10 Best Romantic Hotels in the Lake Tahoe and Reno Area

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.

Olympic Valley


The Painted Rock Lodge is centrally located at North Lake Tahoe with easy year-round access literally minutes from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts as well as the mountain towns of Truckee and Tahoe City. This luxurious mountain lodge...  Read More



The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is located near the beach in Incline Village and close to Diamond Peak Ski Resort. The resort has a private beach, casino, several restaurants and bars including the Lone Eagle Grille (with...  Read More



The beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek is located in Squaw Valley, close to the area's beautiful ski runs, restaurants, hiking trails and the Village at Squaw. The resort has been named one of the best 20 resorts in North America by Conde Nast...  Read More



David Walley's Resort is nestled in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Genoa, Nev. Two golf courses at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club are two miles away. Casinos in South Lake Tahoe are less than 13 miles from the property. The Heavenly...  Read More



The lodge is nestled in the woods at an elevation of 7,000 feet at the Donner Summit, not far from Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. This area receives the highest average snowfall of the entire Sierra Mountain range and has become a favorite spot to...  Read More

Zephyr Cove


The Genoa House Inn is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the small town of Genoa. Accommodations at the Genoa House Inn are individually furnished with Victorian antiques and all rooms have private bathrooms. Amenities...  Read More



Overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, and nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations....  Read More



The Landing Resort & Spa is a luxurious boutique hotel that features 88 rooms with views of the lake, bathrooms with heated toilet seats and floors, luxurious linens and furnishings and 55-inch wall-mounted televisions. The resort itself is...  Read More



This smaller (44 room), but cozy hotel near Truckee has a distinct mountain architecture that has attracted the attention of both visitors and publications like Outside magazine. The Cedar House Sport Hotel encourages a natural connection...  Read More



The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe hotel is located mid-mountain at the Northstar resort stunning views of the Sierra Range. The Ritz-Carlton is about 15 minutes from the lake and about 45 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Ritz...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina