River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant Tahoe City - Alpine Meadows, CA
Celebrating over 40 years on the Truckee River!
The River Ranch Lodge sits on the banks of the scenic Truckee River, a beautiful location for your Lake Tahoe vacation, Lake Tahoe dinner, Lake Tahoe wedding or special event. This historic lodge features 19 handsome rooms, a dining room and bar cantilevered over the river, a second dining room with warm stone fireplace, and a spacious riverside patio. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or throwing a party for 175, the River Ranch is a wonderful place for your next Tahoe visit.
Experience Lake Tahoe Year Round
In the winter the River Ranch welcomes skiers and boarders from nearby Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as well as many other Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts. Stay close to the slopes, relax and enjoy a cocktail in our popular aprés ski fireplace lounge, or experience our award winning restaurant, a year-round favorite of both visitors and local residents.
In warmer weather the patio becomes a lively hub of summer activities including barbecue lunch daily, and weddings. Visitors arrive by river raft, car or from the bicycle/walking path running along the property. Once dinner begins, however, the spirit remains casual while the mood becomes more tranquil and the service more formal. Whether you sit inside or on the patio, the river setting is perfect for dinner on a summer evening.
The colorful history of the picturesque and historic lodge dates back 100 years.
Originally called the Deer Park Inn, the resort was completed in 1888 and grew into a fashionable watering spot on a narrow gauge railway which ran along the Truckee River. The Inn remained a popular resort until the Great Depression in the 1930's, when tourism came to a standstill. The Inn was abandoned and became dilapidated through disuse. In 1950, the old structure was cleared and a new River Ranch Lodge building was erected on the same site, primarily operating as a tennis camp. During the 1960 Olympic Games at nearby Squaw Valley, numerous foreign diplomats used the Lodge as their headquarters. Continuous renovation has made the River Ranch into the cozy, wood shingled lodge it is today.
The Perfect Location...Nestled on the banks of the scenic Truckee River, the River Ranch offers a central location for many area attractions.
- 3.5 miles to Lake Tahoe's north shore.
- 10 miles to historic Truckee and I-80.
- Close to world-class skiing at Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows,
- The final destination of Truckee River Raft Co. on the Truckee River.
Current Weather in Lake Tahoe
31 ° F
Wind: 5 mph (E) w/ gusts up to 7 mph
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. East wind around 10 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.