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It took a while, but Lake Tahoe has finally hit its summer stride.

Get in the swing of the season with today’s escape to the Resort at Squaw Creek, where two 18-hole rounds of golf, a valet voucher, two $25 spa credits and a bottle of wine await your one-night stay for two ($259).

Admire the breathtaking scenery through the lobby's floor-to-ceiling windows before you check into your deluxe forest view guest room, which boasts the same sights of the Sierra Nevada peaks, plus an oversize bed, an LCD flat-screen TV, a half refrigerator and a full bath. Pop a bottle of complimentary Talus wine and toast to the long (if waning) days of summer.

In the morning, sip a cup of joe from your in-room coffee maker and fill up on breakfast at Six Peaks Grille, then head for the par-72 championship course. Surrounded by natural wetlands, six mountain peaks and wildlife aplenty, the Resort at Squaw Creek Course, designed by renowned golf links architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., has been recognized by Audubon International as a Certified Cooperative Sanctuary — and by golfers as a Certified Challenge (watch out for the signature par-three 6th hole, which features an over-the-water approach).

Fudge your scorecard and treat yourself to a drink by the pool at Oasis, then head inside for a hot bite at Sandy's Pub, highlighting locally sourced, often organic ingredients and gourmet twists on pub-style fare (Stella-battered fish and chips with Cajun tartar sauce, anyone?). Or go cold-turkey with a salad and sandwich at Sweet Potatoes Deli.

Worn out yet? Slip into the resort spa to cash in on your two $25 credits. Indulge in a specialty body treatment like the Olympic Sports Massage, which relieves sore and fatigued muscles and flushes the body's impurities — the perfect recharge après-golf. Or kick back in one of ten luxurious treatment rooms during a custom facial, a seaweed body wrap or a mud bath.

If next winter is anything like last winter, it's going to be a while before you are hitting the links in this mountain town mecca of snow. Seize the deal and tee off on summer.

Escape kit

  • A one-night stay in a deluxe forest view room for two
  • Two 18-hole rounds of golf at the on-site course
  • Valet parking
  • Two $25 spa credits
  • Bottle of wine
  • Book by 26 July

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. Then, on your way home from Lake Tahoe, take one of these classic California road trips.

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