In 1997 a small group of Factory Five owners from Northern California decided it would be fun to take a road trip to Lake Tahoe for the
    weekend. They posted the idea on the "FFCobra" (now FFCARS) web site and "Snakes to the Lake" was born. There were about a half
    dozen cars on that inaugural run and now 23 years later Snakes draws about 50+ cars annually with cars from virtually all manufacturers

    The Snakes weekend is Friday to Monday for those who can join us for the entire weekend, however. As usual your arrival and departure is
    open to whatever your schedule allows.

  • Official Caravan will drive up to the lake on Friday
  • Last year elected to drive to Tahoe using our usual back roads but eliminated a lunch stop along the way. This was well
    received so we'll use the same format this year.
  • The caravan will use back roads making gas/rest stops along the route every 1 hour or so. This will get our group into South
    Lake around 12:30PM or so and give folks a chance to get lunch at one of the many lunch spots in the area and relax
    BEFORE checking in at the hotel.
  • Hotel check in is NOT until 3:30 and rooms will be pre-assigned, so there is no reason to rush the hotel desk.

  • Social Hour Friday evening
  • We are planning our traditional Friday Social plans are being completed on detail and will be sent out to everyone who
    registers for the event.
  • Drives on Saturday
  • We have a number of options for a group event which will be determined by those who sign-up
  •  Options will include outings that the group has done in the past but with many new member YOU may not have participated in
    such as: Tour The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection), Mini-golf (big hit last year), kart racing, Boce'
    ball/wine/beer, Local Car show and more............   
  • Sunday drives and/or event Sunday
  • Closing ceremonies Monday (actually just good-byes and drive home)

    Event drive details are currently being finalized HOWEVER, You can Sign-up and reserve your room now.



After 20 years of staying at the Station House Inn the hotel changed ownership earlier this year which
has contributed to our late start on Snakes Registration
. Though the hotel is no longer a 'Best
Western" the staff that we have all gotten to know over the years has been retained.

  • The breakfast which was previously included rooms has been revised to a breakfast/dinner
    credit which may be used in the restaurant during our stay.
  • There is now a "happy hour" with snack & drink discounts ( we are working on having the
    hours extended
  • There may be live music during happy hour (tbd)
  • New ownership also has plans to update the facilities
         2019 Rates
Queen                     $167/night
King                         $171/night
Double/Double        $178/night
King Suite                $199/night
Sign-up for this event will close Aug.9
We apologise for late for the late sign-up for this event