If you have a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe booked this fall, you may be wondering what to pack. Each season brings an entirely different packing list. In the summer it is SPF, sandals, shorts, swimwear and floaties. In the winter it is snow clothes, boots and gear. But how does a visitor staying at a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe pack for the inbetween seasons? For a little bit of everything!
When staying at a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental during “shoulder season”, you get a real mix of weather. For clothing, it is important to note that the days are likely going to be warm and sunny while the nights are going to be cold and make you feel like you need to bundle up in front of the fire. If you are coming in the off season with the hopes of spending some time on the trails or the sand, pack the attire you would want but note that you should bring an extra layer to those activities in case night starts to fall or it gets breezy. So you may feel ridiculous bringing a sweatshirt to the beach, but if you don’t want to pack up and leave, it is necessary. You also may be tempted to show up to your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe with your new fall wardrobe. Don’t leave out the short sleeves and sandals completely. It is usually sunny and in the 70’s during September and can be well into October. That sweater and scarf set may be cute, but could be a bit premature depending on what time of the year it is.
Wondering what gear you should bring during the shoulder season? If you are hoping for some fresh snow in October, you may get your wish, but only for a minute. And usually nothing that requires all your snow gear. The ski resorts usually don’t open until Thanksgiving weekend anyway and that really depends on a variety of factors as well. Of course, checking the weather before you travel to your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental is important. Mother Nature in the mountains can change in a second, regardless of the time of year. Being prepared is crucial. If you are curious what outdoor gear the homeowners have at the South Lake Tahoe vacation rental, feel free to ask when you are booking! Enjoy your quite South Lake Tahoe vacation. This time of year is known as the “Local’s summer” as the weather is still nice and the town is quiet.