Hidden away 35 minutes southwest of South Lake Tahoe and perched atop the Sierra Crest, Kirkwood offers uninterrupted views and an idyllic setting for the ultimate mountaintop wedding. As the snow  melts, it reveals brilliant fields of summer wildflowers, and in the fall, turning Aspens beg  you to explore Kirkwood’s endless fishing spots and hiking and horseback riding trails. On your special day, this remote alpine location will make you and your guests feel like you have the whole mountain to yourselves.

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Seasonal Weather

January Avg Temp: 40 F
July Avg Temp: 74 F
Sunny Days: 300
Precipitation Days: 56
Rainfall (inches): 9
Snowfall (inches): 280-371

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History & Culture

Kirkwood’s mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers hold a special place in the history of our country, having afforded many solace, shelter and opportunity through its abundant natural resources and unique location in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Some of the earliest travelers to the Kirkwood area were the Washoe, a tribe whose history spans nearly 9,000 years in the area.  The Washoe people lived a seasonal and nomadic life.  In the spring and summer months here the Washoe would hunt, fish, and collect medicinal plants, roots, and berries for the winter season.  There are several places along the ridge tops where evidence of Kirkwood’s early past can be found in lithic scatter areas.  These are areas where cultural remains such as crude stone tools, spear heads and arrow head points can be found.

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