What We Love
- A secluded resort in the trees above North Lake Tahoe, with complimentary breakfast includedThe lodge's TripAdvisor ranking as the number-one hotel in Tahoe City
- Starting your day with complimentary breakfast, before your next adventure – perhaps a zip-line visit
- Opening your bedroom windows and breathing in that fine mountain air
- Getting in touch with your spiritual side with an outdoor yoga excursion or a spa treatment
What To Know
- Sits on 74 forested acres, just a mile from Tahoe City
- There's a high-ropes course, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court
- Not wheelchair-accessible: There are no elevators and many stairs
Perched high above beautiful North Lake Tahoe, amid the trees at 6,350 feet, Granlibakken Tahoe offers quiet comfort in a pristine setting. This tranquil property rests on 74 secluded, wooded acres in a scenic mountain valley, and its simple, country-style lodgings let nature (including the occasional bear) do the talking. That’s only appropriate, of course – its name is a Norwegian word to describe a hill sheltered by trees.
Winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and that site’s top Tahoe City hotel ranking, this cozy lodge is an ideal retreat for lake-lovers and alpine enthusiasts alike. With year-round recreation and activities, the property offers countless ways to enjoy yourself. Take a dip in the outdoor hot tub, go on a nature hike, explore the mountain on skis, sweat out your cares in the sauna, and enjoy a restful night’s sleep after a day in the great outdoors. Then wake up, inhale the clear mountain air, and repeat.
Lodge bedrooms are spacious, quiet rooms on the outskirts of the resort. They feature remarkable treetop views, large bathrooms, and either a king, a queen or two double beds.
Granlibakken’s seasonally conscious breakfasts range between a hearty breakfast buffet, a made-to-order breakfast or a voucher at a local restaurant, depending on the time of year.Gran Spot, a new addition to Granlibakken, is the lodge’s coffee shop/café, serving gourmet Peerless coffee, snacks and a selection of alcoholic beverages on the weekends. It’s the perfect place to recharge after a day of recreation.
Granlibakken Spa is located amid nature, with rooms at the base of the Granlibakken Ski Hill, and views of the surrounding forest. Services include massages, facials and healing treatments.
Tucked high above the water in the high-elevation woodlands above North Lake Tahoe, the resort couldn’t occupy a prettier setting. Located less than a mile and a half from Tahoe City, Granlibakken Tahoe is the perfect jumping off point for a host of recreational activities, including biking, golf, sport fishing, yoga and more.
How to Get There
When we arrived our room was not ready; staff asked us to wait; we asked for other option. The staff in quite rapid manner moved us to a different more updated room. We were impressed with their response, overall service & courtesy.
We spend four days in this place, where we could having fun in the swimming pool, walking and in the Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Parks. it is inside the resort, but you have to pay to play, it was amazing. We recommend.
Pros - Clean and spacious hot tub and sauna. Quick access to the Tahoe Rim Trail. Good free breakfast. Friendly staff.
Cons - Creaky floors. Noisy minifridge. Kitsch decor. Tight parking if you have a truck.