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Reviewed 17 July 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...

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Reviewed 15 July 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...

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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...

Reviewed 25 May 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...

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

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...

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Modesto, California
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The room are small and cozy. Stayed here for two nights and had to sleep with the sliding glass door open because the room was hot even with the wall heaters shut off. The shower was ok. Could of been better if the drain worked properly. If you plan on using the wifi you will need a lot of patience...

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

Thank you for letting us know about your stay. Sorry the room was bit warm for you. We just upgraded our wifi and you should be able to get good wifi access anywhere on the property. Hope to see you again soon.

Truckee, California
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Food was disappointing and so was the service. My husband had to get up to get another round of drinks (the restaurant was not busy) and the waiter ended up throwing a spoon in my friend's lap. Could see why over the holidays, when every restaurant in the north Tahoe area was packed, this one had plenty of open tables.

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dinner. Sorry to hear that our service was not up to your expectation as we take pride in fast and friendly service. Hopefully we'll see you back here again and if so please let me know when you arrive so I may oversee your experience.

San Francisco
Reviewed 8 January 2016

If you want an authentic Tahoe experience, stay here. If you want a big, mega-resort type experience, then stay over at Squaw Valley. The River Ranch Lodge is a GREAT place, with a down home vibe with some of the BEST food in the area coming out of their Restaurant. I was last here in mid-December to kick off the...

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

Hi Ben, Thanks so much for your kind (and very thorough) review! You're right, we are most certainly not a mega resort! I'm glad that our more "rustic Tahoe" style fit your liking and we hope to see you again soon.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Well maybe RR doesn't want me to tell people that, but yes they chained up my car this morning and refused to take any money for this service (I left the money for the staff). Yes, they are that nice and helpful. I changed rooms upon arrival, the room I booked over the bar had a humming noise and I...

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

Hello Sue, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I will pass your comments along to everyone! I am glad that we were able to help you during your stay and hope to see you again soon!

The Sea Ranch, California
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was disappointing on many levels. We used to dine here years ago, so we were looking forward to a cozy dinner by the fireplace, and even booked a room here so we wouldn't have to drive after dinner--which I told the person when I booked this. When we arrived, no one informed us that the dining room was closed...

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The accomodations were perfect for us, and all of the staff was so friendly and helpful. We really appreciated the wonderful breakfast you provided, as well. It is a convenient location for easy drives to and around the lake. We hope to visit again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
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
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range: $214 - $353 (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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“Down stairs facing AWAY from the parking lot are the best rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles kellytan1026, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“view on the other side of the river”
 of 5 bubbles 561annikg, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor away from the street is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 976jime, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The best ones are the ones with a patio overlooking the Truckee River. #10 in my opinion, is the BEST because it's on the North corner.”
  • Room #10
  • Private deck, room #10
 of 5 bubbles benbear2009, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“They have 3 pet rooms, no pets in the lodge. If you need quiet call and ask, they will put you in the right room.”
 of 5 bubbles americansue, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
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