We travel through Cache Creek at least every two months and have stayed at four other properties. One of them is way more expensive than it should be given what you are offered--the other three offer varying degrees of poorly kept accommodation--charging you for the privilege of mold, dirty carpets, mismatched furniture, broken furniture, noise air conditioners.
This place is different.
We were steered here by a waitress at the Cache Creek Husky Station Travel Center Restaurant (I recommend this place too)--I asked our waitress what she would suggest--given my experiences with the other places offering accommodation. She indicated her mother stays at Sage Hills when in town. So we came over to give Sage Hills a chance to earn our confidence.
First off, the office. Yes, the lady's English is limited--however I don't speak much Korean or whatever her first language might be. So I enjoyed (yes, enjoyed) the challenge of conveying what I was looking for. She was very nice. (Nicer than some of the other proprietors around here who seem to think they are doing you a favor letting you stay...whatever happened to customer service? This lady was refreshing...)
A little bit wary--OK--a LOT wary--I asked to see the room and bath first (I'm done paying $80 and up for rooms with mold and dirty floors). My first impression as I walked in the room was that I'd finally located a place which offered rooms for reasonable cost--clean, comfortable--there is even a nice reclining chair and a good size flat screen TV.
I had a look at the bathroom and no mold--clean and bright looking. The bath tub is a little different in that it is high--one steps up one step to get in. There is a hand rail for safety. The odd thing is there is no fan so one has to open the window to get a little ventilation. The tub drains a bit slow but the water is plentiful and fairly hot--but not scalding hot. (Some might like it a bit warmer but this was fine for me.)
The towels are nice quality and not stained--fairly thick. Probably came from Costco or the like. The shower curtain is fabric and nicely decorated--set on one of the bow-out type shower curtain rod that keeps the curtain off one.
There is an interesting decor to the room and I mean "interesting" in the best way: As you walk in, it looks clean and fresh. There is a clock on the wall that is set inside an understated Grandfather's Clock decal. Rather neat looking. There is a gauze curtain accent on the wall above the head of the bed--also a nice touch. A nice complementing bedspread that give the room a french country look. In the bathroom, there is a large red poppy decal on the wall by the sink--brightens what would be an ordinary-looking bathroom to something refreshing. Very nice touch.
There is the usual coffee-tea service tray and a microwave and refrigerator. Bottled water complimentary in the fridge.
The desk and the bedside lamps aren't the usual cheap motel fare and neither are the desk, TV stand, bed headboard and bedside tables. The floor is very clean and not that awful shag carpet one finds in older properties...
The bed is reasonably firm with a good mattress. The bedding is clean and unstained. The bedspread design ties in very nice with the curtain accent and the grandfather clock wall decal.
The road noise isn't all that bad--we've faced worse...like crews coming "home" in the wee hours and tromping around upstairs...after all, it's their evening--can't blame them...unfortunately, we and a lot of others try to sleep at 2 a.m.
Bottom line--we'll stay here again.
I like to support local businesses who do their best to provide quality products--in this case, reasonably-priced accommodations. These folks are obviously putting money back into the property with an eye to offering their guests a decent place to spend the night--and you get friendly customer service too!
FYI--we were in #9, with a king-size bed, facing the main highway. Price is $84 and that includes tax. Base rate $75.
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