Lake Tahoe is one of the biggest ski destinations in the United States. People flock to this area to go skiing during the winter and during the summer, they show up for hiking, swimming, fishing, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Between its outdoor activities, casinos, and luxury resorts and hotels, Lake Tahoe makes for a great vacation destination. If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe and want to stay in the lap of luxury, you should know a few of the area’s best hotels.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
When you hear the name, Ritz Carlton, you think of elegant rooms, plush carpeting, and crystal chandeliers. While this is what you will see when you visit most of the Ritz-Carlton hotels in the United States, it is a bit different in Lake Tahoe. This hotel contains rustic furnishings in a hotel surrounded by sweeping mountain vistas. This hotel sits right on the shore of Lake Tahoe, and it give you access to the best skiing and golfing around.
There are several gourmet restaurants in the hotel, so you won’t need to worry about leaving the hotel for a good meal. The hotel also has a tranquil spa, where you can all of the rejuvenating, relaxing, and beautifying treatments that you could ever want. Each of the rooms has a mountain lodge feel, with wood trim, stone fireplaces, and gorgeous views. Guests who have stayed at this hotel have raved about the soft, comfortable beds that they have in each room.
This hotel is considered to be a 5 star hotel, and it contains 170 rooms in all. After spending even a few days at this hotel, you will feel more relaxed than you have been in years. If you are planning to stay at this hotel, you should expect to pay about $563 per night.
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. Spa and Casino
This beautiful hotel is located in Incline Village, Nevada, which is at the edge of Lake Tahoe’s northern shore. There are several reasons that people love this hotel, beginning with its rustic charm. In each room, you would find a 37-inch flat screen television, a minibar, a soft, king-size bed, and an iPod docking station. Another reason that people flock to this hotel is that there are so many things to do. If you are visiting during the summer months, you can enjoy access to the lake’s private beach, fishing trips, boat tours, and hiking.
If you are visiting in the cooler months, you can spend the day skiing, and then sit by one of the cozy outdoor fire pits to warm up after. Whether you are visiting in the summer or winter months, you can spend time gambling in the casino, sipping on your favorite adult beverage. You can sit in the hotel’s restaurant, and enjoy the views of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe. During the warmer months, you can enjoy dinner right on the lake at Pier 111.
If you want to spend the day relaxing and getting beauty treatments, the hotel’s Stillwater Spa and Salon won’t disappoint. If you are planning a stay at the hotel, you can expect to pay as little as $164 per night or as much as $624 per night, depending on the type of room that you choose. This is a 4 star hotel and it has excellent ratings.
The Landing Resort and Spa
This gorgeous hotel is located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. It is just 60 miles from Reno, Nevada. The hotel has 77 rooms, and it is located right on the lake. The rooms at this hotel are very luxurious, with king size beds, flat screen televisions, fireplaces, and even heated bathroom floors. If you are planning to visit during the summer, you can enjoy swimming at the beach nearby, fishing, and golfing. If you are planning to visit in the winter, you can go skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.
If you want to do some gambling on your trip, the hotel is just minutes away from some of South Tahoe’s best casinos. There is fine dining available inside the hotel and out. The most popular restaurant is Jimmy’s Restaurant, and it is located inside of the hotel. You can enjoy beautiful views while you eat, and the California cuisine that is served in the hotel is to die for.
If you want to spend time on the hotel grounds, you can take a dip in the outdoor pool, relax in the hot tub, or choose a bottle of wine from the vault containing over 2,000 bottles. The hotel also has an onsite spa offering a variety of treatments. If you are planning to stay at this hotel, rooms start at $229 per night.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel
If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe and want to take your best friend, your dog, The Cedar House Sport Hotel is the place to go. The hotel staff will welcome your dog with a doggy bed, feeding bowls, and dog treats. It is considered the most dog friendly hotel in the area. If you are interested in fine dining, the hotel’s restaurant, Stella, aims to please. There are also Pop-Up Diners available seasonally. This hotel is all about adventure.
You can set up a guided tour of the beautiful hills and trails, or you can go skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling. At the end of the day, you can relax in the hotel’s outdoor hot tub and bundle up in your room complete with a fireplace. If you are interested in a adventurous getaway, you should consider making a reservation at this hotel. Rooms cost between $114 and $259 a night.
Resort at Squaw Creek
This hotel is located in Olympic Valley, California, which is about 8 miles northwest of Tahoe City. If you are looking for a nice secluded place to stay on your vacation, this is the place for you. If you want a room with the best view, you should request on that faces the valley. This resort is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and there are plenty of things to do. The friendly hotel staff can help you plan a hike or a fishing adventure.
You can also go ice skating, skiing, or you can enjoy the resort’s golf course, tennis, or you can take a swim in the resort’s onsite pool. If you were hoping for a more relaxing vacation, there are plenty of fine dining restaurants inside the resort and nearby. There is also a spa in the resort that will not disappoint. Regardless of the season that you plan to visit, there will be plenty of things to keep you busy. Rooms at this resort cost as low as $169 per night and as much as $1,006 per night.