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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Hotel Review: This property is situated mid-mountain at the Northstar ski resort and offers a number of options for discerning guests. The spacious 170 rooms and suites come standard with flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, fireplaces and fully stocked honor bars. Suites also include sitting areas and kitchens or kitchenettes. Club Level guests have access to a private lounge, which serves five complimentary food presentations daily. The property has a spa with sixteen treatment rooms, a fitness center and a lap pool overlooking the mountains. Foodies will appreciate the on-site restaurant, Manzanita, which features dishes by celebrated chef Traci Des Jardins. In addition, the casual Backyard Bar & BBQ serves "blues, brews and BBQ." Local sporting highlights include quality skiing, hiking, biking and golf. Downhill and cross-country enthusiasts will appreciate the ski-in, ski-out access, as well as the inter-mountain gondola which connects guests with the nearby Village-at-Northstar.