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“Wonderful family vacation spot north of San Francisco”

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The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Upper Lake
Certificate of Excellence
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Oakland, California
2 reviews
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“Wonderful family vacation spot north of San Francisco”
Reviewed 31 May 2010

We have now been to the Lodge at Blue Lakes for the fifth time (we seldom return to the same spot). It is an unassuming hotel 15 miles east of Ukiah (about 2.5 hours from SanFrancisco) The hotel is not terribly fancy from the outside and does have some noise from the highway, but we keep returning to this well run gem run by a Swiss owner and his lovely wife for a relaxing family holiday. What makes it a gem is that the hotel is right on the clean, fairly warm,spring fed water of Blue Lake and is quite tranquil. There are almost no motorizedd watercraft on the lake so you don't have to worry about being injured while swimming. There is fishing directly off the dock (50 feet from the rooms on the lake), a grassy area for lounging before the water, and canoes to take out for a paddle to the various rope swings around the lake. There is a barbeque, swimming pool, ducks to see, and crayfish for children to catch. Families with very small children should probably bring lifejackets/floaties, although the hotel provides them for kayakers. Each clean room has a television, airconditioning, small refrigerator, and coffee maker. The last time we were there the owner went out of his way to especially assist my handicapped mother. Nearest food is in Ukiah or Clear Lake with a liquor store one block walking distance for small items. Willits with the Skunk Train is 20 miles away as is the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah. Great location, nice atmosphere, and nice treatment from owners and staff keep us returning to the Lodge at Blue Lakes.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 February 2010

Our son's wedding was recently held at the Lodge at Blue Lakes. The facility and location made us feel like we were in a world of our own. The owners and staff members were friendly, helpful, and went out of their way to make the occasion a wonderful experience for all of us from the planning stages through the actual wedding weekend. The rooms are newly remodeled and clean, and the ones with kitchenettes were perfect for those of us with children and families. The event center is perfect for a wedding - fresh and elegant with breathtaking views of the lake and mountains. I highly recommend the Lodge at Blue Lakes for anyone looking for a piece of paradise.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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San Jose, Ca
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Reviewed 8 September 2009

We loved this place! My husband and three kids spent two nights and enjoyed every moment of it! Our room was right on the water which was a lovely view. Another couple joined us and also were very impressed by the staff and property.
Our son caught his first trout and Sylvia the manager showed him how to clean it and Shannon the chef prepared a marinade for it and returned it back that evening so we could grill it for dinner. Captain Pete took us all out on an evening boat ride with wine and chocolate. He even brought along apple cider for the kids. They had kayaks which we loved, the lake was beautiful and clean. Our room was very nice and comfortable. I would have to say the owners and staff really added so much to our trip they were so friendly and made us feel so at home! We are already planning a special get away with out the kids and Sylvia and Shannon were right there suggesting things to make it special. We have stayed in several four star hotels and never walked away enjoying our stay as much as at this little delightful place on the lake. If you find yourself looking for a little getaway I can't imagine ever being disappointed! We even made friends with other guests and exchanged emails.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Carmel, California
1 review
Reviewed 26 June 2009

The Lodge at Blue Lakes was a great find.
The rooms were clean, the bathroom large, the furnishings comfortable.
The view of the lake from our room was incredible and just steps from our front door.
The others staying at the Lodge were friendly and the owners and workers were great.
I can't wait till we can return and also to recommend it to others.
Abe and Ellen Scher
Carmel, California

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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fort bragg ca.
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Reviewed 30 April 2009

Sylvia the Manager was kind and efficient. She was very hospitable. She gave us a huge trout for dinner instead of Tri-tip on our second night as a part of our sweetheart pkg.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Calif
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Reviewed 30 January 2009

All five of my traveling companions agreed: What a great experience, starting with Silvia(the receptionist) to the quality of the rooms and the unbelieveable view of the the mountains and the lake. Silvia went out of her way to take care of our every need, even supplying us with beautiful steaks to throw on the barbie, alongs with potatoes and a salad. This is a MUST STOP for a enjoyable respite from the big city. Will stay again.

Stayed January 2009
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Northern California
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Reviewed 28 January 2009

My sisters and I took the time to have a "family reunion" at the Blue Lakes Lodge....what a wonderful experience it was! We couldn't have asked for a more spectacular view of beautiful Blue Lakes....right out our back door! The room was so cozy with the fire stove, the jacuzzi, and many more amenities. The continental breakfast was scrumptuous too. Silvia did her best to make us feel welcome and make our experience here at Blue Lakes Lodge an experience that we sisters will never forget.
Thanks so much, Silvia!

All the Sisters

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  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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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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The Lodge At Blue Lakes Hotel Upper Lake
Hotel At Blue Lakes
Resort At Blue Lakes
The Lodge At Blue Lakes Lake County, California

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