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.