Tahoe, you took our breath away! The combination of your bright blue waters and 5000ft elevation had us wheezing for air and scrambling for descriptive words. I’m pretty sure ‘oh em gee’ isn’t an adjective but it’s all we could manage around each bend of the lake. Truckee - we loved your small town single street vibe, your wonderful community and wicked French Margaritas – here’s what went down at the second stop of our #vannaontherun roadtrip.
if you happen to find yourself in tahoe (for 24 hours or less)…
Cottonwood is the place to be on a Thursday (or any day) in Truckee! Pull up a seat on their patio, wrap yourself in a Mexican blanket and settle in for a night of fun times and French Margs. Make sure to order food, if you’d like to keep your feet on the floor. The butternut squash enchiladas come highly recommended and seem to do the trick.
Cozy up at the Cedar House Sport Hotel. In true euro style, each bed comes with two duvets, taming even the most aggressive cover stealers and ensuring a great night sleep. Its proximity to the Cotton Wood is also a bonus – trust us.
Studio Tahoe and owner Shaelah Morris stole our hearts. Her super sweaty, soul-filled, heated Vinyasa Flow class was as challenging as it was fun. Shout outs to the Studio Tahoe community for leading us on a hike to Eagle Lake – a moderate 45-minute climb in Emerald Bay. Crystal clear waters, cliffs and waterfalls? What a beaut.
Coffeebar. Simply awesome name, simply awesome coffee.
Downtown Truckee has one main street lined with a ton of cute little local shops. Be warned, most of the stores close up around 5PM. You must check out Bespoke Stuff & Things (which has only been open for one week!). It's owned by the loveliest couple, their son and their wiener dog Lulu (some coincidence!).
'Til next time Tahoe! Who’s ready to get bendy with us in Bend?