Lake Tahoe | Weekend Getaway

Lake Tahoe | Weekend Getaway

This past weekend we decided to take Ben’s mum up to Lake Tahoe! She is from England and we wanted to show her around Northern California a bit! We rented a cabin in Incline Village that was in the cutest little neighborhood. Everyone that lives there was so sweet and very patient with our wild Charlie! This was his first family vacation ever, by the way! To be completely honest he did amazing!!

Apple hill

The farm with all the fresh donuts!!

Before we got to Lake Tahoe a few of us had to some Fall cravings to fulfill! Ben’s cousin and her husband were down from Redding as well. It was one big party!! We stopped at Apple Hill for fresh donuts and caramel covered apples!!FYI the donuts are made fresh at Rainbow Farm. The farm we went to for the caramel apples was High Hill and omg, delicious!!!

Apple hill caramel apples

I have been craving a caramel apple for over a month!!

Apple hill high hill

The obligatory family photo 🙂

How cute is this little cabin?! We had a fire with games, hot cocoa and movies at night. It was truly relaxing and the biggest blessing!

Lake Tahoe incline village

Lake Tahoe cabin

Lake Tahoe family time

Thankfully Ben and Carys don’t mind cooking!!

Lake Tahoe family time

Mum knitting 🙂

The plan for Saturday was the big hike! We woke up that morning with Savannah having a pretty bad stomach bug. Never the plan when you’re away but you do the best you can! Savannah and I stayed back while the others did a pretty decent hike (4 miles total) at  Eagle Lake. This was the kids first hike ever. It was two miles in and lots of rock and hills. Ben said that Ava and Judah did amazing! Charlie of course was in heaven! They packed lunches as well and took some time enjoying the view! I mean, look at this!!

Lake Tahoe eagle lake

Lake Tahoe eagle lake views

Lake Tahoe eagle lake family time

Family chats! This is Ben’s cousin Carys, her husband Tim and his Mum!

Lake Tahoe water

Lake Tahoe eagle lake peaceful

Judah just chillin after the hike in!

Lake Tahoe Eagle Lake sight seeing

Lake Tahoe exploring

This is Batman, guys!

Savannah actually recovered quite quickly! That evening we went out to dinner as a family, had lots of laughs and yummy food. Sunday morning we promised Savannah we would do another hike since she missed out. This was to an overlook. The hike was steep and fairly difficult. I would say it was about 1 mile to the top. This is the crystal lake over look. Absolutely beautiful and I will be honest and say that these pictures don’t do it any justice!!!

Lake Tahoe Crystal Lake LookoutLake Tahoe Crystal Lake Lookout views

Lake Tahoe Crystal Lake Lookout family

Savannah was clearly feeling 100% better

Lake Tahoe Crystal Lake Lookout dogsLake Tahoe kids

That’s our trip in a nutshell! We love Lake Tahoe and mum loved it as well! We are going to try and come back up in February for Judah’s birthday.  Happy new week to everyone and thank you as always for stopping by the blog.

Ps. The bag we took on our hike was from Just Porter! Absolute life saver. We packed all of our food and little goodies in there. It was the perfect size. This particular bag is a Travel Ruck Sack. Aside from being an incredibly practical bag Just Porter is a bag with a cause!! With every bag sold, a bag is filled with supplies for a child in need. YES Please to that!! You can check out more of these awesome bags here


  1. thekeeledeal October 25, 2016 / 5:30 am

    What a fun family trip, that view is beautiful.

  2. Kathryn October 25, 2016 / 6:28 am

    Inlove following the Ridley family. Will go check out the bag.

  3. kage2015 October 25, 2016 / 6:41 am

    What a wonderful, fun filled family get away. Being outdoors is always good for the entire family.

  4. Kate October 25, 2016 / 8:17 am

    Those photos are amazing, it looks like such a great place! How tough were the hikes? I’d love to take my 3-year old.

  5. Amanda Seghetti October 25, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Those are beautiful photos, and it looks like a great time! I’ve only been to Tahoe once, as a child. I think I’d love to go back and take my own children to visit.

  6. Carolyn October 25, 2016 / 9:27 am

    I have been wanting to go to Lake Tahoe for a long time. Both in the summer and in the winter to ski. Your pictures look amazing.

  7. Meaghan October 25, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time!!! I really need to get up to Tahoe for a hike sometime soon. Love Apple Hill donuts!! I’m supposed to go Sunday, but we’ll see how the weather turns out. Fingers crossed!!

    Happy Autumn!

    Meaghan xx

  8. Lauren October 25, 2016 / 10:47 am

    I love Tahoe! I haven’t been in several years but your making me want to schedule a trip back ASAP!!

    Fizz and Frosting​

  9. Jessica Sheppard October 25, 2016 / 11:59 am

    For a minute I was at Lake Tahoe with you guys! I was totally lost in your pics…they’re breathtakingly gorgeous! The views are stunning! What a fun get away…and Carmel Apple?! Yes please! Next time, just put me in your Just Porter!! I wanna go!

  10. Jules October 25, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Gorgeous getaway! Looks like such a beautiful time – I’ve heard nothing but great things about Tahoe! Someday….

  11. Katherine T October 25, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    I love your pics! I’ve always wanted to go to Lake Tahoe – it looks amazing!

  12. Rachel Gault October 25, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    What a fun trip! My boyfriend has been out there a few times for snowboarding – I definitely want to visit one of these days!

  13. Keating Bartlett October 25, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    This looks so gorgeous! My husband and I just moved to California last month and Lake Tahoe is high on my list of things to do while we’re living out there. We’re from Maine where we’re surrounded by lakes and the lack of lakes in San Diego is making me incredibly homesick lol I’m hoping to visit Lake Tahoe next summer when family comes to visit 🙂

    xo, Keating | Why Hello Lovely

  14. Abigail October 25, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful views in the US. Your photos captured the amazing view beautifully. Well done!

  15. Nina L October 26, 2016 / 4:42 am

    Lake Tahoe is amazing! I haven’t been in years but your photos make me want to go back!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  16. Jaime Cittadino October 26, 2016 / 6:42 am

    This looked like the perfect little getaway. I remember seeing these gorgeous views in your snaps! UNREAL!! And so happy family was able to join you guys!! #cutestfamever

  17. Leah October 26, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    What a fun time, I have never been! What a cute cabin, too!

  18. larissa October 27, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Tahoe is my favorite – we have great memories there as kids 🙂 thanksf or sharing!


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