17510 US Highway 50
Kyburz, CA 95720
Long ago, this historic hotel was a stage stop along a very busy road over the Sierra. That road evolved to the US Highway 50 that we know today. It’s rustic and welcoming, close to skiing if there’s snow and close to hiking and mountain biking if there’s not. The restaurant is large and a sight to see. Rent your skis here, then head up the road just a few miles to Sierra-at-Tahoe to ski the day away. When you’re done, head back to Strawberry Lodge for a relaxing evening in front of a roaring fire in the rock fireplace. XC skiers, when the snow is right, can simply strap on their skis and head out to the forest and ski along the American River. Relax, read, enjoy a slower pace for a few days, wrapped in the wonderful El Dorado National Forest.
201 Squaw Peak Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Olympic Valley is more likely to be known as Squaw Valley. It is an extraordinary place in the Lake Tahoe area. Squaw Valley Lodge is a fantastic place to rest your head for a few days. It’s true ski-in, ski-out, with all the amenities that you’d ever wish for. It has an attentive staff and very comfortable rooms that will make you feel like this is the place you need to be. Swim in the pool or work out in the state-of-the-art indoor rec facility. Warm your bones in the hot tubs, in front of the fire or take a sauna. Wander around The Village at Squaw Valley. Cook for yourself or head to one of the world class restaurants in the Village. Ski some of the best terrain in the world while you’re at it.
13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court
Truckee, CA 96161
Looking for luxury in the Sierra? This is the definition of it. The Ritz will fill out your luxury card very well. The rooms are spectacular and the dining experience is something that you’ll continue to drool over for a while. Ski at Northstar, then enjoy all that the Ritz and the Village have to offer. Fluff up that pillow, relax and enjoy the views. The spa is waiting for you too, along with a soothing massage, or head to the fire pit for a little Marshmology every evening and learn what s’mores are really all about. Can’t figure out what to do? The concierge staff will let you know about all of the events and experiences that are available.
6821 West Lake Boulevard
Tahoma, CA 96142
Snuggle in to the comfort that permeates Tahoma Meadows. Your cottage can be your hideaway or your springboard for adventures on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Take advantage of the outrageous full breakfast that is available in the lodge area every morning. More than enough to start your day right, this is home cooked goodness at its best. The cottages are all stand alone, well furnished and in some of them your wonderful dog is welcome. There is a definite feeling of family here. Book a small cabin, or a larger one for your family. Bring a good book and the expectation that you will enjoy every minute of your stay.
1457 Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515
This hotel has been serving guests for 100 years. That’s a pretty good record, and speaks directly to the quality and care that this historic hotel gives its guests. It’s a luxury hotel located in downtown Calistoga. This puts you right in the heart of wine and hiking country, all wrapped up in a very special venue. Spa time is abundant as relaxing is the theme of the day. You’ll find yourself wanting to extend your stay here.