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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 634 Reviews
Excellent Reservation Service - Joe, Adam - Great remodeled rooms
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to recognize them again because it is a Great place - tranquil, private and the remodeled rooms have silent heaters, which Helps with your stay so you can enjoy it rather than having a blowing heater basically at you and making noise too.
Joe and Adam (as always) at the front desk were fantastic in tailoring to my needs.

Very nice place
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a nice weekend stay. The grounds are well kept and the hills are good for beginners. The rooms are not very quiet and we had some nightly trouble with noise from neighboring rooms but the room was nice and comfortable. Breakfast was ok. The cedar restaurant was also ok but our orders came out wrong so our wait time was long. Overall for the cost it is a nice place to stay and we will likely be staying again.

Expected more 😞
Reviewed 5 days ago

After Looking at the photos online and hearing a friends recommendation I told my friend to look no further we must stay at the Granlibakken. Upon check-in we found a place below average, looking very worn and tired and the Internet spotty at best. We did enjoy the fireplace we had to call maintenance to get it working. We went down to have dinner on our second night because we went feeling like going out and to our surprise there was no restaurant open. They do serve a delightful breakfast in the mornings. It’s time to step it up and remodel! No, I wouldn’t recommend it or stay here again unless you are a big ski buff.

Beautiful Resort
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful studio room and great accommodations. Had to book a room last minute due to a snowstorm. I was just happy to find a room while everything else was being booked, but thestudio amazed me.It had everything we needed and then some. Would love to come here again for longer

Relaxing in the snow!
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely breath taking. The Studio cabins with the fireplace and loft bedrooms are so cute. I want to live here! Great breakfast, sledding hill, massages, the whole package is so fun. Such a great place to go off the grid and relax. The snow makes it so beautiful as well.