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“Relaxing, but a little pricey”

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The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Upper Lake
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Watkinsville, Georgia
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37 reviews
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“Relaxing, but a little pricey”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Our family went to the Redwood Forest and drove thru the Sonoma county, and arrived at the Lodge late at night. We were so glad to be there. The outside of the hotel resembles an old time vacation place, with guests mingling outside their rooms around a fire, talking quietly, grilling and drinking a glass of wine. Very low key, and peaceful. The rooms were amazing, really much more luxurious than the hotel exterior facade. All tiled in natural stones, brand new beautiful furniture, fluffy cotton guest robes, a nice jacuzzi, very nice bed. The grounds, the boats and the hotel were extremely clean.
We kayaked on the lake, which justifies the name of the hotel (Blue Lake). It is truly beautiful.
The free breakfast was nice. It is served outside, you eat by the lake, there is fresh fruit, freshly baked waffles, pastries, and eggs.
I thought it was a little pricey (190 taxes included). All in all it was very nice experience.

Room Tip: The thing that is not so nice, it is really close to the road. All the rooms have two entrances: one...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Everett, Washington
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Last week we were on a 6 day road trip. As we were driving on Hwy 20 we passed The Lodge on Blue Lake and decided to turn around and take a look. We were greeted by Tess at the front desk. She was able to do some shuffling and got us a lake front room. What a view, what a nice room. All it took was one look from the doorway and I know this was where we wanted to stay. The room had hardwood floors and a very contemporary style. After a afternoon in the pool we relaxed on the lawn and watched the sun go down. It is very quite and peaceful at night. It was a very romantic evening. We settled into a very comfortable bed and slept great. The next morning we enjoyed the continental breakfast. The owner Peter joined us and told us about his experience in "Lake County". He has owned the property for 9 years, and does a great job of keeping the property neat and clean. I will be planning another trip to The Lodge on Blue Lake next year. Definitely worth returning to

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 15 which looks straight out to the lake. The continental breakfast was very good.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were looking for a place close to home and stayed here. The hotel isn't anything that special but it was clean and we upgraded to the lake side. They brought us breakfast to our room and we had a coffee pot plus a fridge in the room. We sat outside our room on the lounge chairs and read most of the day. I would recommend this hotel. The owner was a nice man.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the lakeside room. The other rooms that say mountain view actually are a view of the park...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Beautiful place but way over priced for the accomodations. Enjoyed all the staff, but the owners are way into you budiness. It is not the ideal situation for relaxation.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I absolutely love everything about this resort! The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The staff is very helpful and friendly. "Hot" breakfast buffet in the morning is a plus. Pet friendly. The owners are always around making sure everyone is having a good time. The lake is great for swimming, kayaking and boat riding. Great selection of rentals for all ages. Definitely a great place to visit!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

My family and I started staying at The Lodge four years ago and we return annually. Every time we leave wishing we could stay longer. There are three generations in our family and The Lodge pleases all of us! It's quite clean, the owners do a great job in terms of hospitality, they have continued to improve The Lodge over time. And the lake is terrific for swimming & kayaking. We love the convenience of renting a kitchenette, bringing food with us. This year we brought our dog and that worked out well, all the visiting dogs were well behaved. It's just a terrific get away and we will certainly return. Our thanks to Peter & MaryAnn!

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We have been going to Blue Lake Lodge for many year's, the only thing we did not like last time we went for our anniversary was the beds were not comfortable and I woke up with a very bad backache. I looked at the mattresses and they were the same ones they had many years ago before they remodled. They need to get new ones and I would love to stay there again. Had many fun years staying there though.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Lodge at Blue Lakes
Address: 5135 W State Highway 20, Upper Lake, CA 95485-9513
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Location: United States > California > Lake County > Upper Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Upper Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lodge at Blue Lakes 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge At Blue Lakes offers 21 premium guestrooms, including one Waterfront Executive Suite. Rooms feature lake or mountain views. Room types are deluxe 4 poster beds with in room jacuzzi tub, kitchenettes, lakeside and mountainside rooms. Guestrooms are individually furnished and decorated. Wireless Internet access is limited and is only available to certain rooms/areas. Free local calls. Flat screen TVs, small refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Air conditioning, climate control, welcome amenities, and hair dryers are also included. Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Rooms are accessible via exterior corridors. Housekeeping is provided. All guestrooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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The Lodge At Blue Lakes Hotel Upper Lake
Hotel At Blue Lakes
Resort At Blue Lakes
The Lodge At Blue Lakes Lake County, CA - Upper Lake

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