Say the name Ritz-Carlton and immediately luxury comes to mind. Even though The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is relatively young (it opened in 2009), its $300 million construction cost guaranteed luxury from day one. What makes the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe unique is its location, which is mid-mountain at Northstar California ski resort. That positioning means there is ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes. Of course, it being The Ritz-Carlton there is a slope-side concierge to ensure that ski and boarding gear is waiting just outside the door. The amenities don’t end with getting guests outside either. The hotel offers more than 150 deluxe rooms of 450 square feet and 16 executive suites of either one or two bedrooms that range from 800 to 1,395 square feet. Need more space? Try Ritz-Carlton suites that range from 1,900 to 2,600 square feet with either one or two bedrooms. Need even more space? The residential suites at 1,600 to 2,600 square feet offer two, three or four bedrooms that may be the ticket. Guests will find, among many other luxuries, gas fireplaces and large windows overlooking the pine-covered mountains. If the fun on the mountain has you worn out, hit the 17,000-square-foot, slope-side spa. Dining options are top-notch and range from the formal Manzanita to casual at the Slopeside Backyard Bar and BBQ. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a four-season destination as well, with summer offering up hiking adjacent to the hotel and Lake Tahoe a short, scenic drive away. The hotel also offers indoor and outdoor space ideal for meetings, weddings and other events in its 15,000-square-foot function space. And, yes, The Ritz-Carlton welcomes dogs too, with pet-friendly rooms available.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Village at Northstar
13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA