Topaz Lodge Super 8
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This was our shortest travel day yet. Only took a little over an hour to get from Reno to the quaint little town of Gardnerville. Looking forward to 2 days hanging with Harry's Godmom Ginny, her husband Shane, kids Alicia, Max, Sarah, my namesake Tina & Jessie. My cousin Ginny is one of the most creative teachers and moms I know! During summer break the weekdays have a theme and we were lucky enough to be here ...
The drive from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe was long and windy through the mountain ranges. It took us nearly six hours to drive 217 miles, it was pretty painful and even Dylan was starting to feel a little car sick by the end. The first day was freezing cold and foggy so we just did a little exploring in South Tahoe where we were staying. This was another really beautiful ski town that had lifts and a ...
... trip. As an added bonus the route wasn't crowded and I was able to move at a pace faster than 10mph. The route to the pass had me climbing some of the steepest (26-28Degrees) roads I've ever seen. The road had few guard rails or barriers and was full of switchbacks and extreme elevation climbs with steep drop offs the entire way.
Coming down the eastern side of the mountain I was greeted by something unexpected. I started ...
... in my phone, we got on the road for the two-hour haul from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe. Stopping by in a small town for delicious burgers (the one great invention of American cuisine) and a nice walk, we finally reached the cabin in the late afternoon. And what a cabin! Beautiful log build on the outside, with all the commodities that we are used ...
... among the best (if not the best!) burger I’ve eaten. Even well done!
Tahoe was a fun experience and I’m certainly glad we made time to visit. I must admit it’s quite different than I imagined, as I thought it would be more resort-like. There certainly are areas that fit this description, but most of the shops, restaurants, and homes have been around a long ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTopaz Lodge Super 8 Gardnerville
Nice view from our room. We see directly the Lake Topaz.
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