I spent a wonderful week at Harmony Ridge Lodge this past April. I was on a “solo” trip for some much-needed quiet time, and Harmony Ridge Lodge provided everything I hoped for and more– beautiful grounds, beautiful rooms all designed with the experienced touch of an interior designer, delectable breakfasts, easy access to nice hiking trails, and nice conversation with the innkeepers when I was up for company.
I came mid-week, and was fortunate enough to have the whole lodge practically to myself. I stayed in the Owl’s Nest Room which was just perfect for me – it was beautifully decorated and it had a fabulous daybed next to the window, overlooking the forest – a wonderful spot to read and write, especially on the days it rained and snowed! I saw many of the other rooms, and each was unique with beautiful artwork which really added to the ambience of the lodge. The great room and dining room were also beautiful, with comfortable sofas to curl up and read a book by the fireplace, and I was pleasantly surprised on my arrival to find a yoga room (with yoga mats!) overlooking the garden, so I had a wonderful space to do yoga and meditate!
Billy, one of the innkeepers, is a professional chef and cooked up fabulous hearty breakfasts, so I was fueled up for my days of hiking and biking. He knows the area really well and was able to guide me to great local destinations. I did some great hikes and bike rides – some accessible from the lodge – and others a short drive away, and also spent some time exploring the quaint little town of Nevada City.
The only thing that detracts somewhat from the beautiful setting of the lodge is that it is just off the highway, and my room was situated close to the road so I could hear the road noise, especially when the windows were open. But that aside, Harmony Ridge Lodge is an absolutely wonderful place to stay, especially if you are looking for some peace and quiet away from it all.
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- Harmony Ridge Lodge is a new ten-room Bed and Breakfast located in the Tahoe National Forest just outside Nevada City, CA. The lodge has an orchard and perennial gardens as well as hiking and biking trails. ... more less
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