Welcome to Incline Village
One of Lake Tahoe’s ritziest communities, Incline Village is the gateway to Diamond Peak and Mt Rose ski resorts. The latter is a 12-mile drive northeast via Hwy 431 (Mt Rose Hwy). During summer, the nearby Mt Rose Wilderness offers miles of unspoiled terrain, including a strenuous 10-mile round-trip to the summit of majestic Mt Rose (10,776ft). The trail starts from the deceptively named Mt Rose Summit parking lot, 9 miles uphill from Incline Village. For a more mellow meadow stroll that even young kids can handle, pull over a mile or so earlier at wildflower-strewn Tahoe Meadows. Stay on the nature loop trails to avoid trampling the fragile meadows; leashed dogs are allowed.
In summer, you can also visit George Whittell’s mansion, Thunderbird Lodge, where he spent summers with his pet lion, Bill.