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Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

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Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

We're getting married at Emerald Bay in mid July but staying in Reno at the El Dorado. Does anyone have suggestions for the best way to transport on our wedding day from Reno, Lake Tahoe, and back. Obviously, since it is our wedding we want it to be nice. El Dorado suggested Bell Limosine but I wanted to reach out to my fellow saavy Trip Advisor readers if anyone could suggest anything else. There are 4 of us in the wedding party--no other guests.

Also, we are getting married at 4pm and we are thinking of having dinner in Tahoe afterwards. We will be in wedding finery but do not want anything stuffy, overpriced, snobby. Suggestions on that front?

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1. Re: Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

Why not stay in Tahoe that night? It will be a 60-90 minute drive to Emerald Bay from Reno in your wedding attire vs a 10-20 minute drive if you stay in Tahoe. Plus Tahoe is much nicer than Reno.

I don't have any Limo recommendations from Reno, but that's the way to go if you don't want to drive and want it nice.

There are some nice dinner places on the upper floors of Harrahs and I think Harveys. Check Harrahs.com for them.

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2. Re: Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

I'm with the previous responder...why not stay in Tahoe. Have you ever been? If not you'll be sorry you didnt. First trip to Reno we drove over to see Tahoe and wound up driving over every day after (our reservatioins were in Reno so we were stuck). And every trip after that we stay in Tahoe. Heaven on earth. We always rent a car, so you could rent a really nice car probably for less than a limo would cost. Especially if a limo has to wait a few hours to bring you back. On the 18th floor of Harrahs is a buffet in the back and in the front a nice restaurant - go to their website. From either restaurant the views will take your breath away!

I had trouble this year finding a decent rate at Harrahs or Harveys for our Sept. trip. So I went thru Tahoe.com to book our nights at Harrahs. Much better rate but I had to pay for all in advance. But that part is now paid for so we won't come home to that bill. Plus I already called Harrahs to verify they have the reservation and they do.

Best of luck to you. You picked an amazing place to marry in.

Kathy

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3. Re: Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

Thanks so much for responding! I definitely agree. However, even when we first decided to do this 2 months ago, the major hotels like Harrah's and Harveys were booked. What is coming up is the Village and Report at Squaw (both with good ratings) or low ratings like Days Inn Lake Tahoe. Any suggestions on the best place for us to book for one night??????

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4. Re: Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

One place that we go to breakfast almost every morning is Lakesdide Inn. I can't tell you anything about the rooms but maybe someone on the list could. I am pretty sure you can't see the lake from the rooms. But their restaurant are great and the breakfast is huge and really cheap and wonderful coffee!! The casino is small but nice too.

We have never stayed at Horizon but it is right there with Harrahs and Harveys and I am pretty sure their rates are cheaper plus you would get lake views there.

Lake Tahoe-Casino Area Travelodge is a couple blocks from the casinos and from the outside looks really nice.

Viking Motor Lodge is also a couple blocks from the casinos and we did stay here a couple nights on a Friday and SAt. when the casino rates for some reason that weekend were so out of site like $350 a night. This would probably be your cheapest price. Its a motel, clean, not real fancy but reminds you of a motel that is probably used a lot during ski season. We were in the room that is in the very back corner, big room, fireplace (not that you'll need it anymore that we did) and an balcony. The only thing I did not like is it did not have an air conditioner!! Maybe we really didn't need it but its the first place I ever stayed that did not have one. So that may be a consideration in July.

You couldn't get any rates at all thru Tahoe.com?

Good luck.

Kathy

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5. Re: Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

Try Eco-Taxi they have nice and eco-freindly vehicles and will schedule your trip for you and make sure you are taken care of properly. Classy, but not snobby.

http://veggietaxi.com

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6. Re: Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

Steve-O-

Wow! Don't know how you even found this post as it is dated over 2 years ago! Just FYI since you're new to TripAdvisor, the original post date is listed at the start of each post.

Thanks for your info on the taxi, though.

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7. Re: Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

Intersting company that the web site that Steve gives us the link for is owned by a Stephen.

Sounds like you are doing some advertising to me.

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8. Re: Best Transportation from Reno to Lake Tahoe for Wedding Day

I suspected the same thing, Super, but figured I'd wait a little bit to see if he kept on making the same suggestions over the next few days. I guess you did the dirty work a little sooner...:)!

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