Located right across the road from the Emerald Bay vista point is the Bayview Trailhead. Parking is available on the side of the road. The trail will fork within the first minute of the hike. Stay left to start on the Cascade Falls Trail. The trail starts on a wide dirt path that will funnel into a narrow path sprinkled with rocks. This is where it opens to views of Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe. You will hike for about 20 minutes before you reach Cascade Falls. Once you arrive you will be rewarded with some of the best views of lakes and waterfalls in the area!
Directions: From Lakeside Inn take Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd west through South Lake Tahoe until you reach the "Y" area. Take a right onto Hwy 89/Emerald Bay Road heading North. It will be eight miles until you reach the Emerald Bay vista point. The Bayview Trailhead across from the Emerald Bay vista point is on the left side.
Did you know it takes three gallons of water to clean a pound of laundry generated by a hotel? There are roughly three pounds of linens per room, and about the same weight in towels per guest. Multiply that by over one hundred rooms and you arrive at 3,000 gallons per day! Based on this, Lakeside Inn has implemented a towel and linen reuse program called Go Green For Big Blue, which allows guests to choose to reuse their towels and linens instead of having them changed every day of their stay. Guests receive a $5 dining certificate for each night housekeeping is declined (except day of departure) during their stay.
It is estimated by The American Hotel and Lodging Association that reusing towels and linens reduces the number of loads of laundry washed, as well as the related water, sewer, and energy by 17%. Decreasing the amount of laundry is critical in conserving water and also reduces the amount of detergents going into the environment and polluting our water systems.