Monday, August 10, 2009

PR -- Camp Rich opens coffee-confection shop

Aug. 6, 2009 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) – Summer just got sweeter with Camp Richardson's new Coffee & Confectionary Shop, ( featuring gourmet coffee & espresso drinks, desserts, pastries, and barrels full of "old-time" candy, treats, ice cream floats made with the old-fashioned sodas and coffee related accessories and gifts. Kiva White Carmel, Valhalla Tuxedo and Mt. Tallac Mocha are a few of the creative concoctions available along with organic coffee and iced coffee.

The Coffee & Confectionary Shop offers old time favorites like salt-water taffy, Grandma’s Fudge, Dad’s Root Beer, cream sodas and the Mt. Pluto Espresso Sundae – vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso. The hickory colored bar stools, wooden floors and counter tops complement the resort’s generations of history and tradition. The coffee shop is located next to the Ice Cream Parlor and is open daily at 6:30 a.m. A Tahoe favorite of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Camp Richardson’s own old-fashion ice cream parlor provides generous helpings to satisfy sweet tooth cravings for kids of all ages.

Since the 1920s, families have visited Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina on the south shore of Lake Tahoe to celebrate life and nature. The resort’s lively summer events, charming lake front lodging and favorable weather make it a popular vacation destination. The summer season continues with live music and theater, cultural events and outdoor activities that make for an affordable Lake Tahoe getaway in today’s economy. Lakefront cabins, hotels rooms and the Richardson House are still available for Labor Day Weekend, call 800-544-1801 for reservations.

Throughout summer, the full-service marina operates with boat, jet ski and stand up paddle board rentals, fishing and sailing. Family activities include hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, biking, live music and relaxing beachside.

Camp Richardson’s popular lakefront restaurant, The Beacon Bar & Grill, offers a comfortable dining atmosphere with breathtaking views, with lunch from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; brunch on the weekends from 10:20 a.m. – 2 p.m.; limited lunch menu 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to close. Wild Wednesdays offer The Beacon’s infamous Rum Runner all day long for $5 each. Live music is featured Wednesday - Sunday throughout summer. Parking is free when guests dine at the restaurant; otherwise parking is $7. Reservations are accepted after 5 p.m., call 530-541-0630. In addition, the General Store is open daily and offers snacks, breakfast and deli sandwiches before hitting the trails or lake.

California's rich and famous built their elaborate summer estates in the late 1800s and the early 1900s in the secluded woods along the beaches of the Tallac Historic Site. The Valhalla Boat House Theater and Grand Hall are a part of the Tallac Historic Site and throughout the summer both venues offer film nights, open mic nights, live music and theater. For event details, dates and times visit

To celebrate Indian summer, Camp Richardson is heating up with a variety of lodging deals. To receive alerts on exclusive lodging packages sign-up for Camp Richardson’s e-specials. Save the date for Camp Richardson’s Annual Oktoberfest, October 3-4. Book early for fall vacations with rates starting at $65/night.

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For information on summer recreation, lodging and packages call 800-544-1801 or visit:

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