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River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

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Front of property - evening/night
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Overview of River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2.5 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
2285 River Road, Olympic Valley, CA, 96145

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNorth Tahoe Regional Park19 min walk
  • Popular LocationResort at Squaw Creek Golf Course5 min drive
  • Popular LocationRed Dog Ski Lift8 min drive
  • AirportLake Tahoe, CA (TVL)57 min drive

Room options

About this area

Olympic Valley

Located in Olympic Valley, River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant is in the mountains and on the waterfront. Gatekeeper's Museum and Olympic Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Tahoe Maritime Museum and KidZone Museum. North Shore Parasail and Kings Beach Miniature Golf are also worth visiting. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like mountain biking, hiking/biking trails, and skydiving, or hop on a bike rental nearby and take a self-guided tour around Olympic Valley.

What's nearby

  • North Tahoe Regional Park - 19 min walk
  • Palisades Tahoe - 5 min drive
  • Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course - 5 min drive
  • Red Dog Ski Lift - 8 min drive
  • KT22 Express Ski Lift - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Truckee Station - 14 min drive
  • Reno Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO) - 52 min drive


  • Six Peaks - 5 min drive
  • Front Street Station Pizza - 5 min drive
  • The Dam Cafe - 6 min drive
  • River Grill - 6 min drive
  • The Bridgetender - 6 min drive

About this property

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

Hotel by the river
You can look forward to a terrace, a bar, and a restaurant at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, wedding services, and luggage storage
  • A TV in the lobby and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 19 individually furnished rooms have amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Heating and portable fans
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Wardrobes/closets, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Ski passes
  • Ski storage
  • Wedding services


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5:00 PM
Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 28 and November 19.

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

River Ranch Lodge Tahoe City
River Ranch Lodge
River Ranch Tahoe City
River Ranch Hotel Tahoe City
River Ranch Lodge Restaurant
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant Hotel
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant Olympic Valley
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant Hotel Olympic Valley

Frequently asked questions

Is River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant located?

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Truckee River and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Palisades Tahoe. North Tahoe Regional Park and Spa at Squaw Creek are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant and receive a full refund?

Yes, River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 76 out of 181 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 60 out of 181 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 33 out of 181 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 181 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 181 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Staff Great ... beds alittle rough, wobbly. Dissapointed about the river, which is what i was looking forward to , but thats mother nature..Danille was great!,
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Had a wonderful dinner in the hotel restaurant by the Truckee River. Room was up to date and clean
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Rooms are too closed to the chimney of the restaurant.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Bethsy L
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great view
Great place with a great view. Unfortunately it did only have a portable fan and the room got really hot.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
River Ranch summer stay
Stayed here for a wedding in Tahoe City area. Very fun atmosphere since this is the take out point for rafting on the Truckee River in June and July. Restaurant is very good but pricey. Room was clean and comfortable. Second floor Rooms with balconies are best. Road noise noticeable during day but not at night. Very friendly and attentive staff. Property a bit worn overall but has a wonderful location and is more inexpensive than many properties in an expensive region.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gustavo, Victorville
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly, nice staff; clean, spacious room. Location on the Truckee River with bike/jogging path; awesome.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Bathroom tiles had mold between them.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Overlooks truckee river and thats the only plus; carpets are dirty, old. I wouldnt stay there again for that price unless i was desperate
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022