We stayed 3 nights in early February. The Cedar House is a warm, somewhat quiet and small hotel. We ate at Stella the first night and enjoyed a five-star dining experience. The staff were attentive and accommodating. We expect our small children to enjoy fine dining and appreciated the support we received. We also thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding breakfast each morning before taking off for our adventures. I particularly welcomed the heaping plate of crisp spinach lightly ribboned with vinaigrette, and other platters and bowls full of crunchy Armenian cucumbers, beautiful blood oranges, berries, hot oatmeal, greek yogurt, crispy pears and hot snow fuel such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes. The family described the scones as the best they've ever tasted. I found the early morning coffee in the lobby not only outstanding in quality, but a lifesaver to help me greet the days. I just do not enjoy the one cup, prepackaged coffee makers in hotel rooms. We also enjoyed a few bites of the inviting, nutritious and delicious early evening platter served in the lobby and the attention of the staff for a shot of espresso. Some guests enjoyed a glass of wine. The lobby is small with a roaring fire. Intimate yet quiet. Beds were super comfortable, as were the comforters. The 'green' aspect is harmonious with nature - the style is modern and uncluttered. While we feel the value and quality of the hotel are outstanding, I left exhausted. The floors in the rooms sound hollow, so even the pitter-patter of tiny feet sound like loud stomps. Our third and last night I was awakened by loud thumps that lasted over an hour. From 3:00 to 4:00 a.m. the guests above us packed their suitcases and I could hear them roll away. Also, our first morning my husband engaged the children in a brief game of Tickle Monster. His culture is loud and loving. We received a notice under the door that read, "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The adventure is over. Time to chill." As older parents, we are extremely sensitive to the noise of other people's children and we would never wish ours to disturb another. At the same time we are all human. As such, I was on edge the entire stay. When we walked in the lobby to check in the first day, we were greeted with a bark that the fireplace was hot. In fairness, the proprietors were friendly, but the female employee left me feeling she was hostile (although she is very professional). As we moved on to the next 3 days of our adventure, I was more than relaxed up the road at the Ritz Carlton. The attitude toward our children was very laid back. The Cedar House is perfectly located for those going on outdoor adventures and is minutes away from historic Truckee. There is much to do within a short drive and I would say this hotel is perfect for anyone looking to get away. I just didn't feel it was for our family as it is right now (We have a two and a half year-old and a six year-old). When our youngest is a couple of years older, we would likely return. It's difficult to write anything outside of 'outstanding' for this hotel, however, mothers and fathers with small children might want to weigh this out.
We stayed in a room on the main road side. We did not hear noise and enjoyed turning off the heat a...
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