River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2285 River Road, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4264

River Ranch is a favorite for locals in both summer and winter, but it's a favorite for all in summer. Nestled on the side of the Truckee River, River Ranch has a perfect position to catch people tubing down the mellow rapids during the heat of the summer sun. They have an open patio that frames the last rapids that tubers ride before disembarking. The patio is home to a large BBQ, a stage for late night music and open-air seating. Their menu brings together all the summer favorites with California Cuisine. Inside River Ranch is a bar that can tend to be boisterous and jovial in late summer nights as well as a segregated area set aside for fine dining. River Ranch provides 19 small cabin-style rooms for guests, though reservations need to be made in advance for summer. Winter finds the River Ranch much quieter with the outdoor patio closed but still offering delicious gourmet dining and bar specials.