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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

4.0 Very Good 582 Reviews
Wow!! Amazing!
Reviewed 9 hours ago

I’ve stayed at hundreds of hotels across the world from 5 stars to dirt floor, but I’ve seldom seen such a beautiful collaboration of nature, activities, peace, and service. Amazing breakfast and lovely surroundings. Huge pool with actual lanes, lodge backs up to the Tahoe Rim hiking trail, great rooms. I love this place!!! The only minor downside is tight parking, but with everything else this is soooo minor!!!

Disappointed
Reviewed 1 day ago

We came here for the first time as a family. It claims to be a 4-Star hotel, though I don’t see much evidence. Our place is spacious, but is dated, and the carpets are dirty. Our matresses are very hard, and the pillows are stiff and hard. I would expect clean and upscale bedding for a four-star hotel. I’m just getting into bed for the first night, and know it will be a rough night because of the bed. Also, it’s hot and there’s no air conditioning or fan. :(

Pretty good hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a high school reunion in July and the hotel was a good place for us. We loved the cool morning walks and the swimming pool and spa at sunset. We were there for Saturday to Wednesday. The pool was very busy on Saturday but quiet the other nights.
The beds were comfortable. Because we booked 2 queen beds we had a bigger room. My friend booked 1 king bed for her and husband and got a tiny room. There was no air conditioning so we had to turn up the fan just to stay cool and dry. On the last day, I found an old piano in one of the conference rooms which I used to play some of our old favorites. The hotel workers did not have any problem of our noise, and we had a great time singing.

Hall family reunion
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff was amazing. Special thanks to Anna in the dining room and Salome of housekeeping. Also really enjoyed the treetops adventures. Meals were great with concern for special diets. We were made to feel welcome. Staff went out of their way to be helpful.

A place to get away
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old ski resort was quite pleasant in the summer time. We were there only a few days but there is not a lot to do here, except relax by the pool or walk the nearby trails. Definitely recommend the Treetop Adventure which is adjacent to the resort. It'd be a fun place to come with a large group of family or friends and spend a weekend. We had a family suite and you could have made big meals and entertained quite a number of people. Having two sinks in the