Hotel at a Glance: Secrets Inn
Secrets Inn immerses couples in a romantic, distraction-free zone set against the serene backdrop of South Lake Tahoe. Chateau-style rooms are outfitted with fireplaces, jet tubs, and walk-in glass showers for two. There's plenty to do just outside the hotel, too; the surrounding area brims with outdoor activities and shopping opportunities.
- Optional romance package: includes a bottle of wine or chocolate covered strawberry ice cream for two, chocolates, and a welcome basket.
- 180-degree views: Take a stroll to the Heavenly Gondola ski lift and ride it to the top of the resort, where you can take in sweeping views and plan hiking routes.
- Explore the outdoors: Go fishing or kayaking on the water, or rent a bicycle from a shop just one block from the Inn.
- Try your luck at several casinos within walking distance, including MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, a frequent stop for performers like Huey Lewis and Patty LaBelle.
- Listen up: Upon your arrival, Secrets Inn supplies an audio CD that describes all the sights and activities nearby.
South Lake Tahoe, California: Year-Round Haven for Outdoor Adventures and Late-Night Revelry
Lake Tahoe has no real off-season; people find ways to make use of its pristine water, beaches, and mountains all year long. In the summer, the lake's clear, freshwater surface—which straddles the California-Nevada border—is dotted with swimmers, boaters, and jet skiers. Several ski resorts with world-class slopes typically stay open from November to April, and Emerald Bay State Park is accessible year-round. A moderately easy hike to the base of Lower Eagle Falls reveals breathtaking views of the waterfalls crashing down from above.
A diverse crowd of spectators gathers at night for South Lake Tahoe's various events, which range from wine and food festivals to rock concerts and fireworks displays. A few miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe sits Stateline, Nevada, where a handful of casinos host high-stakes games of blackjack and Crazy Eights.