First Time Visitor to Ridge Tahoe Late Sept. 2008

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By Sue L.

First Time Visitor to Ridge Tahoe Late Sept. 2008

Hi All- I am a senior-type woman exchanging into the Ridge Tahoe beginning 9/21 until 9/28/08. My adult son and adult daughter will accompany me. We're from Ohio and have never been to Tahoe; we'll be flying into Sacramento and driving up, and returning to Sacramento the night before flying out. We already know there are no rooms with twin or two beds at the Ridge. I'm also wondering is they have any accessible rooms, which would be more comfortable for me. We plan to sightsee around the lake, a lake cruise, possibly a visit to Carson City or Virginia City; also a show, if something good in on at the time. I would like to use an indoor pool if it's accessible. What can you frequent visitors to Tahoe share to make our visit memorable? We realize it can get cool at night; I'm wondering if I should be concerned about the altitude. Any dining tips- we prefer casual and healthy? Thanks for any and all help.

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10 years ago
Sep 10, 2008

By Jerome B.

Hi, You have asked for a lot of suggestions, to many for an e-mail. If you don't mind I will give you my e-mail address and again if you don't mind give me your ph# and I will call you. My name is Jerry and I have been an owner at the ridge for 12yrs. I own 2 places there. Here is my e-mail address and Phone# au56jbht@embarqmail.com Ph# 702-243-3351 Good luck and enjoy Jerry

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10 years ago
Sep 19, 2008

By Phil L.

First Time Visitor to Ridge Tahoe Late Sept. 2008

susiesnow wrote:
Hi All- I am a senior-type woman exchanging into the Ridge Tahoe beginning 9/21 until 9/28/08. My adult son and adult daughter will accompany me. We're from Ohio and have never been to Tahoe; we'll be flying into Sacramento and driving up, and returning to Sacramento the night before flying out. We already know there are no rooms with twin or two beds at the Ridge. I'm also wondering is they have any accessible rooms, which would be more comfortable for me. We plan to sightsee around the lake, a lake cruise, possibly a visit to Carson City or Virginia City; also a show, if something good in on at the time. I would like to use an indoor pool if it's accessible. What can you frequent visitors to Tahoe share to make our visit memorable? We realize it can get cool at night; I'm wondering if I should be concerned about the altitude. Any dining tips- we prefer casual and healthy? Thanks for any and all help.

If you are staying in a two bedroom then you sleep six because of the couch/sleeper.

Virginia City is a must and its only about 30 minutes outside of Carson City.

Also Reno trip would be fun and is about 1-1:15 minutes from the Ridge.

We own two units and always drive down the hill about 10 minutes to the Chart House one night and Wally's resort has a great place to eat and foods you wouldn't believe.

Also of coarse casino's in south shore and north shore to visit. We always drive around the lake and have lunch in north shore.

They have a early dinner cruise on the lake on The Dixie Queen or late dinner and dancing.

Go on Tripadvisor and check out Lake Tahoe Forum for more information.

PHIL

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10 years ago
Sep 27, 2008

By Sue L.

Thanks to Jerry and Phil for good advice. Will reply at length when we arrive home.

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10 years ago
Sep 27, 2008

By Rosemary W.

Dear Susiesnow, I read your request and the responses and wondered how you had enjoyed your trip. Hope you had a good time.

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10 years ago
Nov 05, 2008

By Sue L.

Hi Jerry, Phil, and Rosemary- Our visit to Lake Tahoe was a great success; thanks to the suggestions given here and to my adult "kids" who made so many activities easy and accessible. Flying in to Sacramento, we rented a car, stopped in Placerville for groceries and arrived at the Ridge Tahoe on a very windy Sunday evening. We were placed in the first building as you enter the grounds, with garage underneath; our suite was spacious and beautifully maintained. Twin beds in one of the bedrooms would have been preferable for our party, but the sofa bed was used half time by each of the younger ones. They took full advantage of the morning stretch classes and hikes offered as activities, while I viewed 3 of the noon movies offered each weekday, plus played bingo and designed a greeting card in a class. Also used the shuttle several times between buildings, used the pay computer, and had a fine salmon dinner in the Hungry Bear Restaurant one evening. Didn't use the indoor pool or spa facilities. Daughter and son purchased at the Chamber of Commerce a 2 disc CD which gave a tour around the Lake, west to east. This was great for pointing out and describing the various historic and scenic spots. We stopped at beaches, histoic homes and camps, Squaw Valley, went over to Truckee, into the CalNeva casino, Cave Rock, etc. Wonderful day tour. Another day we went to Virginia City, including The Way It Was Museum, the Old Opera House, various scenic saloons, etc. Passed through Carson City coming and going, and stopped at Wally's on the way back - would have planned more time there had we realized the connection with The Ridge management. My final highlight was the gondola ride from the Marriott to near Heavenly.- 9300ft! Breathtakingly beautiful in all directions. They do a good job up there of explaining all that you can see for miles. We had dinner at the Lakeshore Casino, where I wagered and lost $2. The younger ones made several and longer visits to the large Casinos on the CA-NV border. All in all, a most memorable trip; I would recommend the Ridge Tahoe and a visit to the Lake Tahoe area to anyone interested in experiencing new and beautiful sights in the Western US.

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10 years ago
Nov 05, 2008

By Jerome B.

Hi susie snow Was delighted to hear of your very enjoyable trip and thanks for describing your journey while in Lake Tahoe. You affirmed why I have gone there for the last 12 years. Can't wait to go back in July. My very best, Jerry

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10 years ago
Nov 05, 2008

By Rosemary W.

Glad you enjoyed yourself at the Ridge. Thanks for your report. Rosemary

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10 years ago
Nov 06, 2008

By Phil L.

Glad to hear of your trip and nice that you enjoyed yourself in Tahoe and at the Ridge!

We have been going up there for years and doing many of the same things over and over again and still enjoy.

PHIL

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10 years ago
Nov 06, 2008

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