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“Perfect Getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sorensen's Resort

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Sorensen's Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Redwood City, California
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

For my husband's birthday and Easter weekend we stayed at Sorensen's Resort with our almost 5 month son and dog. We stayed in the Redwood Cabin which is perfect. We were able to check in early; the staff especially Becky was friendly and accommodating. When I mentioned my husband's birthday while making the reservation she promised they would have a bottle of champagne for us and it was there when we arrived. We had a full kitchen and cooked our own meals but I bought a slice of cheese cake for my husband and it was delicious. I have heard that the food was excellent and the prices standard. The walls are very thick that you can't hear what is happening in other cabins. There is no phone service but they have wi-fi. We will be back later this year and plan on making Sorensen's a regularly yearly spot for us to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reno, Nevada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We have been going to Sorensen's for over 20 years now. We get there every 3-5 years and talk about our previous stays all the years inbetween. One of our favorite magical hideaways! We like to try a different cabin each time and this past weekend stayed in the Pinon cabin with the bed and breakfast. What a darling cabin! All the amenities are so carefully thought out and for a small cabin it is laid out so well and the coziness just adds to the charm. The staff is always so kind and friendly at the desk and in the restaurant. The food is truly delicious. Each bite is to be savored and no dinner would be complete without their famous berry cobbler (definitely order it with the ice cream for an extra treat!)We had a great time as always and hope to break our routine winter/fall visits and try a spring or summer visit next time. Proximity to Hwy 88 has never been a problem for us. Thank you Sorensen's!

Room Tip: Pinon cabin has an oldfashioned tub with hand held shower.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glen Ellen, California, United States
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Gorgeous setting, friendly, helpful staff, awesome food! Low key, no pretentious posturing; folks come here mainly to chill, not to be seen; not the "in" crowd place. Lots of cross country and snow shoe trails. Quiet. Very dog friendly. Sweet.

Room Tip: Icy trails in winter may dictate trying to be closer to the dining room, but I've stayed in abou...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Margaret S
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Sebastopol, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our family has stayed at Sorensen's each winter for 17 yrs now. We started coming here when the kids were toddlers, it is the perfect location for spending the day going out to play in the snow and coming inside to get warm and cozy. We cross-country ski here each winter, skiing at various locations in the National Forest land all throughout the valley. Hope Valley is gorgeous, and Grover Hot Springs is just down the road! We bring a dog most years, so we appreciate that some cabins allow them. The sledding hills are fun, the cafe is great, and though there is wifi we chose to be unconnected the whole week (no cell phones, tv or computer---bliss!) In summer we have hiked throughout the area, many incredible trails, very few people, amazing mountains.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emtraveler_12
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

This was our first time at Sorensen's and we LOVED it! Along with our 7 and 9 year old children, we went sledding on the property (Sorenson's provides free sleds so leave yours at home) and snowshoeing (Sorenson's provided snowshoes rentals free of charge for our entire stay) along the Carson River. Our cabin was perfect for the 4 of us (Homestead cabin; kids had their own room). Ate 1 dinner (their signature Beef Burgundy stew was to die for and they even gave me the recipe!), 1 lunch (the quiche was excellent) and 2 breakfasts (my kids said their waffles were the best ever!) at the restaurant on-site. The BEST hot chocolate was served free of charge between 9am-5pm daily so was good to warm up to after being in the snow playing all day. We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Cabins with a front or back deck are nice for relaxing after a day of exploring in Hope Valley
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Swyershopp
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Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a wonderful winter hide-away and a perfect spot for back country winter sports. Our cabin was snug and cozy and filled with personal touches. We had a full kitchen, but we also had a meal delivered (Room service! Like having your Great Aunt Margaret bring you dinner in bed!) from the tiny but delicious restaurant. The bed was terrific, firm and piled high with quilts. The big bonus was being able to purchase sno-park passes from the front office. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CaliforniaMarina
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Truckee, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Fun, cozy and unique. Great wine selection! Make reservations for dinner. We stayed at St, Nicks. Fun-will be back. Hope to bring some friends next time. Went snowshoeing out the front door. Drove up the road to Hope Valley Outdoors Cross Country. Big and beautiful! No crowds. Nice staff-desk and kitchen! On a one to five scale-Great! Luv-it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DougO104
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Additional Information about Sorensen's Resort

Property: Sorensen's Resort
Address: 14255 State Route 88, Hope Valley, CA 96120-9514
Location: United States > California > Hope Valley
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Hope Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sorensen's Resort...your all season resort in the High Sierra. Just south of Lake Tahoe, nestled on the eastern edge of beautiful Hope Valley. Full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wood-fired sauna. Close to Grover Hot Springs State Park, Alpine County Museum, Kirkwood Ski area, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking or just plain relaxing! Come visit our neck of the woods...where the cabins are cozy and the welcome is warm. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sorensen`s Hotel Hope Valley

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