We like the Timberlodge better but this is a good spot too. It is close to a grocery store and shopping, a movie theater and the gondola to Heavenly. Casinos are just down the street. Several reasonable eating places are within walking distance. But to see the sites you really need to rent a car. We recommend a trip to Fallen Leaf Lake. Driving all the way to the end of the road with stops along the way will take a half day or more depending on how long you stop to admire the beauty. A cruise on the lake is a must see. We liked the sail boat but the paddle wheelers are OK, too.