We've come to the Stanford Alpine Chalet every winter for years. The place is small (16 rooms?). The rooms are designed to fit 3-5 people each, so there are frequently a bunk bed and a double, and each room has its own bath. The rooms are far from fancy (dresser drawers often fall out, bathroom fixtures sometimes broken) but recent renovations (paint, windows) make it pleasant enough. Besides, who wants to be in the hotel room when there is so much to do with family in the Tahoe area?. Upstairs is a large community area with a fireplace, games, toys, magazines, books. People sit around and chat in the evenings, although sad to say, now with free wireless, most people just stare at their own screens. There is coffee and tea available round-the-clock and hors d'oeuvres at 5. Also, a wonderful breakfast comes with the room and a full dinner can be purchased on site for $22. A jitney takes you to and from Alpine Meadows ski slope although you can walk easiily enough. The kids love the sledding hills adjacent and across the street (sleds provided) . Overall, it is a great place to stay. The only downside--over holidays it is VERY expensive.
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Number of rooms: 14
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stanford Alpine Chalet Offers:Lodging in 14 comfortable, cozy rooms with private baths and majestic Sierra Peak views.Delicious, gourmet meals prepared by the Chalet’s own chef and served by our friendly staff.Year round outdoor hot tub. Seasonal heated swimming pool, volleyball court, basketball half-court, horseshoe pit and ski season shuttle and social hour.The Great Room with its cathedral ceiling, warm fireplace, spectacular views and large deck is a perfect gathering place for any function.All the year round activities that beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Sierra have to offer: Hiking, biking, boating, golf, fishing, gaming, shows, and world-class skiing & snowboarding. ... more less