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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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Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Dining

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.

Spa

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.

Location

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

Reviews

Events let people disturb the guests til the wee hours of the morning.Rooms were old, not just authentic.No Night Staff.
NoTwitterName

We had problems with loud people after events both nights of our stay. Staff told us the event participants would move inside at 9 and stop by 10 pm. People were outside our building talking loudly both nights. We politely asked them to quiet at 3:30 am. Others still talking at 4 am. Called the Front Desk, but no one was there. Call was forwarded to an answering service who didn't know anything about any Security at the site.

Outdated hotel room
Z6306JHcathym

The room was for the most part clean, but the bathroom is very dated and needs caulking and better attention to details when cleaning. Needs painting, and new fixtures. Lots of scuff marks on doors.

The location is nice and the atmosphere is nice.

Perfect place to stay when you visit Tahoe
armlol

we spent 4 days in our studio in Granlibakken Tahoe.
Our studio was large with two queen beds and one sofa.
we were 4 but could stay up to 5 .
Kitchen and bathroom, fully furnished.
Daily breakfast was perfect with all you can expect from a 5 star hotel.
There were restauration works at the swimming pool and hot tubs , but it was not a problem , we could enjoy it.