Top Lake town to live in within Nevada

#1 Best Suburb to Live in within Nevada … Incline Village!

We are delighted to share the news that according to the well-respected website and researchers at that Incline Village is their top pick as the #1 Suburb to live in within Nevada. Digging deeper into the details, here are the details as to why we ranked so high: Overall Niche Grade: A THE PROCESS… […]

rock climbing and zip lining at lake tahoe

Where to Rock Climb and Zip Line at Lake Tahoe

With the cool summer air continuing to keep us out and about this month, we thought we would share some of our favorite spots to rock climb and zip line at Lake Tahoe. From the famous “family-friendly” Via Ferrata at Palisades Tahoe to craggy granite cliffs that beckon the advanced, we are sure you will […]

Paddleboarding on Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Water Trail Top Thing to Do in Tahoe!

Paddle in Paradise, Anyone? When you are looking for all the top things to do in Incline Village Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Water Trail experience, by far, should be at the top of your list. Imagine if you will … 72-miles of pristine water awaiting your trek around one of the most beautiful Lakes […]

Reno Jazz Orchestra Live Concerts at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Outdoor Plays and Concerts Start June 28, 2024

It’s that time again when summer’s best entertainment is on the shore of Lake Tahoe, just a short drive from our vacation homes for rent in Incline Village, Nevada. And just like so many years before, the season is promising to be yet another sensational one at the magnificent Sand Harbor State Park. Tickets are […]

Reno Jazz Orchestra live concerts at Lake Tahoe

Outdoor Concerts at Lake Tahoe Showcase the Reno Jazz Orchestra with Latin, Salsa, Jazz and More!

It’s that time again to put your toes in the sand to enjoy super star entertainment at Sand Harbor State Park! During their popular Monday Showcase Series, the Reno Jazz Orchestra is on stage presenting two superstar shows under the stars! For tickets to the following two shows, and more details, visit Fuego ~ Salsa […]

Golf courses in reno and lake tahoe

Local’s Favorite Golf Courses in Reno and Carson City, Nevada

Where are the longest, easiest, oldest and newest golf courses in Reno and Lake Tahoe? Read on

4th of July events in lake tahoe

4th of July Events, Fireworks, at Incline Village Lake Tahoe

Ready, set, GO! We are a month out from one of the most festive 4th of July celebrations at Lake Tahoe! You can see the highlights of events below (and get the full details at that are some of the best in the West! And, if you have some time to volunteer, connect with […]

Neighborhoods of Incline Village, Nevada

Neighborhoods of Incline Village

Learn about the various neighborhoods located within Incline Village on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.

Top Distilleries in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s Top Distilleries

The Sierra is famous for many natural wonders; it’s no wonder that the crystal clear waters of Big Blue have been a vital resource for Lake Tahoe’s top distilleries! Our team at our vacation and long-term lease company in North Lake Tahoe hasn’t had the opportunity to sip and savor them all, yet we do […]

Restaurants in Lake Tahoe

Get Out of The Kitchen! It’s Incline Restaurant Week April 15-21, 2024

Our mighty leaders at the Incline Village Crystal Bay Business Association are at it again – keeping money on the mountain’ for all the right reasons. They just announced more details about the inaugural Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week, an immersive and celebratory event designed to showcase our community’s unique culinary talents. This week-long […]

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Closing Dates

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Closing Dates 2024

As a family who spent endless hours on the slopes every winter and spring, we are always a little forlorn to announce the closing dates of ski resorts at Lake Tahoe. Yet there’s good news to share; with the recent snowfall, resorts around the Lake are thinking twice about the subject at hand. We have […]

Things to do in the Spring in Lake Tahoe

Spring Events on the Slopes and Off in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe

Where to go and what to do in Lake Tahoe in the springtime!

St Patricks celebrations in Reno and Lake Tahoe

Top Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Lake Tahoe & Reno

St Patrick Day celebrations are on tap in Reno and Lake Tahoe this year! See some of the top events now.

Lake Tahoe Snowfest Parade

Snow, Snowfest, and Sunshine, Too (Part 2)

(Photo courtesy of North Tahoe Snowfestival) Last week we provided a list of the first part of the 34th Annual North Tahoe Snowfestival. And here’s the rest of the events for you and yours to enjoy! Tahoe City Dog Pull Sunday, March 3, 11:00 AM Pete ‘n Peters • Tahoe City, CA Starts at $20.00 […]

Lake Tahoe Snowfest

Snow, Snowfest and Sunshine, Too! (Part One)

With more new snow blessing the Sierra and our water resources, it’s time to celebrate. And what better way to do that than with the upcoming sunshine and over 40 events at the 42nd Annual North Tahoe Snowfestival in North Lake Tahoe! First, make your reservations as our spring vacation rentals fill up fast! Here’s […]

Florists in Lake Tahoe

New Businesses Open in Incline Village

New businesses open in Incline Village, Nevada on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore


Top Tips for Starting the Sport of Skiing & Snowboarding at Lake Tahoe

(Photo courtesy of Diamond Peak) Thanks to the recent snowfall, those of you who have made a resolution to try your talent at snowboarding or skiing, or refine your turns, you are in luck! And especially this month. Throughout the nation, it’s National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month! And right here in our backyard, […]

Road conditions in lake tahoe

Lake Tahoe Road Conditions and Web Cams

Now that Mother Nature has finally decided it’s winter in Lake Tahoe, we want to be sure you are in the know about the snow … with road conditions, weather, and where the plows have come and gone. Keep these links bookmarked throughout the year for the most up-to-date information. For the most current information, […]

Road Conditions in Lake Tahoe

Winter is on the Way. Is Your Vehicle Prepared?

Top Tips for Preparing Your Car for Winter Driving With the Lake Tahoe region seeing its first real indication of winter, it’s time to ensure your trip to the Sierra is as safe and memorable as possible.  At Sun Bear Realty and Vacation Rentals in Incline Village, we like to remind our friends about the […]

Family New Year Events in Lake Tahoe

Top Family New Year Events in Lake Tahoe

For family fun or a festive night on the town, the lineup for things to do to celebrate the holidays and NYE grows every day! To get you in the mindset to close out 2023, here are some highlights of what’s to come that are ideal for a memorable family-style NYE! Mt. Rose NYE Parades […]

Where to go sledding at Lake tahoe

Top Spots for Sledding at Lake Tahoe

During the winter season, there are so many family fun things to do at Lake Tahoe. To ensure you have a holly jolly holiday ahead, our family at Sun Bear Realty and Vacation Rentals in Incline Village and Crystal Bay is recommending the following top spots to play in the snow and sled at Lake […]

Winter festivals at Lake Tahoe

Northern Lights Festival is Underway!

Embrace the enchantment of the winter season in our charming mountain town of Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada! The beloved Northern Lights Festival is back, and it’s lighting up our community with holiday spirit from now until the year’s end. Thanks to our generous lighting sponsors, Incline Village shines brightly with festive lights, casting a […]

Jobs in Lake Tahoe

Looking for a Job in Lake Tahoe?

With the holiday season around the corner, it is time for the IVCBA Fall Job Fair. If you are looking for a job this is a great time to speak personally to all the employers hiring.  If you need employees this is a great event to join as a vendor. JOIN US: November 15th from […]

Top Tips to Prepare Your Home & Yard for Winter (Part Two)

Earlier this month, our team at Sun Bear Realty & Property Maintenance in Incline Village provided some of the top tips to prepare your property for the upcoming winter. To help you with that ‘to-do’ list to protect your home and yard, here are a few more key chores that should be completed before the […]

Winter Home Preparation Tips

Top Tips to Prepare Your Home and Yard for Winter (Part One)

With the changing of the colors of the trees in the Sierra, it only means one thing: winter is on its way.  With that said, our team at Sun Bear Realty & Property Managment in Incline Village decided to dedicate this Blog to winter home preparation. Now that the temperatures are dipping into the mid-30s […]

Top Spots for Leaf Peeping in Tahoe

Top Spots to Leaf Peep in Lake Tahoe

Photo of Spooner Lake, East Shore of Lake Tahoe It’s the leaf-peeping season in Lake Tahoe! Time to head to the hills to see the spectacular scenery that is bursting with color right now! To save you time on where to go to see the best of Mother Nature, the team at Sun Bear Realty […]

Fall events in North Lake tahoe

Fall Festivals in North Lake Tahoe

It’s fall festival time in North Lake Tahoe! Get out your leiderhosen and beer steins and get ready for a full lineup of family fun under the Sierra sun! From the shores of the Lake to the majestic setting of the Sierra, there are several events that are always a ‘must-do’ for our team at […]

Labor Day in Lake Tahoe

Labor Day Events in North Lake Tahoe

Our friends at the North Tahoe Business Association are inviting you to join them for Music on the Beach, Lights in the Sky! on Friday, September 1st 6:00 -9:30 pm to kick off your Labor Day Weekend in North Lake Tahoe.  Once that event ends, your fun doesn’t have to! There are a ton of events happening on Labor […]

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Opening Dates

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Announce Opening Dates for 2023-24 Ski Season

Although the heat of the summer is still with us, ski resort operators are diligently focused on preparing the slopes for all of us this winter. Close by, the ever-so-family-friendly Diamond Peak has set its opening date (weather permitting) for December 7. Just 20 minutes away, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe tells us they are shooting […]

Tahoe Rim Trail Mountain Biking in Tahoe

Top Mountain Bike Trails in Lake Tahoe

For those of us who live, play and visit the east shore of Lake Tahoe, we know how fortunate we are when it comes to finding the top bike trails in Lake Tahoe. Lucky for all the enthusiasts who seek sights like the one above from the famous Flume Trail, there are miles and miles […]

Bluegrass Concert at Lake Tahoe

BIG BLUEgrass Festival to Benefit Sierra State Parks Foundation

(Artwork courtesy of Sierra State Parks Foundation) Here’s a concert that is ideal for summertime fun and a ‘feel-good’ festival as well! Join us at Sugar Pine Point State Park on August 4 to listen to professional bluegrass bands with Lake Tahoe in the background. It’s a fundraiser for Sierra State Parks Foundation. Bring your […]

Paddleboard Lake Tahoe

Top Things to Do ON Lake Tahoe This Summer

Mild, wild, and so much in between. When you live or visit Lake Tahoe time continually seems to go too fast! And why is that? Playtime is prime time in the summer (OK, and the rest of the year too)! From a morning kayak on the Lake, jet skiing under the hot Sierra sun, or […]

Golf in Tahoe and Carson City, Reno

Father’s Day in Lake Tahoe, Top Things to Do with Dad in Incline Village and Crystal Bay

With beautiful weather to complement a wonderful day with Dad, the High Sierra sets the perfect backdrop for a memorable Father’s Day.  We polled our family at Sun Bear Realty and vacation rental in Lake Tahoe as to what their plans were for the big day.  Below you will find some ideas you might want […]

4th of July events in Lake Tahoe

MORE! Fourth of July Events in Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee and South Lake Tahoe

With the fanfare continuting to fill the online event calendars, we are here to keep you up-to-date about 4th of July holiday events at Lake Tahoe. We encourge everyone to get out and support all the local events as most of them are fundraisers for all the right reasons! INCLINE VILLAGE First, if you missed […]

Top Spots to Golf at Lake Tahoe

Top Spots to Golf in Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, Genoa and Truckee

Top Golf Courses in Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Truckee

4th of July in Lake Tahoe

4th of July Events and Sky Show in Lake Tahoe (Incline Village/Crystal Bay)

Save the Dates! July 2 – 4, 2023 The Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration returns to Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada, July 2 – 4, 2023 on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. Here is the official schedule to date: Sunday, July 2 8-10 AM NLTFPD Flag Raising & Pancake Breakfast 10 AM Kid’s Bike […]

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Lake Tahoe

Top Spots for Food & Drink in North Lake Tahoe

Every year Tahoe Quarterly magazine polls their readership for their opinion on where the best spots are to enjoy the best of the region’s food and beverage. This particular “Best Of” edition includes the top picks on Lake Tahoe’s North, East and West shores – and Truckee, too! At Sun Bear Realty and Property Management […]

Best Gifts for Mom on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is May 14! Time to Shop Local in Incline Village & Crystal Bay …

Anytime we can help keep the ‘money on the mountain,’ we’ll be one of the first to do so. And here’s your opportunity to support our local establishments while finding that perfect gift for Mom! Throughout Incline Village and Crystal Bay, there is a huge variety of options to please your Mom this year. Think: […]

Reno Jazz Orchestra Live Concerts at Lake Tahoe

Reno Jazz Orchestra Announces Summer Concerts in Lake Tahoe and Reno

(Photo courtesy of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Jen Schmidt Photography) Every summer our team at Sun Bear Realty and Vacation Rentals in Incline Village and Crystal Bay looks forward to all the entertainment at Sand Harbor State Park. And this summer is no exception. Check out what the Reno Jazz Orchestra is bringing to the […]

Best deals on lake tahoe vacation rentals

Best Deals on Spring Vacation Rentals in Lake Tahoe – Save 35% in Incline & Crystal Bay

Savor the sun, slopes and save 35% too! It’s springtime in the Sierra which means it’s time to get out and enjoy all the crazy amounts of snow that Lake Tahoe received all winter long. Now, through June 27, 2023, you can save money on your vacation rental in Lake Tahoe while staying in Incline […]

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Closing Dates

Sunshine, blue skies, and spring conditions are on all of our minds right now, and will good reason. No doubt, it has been the most incredibly challenging winter in Lake Tahoe in decades, and we are ready to enjoy the fruits of Mother Nature’s Labor. To be sure you do, too, we have listed the […]

Summer Events at Lake tahoe

Little Shop of Horrors Headlines Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park

There is one thing that we can guarantee our friends and clients every summer … a good time with great entertainment presented by the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Within our next few blogs, we will be posting highlights of what awaits you and yours at Sand Harbor State Park. From the stage, overlooking the Sierra, […]

Road conditions in lake tahoe

How Much Snow? What’s the Record?

Thanks to the passionate field station staff at the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory, they have kept us apprised of the amount of snow that falls in the Sierra each year. In fact, CSSL has a consistent record of precipitation, snowfall, snow depth, and air temperature for the periods of 1946-1952 and 1957-present. The Lab also […]

SnowFest Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe SnowFest Schedule (Part Two)

Earlier this month, our team at Sun Bear Realty and Vacation Rentals in Incline Village and Crystal Bay shared a list of events for the North Lake Tahoe SnowFest that is underway in March. With so many fun things to do, we had to make room for more through this Part Two blog. No matter […]

SnowFest Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe SnowFest Schedule (Part One)

It’s that time again when North Lake Tahoe takes time to celebrate another sensational spring season in the Sierra. From the top of the slopes to the chilly waters of the Lake, there are more events than ever before to entertain you March 4 – 12, 2023. Whether you attend them all or chose a […]

Photo courtesy of Palisades Tahoe

Best Vacation Rental Deals in Lake Tahoe – Winter White Sale Now Through February 2023

With the snowpack at 151% of normal for this time of the year, and MORE SNOW TO COME, it’s going to be one of the best ski seasons since Snowmageddon in 2017! NOW is the time to make your reservations and experience the return of what winters used to be. To get you on the […]

Incline Village Crystal Bay Association

Best Resource for Local News in Incline Village and Crystal Bay

Whether you are a long-time local, new to town, or a visitor, the Incline Village Crystal Bay Business Association invites you to learn about a multitude of professional, recreational, cultural, and community services in our community. At Sun Bear Realty and Property Management, we refer our clients to this site all the time. And with […]

Vacation Rental Deals at Lake Tahoe

Fun Facts About Lake Tahoe

For over 30 years, our team at Sun Bear Realty & Property Management has had the joy of living and working in the High Sierra. And although our minds continually focus on our client’s needs, we continue to be in awe of the region around us. Now that the holidays are well underway, we found […]

Holiday events at Lake tahoe

Top Tips for A Stress-free Holiday at Lake Tahoe

With FEET of snow jump-starting the ski season at Lake Tahoe, we are expecting a bustling holiday all around the Lake. To help you enjoy all that awaits you and yours, our team at Sun Bear Realty and Property Management in Incline Village and Crystal Bay have some top local tips for a stress-free getaway […]

Vacation Rental Deals at Lake Tahoe

Save 40% on Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals

New EARLY SNOW DISCOUNT valid now through December 17, 2022 The snow is here, you should be too! Take advantage of the slowest time in the ski season before the crowds arrive. Celebrate Thanksgiving or spoil the family with a pre-Christmas vacation! It’s easy to save on some of our favorite condominiums and homes for […]

holiday events at lake Tahoe

Holiday & Winter Events at Lake Tahoe

So much to see, so much to do! Throughout the holiday season in North Lake Tahoe there is always something to set the scene for winter fun and holidays to come. To help you plan a fun and festive season, we have selected some of our favorite things to do with our family and friends. […]

Lake Tahoe Winter Events

Northern Lights Festival Returns to Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada

November 21 – December 31, 2022 The community and businesses in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada, are hosting the return of the popular Northern Lights Festival now through the end of the year. This month-long celebration includes over 20 family-friendly events for locals and visitors to enjoy, including the classics that come back every […]

Which Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe Will Open First?

At our vacation rental agency in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, we get asked some of the most interesting questions. During this time of the year, it is often one that makes us wish we had a crystal ball that could forecast the opening dates of the ski resorts around Lake Tahoe. With such beautiful […]

Shop Golf Attire in Lake Tahoe

Where to Find the Perfect Gift for the Golfer on Your List?

Incline Village Golf Shop and Driving Range Announce Off-Season Schedule Throughout the year at our vacation rental and real estate company in Incline Village, Nevada, we like to offer the inside scoop on where to go, what to do, and then some. This one is unique to that list as there might not be another […]

TRPA Best in Basin Award

TRPA Awards “Best in the Basin”

IVGID Takes Tops Honors Photos like the one above reconfirm just how magnificent the scenery is in and around Lake Tahoe. From our crystal-clear blue water to fresh running streams, and high-elevation lakes, there are individuals throughout the Sierra who are working 24/7 to keep our ‘backyard’ as pristine as it is today. And with […]

New Name, Same Great Place

Last week the (former) Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau announced a new branding of our side of the Lake. The following details were provided by the organization through an Email to key business leaders. The content follows. New name first: Travel North Tahoe Nevada. Simple, direct, powerful. An inclusive name that encompasses everything […]

Golf in Tahoe and Carson City, Reno

Nevada Golf Resorts Ideal for Fall Family Fun

With the fall season around the corner, now is the time to get into some of the best golf weather of the year. Our courses in Incline Village expect to stay open through mid-October (weather permitting) so click into their websites below to secure your tee times now. The courses in Carson City and the […]

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 […]


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 […]

St Patricks celebrations in Reno and 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 […]