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Your health, safety, and well-being has always been a top priority for all of us at the 7 Seas Inn.  As always, we are committed to making your visit to the Inn and Lake Tahoe as safe and comfortable as possible.  

Like you, we are closely monitoring developments concerning the Corona Virus (COVID-19), and related guidance and statements from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and El Dorado County Public Health Division.

We are very serious about cleanliness and are constantly communicating with our employees to reinforce our health and safety procedures in both guest and back of the house areas, including protocols for handwashing, housekeeping and cleaning common areas.  Here a few of the steps that we are taking to protect our guests and staff:

Generally:
•    Housekeeping has been directed to pay attention to high touch areas, such as tabletops, remotes and bathroom fixture handles, when they clean and disinfect rooms after each stay. 
•    All Inn employees have been reminded to wash their hands frequently throughout their shifts in accordance with CDC guidelines.  They are expected to wash their hands before and after eating, and before returning to work.  Proper handwashing procedures are posted in work areas and each employee will receive a hard copy.  
•    Hand sanitizers are provided in both the public and back of the house areas.  
•    Public touchpoints in common areas such as door handles or knobs, the front desk, keys and the credit card machine will be cleaned regularly.  
•    All hard surfaces such as café counters and dining tables will be cleaned and sanitized at the end of each service.  
•    As always, staff must follow best practices for safe food handling.

For Our Staff:
•    We encourage our staff to closely monitor their health and personal well-being.
•    All employees are asked to stay at home if they, or a member of their immediate household, does not feel well.  If, upon arrival or at any time during his/her shift, any employee that shows flu-like symptoms will be asked to leave work immediately.  
•    If they are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, muscle aches and/or shortness of breath, they are advised to seek medical care immediately.
•    We expect all employees to wash their hands frequently throughout their and use available hand sanitizers.
•    Employees should wipe down and sanitize their workspace regularly.  

For Our Great Guests:
•    We encourage you to follow the CDC's recommended practices to reduce the possibility of the virus spreading.
•    If an arriving guest shows flu-like symptoms, they will be directed to Urgent Care immediately and not permitted to stay at the Inn.  We will cancel the reservation and provide a refund as appropriate
•    We will respectfully ask guests who begin to display respiratory symptoms during their visit to leave the Inn and return home where they will be more comfortable.

We hope that you enjoy your stay with the 7 Seas.  We will continue to monitor the developing situation and remain vigilant to support your health and safety.  

Thank you for being a Great Guest.
   
 

A: 7 Seas Inn check-in is at 3:00 PM daily. Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Our front desk is open from 8 AM until 9 PM. Please let us know in advance if you will not arrive by 9 PM and we will work to accommodate your arrival.
A: Yes. 7 Seas Inn has smoke free rooms. For the comfort of our guests, the 7 Seas is a no smoking property and all our rooms and public areas smoke-free. There is a $200 cleaning fee for any violation of this policy.
A: Yes. 7 Seas Inn serves complimentary breakfast. Start your day with the delicious daily entree, homemade pastries and coffee roasted locally by Black Cabin. Breakfast basics always include juices, coffee, tea, a selection of fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, English Muffins, hard boiled eggs, and cereal. Please let us know in advance of your stay if you have dietary restrictions. We will do our best to accommodate your restrictions, but there is always a chance of cross contamination because we prepare all the foods in the same kitchen.
A: 7 Seas Inn hosts complimentary social hour. Every afternoon, we offer our guests a selection of wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages plus a tasty snack. Two glasses of wine or beer per person please.
A: Yes. 7 Seas Inn guests have access to free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Please be aware that inclement weather conditions on the mountain may affect Wi-Fi service.
A: 7 Seas Inn provides free parking. Parking is free for one vehicle per room. Please consult the front desk if you have more than one car or are pulling a travel trailer.
A: Guests must be 18 or older with a major credit card to check-in.
A: We do not charge extra for children. We only allow two people per room, including infants and children. If you arrive with more than two guests, the Inn reserves the right to cancel your reservation with no refund offered.
A: No, the Inn has a strict no-pets policy.
A: The 7 Seas is conveniently located at 4145 Manzanita Ave, South Lake Tahoe. Arriving on Lake Tahoe Blvd. in California, turn left on Stateline Ave. near Harvey's. After 2 blocks, turn left on Manzanita. The Inn is located on the right. Arriving from the Reno/Tahoe Airport, turn right on Stateline Ave. Harvey's will be on your right. After 2 blocks, turn left on Manzanita. The Inn is located on the right.
A: The city center and casinos are just a quick 5-10-minute stroll from the Inn. There are many restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining.
A: You can check NOAA's weather forecast for South Lake Tahoe and the region at https://www.nws.noaa.gov/
A: Please visit https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ for current California road conditions. Check current Nevada conditions at https://www.nvroads.com/
A: The Reno Tahoe International Airport is about 1 hour 15 minutes from South Lake Tahoe. The Sacramento International Airport is about 2 ½ hours from the Inn.
A: The 7 Seas does not offer shuttle services to or from the Reno Airport. We recommend that guests use https://southtahoeairporter.com/ . Harvey's is the closest stop, a 5 minute walk from the Inn. Guests can also use ride share apps, such as Uber and Lyft. Please check the Airport's Transportation page for additional information. Once in Tahoe, you can hop on the Blue GO Bus for local travel.
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Top Things to do in South Lake Tahoe are:

  • - Summer activities include hiking, cycling, golf, hot air ballooning, boating, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, parasailing, cruises, horseback riding, back country ATV tours, fishing, competitive running and swimming events.
  • - The outdoor Summer Concert Series at Harvey's (a 5 minute walk from the 7 Seas Inn)
  • - The Shakespeare Festival.
  • - The Wa She Shu It Deh, the annual Native American cultural celebration.
  • - Emerald Bay State Park for a breathtaking view of the Lake. Once you catch your breath, you can hike, swim, kayak or boat on the Park's preserved lands and waters. You can scuba dive or snorkel to explore its underwater trail.
  • - A tour of Vikingsholm in the summer months is a must. Please remember cars must park in the lot at the top and what goes down to the shoreline, must come up.
  • - Winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow showing, tubing, sledding, snowmobiling, and winter cruises.

There is a public bus to Emerald Bay from the South Y Transit Center, located at the juncture of 1000 Emerald Bay Rd (Rt. 89) and Lake Tahoe Blvd. (Rt. 50).

A: Emerald Bay is about 12 miles north of South Lake Tahoe. It is a quick trip by bus from the South Y Transit Center.
A: Lakeside Beach is about 3 blocks from the 7 Seas Inn and a leisurely 5-10-minute walk. There is limited parking available.
A: From Labor Day to Memorial Day, the gate to Lakeside Beach is unlocked and open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Beach passes are required during high season months (Memorial Day to Labor Day) when the gate attendant is present. As a member of the Lakeside Park Association, the 7 Seas provides FREE beach passes to guests for the duration of their stay.
A: Guests can rent jet skis, boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at the Lakeside Marina (weather permitting) or even parasail! Beach umbrella and chairs are also available on the beach for rent. Volleyball nets are available on a first come, first service basis. During high season, there is a sit-down restaurant on the sand with beautiful lake views. And on July 4, you can watch the fireworks!
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- If you plan to drive California's western shores, you can stop at Regan Beach in the City of South Lake Tahoe, which is about 10 minutes from the 7 Seas Inn. Moving on, make sure you keep right on State Rt. 89 and keep the Lake on your right. You will soon discover Kiva Beach, Pope Beach, Taylor Creek, Baldwin Beach, Fallen Leaf Lake and so much more!

- Lake Tahoe has over 70 miles of shoreline. Driving around the entire Lake should be a priority in spring, summer and fall.

- If you plan to drive along the Lake's eastern shores in Nevada, you can stop at Nevada Beach in Zephyr Cove, which is within 10 minutes of the Inn. Moving on, you can stop at Spooner Lake near the summit for a quick hike before you drive to Sand Harbor, the summer home of the Shakespeare Festival.

So many views, so little time! Please ask our staff to help you plan your day.

A: Yes. There are several options for bike rentals within a 5-10 minute walk.
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-The Van Sickle Trail, which connects to the Tahoe Rim Trail, is an easy to moderate hike about a 10-15 minute walk from the Inn. If you hike Van Sickle as a loop, take time to enjoy the amazing views on your return.

-In California, the Tallac Historic Site near Taylor Creek on State Rt. 89 has accessible trails. The Site was once home to a grand resort, casino and summer homes for rich San Francisco families. Also, Taylor Creek offers several accessible trails.

-For those hardy individuals who accept the challenge to hike a 10-mile loop that rises about 3,255 feet in elevation, tie up the boots, don't forget your water, and hike the trail to Mt. Tallac. You won't be disappointed. In Nevada, the Kahle Trail is about 1 mile from the Inn across the state line. Kahle is a pleasant stroll and accessible to individuals with disabilities if you stay on the paved path. The paved trail meanders through meadows, a tableau of wooded groves and granite boulders, and down the road to Nevada Beach.

-Please remember our staff will be delighted to help you find the hike that is right for you.

A: The Gondola is about a 10-minute walk. The Gondola operates in both the winter and summer seasons. In the summer, there are great hikes on the mountain, ziplines, rope courses, a mountain coaster and tubing. Check opportunities for fun at https://www.skiheavenly.com/
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Sometimes we will be visited by racoons and an occasional bear. There are a few simple rules to keep in mind.

  • -Stay calm.
  • -Never feed the animals.
  • -Never leave food out on the table or in your car, and never fight with an animal over your snack.
  • -Never chase an animal to take its photo. The memory will be forever!
Visit the USFS Bear Safety page for more information.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/know-before-you-go/bears

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Upon reservation, we charge your card on file for the first night of your stay.  You may cancel up to 5 days before the day of your arrival without penalty.  Any payments processed will be refunded in full.

If you cancel your reservation within 5 days of your arrival, your card will be processed for the balance of your reservation stay.
 

If you have additional questions, please call the 7 Seas at (530) 544-7031. We hope to see you soon!

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