Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ski Free on Arrival Date at Squaw Valley

Skiers and snowboarders coming off the airplane can ski or ride the afternoon and evening for free at Squaw Valley! Guests can present a same-day commercial airline boarding pass with a matching photo ID at Squaw Valley’s Season Passes & Tickets office and receive a complimentary lift ticket good for the rest of the afternoon as well as night skiing, when night operations are in effect.

These complimentary afternoon lift tickets are valid from 1pm until 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays or from 1pm until 7pm mid-week while night operations are in effect. This new program means that guests from across the nation can have breakfast in the airport of their origination city and enjoy lunch, or even dinner on the slopes of Squaw Valley.

To be eligible for a complimentary afternoon ticket, guests must present a proof of same-day air travel at Squaw Valley’s Season Pass Office or the Special Tickets Office. One ticket per proof of travel. Proof of travel is defined as a boarding pass, printed itinerary or baggage claim check. Document of proof must contain the day’s travel date, flight number and traveler’s full name. Matching photo ID must be presented.

This deal is valid until the end of the 2011-12 winter season and there are no blackout dates. While The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the closest commercial air service to Squaw Valley, any commercial airport qualifies for the deal. Lift ticket only valid on same day as airline travel, weather and conditions permitting.

Agate Bay Realty guests can also buy discount lift tickets for Squaw Valley, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, and Diamond Peak.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pet Pantry Program

The economy has been affecting dogs, cats and people this past year and the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is doing something about it! Many animals have been turned in for financial reasons. We would much rather have our friends in good homes so we are helping out with the Pet Pantry. This program collects pet food around our area and distributes it to needy pets.

If you would like to donate food to this program, donation barrels are available at these locations; Mickey’s Pet Stop, Pet Station, Scraps Dog Bakery and Tails by the Lake. Support these businesses and drop an extra can or bag of food in the barrel while you are there.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Holiday Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving Weekend

Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday season in style once again with the Holiday Jazz Fest November 25-26, 2011. This annual two-day celebratory musical event features Hyatt Lake Tahoe's best line-up to date, with today's most talented jazz musicians. Kick off the holiday weekend with a High Sierra Thanksgiving at Lone Eagle Grille and settle in for a weekend of exceptional live jazz in Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe's idyllic lakeside setting.

The Holiday Jazz Fest kicks off on Friday evening, November 25th, with Jeffrey Osborne and guest. Saturday evening, November 26th, features David Benoit, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Euge Groove. Doors open each evening at 7:00 p.m. and live entertainment begins at 8:00 p.m.

Two ticket options are available for purchase. Individual VIP Tickets, priced at $95.00 each/per night, include preferred seating at the concert, plus access to the pre-concert wine reception in the high limit slot area of Hyatt's casino featuring select wines from Rodney Strong Vineyards. Reserved Seating Tickets are also available for both concerts at $65.00 each/per night. 10% Nevada State Entertainment Tax has been applied to the face price of each ticket. Individual tickets to the Holiday Jazz Festival may be purchased through Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe's Concierge Desk, or through Omega Events at or (949) 360-7800.

We still have some great vacation rental homes available over that weekend or call Agate Bay Realty at 1-800-550-6740.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Restaurant Week (Oct 2-9)

The 2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week gives food aficionados an opportunity to enjoy 3-course, prix-fixe menus at 60+ participating restaurants, both new and established favorites, throughout the Lake Tahoe region for $20, $30 or $40 per person. The event kicks off the first Sunday in October, Sunday, October 2, and runs through Sunday, October 9, 2011. No tickets or coupons are required to enjoy these delicious offerings at exceptional values.

We have some great specials on vacation rentals during that week.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

James McMurtry at the Crystal Bay Casino

On Saturday, September 17th the Austin, TX native James McMurtry will be playing at the Crystal Bay Casino in north Lake Tahoe. Should be a great show in a small venue.

The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, released in 1989, was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 2004, McMurtry released the universally lauded Live in Aught-Three on Compadre Records. 2005's Childish Things garnered some of the highest critical praise of McMurtry's career and spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, Childish Things and "We Can't Make It Here" won the Americana Music Awards for album and song of the year, respectively. McMurtry received more Americana Music Award nominations for 2008's Just Us Kids. The album marked his highest Billboard 200 chart position in more than 19 years. The Washington Post noted McMurtry's live prowess: "Much attention is paid to James McMurtry's lyrics, and rightfully so: He creates a novel's worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he's an accomplished rock guitar player. At a sold-out Birchmere, the Austin-based artist was joined by drummer Daren Hess and bassist Ronnie Johnson in a set that demonstrated the raw power of wince-inducing imagery propelled by electric guitar. It was serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band."

We still have some great deals on vacation rentals over that weekend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Animal Rescue Fundraiser

The Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF) is a small group of pet friendly volunteers dedicated to rescuing companion animals. They rescue animals that are in imminent danger of euthanasia, usually directly from the euthanasia holding rooms of local shelters. We have rescued thousands of animals from certain death, but millions more were not so lucky and died--unloved and unwanted--in shelters across the country. We hope that you can help us turn the tide of suffering and death.

On Saturday, September 10th between 11am - 4pm the Dog Day in the Park fundraiser will be taking place at the Tahoe Vista Animal Shelter which serves the Truckee and North Tahoe portion of Placer County. There will be $6 rabies vaccinations, licensing and $20 micro-chipping, a barbecue, carnival-style dog themed booths, dog show contests, dog and cat adoption and a raffle. Join the fun at the North Tahoe Regional Park on National Avenue in Tahoe Vista.

We still have pet friendly rentals available for this fundraising weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peaks & Paws Festival

Peaks & Paws

This weekend is the Peaks & Paws benefit out in Squaw Valley. Two legged and four legged are invited. We still have some good dog friendly rentals available for the event and you can even go to some dog friendly restaurants after the event.

Presented by The Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital

Treat your dog to the best weekend featuring live music and on-mountain fun- all benefiting the Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society!

Enjoy Art, Wine & Beer Tasting, Doggy Vendors, Outdoor Activities, Bark-B-Q and continuous live bluegrass. 12 Wineries will be offering tastings the entire weekend from 5 to 8 PM. $25 ticket, per day, includes a commemorative glass. The Lagunitas beer tasting will be from 2 to 8pm, $4 per beer.


Mutt Strut - Saturday, 11am - A 3k walk or run that starts at Squaw Dogs in the Village. Race with your dog or run alone for prizes including Squaw Valley lift tickets and apparel. Registration is $5, starts at 10am at Squaw Dogs, and benefits the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Fetch Fest - Sunday, 3pm - Who can get the most tennis balls out of Cushing Pond? Find out at the "Fetch Fest." We'll dump a lot of tennis balls into the pond, set a timer, and see which dog can fetch the most balls. Prizes include Squaw Valley lift tickets and a pet pass. Registration is $5 benefitting the Humane Society and begins at 2pm at the Cushing Pond. .

Hike with Your Pup on Saturday, 1pm - Take a guided hike from High Camp and enjoy the late season wildflowers and the big views of Lake Tahoe as your pup romps in the wide open. We are offering a $10 discount to ride the cable car specifically for this hike. Use code 3072 at the ticket window. Hike is Saturday August 27 at 1pm and is approximately 1 hour.

Hike with Your Pup on Sunday, 12:50pm - Shirley Canyon is still full of wildflowers, streams, and waterfalls. It's paradise for people and dogs. This guided hike starts in front of the Cable Car and heads up Shirley Canyon. Meeting time is 12:50 in front of the Cable Car on Sunday August 28 and the hike is approximately 1 hour.

Music Schedule:

Saturday, August 27-

Main Stage

  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Kate Gaffney Duo
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Montana Slim String Band
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Dead Winter Carpenters

Second Stage

  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm - Forget the Roses

Sunday, August 28 -

  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Greenstone Quarry
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Blisses B
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Brothers Comatose

On Mountain Event Schedule:

Saturday, August 27-

  • 11am Start - 3k Mutt Strut starting at Squaw Dogs
  • 1pm Start- Hike with your pet starting from High Camp. Meet at the Guest Services Information Booth at 1:50pm (Cable Car ticket not included)

Sunday, August 28 -

  • 1pm Start - Hike with your pet up Shirley Canyon. Meet in front of the Cable Car at 12:50pm
  • 3pm Start- Fetch Fest at Cushing Pond

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Push

The Push - A South Pole Adventure from p2sp on Vimeo.

The Push is a story about the human spirit and what it can overcome, "The Push," follows two adaptive athletes on their quest to reach the South Pole. On January 17, 2012, for the first time in history, two adaptive athletes will “push” the limits and themselves in sit skis 100 miles across the frozen Antarctic landscape to the most inhospitable place on the planet - the South Pole.

The Push team (John Davis, Grant Korgan, Tal Fletcher, and Doug Stoup) and local sponsors helping prepare the group for the 4-day journey around Lake Tahoe this week so if you are around please help cheer them on.

The group will launch the event Tuesday, August 9 at 6 a.m. from Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, 5 miles south of Tahoe City, California, and will paddle clockwise 7 miles to Carnelian Bay, California. They will land just before noon at a lakefront estate (4850 North Lake Boulevard) for a private presentation by “The Push” with hosted lunch attended by media, tourism officials, as well as key community and industry leaders.

From there, the team will paddle to Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay, California for a quick stop, before continuing onto Tahoe Vista, California, completing leg one (10 miles total) at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort at 5 p.m. to be greeted by resort guests, spectators and supporters. One of the most festive days of the trip, this landing is open to the public and will include live music, along with free stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals and demonstrations. It’s also where the team will overnight. We encourage anyone interested to paddle along for the leg from Waterman's to Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista.

Day two, Wednesday, August 10, is a much more difficult leg with “The Push” team departing at 8 a.m. and paddling 16 miles along the North Shore and camping lakeside that evening on Nevada’s East Shore. The film crew will accompany them on a powerboat, open to selected media, and will follow the group to document the entire journey. Live Internet dispatches will also be made available to the media and public during this training event, as they will be at the South Pole.

The film crew, along with top photographers, will continue to follow the team Thursday, August 11, day three, with another long stretch of paddle, 12 miles, from East Shore clockwise along the lake to a campground located on Tahoe’s West Shore.

Day four, Friday, August 12 (12 miles), is the final day of the trip, and similar to the first night’s landing at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is one of the best ways for the public to get involved and cheer on the team from the ground. Davis, Korgan and company will depart the campsite early morning and arrive at the historic Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point on the West Shore, 10 miles south of Tahoe City, at noon for a picnic lunch.

The team will close the loop on circumnavigating Lake Tahoe, ending their 50-milepaddling exercise, with an official landing taking place at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge at approximately 6 p.m. for a small, intimate dinner open to selected media.

Agate Bay Realty has some vacation rentals available this week for this worthy cause. All the calendars are in real time.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Autumn Food and Wine Festival

26th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival
September 9-11, 2011 – The Village at Northstar

Join fans of fine wine, good times and great food for the high point of autumn at Lake Tahoe. In addition to food, wine and cooking competitions among renowned chefs and vintners, the skies of Northstar will resonate with music, art, seminars, cooking demonstrations, tastings, a grape stomp all topped off with the Sunday Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting.


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Visit this site often for final program details.

Here’s a sample of this year’s lineup:



Noon- 2:30pm
Registration begins at 11am

Team of Four - Includes Stomp, Lunch, Beer & Wine Tasting - $200
Single Stomp - Entry including Lunch, Beer & Wine Tasting - $50
Luncheon Only - Includes Beer & Wine Tasting - $40

Join us for this silly, hilarious, annual rite of passage. You can register your team of four or we can add you to a team in need of additional big feet! Teams furiously stomp fresh-from-the-vineyard grapes trying to extract the most juice. The winning team receives bragging rights for the year and some exciting prizes.

The team entry fee includes grape stomping, wine and beer tastings from five Belgian Style breweries including Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Shock Top, Leffe, Land Shark Island Style Lager and a delicious alfresco luncheon prepared by the Northstar culinary team.

If you don’t want to join in the stomp, invite your friends and stop by to watch the fun, enjoy lunch, tastings and live music. Stompers: Costumes, bathing suits and board shorts are encouraged. There will be fresh water available for a rinse off along with changing facilities.

Please note: you must be 21 to participate in the grape stomp and wine/beer tasting. Your children are welcome to come for lunch and watch the stomp.


Winemaker dinners, special tasting events, and special wine promotions at North Shore and Truckee restaurants, tasting rooms and wine shops. Please visit the link below for specific events.

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Chef Mark Estee is becoming a national culinary figure as well as something of a legend locally. He is everywhere from the Food & Wine Classic at Pebble Beach to the classic Chef’s Holiday Dinner at the Awahnee Hotel in Yosemite. His Truckee Burger Me was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network, is the chef/owner of the wildly popular Moody’s Bistro & Lounge in Truckee, and he is currently working on his new concept, Campo, on the Truckee River in Reno. Come early, limited seating.

Village at Northstar
Over thirty nationally known artists have been selected and will paint at locations throughout Truckee/North Lake Tahoe from September 8 through the morning of September 11. The judging, public exhibit and sale of these paintings will take place on Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11. The event is a benefit for North Tahoe Arts and its non-profit partners. For more information and a complete list of participating artists, visit North Tahoe Arts or send an email to

Taste your way through a wonderful collection of wineries and appellations. Featured appellations (wine growing regions, or AVA’s) are Lake County and Santa Cruz County. Lake County is the up and coming hot spot for well priced, well made wines. Discover them along with some of your California favorites from Napa, Sonoma, Foothills, Placer, Amador and other regions. Love Belgian Style Brews? Have a taste of Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Shock Top and Land Shark Island Style Ale. Entry fee includes souvenir glass. Must be 21.

Bring your shopping bag as we have the largest Gourmet Marketplace ever. Sample olive oils, tapenades, olives, vinegars, gourmet ingredients,unique products; artisan jewelry and accessories, art, photography all interwoven throughout the Village. From Noon-2:30pm kids crafts are available at no charge, enjoy free live music and entertainment all afternoon. Bring a friend!

The Chocolate Bar chef’s are designing another chocolate based in-restaurant cocktail and food seminar and demonstration. Check back often for specifics and pricing.

Chef Jason Gronlund, Hard Rock Café International
Back by popular demand is the always entertaining, crazy-man, globe trotting chef extraordinaire, Jason Gronlund. Jason was recently appointed as Senior Director of Culinary and Executive Chef for Hard Rock Café International. Wow. They have cafes in just about every state and in 51 countries around the globe. Join him in his culinary journey showcasing great techniques and delightful recipes. Come early, limited seating.

SOME LIKE IT HOT - Big, Bold California Wine and American BBQ Food and Wine Sensory Training - $45.00
Lars Kronmark, Chef Instructor, Culinary Institute of America, Napa
Finally! A seminar demystifying the terminology and methodology of matching wine to food. Lars presents a practical, user-friendly approach grounded in understanding the direct relationships and reactions between food and wine components, flavors, and textures. This seminar is geared towards casual home chefs and amateur winemakers as well as professionals. We know you will enjoy Lars’ teaching style, humor and expertise in a very relaxed setting. Food and wine tasting. Must be 21. Very limited seating.

Lara Ritchie, Chef/Owner, Nothing To It Culinary Center, Reno
The delightful Chef Lara returns to the Festival with new ideas to inspire the young chef in your home as they learn to cook side-by-side with Mom and Dad. Cooking together can be an amazing bonding experience for the family, with some very tasty results. You will taste your creation after completion. Young chefs must be a minimum of 9 years old. Limited space, reserve early.

Douglas Dale, Chef/Owner, Wolfdale’s Restaurant Tahoe City
He’s a local legend. He’s set the bar very high for exquisite dining. His mission is simple:
The Theme: Fresh food, simply prepared
The Fundamentals: Asian and European
His Spirit: California
Chef Dale’s cooking demonstrations are an inspiration as he guides you in finding new elements, ingredients, techniques and unconventional food combinations. Find out how YOU can stay vibrant and thrilled about cooking. Learn from the master. Pure and simple…

- $40.00
Winery and Winemaker Staff
With a rich history of grape growing and winemaking, Lake County is one of California’s newest wine country destinations for those looking to enjoy fine wines in a relaxed, down-to-earth, rural and breathtaking environment. This award-winning, yet relatively undiscovered wine region is located just 20 miles north of the Napa Valley. The combination of high elevation, diverse soils, unique microclimates and sustainable farming practices produce the premium quality grapes that provide the origin of Lake County’s highly acclaimed wines. You will taste Petite Sirah from three wineries and Sauvignon Blanc for another three wineries paired with some light appetizers.

Lara Ritchie, Chef/Owner, Nothing To It Culinary Center, Reno
The delightful Chef Lara returns to the Festival with new ideas to inspire the young chef in your home as they learn to cook side-by-side with Mom and Dad. Cooking together can be an amazing bonding experience for the family, with some very tasty results. You will get to taste your creation upon completion. Young chefs must be a minimum of 9 years old. Limited space, reserve early. Check this listing often.

Suzanne Pride Bryan, Stuart Bryan

We are proud to present a wine experience usually available only to the restaurant and wine trade. This horizontal tasting of the entire portfolio of wines is handcrafted onSt. Helena's Spring Mountain (Napa/Sonoma appellation) by Pride Mountain Winery’s award winning team headed up by winemaker Sally Johnson. The seminar is skillfully presented by Pride co-owner, Suzanne Pride Bryan and Stuart Bryan. They will be pouring a 2009 Viognier, 2006 Syrah, 2006 Merlot, 2006 VS Merlot, 2006 Cabernet Franc, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 VS Cabernet Sauvignon, and a 2006 RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon. Limited seating, book early. Subject to sell out.


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Chef David Lutz, Evergreen Café, Tahoe City
Chef Sean Conry, Longboards Bar & Grill at Plumas Pines Golf Course

Blazing Pans is the signature event and entertainment extraordinaire of Saturday’s festivities. Featured is a fierce, live cooking battle between two-time defending champion Chef/Owner David Lutz of Evergreen Restaurant, Tahoe City, and this year's challenger, Executive Chef Sean Conry of Longboard Bar & Grill. Chef Lutz and Conry will be presented with a secret ingredient unveiled at the start of the competition.

The only things Chef’s can bring to the culinary stage are their personal knives, 2 chef assistants, incredible culinary expertise and nerves of steel. This is live entertainment at its best... Iron Chef© style! Dress up in costume; bring your finest cheering voice, noisemakers and a thirst for an ice-cold Charbay cocktail, hosted by Marko & Jenni Karakasevic, Charbay Artisan Winery & Distillery, St. Helena, CA. Demonstration. Must be 21.

Master Distiller Marko Karakasevic and Jenni Karakasevic
If you know Marko at Charbay, you know he is always pushing the limits of distilling. This year, you will be tasting the beer Charbay Whiskey is distilled from, then trying the un-aged whiskey, and finally tasting the barrel aged version. Where else can you try whiskey in all of its stages? Bear Republic’s Big Bear Stout and Racer 5 IPA beers are award winning, and distill into amazing whiskey. Appetizers skillyfully prepared by Chef Jason Gronlund. This is a year not to be missed Must be 21. Limited seating.


Check with your favorite local restaurant for winemaker dinners, special tasting events, live music and Autumn Food & Wine specials.

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$75 online thru Sept. 9
$90 at the door
Food and wine pairings, live music, gourmet marketplace, Silent auction, art show and Vineyard Row Tastings.
The grand finale to Autumn Food & Wine, the Grand Tasting, features the food and wine of over 30 of the finest restaurants, caterers and chefs from the Lake Tahoe region, paired with premium world-class wineries. This is an incredible opportunity to sample the culinary and winemaking talents of the chef’s and wineries you always wanted to try, including Tahoe’s newest restaurants. The culinary offerings are over the top utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients prepared with the amazing skill of our chefs, perfectly paired with new and known wine finds. You will also discover new wineries and sample their latest vintage or newest varietal during the Grand Tasting on Vineyard Row and at the Gourmet Marketplace.

Also taste the latest Belgian style brews from Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Shock Top plus Land Shark Island Style Ale all under blue skies in the great outdoors at the new Village at Northstar. You must be minimum 21years of age to attend the Grand Tasting. Sorry, no children or strollers.

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Please note: All ticket sales are final. Event goes rain or shine. No refunds.
Program subject to change.

Agate Bay Realty will have discounted vacation rentals and lodging for this great September culinary weekend.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bluesday's in Squaw Valley

Unwind in the Village at Squaw Valley USA from 6-8:30pm each Tuesday this summer. As part of the High Notes Music Series in North Lake Tahoe, catch a FREE blues concert on the Events Plaza Stage with acclaimed blues musicians, "Blue Plate Specials" from the Village restaurants, "Blue Dot Deals" at unique shops. There are very few places more scenic to watch a concert this summer. Below is the schedule for the Bluesday's concerts:

July 12 - Studebaker John & The Hawks
Born in an Italian-American section of Chicago, Studebaker John Grimaldi
started playing harmonica at age 7.

July 19 - Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce
Shannon McNally got her first guitar and JJ Cale album at the age of 12 and
never looked back. Combined with the classic rock she grew up listening to –
The Allman Brothers, Dr. John and Hendrix – it’s the musical center of gravity
she brought to her 2002 Capitol Records debut Jukebox Sparrow gaining notice
from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Leno and Letterman.

July 26 - Anna Popovic (Yugoslavia)
Ana Popovic is an incredible guitarist/vocalist known for her diversity of
techniques and styles. Her blend of smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy
instrumentals, tight blues groove, soulful feminine vocals and Ana’s incredible
stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world.

August 2 - Curtis Salgado
Curtis Salgado is a Portland, Oregon based blues, R&B and soul singersongwriter.
He plays harmonica and fronts his own band as lead vocalist. The
Washington Post called Salgado a “Superb soul and blues singer.”

August 9 - Ronnie Baker Brooks
Like his father before him, Ronnie Baker Brooks became a Chicago blues
mainstay, playing regularly in Chicago area clubs. After the release of his second
album, Brooks hit the road for what turned out to be a seemingly non-stop
three-year tour, picking up devoted new fans all along the way.

August 16 - Chris Cain
Chris Cain is a master of blues guitar, blues vocals, blues keyboards and blues
vocals. Cain has been called “blues guitar at its finest, a must see.”

August 23 - Joanne Shaw Taylor
Within a year of performing her first band at age 16, Joanne Shaw Taylor
performed with Dave Steward (Eurythmics) and Candy Dulfer (Prince) in the
super group D.U.P, and today she is one of the best female blues guitarists

August 30 - Grand Finale: Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings
Roy Rogers has been widely recognized as one of the world's finest
practitioners and innovators of modern slide guitar. Rogers has been
nominated for 8 Grammy's as producer, songwriter and performer. An
exciting live performer, he has performed with Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt,
Steve Miller, Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Hagar and many others. Rogers' has
appeared at the world’s most prestigious festivals including Montreux, North
Sea, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Featival - and festivals in Norway, Australia,
France & Italy.

Agate Bay Realty has vacation rentals all summer for the Bluesday's Concerts along with the entire High Notes Music Series.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Big Head Todd & The Monsters Concert (July 3rd)


With the glow of the summer sun just dipping over the mountain peaks, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will rock Squaw during the Ultimate Independence Day weekend. The natural ampitheatre of KT-22 will only compliment the famous tunes.

Here's a July 3rd itinerary that will make your friends jealous: Ski or ride from 8am-2pm. Head down and watch the ever entertaining Lake Cushing Crossing as pond skimmers put on outrageous costumes and attempt to cross the frigid waters. Then grab a bite to eat at one of the many eateries and bars in the Village. When you're replenished, head over to the KT Sundeck for the free Big Head Todd and the Monsters concert.

Agate Bay Realty has some vacation rentals over the 4th of July week including dog friendly rentals and houses that have access to a community pool, pier and buoy field, and tennis courts.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Xterra Tahoe City Triathlon

North Tahoe is the adventure center of North America in the summer. Another example is on June 25th, north Lake Tahoe will host the XTERRA Triathlon. XTERRA Tahoe City is an off-road triathlon that celebrates the natural environment of the North Shores excellent terrain, trails and blue water. XTERRA Tahoe City’s swim occurs in one of the clearest, cleanest, and deepest lakes in North America, Lake Tahoe. Depending on the lake level, the long course includes a 50 meter beach run. The openness of Lake Tahoe makes for a truly open water swim experience. Tahoe City is also home to some of the area’s most treasured mountain biking trails. The biking section starts with a strong climb, continuing on to take riders through fields of wildflowers, and breath taking sierra views. The trails are faster than they are rocky, but the climbs and elevation will test ones fitness level. The start and finish is at Commons Beach. There will be an after party so plan to have some fun after a hard day of racing. Agate Bay Realty has some lodging options including discounted vacation rentals available for the triathlon weekend. Most these homes are located between Kings Beach and Tahoe City and have access to a community pool, tennis courts, along with pier & buoy field.

Course Distances:

Full Course: 2X 750 meter laps with a 50 meter beach run (lake level dependent), 22 mile bike, 6 mile run

Short Course: 750 meter lap, 13 mile bike, 3 mile run

XTERRA Tahoe City is part of Adventure Sports Week Tahoe - 10 Days of competitive and non-competitive events and clinics. ASW Tahoe starts Friday June 17th and ends Sunday June 26th. For more information about ASW Tahoe visit Be sure to also like the ASW Facebook Page. Once we hit 500 fans, we will have a random drawing, and the winner will receive a pair of Salomon XR CROSSMAX shoes and a $100 Big Blue Adventure Gift Certificate.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor

One of the great reoccurring summer events in north Lake Tahoe is the Shakespeare festival at Sand Harbor Beach in Incline Village. Picture having a picnic with great wine & foot, your feet in the sand, and being entertained with the back drop of Lake Tahoe.

This summer the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's comic masterpiece, TWELFTH NIGHT - an exhilarating production that features beautiful costumes, lavish sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West! Meet the artistic company!

Some changes to this year's festival include:
  • No Ticket Fees! We have eliminated all ticket service fees this season! From now on, the price is the price. The new, patron-friendly policy applies to all purchases (phone, online, etc.)

  • All Lower Gallery Seating Is Assigned! Assigned Lower Gallery seating enables you to avoid protracted early arrivals to stand in long lines and claim formerly open seating. In 2011, assigned beach chairs will be waiting for all patrons that purchase tickets in the Lower Gallery section.

  • Upper Gallery Seating Includes Pre-set Beach Chairs! Chairs are provided at no cost and we've kept the open beach for blanket seating in the sand.

  • Our Main Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.! Enjoy a drink or dinner from Shakespeare's Kitchen before the show beginning at 5:00p.m. The entrance to the amphitheater will open at 5:30 p.m..

  • Shakespeare's Vineyard Is Revamped! Enjoy daily wine tastings from Robert Mondavi's Napa Valley Vineyards at our on-site tasting room, Shakespeare's Vineyard. For the wine enthusiasts, enjoy exquisite, high-end reserve wines from California and Italy every Wednesday with our wine expert, Frank Cates. Learn more.
  • New Food options in 2011!

    Our main gate now opens at 5:00 p.m. allowing early access to our concession area which includes Shakespeare's Kitchen, The Bar and BardWare (merchandise souvenirs). This change of schedule affords you the opportunity to mingle early with family and friends in our newly renovated and expanded dining area. Arrive early and enjoy a pre-show cocktail, marvel at the awesome views of Lake Tahoe or simply bask in the afternoon sunshine. The amphitheatre itself opens at 5:30 p.m. Shakespeare's Kitchen cooks up a delicious onsite dining experience. Enjoy an awesome array of amazing eats! Click here to check out FULL ONSITE MENU.

Agate Bay Realty has vacation rentals during the summer long festival and the other summer activities in Lake Tahoe. Guests can view the homes on our website or call us at 1-800-550-6740.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Art Paws in Reno

On July 9th, the Nevada Humane Society's Pawspective Art Show join in the celebration of works from local artists spanning different artistic styles and types of media. Featured artists present their vision of wildlife pets and nature. Attendees enjoy live music and light refreshments. If you are an art or animal lover this exhibit is sure to be a treat for the eyes as well as the soul. A portion of the proceeds from art sales directly benefit the homeless pets at Nevada Humane Society.

On July 17th, the Art Paws 11th annual event will be brought to you by PetFolio Magazine. From paw painting to wine/beer tasting to music to art browsing there is plenty to see sniff and do. Pet related products and services various types of art and artists fantastic auction and raffle items dog show live music with the Witney Meyers Band and even a pet psychic. Pets bring your people.

PetFolio sponsored charity event and is roughly a 45 minute drive from Lake Tahoe. Art Paws donates all of the proceeds from the event to 3 non-profit animal organizations as chosen by PetFolio Magazine's, Reader's Choice Contest.

This, free admission, event is a walk through vendor event, held at McKinley Arts and Cultural Center at 925 Riverside Dr., Reno. It is the ONLY canine friendly event during Artown. Vendors consist of pet products and services, artists and artisans, non-profit animal organizations and various other consumer vendors.

If you are looking for a great bargain on some of the best items, services and products that are available in the Reno area, you will want to check out the Art Paws silent auction. Last year we had more that 75 fantastic items to offer to our attendees. In addition, don't forget to purchase several raffle tickets. Many of our vendors provide us with super raffle prizes as well.

Paw painting has long been one of our best loved attractions, bring out the Picasso in your pet, and take home a masterpiece. If your dog has a unique talent, is super cute or has a fantastic costume or trick, you'll want to sign them up for our "Canine Contests". Fabulous prizes for the winners.

Live music will be provided again this year by the Witney Myers Band from 2-5pm and an additional gallery showing from special artists will be held from 3:30-5pm.

Additionally, from 12pm-4pm, several wineries and brewery's will be offering tasting. Wine tasting tickets are $25.00 which includes an Art Paws wine glass with unlimited tasting. Beer tasting tickets are 3 for $5.00.

More Art Paws information, dog friendly rentals, and other Reno Artown events. Dogs stay for free at all of Agate Bay Realty's dog friendly vacation rentals and free wi-fi for their owners. While guests are staying at the lake, guests will be close to Patton Beach and other pet friendly areas.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tough Mudder Event at Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley will be hosting the Tough Mudder event from September 17 and 18.

Tough Mudder is not your average lame-ass mud run or spirit-crushing ‘endurance’ road race. It’s Ironman meets Burning Man, and it is coming to a location near you. Our 10-12 mile obstacle courses are designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Forget finish times. Simply completing a Tough Mudder is a badge of honor. Tough Mudder has raised over one million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project.

WARNING: Tough Mudder is 3-4 times longer and MUCH TOUGHER than a typical mud run such as Warrior Dash. On average, only 78% of participants finish a Tough Mudder event. Only those in strong physical condition should enter.

Post Party

After you finish the course, grab a beer and hang out with your fellow mudders. There’ll be a band and lots of food for sale.

Tough Mudder will also be offering tattoos of our bad-ass logo to all finishers who truly want to commemorate their epic achievement. They are on a first come, first serve basis and everyone who gets a tattoo will be given free entry into the Tough Mudder event of their choice. Be sure to customize it by having the event date and location put on–keep adding as you go to record all your epic Mudder adventures.

No, there are no showers. Yes, there will be firemen with a hose.


Tough Mudder Respect Awards

For participants who have overcome illness, injury or misfortune. For further details see here.

Costume Awards

Best costume — Most Bad-Ass
Worst costume — Most Dumb-Ass
Least Clothing — Most Ass
Most Likely To Have Been In The Village People

Each event’s costume contest winner will get a free season pass–which gets you into the rest of the 2011 events, including ones that are sold out.

Toughest Mullet & Toughest Mohawk

Free Head-Shaves To be Provided – Award Best Mullet & Best Mohawk – Prize TBD

Free Tattoos

A voucher for a tattoo of our logo will be available on event day to anyone tough enough to want one. The voucher will be redeemable at a local tattoo parlor and all proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Remember, they are on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to get there early.

There are no monetary prizes at Tough Mudder. However, the top 5% of all finishers will qualify for World’s Toughest Mudder to be held in 2011.


Agate Bay Realty will be offering discount vacation rentals and dog friendly rentals during this weekend event. Guests can book on-line or call us at 1-800-550-6740.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Say "No" to Biomass in Lake Tahoe

Please help us say "no" to a Biomass Plant in Lake Tahoe.

Children at Risk: Placer County and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) are planning to build in the Tahoe Basin (North Shore - Kings Beach) such a facility, just off Highway 267, less than a mile from the water, within 1000 feet of an elementary school, in a high density population area. If approved, it will operate 24/7, 365 days a year and burn all the forest waste in a radius of at least 30 miles that is currently trucked out of the Basin to Loyalton, just north of Truckee, for burning in a biomass plant located there.

Environmental Degradation: It will pollute not only from Incline Village to Tahoe City but, due to the nature of the air inversion ecology of Tahoe's Basin, it will cast a haze that will drift and drift over the entire lake and degrade air and water quality everywhere.


Please be reminded, however, no biomass power plant will reduce open burning or increase the removal of forest fuels thereby reducing wildfires! These are separate issues!

AN ECONOMIC MISTAKE: Start up funding coming from earmarks not unlike those that funded the famous "bridge to nowhere," a Kings Beach power plant will cost millions to build, is totally unnecessary, and will require subsidies of precious tax dollars. It needs to be stopped.

CLASSIC BUREAUCRACIES AT WORK: Charging forward with a well intended idea but implemented in the wrong place ecologically (a basin subject to air inversions), a biomass burning power plant located in Kings Beach will endanger a precious congressionally declared outstanding national resource: Lake Tahoe! It is both sad and frightening. It should be located at Cabin Creek, out of the Basin.

DISINFORMATION OR BUREAUCRATIC CONFUSION?: Running what many consider to be an overly ambitious campaign replete with questionable claims, both Placer County and TRPA have stated in official governmental documents to have supporters and partnerships regarding the project proposed for Kings Beach, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the University of California, that don't exist. Challenged as to the veracity of such claims, they have now recanted, citing "inadvertent" language errors in such documents

Ignorance is NOT Bliss: Exploiting fears of wildfires and ignorance of current practices regarding open burning and the removal of forest wastes for disposal outside the Basin, they suggest connections to wildfire and pollution reductions that don't exist and won't occur. And, we anticipate that the current environmental study of the proposal, awarded without competitive bidding, will be seriously flawed.

Donate, Read More, and Take Action! Browse the website to learn more and become a Friend of Lake Tahoe. Please help us fight this because together we can stop this foolish project! Become a fan of No Biomass in Lake Tahoe and Sign the Petition!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wanderlust at Squaw Valley

Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's best yoga and wellness teachers and top musical acts and DJs, all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty.

We’re talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars. Getting’ your down dog on at the top of the mountain and sipping poolside cocktails with your crew. Early morning meditations and all-night chakra spinning musical performances. The epic Lake Tahoe Valley in all of its picturesque glory. A place to root down and rise up, to get centered on your yoga mat and get funky on the dancefloor – lux rooms, fresh healthy food, and good people. Yoga, music, nature, and a whole lot more. This is Wanderlust California.

Yoga Classes

We have gathered the nation’s top yoga teachers and experts to teach a full schedule of exciting classes and creative workshops around the clock at a choice selection of beautiful on-site venues. From classic presenters like John Friend, Seane Corn, and Shiva Rea, to exciting new faces like Maty Ezraty and Noah Maze – we left no mat unturned to bring you the best that yoga has to offer. Full yoga lineup.

Meditation & Lectures

Looking to find your center at the top of the mountain? You’ve come to the right place. For those interested in mental exploration, we’ve got a whole crew of the best wellness experts from around the globe poised to offer workshops, lectures, and demonstrations all weekend long, to our yoga + music ticketholders. Check out the online scheduler to sign up.


Globetrotter Stage

Set against an epic Squaw Valley backdrop, our main stage will feature stunning views of Squaw Vallley’s KT-22 and Granite Chief peaks. As the centerpiece of the Wanderlust music experience, the globetrotter stage will host the positive vibrations of Michael Franti and Spearhead, the electronic danceparty mashups of Girl Talk, the ecstatic chants of Jai Uttal, and much, much more. There will also be plenty of food and beverage vendors, art instillations, ambient performances, and chill out lounges. Full music lineup.

Casbah Stage

Rock the Casbah! Located in our Kula Village, the Casbah Stage will feature up and coming talent and special performances around the clock all weekend long.


Squaw Valley, California provides the perfect natural setting to dive deep into your practice, boogie down to some great tunes, or to just kick back with your crew. Or of course, all three – there is something for everyone here. Trade your car in for our mountain top gondola and aimlessly stroll though miles of mountain top meadows and beautiful green valley ways. Discover streams, climb rocks, and enjoy yourself. You deserve this.


All Sage, Seeker and Pilgrim ticketholders have access to the cable car, gondola or other lifts on the mountain. Many yoga classes are held up-mountain, and you can also eat, swim or hike in the High Camp facility, which features floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and expansive views of the Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe. There are many other Wanderlust activities over the weekend.

Agate Bay Realty has many vacation rentals that are close to the festival while also being close to lake when you aren't at the festival.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

2 Weeks Until the Amgen Tour of California in Tahoe

The official Overall Start to the Amgen Tour of Calfiornia is two weeks away starting on Sunday, May 15 the race begins at South Lake Tahoe at 6,300 feet, the highest start elevation in the six-year history of the competition. Stage 1 wraps up in North Lake Tahoe at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, with the Stage 2 Start taking place nearby at Squaw Valley USA on Monday, May 16.

Stage 1: Cyclists will begin at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on the California/Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe. The peloton will loop past Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course around Heavenly Village, past the starting line again and onto Lake Tahoe Boulevard (Highway 50) through the casino corridor then clockwise around the 72-mile perimeter of Lake Tahoe. After going a lap and a half around the lake, the riders head up Brockway Summit (Highway 267) at North Lake Tahoe to 7,000 feet and one last chance for the climbers to dictate the race outcome with the third and final King of the Mountain finish. After cresting the summit, the lead group plunges down a rapid descent into a hard left turn onto Northstar Drive, where both sprinters and climbers will set-up for a high-speed blast to the finish line at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort.

The spectator-packed finish line is also home to the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival, which features a health and fitness expo, cancer awareness education, cycling gear, family activities, bike safety, food and entertainment.

Stage 2: The action starts directly under the historic Olympic rings at the center of the Village at Squaw Valley with riders peddling the cobbled corridors before turning onto Squaw Valley Road and then descending to the Olympic Flame entrance and a left-hand turn onto Highway 89. The peloton will follow the picturesque Truckee River corridor as they make their way on Highway 89 toward Truckee and through the two roundabouts near the Interstate 80 overpass. Riders will then turn left onto historic Donner Pass Road before riding the ramp over Interstate 80 and past Donner Memorial State Park, home to the infamous Donner Party.

The pack will continue along the northern shoreline of Donner Lake as they make their approach to the steeps of Old Highway 40 on their way to Donner Summit and the day's first King of the Mountain finish. From there, athletes speed pass Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Donner Ranch Ski Resort and Soda Springs Ski Resort and descend into California's Gold Country via Highway 20 and the finish line for Stage 2 at the Sacramento State Capitol.

In previous years, the race has drawn some of the world's most recognizable and respected riders, such as top Tour de France competitors, world champions and Olympic medalists including Lance Armstrong, Tom Boonen, Oscar Freire, Paolo Bettini, Fabian Cancellara, Carlos Sastre, Ivan Basso, George Hincapie, Mark Cavendish and Andy Schleck.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Amgen Kick Off Party at Hard Rock Cafe


Featuring the Live Music of Tyler Rich

Venue: South LakeTahoe
Date: May 5 2011
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: Free VIP Area $20 ~ Includes 2 drinks, swag bag and fun
Age: All Ages VIP Area - 21 and older only

Thursday, May 5th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Enjoy live music by Tyler Rich
Have a great time in the VIP Area

Come on in and have a fantastic time as we celebrate the 10 Day Countdown to AMGEN Tour of California.

Proceeds from the event VIP Area and auction will benefit South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center

Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe
18 Hwy 50
Stateline, NV 89449

Full Amgen Tour of California Event Schedule

Thursday, April 14, 2011

How We Ride Bicycles (Special Event for Tour of California)

During the 10 day time frame that Lake Tahoe will host the first two stages of the Amgen Tour of California, Mont Hubbard will do a special presentation on the mechanics of bicycling. Mont Hubbard received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1965. In 1975, he completed a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford, and began his prolific career at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis. He currently directs the Sports Biomechanics Laboratory at UC Davis, which includes many researchers who have studied the physics behind numerous sports activities, from Frisbees in flight to horses on the track.

Mont Hubbard has extensively researched and written on the mechanics of sports. For this special engagement before the Amgen Tour of California, Hubbard will present two research projects involving bicycles currently underway at the UC Davis Sports Biomechanics Laboratory. The first project addresses fundamental questions of balance and rider control. Using special bicycles that have been augmented with scientific instruments and techniques previously used in Aeronautics, researchers at UC Davis are studying how human “pilots” intuitively control bicycles.

Hubbard will also explain how mathematical models of bicycle dynamics and human energetic capabilities can be used to understand optimal cycling strategies for minimum time trial performance. These models introduce many variables, such as wind, elevation changes,
and rolling resistance, which professional riders must contend with during the Amgen Tour of California. With the scientific understanding of the mechanics of the bicycle and the limits of the human body, it becomes possible to calculate the “best” way to budget one’s energy during a race.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 5:30 No-host bar. Program begins at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 donation requested
Location: Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nevada

Thursday, March 31, 2011

45 Days Until the Amgen Tour of California in Tahoe

In 45 days (May 15th and 16th), Tahoe will be hosting the first two stages in the largest cycling event in America, the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course.

The first and second stages of the tour this year will be on May 15 and 16. The first stage will start in south Lake Tahoe, do one and a half loops around the lake, and finish at Northstar-at-Tahoe. The next day, the second stage, will start at Squaw Valley and finish in Auburn. There will be plenty of events during this events

Agate Bay Realty will be offering discount lodging during the Amgen tour in Lake Tahoe. Guests can view all the available vacation rental homes and cabins and even book the homes on-line or call Agate Bay Realty at 1-800-550-6740.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Epic April Ski Conditions

With the highest snowfall recorded since 1958 (662 inches) on Lake Tahoe's peaks, this years spring skiing is going to be the best on record. We have discounted all of our winter vacation rentals, and our dog friendly rentals, up to 40% off their normal rates for the month of April and we will continue to sell discount lift tickets to Northstar-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows and Diamond Peak (Save up to $15 per ticket).

Is there a better way to spend spring break or Easter with sun, snow, scenery and savings?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Zach Deputy Concert

On March 26th at the Crystal Bay Casino, Zach Deputy will be playing his great "island infused drum n base gospel ninja soul" music. Zach Deputy is truly a one-man band, he is a powerhouse of performance, and layers sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect.

Agate Bay Realty will have discount vacation rentals available for this weekends performance.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SnowFest Kings Beach Parade

Mark your calendars for the annual Kings Beach SnowFest Parade in Downtown Kings Beach. Plan on spending the day in Kings Beach as we celebrate 30 Years of SnowFest fun in North Lake Tahoe! Parade is from 11:30 - 12:30pm. You can register to enter the parade as well. Go to Caliente for the after parade party including a raffle, prizes, etc..

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pro Ski Patrol Race and Taco Feed

As part of SnowFest, this Tuesday, March 8th Ski Patrol teams from as far as Kirkwood race against rival mountains for the fastest ski patroler title at Homewood Ski Area. Spectators can enjoy delicious tacos as they watch this fantastic show on the mountain and enjoy other SnowFest activities this week!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Polar Bear Swim

On Saturday, March 5th participants will compete in a swimming race in Lake Tahoe (40 degree water), beyond the end of Gar Woods pier and back (approx. 225 yards). Hundreds gather to watch brave souls swim in this race in Lake Tahoe in March! Come join them or, be a spectator from the sidelines while enjoying a Wet Woody! Prizes for men’s & women’s categories, huge raffle to follow! This is just one of the great SnowFest activities.

Guests can stay in one of our great vacation rentals over the weekend that are only a 1/2 mile away from the event.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Snow Fest in Lake Tahoe

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with ten fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year Snow Fest is the first two weeks of March and the annual favorites will be back, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe's numerous resorts, and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there's something for everyone. Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and of course, there's plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe's fine restaurants and lively establishments.

Agate Bay Realty has great winter vacation rentals and other lodging still available over Snow Fest including dog friendly cabins and homes with with hot tubs. Guests can also call Agate Bay Realty at 1-800-550-6740

Friday, February 11, 2011

Awesome April Savings (Up to 40% off)

In celebration of our new office opening in April, Agate Bay Realty is offering steep discounts during the month of April. Consider enjoying great spring skiing at Northstar, Alpine Meadows, or Diamond Peak or having a family Easter in the mountains. Most of the houses have been discounted between 25% and 40% off. Guests can view the discounted rates by putting in their April arrival and departure dates into view available spring vacation rentals.

Our new office location new office will be located at 4991 North Lake Blvd directly across from Gar Woods restaurant in Carnelian Bay. Approximate day of opening of the new office will be Thursday, April 21st.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Amgen Tour of California

The largest cycling event in America, the 2011 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race and Lake Tahoe is hosting the first and second stages over May 15th and 16th. Presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course.

The first and second stages of the tour this year will be on May 15 and 16. The first stage will start in south Lake Tahoe, do one and a half loops around the lake, and finish at Northstar-at-Tahoe. The next day, the second stage, will start at Squaw Valley and finish in Auburn.

Agate Bay Realty will be offering discount lodging during the Amgen tour in Lake Tahoe. Guests can view all the available vacation rental homes and cabins and even book the homes on-line or call Agate Bay Realty at 1-800-550-6740.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

4 Bedroom Home For Sale in Agate Bay

This four bedroom/two bath plus loft is centrally located in Agate Bay making it very convenient to access the north shore ski areas, Kings Beach, and Tahoe City. In the summer, the property is within walking distance to Carnelian Bay, Patton Beach, and Gar Woods restaurant. The cabin features vaulted ceilings with corner fireplace, two decks (one with a hot tub), mud room, and an open floor plan for easy conversations. Offered at $499,000.

Please contact Brett Williams with Agate Bay Realty at 530-546-4256 or with any questions or if you would like any additional questions.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January Vacation Rental Savings

Save on winter vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe when you stay from January 17th to February 3rd. Rates have been discounted on-line to "low season" rates and the website has real time availability. Guests can book online or call Agate Bay Realty at 1-800-550-6740. Not valid for existing reservations but guests can add nights at these same rates.

We also sell discount lift tickets to Northstar-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, and Diamond Peak.