i stayed here with friends this past weekend as well as two years ago. it was interesting to see the difference that time makes...
two years ago, the food portions were obscene. this year, the food portions were much more manageable. i'm happy to see that they are cutting down on their food costs but i didn't like that i had to ask for fruit juice refills at breakfast. that seems like much more work for the servers than is necessary.
the staff hasn't changed and they are all really lovely and caring people. i was happy to see the same smiling faces that know my friend who has come to the lodge for about 15 years now.
the hiking from the lodge is nice and varied. you can go easy to Smith Lake or harder around Long Lake or up to Mt Elwell. these hikes originate at the lodge. you can also drive to the surrounding lakes like Sardine, Salmon or Gold Lake and all of these hikes are scenic and beautiful.
it's really quiet and dark at night so you can star gaze easily or enjoy the campfire near the lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gray Eagle Lodge is located in the Lakes Basin region of the Plumas National Forest. The property is located on Graeagle Creek with a beautiful waterfall adding to the natural beauty of the surroundings. The property offers twenty cabins and two Lodge guest rooms. The main Lodge is constructed with massive Sugar Pine logs and offers a sitting room and stone fireplace, bar, and the Firewoods restaurant. Wi-Fi service is availabe in the Lodge. Enjoy hiking and biking from your cabin door, or relax over a game of bocce ball. Our game room offers a pool table, ping-pong, a library, games and puzzels. Experience our many Alpine lakes via our kayak rentals, or visit Smith Lake with our row boat. Double occupancy pricing includes made-to-order breakfast, three-course meal and daily maid service. After your meal, enjoy S'Mores by the nightly community bonfire! 24 hour front desk. PETS ARE WELCOME! ... more less