Why did I love The Lake Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe?


Why did I love The Lake Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe?
Lisa Niver and Chef Jeffers

In March 2017, I skied at Northstar for the first time and had dinner at Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe where I met Executive Chef Mark Jeffers during my chef’s table experience. I knew that I wanted to visit this lovely location during the summer.

VIDEOWhy did I love The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe?


I was thrilled by the invitation to be one of the very first to experience the brand new Lake Club. Now the refined elegance of The Ritz-Carlton extends from the treetops of Northstar to the blue waters of Lake Tahoe.

As you can see in my video, my room and all of the food experiences were fantastic. I loved the cabana by the pool with Anita and Randy. My massage with Renata was superb and very relaxing after kayaking on Lake Tahoe.

VIDEOWelcome to the Lake Club, The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Why did I love The Lake Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe?For USA Today 10best I hosted at Facebook Live from the Lake Club. Please enjoy the tour here and TJ, the bartender, taught me on camera to make both signature cocktails:  the “Mai Tahoe Tai” and “Basil Bloom.”

VIDEODo you want to see the Lake Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe?

Lake Club is about 20minutes from The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and there are shuttles from the hotel. Resort guests can reserve the Lake Club package and it is generally open from 10am to 7pm. Please check as there are seasonal changes in the hours of operation.

Why did I love The Lake Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe?
Chris Gabaldon, Lisa Niver and Joseph Mattioli

What will you find at Lake Club? The beautiful building has an indoor area with seating and fireplace as well as a bar. There is a  ground-floor dining terrace and an upper-level dining deck with lakefront views. For the grand opening, we had tables on the lawn which extends all the way to the water’s edge.

There is direct beach access to Lake Tahoe and a private boat pier. I went kayaking but you can also participate in stand-up paddle boarding, lake cruises, wave runners, luxury boat rentals, parasailing, waterskiing, wake surfing, charter fishing, and formula yacht and sailing charters. There will be food including gourmet Bento Boxes and an assortment of a la carte sandwiches, salads and snacks.

I loved my stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and the Lake Club experience. I also spent a day mountain biking at Northstar as part of my 50 things before I am 50 and lived to tell about it. That story is coming soon! Thank you! Lisa Niver 

Lisa Niver loves marshmallows and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe in every season!
Lisa Niver at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

One response to “Why did I love The Lake Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe?

  1. Thanks for sharing these videos really they are awesome glad to see them and it looks a nice place to visit.

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