To welcome Joie de Vivre’s newest property, Hotel Becket in South Lake Tahoe, we wanted to take you on a cultural tour of the area, including some of the area’s natural beauty and most celebrated landmarks. Follow along for the illustrated tour from our Artist in Residence and bookmark these stops for your next future visit to the mountains!
Hands down, one of the best views of Lake Tahoe can be seen from the 2.4 mile ride up the Heavenly Mountain Gondola. On your way up, stop at the Observation Deck for a hot cocoa at Cafe Blue to make it even that much more spectacular.
Vikingsholm Castle, located at Emerald Bay, was built in 1929 as a Scandinavian-style summer “cottage” by Lora Josephine Knight. (She and her husband helped subsidize Charles Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic in 1927.)
Take in the scenery on two wheels and bike from beach to beach on the South Lake Tahoe Bike Path! (Many local rental shops offer great deals on daily bike rentals making it a perfect low-key activity spring through fall!)
An informal mascot of Lake Tahoe, the M.S. Dixie is an authentic 500-passenger paddle wheeler boat that offers daytime and dinner cruises from Zephyr Cove: a great way to get out on the water!
Horsetail Falls, located along Highway 50 in El Dorado County, is a popular hike that takes you through granite landscapes, lush creek side forest, and up to a breathtaking massive waterfall.
About the artist: Megan Roy is an illustrator, designer, and s’mores enthusiast from New Hampshire currently living in Los Angeles. While Megan’s favorite medium is pen on paper, she has spent time working in film and television, photography, and on large-scale installations. She has been decorating the world since 1986. You can see more of her work on Instagram and on her site.