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“An Oasis in the Middle of the Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ice House Resort

Ice House Resort
Ranked #14 of 18 Restaurants in Pollock Pines
Cuisines: American
Description: They have a restaurant, bar, RV and camping and a small motel on site. http://www.yelp.com/biz/ice-house-resort-pollock-pines
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Description: They have a restaurant, bar, RV and camping and a small motel on site. http://www.yelp.com/biz/ice-house-resort-pollock-pines
Sierras not far from Tahoe
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7 reviews
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“An Oasis in the Middle of the Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've tent camped at Ice House Resort several times, purchased necessities at their store, eaten meals in their restaurant, and had drinks in their bar (in fact, just yesterday after coming down from backpacking in the Desolation Wilderness). The owners and their kids do a fabulous job supporting adventurers that come up to the Crystal Basin. There is a great mix of travelers and locals, and I guarantee you that you will not be disappointed to stop there for a hot meal, ice and bait, a draft beer, make a stay at their campground, rent a room, or be able to admire the customized Jeeps and Forerunners that come down from the Rubicon Trail for respite on a Sunday evening. It is a no-frills type of place, but if you enjoy the ruggedness of the Sierras, I think you will appreciate the efforts these owners make to create a hospitable, friendly, and welcome stop available to the public from Memorial Day through the end of hunting season.

  • Visited July 2014
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“A very nice surprise.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

The reviews seemed to be favorable. However, on our way out of Georgetown we stopped at Stumpy Meadows Resavoir where we asked a couple of guys about Ice House Resort (restaurant in particular, since we were already hungry). They told us not to bother....just keep on riding. We were to hungry by the time we got there. We nearly passed it, no major signage and very inconspicious on the exterior. We took the second drive way and pulled in. Probably about what you'd expect up in the mountains, far from anywhere. As soon as we walked in it was a nice surprise. The atmosphere was just homey and comfortable. Service was immediate and very friendly.....almost felt like she knew us for years. The five of us placed our orders and we each ordered something different. Our meals came in short order, hot and very, very surprisngly delicious! The five of us were actually surprised, even though the reviews were favorable. We all agreed that we'd make a mental note of this place so that we could stop by here again when we are in the area. The bar, a mountain bar, was also very comfortable and uniquely interesting. We didn't buy anything in the store. We did ask to look at one of their motel rooms however, they were all occupied. If you're in this area and want to have a nice, hot, comfortable meal I would definately recommend the Ice House Resort!
It's not a five star white linen table cloth type place but for what it is, it's over the top! Don't forget to say "hi" to the Mayor of Ice House, Delta.....a beautiful little Spaniel dog.

  • Visited July 2011
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