Christmas Valley 1 & 2 – One of the first neighborhoods you’ll cross coming into South Lake Tahoe coming from Sacramento. One half of Christmas Valley is on the west side of the Truckee River as a result the other half on the east side between hwy 89. South Upper Truckee road runs all the way through this area. Luther Pass hwy 89, is a very scenic drive if you have the time. There is a little section here called Rainbow Track. It also runs along the river and all the cabins are owned by the United States Forest Service. Occasionally one or two come on the market as land leases. This neighborhood is located in the county.