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cleburne
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Kirkland, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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... More 

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Thank shewolfe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We have for the past 7 years visited River Ranch Restaurant and enjoyed every time. The food is always wonderful, and we always request a seat at the window to watch the river flow by At times you may see a rafter float by I call it "Dinner and a Show" it is so beautiful. We would definitely recommend this... More 

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Thank Section209
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Having stayed a full seven days and being a repeat customer, I feel I really know River Ranch in depth I am a little confused as to why some people rate this unique poorly. We stayed in a room with a balcony and hear the river lulling us to sleep each night. There was a lot going on the patio... More 

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

Jim- Thank you for your wonderful review and being a fan of the River Ranch. A unique property we are with so many difference facets from our a busy casual daytime patio to a peaceful riverside dining experience and we love to know you appreciate all we offer! It's so great to hear the river again and we'll let other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Several times a year, the River Ranch offers half-off prices for dinners. Four of us enjoyed full meals, but the results were mixed. Half of the entrees were exceptional and half were less than exceptional. The service was satisfactory. However, the view of the river running just below our table was worth the trip. In sum, look for the half-off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to hit Happy Hour here (4-6 pm). Excellent value, and wonderful food. Will definitely return to try the $5 cocktails. The food was great - the sliders are definitely worth a go! The view from the bar is lovely and there's a white tablecloth restaurant for those with a touch more class than me in my... More 

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Thank Vicki W
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
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
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range: $130 - $262 (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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