My husband and I found a wonderful run-away-to place at the Chalet View Lodge. Our drive to the town of Maybe was part of the getaway. Maybe is very close to the more known locations of Blairsden and Graeagle, but there is no “maybe” about our time there. After some research on the internet we picked the Chalet View as place to stay while we investigated the Plumas National Forest. There are plenty of funs trips on National Forest roads in the area that pass beautiful lakes and historic sites. We spent two entire days just enjoying those drives.
After a day of site seeing we looked forward to our evening walk by the Feather River, which we were pleasantly surprised to find so close to the lodge. We would stroll past the Lodge’s fish pond and follow the trail out to the river. Then we would return to our lodge accommodation, which was the fabulous self-contained villa located on the edge of one of the golf course holes. The villa is aptly named. Very sumptuous in every detail. Everything in the villa was high-end including a kitchen with all the amenities. There are so many great things about the villa, such as an indoor/outdoor fireplace. We would sit on the villa’s outdoor deck and bar-b-que dinner while keeping warm by the fire. When dinner was ready we went inside and enjoyed the beautiful fireplace’s light and warmth in the great room of the villa. The great room had an inviting oversized jacuzzi tub that also basked in the warmth of the fire. The master bedroom had lovely french doors opening onto the patio and a very enticing fluffy bed. It had a nicley appointed bathroom with two sinks and oversized towels. There were two wide screen tvs, one in the bedroom and one in the great room. The villa had a smaller bedroom off the kitchen and there was a full bathroom off the kitchen as well. Everywhere you looked, there was tile and tasteful decor.
The owners, Bob and Carrie couldn’t have been nicer. We were shown all around the property. After seeing the villa, we had to stay there. It was the first night they had opened it for the upcoming warmer season. After the first night, we thought the kitchen could use a few items and upon our returning to the villa the second day after enjoying the area, everything we needed was there. Bob and Carrie are not only very accommodating they were so friendly as well.
The other reviews mentioned the lodge’s amenities such as the pool and hot tub (which we were a little too early for). The small golf course looked inviting and we did enjoy strolling the grounds it encompasses with the trout pond and cozy seating placed through out. We enjoyed our fireplace and patio to the point that we missed trying the restaurant , but we heard other patrons talking about how delicious the food was. Additionally, AT &T cell service worked in the villa and free laptop wireless WIFI was available in the lodge’s lobby (which we took advantage of while enjoying the complimentary continental breakfast). We didn’t get a chance to try the spa, but we intend to return to the Chalet View and do all the things we missed the first time around.
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- Chalet View Lodge, an exquisitely designed luxury hotel, makes your visit to the pristine golf country of the Mohawk Valley an experience to remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chalet View Hotel Graeagle
- Chalet View Graeagle