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 Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. 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.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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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