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5135 W State Highway 20, Upper Lake, CA 95485-9513
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#2 of 3 hotels in Upper Lake
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4.6
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4.7
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4.7
Value
4.3
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Nestled in a crack of the Mayacamas Mountains, Blue Lakes shimmer clear in the Northern California light. Time moves differently here; once you check into your room, you can feel it slow down. Just outside your hotel door, the lake rests, and a gentle breeze blows. Pull up a lawn chair and relax. Or bring your wedding party and get married in the Special Event Center. No matter what you do, the lake is always cool, clean, and inviting, waiting for you to explore. Make your staycation complete by renting a boat, kayak, or paddleboard from the largest fleet on Blue Lakes, and wander, the waves gently lapping against you. All are peaceful and fun here at The Lodge at Blue Lakes, Lake County, California. You’ll have your choice of 22 recently remodeled guest rooms, including 2 Executive Suites. And if you’re looking for a romantic getaway, curl up in a Deluxe Jacuzzi room, complete with a four-poster bed and in-room Jacuzzi tub. Should the lake be too beautiful to leave for dinner, take advantage of the kitchenette rooms, cook your dinner with the door open, listen to the laughter of children, and watch the sun slowly set. Then go head to bed, knowing that tomorrow will be another beautiful day. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, small refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Air conditioning, climate control, iron/ironing board, clock, and hair dryers are also included. All guest rooms are non-smoking—free self-parking on-site. The Lodge at Blue Lakes follows all social distancing and safety protocols; a mask is required.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Boating
Canoeing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Hiking
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Separate living room
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino

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5135 W State Highway 20, Upper Lake, CA 95485-9513
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Pemala M wrote a review Jul 2022
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We went to the Lodge in 2018. At that time they served breakfast and the pool was open. This year neither was offered. Last time we stayed in two rooms, one facing the water and the other the mountain. This time we stayed in a little room near the end, (lower number rooms 3 to 6?) As to boats, Kyaks, etc, they still had some to rent by the hour. This still seems to be the best option on the lake, but if you go, be sure not to get the lower number rooms, one night, sitting out on the lakeside porch, the smell from the Port-a-Potty was terrible.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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chrisinbogota wrote a review May 2022
La Coruna, Spain50 contributions21 helpful votes
The room and furnishings seemed very dated and in need of renovation. There were several cobwebs in the corners and the beds squeaked. The shower head is just too low and caused us to stoop. We arrived after 8pm so there was nobody on duty to give feedback to.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Front Desk, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Jun 2, 2022
Dear Chris, we apologize that your stay did not meet expectations. If you have time, please email us at contactus@thelodgeatbluelakes.com and let us know the details of your experience so we can improve for future guests. Again, we are truly sorry and we hope you will still consider staying with us in the future.
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lidia m wrote a review May 2022
San Francisco, California29 contributions53 helpful votes
Stayed in this lodge for 2 nights. It is a very well-kept lodge right on the lake. The room was spacious and clean. The view is great. I really liked my staying and the staff was very kind and I also received an upgrade for the room.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Front Desk, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Jun 2, 2022
Dear Lidia, thank you for your feedback! We're pleased to know you enjoyed our beautiful scenery and amenities during your stay. Our team is dedicated to providing excellent service, and it's always good to hear such positive reviews about them. It was a pleasure to make your stay enjoyable!
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3Equinox wrote a review Nov 2021
Tucson, Arizona202 contributions68 helpful votes
Didn't know what to expect from this place but we were so wonderfully surprised. Our room which was very clean overlooked the most lovely deep blue lake. Looks like a mini Lake Tahoe. The place is family owned and we had breakfast with them the next morning. They're a nice couple who love the area and the property. Don't miss this hidden gem!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Make sure you get a room right on the water!!
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Response from Front Desk, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Jan 25, 2022
Dear valued guest, thank you so much for leaving us this excellent feedback. We're so happy you had a wonderful stay. We look forward to your next visit! Do check out our website in the upcoming weeks! We have a lot of exciting things in store for all our guests!
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James N wrote a review Sep 2021
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Admiral, Captain, Friend, Peter you are one amazing man! What you have done with your place since the day of purchase is nothing short of amazing! Your and Maryann's attention to detail, customer service, the wants and needs of your staff and guests is bar none. We cannot thank you enough for all you do for all of us! And Peter, you have beautiful feet. Jim.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Charm C, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Dear Jim, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We appreciate it, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to the owners, Maryann and Peter. All of our staff aims to provide nothing short of excellent customer service, and your comments will surely encourage that mission at all times. We would love to have you back any time.
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JAZZIMUFFIN wrote a review Aug 2021
Florence9 contributions4 helpful votes
It's been many years since we have been back to this part of Northern California. The Lodge at Blue Lakes did not disappoint. First of all, they are the only "lakes" in the area that actually have water left in them for recreating and boating activities. The accommodations were stellar as expected. We were in the ADA room and the improvements to the bathroom were remarkable. The shower was a blessing with the seat and grab bars and removable shower head/wand. The room was immaculate, the fridge was cold and ready to take our drinks, the a/c blew cold (I'm always hot), and the beds were downy soft and so comfortable. We LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Peaceful, serene, beautiful, owners that care about their guests and will do everything in their power to make your stay the best ever!!! Thanks so much for an awesome 27th anniversary trip!!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: You can choose lake view, ADA, jacuzzi suites, etc.
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Response from Tisha R, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Sep 6, 2021
Dear Kelea, Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for your patronage - and your kind and gracious feedback. I will share these with the staff and with Admiral Peter and Maryann. Our Team embodies their commitment to our high standards very seriously - to always provide our guests with the best experience. Knowing that you were pleased with your visit to The Lodge at Blue Lakes makes all our efforts worthwhile. Your attention to detail is amazing and much appreciated. We hope your 27th anniversary was a success and etched pleasant memories to last forever. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to having you back soon!
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Ed C wrote a review Aug 2021
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I wrote this letter to thank the staff for an amazing stay: I'm writing to thank your staff for accommodating my son and me, and giving us the best experience we've had in months. My 10 year old son has suffered from crippling depression for the past half year. He lost his zest for life, he won't go outside with his friends, ride his bike, or go to the karate classes he once loved. It's a huge effort to get him to brush his teeth or take a bath, and many days he doesn't get out of his pajamas. It's been heartbreaking to watch him struggle so much. I booked us for three nights at the Lodge, hoping that the water, sunshine and change of scenery would help him feel better. My son is very attached to his kitten; she's been a rare source of joy for him. I checked the pet policy and read that cats aren't allowed and told my son that. He was annoyed but it didn't seem like a big deal. But the morning we were set to drive to Blue Lakes, he refused to go without her. He grabbed the kitten, went into the car, and cried that he wouldn't go without her. I tried to convince him for an hour as we sat in the car. We sat in the car for an hour trying to convince him. Finally, I said, well hey - let's call and see what we can do. He called three times and spoke to different people and finally got the go ahead from the owners that they would make an exception for him. If we weren't allowed to bring the cat, I think we would've had to cancel the trip. That week was so good for his health and his soul. Upon arriving, it took him four minutes to make a new friend. They were soon kayaking together, riding boats, doing flips off the dock, and testing out the various rope swings. The four days we spent at the Lodge were the best part of our summer. We rented a boat every day (we like Fanta Sea best), we swam, I did stand up paddleboard for exercise every morning, I met our neighbors over morning coffee. I grilled steak and hamburgers, and sipped Lake County wines while looking for shooting stars. Most importantly, I got my son back for a few days. He woke up with excitement for the day again. He played hard and then fell asleep soundly at night. The staff was fabulous. They accommodated our various requests and took care of us. Special shoutout to Sherry who treated my son like her nephew and always made sure he was having a great time and that his kitten was well cared for. We will be back next summer! Thank you, Lodge team, for being there for my family.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Tisha R, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Sep 28, 2021
Dear Guest, thank you for your heartfelt and glowing review. It is guests like yourself that make us strive to be better. Our TEAM is customer-centric to give each guest special treatment and attention. We will be sure to pass along your comments to our TEAM! Thank you again, and we look forward to serving you next summer - to make your stay with us the BEST PART OF SUMMER!
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Rhita B wrote a review Aug 2021
Santa Rosa, California20 contributions3 helpful votes
Take a step back in time to this rustic lodge and resort. The staff was so wonderful. The rooms are newly renovated, comfortable, and more than adequate so you can feel relaxed. Shower was hot with plenty of water pressure. Beds and linens were comfy, the AC worked fine and it does get warm in the late afternoon as the sun sets directly across from the lakeside rooms. You can relax in lounge chairs by the lake outside your door, walk down to the dock to either rent a boat, kayak or whatever, or launch your own SUPS right there. A basic breakfast bar is included starting at 8:30am. There are plenty of nice newer gas grills to cook dinner and seating close by for a nice evening meal setting. The lake gets busy on the weekends but no power boats so you can float all day if you want to. Limited day passes are sold so there are people coming and going but that is lake living! Peter is the nicest man, and he and his staff work so hard to keep the lodge running. If you are looking for bougie don’t bother! This is a no attitude, smile and chill place. Be kind and enjoy the lake.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Tisha R, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Sep 26, 2021
Dear guest, thank you so much for the positive feedback. It means a lot to have our guests share their positive experiences. Mia and the team work very hard to give our guests a pleasant and comfortable stay. We are happy to know that their efforts did not go unnoticed. We will surely pass on your compliments to them. Inspired by the countryside's rustic charm, the resort offers our guests the opportunity to rediscover the simple joys of life by falling in love with nature once again. We look forward to your next stay!
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Seaside46350 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Small beach. Beautiful lake view--make certain you get a lake view room. Otherwise, your view is of the highway! Comfortable bed! Mia, the front desk gal, was awesome, Without request, she made changes so that I could stay in the same room (I had booked 2 separate rooms). The water is so beautiful at the Blue Lakes. Clean, clear, and fresh. Not affected by the drought since these lakes are spring-fed.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Tisha R, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Sep 28, 2021
Hi, thank you for leaving us this invaluable feedback. So great to see how much you enjoyed our hospitality. It was a pleasure hosting your stay. We go above and beyond to give our guests excellent service, and we're glad we hit the mark for you. We will pass on your compliments to Mia. Our focus is to offer a beautiful and safe setting for our guests. We hope you were able to discover a whole new dose of renewed energy during your stay. We look forward to having you back at The Lodge at Blue Lakes!
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karina wrote a review Mar 2021
Elk Grove, California59 contributions44 helpful votes
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The views are gorgeous and workers are nice. However, I was told my my room had two double bed, a jacuzzi and a fireplace. The second bed turned out to be a futon couch. My 17 year old had to sleep on the floor on a small plastic mat they provided and my oldest son slept on the futon and said it wasn’t very comfortable. The place was decently cleaned but the don’t do cleaning services which was a problem because I had to go request more bags for the kitchen garbage. The jacuzzi was just a jetted tub in the shower. I thought price was a little high for what we got. We still enjoyed the place and had a pleasant time. The kids went fishing and also kayaking.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Front Desk, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Responded Mar 30, 2021
Hi Karina, Thank you so much for your feedback and for visiting The Lodge at Blue Lakes. We're so thankful for the beautiful views we get each day. Just a few steps away from the shore, our hotel overlooks majestic Blue Lakes and the surrounding forested mountains. I'm glad to hear you had a great time barbecuing on our Waterfront deck. We take pride in our water activities such as fishing and our environmentally friendly electric boats and yachts' rental. I apologize that the room and our service did not meet your expectations. We have clearly stated on our website that the room provides only 1 king-sized bed and 1 futon bed. We currently cannot provide room service due to our heightened response to Covid. We are one of the few hotels that continue to provide breakfast to our guests. We certainly did not intend for your group to feel uncomfortable; however, our security measures, your safety, and the safety of all our other guests take priority over everything. We have established rules for our rooms and use of the property. We hope you understand our role in enforcing said rules. I am happy that despite some drawbacks, you had a nice stay. We certainly look forward to your next visit.
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$197 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lodge at Blue Lakes
What are some of the property amenities at The Lodge at Blue Lakes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at The Lodge at Blue Lakes?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lodge at Blue Lakes?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lodge at Blue Lakes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Lodge at Blue Lakes?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Lodge at Blue Lakes offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lodge at Blue Lakes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Filipino.
Does The Lodge at Blue Lakes have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is The Lodge at Blue Lakes accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.