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Reviewed September 27, 2016

I stayed in one of the Lodge rooms. A bit small and the private bathroom is across the hall from the room, but it was very quiet and peaceful and offers a lake view. The room and bathroom was clean and cozy. The hosts are friendly and helpful. Self serve sweet rolls, juice, and instant oatmeal are offered for breakfast...

Thank hotspringqueen
Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed September 4, 2016

My wife and I decided it was time to take a complete retreat, and, do a little fishing too. After checking many high Sierra resorts, I picked Caples Lake as our first stop, because it is the only resort on this beautiful lake! We spent 3 nights in one of their B&B rooms,(don't be fooled, there are sweet rolls, and...

Thank karlg521
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is about being in the mountains, period. Staff is attentive and helpful. Our whole extended family has been making yearly visits here, and love it. Some of the facilities are not perfect, but that gets outweighed by the charm of this location and all around low-key vibe. Good fishing, boating, swimming, camping, hiking - LOVE IT::-))

Thank SammyHbone
Stockton, California
Reviewed July 17, 2016

This place is a bit run down and needs repair. I was there 4 days and it was very windy everyday. The lake is beautiful and scenic. We had our own boat and tried to enjoy fishing, but the wind was a problem. There is no restaurant and the store carried candy, chips, soda, beer and some bait. The staff...

Thank kate m
Cool, CA
Reviewed December 11, 2015

We rented a boat from Caples Lake Resort, for a fishing outing on Caples Lake, during the May long weekend. The resort has a number of small fishing boats, which comfortably accommodate four people, but probably would be too small for any more than that. The lake is a typical, artificial mountain lake, created when a dam was built to...

1Thank BordRestaurant
Gridley, California
Reviewed August 9, 2015

Forever memorable! Wonderful place for families--kids can play on rocks, fish, kayak, and utilize their energies on endless hikes. My grand kids bagged Round Mountain and experienced euphoria. For us grand parents, being in mountains with tall pines, clean air, evening bonfires, and playing table games with family is relaxing and rewarding. There is something for everyone! John, the owner...

Thank frank183
Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stayed here in early June which is before the " season " opens at this elevation. Needless to say it was cold but we knew it would be. The fact that it was early and cold meant the roads were traffic free and tourist free. I reserved a room at the Inn , when we arrived we were offered...

1Thank russ v
Elk Grove, California
Reviewed July 23, 2015

We booked a room there last year and after checking in, we checked right out, they could keep the $88. When we opened the door to our room the mildew smell was overwhelming, we weren't happy at all. Turns out the bathroom is located across the hallway, same scent, hardly convenient. The wood decks surrounding the resort had 16d nails...

4Thank Raymond G
Half Moon Bay, California
Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I amidst the thunder and rain had yet another wonderful and blessed week at the resort! Took a couple wildflower hikes and it was awesome as for the fishing only caught 8 rainbows smallest one 3 lbs good haul in any fishermans mind! We love the place and the staff and will be back in October for...

1Thank Jeff B
Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed June 18, 2015

I stayed in the hotel 3 nites, risking the noise of neighbors and thin walls, but I was lucky and had quiet neighbors. The view is great from all rooms, and each room has a bathroom across the hall with a fridge, shower, coffee pot, (I brought my own coffee but they have some and teas) and down the hall...

Thank RFrancis
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Additional Information about Caples Lake Resort

Address: Highway 88, Kirkwood, CA 95646
Location: United States > California > Kirkwood
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Caples Lake Hotel Kirkwood
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“All of the lodge rooms face the lake. If, you are looking for a cabin, check the website map.”
 of 5 bubbles karlg521, Sep 4, 2016 | Read review
“Take you own toiletries as none are provided. Grocery stores an hours drive. No cell service.”
 of 5 bubbles 645katem, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
“Check out the rooms and cabins on their website.”
 of 5 bubbles 135russv, Aug 7, 2015 | Read review
“Cabin 5 or 9 look good, although I stayed in the hotel, all have terrific views on 2nd floor, room 6 is furthest from the main entrance”
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 of 5 bubbles RFrancis, Jun 18, 2015 | Read review
“All cabins are different, we stay in cabin 3 when its just my husband and I, and one of the bigger cabins that sleep 6 or more when we have family with us.”
 of 5 bubbles 400kimberlyp, Jul 7, 2014 | Read review
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