The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Review

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13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee CA 96161
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Our Editor Loves

  • Ski-in, ski-out access
  • Year-round gondola rides
  • Year-round activities for all ages

Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Game Room
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool

Editor’s Review of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Editor's Rating 4/5 The Ritz-Carlton hotel chain is your unparalleled chance for enjoying dreamy days and nights in the lap of luxury. All 72 hotels, reigning from destination spots throughout the globe, set the bar for catering to a guest's furrowed brow. And now they've brought their opulence into the Lake Tahoe region. Hard to imagine how anything could possibly bring more splendor to a slice of Earth that is a virtual kaleidoscope of wonder: soaring mountains encircling a crystal-clear, world-famous lake all set under a canopy of weather made in heaven. But rather than trying to improve upon our beloved Tahoe, the folks at the Ritz clearly set their sights on harmoniously and elegantly blending seamlessly into their chosen spot: the mid-level primo real estate in the ... more family-friendly Northstar-at-Tahoe resort. What an ideal union: a world-class hotel meets a renowned Tahoe ski resort.

Very near to the Northstar entrance you'll follow a four-mile ribbon of encrusted mountain roads that leads to the woodsy luxury of the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe. Somewhere in those four miles, you'll feel as if you're winding your way through the Swiss Alps or teetering somewhere near the summit in Yosemite. And that's the whole idea: The creators of this particular Ritz-Carlton want you to feel that you're trekked far from the noise and hassle of every day life. That you have, in fact, stumbled upon an exciting, outlying resort known to few others.

Here's what's in store: 170 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, dining options ranging from upscale to casual, a kids' club, an enormous pool kept toasty year-round, a lap pool, Jacuzzis and a luxury spa. Pair all of this splendor with Northstar's endless array of family activities including world-class winter sports, summer recreation, sparkling shopping, dining and an outdoor ice/roller rink in the Village and you have a vacation that is out of this world.

And there's more. The Ritz has overlooked nothing in catering to a guest's every need. Here you'll find ski in/ski out access to the four lifts that take Northstar guests onto higher slopes, dedicated ski concierges who offer a generous hand at every turn, a limo-like ride on the Sherpa snow mobile (for those times when you don't feel like walking), an exclusive Ritz-Carlton gondola always available to whisk you to the Northstar Village and easily accessible storage services for equipment.

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Standard Rooms
Called Deluxe Guestrooms, Lake Tahoe's basic room at the Ritz-Carlton provides 450 square feet with a king or two queen-sized beds, Juliet balconies, fireplaces (that give real heat), and sweeping valley or slopeside mountain views.

Suites
If you're looking for a little more space for the family, consider one of the 16 executive suites. Delivering 800 square feet, these suites are spacious with a king bed, a gas fireplace and a separate living room with a pullout couch and a second gas fireplace. Both rooms have their own flat-screen televisions.

The Ritz-Carlton Suite
And, if nothing but the best will do, consider the Ritz-Carlton Suite. Located on the fourth floor, this 1,900-square-foot baby serves up automatic entrance into the Club Lounge (five awesome daily meals), a butlers pantry, living room, dining room with sitting for six, lavish bedroom, a media room (DVD, flat screen television, iPod station), a Jacuzzi tub and a killer fourth floor mountainside view from the full balcony.

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