The calendar might say it’s February, but the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately makes us think it’s not too early to start thinking about summer vacation. And, though the Tahoe/Truckee area is best known for its spectacular snow and skiing, this sunshine seems like just a preview of days that will be spent lounging at the lake. (Though hopefully there are still a few more snow days left before then) Here are five Tahoe/Truckee area homes priced under $500,000 that would be perfect as vacation getaways. Be sure to click on the photos for a closer look inside.

11867 Brookstone Dr. in Truckee

 
 

14668 Skislope Way in Tahoe Donner/Truckee

 
 
 

15071 Point Drive in Tahoe Donner/Truckee

 
 
 

14832 Denton Ave. in Tahoe Donner/Truckee

 

10060 Donner Lake Rd. in Truckee