At Wander, we love little, four-legged friends so we won’t leave them out of the vacation shenanigans! Here’s a list of activities you and your pet can do, a few nearby pet stores as well as some restaurants you can enjoy together while staying at Wander Tahoe Slopes.
Pet Friendly Activities
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Lake Tahoe is the place to be for pets and their humans. Check out these fun activities that you and your four-legged friend can do together.
Mount Judah Loop
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 18.5 miles (32 minutes away)
Address: Mount Judah Drive, CA 96161
Mount Judah is a 4.6-mile hike just off the Pacific Crest Trail that offers gorgeous views and overlooks Donner Lake. There is not much steep elevation so your animal friend will love frolicking along this path.
However, there’s lots of wildlife along the trail, so keeping your pup on a leash is encouraged. Don’t forget to bring water for them and yourself too!
Truckee River Legacy Trail
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 12 miles (20 minutes away)
Address: Truckee, CA, 96161
Soak up lots of sunshine with your furry friend along the banks of the Truckee River. This trail is 6 miles long and is frequented by bikers, runners and dog walkers alike.
It’s a great spot for you and your pet all year long and an even sweeter spot in the winter time since it’s plowed when other trails are covered in snow.
Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram Ride
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 21.5 miles (35 minutes away)
Address: 1910 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, California 96146
On this 10-minute tram ride, ascend up to 2,000 feet and enjoy the view of glorious Lake Tahoe from above. After the ride, you arrive at High Camp, a recreational complex with wide-open meadows that your dog can frolic freely in. You can also go for a hike up there and allow the little doggy to take a dip in the clear, cold waters of Shirley Lake.
The entry cost for persons aged 13 and above is $39 on weekdays and $49 on weekends; for children ages 5-12, the cost is $29 on weekdays and $39 on weekends and for children 4 years and younger, it’s completely free.
The summer heat gets a little intense, so during those times, bring an umbrella to shade you and your dog and don’t forget to bring lots of water too!
Patton Landing - Waterman’s Landing
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 12.9 miles (23 minutes away)
Address: 5166 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
This spot is great for larger dogs as the water gets deep quickly. Your canine will love splashing around, fetching toys out of the lake, and making new friends at Waterman’s Landing. It’s pretty rocky on the beach, so bear that in mind when selecting your footwear.
It’s also a popular location for paddle boarding and other water sports. It’s an ideal hangout for the rest of the family too since there’s a small snack bar and restroom facilities available - perfect when your family has tiny people with even tinier bladders!
Skylandia State Park and Beach
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 17.1 miles (30 minutes away)
Address: 30 Manzanita Ave, Tahoe City, CA 96145
This is an all-in-one experience for you and your pet as there are biking trails, hiking trails, and a picnic area. While your furry friend can chill at the park, they’re not allowed on the beach and they must remain leashed.
Tahoe City Winter Sports Park
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 18.8 miles (33 minutes away)
Address: 251 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
For a little extra snow fun with your dog, you can head to the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park! They are a winter recreational facility that has a sledding hill, snowshoe trails, and an ice rink - activities that everyone will enjoy, including your furry addition to the family!
Advanced reservations and payment are required in order to guarantee your spot. So have a look around their website to see which activities you’re interested in.
Remember to keep your doggy on a leash if they’re not under strict voice command. Also, take lots of water in preparation for your adventures as well as some mutt mitts with you to clean up after our little friend.
Pet Friendly Restaurants
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After all the hiking, biking, and frolicking with your pet, you’re bound to be a little hungry. Or perhaps you've been lounging all day around the fire pit at our Tahoe Slopes property and are in the mood for a culinary adventure with your pet. Here are a few great spots to grab a bite where your four-legged friend can follow you into!
Jax at the Tracks
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 9.9 miles (19 minutes away)
Address: 10144 West River St, Truckee, CA 96161
You are guaranteed a hearty meal when you stop by Jax at the Tracks. At this old-town-esque restaurant, you can expect friendly staff, homemade diner food that feels like home, and a patio equipped with sun umbrellas. Your pet can chill with you on the patio as you both take in the old town views from across the track.
Old Town Tap
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 10.1 miles (20 minutes away)
Address: 10164 Donner Pass Rd #1, Truckee, CA 96161
Speaking of old town vibes, about a 6-minute walk from Jax at the Tracks, you’ll find another great eatery - Old Town Tap! This pizzeria pub creates all their pizzas, salads, and everything in between, from locally sourced ingredients and all their beers and cocktails are made in house.
Staying true to their name, they have 16 beer taps and 12 wine taps ready to serve their amazing craft beer. But on top of all this, the coolest thing about this spot is that it’s dog friendly! There are five outdoor tables available for you and your pooch to sit while you enjoy some homemade hooch.
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 10.5 miles (22 minutes away)
Address: 10418 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
If you want to sink your teeth in some real burger meat, you can stop by Burger Me. Just like the previously mentioned spots, they use locally sourced ingredients including beef, poultry, and seafood. Your pup will be happy to hear that there are outdoor seats available too!
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 13.2 miles (23 minutes away)
Address: 12036 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
At Smokey’s Kitchen, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. Of course, at a restaurant called “Smokey’s” there’s going to be barbecue available. So if that’s the vibe you’re going for, saddle up the whole family in the Tesla and make the trip down. There are meal deals available for families and with outdoor seating - there’s no pup left behind.
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Sometimes your companions need a little pet pampering. So here are a few pet stores that’ll get a five-paw rating:
Pet Station Truckee
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 12.4 miles (22 minutes away)
Address: 11429 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
Pet Station Truckee has food, treats, and toys for all sorts of pets! From canines to the aquatic kind, you’re sure to find something that will guarantee extra tail wagging and purring from your animal buddy.
Spoiled Petz Grooming Salon
Distance from Wander Tahoe Slopes: 12.6 miles (22 minutes away)
Address: 11448 Deerfield Dr C1, Truckee, CA 96161
At Wander, we 100% support spoiling pets! When you’re at your home away from home in Tahoe Slopes, make an appointment for your little loved one to get, shampooed, conditioned, trimmed and the whole nine yards! Whatever you need done, Spoiled Petz Grooming Salon has you covered.
Don't forget to explore the rest of Tahoe where you can go on a 2-hour cruise with your family or perhaps have wine and cheese during the sunset. Whatever you choose, our concierge desk is available 24/7 to help you make your vacation unforgettable!