There’s just something magically romantic about a South Lake Tahoe honeymoon experience. Breathing clean mountain air, taking in the starry skies and golden sunsets, and dreaming about the future together by the firelight… what could be a better backdrop for building closeness than that?
So, it’s no surprise that South Lake has been a favorite among newlyweds for decades, and here are the top five romantic reasons why.
#1 The Lake
It’s the jewel of the region—a big blue beauty that draws everyone in. After all, the lake is the reason why anyone is here at all. And South Tahoe offers so many opportunities to simply sit and enjoy that beckoning beauty. For example, at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, honeymooning sweethearts can spend evenings enjoying panoramic views of the lake from a large deck off a private suite. Add two glasses of champagne, and the romance abounds. (more…)
It just doesn’t get any more romantic than a winter wedding in the snow. Cozy firelight, hot toddies, and a natural backdrop of white that makes for endless color possibilities make this chilly season a delightful setting for the sweetest, most intimate of ceremonies.
Lakeside weddings have been a growing trend over the past few years for several reasons, one of which is the sheer beauty a wedding on the shore brings to your joyous day. And lakeside weddings in Tahoe South are over-the-top beautiful. News flash: Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Not only is it surrounded by the majestic Sierra Mountains and towering, fragrant pine and cedar trees, its crystal clear, blue-green-turquoise water is second to none. So, pick a venue with a private beach (see: Edgewood Tahoe, Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, Zephyr Cove Resort, The Landing), or a wooden pier, or a grassy lawn and start planning the lakeside wedding of your dreams. Since we host thousands of weddings in Tahoe South, we’ll give you a few of our favorite ideas to incorporate into your own lakeside wedding:
After another fun and exciting summer season in Tahoe South, we find ourselves basking in the warm sun outdoors, feeling refreshed by the cooler, crisper air. And we begin to enjoy a bit of the calm that the fall season brings to Tahoe. The aspen leaves in the Tahoe Basin begin changing colors, adding a striking golden contrast to the blue hue of Lake Tahoe and dark green pines that dot the Sierra Mountains. It’s a majestic backdrop for a beautiful fall wedding in Tahoe. Here are a few of our favorite spots in Tahoe for a fall wedding.
Maybe it’s the blue skies. Or perhaps the crystal-clear turquoise water. Or we bet it’s the 300+ days of sunshine every year. Well, we don’t know exactly, but people are often referring to Tahoe as “paradise.” And we tend to agree. Between the unparalleled natural beauty and all the fun Tahoe South offers, it is a top-notch location for destination weddings, but why stop there? Why not extend the celebration of your union with an equally memorable honeymoon in Tahoe?
No matter what time of year you decide to honeymoon, Tahoe South offers so much — from relaxing on the beach to vigorous hikes up to ah-mazing overlooks, golfing, biking, paddleboarding, and parasailing to skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, or cuddling up next to a blazing fire. But no worries if you’re not really the outdoorsy type. Check out the nightly shows, casinos, shopping, brew pubs, and restaurants galore, or plan a leisurely sightseeing drive around the lake. Tahoe South has got something for just about everyone. And what better way to kick off your marriage than spending some quality time together in paradise?
A Winter or Spring Honeymoon in Tahoe
Between awe-inspiring outdoor activities and endless opportunities to get cozy in a premiere resort, a winter or spring honeymoon in Tahoe South couldn’t be more alluring. Invigorate your active side by hitting the slopes, exploring on snowshoes, or going for a twirl in ice skates, then bring a little fairy tale to your romance with a sleigh ride. In terms of where to stay, you can’t go wrong, but you can go really, really right with a cozy cabin at Zephyr Cove Resort or booking a room at The Ridge Tahoe so you can slip into an outdoor hot tub whenever the mood strikes (which will probably be often).
Heating up Your Honeymoon in Tahoe
For many, it doesn’t get much better than the idea of a honeymoon in the summer or fall, especially in Tahoe South where you’ll be surrounded by the lake, mountains, beaches and waterfalls. Whether your idea of getting active means working up a sweat with hiking, biking or kayaking, getting intensely leisurely with beaching and boating, or getting a little extreme with hot air ballooning, parasailing or a gondola ride, Tahoe South has got what you want. And for anyone looking for romance overload, we’ve got five words for you: sunset horse-drawn carriage ride. And there’s also the romantic sunset dinner cruise by way of historic Mississippi paddle wheeler. The authentic Lake Tahoe Cruises vessel sets sail from Zephyr Cove and meanders into picturesque Emerald Bay.
Decompress During Your Honeymoon in Tahoe
Whether your muscles are aching from a nine-mile hike or your honeymoon is all about living a life of leisure, a spa day or couple’s massage is practically mandatory. Indulge at The Landing’s day spa, or bliss out in your own room with The Ridge Tahoe’s in-room couple’s massage.
Honeymoon in Tahoe Packages and Specials
Many of our featured Tahoe Wedding Sites venues offer special romantic packages to make your honeymoon in Tahoe extra memorable. If there is ever a time to branch out beyond the standard queen-bed room, it’s your honeymoon. Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is an all-suite establishment — any room you book is going to be a luxurious experience worthy of celebrating your love. And why not ask about their Lake Tahoe Romance package, which includes a two-night stay in a two-room suite with rose petals on the bed, Champagne and strawberries, a $60 dining credit, and two glasses of wine in the on-site Echo Lounge or in your suite via room service.
Then there’s The Landing’s Secret to Marital Bliss Honeymoon Package, which includes a two-night stay in a king room, roses and chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne, and a $150 dining credit. All of this at a 5-star boutique lakeside resort in Tahoe.
New to Tahoe South is the $100-million Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, opening in June 2017, but ready for reservations today. (Tip: To save some dinero, check out Edgewood’s array of lodging specials, like Stay More, Save More, Preferred Advance Purchase, Preferred Bed & Breakfast, or Preferred Suites.)
Start planning your alpine paradise honeymoon in Tahoe today. And contact one of our featured venues if you have any questions.