Let It Snow!


Wow, we are going to have enough snow for months! South Lake Tahoe is going to have a a beautiful white Christmas with great snow fun and skiing! We are excited to see all our winter customers. 

The weather forcast predicts up to 3 feet of snow by tomorrow night.  We will be plowing snow for days! 

Have a Great Day!  Lorraine

Snow Campers


This week-end a new group of snow campers stayed here at the Coyote Den.  This new group was as wonderful as the groups that have been coming for the last few years.  Where do they find such nice people.  I guess good people attract good people!

Before we bought the Pistante’s Coyote Den here in South Lake Tahoe, I had never heard of snow camping.  Seeing myself go up on the ridge and make an igloo to sleep in, just isn’t happening.  I have so much respect and appreciation for what they do.  This is a group of leaders that are very trained that take the responsibility of training and taking these groups out.  They have so much fun!  I was told they make great meals and have fun hikes.  I bet it is beautiful up on the ridge over looking Tahoe.  

This is just another example of the fun that can be had in Tahoe.  Maybe we should call it a thrill for the adventurist!  

This is a Great week-end in South Lake Tahoe.  The sun is shining and it is beautiful!

Lorraine Pistante

More Snow


Well so far the season has been good to us.  Last night the wind howled bringing in the first winter storm of the year (2010) to Lake Tahoe.  We were happy to have the snow at the Pistante’s Coyote Den!  Skiing has been good but this will give aprox. 18 inches of new snow to the resorts and add water to the Lake for summer sports.   

Get your skis out and come to Lake Tahoe for the fun.  Come stay with us here at the Pistante’s Coyote Den we would love to have you!   Lorraine Pistante

Snow on its way!


Snow in Lake Tahoe, is it really on it’s way?  We are all ready to get our winter going so we can have some snow pack.  We look forward to the ski groups to come visit the Pistante’s Coyote Den.  It’s great to hear the hot tub bubble and the laughter and chatting going. 

I am ready to put out my hot apple cider.  After a good day of skiing, our customers come back to the hot tub, warm cookies and hot apple cider.  We want everyone to be warm and feel at home.  Come join us!

Have a Great Day,  Lorraine

Fall Colors


The Sierra Colors are in there most beautiful time.  The weather has been holding with a little rain.  We had a wedding party stay here at the Coyote Den and the wedding was outside.  The wedding party had a great time and left happy with South Lake Tahoe.  We have also had our groups and father and sons fly fishing.  The weather has been good enough to even hike the rim trail.  Our customers have enjoyed coming back and sitting in the hot tub after their day out.  The sky has been so clear that the stars seem so close you could touch them. 

Earl and I just came back from our vacation in Hawaii.  It was a great trip and we really enjoyed ourselves.  We could have stayed another week.  It is never long enough.  When we started our drive back up the hill from Sacramento, we both look at each other and said we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  We were happy to call Lake Tahoe our home. 

Ski season is going to be here soon and we look forward to see all of our return customers and find out what they have been doing over the summer.  The families with children will return and the kids will have grown inches and will have new stories to tell.  It will be a great season of new customers and old friends and we welome you back to the Pistante’s Coyote Den.  See Ya Soon!         Earl & Lorraine

Eight Days Till Fall


Thanks to all our guests for a nice summer.  There are eight days till fall.  The fall colors will soon be coming in.  It is a photographers time of year, so if you want some beautiful pictures of Lake Tahoe take a  drive.  You can get a great picture from the road but if you take a hike you can get incredible pictures. 

The squirrels are scrambling to collect nuts for their winter stash of food.  And birds are collecting nesting materials for bedding.  They seem to know when and how winter will arrive.  We haven’t had any Bear sightings yet, but they will soon be out and about.   

Enjoy your last days of Summer!   Lorraine Pistante

New Room Coming Soon!


A New Themed Room will soon be up and ready.  The Theme is about the Moon, it will be “Up to the Moon and Back”.  Up here on the hill it sometimes feels like you can reach up and touch a full moon.  The stars are incredible.  Late at night when everything is quiet and you feel like a walk, South Lake Tahoe is the place.  It is so peaceful to watch the heavens above.  From the beach along the lake you would think you were on the ocean.  The Moon room will have a romantic feel with a little education to go along with it

“Love You Up to the Moon and Back” is a old saying that Earl’s Mother Mary loved.  Mary said it to all the family members expecially her grandchildren.  It has carried over into the lives of her grandchildren and the new great grandchildren.  I am not sure were the saying came from and I have spent a lot of time on line trying to find out.  I would love to know were she first heard it and why it made such an impression.  If there is anyone out there that knows anything about this old saying please let me know.  

Mary Pistante we will dedicate this room to you.  When Mary passed she left much love in the hearts of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Mary you are loved ” Up to the Moon and Back!”

Lorrane Pistante

Fall in South Lake Tahoe


The Fall in South Lake Tahoe is a beautiful time of year.  Some think that because the weather is changing that there isn’t anything to do.  This is the time of year that all the die hard hikers, climbers and cyclist come out to enjoy the beauty of South Lake Tahoe.  Because we are dog friendly property our customers like to bring their dogs to do some hiking with them.   There are great trails for dogs and even those who are just starting to hike.  Tahoe has over 100 lakes to visit. 

Lake Tahoe even has an October Fest which is a lot of fun.  It is put on at Camp Richardson, Food, Food and more Food.  Not to speak of the Great Beer.  It is fun to watch the dancing and visit all the craft booths.  At the same time the October Fest runs so do the Salmon.  What an education the Lake Tahoe Visitors Center has.  Our Grandchildren had a wonderful time last year, they enjoyed the underground tank along with the information on the Salmon transformations and being able to see it first hand.  The Visitors Center has a wildlife walk with benches so you can sit and read or watch for the wild birds including our Eagles that are coming in to nest.  We bought bird and plant life books from the forestry that is located on the site, our Grandchildren were able to look and compare the birds and plants.  They came away with so many stories to tell.  It is a great experience for everyone.  We learn something new every year.   One year they had a live Hawk and Eagle next to a stream that had the salmon running.  Just to cool to miss!  The Coyote Den is only 10-15 min. away for the activities.  Come and Join Us

Lake In the Sky Air Show


Tahoe has a great Air Show every year.  This year it is Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at the South Lake Tahoe Airport.  The Airport is only a mile away from the Pistantes Coyote Den, you can see and hear the airplanes practicing for a couple days before the event.  It is a great place for all ages.  They even have a ground show, Sky Diver Team Show, Rescue Demonstrations, Chili Cook Off, Motorcycle Show and Pancake Breakfast, with many other activities.  

For more information you can go to LakeInTheSkyAirShow.com or BlueLakeTahoe.com.

Have a Great Day!  Lorraine

Great Week-end


Here at the Pistante’s Coyote Den in South Lake Tahoe we had a wonderful week-end.  We had great guests as we always do.  The weather was perfect for them to do hiking, cycling and South Lake Tahoe beach fun.   Hot August Nights brought South Lake Tahoe great old cars that were traveling around the Lake.  Here at the Pistante’s Coyote Den Motel we work hard to take care of our families that are looking for fun!  Some of our guests were here from far away, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.  They really enjoyed the hiking and the other near by activities going on here in South Lake Tahoe.  They sat in the hot tub in the evening and thought the stars and full moon were great.   

Lorraine Pistante   8-11-09