Lake Tahoe Home: Ritz-Carlton project to offer lakefront luxury experience |

Lake Tahoe Home: Ritz-Carlton project to offer lakefront luxury experience

A rendering of the Lake Club, which includes an outdoor fire pit and barbecue.
Contributed photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe |

The Lake Club will feature:

Indoor gathering area and bar

Ground-floor dining terrace

Upper-level dining deck

Expansive lawn area

Direct beach access to Lake Tahoe

Private boat pier with buoys

Outdoor whirlpool, fire pit and barbecue

Modern showers and changing facilities

Storage facilities to house kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, etc.

Learn more: Visit for information on the Lake Club and everything else about the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.


Read more in Lake Tahoe Home

This story has been adapted from the July 2016 edition of Lake Tahoe Home, a monthly magazine produced by the staff at Tahoe Magazine and the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Tahoe Daily Tribune newspapers.

Visit to read a digital copy of the magazine, which is available now on newsstands throughout the greater Truckee-Tahoe region. Look for August’s magazine in the coming weeks!

TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — Nestled in the Sierra Nevada at Northstar California Resort, the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers direct access to an array of mountain activities — from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking and hiking — along with some of the best high-end amenities the entire region can offer (seriously, if you’ve never dined at the Manzanita restaurant inside the Ritz, then stop right now and make a reservation).

And, come summer 2017, the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe — the first and only AAA Five Diamond resort in the Tahoe-Truckee region — will also grant its visitors access to the area’s main attraction.

The sparkling blue “Jewel of the Sierra.”

Lake Tahoe.

On June 8, the Ritz-Carlton broke ground on the construction of a new lakefront project slated to open its doors next summer in Tahoe Vista: the Lake Club.

Designed by local architect Clare Walton, the Lake Club will be a multi-level dining and bar facility with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing visitors panoramic views of the breathtaking lake while they wine, dine and unwind.

In all, the facility will feature a 650-square-foot indoor gathering area and bar, a 600-square-foot ground-floor dining terrace and a 950-square-foot upper-level dining deck.

What’s more, the club will be equipped with an outdoor whirlpool, fire pit and barbecue as well as modern showers and changing facilities.

“Our intention is to create a space that complements the rugged landscape with a clean, modern aesthetic,” said Walton, principal architect of Tahoe City-based Walton Architecture + Engineering. “The transparency of our design allows guests to connect immediately with the setting and flow seamlessly between interior and exterior social gathering spaces.”

Set on an expansive 2,000-square-foot lawn area that stretches to the water’s edge, the Lake Club will allow guests access to the beach and an adjacent boat pier, offering a slew of summer recreational activities and water sports — kayaking, waterskiing, parasailing and more.

“The launch of the Lake Club will provide our guests with luxury amenities and private access to Lake Tahoe, along with limitless summer recreational activities,” said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “The addition of the Lake Club will allow the Ritz-Carlton to offer a one-of-a-kind luxury resort experience, one that includes both direct access to the mountain and to the lake, a first for the Lake Tahoe region.”

The Lake Club will be located at 7170 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe Vista, a quaint hamlet on Tahoe’s North Shore, located between Kings Beach and Tahoe City. With construction underway, The Lake Club is slated to open its doors in the summer of 2017.

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