West Shore, Lake Tahoe, CA
Lake Tahoe’s west shore (ranging roughly from Tahoe Pines to Rubicon Point) offers the Tahoe visitor much of what is traditionally thought of when “Tahoe Cabin” is mentioned. Towering pine and fir trees dominate the shore and the communities. Beautiful sun- and moon-rises highlight lakefront views, especially during the summer months and as with all communities around the Lake, networks of hiking and biking trails so vast that many locals haven’t travelled them all.
Whether skiing at the Homewood Resort, dining at the West Shore Cafe, or boating at Obexer’s Marina, the west shore offers visitors and locals tremendous variety. Some of the Lake’s most popular water skiing is also along the west shore – “Hurricane Bay” especially, because the calm waters despite its name.
Real estate options are also diverse. The typical “Tahoe Cabin” in the woods may be found in many west shore neighborhoods, but so may the grand, old Tahoe lakefront estate. Many of California’s earliest wealthy families purchase lakefront land and built summer retreats along Tahoe’s western shore. Modern-day Californians will find there still remains options and offerings to suit nearly every buyers’ taste.
Communities along the west shore include:
- Tahoe Pines
- Tahoma & Tahoe Cedars
- Meeks Bay
- Rubicon Bay