The Cedar house is in Truckee, CA about 10 miles from Lake Tahoe. Truckee is a quaint cowboy-like town. There is a Tuesday morning farmers market right down the street. The hotel was designed and is run very eco-friendly down to the materials used, plantings, vegetable gardens, etc. -- and dog friendly. The hotel has an accompanying business for local trips such as hiking and cooking classes.
The rooms are modern. Bed had a feather comforter. Our room had a very nice wood balcony with views of the gardens. Bathroom was very clean, and Euro-styling. Shower was large enough for 2 people, and had a glass door, which was very nice to have as a couple. Many towels were provided, as well as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc. Room was equipped with refrigerator, coffees, teas, glass mugs. The only negative thing I could say about the room was that there could have been more drawer and hanging space, but this is a minor flaw.
Breakfast was included and excellent with fresh fruit, eggs, potatoes, bacon, oatmeal, teas, coffees, etc. A nice daily reception was held in the lobby from 4-6 pm each day with food and drinks. Just ask if you have any special food needs.
The owners and staff were superb, and catered to us as individuals, got to know our names, interests, wants and needs, etc. They related to us on-par with a Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, even though it's a medium-sized hotel. They even got to know our dog!!
The hotel restaurant -- Stella -- was excellent and chef Jacob was top notch, and very friendly as was all the restaurant staff. Highly recommended whether or not staying at the hotel. Gourmet food at reasonable prices.
Overall, this hotel is highly recommended, and we are sure to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cedar House Sport Hotel fuses innovative architecture with the best of contemporary design, creating 42 rooms and suites in a hip European style. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cedar Hotel Sport