Boating in Lake Tahoe

Water & Boating Safety Tips for A Safe Summer at Lake Tahoe

The following article was written by Ryan Sommers, Chief, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District. We encourage you to read this before you head into the water and share this with friends and family, too, Summer is in full swing here at Lake Tahoe. Whether boating, paddleboarding, swimming, or kayaking on the lake, water safety […]

TWO GIANTS OF JAZZ ON STAGE IN TAHOE & RENO

Jazz enthusiast or not, you can’t miss this one! Mark your calendar now and get your tickets to see the best of the best on stage with the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra in August at the Lake or in Reno, Nevada. The Reno Jazz Orchestra shares the stage with GRAMMY stars Diane Schuur and Ernie […]

Mama Mia! It’s time for Shakespeare at the Lake!

Entertainment, food, family, and friends will converge once again under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) launches its 50th Anniversary Season in 2022. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 1 – August 22, 2022 at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, […]

Classical Concerts in Lake Tahoe

Classical Tahoe is One Classy Act (and more!)

Classical Tahoe Festival and Music Institute has announced its upcoming season, July 14 to August 18, 2022. The festival expands its season from three weeks to four with the inaugural Brubeck Jazz Summit and additional chamber music and free community concerts. “The Festival has become a summer tradition in Lake Tahoe, providing a place for […]

Reno Jazz Orchestra Concerts in Reno and Lake Tahoe

Blues, Bands, Ballads, and Ballet ~ on the Beach All Summer-long

(Photo credit: Joy Strotz for the Reno Jazz Orchestra) It really doesn’t get better than this.   Make your plans now to sit under the stars to see the stars live on stage during the Monday Night Showcase Series performances overlooking Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.    With jaw-dropping views of the […]

4th of July in Lake Tahoe

New Drone”Sky Show” to Replace Fireworks in Incline Village/Crystal Bay

Incline Village Crystal Bay will debut a new way to celebrate the 4th of July this year, with a drone ‘SkyShow’ lighting up the night sky in celebration of the holiday. The decision was made in consideration of fire and environmental risks posed by a pyrotechnic fireworks display, shifting a longstanding tradition with an innovative […]

4th of July Events at Lake Tahoe

“Local Heroes” Theme of 4th of July Events in Incline Village/Crystal Bay

Incline Village and Crystal Bay may feel like small mountain towns yet when celebrating the 4th of July, we go big! The Local Heroes 4th of July Weekend includes a big list of local activities including the parade, which brings special attention to those that help build community where we live, work and play! Among […]

Reno Jazz Orchestra Concerts in Reno and Lake Tahoe

Reno Jazz Orchestra Announces Summer Concerts in Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada

Although it may still look like winter in Lake Tahoe, summer fun is well underway. Just this past week, the Reno Jazz Orchestra announced its summer lineup for concerts in Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. At Sun Bear Realty and Property Management in Incline Village, we have set aside the following dates to enjoy some […]

Best spots for easter brunch in lake tahoe

Best Spots for Easter Brunch in Lake Tahoe

Springtime in the Sierra always brings endless reasons to shed the winter layers and welcome sunny skies and warmer weather. It also means it’s time to make your reservation WAY ahead of time if you have plans to dine out for Sunday Brunch! To help you stay ahead of the rest of the world, we […]

Borelli Architecture Home Designer in Clear Creek Tahoe

New Home Sales, Condos, Lots for Sale in Carson City

(Photo of home in Clear Creek Tahoe designed and supplied by Borelli Architecture in Incline Village) Although the home buying market is softening with a decline in transactions by 5.7% throughout the USA, new home developers are seeing a healthy tick in sales with a 15% increase reported since the beginning of the year. These […]

Top restaurants in Lake Tahoe,

Top Spots to Celebrate St Patricks’ Day in Incline Village

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to plan your festivities on the slopes and off. Thanks to the never-ending list of fun things to do at Lake Tahoe, this list below is just the beginning of the many options that await you and yours this St. Patrick’s Day, and year-round! The […]

Best restaurants in Incline Village

Top Restaurants in Incline Village

With all the things there are to do and see at Lake Tahoe, we always tell our clients to be sure to spend some time enjoying all the great food and camaraderie at our local restaurants in Incline Village. To get your taste buds ready for some of the best options in town, our team […]

Spring Skiing at Lake Tahoe

Who has the Best Spring Skiing Deals in Tahoe?

With spring just a month away (March 1!) it’s time to book your spring skiing getaway to the Lake! To help you find the best deals on the slopes, we’ve combined a list to save you time and money this year. Diamond Peak The more you ski, the more you save with Diamond Peak’s multi-day […]

Hot spring in Reno and Lake Tahoe

Best Hot Springs Near Lake Tahoe

After we have all survived the biggest snowfall on record in December throughout the High Sierra, it’s time to unwind, unplug, and plug into a more relaxing option this month. With all the Hot Springs around the Lake and over the hill, there are plenty of options to soak the sore shoulders and back within […]

Events in Lake Tahoe

Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Lake Tahoe

Thanks to the close proximity of places to stay, play, and party into 2022, Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer some fun and festive ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve without going too far from your home sweet home or holiday rental this year. Whether you choose to stay at home and celebrate by the fire […]

Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents “Home for the Holidays”

The spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah comes to life as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra and headlining vocalists present “Home for the Holidays” December 17 at 7:30 p.m. and December 19 at 4:00 p.m. at The Theatre in Reno, Nevada. “This year’s production is a good-old-fashioned tribute to the music that we grew up with […]

Sun Bear Property Management and Vacation and Long Term Rentals at Lake Tahoe

Why You Can Trust Our Property Management Company in Incline Village/Lake Tahoe

For the past 30 years, our property management team in Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe has been caring for our clients’ properties year-round. Throughout that time, we have been available 24/7 to ensure each homeowner rests assured that while they are not on-site to maintain their home and monitor rental activity, we are. With […]

History of Thanksgiving

The History of Thanksgiving

Throughout our childhood, there was certainly a time when we stopped our ‘reading, writing, and arithmetic’ to learn about the first Thanksgiving. With this significant holiday, which is just around the corner, our family at Sun Bear Realty and Property Management in Lake Tahoe thought this is the most appropriate time to share the story […]

Holiday Events at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s #1 Winter Festival Nov 20 – December 31, 2021

As the classic Christmas song so appropriately notes: “It’s a wonderful time of the year.” And right here in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, we are preparing for the return of Northern Lights ~ the #1 winter festival in Lake Tahoe! Some of the most popular events have been confirmed. Here’s a shortlist of a […]

Within a recent article written by Fire Chief Ryan Sommers of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, he offered an informative list of tips to prepare your home for the weather to come. With the fall season in full swing, we thought this would be a good time to share his article with you. The following content is courtesy of Ryan Sommers It is officially feeling like fall, the temperatures are cooler, the leaves are changing and it is a good time to think about fall prevention and safety as we get ready for winter. Some proactive steps we can take to make our homes and life in general safer as we spend more time indoors. •Test and replace batteries. Check or replace carbon monoxide batteries twice a year: when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. Replace smoke alarm alkaline batteries at least once a year. Test alarms every month to ensure they work properly. •Be prepared for cold weather. Prepare your home, car and have a winter weather checklist that includes emergency preparedness information for communication, making a plan and supplies kit. Register for CODE RED emergency alert notifications. •Keep stairs and walking areas free of electrical cords, shoes, clothing, books, magazines, and other items. •Improve the lighting in and outside your home. Use nightlights or a flashlight to light the path between your bedroom and the bathroom. Turn on the lights before using the stairs. See an eye specialist once a year – better vision can help prevent falls. •Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors. Have grab bars installed on the wall next to the bathtub, shower, and toilet if needed. Wipe up spilled liquids immediately. •Stairways should be well lit from both the top and the bottom. Have easy-to-grip handrails installed along the full length of both sides of the stairs. •Be aware of uneven surfaces indoors and outdoors. If you must have scatter rugs, make sure they lay flat and do not slide when you step on them. Smooth out wrinkles and folds in carpeting. Be aware of uneven sidewalks and pavement outdoors. Ask a family member or friend to clear ice and snow from outside stairs and walkways and always use handrails if available. Step carefully. •Wear sturdy, well-fitting low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles. They are safer than slippers, stocking feet, high heels, or thick soled athletic shoes. •Have heating equipment, chimney and stove inspected and cleaned by a certified HVAC technician and/or chimney sweep every fall just before heating season. •Test your Smoke and CO alarms and replace batteries if needed. Refer to manufacturer’s instructions •Allow ashes to COOL before disposing of them. Four days or 96 hours is the minimum recommended cooling period for ashes. •Place completely cooled ashes in a covered metal container. Keep the container at least ten feet away from the home and other buildings. They should never be disposed of in a plastic garbage box or can, a cardboard box, or paper grocery bag. Never use a vacuum cleaner to pick up ashes. The metal container should be placed away from anything flammable. It should not be placed next to a firewood pile, up against or in the garage, on or under a wood deck, or under a porch. After sitting for a week in the metal container, check them again to be sure that they are cool. If so, the ashes are then safe to dispose of in your trash. Ask your local Fire District if they have an Ash Can Program. •As a safety precaution keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from a fireplace, wood stove, or any other heating appliance, and create a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires. It is important to make sure the fireplace has a sturdy scree

Winter Home Safety Tips

Within a recent article written by Fire Chief Ryan Sommers of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, he offered an informative list of tips to prepare your home for the weather to come.  With the fall season in full swing, we thought this would be a good time to share his article with you. […]

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts – 2021/22 Opening Dates

Imagine … you, with your friends and family, at the top of Diamond Peak taking in the jaw-dropping views, or pushing the limits on the Chutes at Mt. Rose and all your other favorite spots to ride and ski this year. Now is the time to make your plans and book your vacation rentals – […]

Incline Village Championship Golf Course

Fall Golf is in Full Swing in Incline Village

With the skies crystal clear again and temperatures in the low 70’s it’s time to get back outside to enjoy the fall golf season at Lake Tahoe! Right here in Incline Village, we are looking forward to making up for lost days on the links. And according to Darren Howard, Director of Golf and Community […]