Shorter days, comfortable temps and sunshine make up the Indian Summer in Lake Tahoe. The kids return to school, the mountain air is still warm, and the crowds significantly decrease.

It is a picture-perfect time to check into The Ridge Tahoe and check out the happenings onsite and at the lake.  Whether you’re up for hiking, biking, boating or want to play a round or two of golf, there’s plenty of scenery and things to do from the top of The Ridge Tahoe all the way down to lake level.

Don't pull out the winter gear yet. Indian Summer is one of the best times to visit Lake Tahoe.

Don’t pull out the winter gear yet. Indian Summer is one of the best times to visit Lake Tahoe.

Sure the temperature has come down a degree or two, but that doesn’t mean it’s too cold to swim or find some balance on a standup paddleboard. There are plenty of hidden coves and large public beaches within a few miles from the Ridge Tahoe. Soak in the rays as you take in the panoramic views of the towering mountain peaks that surround Lake Tahoe.

Maybe you prefer to be on top of the water instead. The Ridge Tahoe offers discounted tickets for sightseeing and dinner tours aboard the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II. Tickets can be bought at the Ridge Tahoe Market Place.

Feel like exploring on two wheels? Kingsbury Grade to South Lake Tahoe, the area is crossed with networks of on and off road bicycle trails. You can check with the staff of Ridge Tahoe for bike rentals and organized rides planned during your stay. Here are three trails we recommend.

If you’re looking to keep your feet to the ground, nearby golf courses will keep your game in check, hiking adventures, and sight-seeing opportunities within minutes of the Ridge Tahoe will leave you marveling at the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

You can take the Gondola and Tamarack Express chair up 9,800 feet to access some of Tahoe’s most scenic and highest hiking trails. Heavenly offers trail options from beginner to expert, so you can’t go wrong. The Heavenly Gondola will be open for sightseeing on Fridays-Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until September 29. Activities at Adventure Peak, located at the top of the Gondola will include hiking, tubing, a 25-foot rock climbing, 30-foot spider climber for kids, and dining at Tamarack Lodge. Be sure to head up the Gondola to soak up the last bit of summer at Tahoe.

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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.