The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Mountain Bliss

Lake Tahoe, California

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Mountain Bliss

What it is

A 153-room, uber-luxe mega-resort with a 17,000-square-foot spa.

What it isn't

Phoning it in. The hotel frequently ranks among the best in the nation.

What we think

When a resort goes so far as to hire and train a “Marshmalogist” to ensure your s’mores are top notch, you know they’ve put brilliant thought into everything. That’s just as evident in the rooms, which are primed to spoil you: expect goose-down comforters and 400-thread-count linens, Asprey toiletries, fireplaces (ideal for curling up next to in your Ritz-Carlton terry robe) and expertly-stocked honor bars. It’s worth upgrading to the Club Level for multiple complementary nibbles and tipples per day, plus a hush-hush private check-in staff and concierge.

You're here because

Regional starchitect Clare Walton designed the Lake Club as a no-holds-barred paean to waterside fun, with a private boat pier stocked with SUPs and kayaks galore, an al fresco fire pit and hot tub, and even a Formula yacht.

The Moment

Even standing on the shores of Lake Tahoe feels like a spa, thanks to the restorative dry alpine air. But today, after a nearby hike, you haul your weary bones into the resort’s actual spa and want to cry—happy tears.

Restaurants & Bars

Manzanita - California cuisine combining classical techniques and a modern culinary philosophy

The Backyard Bar & BBQ - Barbecue and wood-fired pizza

The Living Room - Casual dining

Cafe Blue - Casual fare, premium coffee beverages, and juices and smoothies

The Highlands Bar

The Backyard Bar & BBQ



You’re a 45-minute drive from the Reno airport, but just 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe’s shores.

13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court
Truckee, 96161
CA, United States

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