Lake Tahoe in winter seen from Homewood
|Elevation||1,900 m (6,234 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||261434|
Homewood is an unincorporated community of about 200 residents, in Placer County, California, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Tahoe City and north of Chambers Landing and Tahoma. It is the location of Homewood Mountain Resort.
Thomas McConnell is said to be the founder of Homewood, after he purchased lakefront property on Lake Tahoe's west shore and laid out the Homewood District with property on either side of Highway 89 in 1889. The Homewood Post Office was established in 1909.
Homewood Mountain Resort
The Homewood area on the shore of Lake Tahoe is also host to the Homewood Mountain Ski Resort. The resort comprises 1,260 acres (5.1 km2), 7 ski lifts, 60 runs and 1,650 vertical feet with a summit of 7,880 feet (2,400 m).
Other points of interest
- Tahoe Maritime Museum, dedicated to the preservation of the maritime history of Lake Tahoe
“The Tahoe Maritime Museum Board of Directors has announced plans to change the course of the Museum,” wrote Bensley. “Throughout 2020, the nonprofit will be reorganizing into a maritime foundation. The Museum is proud of the numerous exhibitions, educational programs and the thousands of visitors it has welcomed into the Museum over the last 20 years. However, due to our changing community interests and decreasing philanthropic support, the Museum is unable to meet its annual fundraising goals to support a physical museum within the Tahoe Basin.” | tahoemaritimemuseum.org 
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Homewood, California
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 499. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- "Homewood-The Mountain". Skihomewood.com. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
- By Tahoe Weekly -March 31, 2020
- Homewood travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Trailspotting: Homewood Mountain Resort GPS/Mapping data and photograph