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River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2285 River Road, Corner of Hwy 89 & Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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  • Shirley Lake Trail
    2.8 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christmas Dinner Was Perfect
Outstanding dinner on Christmas. The food was excellent and the... more
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Murphy, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding dinner on Christmas. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. I'll be back next year. The prime rib was amazing and the rainbow trout was so good that my four-year-old ate almost all of it. Hopefully this will become a Christmas tradition.

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Rancho Cordova, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during the warmest weekend in Tahoe, so when we were on the lake it was amazing. The hotel has no AC, no phone, and very few 'standard' hotel services that I normally would take advantage of. No fridge, and the beds were terrible. If you are looking for rustic, no frills, this may be your spot. Outdoor patio...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I've stayed at the River Ranch as a guest a couple of different times during the 2015-2016 season, eaten in the restaurant multiple times, and I wrote a GLOWING review of the place last January. All that changed tonight, however. My partner and I went to go eat at their restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner. We did arrive...

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Nice people. Peppercorn New York striploin was great, cooked to perfection with a nice drizzle. Roast Chicken was good as well, along with the French Onion soup. I did put them to the test with their Trout Toast. I told them I did not like horseradish, which was part of the "spread" listed with this appetizer. I asked for a...

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cleburne
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the lodge. Here is what you need to know. They say most rooms have balconies and great views. That seemed to be true except for room 5 which had neither. This is not a modern lodge but does have a nineties river lodge feel. Book ahead of time and make sure to get a room...

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Kirkland, WA
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a unique and quaint place to stay that is literally right on the Truckee River than this is your place. It is quirky though. I was not impressed with the dining room and the breakfast in the morning. My door to my room open outward towards the parking lot which was awkward as well. People at...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The restaurant is acceptable for its location. The large deck near the river is pleasant. Inside at the restaurant has good special. Pork chops and prime rib are excellent. great drinks. Casual feel after long hikes in the hills.

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Incline Village, Nevada
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We've always wanted to try this spot and it got good reviews from our friends. This place has a great patio that sits right on the Truckee River. I liked the variety of menu-tavern fare plus main entrees. The bison short ribs and the world famous nachos were spot on! I look forward to coming back again and again.

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Memphis
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Retro lodge style, large, comfortable room was perfect for our family reunion. Lovely view of the patio surrounded by the river and forest. Family members staying here met for breakfast before driving either to the day's activity site or five minutes to our niece's home in Alpine Meadows. We re-convened on the patio before evening meals with the family. All...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I really wanted to like the River Ranch restaurant. We sat at a lovely inside table at the windows with the Truckee River rushing by but that was the end of the magic. The service was spotty and slow. Drinks were ordered quickly, arrived slowly, first course was slow to arrive and we had a youngster with us and instead...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River Ranch is a cozy restaurant and lodge with 19 rooms and a restaurant and bar over the river perfect for all seasons with a cozy bar for apres ski in the winter and close proximity to world class skiing. Lively patio bar and grill in the summertime with rafting and biking at it's door. **Please check ADA room availability as rooms are limited. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

Address: 2285 River Road, Corner of Hwy 89 & Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range: $212 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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River Ranch Hotel Tahoe City
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Down stairs facing AWAY from the parking lot are the best rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles kellytan1026, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“view on the other side of the river”
 of 5 bubbles 561annikg, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor away from the street is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 976jime, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The best ones are the ones with a patio overlooking the Truckee River. #10 in my opinion, is the BEST because it's on the North corner.”
  • Room #10
  • Private deck, room #10
 of 5 bubbles benbear2009, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“They have 3 pet rooms, no pets in the lodge. If you need quiet call and ask, they will put you in the right room.”
 of 5 bubbles americansue, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
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