Spread Some Love in South Lake Tahoe

Need a little help planning a romantic weekend around Valentine’s Day in the South Lake Tahoe area? We have ideas to set the scene for you and your loved one.

Hint: Valentine’s Day is this upcoming Tuesday, February 14th!

Begin the day with brunch for 2 at Driftwood Cafe in Heavenly Village. Try out their Carolina Connection where everything comes by twos, ideal for splitting. Or try a stack of their Primo Pancakes, and top it all off with a carafe of mimosas to share.

From there, cross over Stateline to catch a Tahoe-famous Borges Sleigh Ride. Get swept away in a horse-drawn sleigh, pile on the blankets, grab your significant other’s hand, and prepare to glide over the snow and see the sites of South Lake. Borges Sleigh Rides pride themselves on be voted “Best Place to Kiss,” so you know it’s going to be a romantic ride. The rides range from 30 minutes to 1 hour and span the shores of the South Lake as well as wind around the streets of town. See their website or give them a call at 775-588-2953 to arrange a ride.


After you’re done dashing through the snow, you can swing by Cup of Cherries and grab a cup of coffee or a hot chocolate and take a walk down to the Timber Cove Marina Pier. Stroll along the pier, hand in hand, gazing over the deep blue water of stunning Lake Tahoe.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite again, you can take your pick of waterfront dining in the region: Edgewood Restaurant, Riva Grill, The Beacon Bar & Grill, and Fresh Ketch are just a handful of eateries with a view. Another wow-worthy option with a Valentine’s Day special is Evan’s on Emerald Bay Road. Evan’s will be offering a gourmet multi-course meal with choices of a main dish of grilled filet beef and petite lobster tail with golden chanterelle brandy cream, or almond crusted Alaskan halibut with lemon beurre blanc. The cost is $80 per person and will fill up readily, so visit the Evan’s website or give them a call at 530-542-1990 to make a reservation today.

To make this adventure even more romantic, be sure to book a stay in our Lakeland Village #109 Honeymoon Studio. You can request our newly available “Petals & Bubbles” package. Envision walking through the lodge of Lakeland Village, opening the door for your sweetheart, and being greeted by a heart of rose petals on the bed, a tray of champagne chilling in an ice bucket, and a personal dessert to enjoy together while you fall in love all over again — now that’s the “Petals & Bubbles” experience! Inquire for details.


Visit our website at RnRVR.com or give us a call at 530-208-5001 x 1 for reservations and let us help you plan a romantic getaway!

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