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Due to current restrictions placed on CA restaurants and recently ordered closures in neighboring counties, we have made the decision to implement a temporary closure of Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge effective March 17 – March 31, 2020. Your safety and the safety of our employees is our priority. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
By Tim Hauserman The four mile journey to the top of Ward Canyon begins just across the street from Sunnyside Lodge. It winds through Pineland, then for several miles heads through a luscious wilderness near the banks of Ward Creek, with views of the Sierra crest, Twin Peaks and Ward Peak. You cross the Tahoe […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman Tahoe locals are always surprised by summer. Perhaps it’s because school seems to let out later in Tahoe than other places, or that early June can still be a bit cold here in the mountains. Eventually near the end of June there comes a day when we look around scratching our heads […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman The Commons Beach in the center of Tahoe City is the family place to be in the summer. In addition to an expansive playground with an unbeatable view of Lake Tahoe, there is a lakeside walking and riding path, and lots of grass and sand to play on at the edge of […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman I’d been thinking about getting out onto the clear surface of Lake Tahoe for a few weeks. While Tahoe is beautiful all year, in the winter it is sometimes relegated to the lovely background while we are playing on the snow. But lately, while peering through my window at the lake while […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman Looking for some fun organized activities for the kids to do this summer at Lake Tahoe? A great place to start is to pick up the latest guide to summer recreation programs of the Tahoe City Public Utility District. There is no shortage of amazing things for kids to do which will […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman During the winter months the Truckee River between Tahoe City and Squaw Valley takes a nap in our collective consciousness. Hidden behind snow banks, we only catch a glimpse of it now and then on our way along the corridor from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley or Truckee. But on […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman Seeing a bobcat in the Tahoe region is a rare treat. Just recently I saw one crossing Sequoia Avenue near Sunnyside. It was just 50 yards away, and at first I thought it was a small dog, but soon realized it had the unique coloration, sleek cat body type and bobbed tail […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman While Lake Tahoe and especially Squaw Valley has long been known as a producer of top notch downhill skiing and snowboarding talent, in recent years cross country skiers from the region are making a name for themselves as well. In fact, in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, three athletes who […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman If you’ve been lucky enough to spend much time in the Tahoe woods you’ve probably encountered a Northern Flicker. Most likely, it was hanging out on the ground when your big loud steps set it off into the air. Perhaps it quickly caught your attention because it’s distinctive white belly is dotted […]Read More
By Tim Hauserman The Tahoe Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “improve the extraordinary natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin by building broad support and funding for projects and programs that restore and enhance the Lake for the enjoyment of current and future generations.” Since 2010, the Tahoe Fund has raised […]Read More