Throughout our newsletters and blogs we often have something distinct to say about family time and how much we all treasure sharing a life that we are truly blessed to enjoy in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee region. And the upcoming holiday season surely is no exception!
This Thanksgiving, whether you live near or far, pack up the family and head to the High Sierra to enjoy ‘all there is to do and eat!’ To whet your appetite, we have selected some festive ways to dine and celebrate.
Whether you choose to wobble on out to shop or share in some family events or gobble up a gourmet feast, we hope you find the time to unplug and unwind and enjoy a safe and grateful Thanksgiving.
Wishing you, your family and friends a warm beginning to the holiday season!
WHERE TO GOBBLE ….
There are so many choices to gobble until you wobble that we just couldn’t list them all yet found a few highlights that we think you will like…
(Photo courtesy of Project MANA)
LET’S TALK TURKEY
Throughout the Region ~ All Season Long
Before and after Thanksgiving has come and gone you can help others enjoy a hearty meal all year-round. This season in particular, the Elder team encourages you to support Project MANA’s “Let’s Talk Turkey” program that helps hundreds of local families have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. For details on how you can be a part of this impactful program and make a cash donation or provide provisions, call 775-298-4161 or reach out to ProjectMana.org.
Rather have a holiday feast by your own fire? Here’s a tip for this Thanksgiving and all year-round. Head to Mountain Valley Meats (Truckee’s Butcher Shop) to pick-up your choice of Diestel Family Turkeys. Call to reserve your holiday turkeys and learn more about their offerings year-round: 530-550-7179.
THANKSGIVING DAY ~ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Gather with family and friends to create holiday memories. The menu includes traditional favorites such as roasted turkey with all the trimmings, prime rib, chilled seafood, pastas, and more. $135 per adult, $55 per child (ages 3 to 12). Reservations are required. Call 530.562 3051.
Savor the seasonal bounty of fall at Manzanita with special offerings for Thanksgiving with holiday-inspired specials. Al carte pricing and reservations are required. Call 530.562.3051.
Gather your friends and family for an annual Thanksgiving dinner from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Choose from traditional turkey or pan-roasted salmon for $52.95, or prime rib for $62.95, plus soup or salad, seasonal sides, and tasty desserts. Children under 12 are $25. Reservations are highly recommended. Call (530) 587-9455.
Enjoy all the traditional ‘fixins’ in a classically-traditional holiday setting. Call to make your reservation at 530-581-6610. Adults $75 / Children $25 (plus tax and tip).
Enjoy “elevated Thanksgiving dining experience” at the resort’s signature restaurant overlooking the scenic valley. Prices vary, and reservations are required. Call 530-581.6610.
Each dinner includes a turkey carved table-side, sides, desserts, and vegetarian options. To sweeten the deal, you get to take home the leftovers! Let Granlibakken do the work so that you can enjoy a Thanksgiving filled with fun, good food, and memories. $75 adults / $35 kids 10 and under. Reservations required so call soon: 530-583-4242.
Turkey with a view? Absolutely, and gourmet dining, too. Be it Thanksgiving Day or every day all season long, you will find an outstanding selection of food and signature cocktails on the edge of Lake Tahoe. Reservations are recommended: 530-546-3366.
(Photo courtesy of Resort at Squaw Creek)
WHERE TO WOBBLE …
As Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it only means one thing: the holiday season is now in full swing! To help you get in the mood, we have selected some of our favorite things to do throughout the Truckee/Tahoe region. No matter where you wonder, we can assure you there are wonderful options to get you in the spirit of the holiday season!
Thursday, November 8 ~At the new Kitchen Collaborative in Truckee
Every time we turn around there’s another innovative idea being launched in Truckee/Lake Tahoe – and this a winner. KitchenCollab.co is part of the Tahoe Food Hub and now offers kitchen suites for rent and host community events as well. Click in to make your reservation for “Friendsgiving” as Chef Alex Tolger and the Kitchen Collab family serve up a multi-course Thanksgiving Dinner, complete with wine pairings on Nov. 8th.
Friday, November 24
Here’s a great way to work off the turkey! Stroll and shop through the historic town of Truckee to stuff the stockings of the ones you love. What could be more personal than a hand-made gift by our local artisans? From eclectic boutiques to our award-winning galleries, there are endless options for everyone on your list!
While in town, slow down your pace to take in the good cheer of this special “Small Town Shopping Day” across America, and throughout the Truckee/Tahoe region, that encourages everyone to support the local businesses while celebrating the start of the holiday season.
~ NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA ~
November 29 ~ Northstar California
Grab some skates and a headset and tune into the movie being shown on the Village stage, or switch channels to holiday tunes as you ice skate under the stars, write letters to Santa at Mine Children’s Story, or and create an ornament at the Village Candler Shop.
Gather ‘round the outdoor ice-skating rink and countdown to watch the 50-foot tree light up to kick-off the holiday season. Grab a horse-drawn sleigh ride, get ‘ooey gooey s’mores by the fire pits and get your picture taken with Santa.
MERRY DAYS AND HOLLY NIGHTS
November 24th – Tree Lighting & Festivities ~ And Other Events throughout the Holiday Season
The Village at Squaw Valley comes alive during this annual winter ‘kick-off’ event with a Merry Days & Holly Nights Tree Lighting Ceremony, photos with Santa, and outdoor fashion show right in The Village.
TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE
Thursday, November 23 – Saturday, December 16 ~Resort at Squaw Creek
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to The Resort at Squaw Creek and receive complimentary valet parking. Make a day to remember! Enjoy some fresh crisp High Sierra air outside on the skating rink or cozy up by the fire!
GINGERBREAD VILLAGE UNVEILING & GRAND TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, November 24 ~Resort at Squaw Creek
Experience caroling, sleigh rides, and fireworks into the night as the Resort at Squaw Creek kick-starts the holiday season from their Gingerbread Village. End the evening with a professional ice-skating performance wrapped within the majestic views of Squaw Valley.
Delightful and Comprehensively Remodeled Retreat
Ralph Lauren Meets Tahoe!
Welcome home to this beautifully and comprehensively remodeled Tahoe Donner retreat blending a wonderful Ralph Lauren meets Tahoe ambiance! You’ll love arriving to this beautifully appointed cabin with family and friends year ‘round! Nestled on a premium home site and adjacent to a private greenbelt setting inside the prestigious Ski View “loop”, this rare property is sure to please.
Extensively remodeled by Cotton Construction, enjoy the gorgeous kitchen with granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry plus a full laundry room with additional storage. The cozy great room offers a lovely gas fireplace with granite surround with an integrated dining area. Guests will love the delightful main level guest suite with adjacent bath (heated flooring too!). Luxurious accommodations bring a gorgeous upstairs master suite with built-in workspace and lovely en-suite bath with heated flooring (even in the shower!). The third bedroom area is a spacious loft combined with a game room area and sofa sleeper.
This lovely and private setting offers a large rear deck with a forest view and easy access from the kitchen for indoor-outdoor dining with the perfect sunny, southern exposure. The large, detached garage brings ample space for two vehicles plus a rear workshop area and plenty of shelving and storage. There are so many extras in this property – this functional, adorable, meticulously maintained cabin plus a coveted location is rare and unique.
This is the Tahoe Donner gem you’ve been awaiting!
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms
Wishing you, your family, and friends a warm beginning to the holiday season!