Staying in a ground floor, knuckle unit right next to the ski lift was the most incredible experience. For those of you who desire the true ski in/ski out experience, request a gound floor unit valley view. I could sit in a large plush chair with a fireplace blazing and watch my kids frolicking in the snow safely within eye sight of me at all times. They could throw snowballs and sled (after ski lift hours).
The two bedroom unit (a lockoff 2 queen room) is just perfect for a family. The one bedroom portion is elegantly decorated with plush fabrics. A perfect size kitchen fully appointed (pots, pans, refrig, silverware, glassware), dishwasher, stovetop, microwave and toaster. A coffee maker is provided with daily replenishing as well as a host of tea choices. The housekeeping staff was warm, plentiful and constantly available. We wanted extra bathrobes, foam pillows and sheets and blankets. All were available within minutes. There are flat screen tvs in every room. The one bedroom portion has a large plush king size bed. The closets in the one bedroom and the living room is perfect for the vast amounts of ski clothing. A large dresser in the one bedroom unit is large enough for all of the ski clothes, sweaters, jeans, shirts etc.
The living room portion of the one bedroom unit has a queen size fold out couch. Since everything is brand new there were no complaints of the quality of the bed. The living area has a large coffee table (perfect for board games and snacks) and a large eating table with five chairs.
The bathroom is a split set up with a large sink and seperate area for a shower and toilet. The shower has two heads and the water was immediately hot and plentiful. The marble and granite appointed bath blended perfectly with the rest of the decor of the unit. Carpeting and slate tile floors are in perfect condition, brand new and its earthy feel matches the environment of a mountain resort.
The lobby upon arriving is breathtaking with floor to ceiling (at least 30 feet tall) vista of the snow filled mountain of Squaw Valley. Check in was simple and personal. The walk to the hotel end is an outside covered pathway. In other words. The hotel is separate from spa (UNBELIEVABLE), exercise room, restaurants, ballrooms, game rooms, business center etc are in a different building than the guest rooms. But the valet make it seemless with prompt delivery of our luggage.
When we were there, there was a major snow storm with more than 6 FEET OF FRESH POWDER!!!! head to hills!!!!
The ticket desk, rental store and the lift make it the perfect ski resort. Throw in a ski valet and you can't ask for more.
Food options are full service and a deli. From burgers to fish to pasta to room service including pizza delivery are all available. The shuttle between the hotel and the Village at Squaw Valley operates frequently, so the trip to drop off the kids at their top rated ski school was so easy.
The restaurants in the Village increase your chance to have the perfect meal. Add to that Tahoe City, a short 10 ride away, for chinese, mexican, supermarkets, banks and you have everything you need for the vacation.
The summer should be great for rafting as these snows will provide months of fresh water. The vista from on top of Squaw looking at Lake Tahoe will be remembered forever.
The hotel also has dog sledding rides, ice skating, swimming pool and spa (outside and heated perfectly!). Snowshoeing and more activities can fill your day or just hang in the lobby with chess and checker sets, board games are also available.
WI-FI is free and available everywhere on the premises, lobby and rooms.
What more can you ask for?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury mountain resort located at the base of Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, five miles from the shores of Lake Tahoe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Resort At Squaw Creek Hotel Olympic Valley
- Hotel At Squaw Creek
- At Squaw Creek Hotel
- Resort Squaw Creek
- Squaw Creek Resort