Zephyr Cove & South Lake

Flying Leap is a 4-bedroom house located in the heart of Round Hill, a neighborhood of Zephyr Cove, Nevada.  You won’t find many places on earth with more great outdoors activities within reach.  If you’re looking for directions, I’ve highlighted the area on this map of the Tahoe Basin.

The Beaches of Lake Tahoe:

The view of Heavenly Valleys California slopes from Nevada Beach State Park, right down the road from the house.

Heavenly Valley's California slopes seen from Nevada Beach State Park.

We’re a 10 minute walk from Nevada Beach State Park, a wonderful place to swim, kayak, BBQ and enjoy the sun setting over Lake Tahoe at the end of the day.  Meanwhile, a 10-minute drive will take you to the beach at Zephyr Cove itself, where they have a fun bar, restaurant, scenic paddleboat trips, chartered sail boat rides, jet skiing and more.

National Forest:

Tahoe’s vast National Forest starts in Flying Leap’s backyard.  You’ll enjoy the sight, smells and sounds of the Alpine forest from the two house’s two spacious back decks. Or be more adventurous, strap on some boots, snow shoes, cross country skis or a mountain bike: Those trails you see lead all the way up to the Tahoe Rim trail and beyond.

Is Heavenly Valley the most scenic resort in the world?

Is Heavenly Valley the most scenic resort in the world?

Skiing Near South Lake Tahoe:

You can see the slopes on the California side of Heavenly Valley from the house’s loft and back deck, so you know you’re not far from the slopes. It’ll take you ten minutes to get to the Gondola by the casinos.  Maybe even less to get to Heavenly’s Nevada side entrance.  Heavenly’s the closest and one of the biggest resorts around, but you should branch out while you’re here. There are more than 15 ski resorts within 1.5 hours of the house.

Gambling in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe has 6 casinos, all located on the Nevada side. The closest one to the house, Lakeside Inn & Casino, is also the locals favorite for its cheap beers, delicious Mexican food and sports book in the basement.  High rollers will stay clear and head for Harrah’s or Harvey’s (or Vegas, let’s be serious here). Learn more about Casinos and Gambling in South Lake Tahoe.

Golfing in South Lake Tahoe

There are at four golf courses in South Lake Tahoe, including Bijou Municipal, Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Golf Course, and Tahoe Paradise Golf Course. The closest one is about 10 minutes from the house, and boasts tremendous lake views.  Learn more about South Lake Tahoe, golfer’s paradise.

Skiing at Heavenly

Check out these questions and answers about skiing at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, CA and Kingsbury, NV: