This is a house where the owners live there and rent out 3 rooms. My friend and I had the Hideaway downstairs bedroom (next to the owner's bedroom).
The home is clean, compact and comfortable. Quarters are snug as the owners have 2 computer workstations in the living area. We were welcomed to use the kitchen, dishes and living area......BUT Ann requested and sent us to our bedroom by 9 p.m. for lights out in the living area.
The upstairs rooms were rented by a single man and a single woman who were purportedly needing lights out for skiing early the next days. This was not indicated on the website or emails or reservation info previously. We quietly tucked our tails and went to our room at 9 pm the first night. Ann strongly recommended how we could be cozy and watch TV in our bed. My friend and I were having a girls getaway from kids and husbands and did NOT want a cozy bed TV time. We wanted to watch TV on the couch and work on our knitting.
The second night, we chatted with the guests at dinner and one stayed to watch a movie for a bit before going to do his laundry. Around 8:30 p.m., the owner AGAIN reminded us to turn in at 9 pm. Out of respect to the other guests, we asked them each if they minded the lights and if the low tv volume would keep them up and bother them. They each said it was no bother (and in fact their own room lights stayed on past 10:30 pm. )
Ann climbed back up to the living area around 9: 30 pm and turned the lights off on us. She flickered off and on as if it was last call. We're NOT 12 years old or partiers or in a hostel.
My friend gently explained that we had directly spoken with the other guests and received their permission.
If you want just a comfy bed and ski all day and not relax at the house ....then good. Otherwise, know that you will sit on the couch under supervision of the owners who will caution you of the care of the table top, counter top, knife usage and lights out by 9 p.m..
We would not have had an issue had such requirements been stated prior to booking. We would have stayed elsewhere because we did not want to go to bed at 9 p.m. I can't imagine that it would be a romantic place either if my husband and I stayed in this environment.
Not your typical shared accommodation situation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy, Romantic Mountain Chalet where couples and singles rent 1, 2, or 3 guestrooms. Lodging style is similar to a charming Bed and Breakfast; use of gourmet kitchen and common areas are offered rather than any meals. Common areas include Gourmet Kitchen, Scenic Dining Area, Laundry Facilities and Central Living Room with 23 foot cathedral ceiling, huge scenic windows and spiral staircase.LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!Imagine yourself, sitting on a big comfortable couch in the central living room, looking out through windows that soar 23 feet above you. Winter time, it's exhilarating to see skiers attacking the world famous mountains and carving their own path down the slopes. The best part, is knowing that you are only minutes from joining them!Spring, summer and fall have their own beckoning... golf, river rafting, trails to hike, biking paths, water sports, and oh, so much more! Multi-colored wild flowers, streams and wildlife await your camera; cherished memories for days to come. A BEAUTIFUL SPIRAL STAIRCASE...Takes you between the three levels of this custom designed guesthouse. The central living room with cathedral ceiling and large comfortable furniture is the perfect place to relax and plan your next fun-filled day.KING OR QUEEN-SIZE BEDS and Satellite TV's in Every Guestroom!Just imagine... after another Great Tahoe Day, you *kick back*, cozy into your comfy bed... and discover that you have a Satellite TV System equipped with over 200 movie, entertainment and music channels! ... more less