Tucked between the busy Tahoe City and Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay is a somme what of a hidden gem. Often overlooked due to lack of a proper downtown or obvious beach access, don’t let this stretch of North lake Tahoe fool you. Get off the beaten path and be amazed by the mix of classic summer cabins nestled among the pine and cedars trees in the hillside neighborhoods. If large lots and access to the woods is what you crave, the neighborhoods that make up Carnelian Bay will deliver. Anchored on the lake with Gar Woods Restaurant and Bar and with Sierra Boat Works, Carnelian Bay is a perfect balance of summertime fun and easy access to all the north lake ski resorts.