Gateway Guide - Reno and Lake Tahoe
Contact your favorite airline for schedules and rates to the Reno/Tahoe International Airport. If you have arranged an Escape Adventures shuttle from Reno to Lake Tahoe, our shuttle picks up at the Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel.
Driving... From Reno to the Northstar Resort in Lake Tahoe
It takes about one hour to get from Reno to Northstar Resort. If you drive to Northstar from Reno, take Interstate 80 west to Truckee. As you enter Truckee, you'll see Highway 267. Go south on the 267 for six miles where you'll see Northstar.
We will meet at the Village Food Company where we will situate ourselves in our rooms and have a lunch and meeting on the week's events. For those who are driving separately, you may park and leave your car at Northstar for the duration of the trip.
Car Rentals: Thrifty 800-367-2277; National 800-227-7368; Avis 800-331-1212; Alamo 800-327-9633; Hertz 800-654-3131
(Please note: If you plan on staying in Reno, check with your travel agent for airline/hotel packages. Often, packages are cheaper than just the plane ticket.)
- Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel 1981 Terminal Way, Reno. 775-348-6370
In Lake Tahoe:
Escape Adventures trips leaving from Lake Tahoe meet at the Northstar Resort.
- Northstar at Tahoe, Highway 267 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96160 1-800-GO-NORTH
Call 800-544-3234 for a complete list of accommodations. When making reservations in Tahoe, please note that our trip takes place in North Lake Tahoe.
Leaving your car in Reno or Lake Tahoe
Most of our meeting spots are at hotels that allow guests to leave their vehicle there while on tour. If you do not plan on being a guest at the hotel you should contact them ahead of time to find out regulations and possible fees associated with leaving your vehicle.
Other sights in the area
Reno and Lake Tahoe have tons to offer. And you should plan on staying a few days before or after your trip.
- Reno Rafting
- Reno Arts and Culture
- Reno Museums: Nevada Art or Reno Planetarium
- Reno Family Attractions
- Lake Tahoe Rafting
- Lake Tahoe Arts and Culture
- Lake Tahoe Spas
Visit the Weather Channel website for a seasonal chart for Reno or North Lake Tahoe.
** The weather in Reno will be different from the weather during the duration the tour. Please check your itinerary for specific weather key words. **
Suggested Reading Material
- Insiders Guide to Reno and Lake Tahoe (Insiders' Guide Series), by Jeanne Lauf Walpole
* Escape Adventure shuttles are available from Reno to Lake Tahoe for tours departing from Lake Tahoe.