The beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain region of the southwestern United States is home to stunning Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe straddles the California and Nevada state line and is the second deepest freshwater lake in the country. Its temperate climate and location nestled in the mountains make it an excellent place for both winter sports and summer recreation. The area abounds with beaches in the summer and ski resorts in the winter. Moreover, Lake Tahoe is known for its luxury hotels. As such, an adventurous yet luxurious vacation to Lake Tahoe should certainly be on your bucket list.
The luxury of a Ritz-Carlton property
The Ritz-Carlton name is synonymous with luxury hotels, resorts, and yachts worldwide. The Ritz-Carlton properties have been the recipients of countless travel magazine awards and accolades since its inception. Their dedication to luxurious hospitality is apparent in the exclusive getaway of The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. In fact, amongst all the luxury hotels in the area, this property is the only Lake Tahoe resort with the distinction of a AAA Five Diamond rating.
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The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe is located on the northern side of Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California. This year-round exclusive getaway has a variety of impressive guest quarters from which to choose. The Ritz-Carlton Suite offers 1900 square feet of well-appointed space on the hotel’s 4th floor. In addition to a master bedroom, the suite features a living room with a gas fireplace, an office, a dining room, and a media room. The spacious balcony boasts a beautiful view of the slopes. This suite can also provide more space by connecting to an adjoining room with two queen beds and en suite.
The Four Bedroom Penthouse Residence is a must, in order to experience a quintessential stay at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. These 3407 square foot, two-story residences are located on floors 5 and 6. It feels as though you’ve just stepped into the pages of a travel magazine with the impeccable decor and panoramic views of the Martis Valley.
These impressive quarters accommodate up to 8 people with 2 California king masters, one queen and a twin/twin bedroom. The kitchen features top of the line Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Miele appliances and granite counters. This luxurious lodging is sure to become a vacation highlight with its spacious dining room, wine room, media room, and covered balcony.
Exquisite culinary experiences
This five star hotel has five different eateries, each with a distinct ambiance and menu. Manzanita has a menu of elevated cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients. Reserve the chef’s table and enjoy one of the signature shared meals for a one-of-a-kind experience. Backyard Bar & BBQ has a light-hearted vibe. Its menu focuses on barbecue favorites. This casual restaurant has poolside service in the summer and is ski-in/ski-out in the winter. The Living Room is a cozy spot to warm up after a day on the slopes. Enjoy light meals, cocktails, and wine around the fire pit while taking in the views of the Martis Valley. The convenience of Café Blue makes it the perfect stop when heading out to explore Lake Tahoe. Looking to relax with a cocktail? Highlands Bar’s sweeping views of the Sierra Mountains can’t be beat.
Activities and adventures
The Lake Tahoe region is filled with activities regardless of the season. The lake is a wealth of activity in the summer. Boat cruises, sailing charters, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, charter fishing, fly fishing, wake surfing, and relaxing on the shore are wonderful ways to pass the time. The resort does not have a golf course on the property, but The Ritz-Carlton has partnered with other North California golf resorts to assure golfers can work on their game. Access to a prestigious golf academy can also be arranged. A scenic, 72 mile drive around Lake Tahoe is a delightful way to explore and travel throughout area.
Lake Tahoe is vibrant with the brilliance of snow in winter. The region is known for its prime downhill skiing. The area is also perfect for snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. Or you can try something new with biathlon, heli-skiing, and dogsled tours. It also has a fantastic kids club to keep the young ones busy too.
The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe has a state-of-the-art fitness center that is open year round. Personal training sessions are available. In addition, the resort offers a variety of fitness classes. These classes can also be customized for one-on-one sessions, although they are designed for groups.
To relax and pamper
The 17 room spa is ready to pamper those looking to relax on their vacation. A full menu of treatments are available. The Tahoe Tree Ritual starts with a salt soak and includes a hot stone massage using stones from Lake Tahoe, in homage to the region. The Après Recovery treatment seeks to restore your body’s health following a rigorous day on the slopes or the lake with a full body massage.
The exclusive Lake Club
The private Lake Club offers another level of luxury to your Lake Tahoe vacation. Access to the Lake Club is available only to resort guests and does incur an additional fee. The amenities include direct beach access, a private boat pier, access to the outdoor whirlpool spa, inclusive gourmet food and select alcoholic beverages, and complimentary kayaks and paddle boards.
The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe excels at creating luxurious wedding experiences. This extensive five star hotel offers a variety of venue options. The two gorgeous ballrooms offer sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada mountains through the floor to ceiling windows. The Lake Club has water views and direct access to Lake Tahoe. Additionally, outdoor weddings can take place throughout the hotel grounds. A special events manager is assigned to each couple prior to the wedding to assure the day is magnificent. Moreover, the bridal party will have access to personal event concierge services on the wedding day.
Every wedding at this exclusive getaway has a distinct air of sophistication. A dedicated banquet captain will manage the reception to perfection. Furthermore, guests will be impressed by the synchronized white glove service. The happy couple will be met with complimentary champagne and strawberries upon their retreat to their honeymoon accommodations. The newlyweds can also enjoy breakfast in bed the following morning as an added treat.
Combining business with pleasure
The facilities at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe can accommodate nearly every size business event. The generous Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is suitable for up to 400 guests. Yet the Sugar Pine room is perfect for an intimate gathering of 10 people. The resort also has six stunning outdoor meeting venues.
The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe is prepared to help take your event to new levels, in addition to hosting your next business function. Colleagues and employees can be enriched by helping the community at large with carefully prepared Impact Experiences. A variety of activities are offered, such as cooking for local hunger missions, organizing supplies for disaster relief, and preparing get well notes and birthday cards for local pediatric healthcare facilities.
When you travel to Lake Tahoe, The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe is sure to make your vacation memorable. Adventure awaits!