As temperatures warm up and the white mountains turn green at Northstar California Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers a number of enriching summer activities to enjoy amongst its breathtaking mid-mountain location. In addition to ongoing summer programing such as Lawn Games, Mountainside Yoga and a Summer Winemaker Dinner Series, the resort will also celebrate holidays including Fourth of July and Father’s Day with special events the entire family will enjoy.
“After a record-breaking ski season, we are looking forward to welcoming summer guests to showcase an alternative side of this natural playground and its gorgeous surroundings,” said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “An ideal summer refuge, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe provides exceptional service while maintaining the laid back atmosphere that embodies what our guests love about visiting the resort in the summer months.”
Ongoing Summer Programming
Those hoping to start their summer vacation on an active note will enjoy a variety of two to five mile Private Guided Hikes ($50 per person) suitable for hikers of all levels. Additional ways to exercise include the resort’s yoga offerings – the new Alpenglow Yoga ($30 per person) focusing on lengthening, strengthening and toning the body and Mountainside Yoga ($20 per person) centered on breath and gentle, meditative movements.
The resort features two-outdoor swimming pools, allowing guests the options to swim laps or relax slopeside. New this summer, the resort is offering four cabana packages priced from $150 – $350 per day, including personalized service for poolside bliss. The standard relaxing Cabana package includes sunscreen, a refreshing sliced fruit platter, snacks, water, soft drinks and juice for two. The Fun & Games package features two small pool toys, two large pool toys, two pool games and a s’mores kit for four people. The Champagne package includes two chilled bottles of champagne, sunglasses, beach towels and a floating tray of 12 chocolate covered strawberries. Lastly, the Relaxation package includes a tote bag, Fiji water on ice, Coola spray sunscreen and aftercare cream, a fresh fruit platter, a pitcher of blackberry mint mojitos, and a number of rejuvenating add-ons, such as aromatherapy mist.
After a sun-drenched summer day at the pool, on the mountain or at Lake Tahoe, guests can quench their thirst with Happy Hour every Sunday through Thursday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at The Backyard Bar & BBQ, featuring $5 draft beers and $9 signature cocktails alongside lawn games such as bocce ball, corn hole, giant jenga and more. For four-legged friends, Yappy Hour is offered on Sundays starting July 10 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, presenting drink specials designed for canines and their companions. Every Friday evening starting July 1, a Backyard BBQ Family Cookout ($39 per adult, $20 per child) will take place from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, featuring live entertainment and traditional barbeque favorites such as tender, juicy burgers, ribs, chicken, pulled pork and house-made desserts.
Brunch enthusiasts will love Sunday Brunch ($59 per adult, $29 per child, $19 unlimited sparkling wine and mimosas) at Manzanita from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm boasting a chilled seafood display, a carving station, salads, cheese and charcuterie alongside breakfast favorites and desserts. Elevating the experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe also recently introduced new monthly brunch themes including Seafood Fare for June, Summer Melon for July and Tomato for August, featuring a Bloody Mary bar. For a more upscale dining adventure in the mountains, guests can also opt for the Summer Winemaker Dinner Series ($125 per person), offered select Friday evenings at 6:30 pm in Manzanita. Featuring regional and Northern California wineries, the four course meal will highlight fresh, local ingredients in an inventive way. Additional Food & Beverage programs this summer include Art of Mixology ($50 per person), Behind the Scenes Tour of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Kitchen and Day in the Life of a Chef Seminars ($25 per person).
For a unique summer evening activity, Mountainside Tahoe Stargazing with Tahoe with Tahoe Star Tours ($35 per adult, $20 per child) are available on Fridays from 8:15 pm – 10:30 pm to view the cosmos with star guide and poet Tony Berendsen in an educational night that includes a laser tour of the constellations, telescopic viewing, a fun space quiz with prizes, poetry reading and more. On July 15 and August 12, resort guests can attend a Concert Tahoe Star Tour ($100 per person) featuring stargazing, a live performance, cheese and dessert stations and wine and champagne in correspondence with the Perseid Meteor Shower.
With a commitment to creating trips the entire family will remember, the Ritz Kids program at the property offers summer activities throughout the week derived from four themes: Land, Water, Culture and Environmental Responsibility. Interactive sessions include: Forests, Biodiversity is Good, Who Needs Seeds?, Things We Eat, Water Wows, Myths & Legends and many more. A spin on hide-and-seek away from home, the resort also has two summer scavenger hunt programs that result in cool prizes, including “Where is The Bear?” a teddy bear hidden in the Living Room and The Backyard Scavenger Hunt featuring a scavenger map and hidden objects to be found in the backyard.
Those looking for the ultimate summer relaxation can choose from a selection of summer seasonal spa treatments, in addition to the renowned spas extensive offerings. Options include The Age Defy ($385) including an Age-Defying Body Envelopment & Massage and Revitalize Facial, The Restorative ($285) including a Scalp & Full Body Massage and Signature Organic Facial, The Sampler ($220) including a Signature Organic Massage, Signature Organic Facial and an Executive Manicure & Pedicure and The Head to Toe ($215) including a 120-minute Green Tea & Peppermint Manicure and Shampoo and Style treatment.
The ultimate Father’s Day gift, the resort’s Father’s Day BBQ Experience ($49 per adult) is an interactive culinary experience including a 16 oz. draught beer, where Dad will get the chance to create his own BBQ rub and enjoy the special spice concoction with the whole family at the Father’s Day BBQ Buffet ($39 per adult, $20 per child). For spa-seeking dads, the Fit for a Father’s Day Spa Special ($250 per adult) is available throughout the month of June and includes a 60-minute personal training session followed by a pampering 80-minute sports massage.
As Lake Tahoe hosts the biggest Fourth of July fireworks display in the western United States, there are no shortage of celebrations, including the signature Marshmology program at the Fire Pit featuring raspberry, blueberry and white chocolate house-made marshmallows. The Fourth of July Backyard Party (à la carte tickets for pricing) on Monday, July 4 will include a live band, face painting, a balloon artist, a caricaturist, cotton candy and a build your own ice cream station. Additionally, the resort will celebrate with daily Backyard Barbeque Family Cookouts ($39 per adult, $20 per child, $16 bottomless draught beer) from Friday, July1 to Monday, July 4 featuring traditional barbeque favorites, beer from local Great Basin Brewing Company and live entertainment until 9:00 pm.
With a range of wonderful summer experiences to choose from, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe remains the top destination for the ultimate relaxed California luxury experience year-round. To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact your travel professional, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Four-Star resort in the Lake Tahoe area. Nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California, the resort is a contemporary mountain retreat featuring slope-side ski-in, ski-out access in winter and mountain concierge services for golfing, mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Seasonally-inspired, locally sourced California cuisine is featured on the menu at Manzanita, the resort’s signature restaurant, The Backyard Bar & BBQ offers traditional barbeque favorites year-round, and Café Blue serves locally sourced coffee and freshly-made juices and smoothies. Located just six miles from both historic downtown Truckee and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the year-round destination resort features 170 guest rooms, 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe with a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center and an inter-mountain gondola that connects the resort to the nearby Village at Northstar.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates more than 90 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333 or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)