Playdate at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

I have to admit, I am a little bit (ok, a lot!) in love with the Ritz.

I don’t always get to stay there, but I love to find a nearby location when we travel or close to home and retreat there to write, drink tea, or just take in a gorgeous lobby and be inspired by the highest levels of service.

I’ve had the Ritz Carlton credit card since the end of last year, and adding up those points with my little pots of tea can’t hurt! A girl can dream, right? 😉

So when I found out there was a Lake Tahoe location, I threw the littles in the car and up into the mountains we went!



The resort is perched on an overlook with a stunning view of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The road there is winding and you feel a little like you’re driving up to the Beauty and the Beast’s castle!



The lobby is on multiple levels and winds around this magnificent monolith of a stone fireplace, with windows on all sides and plenty of seating to take in the various gorgeous views.

(Psst: find our outfit details at the bottom of this post!)



We picked a little bench and chair table by a huge window with a flawless mountain vista.

I ordered a pot of mint tea, and they brought waters and snacks for me and the baby!

I love the little succulent centerpieces!



After our snack, we headed out into the ‘Backyard’ – which reminded me of the Ritz Plantation in Georgia where one of my bridesmaids was married a few years ago.

There’s tons of open space, lots of outdoor games, and a big fire pit where they made s’mores as evening approached!




Juliette found the bocce balls – she is so obsessed with round objects – I think we have a future basketball/volleyball/soccer player on our hands!

There were picnic tables and chairs all around, so I got to relax while she discovered some massive pinecones and sorted the Connect 4 rings by color!



The view of the ski lifts and mountain range from the Backyard was just as glorious – such an inspiring place to chill!

The pool was just to the left of this picture, so swimmers get to indulge in the scene as well!


Many hours later, I pried a very tired Juliette away from all of her fun and we packed up and headed home. The sun was coming through the trees and I had to capture this pic!

Then, back down the mountain to find Dad and dinner.

Till the next Ritz, the next time!



Juliette: Janie and Jack pink romper, available here
Carter’s pink socks, Harper Canyon pink sparkle Mary Janes

Jackie: Leather detail black tank: Michael Kors
Black lace shorts: Mudpie
Gold studded sandals: Fergie
Black lace headband: Charming Charlie


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