North Lake Tahoe, California hotels, restaurants and attractions are preparing for Valentine’s weekend by offering couples an array of packages. Here’s a round-up of top Valentine’s Day events, specials and packages.
Couples who enjoy wine, skiing and Tahoe can soak up the views with Diamond Peak’s special Valentine’s Day Last Tracks event. Catch the last chairlift up to the mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge and enjoy wine and appetizer pairings by Francis Ford Coppola Winery. After enjoying views from the lake and sunset, guests will ski down the freshly groomed run. The event begins at 4:10 p.m., but Last Tracks tickets can be picked up at 2 p.m. to get some runs in before the event. Space is limited, so reserve your spot online today or contact Guest Services at (775) 832-1253.
Cost: $34, includes lift ticket (valid 2-4 p.m.) and Last Tracks event.
Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood Mountain Resort offers adventurous couples looking to get married on Valentine’s Day an unforgettable backdrop for their special day. Homewood’s “I do, with a view” wedding ceremonies will take place at mid-mountain, just below the resort’s iconic Big Blue View Bar – a location that provides for panoramic Lake Tahoe views unrivaled in the Tahoe basin. Three packages are available for couples that ski and/or snowboard and wish to take profess their love on the slopes. All guests attending must ski and ride to the ceremony site. All packages include on-mountain service provided by local Minister Christa Deane, a marriage license and certified license copy.
Cost: Starts at $300.
Enjoy a relaxing time with your valentine at Granlibakken’s Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Weekend. This package touts plenty of quality time and includes two nights of lodging, complimentary hot breakfast each morning, an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, ski/sled/snow play hill, as well as the fireside Surf and Turf Valentine’s Three-Course Dinner for two.
Cost: Starting at $325.
Tahoe Cross Country
The Tahoe Cross Country Yurt Dinner is a dining experience truly immersive of North Tahoe culture. Begin with a moonlit ski or snowshoe hike in the wooded Pine forests where hot mulled wine awaits next to roaring fires. The warm glow of a yurt will light the horizon where a three-course dinner, catered by As You Wish is served. All money raised benefits the Winter Discovery Program. This magical evening is for adults only.
Cost: $70 per person
For the competitors at heart, enjoy the Cupid’s Course Valentine’s Fun Race throughout Valentine’s weekend. Challenge your loved one to a head-to-head Valentine’s race and find out who gets bragging rights for the next year! Skiers and riders of all levels are welcome to participate in this fun race at our Epic Mix Race Venue.
Cost: Donations, 50% of all donations are given to the Tahoe SAFE Alliance.
Full Moon Snowshoe Tour
Join Tahoe Adventure Company for a full moon guided snowshoe trek through the brisk mountain air of North Lake Tahoe’s forests. Throughout the journey, guides will discuss natural history and astronomy. Enjoy a stop mid-hike to enjoy the views, snacks and a warm beverage. As you travel by moonlight knowledgeable guides will discuss Natural History and Astronomy topics.
Cost: $65 per person.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
The Rekindle Romance Package provides offers two guest a private and rejuvenating mountain retreat. Indulge in each other’s company with a couples massage in a romantically illuminated spa suite and enjoy an evening at a signature restaurant or breakfast in bed with a $100 resort credit during your stay. Have no worries about jumping out of bed early, a late check-out of 2 p.m. is offered on the day of departure.
Cost: Starting at $399 USD per night.
Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
The 20,000 square foot Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe offers Valentine’s Specials all month long for couples looking to relax and rejuvenate.
The “I Love Me” package includes a 50 minute Stillwater massage, a 25 minute Lushly scrub, Moroccan Oil™ Shampoo & Blowdry, a complimentary champagne toast and when you spend $50 or more on retail, you will receive a $25 retail gift card.
Cost: $225 ($345 value).
The “I Heart You” package includes a 75 minute couple’s escape massage, a 25 minute Moroccan Oil™ scalp massage and conditioning treatment, a complimentary champagne toast and when you spend $50 or more on retail, you will receive a $25 retail gift card.
Cost: $425 ($625 value).
Packages do not include 20% service charge or taxes where applicable.
Resort at Squaw Creek
The Resort at Squaw Creek’s “Light My Fire” package includes a guest room with a fireplace, a “Sparkles and Sweets” champagne amenity, spa turndown, room service breakfast for two and complimentary valet parking. This special offer is available year-round with rates beginning at $299 per night.
Head out on the Valentine’s Day Snowshoe at Snowplay, a wintery outing with romantic sunset views. The tour traverses through open meadows to the Glacier Point overlook above Donner Lake. Enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Rose to the east and Castle Peak to the west.
Cost: $7.50 with your own snowshoes or $15 including snowshoe rental.
Add something special to your snowshoe adventure with the full moon ski and snowshoe tour and dinner at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center February 14 from 5 – 8 p.m. The tour includes watching the moon rise from the trails, dinner and wine tasting.
Cost: $45 adult, $30 for 12 and under.
For more Valentine’s Day deals in North Lake Tahoe check out the “Cool Deals” tab on, www.gotahoenorth.com.
North LakeTahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village.
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