Property at a Glance: The Ridge Tahoe
The Ridge Tahoe has a spa, restaurant, 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 the Stagecoach and Boulder Lodges at Heavenly Ski Resort.
- Go for a swim in one of the heated indoor or outdoor pools.
- Get in the game: You can play tennis at the indoor tennis complex, racquetball on the two indoor courts, or indoor basketball.
- Pamper yourself at the spa with treatments such as a European facial, hot-stone massage, or exfoliating body scrub.
- Go for a hike: A trailhead for the Tahoe Rim Trail is located on the property.
- Steak, seafood, and pasta are on the menu at the onsite Hungry Bear Restaurant, with varying hours, or at the Mountain Side Eatery, open 7 days a week.
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 with world-class slopes 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.
A diverse crowd of spectators gathers at night for South Lake Tahoe’s various 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.