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Markleeville is the county seat of Alpine County, which is the least populated county in California. This is definitely the place to come if you're seeking High Mountain adventure, far removed from the city life. Markleeville is separated from the rest of California by the imposing Sierra Nevada Mountain range, close to the Nevada State border and near Lake Tahoe. Alpine County is known for its snow capped mountain peaks, high country meadows, beautiful forests and pristine lakes and streams. Markleeville is a small, friendly town with lots of character, set among some of the most awe-inspiring scenery the state has to offer. Near Bear Valley and Lake Alpine, Markleeville has it all - skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, parasailing, horseback riding and more! White water rafting and kayaking are available along 28 miles of the East Fork of the Carson River, which is a state designated "Wild & Scenic River." Several campsites and natural hot springs can be found along the water's edge. There is a variety of lodging available in Alpine County, ranging from rustic cabins to modern hotels and inns. Markleeville is perfect for whatever you need - quiet, secluded retreat, or the best in high mountain adventure!

Surrounding areas: South Lake Tahoe, California (19.6 mi), Bear Valley, California (20.4 mi), Rubicon, California (30.9 mi), Tahoma, California (31.6 mi), Homewood, California (33.7 mi), Tahoe Pines, California (34.7 mi), Pinecrest, California (36.1 mi)

Markleeville Vacation Rentals

Markleeville Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Woodfords Inn20960 Hwy 89Markleeville, CA (530) 694-2410
Woodfords InnMarkleville, CA6.0 mi.(530) 694-2410
Best Western Inn At Topaz Lake1929 Hwy 395 SGardnerville, NV17.6 mi.(775) 266-4000
Topaz Lodge & Casino1979 US 395 SGardnerville, NV17.6 mi.(775) 266-3338
Carson Valley Inn1627 Hwy 395Minden, NV18.4 mi.(775) 782-9711
Minden Best Western1795 Iron WoodMinden, NV18.4 mi.( ) -
Tahoe Seasons Resort3901 Saddle RdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA18.8 mi.(916) 541-6700
Casino Area Travelodge4003 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 541-5000
Days Inn3530 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 544-3445
Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe Resort4130 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 544-5400
Forest Inn SuitesOne LK PkwySouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(916) 541-6655
Holiday Inn Express3961 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(800) 544-5900
Holiday Lodge4095 Layrel AveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 544-4101
Howard Johnson Express Inn3489 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 541-4000
Inn By The Lake3300 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 542-0330
Motel 6 #2502375 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 542-1400
Quality Inn & Suites3838 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 541-5400
Rodeway Inn4082 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(916) 541-7900
Stateline Travelodge4011 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 544-6000
Super 8 Motel3600 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(530) 544-3476
Tahoe Valley Motel2241 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA19.6 mi.(916) 541-0353
Marriott Vacation Club Grand Residence Lake Tahoe1001 Park AveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA20.0 mi.(530) 542-8400
El Dorado Motel4139 Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA20.2 mi.(415) 731-7793
Marriott Vacation Club Timber Lodge4100 Lake Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA20.2 mi.(530) 542-6600
Rodeway Inn4127 Pine BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA20.4 mi.(530) 541-7150
Caesar's Tahoe55 Hwy 50Stateline, NV20.4 mi.(775) 588-3515
Harrah's Tahoe Hotel & CasinoHwy 50 & Stateline Pobox 8Stateline, NV20.4 mi.(775) 588-6611
Harveys Resort & CasinoStateline, NV20.4 mi.(775) 588-2411
Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino ResortHwy 50Stateline, NV20.4 mi.(775) 588-6211
Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino/reso50 Hwy 50Stateline, NV20.4 mi.(775) 588-6211
Ridge ResortsStateline, NV20.4 mi.(775) 588-3553

Markleeville Weather & Climate

The high mountain  country in Alpine County near Lake Tahoe enjoys a four-season climate. Located in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, summers are generally warm and dry with cool evenings and winters are quite cold and snowy. Moderate amounts of snow are reported each year in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with amounts and intensities increasing at elevations around 6,000 to 8,000 feet. Above 4,000 feet snow remains on the ground for long periods of time each winter and up to 40 feet of snow can be reported in the Sierras. Summers are quite pleasant and warm with occasional rain or thunderstorms. Sometimes, after a prolonged hot spell, thunderstorms at the higher elevations may become severe. Most rain occurs November through March.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 17°F 3.39 in. -
February 46°F 20°F 2.92 in. -
March 51°F 24°F 2.76 in. -
April 57°F 27°F 0.78 in. -
May 65°F 33°F 0.93 in. -
June 75°F 39°F 0.55 in. -
July 83°F 44°F 0.54 in. -
August 82°F 43°F 0.52 in. -
September 75°F 36°F 0.75 in. -
October 65°F 28°F 1.22 in. -
November 52°F 22°F 2.02 in. -
December 44°F 16°F 2.32 in. -

Markleeville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lake Tahoe airport (TVL) located about 17 miles northwest of Markleeville in South Lake Tahoe, California, the Minden Tahoe airport (MEV) located approximately 21 miles north of Markleeville in Minden, Nevada, the Truckee Tahoe airport (TRK) located roughly 47 miles northwest of Markleeville in Truckee, California, the Reno Tahoe International airport (RNO) located around 55 miles north of Markleeville in Reno, Nevada, and finally the Reno Stead airport (4SD) located about 67 miles north of Markleeville in Reno, Nevada.

Markleeville Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA19.6 mi.
Playland ParkRenoNV58.1 mi.
Wild IslandSparksNV58.5 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA88.7 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV58.5 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA89.3 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA91.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Tahoe Paradise Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA16.2 mi.
Lake Tahoe Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA17.0 mi.
Carson Valley Golf CourseGardnervilleNV17.6 mi.
Bijou Municipal Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA19.6 mi.
Golf Club at Genoa LakesGenoaNV21.6 mi.
Sierra Nevada Golf RanchGenoaNV21.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA14.8 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA19.3 mi.
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA19.5 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA20.3 mi.
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA25.5 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA33.7 mi.
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA38.1 mi.
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA39.8 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV40.0 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA48.8 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA48.8 mi.
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA52.8 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA52.8 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV58.1 mi.
June MountainJune LakeCA74.1 mi.
Mammoth MountainMammoth LakesCA84.8 mi.
State Parks
Grover Hot Springs State ParkCA1.9 mi. 
Emerald Bay State ParkCA23.9 mi. 
D L Bliss State ParkCA25.5 mi. 
Snyder Meadows State ParkNV29.2 mi. 
Sugar Pine Point State ParkCA30.4 mi. 
Lake Tahoe State ParkNV33.6 mi. 
Tahoe State ParkCA37.7 mi. 
Washoe Lake State ParkNV38.1 mi. 
Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCA39.0 mi. 
Burton Creek State ParkCA39.2 mi. 
Kings Beach State ParkCA39.2 mi. 
Dayton State ParkNV39.8 mi. 
Carson Valley Museum and Cultural CenterGardnervilleNV17.6 mi.(History)
Genoa Courthouse MuseumGenoaNV21.9 mi.(History)
Stewart Indian MuseumCarson CityNV32.9 mi.(History)
Nevada State Railroad MuseumCarson CityNV32.9 mi.(Technology)
Vernon Wood Museum of ArtDaytonNV39.4 mi.(Art)
Emigrant Trail MuseumTruckeeCA48.8 mi.(History)
W.M. Keck MuseumRenoNV58.1 mi.(History)
Nevada Historical SocietyRenoNV58.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fleischmann PlanetariumRenoNV58.1 mi.(Science)
National Automobile MuseumRenoNV58.1 mi.(Technology)
Nevada Museum of ArtRenoNV58.1 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA88.7 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA91.8 mi.

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