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725 Granlibakken Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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#3 of 7 hotels in Tahoe City
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Ski rentals
Children's television networks
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Pool / beach towels
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Ski school
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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David wrote a review Yesterday
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Visited June 25-July 1 and had a wonderful time. The staff was amazing and the amenities were great. Really happy with the friendliness of the staff especially (Alex from Lithuania). He was so helpful and went above and beyond to help.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
brooke s wrote a review Jun 2022
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I wish they had more than 5 stars as I would have rated it much higher. Love this hotel and the feel of what true Tahoe is all about. The rooms are great and the location is exceptional. I love that they are right next to the Adventure Park and they have a great tennis court and basketball hoop. Tons of space for my kids to scooter around. I love the large pool, kiddie pool and large and very warm hot tub. Plus they have a sauna! Sam at the front desk was beyond wonderful, helpful, kind and understanding. If I owned a company, I would hire Sam in a heartbeat as its all about customer service especially in the hospitality world. He was so professional and put the customer (me) first. Sam you are A+ and are a huge asset to this hotel. Max the manager is A+ as well. He was so kind and understanding and took care of whatever we needed. I was blown away by Max and Sam. You both made our stay even that much better and I am beyond thankful for you both. You bent over backwards for us. We will definitely be back- we have stayed at various hotels in Tahoe but this one is by far my favorite and one we will stay at every time we come to Tahoe.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your review brookesB9737DY, we are delighted that you had a great stay at Granlibakken Tahoe. We appreciate you making mention of a few of our team members who really stood out to you. We will be sure to recognize them internally too. We look forward to you returning.
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Z414 wrote a review Feb 2022
San Francisco, California6 contributions4 helpful votes
Great location, horrible customer service. We've been here four nights. Our tire blew on the way up, and as it's a holiday weekend, nowhere by the lake could get us new tires before late on Tuesday, when we are scheduled to leave. Worse, it's now snowing. As the holiday weekend is over, the hotel is now clearly empty. We asked to extend our stay, and our room is booked tomorrow, which is understandable. When we explained our situation asked if they could help us out and accommodate us elsewhere, the front desk staff was wholly unsympathetic, and told us we had to leave our room by 11am, put all our things and our two young kids in our car that we currently cannot drive, and wait until 4pm until getting another room, and insisted there was no wiggle room in that, and didn't seem remotely interested in helping us. I would probably feel less angry if she had at least pretended to be sympathetic! Given the great access to a sledding hill, small ski hill, lessons and a heated pool, I could have overlooked the overpriced dingy outdated rooms and no housekeeping services and would have come back. But it's hard to want to now.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded Mar 1, 2022
Z414 I am very disappointed to hear your stay with us at Granlibakken Tahoe did not exceed your expectations. I was not informed of any guest issues related to your stay with us and again I am sorry I was not involved to assist in making your stay with us memorable. Hospitality is the basis and foundation of the resort experience, although you enjoyed our ski hill, sledding and pool we certainly have room to learn and improve. I would like to personally invite you for a return visit in the near future. This will give us the opportunity to redeem ourselves and show you the hospitality we are known for. Please feel free to reach out to me at markdean@granlibakken.com.
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Ben Blumenberg wrote a review Jan 2022
Seattle, Washington5 contributions4 helpful votes
We were excited for our stay at Granlibakken, but it was fraught with problems from the start. First, the good: Beatiful grounds, a nice big hot tub, and proximity to Palisades Ski Resort. The bad: I booked a 2 twin room for my brother and I, but when we arrived, they had us in a room with a single bed. Back to the desk, and they moved us to a studio unit with a Queen and a sofa bed. Alright. This room had its own set of problems. Heater was not really capable of warming the room overnight, so we had to ask for extra blankets. Water heater only gave about 15 minutes of hot water for showering. Last but not least, we found dirty diapers and a bag of trash on the balcony, presumably from the previous guests to use the room. We asked 4 times for this trash to be removed, starting at 7:30AM the next morning. Each time we were promised that someone was on their way. They finally came to remove the trash at 11PM that night, after we had already been asleep for an hour. Absolutely ridiculous experience. We probably won’t be staying at Granlibakken again in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded Mar 1, 2022
WantsToBeADolphin: We are sorry we did not exceed your expectations. This was certainly an isolated incident and the executive team will use this as an opportunity to learn and train our associates. I have placed additional room inspections on my list of added procedures prior to guest check in. We do hope you will consider us in your return to Granlibakken Tahoe on the future.
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Amy in Ca wrote a review Jan 2022
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This is our 4th time here. Summary is below. The good: - personal service, you can tell the staff values their guests. - lovely, old world charm - small resort so not too crowded and feels manageable for a family - much less expensive than most other resorts - restaurant was really, really good The changes: - reworked way they run the sled hill and ski lifts. You can no longer buy multiple day tickets. This is to help manage crowds on the hill which was sorely needed, but is inconvenient to wait in line multiple times and essentially plan out when you want to sled - new sleds which are too small for adults - probably staffing-shortage related but the outdoor fire pits and seating weren't available but took away from the holiday ambiance - they no longer allow room charges anywhere so you need to have your credit card on hand always Overall still love the place and plan to return in a couple of months, but hope they consider the impact of some of their changes on guests.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded Jan 12, 2022
We appreciate your feedback, there have been so many changes here and in our industry as a whole due to the pandemic. It is great to hear from a returning guest, who sees the changes, and we will act on those that we can. Your points are valuable to us. We have already acted on the outdoor seating and heaters at the Ski Hut, the huge December storm had us behind on a number of outdoor set ups, as we struggled to clear snow around the resort. Hope to have you guys back again and again
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Kristen A wrote a review Sep 2021
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We visited the Granlibakken Tahoe Resort in August. We were so surprised at how secluded and private the resort felt, while still being close to town and everything we needed. The resort had to make some accommodations for dining due to the heavy amount of smoke in the area (from the Dixie fire), but we still enjoyed delicious food, beautifuk scenery, and great service. We will definitely be back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded Dec 9, 2021
We are delighted to read about your stay at our resort, It is always good to hear about what appealed to people that had a really good time. The smoke of the summer really hurt our family-owned business, and was a further blow along with the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Veronica B wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
My fiance and I stayed at one of the Lodge one-bedrooms, located at the top of the hill in the back. The room itself needed some attention. The decor was rather drab and uninviting - no frills. Also please note, there is no air conditioning, which seems to be the case at many hotels in Tahoe, so beware when visiting in warmer months. There is a ceiling fan, however, and the front desk did offer to lend us another stand-up fan, if we wanted. The bed was decent, though the sheets were not the softest. The room was clean, though, and while my fiance and I did not get to explore the grounds, they seemed to have a lot to offer. Hiking trails, a pool, patio cafe, etc. I'm not sure if I would stay here again. I would probably check out another hotel, as I was hoping for something a little nicer. It seems to be a good place if you are traveling with a family (because of the larger, multi-room lodging options, and also because of the activity amenities), but not (at least in my experience) the best place for couples or a romantic getaway. Perhaps if I stayed again, I would request to stay in the main building, or in a nicer room. **I might also add that I had the opportunity to speak to the GM who ensured me that efforts are being made to improve the quality of stay, including upgrades to the rooms. For his follow-up and requests for guest feedback, I would give the customer service a high rating. It seems they are very interested in guest feedback, which is a huge plus in my book.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: "Lodge" rooms don't seem to be quite as nice
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Response from Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded Sep 8, 2021
We want to thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We hope the conversation with our GM shows how much we care for our guests. We are always looking to improve the property and would love for you to return to see the final upgrades
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Dave B wrote a review Aug 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution
I enjoyed my stay at the Granlibakken resort. The property is in a wooded setting with lots of activities both onsite and close by. The resort staff and accommodations were top notch. My room was clean and well appointed, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was modern and had a large shower. The food at the Granlibakken patio grill was excellent, I had breakfast and dinner there several times during my stay. I found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. It was quiet and relaxing at the resort during the evenings and provided for a good place to unwind after day out in the woods. I’m from New England and I plan to stay here again next time I travel out west to go skiing.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded Aug 18, 2021
Hi Dave thanks for the great review, and for choosing to stay with us. We would love to have you back during the winter months, we are a short hop to what we believe are the best ski areas around Lake Tahoe.
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Diana L wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
We had reservations elsewhere that fell through, so they called and found the 5 rooms we needed at Granlibakken! It was comfortable, quiet, and the restaurant was really good. We were a party of 9, we had 3 breakfasts and one dinner on-site that was enjoyable to all! The new restaurant manager, Yvette, is a sweetheart! Sawyer at the desk did a great job at checking us in. Lukas made our dinner visit fun, along with his sidekick, George! Santi was a pleasure to see at our breakfasts, and Max was another fine worker at the check-in desk. We look forward to returning to the Granlibakken!! Sincerely, Diana and Lavern Lee
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from DJ Ewan, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded Aug 18, 2021
Hi Diana and Lavern thanks so much for your positive review. Your naming employees that stood out allows us to recognize those employees internally, which is something we love to do. We look forward to having you back in the future.
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Cheryl M wrote a review Jul 2021
Phoenix, Arizona139 contributions81 helpful votes
Very rustic old feel to Granlibakken. Bed was comfortable, lots of pillows. Hard to navigate at night on the property. The signs are not well lite to know which street to find your cabin. I did not seen on any website that there are only stairs to all cabins. I requested easy accessibility for an 86 year old and had to climb stairs a lot.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, General Manager at Granlibakken Tahoe
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Hello Cheryl, thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us. We are always in the process of improving the resort and will take your comments under consideration. We do want to thank you for staying with us and hope to see you soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Granlibakken Tahoe
Which popular attractions are close to Granlibakken Tahoe?
Nearby attractions include Eagle Falls Trail (2.1 miles), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (2.1 miles), and Alpine Meadows (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Granlibakken Tahoe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Granlibakken Tahoe?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Granlibakken Tahoe?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Granlibakken Tahoe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Granlibakken Tahoe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fire Sign Cafe, Christy Hill Restaurant, and Six Peaks Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Granlibakken Tahoe?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, a heated pool, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Granlibakken Tahoe have airport transportation?
Yes, Granlibakken Tahoe offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Granlibakken Tahoe?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Granlibakken Tahoe offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Granlibakken Tahoe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.