Homewood High & Dry Marina has been serving the Lake Tahoe Basin since 1967 and were the first in the area to utilize dry rack storage. The friendly and knowledgeable staff prides themselves in delivering first rate customer service whether you are storing your boat, having your boat serviced or just stopping by to fuel up.
East on Interstate 80 approximately 100 miles to Truckee. Take the “Hwy. 89 Lake Tahoe” exit (it’s immediately after the Donner Lake exit), turn right onto Highway 89 and travel 13 miles to Tahoe City. At Tahoe City, turn right at the “Stoplight Y” onto Highway 89 for another 6 miles to Homewood Mountain Resort on your right. Watch for parking signs.
West on Interstate 80 approximately 35 miles, take the “Hwy. 89 Lake Tahoe” exit, turn into the round-about and go back under the freeway toward Tahoe City (13 miles away). At Tahoe City, veer right at the “Stoplight Y” onto Highway 89 for another 6 miles to Homewood Mountain Resort on your right. Watch for parking signs.
From South Lake Tahoe:
Follow Highway 89 North along the lake to Homewood Mountain Resort. During winter conditions call 1.800.427.ROAD to make sure it’s open.
From Lake Tahoe:
If you are boating into our dock from Lake Tahoe we are located north of Meeks Bay and South of Sunnyside. Look for the ski runs of Homewood Mountain Resort, we are positioned right next to the resort. Click for a view of the marina from the lake.
MAY, JUNE & SEPTEMBER
7 days a week
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
JULY & AUGUST
7 days a week
7a.m. to 6p.m.
OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Homewood High & Dry is a long-standing business that has thrived on the West Shore since the early 1960s. A legacy on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Homewood name was born in 1961 as a ski area founded by Ron Rupp with two rope tows and a ton of passion. In the summers Rupp taught water skiing on the lake and it was easy see the potential in building a Marina and bringing year round recreation to the Homewood area. Rupp partnered with Helen Aldridge and her son George and in 1966 they began construction of a showroom and harbor on the lakefront lot across from the ski area.
Taking an innovative approach to boat storage, the Homewood High & Dry Marina was the first in the area to utilize dry rack storage. Borrowing the concept from marinas in Florida, which are often subject to harsh weather, dry rack storage would prove beneficial in keeping boats safe during Tahoe’s unpredictable weather.
In 1977 Nate Topol purchased a swath of lakefront property that included the Homewood High & Dry Marina and the neighboring motel and over the next few decades he began developing the property into a destination area. After many years running the Truckee Lumber Mill, a business that brought his family to the area in the 1940s, Topol envisioned developing the property that brought a unique attraction to the West Shore.
In addition to expanding the Marina to include outdoor dry storage, he built the Topol Pavilion, an outdoor venue that was home to the Lake Tahoe Music Festival for many years. Topol also expanded the original West Shore Café to include outdoor dining on a private pier and created a new dining experience on West Shore. The area grew into a public access point to recreation on the lake. The business was a family affair with Topol’s wife and five children working in the West Shore Café and Marina.
Throughout the years the property has evolved to fit the evolving West Shore area. Today the Topol Pavilion no longer exists. The West Shore Café has grown into a destination, wedding venue including an intimate inn and luxury dining options. The Homewood High & Dry Marina continues to be a convenient and customer service oriented access point to the lake and the protected waters of West Shore’s McKinney Bay.
Topol envisioned a day when the Marina and West Shore Café would operate harmoniously with the neighboring Homewood Mountain Resort and in 2010 he sold the restaurant to JMA Ventures, which currently owns and operates both the restaurant and resort to this day. He continued to operate the Marina until his passing in 2013 at which point his son, David took over operations.
In 2016 JMA Ventures purchased the marina and hired David Topol as the Marina Director and keeping the family legacy alive.
Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States with an average depth of 1,000 feet and a maximum depth of 1,645 feet. The actual depth of the lake fluctuates daily based on the lake level.
The Lake Tahoe Basin was formed by geologic block faulting which created the Carson Range on the east and the Sierra Nevada on the west. Glacial scouring during the Ice Age shaped the lake and the surrounding landscape.
While many streams flow into Lake Tahoe there is only one outlet at the Truckee River, which flows northeast through Reno and into Pyramid Lake.
Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long and 12 miles wide with a circumference of 72 miles. The water temperature near the surface fluctuates between 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months to 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.