Lake Tahoe Incentive Travel Review: The Resort at Squaw Creek

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Lake Tahoe? For most of us, snowy mountains and skiing. Although the slopes at The Resort at Squaw Creek are world-class, if you think Lake Tahoe is just another ski destination it’s time to take a closer look!

Lake Tahoe is more than just mountains and skiing!

Lake Tahoe, California, located on the Nevada/California border near Carson City, is surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty. It is a scenic and leisurely drive from Reno, NV only about an hour away, making Tahoe very accessible all year round. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater alpine lake in North America. It feeds one of the most scenic river destinations in the US, the Truckee River, making it an incentive travel destination that checks all the boxes.

The Resort at Squaw Valley is an incentive-quality property providing unforgettable experiences

The Squaw Valley Resort at Lake Tahoe has something for everyone. Winter sports enthusiasts are all too familiar with the world-class skiing at the Olympic Village, just walking distance from the resort. A trip up the gondola to the top of the peak offers breathtaking views all year long. The Olympic Village boasts of luxury condos and affordable hotels that offer easy access to some of the best slopes in North America. The village is stocked with entertainment options for the entire family. Gyms, saunas, pools, hot tubs, fine dining, a library, quaint shops, music festivals, you name it. However, as fun as winter can be the summertime activities are almost endless.

There’s much more to do than ski

The resort has a variety of activities on-site. Lounge by a spacious pool that offers quaint nooks and large activity areas. Soak up the sun while enjoying the services of the attentive wait staff. Or, enjoy some family fun playing games on the lawn. An enormous checkerboard offers a chance to match wits playing checkers or chess. But there is much more to do just a short walking or biking distance from the property.

World-class golfing with a breathtaking backdrop

Golf at the Squaw Valley Resort is scenic, challenging, and rewarding. The Links at Squaw Creek is a championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Nestled in the serene base of Squaw Valley, it blends in with beautiful mountain surroundings offering a relaxing yet exhilarating experience on the course. With mountain views, a private pond, and tons of wildlife, you will find this course to be one of the most scenic courses in North America.

Hiking and backpacking arrangements are available for the novice and expert, alike. Families spend the day hiking the resort’s nature trails that connect valleys and peaks. Pine trees, flowers, and wildlife of all types make this a great way for the entire family to enjoy the resort. And, if you are into photography, this is the perfect opportunity to capture epic scenery.

Bike or hike the incredible paths through mountain forests that border Lake Tahoe

Mountain biking is a great way to take in the scenic views. Take a ride along the Truckee River bike path. Ride around the Village at Squaw Valley. Or, just peddle about the town and lake. There is much to see and do. Stop at the lakeside restaurants for a snack and epic views.

Fly fishing at the resort is some of the best around. Guided trips offer options for fishing private ponds or wading into the Truckee River for the trophy catch. The fishing in Tahoe is truly world-class.

Be sure to set aside a day to relax at the spa

The Spa located in the Resort at Squaw Creek is outstanding. Conde Nast Traveler rates it as one of the Top 5 Resort Spas. It is serenity and luxury at its finest. A soothing experience surrounded by Aspen trees, water features, natural light, and comfortable accommodations. The Spa at Squaw Creek has a full menu of services. You can spend all day getting pampered.

If you like shopping, the Resort at Squaw Creek’s shopping promenade offers a variety of boutiques. You can find designer resort wear and logo merchandise, brand name sporting apparel, and outdoor gear. No worry if you forgot to pack your entire wardrobe. You can find just about all you need right there at the resort.

Fireplace Suites complete with VIP amenities and gorgeous views

The Resort at Squaw Creek has a variety of room options, all with amazing views and easy access to the property. The Deluxe Room accommodations offer full baths, robes, large LED flat-screen televisions, a full minibar, and approximately 400 square feet of spacious living. With large picture window views, the rooms offer a nice place for relaxing. The huge Fireplace Suites boast of expansive picture window views, multiple bedroom options, dining area and kitchenettes, a mini-fridge, stove, and almost 650 square feet of luxury. Suites are ideal for families visiting with children.

Locally sourced ingredients and top-class chefs create the perfect dining experience

The Resort at Squaw Creek has 6 on-site restaurants offering something for everyone. A great bar and pub provide munchies and casual meeting options. Casual dining is available from breakfast to dinner for just about any type of appetite. And, fine dining is available for the more elegant or formal setting. On-site gardens supply fresh ingredients. As well as regional ingredients from locally sourced vendors.

All this and so much more is available at The Resort at Squaw Creek and the surrounding Lake Tahoe area. Don’t let the “ski resort” label narrow your options! This is an incentive travel destination that should not be looked over.

For more bright ideas, peruse our list of the top 20 incentive travel destinations or improve your incentive trip with these 9 helpful tips from our travel experts!

Becky Barnett

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