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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
gratefull4all San Francisco, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Carlos, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This review is in regards to room #4 which is on the outside facing the parking lot. The room was small and cozy which I didn't have a problem with. The problem I had was that the bed was short, my feet stuck out of the bed and I'm no giant. Also the bed was a little flimsy, the headboard... More

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River_Ranch, General Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your recent experience in our lodge. Typically room #4 is rented by people who are familiar with it as it's our "budget" room and not representative of all the other rooms.Being right off the parking lot, the location of the room can have some noise issues and is smaller. If staying here again, please call and... More

San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Let me start by saying that some of the reviews I read for the River Ranch prior to making our reservations had me worried but now I can honestly say, "what the heck did these people expect in a rustic lodge at those low prices?" THIS PLACE IS SO GREAT. No, it is not a new modern hotel - it... More

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River_Ranch, General Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Please let us know next time you are here so I can introduce myself personally. More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I hesitate to give any bad feedback but this was the most conflicting place we've ever stayed. We travel extensively and chose The River Ranch because of it's location on the Truckee River. It's a beautiful setting, convenient location for river rafting, and the staff was very attentive and friendly. The dinning room was full when we got in, so... More

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River_Ranch, Front Office Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

We here at the River Ranch appreciate you taking the time to review the property and provide us with your experience. We too love the setting and are glad you enjoyed our bar and the scenery. We wish your lodging experience was as positive but it sounds like we weren't able to provide ample information to make sure you had... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had such a good time at River Ranch Lodge. First our room was right on the River with a private balcony watching the rushing water...exciting yet calming. The room was rustic and has that mountain charm to it. ( I do think it could use a small table on the balcony tho...) The girls at the front desk were... More

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River_Ranch, General Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thanks for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay. It is always nice to hear about experiences like yours. We look forward to having you back. Please let us know the next time you visit so we can say hello. Rob Curtis General Manager More

Hercules, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My wife and I spent Mother's day weekend at River Ranch Lodge. The staff was excellent, all were polite and very friendly. The location is out of this world. Our room was OK except the bed was hard as a rock. I have a bad back that didn't help the situation. I had to take the extra pillows and sleep... More

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River_Ranch, General Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Joe, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your mother's day weekend, sorry to hear that the bed was uncomfortable for you. Please let me know if you are planning a trip to our area again, we would be happy to take you through the lodge to find something you are comfortable with. We are currently in the process of... More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great location, nice staff and quaint decor, but the rooms are in dire need of an upgrade. Beds are uncomfortable and the bathrooms aren't even up to par with current Motel 6 standards (although you do get higher end toiletries). On the technology front no flat screen TVs, no electronic keys and although there is free wifi it's too slow... More

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Rkfd, IL
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We sat on their large patio overlooking the Truckee river having a drink and eating our dinner. The sound of the water rushing over the rocks was wonderful. It is a beautiful setting. It's decor is rustic inside. Very clean, friendly staff so we had no complaints. A continental breakfast is included. We would stay there again if given the... More

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146 reviews 146 reviews
19 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Just a few minutes from the Resort at Squaw Valley where we were staying, we decided to go here for dinner based on our view of this resort from the road.. A brief rain wiped out use of the outdoor patio so we elected to dine in the bar area sitting at the bar. Very nice bartender took our order... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The dining is superb, and the head chef, Julia, is one of the few in the area who is leading the Farm To Table degustation festival at Squaw Valley Ski Resort this year. Service was supurb as was every dish from the first to the dessert. The wines matched perfectly, and we followed up with a few tipples from the... More

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Auburn, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We have been coming to River Ranch for 30 years. We always look forward to watching the rafters come in .....the food at the restaurant is always wonderful. We have experienced a horrific stay this week with very rude receptionist whom "said" she was the manager and also with the the office manager. Watch out!!!! When checking out, they had... More

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Address: 2285 River Road, Corner of Hwy 89 & Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
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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 and a lively patio bar and bbq in the summertime with rafting and biking at it's door. ... more   less 
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