What can you say...it's a Ritz-Carlton, expect the best. And the best is how I viewed this property located mid-mountain in the most beautiful Lake Tahoe area!! My husband and I spent 4 days and accomplished our goal of complete relaxation. Because it is off season, the hotel was not crowded at all. In fact, on many walks through the lobby, not another soul was seen. Our schedule consisted of reading by the fire pit, lounging by the fire pit, roasting marshmallows by the fire pit and having coffee / cocktails by the fire-pit. We also toured the magnificient lake by way of paddle boat and had a lovely shopping experience in nearby Truckee. The hotel is lovely in an elegant rustic way fitting snugly in with the outside forest of majestic pine trees. There are large picture windows everywhere that bring the outside in. Even in the public restrooms, which is a little startling at first sight!! Our room was large with an electric fireplace and all the usual RC ammenities. Service was great , starting with the bell men who were extremely wonderful!! My only complaint was the lack of restaurants being open through out the day, with Manzanita, the fine dining restaurant, being the only choice at night. Even the sundries shop closed up tight at 5PM. This was , I expect, due to the time of the season. Not a huge problem as there are good food choices close to the hotel. The food in Manzanita was excellent, although pricey, which is to be expected. Again, service was great. We would return to this property again....maybe in the winter. Summer here was spectacular!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featuring a mid-mountain location on Northstar California, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first and only AAA Five Diamond mountain resort in California. Highlights include luxurious guest rooms and suites with in-room fire places and floor-to-ceiling windows; ski-in/ski-out access on Northstar California with ski valet services; a 17,000 sq ft slopeside spa with treatments themed around water and woods; extraordinary dining in Manzanita featuring rustic California cuisine with mountain resort influences; a signature "Marshmology" experience each evening at the fire pit featuring the “Art of the S’more"; and a comprehensive children’s program allowing parents to make the most of their Lake Tahoe vacationDuring the winter season, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s mid-mountain location provides for ski-in / ski-out access to Northstar California, consistently touted as one of the nation’s best family-friendly ski resorts. With a slope-side location on Northstar’s “Big Easy” run, the ski-in/ski-out access can be enjoyed by skiers and riders of any level. When you are ready for a day on the mountain, simply head down to mountain concierge where the ski valets will assist you with your boots and escort you to your skis and poles waiting on the slopes. Northstar offers world-class grooming and provides a plethora of family activities in the Village at Northstar accessed from the hotel by an intermountain gondola. At the heart of the Village is a 9,000 sq ft ice skating rink surrounded by cozy fire pits and a variety of options for shopping, dining and entertainment. During the summer months, Northstar transforms into family-friendly playground offering the region’s best mountain adventure. Families and their four-legged friends will love hiking the easy loop to Sawmill Lake. After a day on the mountain, guests can gather around the fire pit with The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Marshmologist for complimentary s’mores, enjoy cocktails on the resort’s heated outdoor terrace or enjoy a game of bocce in the backyard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Hotel Truckee