nine. Tee off in California and putt Edge of Summer in Nevada. It also made room for an expansive lawn, pool and relaxation area next to the lodge. Guests in a standard room have an unobstructed view of the lake, course and access to all amenities.
A sierra mountain high in Tahoe delivers on all things outdoors. Drive up to the Emerald Bay for a spectacular, surprising view, using caution on the narrow curves with cliff drop offs on both sides, guard rails not included. Park and hike or snap your shots and go. Weaving the switchbacks to over 6000 feet, the first vision of the purple lake evokes bliss. One of the deepest lakes in the U.S, the depth reaches 1650 feet with clarity up to 60 feet. The mirror effect of the surrounding snow-covered peaks makes this a picturesque postcard un-paralleled for its beauty.
If gaming is your sport, look no further than the Montbleu Casino and Spa with window views of the lake. Enjoy the buffet at Harrah’s or their afterhours blues show. South Tahoe has become a popular entertainment center for the music industry as top acts of country, rock and pop seek this area for its indoor and outdoor arenas. Lodging options abound on the main strip along the state line separating California and Nevada where you can board the gondola to a sundry of mountain seasonal activities – ski, zipline and more. Throughout summer and all four seasons, this is a rare spot in the country to take the edge off.