Lake Tahoe is an adventure lover's dream. The lake is one of the most scenic in the United States, and it offers plenty of outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, kayaking, and more. The lake has a number of towns and villages around it, each with its own character and personality.
Lake Tahoe is a great destination for couples who enjoy the outdoors and soaking up natural beauty. With so many activities as well as great places to stay, all of the areas around Lake Tahoe can be the perfect romantic destination for a couple looking for a getaway. We've put together the following list of Airbnb's in the region that are perfect for couples. From cabins to condos to ski resorts, all of these places have plenty of great amenities and many of them are very affordable for a couple.
South Lake Tahoe
On the southern side of the lake is South Lake Tahoe.The town has beautiful views of the lake and a great ski resort. Heavenly Mountain offers a number of winter sports and other outdoor activities during the warmer months. The area has beautiful hiking trails, state parks, and many fun activities that couples can enjoy. El Dorado Beach is one of the most popular spots along the lake and is a nice place to relax and enjoy the views.
South Lake Tahoe is a nice destination for couples who enjoy the outdoors and adventure sports. Below are several great properties for couples traveling to South Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Cabin Oasis
2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Hot Tub, Outdoor Space
This cozy cabin offers couples a charming retreat about a five minute drive from the lake and 10 minutes from the casinos. There's a nice outdoor space with a hot tub, and the inside is renovated and cute. Do note that the bedrooms are upstairs while the bathrooms are downstairs.
To the north of South Lake Tahoe is the smaller town of Stateline. It sits on the border between California and Nevada and is a convenient option for couples who want to be near everything that South Lake Tahoe offers, without the noise and busyness. The area is a bit less touristy, but it's close enough to offer access to everything that South Lake Tahoe has available.
Stateline has a number of resorts and spas to choose from, and there are plenty of casinos in the area. There's easy access to Heavenly Mountain with its skiing and snowboarding. Below there are several great properties for couples in the area.
Modern Condo Retreat
2 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms, Community Pool, Fireplace, Washer/Dryer
Located in Lake Village, this property is just a couple of miles from skiing, shopping, and more. It's about 3.5 miles from Zephyr Cove and is a great destination for couples. The property offers access to the community pool and clubhouse. It also has a fireplace, full kitchen, and a washer and dryer.
Modern Tahoe Condo
2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Community Pool & Hot Tub, Tennis Courts, Electric Fireplace
This condo offers a cozy space with plenty of natural light, a fully stocked kitchen, an electric fireplace, and more. It also offers access to the community swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, hot tub, and more. It makes a nice space for a couple's getaway to the area.
Carson City is the capital of Nevada, and it's a popular travel destination near Lake Tahoe. It's a great option for couples who want to experience the area's beauty, but also enjoy history and a more well rounded experience. Carson City offers access to some beautiful beaches along Lake Tahoe. There are also historical buildings, museums, and more. Below are a couple of properties that are great for couples in Carson City.
Carson City Pool House
Studio/1 Bathroom, Private Saltwater Pool, Private Hot Tub, Kitchenette
This pool house gives couples access to a private, large saltwater pool, a hot tub, and a kitchenette. It's a studio apartment with a queen sized bed. The property offers a unique and relaxing retreat for couples who want to enjoy Carson City.
Historic St. Charles Hotel
Studio/1 Bathroom Downtown Carson City, Downstairs Pub
This historic hotel in downtown Carson City is the perfect vacation spot for couples who want to be near everything. It's near the State Capitol and Bob McFadden Plaza. There's a hotel pub and brewery on the first floor as well.
For couples who love an active vacation, Incline Village is the place to stay. It's located on the northern tip of Lake Tahoe, and there's a charming town as well as excellent ski slopes and plenty of natural beauty. The area has great hiking during the warmer months, and world class skiing during the winter months. The area is also near the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, which is beautiful year round.
Below are some of the best properties for couples headed to Incline Village.
Contemporary Incline Village Condo
2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Community Tennis Courts, Golf Courses
This condo offers plenty of space for a couple. It's elevation is lower than many places in the area, so the driving conditions are a bit better. It's also just minutes from beaches and other activities. The community has tennis courts, fitness centers, two golf courses, and more. It's the perfect location for active couples who want to enjoy everything the area has to offer.
Lake View Mountain Chalet
2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Fireplace, Balcony, Washer/Dryer
This impressive condo offers spectacular views of the lake and nearby ski areas. It's a 3 story condo with plenty of space for relaxing. There's a balcony and a stone fireplace, as well as a well stocked kitchen.
Olympic Valley (Squaw Valley)
Olympic Valley is on the California side of Lake Tahoe and it's a popular ski destination on Highway 89. The area offers skiing that all experience levels can enjoy as well as a quintessential ski town with great restaurants and bars. This is a beautiful area that's perfect for couples who have an adventurous spirit and want to enjoy an impressive natural setting with lots of outdoor activities.
The town is about a 15 minute drive from Lake Tahoe, so while it's technically not right on the lake, it is easily accessible.
Ski In/Ski Out Squaw Valley Condo
1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, Gas Fireplace, Balcony
This 1 bedroom property is perfect for couples who want to be near everything including restaurants, ski lifts, and nightlife. There's a simple but convenient kitchen as well as a gas fireplace and a balcony.
Quiet Squaw Valley Apartment
2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Kitchen, Fireplace, Washer/Dryer
Located just 10 minutes from Lake Tahoe and a 7 minute walk from the Village, this apartment offers a quiet retreat that is still convenient to everything. It's perfect for couples who enjoy golfing, skiing, hiking, biking and any other outdoor activity.
Slope Side Squaw Valley Apartment
1 Bedroom/1.5 Bathrooms, Open Floor Plan, Kitchen
This 1 bedroom, first floor condo is in the Village at Squaw Valley. There's a well equipped kitchen with cooking supplies and a convenient open floor plan. It's a short walk to the ski lifts, restaurants, and everything else that the village has to offer.
Squaw Valley Apartment with Mountain Views
1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, Balcony, Full Kitchen
This top floor condo is another great option for couples in Squaw Valley. It's walking distance to the lifts, restaurants, and nightlife, and has a full kitchen, a balcony, fireplace, and excellent mountain views.
To the north of Olympic Valley is the ski town of Northstar. It's less than a ten minute drive from Truckee Tahoe Domestic Airport, and it's a great destination for couples who want to enjoy the area's world class skiing. Northstar is about a 15 minute drive from Carnelian Bay on Lake Tahoe, so it offers the best of both world's - skiing and waterfront fun. Also nearby is the village of Crystal Bay as well as several other nice beaches.
Below are some of our favorite properties for couples in Northstar.
Northstar Penthouse Condo
1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Balcony, Grill
This penthouse condo is conveniently located right next to Northstar Village. It's a nicely renovated condo with a full kitchen, balcony, and outdoor grill. The condo is very clean with a lot of natural light.
In Village Condo
2 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms, Community Pool, Kitchen
This 2 bedroom condo is in Northstar Village near the slopes. It makes a great getaway for couples who want to enjoy skiing and everything else that the area has to offer. You'll be near the ice skating rink, restaurants, and more. Guests also enjoy the community pool.
Ski In/Ski Out Northstar Condo
1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, Ski In/Ski Out, Mountain Views
This top floor condo offers sweeping views of the mountains. It's located in the Village of Northstar and is great for couples that want to be near everything. It offers an excellent ski/ski out experience and is a wonderful year round destination.
For more ideas about places to stay in South Lake Tahoe, you might also be interested in The Best Airbnbs for Families at Lake Tahoe: Cabins, Condos, & Places to Stay
and The Best Airbnb Cabins and Condos for Groups at Lake Tahoe: Places to Stay