Fresh Start: Begin your day in a healthy way at Café Blue where you can choose from among fresh pressed juices, signature house-made paninis and pastries, and slow-roasted coffees. You’re in for an active day, so make sure your body is well-fueled.
Trail Time: Just down the hill from the hotel, meet the Sawmill Lake hiking trail, a 2.3-mile round trip of moderate difficulty. For a longer trek, ride the scenic chairlift from nearby Northstar California to pick up trails of varying challenge and miles of tracks and loops. Or check in with the mountain concierge, who will arrange a guided hike or make recommendations.
Lunch, Alfresco: Arrange a picnic lunch for your hike in advance through Café Blue, or hitch a ride on the inter-mountain gondola to The Village at Northstar, a bustling community with stylish boutiques, specialty retailers, cafés, restaurants and a year-round skating rink.
Set Sail: The quiet beauty of Lake Tahoe’s waters and a consistent afternoon breeze are a perfect sailing environment. Experience the lake in a natural, eco-friendly way aboard the Tahoe Cruz, a 50-foot monohull boat. Daily sailings from Tahoe City are offered all summer — call ahead to book, and ask about private charters.
Culinary California: For dinner, Gar Woods Grill & Pier is a sublime place to watch the sun set over the West Shore of Lake Tahoe while sipping on their signature cocktail, the Wet Woody, and enjoying healthy California cuisine, fresh Pacific seafood and hand-cut steaks.
Fireside Pleasures: Relive your day of adventure and plan your next with a favorite beverage in The Living Room. The relaxing ambiance and warm glow of the stone fireplace will help soothe any sore muscles.
Family Fun: If you have little ones along, ask about the Indoor Campout package, part of the Ritz Kids program. Designed for children ages 4 to 8, the package brings the thrill of camping to the comfort of your room by providing a small tent, a featherbed, an activity book and crayons, a camp light, a teddy bear and a s’mores kit.