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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
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A relaxing stay at a cozy, tree-lined lodge in Tahoe City, near the beautiful lake, with breakfast included

The Lowdown

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

Granlibakken Tahoe
725 Granlibakken Rd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145 United States


4.0 Very Good 616 Reviews
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Reviewed 1 day ago

What a hidden gem in the big pines of Tahoe City! The Granlibakken is nestled in the Pitney woods and AWAY from the town.We truly felt the quietness and splendor it had to offer. Lots to do available,from the tennis courts,pool,large,tiled hot tub,and a tree line adventure site! The weekend breakfast was full of variety..something for everyone!

Granlibakken is a very nice 'family' place.
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly, clean and conveniently located on west shore, so close to Tahoe City you can almost walk there. Breakfast buffet is really good. Room was clean (we stayed in the lodge) and pretty quiet. No view, but comfortable.

God's Beauty!
Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is absolutely breath taking. The log cabins have fire places and cool mugs to drink tea. There are trees everywhere. I love visiting in November. The breakfast is pretty good, and very nice staff.

Pillows and bed like rocks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast was very good. The setting beautiful. Unfortunately , the bed and pillows were hard as rocks. Housekeeping was a little under par also. The room was dusty on arrival. Front desk staff were very nice. Location was OK. Nice woodsy environment.

Conference stay.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was amazing. Room was very nice. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom was adequate. Loved having the deck right outside my sliding door to sit on. Beautiful setting. Staff was great. Only complaint was the hot shuttle. Perfect place for our retreat.