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Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Woodland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent one night at Granlibakken Lodge in Tahoe City. The Lodge spans 70 acres of pine trees and mountains. The air is clean and weather always beautiful. We stayed in a 2 bed, 2 bath unit. Plenty of room for the five of us with kitchen and fireplace. It was a bit dated,though upgrades had been made in the... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has been to Granlibakken about 6 or 7 times. It's relaxing with beautiful grounds, pool, tennis courts, amazing ropes course, and superb hot breakfast daily with lovely people working there.

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy that you have been a return guest to Granlibakken, a wonderful compliment. Great that you have been able to experience so many of our amenities and offerings. We can't wait to see you again soon! More

Berkeley, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Granlibakken Lodge was the site of my wife and I wedding weekend and we could not be happier. Most of our family and guest stayed at Granlibakken and it was a huge success. Jennifer, Christy,Jorge, The Julios, Oswaldo and the rest of the staff was amazing. First class all the way. They went well out of their way to make... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for being our guest and for taking the opportunity to share such glowing words with us. We're immensely proud of our resort and the expert staff here, who lend their expertise to the beauty of our natural environment. We are thrilled that you and your wife had such a wonderful wedding weekend. Thanks again and we hope... More

Ocala, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is NOT a five star lodge. It IS a ski lodge that we happen to visit in August 2014 so we could visit Lake Tahoe. My wife and I (in our 50's) stayed here for just one night during a COLD (to us) summer evening when the weather was rainy and cold. Since there wasn't much to do on... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. Very glad that you and your wife enjoyed Granlibakken. Our outdoor hot tub and heated pool complex was the perfect activity to enjoy on a cold summer evening. We actually do not have air conditioning in the rooms, only heat. We do provide fans in every room though. Thank you for your feedback about our breakfast.... More

Stockton, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a staff retreat and the meeting space was great. Know that the guest rooms do not have air conditioning but they do have ceiling fans. It is an older hotel with some updates - bedding was nice and updated, but the woodwork, furniture and bathrooms are older and could use updating. The included breakfast was ok... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We are always working with our homeowners to continue updating their rooms. We are glad you found your bed comfortable and liked our updated bedding! Thanks again and we hope you can come back to Granlibakken so we can show you more of our... More

Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your experience at this property will all depend on what mindset you have going into your stay. When many people hear the word "resort" they think of a luxurious escape spot from the grind of everyday life. While Granlibakken is an all inclusive retreat, it is simply not operating at the luxury level. The place seems popular with families and... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that your school group had a lovely time at the pool, ropes course, and in our secluded 74-acre valley. We appreciate your feedback on our rooms and as we are constantly working with the homeowners to update our rooms. Thank you for you compliments to our staff who works very hard... More

Mercer Island, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our extended family of 60+ stayed here for three days and three nights, and it was wonderful! Attentive and very friendly staff; nice rooms and suites; excellent breakfast (served to all guests); tasty lunches and dinners served to our group and other organized groups. Box lunches available for people away from the grounds for the day. Nice pool, many tennis... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your family reunion at Granlibakken. Thank you for noticing our attentive staff. Our staff is excited to see you again in the next couple of years and we look forward to helping plan your next big trip to Lake Tahoe at Granlibakken. Thank you for taking the time to leave... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this resort has it all - from a high ropes course, lovely pool among the pines, in house dining, tennis, bikes for rent etc. you really cant go wrong. The rooms were spacious and nicely furnished. I will definitely be back.

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed all of our on property amenities like our outdoor heated pool and hot tub, bicycles, and Treetop Adventure Park. Thank you for your feedback about Granlibakken! We would love to help you plan your next trip and activities in Lake Tahoe. More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Well, when I stayed here 25 years ago, Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center was at the top of their game. Today the property is tired, staff is inattentive, and overall it does not provide a good experience for the cost. The cost is at a luxury level and the accommodations are mediocre at best. Maintenance has been overlooked. Cleanliness and... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. However, we are glad that you came back after 25 years and hope that you will come back again, so that we may exceed your expectations. Our aim is to provide an exemplary experience for each of our guests, and we're sorry to hear that your... More

Bend, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was at Granlibakken in May 2014, and can't say enough about the staff and food at this resort. The driver for my shuttle service from the airport was friendly and helpful. When I arrived at the resort, I was greeted by Gabriel and Diego at the front desk. They, too, were incredibly friendly and helpful as I got settled... More

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Granlibakken L, General Manager at Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for being our guest and for taking the opportunity to share such glowing words with us. We're immensely proud of our resort and the expert staff here, who lend their expertise to the beauty of our natural environment. We look forward to sharing more of them both with you, and we will be eagerly anticipating your return.... More

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Address: 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Granlibakken Lodge and Conference Center 3*
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Visitors and locals alike are drawn to Lake Tahoe's natural beauty, world-class entertainment and year-round activities. Granlibakken, nestled in the trees above Lake Tahoe and steps from Tahoe City, the heart and soul of Lake Tahoe, is the ideal spot for your next retreat, conference, vacation or special event. ... more   less 
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