The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe embodies its mountainous atmosphere with a middle-of-the-woods feel and a focus on treatments designed for balance and relaxation. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa has only 16 treatment rooms, making any visit feel intimate and personal. Most of the treatments are organic — like the signature facial and massage — and seasonal ingredients can include passion fruit, honeysuckle, blood orange and grape. Views from the treatment rooms look directly at the towering pines outside the window, and a cozy fireplace in the relaxation lounge is perfect for a post-treatment session.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• We recommend selecting one of the longer treatments, since they typically include a massage at the end of the pampering session.

• While the luxury spa's wraps all offer unique benefits, you'll feel revitalized regardless of which option you choose.

• The intimate spa does indeed offer couples treatments, including the 90-minute Couples Journey. During this treatment, you’ll experience an exfoliating bamboo scrub, a soak in a copper tub made for two, an olive and fig body butter application and aromatherapy scalp and full-body massages.
Things to Know
• Be sure to check the seasonal offerings for any couples treatments, as those are bound to change throughout the year.

• The best way to get an appointment at the popular spa is to call their line directly. If you have any specific questions about which treatment to book, the receptionist can help you pick the best one to suit your needs.

• Keep in mind that the spa encourages you to book any appointment at least one week in advance to ensure that you get your desired time and treatment,.

• Arrive 30 minutes prior so you can take advantage of the various amenities like the sauna and steam rooms.

• Should something unexpected come up, cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you’ve booked a spa package or a private party, cancellations be made five days ahead,
The Treatments
• The Ritz-Carlton Spa’s signature organic massage is customized to fit your needs using organic essential oils.

• There’s also an organic scalp and full-body massage, pre-natal massage, foot massage and stone massage that includes pinyon pine nut and arnica essential oils.

• If you really want to relax, book the Drift to Sleep treatment, in which an exfoliation and milk bath is followed by a body massage that’s designed to help you drift off to an alpha state of sleep.

• Mineralizing Algae Envelopment & Massage includes an organic seaweed wrap to help increase circulation, remove any excess fluids and toxins and help eliminate cellulite as well as ease any soreness in your muscles.

• The Organic Age-Defying Body Envelopment & Massage incorporates a salt and oil peel to get off any dead skin, followed by a wrap with cream to help with aging skin and cellulite.
The Facilities
• Although you’ll certainly experience a secluded sanctuary vibe, the spa incorporates the use of modern technology with its amenities.

• Thermal facilities include a heated lap pool, dry-heat lodge and apinyon pine steam room.

• You will also want to spend time in the gym to get a workout with its state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Getting There
13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, California 96161
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe
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