When looking for a romantic hotel getaway in Lake Tahoe, you don't have to go too far from any part of the lake shore to find a luxury hotel, inn or bed and breakfast that will give you many amenities or choices of cost. From luxury suites and views of the water to basic accommodations with access to the outdoors, these 10 Best Romantic Hotels just scratch the surface.
If you want luxury, head to the Ritz-Carlton Highlands at Northstar. The accommodations, service, spa and restaurants are unparalleled. Another great choice for luxury is the Hyatt on the North Shore. The Ridge on the East Shore overlooks the entire area (including the Carson Valley) and has some excellent amenities and service. The Resort at Squaw Creek has a large outdoor pool area for relaxing after skiing or hiking the nearby mountains.
If you want something a little more affordable, try the Northstar at Tahoe Lodge. These suites overlook the Northstar ski village and you can have access to the village's shops, restaurants and ice rink. For something a little more low key, the bed and breakfasts in Genoa and Virginia City are farther from the lake, but full of history and charm.
For outdoor lovers, the Sierra Club's Clair Tappaan Lodge is accessible by hiking or cross country skiing. It is not intimate, since you are sharing with other people, but your backyard is the entire Sierra Range.