Travel Blogs from South Lake Tahoe
... catch a ride.
We went with the flo that day and found our selfs back in our apartment that night. Super sore but with a great sense of accomplishment!!
Song of the day
How I built myself, with my mothers help- Jon Watts
" so now I'll pick myself up and dust my self off, an write alitte love song about myself, I'm still amazing. Just this existence is crazy. How I built myself with my mothers held. Then emerged to learn that the world I'm gonna serve is in ...
... headed north through the park through several 10-15 minute stops due to road construction. The route took me through Kings Canyon which also has numerous giant sequoias. From here I headed down the west side of the mountains which took me through numerous fields of fruit trees and wineries. I had lunch at a fruit stand just outside one of the fruit farms. I had a pluot, red pear and a bunch of grapes.
From the fruit stand I ...
Our last day at Yosemite Valley after our summer camp style breakfast in the dining room we went for a walk to the bridge which has a great view of the falls except there is no water at this time. We see more squirrels and lots of people bird watching and on our walk back we see a mule deer and 3 fawns who came really close.
After that we packed the van and ...
Morning: After breakfast in our room, David went to the Casino [across the border in Nevada] to go to the sports book. I took a walk down to the lake. David meet me the we walked the shopping area around our resort. The Timber Lodge is located in a resort area of Heavenly. The gondola to the ski area is right out side the entrance. Heavenly also has a move theater, restaurants and shopping. Afternoon: we took a drive up the western shore of ...
... yet another lake. Very scenic but not as scenic as some of the areas that we have visited in the past.
I had always heard about how beautiful the area was and we found it to be an extremely busy (or busier than we like) area even on the west side of the lake in the national forest area. For this reason, the Lake Tahoe area will not be on our return list.
How has this motel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Alpenrose Inn South Lake Tahoe
Very Clean, and Quiet.
Very Clean, and Quiet. We stayed mid-week for my wife's birthday on Tuesday, Oct 5 2004. Although we can't vouch for the weekends and busy times, this place was very quiet being off the main drag while we were there. The price was right - $49 for a queen room and it was Very Clean. Nice easy walk to the casinos.
Things to do - as this was the off-season, the nearby private beach was open, so we went to the nearby Raley's market and bought picnic stuff and had a nice million dollar view on the lake. Also went to the Taylor Creek Recreation area and enjoyed the Stream Profile room. The Kokanee salmon are in the creek in october.
My boyfriend and i stayed here for 3 nights. It is a cute little motel type place but very clean and nice. I found it by reading the reviews here on Trip Advisor and having never been to Tahoe I did not know what to expect. The reviews were right on. Johanna, the owner is as sweet and accomodating as she can be. The housekeeping is great - we slept in every day but when we came back our room was clean. The only thing that I would suggest to bring is a flashlight b/c when I was there the power went out for the entire street block (not the hotel's fault) and it was pitch black dark. There wasn't any light - I wished I had a flash light. I would definitely stay there again. You can walk to the casinos and to the ski lift. Great place!
I actually found out about this place through trip advisor. The reviews were right on and even though it was a small motel type it was very clean,
Like staying with family
Alpenrose Inn was like staying with family. It is owner run and the pride showed in the immaculate rooms and grounds. We started every morning with complimentary hot coffee and a danish and then went off for the day.. The owner, Hannah gave us very good advice on what to see and also helped with directions. At night we would wind down on the patio which had a grill we were welcome to use. We were looking for someplace inexpensive and clean and we found it at Alpenrose. The grounds are in a safe location and only blocks from casinos and a private beach. Because we were staying at Alpenrose we were allowed to visit the beach free! The large casinos only have a pool and are not allowed to go to this private beach. We are going back next year and will stay at Alpenrose again.
Hannah, the owner/manager was wonderful. This inn is within walking distance of Harvey's and Harrahs at Stateline. Across from Station House Inn it beats them hands down on cleanliness and hospitality as well as rates. Small, quaint garden and patio. BBQ available for patrons and service is exemplary! I'd return here over and over. Does not offer a pool, but has private beach passes. Room "C" is perfect for 2-4.
The Alpenrose is a small, 20 room motel located about midway between the lake and Hwy 50. Around this hotel you will find other, older independent hotels. Overall it was an excellent stay as the place was very quiet and the guests were very friendly. I found the owner to be extremelly helpful and the price was very reasonable. Obviously they care about treating the guests right because they want the repeat business. There are several types of rooms available. The one I stayed in had no A/C and could be consired small but they also had bigger rooms with A/C, mini fridge and small kitchen sink. The room itself was not fancy but offered me a firm bed, clean bathroom and cable TV. When I had a request for the maid it was nice that she spoke English. This is a basic hotel so if you are going to be staying in your room all day and require all of the extras then you should stay somewhere else. I would definately stay there again whereas the family that I met going to Tahoe and on the return flight stayed at Ceasars and will not stay there again.
It's a little difficult to choose a motel from thousands of them around South Lake Tahoe, and my wife and I are happy we chose Alpenrose. We found it through AAA guide, and I'd say the ad is very honest. The room we stayed in is kind of small (they do have bigger ones), but everything you need is there, and perfectly functional. The color tone in the room is very pleasant. The room is very clean and in fairly good condition. The owner is very friendly. And the price is cheap. Although the outside looking of this inn is not very attractive, but if you spend most of the time around lake or on the slope like we did, this inn provides right what you need.
Very attractive rooms each with a personal touch and friendly service
The Alpenrose Inn is a very special place with a European touch run by a friendly host. Each room is comfortable and quiet and reflects a lovely personal touch. It is a unique and charming hotel amidst the many chains and casinos of South Lake Tahoe.
Excellent place to stay
The Inn is nestled in with all the other smaller motels/lodges/inns next to the bigger casino/hotels. The room itself was nice, cleaner and nicer than other motel rooms I've stayed at in SLT. The weekend I stayed there (mid July) just happened to be one of the warmest weeks Tahoe had during the summer, upper 80's and the room I stayed in didn't have air conditiong (which 'usually' isnt needed in taheo).
Overall its alot better than most of the other motels in the area and the front desk person happens to be the owner that actually cares about your stay there, not some teenager making minimum wage.
Quiet, Clean, Comfortable Motel
Exceptional 15 day stay at the Alpenrose Inn June 2003. Great location close to Bike paths, Hiking, Gondala, & Casinos. Vista are great even right from the outdoor deck at the motel. Extemely quiet and clean motel. Very secure. Very personable and accomodating owner helped with a great stay. I viewed other motels in the area most of which I would stay away from either due to appearance of being noisy, run down/not nice, or overpriced. This is the place to stay in LT and I will be making a return visit. Owner provided for special requests and made a special effort to make my stay very pleasant and comfortable. JR