Thanksgiving dinner brings no stress in the High Sierra when it is served at the Lone Eagle Grille in the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. Kick back on a ski or snowboard vacation with someone else cooking the gourmet turkey.

The Lone Eagle Grille warms with two stone fireplaces and Lake Tahoe stretching 22 miles from the restaurant's window and flanked by the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Its Thanksgiving buffet is served 1-8 p.m. on Nov. 26 accompanied with music from Luke Stevenson.

The buffet with a menu designed by Chef de Cuisine Mark May features Thanksgiving specialties such as turkey with orange cranberry relish, sausage chestnut sage stuffing, and sage and maple butter glazed sweet potatoes. Other buffet items include prime rib, domestic cheeses, smoked meats and sausages, salads, seafood, soups, entrees, and desserts including pumpkin, pecan, and mincemeat pies. A children's buffet is also available.

The buffet costs $65 for adults and $33 for kids ages 4-12. Children four years old and under are free. Reservations are available by phone or online.

The14th annual North Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving Weekend Jazz Festival also takes place Nov. 28-29 at the hotel. The Holiday Jazz Fest kicks off Friday night with Chris Botti, who is known for four top jazz albums and multiple gold, platinum, and Grammy Awards. Saturday night brings out saxophonist Boney James with his contemporary jazz. Performances begin nightly at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $65 per night or $95 with a pre-concert wine reception included.

The hotel offers lodging packages, and the Hyatt concierge also sells discount lift tickets for [R169R, Heavenly], [R299R, Northstar-at-Tahoe], and [R419R, Squaw Valley], each of which plan to be open before the Thanksgiving holidays. Complimentary shuttles are available to all three ski areas.

More information. Or call 775-832-1234.