Property at a Glance: The Ridge Tahoe
The Ridge Tahoe has a spa, restaurants, fitness center, and tennis courts sprawled out on its 11 acres near the south shore of Lake Tahoe. A complimentary shuttle whisks hotel guests to a drop-off point a few blocks from the lake, as well as nearby casinos in Stateline, Nevada, and Stagecoach Lodge and Gondola at Heavenly Ski Resort (seasonal).
- Go for a swim in one of the heated indoor pools.
- Hit the slopes or, if you forget your gear, visit the on-site ski rental and repair shop.
- Pamper yourself at the spa with treatments such as a European facial, hot-stone massage, or exfoliating body scrub.
- Steak, seafood, and pasta are on the menu at the on-site Hungry Bear Restaurant, with varying hours, or at the Ridge Club Bistro, open 7 days a week.
- Grab a drink or nightcap at the Bear Trap Lounge, which hosts a daily happy hour.
- Sleep like a king: All featured rooms include king-size bedding.
South Lake Tahoe, California: Year-Round Haven for Outdoor Adventures and Late-Night Revelry
Lake Tahoe has no real off-season; people find ways to make use of its pristine water, beaches, and mountains all year long. In the summer, the lake’s clear, freshwater surface—which straddles the California-Nevada border—is dotted with swimmers, boaters, and jet skiers. Several ski resorts typically stay open from November to April, and Emerald Bay State Park is accessible year-round. A moderately easy hike to the base of Lower Eagle Falls reveals breathtaking views of the waterfalls crashing down from above.
Spectators gather at night for South Lake Tahoe’s events, which range from wine and food festivals to rock concerts and fireworks displays. A few miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe sits Stateline, Nevada, where a handful of casinos host high-stakes games of blackjack and solitaire.