South Lake Tahoe Travel Info

Highway 50 snow removal

Travel Information for a Safe Trip to South Lake Tahoe and to the Cabin

If arriving via Highway 50, please note that weather conditions can change rapidly, so be sure to be prepared for delays and chain restrictions, especially in the Winter months.  Carry blankets and jackets as well as food and water when crossing the summit.  Always check road conditions before you travel.

Highway 50 Road Conditions

Highway 88 Road Conditions

Highway 80 Road conditions

Nevada Road Conditions

If heavy snow conditions are present and chain controls are in effect, you will be required to install tire chains unless you have studded snow tires installed.   Professional chain installers are usually available for a fee along the route if you choose not to do it yourself.  If you must chain up, we recommend bringing a flashlight, a water proof tarp or blanket and fingerless gloves for the activity.

If renting a vehicle during the winter, we recommend a four wheel drive, although most roads in the city are cleared regularly including our street.  There may be delays, so a four wheel drive can help with mobility after a snow storm.

What to Bring

At Perfect Tahoe Cabin, we try to provide all the basics you’ll need for a stay at the cabin.  Plan to bring food, clothing, anything you might take away from the cabin such as beach towels, toys, bicycles, etc.  Make sure you bring layers of clothing as weather can be changeable throughout the year.

We provide firewood, but we ask that our guests use it sparingly so that we have enough to last the winter.  Additional wood is stored in the wood shed in the backyard.  The main heat for the cabin is the wall furnace and wood stove.  We have a number of space heaters for your use.  However please do not use these as as the main heat source as they are very inefficient which can raise utility rates and cause increases in rental fees.

We provide all linens such as sheets, blankets, pillows, a set of towels for each guest and kitchen linens.  There is a washer and dryer in the garage with laundry soap and dryer sheets provided.

There are a few snow toys that guests can use.  Please return them after use.