Where the Sierras Meet Sonoma

The Avalon Lodge • South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A One-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe Room, Sundays through Thursdays ($119) or Fridays ($139)
  • Or, a Two-Night Stay for Two, Inclusive of a Saturday Night, in a Deluxe Room ($269)
  • One Bottle of Hand-Picked French Champagne
  • Wine Tasting for Two at Après Wine Company
  • Two Souvenir Glasses
  • Late 1 p.m. Checkout

Napa has wine and restaurants, Tahoe has snow and casinos. Got it? Good, now forget it. The sounds of Tahoe Past—cha-ching! and sick, bro!—have welcomed the music of clanging flatware and gurgling oenophiles to their mountain locale. And this Escape to South Lake Tahoe's The Avalon Lodge proves it.

Whisk your darling away to the summit of sumptuousness on a one-night stay for two in a Deluxe Room, Sundays through Thursdays ($119) or Fridays ($139). Or, opt for a two-night stay for two, inclusive of a Saturday night, in a Deluxe Room ($269).

You'll also get two wine tastings at Après Wine Company, plus two souvenir glasses and a bottle of hand-picked, capital "C" Champagne awaiting your arrival at Avalon.

Climb into the plush bed and swaddle your sweetie in the Egyptian cotton covers. You'll also have wireless Internet at your fingertips, a flat-panel TV in front of you, and an iPod docking station at your side.

Once you've finished your two included tastings at Après, you'll want to sample the more than 50 wines flowing from the Enomatic dispensers. Complement your buzz with a bite, like the mozzarella-stuffed, bacon-wrapped figs or the Zinfandel-braised short ribs. Just your luck: Après is offering 15 percent off food with the purchase of a signature dish, as well as 10 percent off at the retail wine and gift shop.

Then, head to the lake (just a few minutes from the hotel) and drink in the epic mountain views from inside a boat. Going in the chillier months? Take a cruise over the snowy terrain with Borges Family Sleigh Rides. The cast of colorful locals at this 44-year-old company will regale you with little-known tales of the region during a 30-minute or hour-long ride.

And after a long day on the slopes at Heavenly, coupled with the rich food and wine of Après, you'll be happy to know that Avalon is offering late checkout. Sleep in, then fill your plate at the continental breakfast buffet.

Can't pull yourself away just yet? The Avalon is offering 30 percent additional midweek nights and 20 percent off weekend nights. Like wine and cheese or freshies and powder, this week's Escape is a match made in heaven. Or should we say Heavenly?

Want more? Check out The Avalon Lodge on Facebook.

  • "South Lake Tahoe projects an urban vibe that contrasts sharply with the natural charisma of other lake towns. It has the liveliest nightlife on the lake, as well as gambling in Stateline, just across the Nevada border, and world-class skiing at Heavenly.

    -- Lonely Planet

Location

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    4075 Manzanita Avenue South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    530-544-2285 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Entire value must be used in a single visit
  • Limit 1 voucher per reservation
  • Vouchers include one bottle of hand-picked french champagne, wine tasting for two at Après Wine Company, two souvenir glasses, and late 1 p.m. checkout
  • Additional nights in conjunction with this stay are available for a discount upon booking for 30% discount on additional midweek nights and a 20% discount on additional Friday/Saturday nights
  • Not valid on existing reservations
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 72 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture and a $35 penalty applies
  • Based upon double occupancy
  • There is a $12 charge for each additional guest
  • Pets are allowed with a $20 surcharge
  • Blackout dates include holiday date ranges and 12/20/12-1/1/13, 1/18-1/20/13, 2/8-2/24/13; some holidays and event dates may have a minimum night stay requirement
  • Taxes/Resort fees not included; payable directly to the property
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON April 30, 2013 • Enjoy By April 30, 2013