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“Wonderful, but don't expect a brand new 5 star resort” 4 of 5 stars
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Granlibakken Tahoe
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful, but don't expect a brand new 5 star resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Yes, the hotel is a little older and needs some updating but it has some great features. We arrived as a large snow storm was coming and I saw some of the most amazing sites ever. The conference facilities were great. All of the staff was wonderful especially during dining. The food was well prepared. Breakfast had many fruits and several warm dishes to eat. Some of the dinners were better than others. The cabins also worked well to share with my co-workers. They had seperate bathrooms and locking doors but a main living area. The cottages were decorated from the early 90's but they were welll maintained. There are some excellent snowshoing/hiking trails from the resort.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel M, Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for taking a moment to review our resort. We always strive for total guest satisfaction and appreciate the feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed all the beauty that surrounds our resort. We hope you have a chance to stay with us again so you can enjoy a fun day at our Treetop Adventure park. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

There is no better place to get a large group of family members together for a family reunion or just a weekend getaway. How about just a group of your friends for a fun no hassle weekend? No need for a designated driver. No need to drive. Take the shuttle from the airport. The stores are walking distance from the resort. Everything is in one place. Swimming. Tennis. Hiking trails. Tree Top Adventure. It is ALL THERE. The breakfasts are fabulous and they are INCLUDED in the price. No hard boiled egg and packaged pastries here. Everything is fresh and fabulously prepared. The owner took us on a sunrise hike/walk (15 minutes for the non-athletic in the group). It was a great way to start the morning.

We did a 4 day wedding in August and EVERYONE said it was the best. The staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great time and we did. Jessie, Jennifer, and Ron are the top of their game. Nothing was out of the question and everything was accomplished without any fuss. It almost made me want to plan another wedding. Almost.

If I had any comment to make - their website doesn't do them justice. Someone needs to take the time to redo it. It is a much better place than the website leads you to believe.

Room Tip: Get one of the townhomes and make it a real family event.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel M, Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate our guests and are thrilled when they take time to appreciate us. We are always excited to welcome guests who are looking to enjoy a relaxing and fun experience, like early morning hikes. We feel our employees are the heart and soul of our operation. We will surely recognize Jessie, Jennifer and Ron for their efforts. We have a Women’s Wellness weekend in November which would be the perfect time for you to enjoy a weekend of pampering. Our website has all the information on how to reserve your spot. Please join us again soon and we can’t wait to say “Hello again” when you get here.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

It's hard to have a bad experience in Lake Tahoe, and my stay at the Granlibakken was no exception. It was far enough from Tahoe City to feel unoppressed, but close enough to walk. The accomodations were good mountain lodge quality, not luxury hotel. The food was exceptional and the service, except for 1 individual, was fast and accomodating.My only caution it is a steep property, so be aware you will be climbing hills between buildings (although it has a beautiful par course around the property which I did use and an awe-inspiring high adventure course that I did not.). I look coward to returning.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel M, Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for taking a moment to review our resort. We are thrilled you felt the warmth our property offers to our guests. We strive for total guest satisfaction so we will do our best to make sure the next time you visit us, that everyone you encounter makes you feel special. We hope you try our Treetop adventure course on your next visit because we know you will have a great time. We look forward to having you join us again soon.
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We visited Granlibakken for 6 days in September and had a wonderful stay. I can not say enough about the staff. Everyone from the server at breakfast, to the cleaning staff, to the front desk were all friendly, helpful and made our stay a wonderful experience. The grounds of Granlibakken are beautiful!! The breakfast every morning was delicious!!! We can not wait until we can return for a second visit to this wonderful Tahoe Resort.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Michael L
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Hotel M, Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for taking a moment to review our resort. We are pleased you found our resort to be as beautiful as we do. We strive to make sure our guests feel all the comforts of home and also a connection to the outdoors while enjoying their stay with us. We hope you stay another week with us and try our Treetop Adventure park or a relaxing day at our Lighthouse Spa. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We just came in from touring national parks from Zion, Bryce Canyon, lake Powell, Grand Canyon and Death Valley, so we we're looking for place to relax, swim and hike for a few days.
We went for the town house with 3 bedrooms (we arena family of 5), which was super: nicely furnished, with a nice living room, a well equipped kitchenette and a small terrace. The bedrooms had nice large beds and the whole place was cleaned to perfection every day.
Breakfast was served in buffet style and of good quality, but the dining room is not very cosy, too big and impersonal.
We had a lovely stay.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Hotel M, Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for taking a moment to review our resort. We appreciate the feedback. We are so pleased you felt all the comforts of home while enjoying time with your family. We would love to welcome you again this Winter so you can enjoy our resort during the ski season too. We looking forward to seeing you soon.
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Tilton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I have visited Granlibakken three times this year. the rooms are very nice and the natural setting is amazing. I stay in an executive suite and it is very comfortable with a fire place, deck, kitchen, and two sleeping areas. All remodeled . The staff is friendly and helpful and service is very responsive.
The food is deliscious and abundant and fits any type of diet . It is so nice to be in Tahoe with out all the traffic and hustle and bustle of town. I plan to come back for business and vacation trips.

Room Tip: The suites are like a home away from home.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel M, Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you so much for taking time to review our resort. We feel so honored that you chose to stay with us 3 times this year. We are thrilled we have earned your trust and have made you feel so well taken care of. Its our guests who make what we do so worthwhile. We hope you have a chance to try our Treetop Adventure park during your next stay with us. We look forward to saying “Hello” when you stay with us again.
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Eureka, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed here for our labor day vacation and we could not be more happy with the hotel and the service we received from the front desk staff. We had a lot of questions and they were very patient and accommodating with us. Well done!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel M, Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for taking a moment to review our resort. We strive for guest satisfaction and we will be sure to let our front desk staff know they are doing a great job. We hope you will have an opportunity to try our Treetop Adventure park on your next visit, you won't be disappointed! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Address: 725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Tahoe City
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Hotel Class:3 star — Granlibakken Tahoe 3*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Granlibakken's Tahoe's 74 acre, secluded valley is your very own cozy, alpine getaway. Perfect year-round for groups, weddings and families to connect in an Old Tahoe ambiance. Onsite activities include a treetop adventure park, historic ski & snowboard hill, groomed sled hill, hiking & biking trails, tennis courts and a year-round heated pool and a spa to relax in after all the fun. ... more   less 
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