Thanksgiving evokes images of turkey, stuffing, football, family and the beginning of the 2015/2016 ski season!
We love this holiday here in South Lake Tahoe, as it really is the kick off to the winter season (a favorite to many locals and visitors).
Thanksgiving has its origins with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag. When the Pilgrims had a successful harvest in 1621, after a tumultuous year, the community was filled with gratitude and a feast was shared by these two different cultures. This American holiday became a blend of the old English harvest festivals, and the more solemn religious observance with feasting and prayer from the Puritans.
The classic Thanksgiving menu that we all enjoy once a year is based on New England fall harvests and their local food. Traditional menus include cranberries, pumpkin pie, root vegetables and of course turkey. Today, this varies by region bringing in their local harvests.
Today, Thanksgiving embodies spending time with family at home no matter where home may be. In the United States, the Sunday following Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year!
For many, it isn’t necessarily the place that they spend Thanksgiving at, it is the people that they are with. With families spread from coast to coast, connecting with loved ones is now almost easier in a destination location. Like in South Lake Tahoe!
Celebrate Thanksgiving in luxury in South Lake Tahoe with Buckingham Properties!
With our range of luxury homes to choose from with amenities desired in a luxury vacation home, we can help you start a new Thanksgiving tradition.
For the cooks in the family, our kitchens are all equipped with top of the line appliances to make whipping up any meal a joy. Each luxury vacation rental is stocked with enough dishware, glassware and silverware for entertaining the whole family.
Football has become an important part of the Thanksgiving tradition in many homes. But who wants to be sequestered away from the smells and tastes of the kitchen just to watch the game? With the open concept layout common in most of our rental properties, the game can be watched no matter what your designated Thanksgiving task is.
Let Buckingham help create a new Thanksgiving family tradition.
We know that not everyone wants to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a meal for your family. We have options for you! Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals is lucky enough to partner with some of the top private chefs in the South Lake Tahoe area. After you book your luxury vacation rental, visit our Concierge Page and choose a chef that suits your dining style. They can do as much, or as little as you want them to!
Local restaurants also know that not everyone wants to cook their own Thanksgiving meal. In the Heavenly Village alone we have everything from Italian food to Mexican food to gourmet burger bars. Whatever your Thanksgiving dining-out style may be, South Lake Tahoe will have it.
In many families, a post-meal stroll is a family tradition. The great thing about spending your holiday in Lake Tahoe is that the basin is littered with fabulous hiking trails. If you have already reserved a home in the area, call up our office and our staff can recommend a hike that is close to your rental home. Pick a hike with a spectacular overlook with view of Lake Tahoe, or head down to one of the large sandy beaches and play your own family game of football.
If you are an avid skier or rider who frequents Tahoe, you know that sometimes you can get your first runs in over the Thanksgiving holiday. Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Resort area all planning on opening the lifts. November 21, 2015. With cold nightly temperatures in the upcoming forecast, there will likely be enough man-made snow on the slopes to get a few turns in. Hopefully, Mother Nature will also show her thanks to the skiers and riders of California by dumping a few feet of natural snow!
Every family has different Thanksgiving traditions. No matter what your particular family does to celebrate this holiday, Buckingham Properties can help you in delighting your family with a new tradition.
Here is just a taste of a few luxury vacation rentals available for the Thanksgiving holiday. Click on each picture to go to the direct property page.
Call or email us today, and one of our reservation specialists can assist you with everything: from finding the perfect luxury vacation home, to deciding what mountain trail to work off your Thanksgiving meal.