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Lodge at Whitehawk
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

The quiet serene setting was just what we were looking for . . . of course, we were there in the fall when few people were around. The website does not do the lodge or cabins justice - both are calmly charming, exceptionally clean and comfortable. Our cabin was spacious and well appointed - no phone but a tv, AC, small refrigerator, and wifi. It is a short walk to the lodge for filling breakfasts and dinners. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and congenial. The golf course is one minute away and spectacular. Hiking trails abound about 10 minutes away from the lodge but there is plenty of walking to be done on the large property. We will absolutely return!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Judy G
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

We stayed two nights in September at the Lodge at Whitehawk and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The private cabins are a delight. Our cabin, number 7, is decorated in Early American style and no detail has been missed, from the antique framed drawings on the wall to the painting on the trash can. Great hiking nearby, delicious breakfasts, friendly owners and wonderful scenery. We enjoyed dinner here the first night and drove to Packer Lake Lodge for dinner the second night, both meals were excellent especially considering where we where. For a great getaway, a stay at the Lodge at Whitehawk is highly recommended.

Room Tip: Cabin number 10 has the best view, with 9 and 11 the next best.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank manuel95
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

We pulled up to Whitehawk Lodge and it was even more beautiful than the fabulous photos on line. We are a golfing couple and Hawaii is our favorite, Marthas Vineyard, Myrtle Beach or Palm Springs but decided to find a golfing area in the mountains that offered golf, hiking, lakes for fishing, great food and ok.. I guess, we wanted everything and wow, did we find it at Whitehawk!! Lovely, PRIVATE cabins with perfect porches to see the view of the mountains from every angle and views from EVERY window INSIDE the cabin, even from the bathroom window above the shower and the tub?!! I also opened up the door while in the tub and had full views of the mountains! absolutely top of the line accommodations, perfect 4 poster bed with soft, luxurious bedding, elegant furnishings with a western flare, BIG bathroom to accommodate all my stuff that I do not need on vacation but of course, I bring! The cabin had EVERY amenity (and we are sooo picky) and the golf courses were spectacular. My husband is a 10 handicap so he is looking for world class golf , I am only a 25 and wanted gorgeous views from every hole..again we both were thrilled and got what we wanted! Whitehawk course is EVERYTHING you dream of for a mountain course. EVERY hole has spectacular views and Tadd, the golf pro is exactly that.... a golf professional, sharp, friendly and welcoming. We played Graeagle the following day and loved it, then Grizzly the following day and ABSOLUTELY put it in our top 10 courses we have ever played but Whitehawk was simply the BEST of all the courses, in our top 5 now and we played it over and over again. Jerry and Mary Ann are the owners and fabulous. Professional and so friendly. They know how to run a business! Sharon is the General manager and so sharp, attentive, fun and she caters to the guests EVERY need with her wonderful, kind, so friendly, over the top staff, Erin, Jen, and Amber. Every night we walked down to a delicious dinner, exquisite appetizers, salads, great entrees and wonderful wine .... a 5 star restaurant with view from every table and outside dining on the porch that looks over the huge grass expanse, meadows and the mountains off in the distance. We met such nice guests at the bar and recapped fun golf stories from the day with our fun host and bartender, Jen. Oh, town is close by and soooo quaint and charming. I know.. I sound too thrilled with the place but we were and we are a tough audience and want the finest. You will feel at home from the minute you get there and want to stay a few days longer than you booked. You should...it is a beautiful get away and golf is the BEST. Thank you Jerry and Mary Ann, Sharon, Erin, Jen, Amber and all. We are soo fortunate we found you! We are very grateful for your all you did to make it a wonderful vacation. We had a blast. Tom and Cyndi, Newport Beach, Ca

Room Tip: Every cabin has great views, all amenities, coffee maker, fridge, great bathroom etc.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CLDNewportBeach
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We stayed here for two nights in early August while exploring the Lakes Basin area north of Truckee. We usually go to Tahoe and thought that it would instead be fun to see what this area had to offer. We were looking for hiking, fly fishing and swimming in lakes. Great area on all of those fronts and not crowded in the least compared to to the Tahoe Basin.

I had been a bit concerned about the location of our particular cabin, as we booked late and got a cabin -- it's really a king-bedded great room with adjacent bathroom -- across the lodge road and slightly elevated from the main lodge. Things are more spread out than they appear on the lodge map, so I don't believe that there is any bad cabin. I really enjoyed the view from both the front deck as well as from the bed itself even though the main lodge and small parking lot were visible low in the view field. The cabin itself was quite large and very comfortable, with a cathedral ceiling, wood floors, AC and ceiling fan, a sitting area, small fridge and adjoining full bathroom. Whitehawk is quite different than most of the "lodges" that we saw while in area; the others I would fairly characterize as old and rustic. Most require a minimum one week stay, and all of them, including Whitehawk, close for the winter. While the other lodges have their charm, it's mostly in terms of their proximity to a water feature or hiking trail, not the accommodations or amenities. Whitehawk was very nice to come back to after a long day of hiking, fly fishing and swimming. And the bed/mattress were great!

There is a good size pool with hot tub on the property. We didn't use either of those or the tennis courts. If you golf, there is a golf course on the property. It looks well-maintained and has plenty of carts.

Breakfast comes with the room, and on that front I would prefer to order off of a menu, even a very limited one, than get the one item that is offered per day. However, it did seem that if you asked for something else that scrambled eggs were available, and coupled with the side dishes (e.g., fruit, sausage) to the featured entree that option would work out well for most breakfast eaters. We also had dinner there our first night, which was convenient given that we could just walk over, as opposed to having to drive at least several miles to get anywhere else. The food was good, but a bit heavy for our tastes. I wouldn't come to this area specifically for the food, though several of the lodges in the area are apparently known for their food. We dined at Packer Lake Lodge the second night and liked the rustic ambience and small size of the place. The food was a bit more to our liking, perhaps because less effort was made to make it seem like more than it was. But it too is a place where the food is really enhanced by the location. After dinner there we did a little fly fishing on Packer Lake.

If you want a more upscale lodging option in the Graeagle/Lakes Basin area, this is the place. If you want something more rustic, perhaps lake/creek front, and can get a reservation, then you may want to try Gray Eagle Lodge, Sardine Lake Lodge, Packer Lake Lodge, and Elwell Lakes Lodge. All of them have better out-the-door hiking, but are very different in terms of their accommodations and amenities. We'd definitely return to Whitehawk Lodge and found the short drive to the trailheads or fishing areas a worthwhile trade-off for a very comfortable night's sleep in a clean, well-appointed "cabin."

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Out-of-SFO
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

I made a reservation for our wedding anniversary based on the menu and the setting posted on their website. When we arrived we were told that this was their barbeque night and dogs were welcome on the porch! The BBQ would be served buffet style. Not quite what we had in mind for an anniversary dinner. I have no problem with the Lodge staging special events for their cabin guests but they should disclose it to non guests who bother to make reservations in advance.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Ron L
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