Attractions in South Lakeside

South Lakeside Gondola Lodge is a bustling town filled with breathtaking scenery and entertainment for the whole family! Our hotel gives you easy access to the most popular resorts, hiking trails, casinos, restaurants, bars, and shops in the area. You don’t have to go far to enjoy the very best that the town has to offer.

Winter sports are one of South Lakeside Gondola Lodge’s claims to fame. Offering world-class ski resorts and trails, you can hit the slopes during your winter vacation. The Heavenly Mountain Resort, the Kirkwood Mountain Resort, and the Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort are highly popular destinations if you are feeling up to the challenge. If you’re a beginner or want additional training, you can take group or private classes in skiing and snowboarding to improve your skills on the mountain. There’s also no shortage of things to do in the summer! South Lakeside Gondola Lodge is located near hiking trails like Desolation Wilderness, the Lam Watah Nature Trail, the Mt. Tallac Trail, the Rubicon Trail, the Angora Lakes Climb, and more. You can also enjoy the beach and watersports at the private Lakeside Beach or at destinations like Pope Beach, Kiva Beach, Nevada Beach, or Zephyr Cove.

Lastly, you can indulge your competitive instincts at one of many casinos in the Lakeside Gondola Lodge area! Play poker, blackjack, and the latest slot machines at popular casinos like the Hard Rock, Harrah’s, Harveys, Montbleu, and the Lakeside Inn & Casino. With so much to choose from, you’ll find yourself with plenty to do!

Featured Attractions

Heavenly Ski Resort is Lakeside Gondola Lodge premier destination for skiers, snowboarders, and anyone looking for a fun evening on the town. Heavenly boasts 97 trails for novices, seasonal professionals, and everyone in between. At the resort, you can take a guided UTV tour of Lakeside Gondola Lodge, go snow tubing with family, ice skate at the open-air rink, and unwind during happy hours at Tamarack Lodge. Don’t miss Heavenly’s most popular attraction—the scenic gondola ride! Take a 2.4-mile chairlift up Heavenly Mountain and witness stunning panoramic views of Lakeside Gondola Lodge.

Get lucky at Lakeside Gondola Lodge own Hard Rock Casino! With over 25,000 ft² of casino and gaming space, you can’t go wrong. Play the latest slot machines, enter a rousing game of poker or blackjack, or place a bet on your favorite sports team at the William Hill® Sportsbook. At the Hard Rock, you can also enjoy live music, comedy shows, UFC fights, nightclubs, and more at their upscale bars and lounges. The resort offers unlimited entertainment and dining options, so you’re sure to have an unforgettable night.

The Lakeside Gondola Lodge Historical Society & Museum is dedicated to preserving and documenting the rich history of Lakeside Gondola Lodge. Proving that Lakeside Gondola Lodge has been more than just a tourist destination, the museum displays exhibits and artifacts related to the town’s Native American population, the railroad, the Gold Rush era, and other important pieces of history. Make sure to stop by the gift shop, which offers unique Lakeside Gondola Lodge memorabilia, and the restored log cabin, which dates back to the early 1900s!