This luxury North Lake Tahoe hotel is situated within the pristine beauty of the forest. Just minutes from the beaches, boating and water sports of Lake Tahoe, there's an awful lot to do around the place. During the winter, the slope-side location at Northstar Resort features convenient ski-in, ski-out access with mountain concierge services. The 173-room hotel has all the trappings of a Ritz-Carlton, including impeccable customer service. Manzanita, the hotel's signature restaurant, offers innovative seasonal California cuisine created by James Beard Award—winning Chef Traci Des Jardins. There's also a nice spa that features treatments and therapies themed around water, the woods and wellness.