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The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Upper Lake
Certificate of Excellence
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Washington
1 review
“Pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed 28 July 2008

My husband and I were on a road trip with our 4 month old son from Washington to California. We had not planned on stopping near Ukiah but our son had had enough driving for one day. To our dismay all the nearby hotels were booked for the night. We used our TomTom navigational tool to look for anything in the outlining areas. We choose The Lodge at Blue Lakes out of sheer desperation. Once we got there we were so excited to see that the room was super cute and very clean! We had our own little seating area out the back door overlooking the lake. It was a very welcome surprise. It was by far the best stop along the way as we traveled on. We wished we could have stayed longer. What a great find! We definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Nevada City, Ca.
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Reviewed 19 July 2008

My wife and I have organized reunions with our friends for over (25) years. We spotted the Blue Lakes lodge just by doing a google search of lodging in the area. The website was great but the lodge is even better. Our hosts Pete and Maryann were the perfect hosts. They met and exceeded the needs of our large group cause we had booked the entire lodge. Their events center is the best and largest of any small resort in America and the rates were reasonable. Why pay huge dollars for a wedding or large function at many "rip-off" facilities when you can save money and have such a beautiful a setting as this? Our hosts took an old resort and totally remodeled and upgraded it throughout and kept their room rates reasonable. Blue Lakes also should never be confused with Clear Lake. Clear Lake supports warm water fish, is shallow and turns a yucky algae green much of the year and turns your bathing suit into the same color. By contrast, Blue Lakes is deep, cold and supports trout. You can fish, kayak, boat, swim, or just relax around the lake. You should ask your hosts about a "Pontoon Boat Wine Cruise" on Blue Lake, you won't be disappointed.

Okay, so there it is. A (5) star resort that is a short drive anywhere in Northern California, so what's not to like? Lastly, we met Pete and Maryann as strangers and left as friends. Who could ask for anything more?

Dennis & Patti, Nevada City, Ca.

  • Liked — Top quality resort, great owners, great prices, great location
  • Disliked — No restaurant within walking distance
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled on business
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Mountain View, CA
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2008

We recently enjoyed a wonderful stay at The Lodge at Blue Lakes. This lakeside lodge was recently and completely renovated, and offers guests a quiet, totally relaxing get-away in a beautiful location just a couple of hours' drive from San Francisco.
The accommodations are up-to-date, very clean and comfortable, with an attentive and gracious staff. The beautiful lake is literally steps from your door, offering swimming, kayaking and fishing (This is a "no-wake" lake; no need to worry about the loud sounds of motorized watercraft zooming around the lake, disturbing your rest!).
There is a newly completed events center at the Lodge with a large deck overlooking the lake. Think lakeside wedding or party with on-site reception and overnight accommodations for your guests, all in one spot---what a find!
The drive from the Bay Area is easy (101 north; east on Hwy. 20) and scenic. You may want to do a bit of wine tasting on your way up to Blue Lakes.
With the price of gasoline skyrocketing, who needs the expense of a long trip to Tahoe for a lakeside rest when the Lodge is so close? We highly recommend a stay at The Lodge at Blue Lakes!

  • Liked — Peace and quiet; beautiful scenery
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything negative about this experience.
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Bay Area, CA
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Reviewed 18 June 2008

We really liked the location - the hotel is right on the lake shore.
Rooms are nice but not worth $200 a night. We had a deluxe
King with Jacuzzi.
Breakfast was pretty simple (toast, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt)
served on the deck overlooking the lake.
Overall - it's nice.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — overall look and feel is that of a motel
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Lucerne, CA
1 review
Reviewed 4 June 2008

I'm a professional photographer in Lucerne,CA. I want to recommend The Lodge at Blue Lakes. This beautiful location at the edge of the Blue Lakes is like having your own personal resort. The rooms are elegant, and the management goes out of their way to make you stay the most pleasant possible. Their new Special Events center is perfect for Weddings and other special events. If you find yourself in Lake County, this is the place to stay!

  • Liked — The room, the spa, and the Lake View and activities. Also, the management was very friendly.
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Petaluma
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2008

My husband Dan and I have stayed there twice. Memorial weekend was his birthday and hard to find a nice place to get away. They treated us like family! I come from a family with resorts in Colorado, and I am fair in comparing my experiences there to here. Maryanne and her husband are awsome! Anything we needed was ours to ask. The room we stayed in is a king jaquzzi room. Neat clean and well adorned. (Terricloth robes, bath salts, shampoos)
In February we decided we needed a night away.
They loved us like royalty with champagne. Remembered us by name. I appreciate the attention they heaped upon us.
We decided that one night would never be enough, so we have made plans to return to the Lodge soon with our children.
Although it is a spectacular place to get away from the world I would bring my 2 teen daughters! They will love the complementary kayaks and the warm glow off Blue Lake.
Please visit this place!!! You'll be hooked!
Laura Gilbert
Petaluma, ca

Stayed February 2008
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san mateo, ca
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2008

This place was fabulous! It far exceeded my expectations and I consider the deluxe king jacuzzi room to be the nicest hotel room I've ever stayed in, including on my honeymoon. It was ideal in every way. Just open up your back door and the lake is just a few steps away. The owners are extremely nice and you even get a cute continental breakfast delivered right to your door in the morning. Satellite TV, jacuzzi and shower for 2.. there just isn't enough good things I can say about this place!

  • Liked — The room was gorgeous!
  • Disliked — No restaurant on site..
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Address: 5135 W State Highway 20, Upper Lake, CA 95485-9513
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Region: United States > California > Lake County > Upper Lake
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Upper Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lodge at Blue Lakes 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge At Blue Lakes offers 21 premium guestrooms, including one Waterfront Executive Suite. Rooms feature lake or mountain views. Room types are deluxe 4 poster beds with in room jacuzzi tub, kitchenettes, lakeside and mountainside rooms. Guestrooms are individually furnished and decorated. Wireless Internet access is limited and is only available to certain rooms/areas. Free local calls. Flat screen TVs, small refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Air conditioning, climate control, welcome amenities, and hair dryers are also included. Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Rooms are accessible via exterior corridors. Housekeeping is provided. All guestrooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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Hotel At Blue Lakes
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