Travel: Lakeside Luxury, The Most Peaceful Place in Lake Tahoe


Those seeking a peaceful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city should opt for the serenity of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. America’s 27th largest lake is a mere three-hour drive from San Francisco; just far enough from home that you can truly feel like you’ve gotten away from it all. Regardless of when you decide to travel, be it in sultry summer or the peak of ski season, there’s only one place to stay: The Ritz-Carlton Residences Lake Tahoe. What’s more, should you fall in love with the area’s very unique brand of relaxed luxury, you can actually buy one of the Ritz’s remaining 14 residences.
Kennedy Wilson unveiled three lavish Jay Jeffers-designed penthouses this past February that cater to the style savvy Tahoe-loving elite. Dubbed “California Mountain” for its modern take on the standard ski lodge, Jeffers’ design utilizes cool gray palettes, a mélange of industrial and natural furnishings and faux-boix wallpaper to create his distinctive signature aesthetics. The property’s highlight is its $5 million duplex penthouse, which features a home office, multi-media-room, indoor/outdoor fireplace and three outdoor terraces.


Residents not only live in a gorgeous environment, but are actually treated like royalty at the Ritz. They have access to 2,480 skiable acres of Northstar Mountain at Tahoe’s only ski-in/ski-out five-star resort, but those who buy also enjoy an exclusive suite of perks including those available to guests of the AAA Five Diamond resort. These benefits include a pre-arrival concierge service, valet parking, a private Residence Concierge, Ski Valet, access to the stunning 17,000-square foot Highlands Spa, in-residence dining, Executive Business Service Center privileges and access to the resort’s lounges and restaurants. Boarding enthusiasts should also note that the Ritz is home to the world’s only Burton Snowboard Academy. Residents also enjoy exclusive membership at the tony Tahoe Mountain Club, which offers two championship golf courses, private mid-mountain dining at Schaffer’s Camp and swim and tennis facilities.
Regardless of the season, truly there’s no better place to stay in style.