Summer season is in full swing at gorgeous Lake Tahoe, and The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe is certainly at the top of our wish list!
Perched mid-way up the mountain at Northstar on the California side, the resort’s prime location makes this an ideal getaway for couples in search of activities, yet open to some serious R&R as well.
Brides, let’s venture to one of the ritziest hotels in northern California…
Recommended Resort: The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. This is the first and only AAA Five Diamond mountain resort in California, offering luxurious guestrooms and suites with in-room fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. During the summer months, Northstar California offers a family-friendly playground with the region’s best mountain adventure.
Families and their four-legged friends will love hiking the easy loop to Sawmill Lake. After a day on the mountain, guests can gather around the fire pit with The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe Marshmologist for complimentary s’mores, enjoy cocktails on the resort’s heated outdoor terrace or enjoy a game of bocce in the backyard.
The resort also offers a variety of activities and water sports on Lake Tahoe, just 15 minutes away with daily kayak and stand up paddle boarding excursions lead by the professional guides at Tahoe Adventure Company. Preferred tee times can be enjoyed at two nearby championship golf courses, Gray’s Crossing, certified as an Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary, and Old Greenwood, a Jack Nicklaus signature course.
Check In: 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court in Truckee. 530-562-3000, ritzcarlton.com.
Check Out: The menu at Manzanita features California cuisine, with a regional mountain resort influence, sourcing organic, sustainable and locally grown meat and produce when possible. From the moment you enter the restaurant, the design radiates warmth, texture and natural materials with an open kitchen, visible from all vantage points in the restaurant.
Don’t Miss: The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe Spa is an oasis of pampering where the senses are awakened, the body is soothed and the spirit is renewed. The spa features 17 luxurious treatment rooms, a fitness center with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, a fully integrated wellness program including a variety of fitness classes, and a heated co-ed spa lap pool overlooking the slopes.
After an extraordinary day of outdoor activity, unwind and warm yourself by the cozy fireplace in your private restoration lounge or step into the dry-heat-lodge to detoxify, or the mentally uplifting eucalyptus steam room to energize.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of and copyright The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Lake Tahoe.
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