South Lake Tahoe, CA….Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina, Lake Tahoe’s favorite family resort, is gearing down for an anticipated season of fall colors, crisp mountain air, special events, activities, dining with a view and lakefront lodging value.
Located on Tahoe’s south shore, Camp Richardson is an outdoor enthusiast’s mecca. The fall season offers warm days and sweater-wearing nights that allow guests to take in hiking, biking, live music and beach time without the larger summer crowds.
Oktoberfest and Kokanee Festivals
The resort kicks-off the fall season with the Kokanee Salmon Festival, October 1-2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where visitors can view the colorful Kokanee swimming up Taylor Creek near the resort. The Kokanee Salmon Run includes a Kids Fun Run, 5k, 10k and half marathon along the trails near Fallen Leaf Lake where Aspens are changing color reflected in glass-like water. A post-run tradition includes devouring a bratwurst and beer at the annual Oktoberfest with authentic food, live music, a Kid’s Carnival, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden.
Fall at Camp Richardson also means incredible lakefront views over dinner. The Beacon Bar & Grill, South Shore’s favorite lakefront restaurant, has an eclectic menu of seafood, chicken, pasta, steaks, salads, soup and clam chowder, appetizers, sandwiches and burgers. Home to the Beacon’s famous “Rum Runner,” the restaurant is open year-round. The Beacon Bar & Grill is opened from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 on weekends, and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays.
Camp Richardson’s sister restaurant, the Fresh Ketch is a lakefront dining favorite at the Tahoe Keys Marina. It’s recognized for its seafood, happy hours, spectacular sunset views and mellow entertainment with live blues and jazz. The restaurant has been voted “Tahoe’s Best Seafood,” annually attracting the attention of foodies including the crew Rachel Ray Tasty Travels.
Both the Beacon Bar & Grill and the Fresh Ketch will participate in the annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week, Oct. 2-9 – a lake-wide event that offers pre-fixe menus for $20, $30 or $40 for lunch and/or dinner. Dining specials at the Beacon will feature coconut prawns, clam chowder, cherry chipotle chicken, seafood linguini, filet mignon and fresh halibut. The Fresh Ketch will offer jumbo lump crab, stuffed petrale sole, peach and sausage stuffed prime pork chop and a 14 oz grilled rib eye. To see the full restaurant menus view online www.tahoerestaurantweek.com.
Fall Lodging Packages
To celebrate the fall season, Camp Richardson is offering a variety of packages:
Fall Camping Special: 2 for 1 nights through Oct. 1. Pay for one night and get a second night free. This offer is valid up to seven nights for either camp sites or RV sites.
Lakeview Cabin Special: 2 for 1 nights through Oct. 1 The offer is valid for up to seven nights and is good for its historic 1920s to ’30s summer-only rustic cabins. These cabins are studio and 1 bedroom units that can sleep 2 to 5 people, has a basic kitchen, coffee maker, toaster, with provided linens and towels.
Gift Certificates: Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be used for lodging, at the General Store, Mountain Sports and The Beacon Bar & Grill. Call 1-800-544-1801 for details.
All packages are subject to availability, do not include tax and surcharge, exclude holidays and are not valid with other offers.
When the snow flies the fun continues at Camp Rich with summer bike trails magically changing to a winter wonderland for skiing and snowshoeing. Voted “Best Place to Cross Country Ski” by Tahoe locals, the Mountain Sports Center offers cross country ski and snowshoe rentals to take advantage of the 35km of groomed and marked trails to ski along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Typical season is from December through April, depending on conditions – last winter record snowfall provided an extended season for the resort.
For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and what’s happening at Camp Richardson Resort visit Facebook: www.facebook.com/CampRichardson, Twitter: www.twitter.com/CampRichardson and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CampRichardsonResort.
For information on winter recreation, equipment rentals, lodging and packages call 800-544-1801or visit www.CampRichardson.com.