When my husband and I arrived at The Ritz Destination Club in Lake Tahoe we were completely blown away. This is the most beautiful resort we have been to so far. If you would like to plan a wonderful trip for your family or a romantic getaway for you and your spouse, this is the location for you. Our accomodations were top of the line and the service was impecable. If you would like to research a trip at The Lake Tahoe Club, I would ask to speak with the General Manager Craig Sacco. He is extremely knowledgable and accomodating. There are several Concierge’s at your service to help you plan outings. They can set up a boat ride, a dinner reservation, a movie night or simply recommend an experience you would love.
Our room was gorgeous and complete with everything we needed. There were several flat screen televisions, a gas fireplace, bathrooms equipped with jacuzzi tubs and heated floors, and much more. If you would like to escape from the everyday, this resort is perfect.
The Ritz Lake Tahoe has a private Gondola that takes you directly into the Northstar Village. There is shopping, delicious dining, Starbucks and a rollerskating or ice rink depending on the season. It is perfect for couples and families who like to explore. In the summer The Ritz has an amazing bike trail system right at their doorstep. There are trails and lifts to take you to the top. For an active family like my own, this is exactly what we love to do.
The 2nd day of our trip we drove all the way around the lake. We stopped at a beautiful trailhead called El Bliss. This trail was titled balancing rock. It was so serene and picturesque. We hiked a bit and took some wonderful pictures. Our kids would have loved this trail.
This picture was taken of the Bay at Lake Tahoe. There is this quaint little island in the middle of the cove. We could not get enough of the beauty of this lake. It truly is breathtaking. I could have spent days on days exploring the trails and sights of Lake Tahoe.
We had the Concierge set up a reservation for an evening boat ride and dinner from Wild Goose. The captain and co-captain were wonderful and the ride was exceptional. The boat took us on an hour and a half ride around the lake, complete with drinks and a mini history lesson. We met wonderful people and enjoyed the beauty that Tahoe provided.
This picture was taken from the Southshore of Lake Tahoe. We took the Heavenly Gondola up to the top of the mountain and had absolutely amazing scenery. I was in awe the entire time. I can’t explain the beauty from the pristine blue lake to the snow capped mountains. It was truly breathtaking.
We went down to Northstar Village for dinner on our last evening. Rubicon Pizza Company was amazing. They wanted us to have the full Rubicon experience, so they brought out 5 different pizza’s for us to try. We looked like we were feeding an army:) Our favorites were the Thai Curry Chicken pizza and the BBQ chicken pizza. Another delicious one was their gorgonzola and pear pizza, which was very unique. Because we had so much pizza we did not want to waste, we took 5 boxes back to The Ritz with us. We gave some to the Gondola operators and the Concierge team. They were extremely gracious!
Overrall, this was one of the best trips I have ever taken. Between the beauty and the exceptional service at The Ritz Destination Club, we created lasting memories. We would love to go back again and hopefully bring our kids with us next time. They would love the pool, the hiking, the skiing, the gondola rides and much more.