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The Fall Season Boasts Picturesque Scenery, Smaller Crowds, and Autumn-Inspired Programming Including Seasonal Spa Treatments, Culinary Specials and Festive Activities

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – September 6, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, a year-round luxury mountain retreat, encourages guests to visit this fall and experience its “secret season,” frequently touted by locals as the ideal time of year in Lake Tahoe. Visitors this fall will enjoy exceptional weather, picturesque fall scenery, and smaller crowds compared to the peak summer and winter seasons. Additionally, the resort will offer unique autumn-inspired programming, including culinary specials, seasonal spa treatments and special events. The resort’s “secret season” offerings are available now through November, with rates starting at $229 per room, per night for deluxe guestroom accommodations.

“Fall is truly an extraordinary time of year in Lake Tahoe,” said Bruce Seigel, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “Visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy our private, mid-mountain retreat with bright fall colors and ideal weather. With the ski season just on the horizon, there is no better time or place to immerse in the bold flavors of fall.”

Culinary Specials
Following the resort’s participation in the 32nd annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival taking place on September 8-10, guests can continue to experience elevated food and beverage specials in the resort’s signature restaurant, Manzanita. The Flavors of Fall ($85 per person or $105 with wine pairings) is a unique four-course tasting menu crafted by Manzanita Chef Roman Garcia that showcases different seasonal ingredients each month, including foie gras, pumpkin, root vegetables and truffles. Wine aficionados will enjoy Wine Wednesdays which offers 50 percent off select bottles of wine and a private tour of the wine room when dining in Manzanita. Additionally, the restaurant’s Champagne Brunch ($69 per adult and $19 per child ages 3-12) is popular event featuring a seasonally-focused menu with a chilled seafood display, carving station, salads, cheese and charcuterie, along with breakfast favorites and desserts, and an unlimited Moët & Chandon and Bloody Mary Bar.

The resort will also host an Epicurean Weekend on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday October 8, which will feature a variety of festive activities and culinary events. On Sunday, October 8, guests can enjoy a Pumpkin-Themed Champagne Brunch ($69 per adult and $19 per child age 3-12) and a Pumpkin Patch taking place in The Backyard (à la carte pricing), where guests can pick out pumpkins and participate in make-your-own candy apples, hot apple cider, pumpkin painting and more.

Spa Specials
Throughout the fall season, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe will offer several specials on treatments for $129 per treatment (Monday through Friday), including a choice of a 50-minute Relaxation Massage, 50-minute Custom Facial, or 85-minute Ultimate Manicure & Ultimate Pedicure. Seasonal autumn-inspired treatments include the Almond & Pumpkin Body Wrap ($195 for 50 minutes), a soft exfoliation of an almond and mineral scrub followed by a tangy wrap of oranges and pumpkin, then lathered with a honeydew body lotion, and served with organic almond spice tea by Mighty Leaf; and the Almond & Pumpkin Manicure and Pedicure ($75 for 40-minute manicure or $45 for 45-minute pedicure), where hands, feet, and legs are softly exfoliated with an almond and mineral scrub followed by a tangy wrap of oranges and pumpkin, ending with a honeydew body lotion, and served with organic almond spice tea by Mighty Leaf. Lastly, the spa will be hosting a Black Friday Trunk Show on Friday, November 24, where guests can start their holiday shopping and enjoy up to 50 percent off select retail items as well as specially priced spa treatments in the spa lobby.

The fall season is also an ideal time to spend time on Lake Tahoe and experience Lake Club,
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
, which is available for leisure use through September. Opened this June, the Lake Club adds an extraordinary new dimension to the resort, providing guests with an exclusive and elegant waterside venue that offers an accompanying host of amenities including al fresco dining, leisure and water activities, and direct access to the lake.

To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact a travel professional, visit or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.