Best Things Nearby:
Heavenly Valley Ski Area
The MS Dixie 2 Riverboat Cruise in Zephyr Cove
Harrah's casino buffet on the 18th Floor of the Casino
Best Things About the Resort:
You don't have to drive to Heavenly Valley ski area (you can use the resort's gondola).
There are plenty of activities---for children and adults.
THe Ridge Tahoe is at 7500 foot elevation of the Nevada Side of Lake Tahoe, approximately 1300 feet above lake level and adjacent to one of the Heavenly Valley ski lifts. They have a private (what I call) a "mini-gondola" to the ski lift from the resort.
The unit was spacious and well-appointed. The master bedroom had a nice oval tub. My unit had somewhat of a view of the Carson Valley. Other units appeared to have spectacular views (trust me, I'm not complaining). At least two of the towers had indoor jacuzzis. My 10-year old boy and I had to go up to the outdoor jacuzzi on the top floor of the Ridge Tower, approximately 2000 feet above the valley floor.
The resort also has an indoor pool, tennis, a putting green, fitness center, racquetball courts (complimentary, reservations required, but easy to get). I marked "adventure prone", for hikers who hit the "hiking trails" behind the resort; it looked like one could get way away from civilization in a short walk.
The Ridge converted one of the units to a supervised children's center, open during the day. The kids enjoyed that and the two playgrounds.
I enjoyed the aforementoned jacuzzis, fitness center and saunas.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. One person even went back to the front desk to retrieve a complimentary USA Today, which hadn't arrived one day.
This is definitely a Gold Crown Resort for any time of year.
- Unit Type: 2 Bedroom
- Activities: Excellent
- Amenities: Excellent
- Unit Satisfaction: Excellent
- Family Friendliness: Excellent
- Service: Excellent