Closing Out the Summer in Lake Las Vegas
Lake Las Vegas is a 320-acre lake in Henderson, Nevada. There are over nine thousand acres of shoreline on the lake, and 3,592 acres of developed property around the lake itself. Of that three-thousand-plus development, there are hotels, shops, spas and a golf course. It is a Mediterranean-inspired oasis for residents and visitors alike.
Thinking of visiting this village? It is only 17 miles from the famous (or infamous, however you want to look at it) Las Vegas Strip, but it seems more like a million. You’re transported from flash to a different type of fabulous on your way out to Lake Las Vegas.
As another season slides off the calendar, send it off with these top 3 mini-adventures to close out the summer in Lake Las Vegas. They include, but are not limited to:
- Gondola rides
- Hiking/biking trails
As you drive in from Lake Mead Parkway, just off the Lake Mead National Recreation Area that is situated near by, you are greeted with a waterfall. This man-made structure sets the tone for what is to come. Water is the prevalent theme of the entire community. Ponds line the main road as you cruise along toward the main development. They also proved a bike lane for those who prefer two wheels to four.
Cruising along, you will see entrances to neighborhoods along the south portion of the lake. Lake Las Vegas has a total of 19 unique housing developments. One famous resident in the southern part of the Lake is Celine Dion. The diva calls Lake Las Vegas home when she is performing locally.
Along with residents, guests are welcome at any of the luxury hotels in the community. The Hilton Hotel has a lagoon pool on property, quite an interesting take on the traditional hotel pool. The Westin Hotel was the site of a presidential visit in 2012.
Hitting The Links
Southshore at Lake Las Vegas is a private club with a world-class golf course. The golf course itself is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design course, and understandably, has camped out in the top 50 golf courses in the U.S. according to Golf Weekly magazine. A LPGA player calls this her home course when she isn’t on tour, and the course itself has hosted numerous PGA events.
To get around membership dues to reserve a tee time, the golf course occasionally offers guests at Loews and Ravella, resort hotels on site, the opportunity to play the course. So, if you are a visitor or a resident, check into that option. It is worth the effort. The course is known for its panoramic views, and great greens. There are multiple tee box options at every hole, so no matter your skill level you will be challenged and delighted.
Reflection Bay Golf Course is also a Nicklaus Signature design course. Jack must like Lake Las Vegas. Much like Jack, Reflection Bay has had its shining moments, as well as moments of regrouping.
In 2008, Reflection Bay reflected more than the gorgeous mountain range that surrounds it, it reflected the economy. The golf course hit a shank into the high weeds of debt and declining membership. With declining revenues the course fell into disrepair. But, like the town down the road, Reflection Bay is a survivor.
Purchased by a billionaire development company, they resurrected the golf course to an improved version of its former glory. Jack Nicklaus even came back (he really does love it here) to help with the resurgence project. It is a top five public course now.
Hit The Water
One of the most unique experiences on Lake Las Vegas is the gondola rides. Family, friends, corporate events, and of course romance all enjoy cruising along in a gondola. Sunset cruises, wedding parties, or pre-wedding proposals are part of the package as well.
Yacht cruises, stand-up paddle boats, kayaks and electric boats are all available on a rental basis. The view of the community is always better from the water.
Take A Hike
There are numerous multi-use trails around and connecting Lake Las Vegas. The River Mountains Loop trail is 35 miles of history, taking its joy riders through Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Boulder City. About three and a half miles of the trail include a railroad track that once ran from Boulder City to the Hoover Dam.
Contact Our Team Today
However you elect to say au revoir to summer, let us know about your adventure. We’d love to help you get acquainted with our beautiful community. Connect today!