What started out as a disastrous beginning of a much needed girls weekend soon turned into a heavenly time when we gratefully stumbled upon this beautiful place. As soon as we walked in the door, the staff (who later we found out were the owners) greeted us with a smile and geniune efforts in trying to acccomodate us. While waiting, we were offered unlimited wine and nice cheeses, as we arrived during the Lodges complimentary "happy hour". We were given a wonderful quaint, clean, tastefully decorated cabin that was very private, yet we could walk to dinner, tennis courts and the pool. A glass of wine on our private deck and we felt like we could breath again! The beds extremely comfortable, nice soft linens, complete quiet--I don't know when I have slept so well. The tennis courts are in great condition--not much better than playing within those majestic backdrops. We didn't come prepared with our golf clubs, but the other guests raved about it and it certainly was beautiful. The restaurant in the Lodge was outstanding. I live in wine country where I believe we have some of the best restaurants in the country, and chief Brian's culinary works could go head to head with them any day. Extensive, varied wine list, and Brian made a mean Bloody Mary at the complimentary breakfast the next morning. Words really can't describe the beauty of these surroundings, and the owners Jerry and Maryann go above and beyond hospitality. We hung around as long as we could in hopes someone cancelled and we could have just one more night in heaven, but the Lodge was booked solid. (Understandably so....)
What turned out to be an unexpected adventure will be a yearly (or more) future destination. Thank you Jerry and Maryann, it was wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One hour from Tahoe or Reno. Enjoy golfing, hiking, biking, kayaking or fishing; relax in your own private cabin, each with a deck overlooking spectacular mountain surroundings. Adjacent to award-winning Whitehawk Golf Course with charming Graeagle nearby. Unwind in our main lodge with sprawling decks, bar and dining. Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pond & tennis courts to enjoy. Pets welcome (we even have a swimming pond for dogs). ... more less