Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Lake Tahoe after the recent Caldor Fire. Thanks to the tireless work of all the front-line heroes and agencies who worked to protect our town and forests, Tahoe South is open and thriving. It’s the perfect time to secure your wedding date!

A surprise sunset proposal in Tahoe. Photo credit: Blue Lotus Photography

What makes a perfect marriage proposal? For some couples, it may be a grand gesture in front of a crowd at a ball game, while others prefer something more personal and intimate. Whatever style you choose, it’s important to make it about you and your partner and to make it memorable. We’re here to help with the top 7 spots to propose in South Tahoe.

1. Propose in Tahoe on a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

So, you feel like a princess, your love is your prince charming, and together you’re seeking your happily ever after? Why not propose in Tahoe while taking a horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset to complete your fairytale romance? Just outside Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at the California/Nevada state line, you’ll find a couple of gorgeous Belgian Draft Horses waiting to guide you around town. (Bonus: You can also ride into the sunset in the carriage after you say your I Dos.)

Propose in Tahoe on a horse-drawn carriage ride – it’s classic and romantic! Photo credit: SleighRide.com

2. A Water’s Edge Wedding Proposal

Tahoe South affords numerous beaches and shoreline spots perfect for proposing. Start with a romantic beach picnic, or have a lovely waterfront dinner at The Boathouse, followed by a stroll on the 1,000-foot wooden pier at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe. Tahoe South is known for its breathtaking and brilliant sunsets, and the pier is an ideal place to take in vibrant colors.

Shoreline sunset and 1,000-foot pier at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Lake Tahoe

3. Propose on Lake Tahoe

Suppose you’re looking to propose in Tahoe in a more unique, elegant, and vintage way; we recommend taking your partner on a Lake Tahoe sunset dinner cruise by way of a historic Mississippi paddle wheeler. The authentic Lake Tahoe Cruises vessel sets sail from Zephyr Cove and meanders into picturesque Emerald Bay.

Paddle wheeler in Emerald Bay at Sunset. Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Cruises

4. Propose in Tahoe at 6,600 Feet

Speaking of Emerald Bay, a beautiful place to propose in Tahoe South is at the Vikingsholm scenic overlook, high above Lake Tahoe or alongside the impressive 140-foot Lower Eagle Falls, adjacent to the overlook. But if you’re the hiking type, grab your special someone and head up to Upper Eagle Falls or Eagle Lake for unparalleled views.

Sunrise overlooking Emerald Bay. Photo credit: VisitCalifornia.com

5. A Heavenly Wedding Proposal

If heights are your thing, may we suggest taking your sweetie on a Heavenly Scenic Gondola Ride? It’s a 2.4-mile ride with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, and Desolation Wilderness. The Observation Deck, located at 9,123 feet, might be the peak opportunity to pop the question.

Gondola rides high above the trees with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Photo credit: SkiHeavenly.com

6. Propose in a Forest Near Lake Tahoe

If you’re in Lake Tahoe to take in the beauty of the forests and the height of the trees, proposing the Tahoe forest is the proposal location you’ve been looking for! Go on a hike through the woods with your significant other and leave engaged and more in love than you were before!

If a photographer is there for your proposal, they’ll have a gorgeous backdrop as you say “yes”! Photo credit: Alyssa Lynne Photography

7. A Fallen Leaf Lake Proposal

If you’re looking for a quiet and intimate spot to pop the question, there’s no better place than Fallen Leaf Lake. You’ll be able to enjoy the serenity of Tahoe without other visitors distracting you from your special moment. Tell your significant other why you love them and why you can’t imagine your life without them – we can almost guarantee that they’ll say yes! 

Look over the clear, still water and have the landscape of the mountains in the background as you propose! Photo credit: Denys Nevozhai

The setting at Tahoe South is so incredibly picturesque, and its natural beauty lends the perfect romantic setting to drop down on one knee in practically any place that suits you. You and your significant other will look back on the day you popped the question, so ensure that you can come back to visit for each anniversary after!