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, jetted tubs, and either a private shower or a walk-in glass shower for two. There’s plenty to do just outside the hotel, too—the surrounding area brims with outdoor activities and shopping opportunities.
- Romance package for two includes a bottle of wine or sparkling cider, and a welcome bag of chocolates.
- Go hiking or mountain biking at nearby Heavenly Mountain Resort.
- Try your luck at several casinos within walking distance, including MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa.
- 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 solitaire.