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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Park & Cabin

Who operates Zephyr Cove Resort?
Do you have a swimming pool?
Can I have a campfire in the cabin area?
How many people can your cabins accommodate?

Camping

Can I get a monthly stay permit for the campground?
What is your pet policy?
Do you offer any vacation packages?
What kind of hook ups do the RV sites have?
Can you accommodate a 40’ RV or bigger?

Cruise, Boating & Lake

Where are the Cruise boats located?
What times do the boats go out?
Is there food on the boat?
Can I bring my little dog on the boat?
Can you bring food on the boat?
Do you rent boats at night for the fireworks on the evening of the 4th of July?
When is the best time of day to rent a boat?
How many people can comfortably fit into your rental boats?
Where can a buy a fishing license near Zephyr Cove Marina?
How big is Lake Tahoe? How deep it is—and how high is it?
Does Lake Tahoe freeze in the winter?

Snowmobiling

How much snow does Lake Tahoe get?
Is the snowmobile tour fun?
I've never driven a snowmobile. Can I take your tour?
Do you divide your snowmobile riders into groups according to their ability and experience?Can my entire family ride in the same group?
Can my family watch me snowmobile at the trailhead?
Can we fit three riders on one snowmobile?
If we rent a double rider snowmobile, can we switch drivers?
How fast do we get to go on the snowmobiles?
Is there an opportunity to go off-trail during the tour?
Are there any photo stops along the way?
How many miles do we ride on the Lakeview Tour?
I ride wave runners a lot. Does that count for experience on the Private Snowmobile Tour?

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Park & Cabin

Who operates Zephyr Cove Resort?
Zephyr Cove Resort sits on National Forest land and is managed by Aramark.

Do you have a swimming pool?
We have an enormous swimming pool: Lake Tahoe! While there’s no man-made pool at the resort, the Lake is at its warmest in July and August and a wonderful place to swim.

Can I have a campfire in the cabin area?
For the safety and wellbeing of all guests and to protect the towing pines, campfires are prohibited in the cabin area.

How many people can your cabins accommodate?
We have a variety of cabins that accommodate anywhere from two to 10 people.

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Camping

Can we get a monthly stay permit for the campground?
The maximum length of stay at campgrounds is 14 days.

What is your pet policy?
Pets are welcome in the RV Park free of charge and in the Zephyr Cove cabins for a charge of $15 a night. Pets are prohibited in the Lodge rooms.

Does Zephyr Cove Resort offer any packages?
Yes, we offer a variety of different packages!  Check out the details of Specials and Packages we’re currently offering.

What kind of hook ups do the RV sites have?
The RV sites include: water, sewer, electricity, cable TV, and phone lines that are included with the nightly rate. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.

Can you accommodate a 40’ RV or bigger?
Yes, we have several sites that can accommodate a 40’ RV or bigger.

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Cruise, Boating & Lake

Where are the Cruise boats located?
The M.S. Dixie II is located 4 miles east of the casinos on the Nevada side at Zephyr Cove.

The Tahoe Queen is located 1 mile west of the casino’s. Turn right on Ski Run Blvd.

What times do the boats go out?
The M.S. Dixie II departs at different times during the year depending upon the season. Please check our detailed schedule for up-to-date information. Reservations are recommended, especially for our legendary dinner cruises.

Is there food on the boat?
There is hot and cold food and a full bar available for purchase aboard all of our daytime cruises for a nominal price. All of our evening cruises include dinner in the ticket price.

Can I bring my little dog on the boat?
For the comfort of all guests, only service dogs are allowed on the boat.

Can you bring food on the boat?
We kindly ask that guests refrain from bringing aboard their own meals. A full menu is available for purchase on the day cruises, and dinner is included with the evening cruises.

Do you rent boats at night for the fireworks on the evening of the 4th of July?
We feel it’s unsafe to be out on the lake on a smaller boat that evening. We recommend enjoying the fireworks display onboard the Tahoe Queen or The M.S. Dixie II.

When is the best time of day to rent a boat?
Morning is the best time to rent a boat.  The water tends to be smoother in the morning when there is less wind. Plus, we offer early bird discounts on our rental fees.

How many people can comfortably fit into your rental boats?
Most of our boats will comfortably fit 8-10 people. Remember, it is against the law to overload a boat. Guests should wear a lifejacket at all times.

Where can I buy a fishing license near Zephyr Cove?
Raley’s Supermarket at the Crescent V shopping center is the nearest place to Zephyr Cove to buy a license. Both Nevada and California fishing licenses are legal on the entirety of Lake Tahoe.

How big is Lake Tahoe? How deep it is—and how high is it?
Lake Tahoe’s surface area is 193 square miles, and its shoreline is 72 miles long (42 miles in CA and 30 miles in NV). Lake Tahoe's depth is up to 1,685 feet, with an average of 989 feet. The lake's surface elevation is 6,229 feet above sea level. To help you grasp the size of Lake Tahoe, its waters could cover the state of California to a depth of 14.5 inches!

Does Lake Tahoe freeze in the winter?
No, Lake Tahoe never freezes due to the constant circulation of water from the bottom of the lake to the surface. Emerald Bay froze over in February 1989—a rare event!

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Snowmobiling

How much snow does Lake Tahoe get?
At lake level, annual snowfall averages 125 inches. At alpine skiing elevations, the snowfall averages 300 to 500 inches each year.

Is the snowmobile tour fun?
The ride is a blast. Although we advertise the ride as a scenic tour, we cover a lot of ground and ride up to almost 9,000 ft. The tour also features The Best Hot Chocolate above 7,000 feet.

I've never driven a snowmobile. Can I take your tour?
We love first time riders, and our patient staff are excellent teachers.

Do you divide your snowmobile riders into groups according to their ability and experience?
We divide the groups by number of machines, not by experience.

Can my entire family ride in the same group?
Yes, we don't separate friends and families.

Can my family watch me snowmobile at the trailhead?
Observers may watch their family depart the trailhead.

Can we fit three riders on one snowmobile?
Only two riders maximum on each machine, regardless of size or weight.

If we rent a double rider snowmobile, can we switch drivers?
We do not encourage switching drivers as it is difficult to ensure the proper person has been trained on all safety aspects.

How fast do we get to go on the snowmobiles?
Since our trails feature many twists and turns, the terrain dictates average speeds of 15 to 25 mph.

Is there an opportunity to go off-trail during the tour?
Because of obstacles off trail, all Lakeview tours stay on trail between the lead and tail guides. If riders want to go off-piste, we have private tours available.

Are there any photo stops along the way?
Yes! Not only do we tour through some of the most beautiful country anywhere, we also have spectacular views of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Each tour is designed to stop at various locations for epic photo opportunities.

How many miles do we ride on the Lakeview Tour?
Usually between 15 and 20, depending on the weather, etc.

Does Wave Runner experience count for experience on the Private Snowmobile Tour?
While previous experience on other forms of ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) doesn't hurt, snowmobiles are different. No other ATV is designed to operate on snow. Therefore, some experience on a snowmobile is required for this tour.

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Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina, 760 U.S. Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 | 775.589.4906


Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises are divisions of Aramark.
All vessels are U.S. documented and Coast Guard inspected. Zephyr Cove Resort is managed by Aramark by special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
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