The Best of Tahoe: Hotels, Restaurants, Art Galleries, and more

Best Spa

Squaw Creek Spa

400 Squaw Creek Road

Olympic Valley, CA 96146

(530) 583-6300

Here you’ll find the abundant and comfortable amenities. The celebrated spa at Squaw Creek Resort was renovated to bring the outdoors in, complete with cascading water, birch-tree trunks and nature-inspired flooring. Comprised of ten treatment rooms, the spa also features outdoor whirlpools and a sanctuary for relaxing before and after treatments. Indulge in the variety of services offered, from a myriad of massages and wraps to facials. Visit the salon for a therapeutic Paradise Spa manicure and pedicure or for waxing services. Plus, Squaw Creek Spa’s boutique sells the products their therapists and aestheticians use, so you can take home a piece of your peace. This spa’s relaxing, peaceful ambiance makes it the ideal place to unwind and regroup after a long day on the slopes.

Photo: Resort at Squaw Creek

Best Boutique

Kalifornia Jean Bar

495 North Lake Blvd Ste 171

Tahoe City, CA 96145

(530) 583-5326

Kalifornia Jean Bar is your one-stop shop for high-end buys in Lake Tahoe. A stylish boutique, it caters to the area’s most discerning patrons, both men and women. Employees aim to give their customers personalized service when it comes to finding the right jeans, perhaps every shopper’s greatest challenge. The store even offers complimentary alterations, the final step in obtaining that perfect pair of blues. Aside from an abundance of jeans, which includes brands like Hudson, J Brand and AG, the boutique has a vast selection of apparel, shoes, handbags and jewelry. You’ll also see luxe labels like Elizabeth and James, Ella Moss, Rich & Skinny and Low Luv here. Keep an eye out for their vintage merchandise, too.