Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court
Truckee, California 96161
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Local Phone: (530) 562-3000

This luxury hotel at Northstar California has a ski-in, ski-out location at mid-mountain and a seasonal (winter) gondola connection to the base-area resort hub. In the summer, the gondola carries your dog up the mountain for hiking and checking out the views.

Pet-friendly rooms are available upon request.

The resort hosts "Yappy Hour" Sundays in July and August on the Backyard Terrace. The event features cocktail specials for adults as well as chicken and beef boullion-flavored water and local treats and bones for four-legged guests.

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Size: All sizes
  • Breed restrictions: None
  • Maximum number allowed: 2
  • Cost per dog: $20 Per Night
  • Non-Refundable Deposit: $170
  • Percentage of rooms that are dog-friendly: Less than 50%
  • Other comments: 7 dog-friendly rooms

Dog-friendly property amenities:

  • Dog Waste Bags
  • Cozy Dog Beds
  • Special treats

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Caly & Amber at Lake Tahoe. Photo by Eve Dutton.
Caly & Amber at Lake Tahoe. Photo by Eve Dutton.
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Northstar - Photo Credit: @booradleyjj
Northstar - Photo Credit: @booradleyjj
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Kayla at the Ritz-Carlton
Kayla welcomes guests
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Kayla Chillin
Kayla Chillin' at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Kayla, DogTrekker.com's Director of Barketing, Chief Operating Dog and Research Lab, visited the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe last week and really did put on the Ritz. Despite it being late fall, the sun was shining, the dog-friendly patio open and the trails inviting. more »
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When only a traditional hotel will do, we can suggest several, in several price ranges. If you can afford to put on the Ritz, the five-star Ritz-Carlton Tahoe is poised to roll out the red carpet for you and your pet. On the North Shore, the Larkspur Hotel Truckee-Tahoe and Cedar House Sport Hotel, both in Truckee, offer luxury accommodations with lots of extras. more »
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