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Gold Lake Lodge

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7000 Gold Lake Forest Highway, Box 308, Graeagle, CA 96103
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stay here every (other) year for a family camp reunion and have been doing so for many years. This place just gets better and better and we always leave with the most amazing memories. Gold Lake Lodge provides the food and shelter and mother nature provides the playground. There is so much to do just right out the door... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I haven't wanted to rate this before because I don't want the place to become crowded. It's in an out-of-the-way location with few of today's fancy amenities. No wi-fi, no fancy restaurants or shops, no swimming pool, no cocktail lounge, and no fitness center. Now that I've omitted most of my readers, I have to say we love this place.... More 

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John B, Owner at Gold Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. We think your description of what we offer and do not offer is exactly what we strive to give our guests. We do have wi-fi but it is so slow (from a satellite) that we recommend that you read a book instead of the internet. We had lots of little kids last... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Gold Lake Lodge was better than advertised. We had an all inclusive stay in July and the food (dinner especially) was second only to the customer service provided by the staff. Thanks for a great experience from the Gregory's.

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John B, Owner at Gold Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. My family and our staff appreciate that you stayed with us this summer. More 

Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Since alot can change in a year or so, it seemed right to add a review dated 2014. We can add little to the thorough and thoughtful reviews here, and echo all the positives. We were delighted. Though alot could have changed, it hasn't. John must have described the hikes and vistas thousands of times since he first shepherded the... More 

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John B, Owner at Gold Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review. We certainly appreciate your staying with us. After spending some part of every summer of my 65 years in the Lakes Basin it is still a wonderful place. John B More 

San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

My husband and I spent a week at Gold Lake Lodge, staying in a one room cabin with bath. We had a wonderful stay and can't wait to return. This is a terrific, old-style lodge in the mountains - perfect for getting away from it all, esspecially if you want to hike. The lodge is made up of a dining... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Have you ever thought "I could come back to this place every year"? Well, this is the place for our family. Every summer we show up and are greeted by John and his staff like we are part of their family too. Every year we all vote on a location for a long summer weekend and it is always unanimous:... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Great historic lodge in the woods with beautiful day hikes to pristine alpine lakes right from your door!!! We swam in the lakes-- wow!!!! what an experience!!!! Our 5 year old became a real little hiker on this trip and made friends with other children visiting the lodge which made the experience extra special!! Food, which is included, was good... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We were scouting out a future Hiking Club outing in this area and asked about local trails at the Gold Lakes Lodge. The very helpful manager gave us a good trail map and excellent recommendations. We ended up eating all our meals there even though we were staying in a nearby campground that night. Next time I will stay at... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

My husband and I arrived here and after a miscommunication on our part, realized we had booked the wrong lodge!! We had intended to stay at Graeagle Lodge, (where we had stayed before years ago), but somehow booked this place instead. Looking around, it took us a few moments to realize why nothing looked familiar!! Anyway.... we were expecting a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2007

If you like cozy, comfortable, rustic accommodations in an ideal location for hiking and exploring, I highly recommend staying here. My 20-month-old toddler and I stayed here over Labor Day weekend and had a delightful time. The cabin was big enough for our needs with comfortable beds, very clean, and with shampoo, soap, towels, etc. provided. The cabins are actually... More 

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