The Cedar House Sport Hotel
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... Climbed several mountains on my way from SLC to Wells: 5,910, 6960, 6114, and 5118 feet.
I arrived in Reno on July 3 to visit with the grand girls for several days.
July 7 - Overnight to Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe with grand girls, Bernadette, and B's mom.
July 9 -- Travel from Reno to Sacramento, CA, over Donner Summit (7239). It's all downhill from there.
... in July things get, shall we say, a little toasty. When we decided to bypass Winnemucca (seriously, a one-horse town) and to travel on I got got the web to see when we could park for the night. Of course, Walmart was always an option...according to Tim! GOD BLESS SMART PHONES! As I was looking up KOA parks along the way I perused Orbitz to see ...
... of you who are not savvy, The Donner Party is the group in history that ate each other like 20 years ago or so trying to pass through the Sierras. I think their mini-van broke down. My gracious friend/Intern Master is letting me borrow the couch so I don't have to freeze tonight. It is in the high 20's right now and 6pm. Tomorrow I make the push to Salt Lake City, a long and straight I-80 journey. Roman candles and bottle rockets may have to be involved in this section :) ...
... I dont let it get me down...it just boggles me, thats all. I think about weird stuff sometime. These people may have been forgotten by many but this one simple piece of marble keeps these people alive in a way for much longer than just purely in peoples memories. I was reading about each of these people and their lives from 200 yrs ago.
SO after we finished up there we slowly continued to Tahoe. As my Jeep kept up ...
Today was the hardest and most rewarding day of the trip. I know it has only been four days, but I'm fairly confident it will be hard to beat for a good while longer. We climbed all day long, from Auburn at 1500' to Truckee at 6000', over a 7000' pass. It was difficult - extremely difficult - to do almost 9000 feet of total climbing in one day while also covering 75 miles, but I couldn't have asked for a better experience doing it.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Cedar House Sport Hotel Truckee
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We stayed at the Cedar House with our two sons (10 and 12) for a quick ski weekend. The owners, Jeff and Patty were hospititable, friendly and very knowledgable about even tricky weather patterns. Truckee has never been known for great hotels and this one lit up the board. The room was comfy but a bit small for 4. Beds were GREAT as was breakfast. Our sons felt very at home and we felt they were welcomed and safe. Location is perfect for North Lake Tahoe ski areas. They also are on a shuttle route making it easy to ski Northstar without driving there (a real plus).
We'll certainly be back and I wouldn't hesitate to take a small company meeting there either.
Our family of five stayed here for 4 nights the first week of January, 2007. We stayed in 2 double queen rooms. No adjoining rooms at this hotel so that was a little disappointing. Rooms were nicely furnished in a Euro style. (Looked like they shopped at IKEA) Anti scald device on shower was a little annoying to get used to, although the staff explained how to use it during their initial walkthrough of the room. Small fridge in room with free water bottles replenished each day. All the staff from owners to front desk to housekeeping were very nice and knowledgable. Owners were great helping us decide where to ski each day. They sell discounted lift tickets at front desk for all area resorts. Breakfast was good with fresh fruit, salmon, ham, cheese, croissants, hard boiled eggs, muffins, yogurt, etc. Owner offered each morning to make latte for us. Small full bar in lobby was nice for night cap although we enjoyed it more when the owner was bartending. Regular bartender just didn't hit it off with us. This is a small hotel with about 42 rooms in 2-3 different buildings. There are a few 2 room suites that just have 1 bed in them. Speaking of beds, they were comfortable with pillow top mattresses and no top sheets, just 2 seperate comforters on each bed. Unfortunately rear of property abuts old trailer park so views are not great out back. Many trees surround property so that makes up for trailer park. You do have to walk outside to get to lobby and breakfast area which can be invigorating on a cold winter morning. It snowed a bit while we were there so some of the paths were a little icy. Over all a very pleasant and surprising find. Would definitely return if in area again. There is a small airport only a mile or so away, so private pilots would find this property very convenient.
Great new place in Truckee
Stayed 2 nights during Christmas. Place is new and very well furnished. Pluses are Pillow top mattress (better than some Ritz Carltons and JW Marriott), Plasma TV, great breakfast (expanded continental with cold cuts, eggs and capuccino...), free wireless, has a nicely equipped bar and lastly fantastic service. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. The staff even clear the snow off vehicles in the morning. You can also get discounted ski tickets from the reception so you never have to line up for tickets.
The only improvement I could wish for is a slightly larger size room. I would say the room size is about average in the area like Northstar, Plumpjack and River Ranch.
Would definitely stay again.
Excellent for work or play!
Finally, a hotel that is all that it claims to be and more! I have had the pleasure to stay at the Cedar House Sport Hotel for both work and play, and I can't recommend it enough. I was recently responsible for selecting the site of a business retreat, and I chose the Cedar House. The retreat was a great success and the attendees were thrilled with the hotel amentities, including the very comfortable small meeting space and the yummy breakfast. Add to all this the friendly atomosphere offered by the property owners and it is a sure thing that I will be back at the Cedar House Sport Hotel for the upcoming ski season and beyond!
My husband and I thought this was one of the, if not the, most perfect hotel stays we've ever had. The owners and staff were extremely helpful and friendly--like being in a B&B but with a lot more privacy and less noise.
We have returned to North Carolina with wonderful memories of the warm hospitality offered in the unique resort hotel. The hotel itself is in harmony with the gorgeous High Sierra Mountains in which it is carved. Attention to detail in its' design is facinating to study... the management of the rainfall from the garden roof to "sprinkle" the garden below is fabulous! Be sure to look for that!
I had the opportunity to stay at this property in late September 2006. I stayed in Room 203. The attention to detail and the ambience certainly reflects the owners having poured their heart and sole into this project. The staff is very friendly, including the owners which were at the hotel when I visited. The European flair of the property has been artfully blended with and into the Tahoe setting. I definitely would stay again on my next trip to Truckee. A full bar is available in the lobby for late afternoon adult beverages and the breakfast was wonderful with rolls, bagels, lox, capers, heirloom tomatoes and fruit. No extra charge for Wi-Fi access and bottled water was already chilled and free in the in-room refrigerator.
highly recommend this little gem! they've only been open a few months, and the property is SPARKLING -- you can tell they put a lot of effort into the architecture and the rooms. the price is comparable to nearby hotels, but the rooms definitely give that little extra something for a special vacation -- the architecture and room decoration is very edgy and european and fun (you can see photos on their website, and it's all just as cool in real life!). all the rooms (to my knowledge) have little balconies, flat screen tvs, and mini-fridges. stays also come complete with a free continental breakfast, which includes coldcuts along with more traditional american fare like pastries and OJ. the staff was really friendly -- in fact, the owner (and dog jake) was there every day (and if you're lucky, he will make you a GREAT latte in the morning!). only downside is the lack of a hot tub (which they're apparently building) and a gym (but you can buy $7 day passes for a little health club 1 1/2 miles away). we really had a terrific stay, and would most definitely come back (provided the room prices stay in our price range)!
Not your run-of-the-mill lodging!
I found this place through this website, and what a gem it is. The price is comparable to other places in Truckee, a pricey area in general, but I really felt a lot of value was added for the price. We had one of the smaller rooms (1 queen bed), and the decor was like a chic apartment, and it was perfect weather for sitting on the balcony. They paid so much attention to every detail, it was so classy. The sound proofing was excellent too--there was a rodeo going on across the street, and we could not hear it when the door was shut. The lobby and buildings are also gorgeous, and the breakfast was beautifully presented and delicious. I would definitely come back!
What a great surprise
The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee is just what the doctor ordered!!! We had a beautiful stay, the rooms were like no other we have ever seen. The staff was very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful. We can not say enough nice things about this beautiful and unique property. Way to go Cedar house