Lake Tahoe's West Shore Index
West Shore'' may sound like a term straight out of travel agent school,
but spend a week or a weekend on the stretch of Lake Tahoe between Tahoe City
and Emerald Bay and you may fall under the same spell that draws many visitors
back summer after summer.
If you are not familiar with the West Shore, or wish to get to know it better,
don't miss Tahoe Country's West Shore Tour (summer
and winter versions).
Magical West Shore, first in a series of guidebook/keepsakes
celebrating the High Sierra. Lots of vinatge postcards, photos,
art and historical anecdotes!
Flowers, and Family - Watercolors, by West Shore artist, Missy Sandeman
who kindly donated the painting for Tahoe Country's logo.
Landscapes - by Birgitta McCarthy, part time West Shore resident
of Tahoe - Miriam Biro, Watercolor Cards - including one of Sugar
- Roy E. Dryer III, capturing people's passions (antique boats at Emerald
West Shore Art:
West Shore Businesses:Stony
Ridge Cafe - a favorite West Shore eating spot
and Kromydas, Architects - West Shore resident Nick Kromydas specializes
in Tahoe lakefront residences and snow country design.
Accommodator - Perfect vacation homes for the family!
Gear - Outdoor recreations specialists: skiing, snowboarding, and
mountain biking. Located in Homewood. - sales and rentals.
Meadows B&B - Cozy
red B&B cabins surrounded by pines. Unique decor, private baths and full
Lodge - Quiet comfortable cabins with kitchens.
Retreats at Lake Tahoe
- A selection of cozy vacation rentals located in Tahoma.
West Shore Flora and Fauna:
- The Heartwarming and Tragic Tale of a Neighborhood Bear
in Bear Country - Stories of bear encounters on the West Shore
Bear Facts - How the Black Bears came to Tahoe's Desolation Wilderness
West Shore History:
Bay - Old Time Photo Exhibit
Lake Tahoe Historical Society - includes the Gatekeeper's Cabin Museum,
the Watson Cabin, and the Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum.
Postcard Exhibit - From John McKinney's rustic Hunter's Retreat in
the 1860s to such posh turn-of-the-century resorts as the Tallac Hotel and Tahoe
Tavern, the life of early day vacationers was made vivid for those at home by
So La Lee - The great Washoe Basketmaker from Fanny Bridge
Ehrman Mansion - The summer estate which set the standard for West
Watah - The Washoe Indians summer encampment at Meeks Bay
Tahoe Tavern - "Opulence and Isolation"
Maritime Publications - Books on Tahoe's History, including "Meek's
- a brief chronological history of the Tahoma area
West Shore Home and Garden:
Garden - A seaside-type West Shore cottage garden at 6,220 feet
fall - West Shore residents make their winter predictions.
spring - Tahomans waiting for the snow to melt.
West Shore Out n'About:
the West Shore - traditional cross-country, backcountry, mountaineering,
telemark, and downhill skiing opportunities abound!
for Cross-Country Skiers - these cabins can ease the transition between
day and overnight trips.
of '97 - Batter the West Shore. Check out the photos!
Tour - a detailed tour of the West Shore from Tahoe City to Emerald
Bay - summer and winter versions
Fishing in Desolation Wilderness - includes Meeks Bay, Fallen Leaf
Lake, Echo Lakes, Desolation Valley, Wright's Lake, & Rockbound Valley
Rock - a great place to ponder life
Mansion - cross country skiing
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