If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day lodging, Truckee, California is an excellent choice and one that your loved one will enjoy and remember. Our Truckee vacation rentals should be at the top of your list for a lovers’ escape. Here are just some of the reasons why.
Things to Do in Truckee in the Winter
As part of the North Lake Tahoe region, Truckee has much to offer for winter snow sports, nature trips, history, and cultural interests, and so much more. North Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular spots globally for skiing and snowboarding, and families with children love all the attractions and activities.
Skiing and Snowboarding
There are nine ski areas in the region. Some are highly popular, which makes them perfect for making new friends with winter sports interests. Others are less crowded, and guests enjoy a more secluded experience. Whatever you want, there are plenty of ski resorts near Truckee.
Pacific Palisades and Alpine Meadows, sister resorts, have a large number of skiable acres between them. They are happy to have you go to both resorts on the same day under the same pass and will even provide free shuttle service between the two.
Incline Village has a great ski area called Diamond Peak for people who like a lot of verticals. With shuttles to take you back and forth from lots to entrances and back, you can spend the day on the slopes then go to the village for food and relaxation.
Romantic getaways often include picturesque scenery. Homewood Mountain is a great choice to enjoy the natural landscapes and geography of one of the most beautiful places on earth. Now that’s romantic!
If your love enjoys a surge of adrenaline, try Mt. Rose Ski Resort. It has the highest elevation of the north Lake Tahoe resorts. With 1,200 acres of skiable trails, you can get your double black diamond on or practice and learn on the green slopes.
If you would like a little nostalgia for the early days of skiing in the Tahoe area, Donner Ski Ranch is your place. This resort is family-owned and has that personal feel. Another intimate little resort is Tahoe Donner, which is in the middle of a housing community. Did you ever try to ride a bike in the snow? Tahoe Donner will also rent you a fat tire bike just for that.
Did you bring kids with you? If so, they will love Granlibakken Tahoe. With a sledding hill and saucers to rent and the Benny the Bear snow play area, they can have fun all day long.
An exceptional choice is NorthStar California Ski Resort. Located in Truckee close to our vacation rentals, this resort has 3,700 skiable acres from a summit of 8,610 feet in altitude. One of the favorite things about it is its natural shield from the wind. When you’re done, go down to Truckee and enjoy the dining, live music, shopping, staying at our cozy Truckee home rentals, and more that’s waiting for you après ski.
Other Nature Adventures
If you’re done skiing and want something more, try snowmobiling! This exciting snow sport takes you into the backcountry, where you can see nature undisturbed and in full beauty. Book a tour from Lake Tahoe Snowmobiling Tours and get a taste of the wildlands of California.
There is also a lot to do at the local state parks in the winter. Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park will give you a romantic sleigh ride, pulled by a gorgeous Belgian draft horse, with your valentine for a great price.
If you want to try snowshoeing in Tahoe, Spooner Lake State Park is a local favorite, and you can even rent snowshoes that don’t require special boots—your regular winter boots will do fine. Take your camera, too. The scenery is stunning. If you want to take your dog on a snowshoe adventure, Tahoe Rim Trail is the perfect place to play in the snow with your best friend.
Cross-country skiing is returning to vogue status. Tahoe EXC is a resort where you can get your long-distance skiing in. They also update the condition of the trails right on the front page of their website at tahoeexc.org. Tahoe EXCis another great place to bring your dog, with specially designated trails modified for your furry friends. Remember to pick up after them!
Truckee Home Rentals
Do you need to do a little work while you’re here, or just want to play some video games together? All our homes for rent in Truckee have high-speed internet service so you can hold conference calls, do demonstrations, or win that boss fight.
If you need to book Valentine’s Day in Truckee, our homes for rent in Truckee are very close! Call our experts today and book your romantic vacation home-away-from-home.