Lake Tahoe is one of the most gorgeous destinations in the western half of the united States. It lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and separates California from Nevada. One glimpse and you will fall instantly in love.
Tucked away on the southeast corner of the lake just across the state line is the aptly named town of Stateline, Nevada. This sleepy little bump in the road has a population of only 842 people but is home to some amazing boutique hotels and resorts. Plus because they are in Nevada, most of these lodging options do include casinos.
Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino
When crossing over from California, Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino will be the first place you see. This grand establishment is a Stateline legend that over the years has seen such stars as Frank Sinatra and Bette Midler. Harrah's dates back to 1955 but is now owned and run by the gambling masters at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, so you can be sure that if fun and gambling is on your Tahoe to-do list, there is no better place to stay!
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Looking for luxury, relaxation and fun on Lake Tahoe? Look no further than MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, located right next to Harrah's. In addition to the obligatory 24-hour casino, MontBleu also boasts the sumptuous Onseen Spa, six different dining establishments -- including Ciera steakhouse, Lake Tahoe's only four Diamond rated restaurant -- a lagoon-style heated indoor pool, fitness center and more.
Lakeside Inn and Casino
Further down the road is another of Stateline's grandiose casino hotels, Lakeside Inn and Casino, known as "the local's place." It is the most budget-friendly of all of Stateline's casinos, with rooms starting at less than $100. Guests don't have to sacrifice comfort or style, either. The hotel's casino was rated the best in the South Lake area, and their restaurants are some of the most popular in town.
Tahoe Summit Village
Located in the hills on the north side of town lies the picturesque Tahoe Summit Village. Far removed from the cluster of casinos at the state border, Summit Village is an ideal choice for families or groups in search of an alpine getaway without the constant lights, noise and action of casinos. Each condo comes standard with a kitchen, laundry facilities, spa tub and free wifi. The two bedroom condo sleeps six and starts at $109 a night, whereas the two bedroom condo with loft sleeps eight and costs around $129 a night.
The Ridge Tahoe
Also located in the hills overlooking Lake Tahoe, The Ridge Tahoe is another Stateline hotel that caters to the crowd who did not come to gamble. Sprawled across 11 acres backdropped by a jaw-dropping view of the lake and mountains, The Ridge is great year round. In addition to spacious 1- and 2-bedroom condominium suites, The Ridge also has single rooms, making them the perfect choice for couples on a romantic Tahoe getaway. Additional amenities include a full spa, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant and shuttle service five miles down the mountain to the casinos and the lake.
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