Hot Tubs & Private Beaches: 10Best Romantic Hotels in Tahoe

When looking for a romantic hotel getaway in Lake Tahoe, you don't have to go too far from any part of the lakeshore 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 basic accommodations with access to the outdoors, these 10Best romantic hotels just scratch the surface.

If you want luxury, head to the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The accommodations, service, spa and restaurants are unparalleled. Another great choice for luxury is the Lodge at Edgewood with its incredible outdoor pool and lake views. The Resort at Squaw Creek also has a large outdoor pool area for relaxing after skiing or hiking the nearby mountains.

If you want something a little more rustic, check out Sorensen's Resort south of Tahoe. Sorensen's tiny log cabins are set into a grove of aspen trees and offer a charming getaway from the lake crowds. Another choice closer to the lake is the beautiful Painted Rock Lodge in Olympic Valley.

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 is situated on the Truckee River at the confluence of Squaw Creek at the mouth of Squaw Valley. The Painted Rock Lodge is a 6500 square foot log timber-frame lodge boasting 8 large suites, 3 in the adjacent East Lodge and an expansive living area that make it ideal for lodging, luxury vacation rental, family reunions, corporate retreat, weddings and special events. The lodge amenities include an outdoor hot tub for 8 adults, beautiful landscaping and interior design, skylights, 7 TVs, views of the Truckee River and a private exterior entrance to the Master Suite. There is also a pool table, a wet bar and a stereo in nearly every room.



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 views of the lake) and Cutthroat's Saloon as well as lounge areas. The award-winning Stillwater Spa offers packages as well as salon services. This 4-star property has a business center and offers audio-visual equipment. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel has 422 air-conditioned guestrooms as well as cottages with views of the lake. Wireless Internet access is available. In addition to safes, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voicemail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have cable channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Rooms also include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.



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 Mountain Resort ski area is less than 14 miles away. This year-round resort features a Tennis & Fitness Center, separate women's and men's steam rooms and dry saunas, and a heated freshwater outdoor pool. DW's restaurant specializes in prime rib that is slow-roasted for 10 hours and offers an extensive wine list. The original wine cellar, built in 1862, is available by reservation for dining parties of six or more guests. The Sierra Deli Café serves light meals and snacks indoors and at an outdoor patio. Meeting space and event catering are available. All accommodations offer sitting areas with cable television, VCRs or DVDs players. Kitchenettes are equipped with refrigerators, microwave ovens, dishes and coffeemakers. Treatments at the Spa at David Walley's Resort include massages, salt glows, mud wraps, aromatherapy, deep massages and seaweed wraps. Body treatments, customized facials and hot-stone therapy are also available.



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 in South Lake Tahoe, close to the Heavenly ski resort and the casinos of the South Shore. The hotel also features several conference and reception rooms including the Rooftop Deck with a fireplace and a heated outdoor pavilion. The hotel's restaurant, Jimmy's, featured a California cuisine menu with wood-fired Greek food, a glass-enclosed wine cellar and locally sourced ingredients. The hotel spa offers several treatments including massage, body wraps and facials. The hotel also has an outdoor pool, hot tub and fire pits.



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 between the outdoors and the comfort of indoors. The design reflects a comfortable atmosphere, warm woods, large timbers and an excellent staff, in-house touring company and an award-winning restaurant, Stella. The warm, contemporary rooms include luxurious European bedding, in-room safes, refrigerators, Keurig coffeemakers, fresh ground coffee, radios with iPod docks, flat screen LCD televisions, cable TVs and a complimentary breakfast buffet for two. The hotel also has a hot tub, a beautiful courtyard and quick access to the small, historic town of Truckee.



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 Traveler magazine. The elegant accommodations offer ski-in/ski-out access in the winter, championship golf in the summer, and luxurious spa services and award-winning dining all year long. The hotel features pillow-top beds, dual shower heads, LCD flat screen TVs, all room amenities and high-speed Internet. Suites include gas fireplaces and full kitchens. The resort also offers several restaurants like the Six Peaks Grille as well as in-room dining. The resort's spa and fitness center offer massages and other body treatments after a day on the slopes.



If you want a real taste of the mountains, the Fireside Lodge Bed & Breakfast will accommodate you. This charming, log-cabin inspired B&B features Tahoe themed suites, a main room with a roaring fireplace and access to some of the best areas of the lake including the Tahoe National Forest, Emerald Bay and lots of backcountry snowshoeing and hiking. The Lodge features several nine rooms including the Moose Suite, the Angler Room, the Mariner and the Bears Den. Each suite has a fieldstone fireplace, refrigerator, microwave and coffee-maker and a TV/VCR and computer access. The Gathering Room has an expanded continental breakfast and the lodge also offers afternoon snacks. The owners of the lodge are event planners and know the area well. The Lodge is just a quick drive from South Lake Tahoe with its numerous restaurants and bars. The hotel can also be booked for special events like weddings and parties.



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 features luxurious hotel rooms with in-room fireplaces, views of the mountain, private balconies and goose down bedding. Each room also features USB ports and concierge service. The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe has several restaurants on-site including the award-winning Manzanita and the Living Room bar. The fitness center offers cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, a fully integrated wellness program and a heated co-ed lap pool overlooking the mountains. The Spa features 16 treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room.



The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is located on the 235-acre property of the Edgewood Tahoe golf resort on the shores of South Lake Tahoe. When you walk into the lobby with its 38-foot tall ceilings and stellar views of the lake, you will realize you have found one of the best places to stay on the lake. This LEED-designed lodge has 154 luxury guest rooms, an 8,500 sq. ft. spa and salon, outdoor fire pits, 40-person outdoor hot tub, heated pool, 200-seat bistro restaurant, 3,000 sq. ft. ballroom, adventure center, kids camp, and premium shopping. Room amenities include private access to the Edgewood beach, feather comforters and excellent views of the water and the mountains.


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