Double Eagle Resort and Spa
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Todd & Natasha arrived late last night so we had a late dinner with them. Today was a rainy day in the mountains so we had our picnic in front of the fireplace in the cabin. The kids thought that was pretty cool. After the rain stopped, we took a drive to June Lake and found a dog beach for Bear and Bella. They had a great time and so did Elijah. …
... in hiker barrels, then organized it and packed it for journey to Red's Meadow where we'll do same for final provisions. Bought few supplies. 3 bandaids, 10 Ibuprofen (15 cents each), a couple more packs of Kleenex, and alcohol for our stove. Last night, splurged on a bottle of wine and rib steak. Fun talking with young Italian couple seated next to us, in love with the vast wild areas of Western America.
... started the 4 mile walk that would lead us up to the viewpoint we'd been to yesterday and the descent down to the falls! After about half an hour of climbing up the side of the cliff we realised that even if we did manage to get to the top we would probably run out of daylight and water before we could make it to the falls! So after a little team meeting on the side of the mountain we decided on a new plan; ...
... terrain challenged many early travelers, with just a few—only 650 from the mid-1850s to mid-1860s—making the journey to Yosemite Valley by horseback or stagecoach. By 1907, construction of the Yosemite Valley Railroad from Merced to El Portal eased the journey, thereby, increasing visitation. Today, 3.5 million people enter the park’s gates!!
We are staying at Camp Curry, which was set up in 1899 ...
... back to Tunnel Mountain where we were hoping to catch some better photos with clearer weather. To be honest it wasn't that much different so we headed up to Glacier Point which had absolutely spectacular views. We were eye level with the clouds so we watched as they floated by revealing tips of mountains, giant rocks and forests and allowing short split second opportunities for photos.
Heading further upward we made our way to a walking trail up to ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Double Eagle Resort and Spa June Lake
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!