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North Lake Tahoe Retreat

Located mid-mountain on Northstar California, this Lake Tahoe resort is a reminder that simple pleasures can bring great joy. Roasting s’mores around an open fire. The smell of fresh barbecue. The sparkle of the sun on the water’s surface. The sea of white as you look out over a snow-covered mountain. While families come to the hotel to ski or enjoy the lake, these are the kinds of memories that stay with them.

  • Scenic heated resort pools with stunning mountain views
  • Slope-side spa featuring nature-inspired therapies and a heated lap pool
  • American cuisine at Manzanita and a lively après ski scene at Highlands Bar
  • 15,000 sq. ft. of outdoor event space to host business functions and wedding
  • Ski-in/-out privileges, ski and snowboard clinics and a mountain concierge
  • Luxury hotel rooms and suites with gas fireplaces and Northstar California views
  • Experience our intimate and exclusive Lake Club venue for an additional inclusive fee. Learn more here.

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Honors & Awards

AAA Five Diamond
Forbes Four Star
Readers' Choice Award, Condé Nast Traveler
"The World's Best Hotels", Travel+Leisure
"America’s Best Lake Hotels", Travel+Leisure
"Best Hotels in the USA" & "Best Hotel in Lake Tahoe", U.S. News

Guest Room Features & Amenities

153 Deluxe Guest Rooms (450 square feet)
16 Executive Suites (800 to 1,395 square feet, one or two bedrooms)
The Ritz-Carlton Suite (1,900 to 2,600 square feet, one or two bedrooms)
Residential Suites (1,600 to 2,600 square feet; two, three or four bedrooms)

Guest Room Details:

  • Furnishings with rich, warm woods and textured fabrics reflecting Northern California contemporary mountain design
  • 400 thread count linens with goose-down comforters
  • Asprey bath amenities
  • Lighted make-up mirror and hair dryer
  • Fireplaces in each our luxury hotel’s guest rooms and suites
  • LCD flat-panel television in guest room
  • iPod docking station
  • High-speed wired and wireless Internet
  • Fully-stocked honor bar
  • Spacious work desk with dual-line phone
  • Voicemail with customizable greeting
  • Spacious closets with safe
  • Two Ritz-Carlton signature terry bathrobes
  • King bed or two queen beds
  • In-room gourmet coffee and tea presentations
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping attention and turndown service
  • Same day laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Complimentary overnight shoeshine 

Property Features & Amenities

Lake Club:

Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is designed for resort guests to enjoy the amenities of the beautiful Lake during the summer. Designed by renowned local architect Clare Walton, the Lake Club introduces an exceptional level of luxury service and amenities to the North Shore and features an elegant, multi-level dining and bar facility with panoramic views of the lake. Lake Club allows guests to access an expansive lawn that extends to the water’s edge, direct beach access, and a private boat pier offering a myriad of summer recreational activities and water sports.

Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, is now available for intimate wedding ceremonies and events year-round. For information regarding reserving intimate weddings and year-round events at Lake Club, please contact the Hotel Sales Office at 530-562-3002.

In the summer months, Lake Club features:

  • A contemporary building with a 650 square-foot indoor gathering area and bar, a 600 square-foot ground-floor dining terrace, a 950 square-foot upper-level dining deck and a 2,000 square-foot expansive lawn area with panoramic views of the lake
  • Direct beach access to Lake Tahoe
  • Private boat pier with buoys to launch water sports and recreational activities including boating, kayaking and stand-up paddle boards
  • Access to a myriad of summer recreation including wave runners, luxury boat rentals, parasailing, waterskiing, wake surfing, charter fishing, and Formula yacht
  • An outdoor whirlpool and fire pit
  • Modern showers and changing facilities
  • Storage facilities to house kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, etc.

Club Level:

For resort guests seeking a heightened level of privacy and service, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe luxury hotel features The Ritz-Carlton Club level. Guests have private access to The Ritz-Carlton Club level, a rejuvenating retreat for guests to enjoy private check-in check-out, five food and beverage presentations daily as well as the services of a dedicated concierge.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Center:

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe hotel features a 17,000-square-foot spa and fitness center with 17 treatment rooms, ladies' and gentlemen's lounge areas with sauna, steam and whirlpool. Two outdoor swimming pools allow guests the option of swimming laps or relaxing slope side by the pool. The fitness center, with state-of-the-art weight training and cardiovascular equipment, also offers a variety of exercise classes.

Meeting Space: 

Over 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor function space, including two ballrooms, 6,600 and 3,200 square feet, breakout meeting rooms, board room and vast indoor/outdoor function space with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and picturesque mountain landscape from our luxury hotel’s wrap-around outdoor balcony.


Located 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 45 minutes from the Reno, Nevada airport, two hours from Sacramento and four hours from San Francisco.

Additional features:

  • Manzanita, featuring seasonally-inspired California cuisine
  • Valet parking
  • In-room dining
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Lobby Lounge bar with floor-to-ceiling windows

Hotel Policies

Resort Fee
$55 Winter – $45 Summer
Seasonal resort fee/day includes: 

  • Wireless high-speed internet access in guestroom and public areas
  • Evening s’mores experience at the fire pit hosted by The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe "Marshmologist"
  • Shuttle transportation to and from Truckee in the winter or a North Shore Beach and Lake Club in the summer, seasonal gondola to Northstar California Village
  • 24-hour access to state-of-the-art fitness center with daily group exercise classes
  • Access (for ages 18+) to the spa’s relaxation area including steam room, cool mist shower, dry sauna, whirlpool and heated outdoor adult-only spa lap pool
  • Mountain Concierge and Ski/Golf Valet services and overnight storage
  • VIK Passport program
  • Seasonal welcome beverage from 2-6 p.m. daily

Rollaway beds
$75 per day, per rollaway (based upon availability)

Parking fees

Due to our mid-mountain location, the resort offers valet parking only; self-parking is not available.

  • $45 per night, valet parking only
  • $15 valet parking for non-hotel guests dining in Manzanita or day spa usage in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe (day usage rate not valid for ski valet parking)

Pet Policy
Pet-friendly rooms are available upon request. A $50 per night pet fee with a one-time $175 non-refundable pet cleaning fee will be charged upon check-in per stay. Fees are subject to daily occupancy tax in civic fee. While there is no weight limit, no more than two pets may occupy any guest room or suite. Your guest room will be located on the second or third floor to allow for ease of entry and exit with your pet.

With the exception of documented service animals, pets are not allowed in any public area where food and beverage is served in accordance with the requirements of the State of California. Please note this includes The Living Room, which is our Lake Tahoe luxury hotel’s main lobby.

Check-in: 5 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.


  • Main entrance
  • Registration desk
  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Restaurants and lounges
  • Meeting spaces
  • Pool entrances
  • Spa entrance
  • Fitness center entrance
  • Business center entrance
  • Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
  • Pathway to registration desk
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities


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