Double Eagle Resort and Spa
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... the height of the Tioga pass we reached 10,000 feet. It is amazing to see large pine trees growing on what seems to be on bare rock.Once a sapling takes hold on the boulders they seem to survive in small cracks enlarging them as they grow. There were some small flowering plants which looked stunning stuck amongst cracks in the rocks.
Olmstead Point allowed us a panoramic view of the back end of Half Dome and a view of the path of the glacier. There are huge ...
... negotiate the windy turns. Like a lot of iconic places in America I almost had to pinch myself to believe that we were actually at places that we had only seen in movies! We caught the tram back to Union Square (Riley hanging on the side in the dark- scary!), shopped for a bit (including getting cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory ("Big Bang Theory") and then taxied back home.
The Golden Gate bridge was the next day's target so we headed off in ...
... Piute PassTrail. Cold! Frost last night. Beautiful, naked, rocky landscape around Sapphire Lake. Like an Arctic landscape, but without snow. Many high lakes quite lovely with pretty reflections and green meadow fringes. By midday back down in forest and more meadows. Evolution Creek always meandering beautifully. Had to wade up to our knees to cross Evolution Creek. Can't believe no bridge! Had heard horror stories from ...
Seeing all of the amazing views made me wonder how Yosemite Valley we created so with the help of a book and an annoying geologist this what I found: 220 million years ago. Due to the subduction of the pacific plate under the american plate, molten rocks rise up to make volcanoes. 80 million years ago. The rocks that make up the volcanoes get eroded exposing the old magma domes that have ...
... and the return of freedom train (my trail name). I have been back in my zone and feeling great. The group dynamic also seems to be going really well so far. Both nights on the trail we have camped in beautiful meadows surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains and beautiful rivers.
It has been a great trip so far.
The thing that really stands out to me so far, other than the majestic scenery, is being comfortable ripping of ...
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Worse resort I have ever stayed at
Sold us used robes at the SPA
Food always below par and always came to table wrong.
Listen to the weights at the gym "clang" during spa visit
TV Remote tethered to night stand like a motel 6
Nice Upscale Cabin Resort and Spa
This place is shear yuppie excess, but, that is a good thing. It is kinda pricy but if you are looking for a destination resort in a magnificent High Sierra location, you can't beat this place.
The cabins and rooms are all decorated in "cabin" so you will think you are living in an Orvis catalogue. There is a fly fishing pond with magnificent rainbow trout to 12 pounds on the property. The restraunt is excellent and a cute little bar to hang out is connected. The pool and spa are stupendous.
Except for the price, the place is fantastic. Friendly staff too.
Wow, I was alittle nervous after making reservations then reading a few of the reviews, but :
The owners of the Double Eagle are portraying an upscale image in their advertising (and charge prices accordingly) but the cabins and service simply aren't there.
Very nice, but really for couples
We absoultely LOVED the Double Eagle Resort and Spa. The area is gorgeous, the staff was very accomodating and friendly, and the food from the resort restaurant was awesome!
We brought our 12 y.o. daughter along and although we were treated very nicely we also felt that Double Eagle is really a place for honeymooners or couples. It is very quiet and the pool is only open to children during certain hours.
We would definately stay there again, but next time as a couple rather than as a family.
The cabins were cute and private. The challenge is to try to catch a trout in their pond! Toured the spa but didn't participate. Looked very inviting though.
Worse hotel ever visited
It is unfortunate that a hotel situated in such scenic beauty can be so poorly run. In addition to two horrible meals at the restaurant with surly service there were many little things (e.g. broken stove) that even after complaints seemed to unfaze management.
To add insult to injury we believe we left a sweater in a cabin. We assume it was never found but despite assuring us they would check and call us one way or the other they never called and did not respond to multiple emails.
I'm a pretty laid back traveller but I would definately recommend looking elsewhere in June Lake.
We stayed at the Double Eagle three nights and were quite disappointed. They apparently are trying to remake the place as an upscale "luxury" resort, but unfortunately still have a long way to go.
At > $300/night, we were expecting to be pampered. Unfortunately, the meticulously maintained grounds around the spa/gym is not the standard for the cabins, which were pretty tacky, e.g., plastic floors, ugly wolf photos reminiscent of a Bush/Cheney campaign ad, etc. If you are into that sort of thing, have fun. But among the flaws in our cabin were a bathroom door that wouldn't stay open, a shower faucet that was funky, a kitchen window that wouldn't stay open, a sofabed mattress that was painfully thin, and there was some trash right next to our cabin, too, that stayed through the course of our 2 day visit. (I'll try to post a photo). When I checked out, the first word out of the desk clerk was "sorry," as if to anticipate our complaints; then, when I recited our problems, she seemed uninterested. All in all, I had the impression that this place was seriously understaffed. Do visit June Lake - and go horseback riding and climbing - but save yourself some $ and stay elsewhere. Too bad.
I visited the Double Eagle Resort with my family. We all had a great time. The cabins at this resort are a bit pricey but definitely worth every penny. The resort was peaceful, I spent hours watching the deer meander through the resort. They offer a day pass to the gym with also includes all of the amenities of the spa. I endulged and had a few body treatments, including a heavenly massage. After my body treatments, I ate lunch next to the pool and then used the spa and steam room that was located in the bathroom. I then took a shower and they had all of the girly items I needed in the bathroom; shampoo, conditioner (which smell heavenly) shaving cream, razors, blow dryers, brushes, combs, curling irons, hairspray, and anything else you might need in order to get ready for dinner. I had a wonderful time and I will never forget the Double Eagle Resort!