Home   |   Cities   |   Highways   |   Nevada Gram   |   Must-See Must-Do   |   News   |   Pet Friendly   |   Contact Us
Nevada Travel
Click for Stateline, Nevada Forecast
Search Stateline

Night Life attractions in Lake Tahoe Stateline is on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe's south shore, a recreation destination supreme since the 1860s. The lake itself is the major attraction, but the casino hotels at the California line draw multitudes and the mountain summits above provide excitement of a different kind.

Book a room in

Click here to browse more Lodgings.

Stateline Events

  • 3 Great reasons to visit Tahoe South in April

  • Top 5 ‘Off the Beaten Path’ Apres Ski Firepits in Tahoe South

  • Cozy breakfast spots that leave Tahoe South locals and visitors happy and satisfied

  • Top Tahoe South Sports Bars for March Madness

  • Why March is the Best Month to Visit Tahoe South

  • The Roads to Tahoe Are Open; Ready for Holiday Weekend!

  • Top 5 Apres Ski Firepits near Heavenly Village

  • Click here to browse more Events.

    Stateline Attractions

    Click here to browse more Attractions.

    Nevada Books

    My Memories of the Comstock by Harry M. Gorham
    Nevada Road and Recreation Atlas
    Sagebrush Heart by Larry Hyslop
    Squaw Tom Speaks by Tom Sanders
    The Motel Life by Willy Vlautin
    Click here to browse more Nevada Books.

    The NevadaGram

  • NevadaGram #188 – Meet Me at the Martin, Nevada Calendar for March

  • NevadaGram #187 – Snowbound at Tahoe, Nevada Correspondence, Comstock Mining Update

  • NevadaGram #186 – Must See-Must Do in 2017, Carson City at Christmas, the January Events Calendar

  • NevadaGram #185 – Great Basin Observatory, Nevada Correspondence, Sourdough Slim in Eureka

  • NevadaGram #184 – Gerlach, City of Dreams

  • Read More
    The Nevada
    Travel Network
    Visitor's Guide to
    Stateline from the Heavenly tram

  • South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2017
  • South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2017

                                                                                                        Emerald Bay

    There are many roads to South Lake Tahoe, but during a stretch in February major highways into America’s year round playground were closed, and travelers had to take the scenic route to reach their destination.  The record snowfall the area received in January was followed by a drenching of rain that was too much for some of the hillsides on a few thoroughfares. Tahoe was in some ways isolated while highway crews worked around the clock to get the roads open.  It may have taken a little bit longer to get up here, but people were still rewarded with the same incredible destination.

    Most might think there are no benefits to taking the long way, but when the skies clear up and the storms go away some of the smaller state highways can offer some great drives — such as Hwy 88 in California from Placerville to Lake Tahoe.  Highway 50 over Echo Summit was closed to people heading up the hill from Sacramento due to multiple mudslides near Pollock Pines and in the Kyburz area.  In order to reach the area drivers were diverted to Hwy 49 to Jackson, where they picked up 88 or picked up the Iron Mountain Road via Diamond Springs.  Either way offers a scenic tour through the Sierra foothills and gold country that people tend to forget while zooming up the hill to get to Tahoe, and going this way doesn’t really take that much longer than Hwy 50.

                                                                                            Echo Summit on Highway 50

    If you are a savvy planner and like deep snow to ski in, then you can hit up Kirkwood Ski Resort on the way up to the Lake off of Hwy 88.  Kirkwood offers the deepest snow in the region, and usually on the West Coast.  Its advanced terrain is ideal for powder lovers, and if one leaves Sacramento early enough one can spend the day skiing and still have plenty of daylight left to make the rest of the journey to the hotel or cottage up at the Lake.

    Highway 50 is having a rough winter on the Nevada side, too, where a bunch of vehicle-size boulders popped loose and crashed onto the road at Logan Creek, between Cave Rock and Glenbrook.  The rocks were so big it required blasting them in half to remove them.  Then when things seemed over, engineers found another giant that was loose higher up that not only threatened the road but also a house below on the lake shore. The closure of this road was disruptive to travelers and commuters going and coming from Reno and Carson City.  People had two options: either go 395 south through Gardnerville and over State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade), or go the ultimate Lake Tahoe scenic route around the whole lake by taking Hwy 28 at the top of Spooner Summit to Hwy 89 through Tahoe City and around Emerald Bay.

    It may not sound like an ideal thing to go for a leisurely drive in the winter months, but when the sun is out and no storms are expected the roads are clear. And like many winter days when the skies are clear, the lake is so stunningly flat it looks like you can walk across it. Emerald Bay is one of the most photographed places in the world, and for good reason: it’s beautiful, and with a snowy backdrop it’s breathtaking. Road crews have done a great job of clearing the turnouts and SnoParks around Emerald Bay, where people can park and enjoy the scenery. Or, if you brought along snowshoes or cross country skiis, get out and go for a wintry stroll into the mountains above the lake of the sky.

                                                   The view south from Cave Rock

    The future of Stateline at the South Shore lies with the US 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project.  The project has been in the making since 1980 and has made great strides with the construction of the Heavenly Village, the Gondola, and the Village and Raley’s shopping center.  With all the new attractions to such a small area of town, which many consider to be downtown, the area has become congested, and a proposed rerouting of Hwy 50 has become almost a necessity.  50 would be rerouted around the casino corridor on the mountainside behind Mont Bleu, Harrah’s and the Heavenly Village and back to the existing highway at Pioneer Trail, approximately one mile long.  Meanwhile, within the corridor and village area it would become more pedestrian friendly, with the road being narrowed and sidewalks widened.  A central location for people visiting and locals has long been needed in this town to gather and enjoy themselves, and the Stateline area is an ideal place for development that can only benefit this bi-state community.

    The ends justify the means, and with all the damage and disruption the snow and rain has brought to the interstate highway system, it will all be gravy in the summer.  There has been so much water flowing into the lake, I think you can watch it rise right before your eyes.  Estimates have been in the trillions of gallons over the last two months.  Piers on the South Shore and by Cave Rock that were sitting on dry sand in the fall are now in three or four feet of water.  It’s always better when the lake is at capacity — it just makes you feel good.

    — Brendan Packer

    The post South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2017 appeared first on NevadaGram from the Nevada Travel Network - Telling Nevada's story 365, 24/7.

    The present community of Stateline sprawls across the area occupied in Tahoe's quiet past by a pair of settlements called Lakeside and Edgewood. Lakeside was centered on Carney's (formerly Lapham's) Stateline House, an inn built in the early 1860s to serve the flood of Comstock traffic and bisected by the California-Nevada boundary survey of 1873. The inn burned in 1876 and was not rebuilt until 1892, by Ski Heavenly at Statelinewhich time a small settlement had grown up on the site. By 1901 Lakeside had flourished to the extent of having a post office and a boat landing with regular steamer service. A new survey in 1899 placed the heart of the community a half mile deeper into California, and as the years passed in tranquility, Lakeside became an attractive little enclave of summer cottages. With the scrambling dash toward Travel Nevadaexploitation which began in the early 1950s, Lakeside property values soared enormously because of the proximity of the Nevada casino developments. It became a clutter of motels, gift stores, cafes, and other enterprises auxiliary to the gambling trade next door in Nevada. Some of that clutter was swept away recently when a number of aging motels were taken by right of eminent domain,Old Statline Nevada photo paid for, demolished, swept away and replaced by the modern new hotel you see next door to Harrah's and the base station for the mountainside gondolas.

    Edgewood originated in yet another of the strategically located stations on the Johnson Pass Road, the renowned Friday's Station established by Friday Burke and Big Jim Small in 1860. As soon as a log barn and a shed could be thrown together to accommodate, respectively, horses and men, Friday's served as Nevada's westernmost relay station for the Pony Express. Friday's was home station for Pony Bob Haslem, the messenger whose famous ride — 380 miles on horseback through hostile Indian territory — ranks as the outstanding feat of that spectacular organization. Burke and Small also controlled the toll road South Beach, Lake Tahoefranchise past their expanded station, and collected as much as $1,500 a day in the peak months of the Comstock traffic before the railroad. The Pioneer Stage Line used the station as a horse change and dinner station as well.

    When the railroad destroyed the lake's roadside prosperity, the partners split their holdings. Small kept the old station and Burke the lakefront land to the east as far as Round Hill. By the 1880s Small was publicizing his "Buttermilk Bonanza Ranch" by reporting tongue-in-cheek sightings of a mermaid "with a fine chest development, beautiful white mustache one and one-half inches long, and a most amenable nature" frolicking just offshore.

    Golf at luxurious lake TahoeRemarkably enough considering the rush to build everywhere along the lakefront, the old Friday's Station still stands opposite the golf course, a small white building in the trees. Its original hand-hewn interior walls and floors are intact. It goes unnoticed by the iron tide of traffic that floods past it each day, bound for the blaze of lights just down the road.

    Stateline today is politically part of Nevada, but economically a part of California. Most of the millions who visit the Tahoe basin have driven up from northern and central California, and most of the thousands who serve them drinks, deal them cards and carry their luggage on the Nevada side of the Lake go home to California after work.

    The casinos attract their crowds not only with their Tahoe surroundings, but with fine food in great variety, entertainment, service and luxury. Harrah's, and the Montbleu (formerly Caesar's) rank with the finest hotels in the world. Add the pioneering and ever-popular Harvey's and the Hard Rock (originally built as Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe, most recently the Tahoe Horizon) rising hugely up across the boulevard, and an astonishing stage is set — every imaginable enjoyment within easy reach and served in a setting of incomparable natural majesty.

    The 18-hole Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, a beautiful par 74 championship course, is open May through November. Older visitors might remember it as the setting for the opening scene of the television program "Bonanza", of the intrepid Cartwrights riding across the broad green fairways. A little farther on, Nevada 207, the Kingsbury Grade, intersects on the east, leading over the summit to the breathtaking descent into the Carson Valley.

    from The Complete Nevada Traveler, by David W. Toll
    Your question about Stateline?

    Mileage Chart
    Visit Stateline, Nevada
    Like our Friends on Facbook
    Reno Tahoe Territory

    Nevada News

  • Kahulanui will play Saturday March 25 at Fallon’s Oats Park Art Center

  • WinterWonderGrass Music and Brew Festival at Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, March 31-April 2

  • Easter Egg Hunt, Pancake Brunch at Mormon Station State Park Saturday, April 15

  • The Inside Guide to Spring Break at North Lake Tahoe

  • April Events at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

  • Advertiser Login     Add a listing      Book a Room      Special Offers      Guestbook      Advertising Information
    A Service of NevadaWeb
    Contact Us