We had the recent opportunity (February 2013) to stay at the Chalet View Lodge. We took advantage of the recent Travelzoo offer and booked a 2 night stay in a balcony suite and made the 2.5 hour drive from Sacramento (thank you Mother Nature!). Upon check in we were greeted with a very gracious and hospital lady who took care of all our needs and seemed to really enjoy her job. We later found out that she was one of the owners, Carrie, and we really felt that she appreciated us being there. We later met Bob (the other owner) but we won’t discuss all his shortcomings (LOL Bob!). Our check-in was great and we felt we were being greeted into and old family friend. Now we have never before met the owners, Carrier & Bob, but both were very gracious and I get the feeling that they really want their customers to enjoy their time there.
Room: We had room 305 – it was one of the balcony suites and it was pretty nice. It is a room with a loft (king bed downstairs and fold out double out in the loft) and it was nice for our needs. It was only two of us and it worked out great. It is a king bed, with 1.5 bathrooms (there is a ½ bath in the loft) and a wet bar with a fridge. The only downside to the room is the “rain” shower head in the shower. Sorry I am not fan of rain shower heads – makes it hard to clean the undercarriage if you know what I mean. Since it is February we did no use the balcony but I think the balcony would be an AWESOME thing in the summer. Think about it, coffee or wine on a balcony in the big trees….. hmmmm……
Food: We ate at their grill both nights we were there. Food was good and service was good. This is not the Ritz (it is a mountain lodge for god’s sake) so service is appropriate for this area. There are several people who have complained about the food and service but please remember, this is a mountain lodge located about 70 miles from a major city, Reno. I say it again, our service was good and the food was good but each person ahs their own experiences. The dining room is a little small and really isn’t made to handle large family groups (it would be great for a nice jazz night in the summer) and it has a nice large fireplace in the center. They have added a nice pizza oven but that is only useable during the warmer months (it is outside and I think it would be a great place to sit and enjoy when it is a lot warmer – our trip it was about 30 degrees). My guess is that summer time, this place rocks!
Overall: We stayed in the middle of winter. This place is made for summer! It has a pool, spa, volleyball court, spa, golf course, grill, and access to some great outdoor activities. We stayed in the middle of February and still had a great time (we love to snowshoe and Bob (owner) had some great suggestions.) My only regret was that we did not set up a nice massage in their spa after the snowshoe. My wife and I rarely go to the same place twice but we cannot wait (cannot wait!) to visit this place again when things are a little warmer.
Good job Carrier & Bob!
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