If it were up to us, every day would be Mother’s Day, complete with leisurely brunches, fresh flowers and sunshiny days with family and friends. Unfortunately, every day can’t be Mother’s Day so when the day rolls around every year, we always work extra hard to ensure the holiday is a very special and memorable time for all mothers! This year will be no different at the Ridge Tahoe with a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at the Hungry Bear Restaurant.

The brunch on Mother’s Day, May 12, will include a feast for the eyes and the taste buds with multiple indulgent dishes. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you start with the first course of Orange Scented Mascarpone & Ricotta Crepes w/ Spring Berry Compote. The second course includes a choice of one of the following: Herb Crusted Alaskan Halibut with sweet potato and wild mushroom hash, spring peas and citrus jus; Crab Cake Avocado Benedict with cottage potatoes and chive hollandaise; eight-ounce New York Steak and Eggs with cottage potatoes; or Shrimp Huevos Rancheros with refried beans, eggs, queso fresco, corn tortillas, and ranchero sauce. Finish the same way you started with a Spring Trio of sweet desserts.

The brunch is $40 per person, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Reservations are recommended; call the Concierge at extension 3150 to reserve your table.

There are also several other special Mother’s Day activities occurring throughout the weekend. If you are staying at The Ridge Tahoe, you’ll have quick and easy access to these events.

Take the family for a ride this Mother’s Day weekend. Courtesy: V&T Railroad

Mother’s Day weekend rides on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad take off from Carson City, May 11-12. This 16-mile round trip ride on diesel train engines will transport riders to the historic town of Virginia City where shopping, dining, and sights abound. There will be free mimosas, pastries, and long stemmed rose to make mom’s day special. Mothers will delight in this unhurried ride through the rolling hills of the storied Comstock Lode right-of-way with the possibility of wild mustang sightings. The Carson City depot is about a 45-minute ride from the Ridge Tahoe.

Other options in town include the celebrated nightly Magic Fusion show starring Chipper Lowell at the Loft Theatre. If mom prefers live music, check out Musicole at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on May 11.

Magicians take the stage at the Loft Tahoe for Mother’s Day. Courtesy: The Loft Tahoe

Regardless of your preferred Mother’s Day plans, we hope you have a wonderful holiday!