A couple of weeks ago we traveled to Lake Tahoe and had an unforgettable trip. The last time I was in Lake Tahoe was in high school and it was a very short trip so I was excited to stay for a couple of days.
Airfare, accommodations, meals, and activities provided.
While there we had the pleasure of staying at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, & Casino in Incline Village.
The Hyatt is a gorgeous place tucked within the beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Mountain Range.
The gorgeous sand beach overlooks the clear blue water of Lake Tahoe with beautiful snow-capped mountains rising in the distance. We couldn’t get enough of the view & would have been happy to sit on the beach our entire trip!
Also, not to be missed, is the chance to warm up beside one of the many fire pits scattered throughout the property and extend your evening by gazing at the stars as they reflect off the lake. Enjoy s’mores or hot buttered rum, both available for purchase.
The lagoon style main pool in the back of the hotel is gorgeous and heated year round. There is also a wading pool for children and two large jetted spas, one for adults only and one for families.
The weather was beautiful when we visited and the pool areas were busy, but the creative layout kept the area from feeling overcrowded. We made sure to take time to enjoy a lunch poolside at the Stillwater Pool Bar & Grille and eating by the pool really made us feel like we were on vacation!
As impressed as we were with all the outside activities at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, & Casino, we were equally amazed by the atmosphere inside.
The large lobby transports guests to an alpine lodge with a wood and fireplace decor.
During our stay we often noticed other guests chatting, lounging, and relaxing on the comfortable couches and other inviting furniture. When we checked in there was a lengthy line, but it moved quickly and the friendly staff made the process a breeze.
The Hyatt Regency Grand Lodge Casino, just off the lobby, incorporated the lodge-look into the decor. It wasn’t the blaring glitz of Vegas, but instead offered a more subdued, calmer, & rustic atmosphere. With over 250 slot machines, 22 game tables, as well as a live poker room and sports book, there’s something for every gambler.
Even though the Hyatt offered so much to do, the room was so lovely that I almost didn’t want to leave! The decor was serene and mountain-esque and with two Hyatt Grand queen-size beds we slept comfortably and soundly.
“The Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt was a totally refreshing experience. I had the opportunity to receive a 50 minute full body massage. Entering the Stillwater Spa I was greeted by a friendly and energetic staff and entered the men’s spa where there were large locker rooms as well as both a sauna and a steam room (I enjoyed both of them).
When it was time for my massage… It was glorious. 50 minutes goes by soooooo fast. I loved the massage, but the Stillwater Spa offers much more than massages. With a full array of options from manicures, pedicures, facials, scrubs, wraps and my favorite (by name) the Mountain Gentleman Facial, there is something for both the guys and gals. Next time I am in Tahoe, I will revisit the Stillwater Spa, so should you!”
There are 8 ways to dine at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, & Casino and we did our best to try them all.
I mentioned the Lone Eagle Grille above and the fantastic dinner we had there. The menu changes seasonally and the wine list is extensive. We highly recommend at least one meal at the Lone Eagle. I also wrote about eating poolside at the Stillwater Pool Bar & Grille which offers a nice selection of seasonal American food that can be enjoyed al fresco & poolside.
We had breakfast one morning at Lake Tahoe Provisions, a gourmet deli & grocer which offers a variety of healthy options along with delectable danishes, pastries, and breakfast paninis. I had a large order of mouth-watering & fresh sliced fruit and Tired Dad Dave thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast panini.
For a small lunch one day we ate on the outside patio of the Sierra Cafe. The atmosphere was lovely, the staff was friendly, and the pizza that we split was delicious.
We also tried Room Service as well. To be honest it was the first time I’ve ever ordered room service and now I remember why – it was pricey! But that is to be expected. For the comfort and convenience of not having to leave your room for a meal, the prices will be higher.
We were amazed by the amount of food we received through room service and were impressed with how good it was. Dave ordered pancakes and he received a huge stack of five fluffy pancakes. We also had other typical breakfast foods as well which we enjoyed. I ordered a fruit plate (I couldn’t get enough of how fresh & delicious the fruit throughout the trip!) and was surprised to see some exotic fruits I had never seen before. It was a fun experience to order room service and I’m glad we had the chance to do so.
The places we did not get to but are at the top of our list for our next visit to the Hyatt include: the buffet at the Sierra Cafe, a meal from Lakeside Beach Bar & Grill, and the live entertainment at Cutthroat’s Saloon. Next time we visit we would also love to do a little hiking, set up watercraft rentals, and ride on the Sierra Cloud catamaran.
While on this trip we also had a chance to go parasailing. It was my first time ever and I’m hooked! It’s at the top of our “Must-Do Again!” list when we return.
We loved our stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, & Casino and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Lake Tahoe. It is a gorgeous resort, with breathtaking views, a beautiful beach & pools, activities for everyone, and an abundance of delicious food. I can’t wait to go back!