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... it to the parking lot before it was pitch black.
Not long after we found ourselves at hearing dull thunder with dark clouds over head. The smart thing to do was not to summit, but being the invincible young person that I am, I convinced Charlie flo to at least try with me. We started crushing out way up. With the soul intent of getting up and getting down. Not letting either the thin air or the incline slow us down. And as we reached the top it seemed as if the storm clouds had blown ...
... style buildings and helicopter landing pads. I soon discovered this was the USMC Mountain Warfare Training Center. A few miles down the road I encountered 5 CH-47's flying up the valley towards to training center. It brought me back to military days and I sort of envied the Marines in the helo's.
I turned onto route 398 the the last leg of the day. The route took me around beautiful Lake Topaz. I arrived at my hotel around 5pm,
... we hope they got out okay.
After the very long drive it was late by the time we got to Lake Tahoe and we could only just see the lake which is huge the town is busy all year as they play on the lake during summer and then ski in winter, we passed some very big houses.
We were looking forward to waking in the morning and seeing the lake.
From The Simsons
Tuesday, 3rd September
Travelled to Tahoe Valley Campground, a very large RV park at South Lake Tahoe and arrived around lunch time. We took a drive up the western side of Lake Tahoe to Cave Rock and back to RV's. We tried to go the beaches but there is fee to enter or park the car as they are either in one National forest park or another or they are privately owned. Very touristy area around here and houses built where ever they ...
... it is all dry camping, In the Lake Tahoe area, you must pay for everything including parking in many areas as well as surprisingly a fee to hike or boat. This seems to be the trend in California unlike other states. When asking about it, we were informed that California is broke. Fair enough I guess!
Information for hikers and kayakers is limited in this area during this time of year. Trying to ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews 7 Seas Inn at Tahoe South Lake Tahoe
After reading some of the reveiws posted on trip advisor, I was a little weary about staying at this establishment for the weekend. Being that I am very anal about clean enviroments, it was totally the opposite of the what people were saying. I was expecting it to be noisy, unsanitary and hairs to be everywhere. It was very clean and very cozy. Our room had a fireplace (which worked as a heater with a thermostat) that kept us very warm throughout the night. The recently new property owners were very pleasant and very helpful, not to mention pets are allowed to stay as well. Seven Seas is close to everything! Close to the Lake,Casino's, restraunts, to a very inexpensive grocery store "Rally's" and to a nearby mini shopping mall called the "Y". There is also another major shopping area called "Heavenly Village" which is where the ski lift(called a gondola)is, located on the main strip and literally five minutes away from the motel. We really enjoyed our stay and will stay at this establishment again when we return to South Lake Tahoe:).
We (8 of us) just got back from staying at the Seven Seas for 8 nights and it was great! They are located just far enough from the main street and casinos to where you can't hear a thing, but you can walk to everything in under 5 minutes! They are so close to the Gondola for Heavenly that we were all able to carry our gear there for skiing/snowboarding. The rooms are "cozy", but they were spotless, the beds were beyond comfortable, and they had a great breakfast every morning.
A home away from home!
We stayed at the 7 seas for our anniversary/snowboarding trip this year and LOVED IT! As soon as we got there we were greeted with friendly service! The owners go out of their way to make you feel at home in their inn. We had no problems with noise at all. Our room was perfect for what we needed. We look forward to visiting again.
This being our second year staying at the Seven Seas Inn, we found it better than the first. The new owners are eager to please and know what customer service is all about. They have improved the breakfast from simple muffins and coffee to egg sandwiches, coffee cake, cereal, waffles, milk, juice and more. What a great way to start off your morning to the mountains. The rooms each year have been comfortable and cozy along with an affordable price,
Stay anywhere else
We stayed here and wished we were anywhere else. The rooms were filthy. We found black hairs in the bed sheets and the bathrooms had a layer of dust on all the handicapped railings. The walls were paper thin and could hear every car and person walking by. The rooms were very small. The bed was so old you felt like you were laying on a hammock. We thankfully brought blankets and ended up sleeping on the floor. Not the romantic weekend we were seeking. Spend the extra money and stay somewhere else. If we had to spend another night I was tempted to get some bleach and clean the bathroom myself.
P.S. We usually invite our guests in for a drink after the long drive up here. We love to play card games and chat with our new guests.
Fun at the 7 Seas Motel
Our trip was last minute, but the vacation was one of the best that we have ever had. The new owners, Carolyn & Kent (there for only 7 weeks when we arrived) were fun, accommodating and enthusiastic in their new business.
They are in the process of upgrading and renovating rooms and the exterior of the building. This summer they plan to buy a boat and provide guests with the opportunity to water ski on the lake. The motel has its own private beach for families who want to play there.
While the motel is a little old, I ranked it above average because of the enthusiam of the new owners and the progress they have made in just 7 weeks. This is a good place for families - close to the lake, the casinos, and the ski lift. A perfect location.
The 7 seas inn was a wonderful experience for our snowboarding trip. We opted for a room with the new fireplace in it. What a wonderfully cozy addition to the room! Everything was clean, room included micro&small fridge&cable tv. the minute we walked in to check in we were greeted by smiles, laughter, and the offer of a beer or wine cooler, exactly what we wanted after a 4.5 hour drive!! And besides that, a complimentary bottle of bubbly with our room. Breakfast includes coffee cake and cereal options, more than some places i've stayed. coffee, hot chocolate, snacks, you name it. the owners even offered to lend us clothes to wear in the hottub, when we realized we forgot our suites!! if that isn't customer service/hospitality, I don't know what is!! We were even allowed to bring our cattle dog,AND the owners and their friendly little pooch, Hannah, offered to watch our dog while we boarded all day. Brought her right into their living space while we were gone. The hot tub fits about four people, and as you relax back into it, you look up at a snowy beautiful mountain across the way. The new Heavenly gondola is walking distance a couple blocks away, but there are shuttle buses to pick you up if you don't want to walk it. We started walking and a bus just stopped without us waving and asked if we wanted a ride. The best part is that 7 seas inn has an awesome ski package available all winter, you can choose different amounts of time to stay and still get an unbelievably priced package. We did three nites, which included two days ski passes, for $155 per person!! If it wasn't for that, we probably would not have been able to afford to go. if you break down that deal, its about $30 per nite per person and $30 per lift ticket. Heavenly day passes are up to almost $80 a day. all we had to do was pay an extra $12 each to get the pass to Heavenly, but that is still almost half price for the pass since you get it through the inn and their package. That is unbelievable savings!!!!! We will definitely be back and will recommend this place and their package to anyone who wants to know, in fact we already have.
We stayed Jan 13-15, 2006. The location is pretty good if you're planning to head up to Heavenly because the shuttle that takes you there is only across the street. They offer free breakfast but don't expect too much just some cereal, danishes/donuts, fruit, and hot coffee. Our queen room had a tv, ceiling fan, heater and fridge but no hair dryer. The room was small and the shower-only bathroom was a bit dark with varying water temperatures . We experienced a noisy fridge and a false fire alarm. The staff was very friendly and available. I would recommend this place to people who don't plan to stay in their room much and simply using the location to ski and party in South Tahoe. This is a very basic bare bones location, but price, cleaniness and responsive ness of staff was a great plus ! We recommend if you can get it for under $70/night and for that price we found it to be above average.
Great little Gem in South Lake Tahoe!
Don't know what the others are smoking that wrote bad reviews, but I have been staying here during the winter for skiing for the last 5 years and LOVE it. Its affordable, close to restaurants, casinos -if you are so inclined, CLEAN and lots of hot water! The new owners since December 2005, Kent and Carolyn are fun and accomodating to all your needs. They even have FREE wireless internet, so its great to ski the snow storms and be able to get your work done too. Two blocks from the Heavenly Tram, 30 minutes to Sierra , if you are brave 45 mintues to Kirkwood.
Oh by the way the ice is free!