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“Our favorite vacation spot”
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Gray Eagle Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 Graeagle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Anselmo, California
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3 reviews
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“Our favorite vacation spot”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Great location, great food, great people...best vacation. Our family looks forward to going each year, and we are never let down on how relaxing and unplugged we become. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Our family just spent our 3rd summer vacation at grey eagle lodge, and we are already looking forward to next year. The cabins are rustic-flavored, yet spotless and comfortable. Fantastic hikes, lakes, streams, and mountains await at your doorstep. Or laze the day away at the waterfall fed swimming hole, followed by a wonderful dinner at the lodge. Tons of friendly families and couples are here, and pick up games among the kids happen almost every night. Owners Bret and Lynne make you feel like family. One of the most magical places around.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Chico, California
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Gray Eagle Lodge & Cabins is a great get-away from it all! We stayed in the 2 room Cottonwood Cabin close to the creek. It is very spacious and clean! There's electricity and a small refrigerator but breakfast and dinner is included so we brought stuff to make sandwiches for lunch! The soup and dessert was excellent, the food was decent. Our server, Erin, was wonderful! My kids loved meeting other kids while playing flashlight tag or roasting marshmallows. It's dog friendly and close to many lakes for hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, & boating. There's only 2 things I wasn't happy with: the beds aren't very comfortable & they don't recycle! Other than that a fun and relaxing place to escape to!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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CowgirlinVerdi, Owner at Gray Eagle Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Gray Eagle Lodge. We take all reviews seriously and will do our best to make the suggested changes.

For future reference, we do recycle behind the scenes. Hope to see your family again next year!
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Fallon, NV
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We really like the Gray Eagle Lodge. We have mixed feelings about the lodge, not because of the staff or accommodations, but some of the guests were rude to us during our stay. Maybe we are too low class to be staying there. We LOVED the food! The cabins aren't fancy but are clean, great location(our favorite area), and very friendly staff. Good value. We could see deer out the window while we were dining. Not sure if we will return, but would recommend to others, no complaints.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We just had our first stay at the Gray Eagle Lodge. It's in the Lakes Basin Region of the Sierra, about 45 minutes north of Truckee. The lodge is a short dirt-road away from the main road and feels very secluded. The property has a waterfall and creek running through it, and several stand-alone cabins. Our two cabins were immaculate, spacious and very comfortable.

Everyone who works there is very nice, friendly and helpful. The breakfast and dinner, included with the room rate, were excellent. Along with nightly specials, there was always a fish, meat and vegetarian option. Don't miss the Thursday night Thanksgiving dinner - delicious! The chef does a really good job. It's fun to enjoy a cocktail before dinner - either outside the lodge, or at the bar inside.

Kids roam the property freely. There's a bocce court, volleyball court, firepit with nightly smores and a little swimming hole. Trails to local lakes leave directly from the lodge. Dogs are welcome - what a nice treat!

We had a wonderful stay and can't wait to return. Many people return year after year, but there were also newcomers like us, so we felt welcome.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Roseville, California
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed at Gray Eagle Lodge in August of last year (2012). I am so sorry to say it was a horrible experience. We had rats in our cabin. My 4 year old son accidentally discovered a trap with a dead rat under our bed, things went down hill from there. We were not offered alternative accommodations, instead we were instructed to box our food up, and they brought more traps which we had the unpleasant experience of hearing go off in the night. We then were told that they had been struggling with an infestation in our cabin all summer. THE CABIN SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RENTED OUT AT ALL with such an unsanitary conditions. Finally, the last straw was watching a rat run across a rafter over our bed.

We left a day early. The only compensation we were given was we did not have to pay for the last day - when we weren't even there. Nothing was discounted, no refunds given. Just a mediocre apology. My son still occasionally has nightmares from staying there.

We so wanted to love this place and come every year. I will never go back there again....

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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CowgirlinVerdi, Owner at Gray Eagle Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
It took us a while to figure out how to respond to this review. After reviewing the reservation history, interviewing our maids, front desk staff, and wait staff with regard to this particular guest and these accusations, we've decided to simply say that this is A COMPLETE MISREPRESENTATION OF THE TRUTH!!!! We wish this family luck in their future travels.
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

This wonderfully situated lodge is an ideal getaway for both couples and families. The modified American plan, which includes both breakfast and dinner, is an excellent value. The cabins are lovely.

The staff are incredibly professional and friendly.

Sack lunches can be ordered the night before, and are a good value.

There are trails leading straight from the lodge to wonderful wild flower displays, waterfalls, creeks and lakes.

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Property: Gray Eagle Lodge
Address: 5000 Gold Lake Road, Post Office Box 38, Graeagle, CA 96103
Region: United States > California > Plumas County > Graeagle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Graeagle
Number of rooms: 22
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 

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