Vacation at Mariott’s Timber Lodge Lake Tahoe

In October of 2021 my family was able to get a reservation at the Mariott’s Timber Lodge in Lake Tahoe. Boy what a treat that was! Visiting the lake in October brought us a sample of two very beautiful seasons. We had beautiful sunny days along with a light sample of winter with a dusting of snow.

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe

We were delighted to see the first snow fall of 2021. It was brief yet still very magical. In October early snow falls can occur. These snow storms can be light or furious. This one stayed just a few hours and the snow melted off quickly. In winter time Lake Tahoe becomes a snow lovers playground. So many beautiful slopes to enjoy.


You really should visit this beautiful place in the fall because the temperatures are very friendly for hiking and site seeing. Frankly Lake Tahoe is beautiful in any season. The shimmering lake has so many activities such as e-bike rentals, ski rentals, hiking trails, sailing tours. The options are so vast you can return many times and still not get bored of this beautiful lake.


Click here to see what our room looked like

We stayed at the Mariott’s Timber Lodge and wow that was a treat. There were 4 people in our party. We reserved a one bedroom suite. There was plenty of room for everyone and a full kitchen for us to use. Not that you need to use the kitchen because there are so many delicious places to eat on the Mariott property and the surrounding lake areas.

Be sure to make time to drive around the lake to enjoy all of it’s beauty!

Once you get to the bottom of the trail there is a beautiful site to explore. Vikingsholm is a treasure and a must see on your bucket list. While you are in Lake Tahoe be sure to visit Vikingsholm Trail. It is a 1.7 mile  hike located near South Lake Tahoe featuring the lake and is rated as moderate hike. This trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing and is best used from April until November. Don’t miss this trail if you like hiking! If you have any health issues it’s best enjoyed from the vista areas above. To see this you can only hike in and out. There are no cars allowed in this park.

Vikingsholm is one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere.

We had a wonderful time at Lake Tahoe. I highly recommend going. The Mariott’s Timber lodge is truly one of the best places to stay when visiting. It is central to everything you could want to see and do.


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