Homewood Mountain Resort opened the renovated West Shore Café and Inn over the holidays. The café and lodge sit right on the shore of Lake Tahoe with big views of the water and surrounding mountains.

JMA Ventures, LLC, owners of Homewood, bought the café and inn earlier this year and began renovation of the 12,000-square-foot property. The West Shore Café offers a year round destination as well as a scenic location for special events such as weddings. It sits adjacent to the beginner slopes of Homewood and is a 15-minute drive from Alpine Meadows.

Renovations enhanced the classic mountain architecture of the building with knotty alder moldings. The interior features Persian rugs over slate floors, oversized leather couches and chairs, and rustic bronze chandeliers and fixtures. The café windows run floor-to-ceiling to overlook Lake Tahoe.

The café brought in executive chef Jessika Bryce, whose past restaurants have included Baxter's Bistro at Northstar-at-Tahoe, California and two Nevada restaurants, Bistro 7 in Reno and Fredrick's Fusion Bistro at Incline Village. She also served as a private chef.

The West Shore Café will be open Thursdays through Sundays. Après-ski runs 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and dinner is served 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during winter. Lunch service is added 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The lunch menu features sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, and salads for $10-16. A children's menu is available, too. Dinner entrees are built around pasta, lamb chops, seafood, and meats running $16-32.

Lodging at the West Shore Inn is available in six rooms. Four rooms have mountain views and two suites with two rooms each face the lake. The rooms have touches of luxury, and overnight stays include a daily house baked continental breakfast. Door-to-door shuttle service is available to nearby destinations on demand. Nightly rates range from $199 to $649.

More information. Or call 530-525-5200.