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Caples Lake Resort

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Highway 88, Kirkwood, CA 95646
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Caples Lake Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

Wheather it is winter or summer the resort is has so much to offer. Boating on the lake, great hikes, snow shoeing, skiing at Kirkwood or rest and relaxation Caples has it all.

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Daly City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

i had booked a 7 day vacation with john at caples lake resort. the views are breath taking and the hikes are the same. my focous was boating and trout fishing. the trout had not stop bitting through out my vacation. browns, brooks ,rain bows. very good to eat as we had many to eat for dinnerthe cabin was #... More

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San Francisco Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

We stayed for a weekend in March 2010, in one of the 6 lodge rooms with a magnificent view over Caples Lake and the mountains. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet, with plenty of hangers, and no distracting TV or phone. The driveway was clear when we arrived despite a raging snowstorm. There is a balcony on the first... More

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Walnut Creek, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

Kirkwood was full so CLR accommodated me in Cabin1. Had son and his 2 college friends. Cabin was rustic - but that's what I expected. It was clean and the hot water outlasted 4 showers. Beds were not Hyatt pillow tops - but quite comfortable. Kitchen had all the utensils and appliances we needed and was very clean. Bathroom is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

We stayed in cabin 9 over a three day period in August 2009. There were four adults and two small children in our party. We brought our groceries from town in a cooler and arrived at 3:00 PM on day one of our stay. We checked in with the store at that time and was quickly begining our stay with... More

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Bucks County, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

My wife and I are traveling cross country by bicycle and stayed at Caples one night. Immediately upon pulling up, I noticed a bunch of staples pulled out of the sign at my feet in the entrance and moved my bicycle so as not to get a flat. Well, I got a flat anyway. We were given a room in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

Caples lake resort is a great place to stay. I have been going for 11 years running and I love the place. The cabins are small and are not the newest thing around, but it fits the place. Caples isnt a place to come and enjoy all of the amenities of normal life (you can get those at home). It... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

One of the most peaceful places I've been. Yes, the cabins and inn are rustic and could be updated, but all the basic comforts are there next to the gorgeous lake surrounded by mountains and evergreens. I actually prefer the rusticity - it somehow fits the place. I have been there in August and December. August was pleasant with balmy... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

Good news- nice people and they have a marina where you can rent boats. Not So Good- this resort was outdated 10 years ago and nothing can make up for the condition. If you like rustic, go for it. However, my rate was $100 per night and should not have been more than $40-50 max.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2007

Stayed here while skiing at Kirkwood. We stayed in the main house which is billed as a bed and breakfast but it's more like a bad hostel. It's way overpriced for what it is and i wouldn't recommend this place to anyone for the price. The rooms are tiny with bad furniture and the "breakfast" was a small table with... More

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Address: Highway 88, Kirkwood, CA 95646
Location: United States > California > Kirkwood
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Caples Lake Hotel Kirkwood

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