Ski-in/ski-out has never looked so easy from just outside your Constellation home front door. The Living Room at The Ritz-Carlton is yet another great place to relax in close to your Lake Tahoe home.

An Inside Look at Tahoe with Erik Dunbar

October 08, 2012

Meet Erik Dunbar, part of our team at Constellation Residences at Northstar.  As the Front Desk Concierge in Constellation Lodging, Erik says: “My favorite part of the job is the personal interactions I have with the guests.”  Born in California, Erik felt the draw to come back to his home state, so three years ago he moved back.

ConstellationNS: Now that you are back home in California, share your perfect day in Tahoe with us.

Erik: I’d spend the morning on the slopes and the afternoon on the beach.

Constellation NS: Locals know best. Share someplace in Tahoe that you’d recommend to guests/why:

Erik: Summer or winter I always recommend guests check out Squaw Valley.  Site of the 1960 winter Olympics, this is not only a prime destination in the winter for world famous skiing, it is also a fantastic hiking location in the summer.  There is always something happening in the Village and at high camp, and the splendor and magic of the 6 peaks is out of this world.  A must-see for the complete Lake Tahoe experience.

ConstellationNS:  What is your favorite local restaurant?

Erik: Soule Domain in Kings Beach, CA. It has been a staple in the dining scene for 27 years. I think this restaurant has the best atmosphere and best food in all of North Lake Tahoe.  It is set in a very small log cabin and the service and food are fantastic. The menu items change seasonally and the product is ALWAYS consistent.  I have never received a poor review from a guest that I have sent there.  Also, this restaurant has been voted ‘best place to take a date’ for 15 years in a row.  Absolutely fantastic.

ConstellationNS: And what about Happy Hour? What’s a great local spot to unwind and meetup with friends?

Erik: Mellow Fellow in Kings Beach, CA.  They have more than 20 beers on tap and fantastic specials every day of the week.
Standup Paddleboarding on Lake Tahoe
Image Credit: Photo by Alina Bryant, UNR Department of Art/Photography.

ConstellationNS: Summer is now over, but for those who are lucky enough to return time and time again, share one of your favorite summertime activities with us.

Erik: Stand-Up Paddleboarding on the lake.  The sensation of standing on the water with total freedom is out of this world.

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