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Resort at Squaw Creek is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Family friendlyThis is the third visit to Resort at Squaw Creek. It is a family friendly place wih a decent restaurant and very friendly staff. Love the ski in and ski out!
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 4 out of
Good, not great!I grew up going to Tahoe every week-end as a child, so I have "Tahoe memories" Â that make me think of Tahoe in a certain way. Â A glass building is not one of them. Â The hotel graciously upgraded our room to a suite because it was our anniversary. The man at the front desk could not have been nicer, as were the vallet's and bell boy. This is why I am giving an extra star to my initial rating of 3 stars. The "arrival treat" Â was a large gracious cheese tray that was delivered to our room about a half an hour after our 4 pm arrival. It was good cheese...not cheap plastic stuff and had fruit as well. Â The room/suite it's self was in need of a remodel...it is very dark and wintery looking, and not very pretty. Â It certainly had everything we needed, and had a beautiful view of the mountain, but with no deck to enjoy the outdoors from the room, it was kind of a tease. Â The pool area is beautiful, but not inviting...if you know what I mean?! Â The concierge although smiling when we approached her, was not very helpful and seemed (through her smile) annoyed at our questions about a hike. Â As it turned out the Shirley Lake trail is not easily found...the signage is lacking and her directions were not specific enough, and the map she gave us, not so good either. Â When we made it to the top of the mountain (NOT on the Shirley Lake trail...but rather the trail that is usually closed, but was open that day for runners in a 6K race) we arrived at the pool/restaurant. Â We had lunch...I had the heirloom tomato bruchetta which as on burnt toast, with very little tomato, and the (I think it was oil and balsamic vinegar) dressing made the plate look muddy andÂ unappetizing! It tasted ok. Â My husband had the Caprise salad, which looked better than mine...but still not as good as the description on the menu. Â Our server was great, and refilled our water bottles so we could hike back down. Â The hike down ended at Shriley Lake when we could not locate the trail down! Â Several resort workers told us how to find it and we certainly tried (keep the stream on your left!) Â but there were MANY streams, so after circling the lake, we gave up, and hiked back to the top and took the tram down. Really pretty frustrating, as we are very experienced hikers...but used to the marked, well designated trails that we hike near our home in Deer Valley Utah. Earlier when we asked if we could get water at the top of the mountain, theÂ concierge looked at us like we were crazy. Â I said that we could in Deer Valley, and she said Oh well it's very sheshe there. Â I was asking for water not Champagne! Â We had dinner the first night at Plump Jack, which as really, really good. Â The waiter immediately brought us glasses of champagne (nice champagne) for our anniversary! Â Our waiter was very nice...but could have smiled more! Â The next night we went to West Shore Cafe, about 25 minutes away. Â We were seated out on the pier which as so romantic and lovely...until the wind off the lake swept in and nearly blew us away. Â We asked to be moved inside, but found the it was not very windy on the deck as we moved to go in, so asked to stay on the deck, then it started raining and the servers moved like ninja's to get umbrellas over all the guests. Â They could not have been nicer, or moreÂ accommodating. Â The food was way beyond ourÂ expectations, andÂ our server was awesome. Â Despite our penchant for conversing with our servers, she maintained her ability to take care of all her tables, while giving us a wonderful time conversing with her. Â OK I went beyond the intention of reviewing the hotel and gave you our week-end in a nutshell...and if I was rating the whole weekend it would have been all 5 stars! Â We had a wonderful time... and we might stay at the Resort as Squaw creek again...but I think there are other places in Tahoe that would be better suited to our esthetic!
Just minutes away from the azure waters of Lake Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek is a mountain retreat devoted to relaxation and recreation. In the heart of Squaw Valley, amid the splendor of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, the resort takes full advantage of its glorious surroundings without sacrificing any of the comforts and amenities that make it an award-winning destination. Summertime activities abound, with recreation opportunities to please every taste and pleasure. A round of golf on the championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. will take you through contrasting fairways of peaks and meadows that seamlessly blend with their setting. Discover endless trails perfect for biking and hiking.
When the snow falls, nearby Squaw Valley USA - home of the 1960 Winter Olympics - beckons with a storybook skating rink and an on-site exclusive chair lift for ski-in & ski-out access to some of the greatest downhill and cross country ski trails in the country. Mountain air and endless year-round sunshine are hallmarks of this alpine paradise, whether you are teeing off or pounding fresh powder on the ski slopes. After a bracing day, leave reality behind with a massage in the recently enhanced Spa at Squaw Creek. Indulge in exceptional cuisine and a highly-acclaimed wine list at the resort's newly reopened Ristorante Montagna. A full-service, luxury resort in an idyllic mountain setting, Resort at Squaw Creek makes your next trip to Lake Tahoe an unforgettable escape.