Give Mom what she deserves: A weekend of her own at The Ridge Tahoe

Venture to the Sierra for two or three days for mountain adventure and deep relaxation with a Mother’s Day stay at The Ridge Tahoe.

Let Mom call the shots for the weekend, first with the choice of accommodations –she can choose a deluxe hotel room or one or two bedroom condominium suite. Then give her some room to get outside, taking in a day of hiking, biking, golfing or boating and then relaxation time at the Ridge Tahoe’s Elevation Spa where she can pamper herself, rejuvenate, and unwind through the journey of body work. Elevation Spa offers treatments and services for health, beauty and total well-being.

Let Mom enjoy Mother's Day with a treatment at the Elevation Spa.

Let Mom enjoy Mother’s Day with a treatment at the Elevation Spa.

On Mother’s Day the Ridge’s own Hungry Bear Restaurant will host a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Hungry Bear offers several menu items, including a children’s menu, in true Sierra cuisine style and prepared perfectly with locally-fresh ingredients.

For Mother’s Day brunch the Hungry Bear offers: a first course of warm cheese blintz with berry compote; a second course choice of herb crusted Alaskan halibut with sweet potato and grilled langoustine hash, spring peas with citrus jus; or the Ridge crab cake benedict, featuring poached eggs with house made crab cakes on an Indian flat bread and topped with citrus hollandaise and served with cottage potatoes; third and fourth course choices include New York steak and eggs, served with cottage potatoes and slow roasted prime rib, with twice baked potato cake, asparagus, with au jus and creamy horseradish. Dessert is a buffet of heavenly sweets. We’re full just thinking about it.

Get on the water for Mother’s Day. The Tahoe Queen offers a brunch cruise leaving the Ski Run Marina at 11 a.m. and returning at 1 p.m.

How will you celebrate your mom in Tahoe South?

Built around the enormous outdoor recreation opportunities Lake Tahoe has to offer, The Ridge Tahoe is also known for its extensive recreation offerings

There’s a 45,000 square-foot clubhouse with an indoor sports complex, full spa, heated swimming pool, hot tubs, indoor basketball courts, outdoor tennis courts and athletic instructors. Unique to the resort is its many organized activities designed to provide something for everyone. If you prefer racquet sports, there are indoor tennis and racquetball courts inside and three outside tennis courts. You can even sign up for onsite tennis lessons to add some spin to your game.

The netted driving range is just one of many on-site activities to enjoy at The Ridge Tahoe.

The netted driving range is just one of many on-site activities to enjoy at The Ridge Tahoe.

Looking for some relaxation? Check out Elevation Spa for a full range of facial treatments, body treatment and massage treatments offered by experienced and professional onsite therapists.

The Ridge Tahoe is known as a family-friendly resort where kids, parents and grandparents will find plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. Kids who grew up on vacation at The Ridge are now bringing their own children every year to enjoy the resort, its 30-seat movie theater, kids’ arts and crafts center, games, arcades and in summer months miniature golf, putting green and playground. Traditions and memories are built here with members returning to create more.

Ridge Tahoe guests who love golf, have plenty of opportunities to warm up their game at the resort and then take in full rounds at any number of Tahoe South area golf courses. Woods and irons are encouraged at the Ridge Tahoe’s outdoor driving range. Meshed nets allow golfers to cut loose and give it all they’ve got. This full swing range gives golfers the chance to hone their technique and find that precious sweet spot.

Once the muscles are loosened, golfers can head over to the on-site miniature golf course putting greens. Gentle sloped greens give way to numerous breaks, giving putters ample opportunities to give their short game the finishing touches they need before heading out.

When it comes to dining, while most units include kitchens, for a convenient night out at the resort there’s the Hungry Bear Restaurant, Ridge Club Deli and the Bear Trap Lounge. The Hungry Bear offers seasonal menus with true Sierra cuisine – simple food prepared perfectly with locally-fresh ingredients to complement the resort’s peaceful and homey vibe.

Many chef’s keep their cooking traditions a secret. Not Ridge Tahoe Chef Stephen Moise. Part demonstration, part cooking lesson, Ridge Tahoe guests are invited to sit in with him and the staff every Tuesday from 4 – 9 p.m. to learn how to prepare a three-course meal.

Other activities and offerings onsite include:

  • Wine tasting classes.
  • Turn your luck into a sure bet with classes in the art (and science?) of casino craps.
  • Arts, crafts and glass painting
  • Group trail hikes in and around the Ridge Tahoe. (In winter there’s weekly organized snowshoe hikes.)
  • Free movie showings inside The Ridge Tahoe movie theater.
  • Water Aerobics
  • Skin Care Classes
  • Teenager Skin Care Classes
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Wine Tasting Classes
  • Group Rock Climbing
  • Bingo Nights
  • Stretch Classes
  • WallyBall Mixer
  • Scarf Making Class
  • Pilates
  • Zumba
  • Dance off Challenges (with xBox)

What are some of your favorite resort activities at the Ridge Tahoe?

Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine weekend getaway at The Ridge Tahoe

Whether you’ve been with your sweetheart for a few months, years or decades, a Lake Tahoe weekend at The Ridge Tahoe offers stunning views, incredible ski and snowboard opportunities, cozy rooms and warm fireplaces. Throw in Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Friday, and you’ve got the perfect match made for a long romantic weekend retreat.

Indulge in a romantic weekend getaway at The Ridge Tahoe with your sweetie for Valentine's Day.

Indulge in a romantic weekend getaway at The Ridge Tahoe with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day weekend ties in perfect with the Ridge’s Romance Getaway package that includes two nights lodging in either a deluxe hotel room or a one-bedroom condominium, a bottle of fine champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and two hour-long European facial or Swedish massage during your stay. Don’t wait to book as this deal is going fast for Valentine’s Day!

Tahoe South has received fresh snow over the past week and has more in the forecast. Ski at Heavenly Mountain Resort or take a romantic daytime or dinner cruise aboard the  M.S. Dixie II and enjoy Lake Tahoe in white. Tickets can be bought at the Ridge Tahoe Marketplace (ask the Ridge Tahoe concierge for a brochure).

Return from your day on the slopes by checking into Elevation Spa located onsite where you can be pampered by trained professional staff. Book a spa treatment or purchase a gift certificate (service must be 60 minutes or longer) by February 14 and receive a complimentary skin care gift and wrapping.

After a romantic day with your sweetie head over to The Hungry Bear Restaurant for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Start with a lobster, avocado salad with curried mango vinaigrette then move onto the second course which includes your choice of grilled filet with porcini port sauce and roasted lobster tail or half rack of lamb with olive Dijon crust and pan seared scallops with citrus nage. Each entrée is accompanied with au gratin potatoes and asparagus. Don’t forget about dessert! A glass of champagne and a chocolate raspberry mousse heart will finish off the meal.

What will you and your sweetheart do for Valentine’s Day during your stay at The Ridge?

Escape, relax and unwind at Ridge Tahoe’s Elevation Spa

A day spent at Tahoe typically involves high mountain adventure with skiing and boarding in winter and plenty of hiking and biking trails and sightseeing to explore in spring, summer and fall.

An epic day spent outdoors deserves an end-of-the-day reward and there’s no better way than a full body spa treatment. The Ridge Tahoe offers world class spa packages designed especially for ladies and couples. Starting at $328, spa getaway packages include lodging in both deluxe rooms, one or two-bedroom condominium suites, spa treatments, champagne and lift tickets to Heavenly Mountain Resort in winter.

Treat yourself to our spa package and make the most of your vacation.

Treat yourself to our spa package and make the most of your vacation.

Once you’ve picked your package and arrive at The Ridge Tahoe, you can plant yourself on a massage table at Elevation Spa for any number of treatments guaranteed to relax and loosen worked muscles.

There are plenty of options and multi-treatment packages to choose from. You can start off with a massage treatment designed to reduce tension and relieve the negative effects of everyday stress. The Ridge Tahoe licensed massage therapists will restore your sense of well-being with customized combinations of Swedish, Sports and Acupressure techniques.

For skin health and relaxation you can go for a beauty treatment for the face by a Ridge Tahoe licensed aestheticians.

There are also full body treatment options such as the exfoliating body scrub, a European rose body mud bath, a garden mint herbal body wrap, body waxing or the multivitamin hand and foot treatment.

With spa-related questions or to book a spa treatment, call (775) 588-3553, ext. 6000 or email spa@ridge-resorts.com.

What’s your ideal spa treatment during your vacation?

Memorial Day weekend activities line up at South Lake Tahoe

As the unofficial start of summer begins, Memorial Day weekend activities fire up at The Ridge Tahoe.

Whether you plan on hiking, biking, hitting the beach, playing a round of golf or taking a sightseeing tour of Lake Tahoe aboard the M.S. Dixie II or Tahoe Queen there is plenty to do and see during your stay.

After a fun-filled winter season, Heavenly Mountain Resort will switch gears this holiday weekend to operate its famed Gondola for sightseeing, hiking, dining and family activities. The Gondola will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and The Ridge Tahoe front desk staff can assist you with shuttle service.

Enjoy a sightseeing ride on the Heavenly Gondola over Memorial Day weekend. Photo Courtesy of Heavenly Mountain.

Enjoy a sightseeing ride on the Heavenly Gondola over Memorial Day weekend.
Photo Courtesy of Heavenly Mountain.

The Heavenly Gondola transports guests 3,000 feet above Lake Tahoe to the Mid-Station Observation Deck, where you can enjoy stunning views of Lake Tahoe, the Desolation Wilderness, and the Carson Valley. At the top of the Gondola, challenge yourself on the 25-foot climbing wall, designed for beginner to advanced climbers or kids can play in a safe environment on the Spider Zone climbing tower. Enjoy varied hiking trails of green and blue levels then stop by Tamarack Lodge for lunch and drinks.

Operating times will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check in with Ridge Tahoe front desk staff regarding shuttle service to and from the Gondola.

Returning from your sun-drenched day at the lake or on the mountain, know there are plenty of on-site activities as well as cocktail and dining opportunities waiting for you at The Ridge.

Holiday weekend entertainment at South Shore includes Jefferson Starship at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Sisqo, Vanilla Ice and Naughty by Nature at PEEK Nightclub, the retro-themed Boogie Nights dance party at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, and live comedy at The Improv inside Harveys Lake Tahoe.

Looking to revive your faded winter skin in time for summer? Check out Elevation Spa. Now through May 30, you can try a Tahoe Rejuvenation Bundle which includes a European facial and choice of body wrap or scrub, add a one-hour massage and save up to $50. Book any one hour treatment or longer and receive a complimentary Dermaolgica gift box, valued at $36.

Hiking, biking, golfing, dining, boating, gondola rides and a relaxing spa treatment all rolled into one long weekend? It can be done. What are your holiday plans?

Worked muscles earn a trip to the Ridge Tahoe’s Elevation Spa

A day spent skiing or boarding at Heavenly Mountain Resort deserves an end-of-the-day reward. Relax on a massage table at Elevation Spa for any number of treatments guaranteed to loosen up those worked muscles.

Unwind with a spa treatment during your ski vacation.

Unwind with a spa treatment during your ski vacation.

Choose from a variety of massage options and multi-treatment packages:

Skier Relief Package: This 60-minute experience features a massage and a winter skin treatment for wind and sunburned cheeks.

Tahoe Refresher Package: Good for either warming up or winding down for the day, you can take in an hour-long back, neck and shoulders massage plus get a refresher facial.

Tahoe Rejuvenation Bundle: Head to toe is part of this 90-minute treatment (with or without a wrap) that combines a European facial with your choice of body treatment — Garden Mint Herbal Body Wrap, Exfoliating Body Scrub or European Rose Mud Wrap.

Elevation Spa Sampler: A complete experience, this 90-minute package combines a Refresher Facial with an Aromatherapy Hydrating Treatment and a back, neck and shoulders massage.

Elevation Spa Super Spoiler: This deluxe 2.5-hour package combines a one hour full body massage with the Tahoe Rejuvenation Bundle. Guests can choose between a body wrap or body scrub.

Other massage options include:

  • Leg Revitalizer: This 30-minute treatment is designed to help your legs and feet recover from strenuous exercise. The special blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, ginger and wintergreen in the massage oil used for this treatment is designed to bring relief to over-stressed, over-exercised, painful muscles. Hot stones are also incorporated into this treatment, to provide deep heat relief to your muscles.
  • 30-minute back neck and shoulder treatment.
  • Swedish massage (60 or 90 minutes) features the classic full body techniques to enhance circulation, relieve tension and sooth aching muscles.
  • Deep Tissue Massage (30, 60 or 90 minutes) addresses symptoms of chronic pain by using direct and firm techniques.
  • Hot Stone Massage: (60 or 90 minute) combines massage with deep heat therapy using basalt lava stones to loosen tight muscles, relieve stress and ease everyday tension. (not recommended for pregnant women).
  • Aromatherapy Massage (30 and 60 minutes) combines massage with oils to calm and energize.
  • Peppermint Foot Massage (30 minutes) focuses on the different zones of the feet that affect the levels of stress, wellness and energy in the body. Peppermint lotion is used in this treatment for an energetic and soothing effect.

So whether you’ve come off the slopes for the day or are headed to Lake Tahoe for a relaxing getaway, on-site and licensed Elevation Spa staff knows the ultimate goal is to reduce tension and relieve the negative effects of everyday stress. The staff is trained on Swedish, Sports and Acupressure techniques.

Facials run from anywhere between 30 to 75 minutes and include refreshers, facials for teens, European-influence, stress reduction, the Age Smart Facial and the Heavenly Signature.

Go here for a full list of body massages offered by Elevation Spa staff. With spa-related questions or to book a spa treatment, call (775) 588-3553, ext. 6000 or email.

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.