Sadly, we were only able to stay at Cedar Glen Lodge for a single night. As parents to two small children, getting away for our 10th anniversary was a must but it could only be for one night. I was a little hesitant as this was our first trip to Tahoe (sad, really, since we only live a few hours away) and we have never stayed in a cabin or lodge.
This WILL NOT be our last time. Yes, the lake is GORGEOUS and since we were there during slow season, it was nice and quiet, but Martha and her place made it an exceptionally sweet and memorable little trip.
We stayed in #6, the Romance Suite and it was adorable. Not only was the cabin cute, clean and functional (the kitchen was surprisingly bigger than seemed in the pictures and yes, she does provide dishes, cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc) but it was obvious that it had been worked on recently. After arriving, I checked in with Martha, who was the sweetest hostess/owner I have ever had the pleasure of working with. After discovering the reason for our visit, she went out of her way to help suggest restaurants for an anniversary dinner and invited us back for the smores around the campfire. After dinner, we came back to our cabin to find a sweet little gift and card from Martha, and when I went in to thank her, our conversation turned to talking about the property. The result was her spending the next two hours with us, not only showing us the cabins (to see which one would be good for our family with small children) but also sitting around the campfire, eating smores and talking about our families. She is such a sweetheart and it's obvious that she is working incredibly hard to update the cabins (it is an older property, well taken care of, but in need of updating) and her personal touches are everywhere (from coordinated fabrics, to unique furniture pieces). Each cabin is unique in decor, decoration and layout, with a cute cabin feel but without feeling kitsch. Some of the cabins have the new fireplaces, new decor and have obviously been given a lot of TLC but, even in the ones that are still in the middle of being upgraded, it's obvious she is working hard on each individual cabin in order to bring it up to her standard. The property is really cute and the BBQs (though we were not able to use them) on the lawn area great option for families who are on a budget. Yes, they are under construction to build a new lobby, but after meeting Martha and seeing what she has to work with right now, you can't help but feel for her and be excited she gets a nice, new place to work from. I can't stress enough how much of a sweetheart she was.
Martha, we can't wait to bring the kids back and spend time with you guys again!
PS Tip that Martha gave us: If you are traveling in the summer, the Lodge suites are the best with the air conditioning and view of the lake, but if you are there in the winter, the cabins are fantastic with the snow and fireplaces. Also, if you choose to not take the winter buses, the drive from the property to Northstar at Tahoe is really short and pretty.
Romance Suite was cute for couples, but we took a shine to Cabins 7 and 8 for our small family. 14 w...
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