Lakefront Luxury: The Magic of Edgewood Tahoe

The golf pros and celebrities who migrate annually to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore for the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament know that Edgewood Tahoe is not only a great place to hit the links, it’s a beautiful place to stay. For five days each summer, the resort’s 154 luxury guest rooms and suites are home to sports stars, recording artists, and actors, each of whom enjoys the same posh amenities and the same lake views as those relished by guests who stay at other times throughout the year. A beachfront lounge chair, a sunset cocktail, morning coffee enjoyed by the warmth of a blazing fire pit; a stay at Edgewood Tahoe makes every guest feel like a VIP.

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

Edgewood Tahoe’s magic is found in its combination of authenticity and luxury. A project long in the making, the sustainably designed mountain lodge and $100 million plus project is seminal for Lake Tahoe’s South Shore and stands as the centerpiece of the area’s renaissance. Silver LEED certified and a model of sustainability, the resort treads lightly on its 235-acre lakefront parcel while delivering service worthy of its Preferred Hotels & Resorts, LVX Collection affiliation.

The tone is set upon arrival where guests are greeted not only with a glass of sparkling wine, but also with 38-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the lake. This chalet-like Great Room features limestone walls and a dramatic, vaulted ceiling. Cozy seating areas are warmed by a mammoth fireplace. Design elements here, and in the expansive rooms and suites, are inspired by the setting: deep blues, dark woods, and neutral leathers. Every guest room features a gas fireplace and a terrace or balcony. Large bathrooms in cool gray tones feature rainfall showers and luxe toiletries.

Edgewood Lodge Great Room
Edgewood Lodge Great Room
Edgewood Suite

Warmer months may draw the golf crowd who salivate over the George Fazio-designed, 18-hole course, deemed one of America’s Top Golf Courses by Golf Digest, yet cooler seasons also offer equally enthralling programming such as ‘Clicquot in the Snow,’ new to the resort this winter. This snowshoeing experience takes guests across the Edgewood golf course to the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Chalet, a charming custom-built Veuve hut and bar with indoor and outdoor seating by a fire. Winter at Edgewood also features an ice-skating rink with Veuve mobile bar. And guests are invited to find their Zen amongst the snowy Sierras with Snowga, a fully immersive, outdoor yoga experience.

In every season, Edgewood satiates with its choice of four eateries. Brooks’ Bar + Deck, honored by Golf Digest as one of the ‘Best Golf Pubs’ in the world, offers refined comfort food, crafted cocktails, and craft beers along with stunning Sierra and Lake views. The Bistro, located inside The Lodge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an indoor/outdoor setting overlooking the resort’s sparkling pool. The elegant Edgewood Restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views, the perfect accompaniment to its elevated cuisine and expansive wine list. The casual, lobby adjacent Coffee Bar is stocked with to-go items such as house made pastries.

Edgewood Restaurant Dining Room

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, Edgewood Tahoe surprises and delights every one of its guests with amenities such as the Après Sleep Cart offering early risers with complimentary teas and juices, and the evening S’mores bar with pre-packaged makings for the gooey treat. Celebrity golf tourney participant or not – who can resist? Guests may find themselves roasting marshmallows shoulder-to-shoulder with an NBA MVP. That’s just part of the magic of Edgewood.

Photos courtesy of Edgewood Tahoe

Fran Miller

Fran Endicott Miller is an experienced travel, wine, and general feature writer for a variety of luxury lifestyle publications and websites. Prior to her journalism career she established and managed the Golden State Warriors' first official community relations department and efforts. Principled and genuine, she’s known for thoughtfully eloquent writing. When not traveling, she can be found walking her Northern California neighborhood with her beloved golden retriever Nate.