This Mother’s Day honor Mom with a surprise weekend getaway to South Lake Tahoe. Devote an entire weekend to showing Mom your appreciation with adventures, relaxation and time with her loved ones. Whether you plan to send her and Dad off together, or decide to invite the whole family, here are just a few things to treat Mom to during her weekend.
A Relaxing Massage
If you decide on a trip for the whole family, give Mom a nice break and reserve an afternoon of pampering devoted just to her. Make a reservation for a facial and massage at one of our local salons and she can escape to a relaxing oasis and return refreshed. Or, schedule to have a masseuse pamper Mom right in your luxury vacation home. Choose the best room for Mom, and make sure she doesn’t get disturbed until she is fully relaxed. Have the massage therapist set up their table so that mom can gaze at the lake. It is a weekend for her, after all.
A Site-Seeing Tour
South Lake Tahoe is lucky to have many year round boat tours on Lake Tahoe. Our favorite is the M.S. Dixie II paddlewheel boat. This boat is large enough so that you don’t feel squeezed in, and also does not rock or move around too much. Perfect for all ages, it has drinks for purchase and of course spectacular photo opportunities! The cruises depart from Zephyr Cove and take you across the southern portion of Lake Tahoe and in to the mouth of Emerald Bay. Which, if you have only seen Emerald Bay from above, is a real treat. They offer morning, mid-day and dinner cruises! Cheers to Mom from the waters of Lake Tahoe.
An Active Excursion
For the more adventurous Mom’s out there, plan a hike for her and the whole gang over Mother’s Day Weekend. As the majority of Tahoe is all wilderness, there are hikes for every level, desire and ability to choose from. If you have a family with a range of abilities, we recommend hiking to Eagle Lake from Emerald Bay. This hike still offers spectacular views, without an intense climb or difficult terrain. You park at Emerald Bay, and thus get to gaze on one of the most spectacular views in all the west (yes, we are biased). And since we have had one of the wettest winters in the past three years, you know the waterfalls are going to be spectacular! Don’t forget to bring your cameras.
A Delicious Meal
We have many fine dining restaurants in South Lake Tahoe , any of which would be a perfect way to show a bit of your appreciation for Mom on Mother’s Day. Pick Mom’s favorite restaurant and book reservations for brunch, or dinner. If she is new to the area, have her choose her favorite type of cuisine and let us find the restaurant for you. If you are in no hurry to get back home on Sunday, plan on heading out for a special Mother’s Day brunch. Many restaurants will feature a special menu, for the special day. If you would rather stay in the luxury of your vacation rental, hire a private chef to prepare a gourmet meal for you! Many private chefs will also do food prep, including stocking the fridge prior to your arrival. Let them do most of the leg-work, and all you have to do is the final touches. Mom can enjoy an intimate meal at home with the people she loves most.
Of course, Mom will love the family hike, delicious meal out and the massage, but nothing speaks more to Mom than a home-made card from her family. On Mother’s Day, wake Mom up with the card, some flowers and lots of love. Make this Mother’s Day weekend one for the record books.
Buckingham Properties would like to show our appreciation for all the Mom’s out there, by offering a 10% discount!
Promo Code: MothersDay10
Promo code good for reservations between May 4, 2016 and May 9, 2016. Discount is applied to the nightly rate only. Use code MothersDay10 when booking online, or tell your reservationist prior to booking.