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What We Love

  • A terrace suite at a rustic forest retreat that puts the beauty of nature at your doorstepKicking back in your suite or on the property's alfresco terrace, next to a crackling fire
  • Traveling along the picturesque Pacific Crest Trail on horseback
  • Staring up into the midnight sky and counting the stars from the steaming hot tub

What To Know

  • Free WiFi can be spotty
  • Pet and family-friendly
  • Plenty of onsite parking
property Bedroom cottage vehicle lamp

Overview

Fresh air and scenic views at a cozy, contemporary mountain chalet, including your choice of suite

The Lowdown

There’s a lot to love about the Chalet View Lodge, which lies within Plumas National Forest, on a perfect parcel of land. Encircled by pine trees the size of giants and framed by the snow-capped mountains in the distance, the lodge serves up some of the best Mother Nature has to offer. And we don’t just mean the views, either – the property also won its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its rustic style of recreation.
This inviting and laid-back retreat is ideal for both relaxation and adventure. There’s plenty to keep you active, from the nine-hole, executive golf course to the swimming pool to the catch-and-release fishing pond. Hiking, dirt biking, skiing/snowboarding and horseback riding can also be on the agenda – though, if you’d rather borrow a page from laid-back Californians, opt for an afternoon spent next to the fire while sipping on a craft beer or indulging in a hot stone massage at the spa.

Suites

It’s easy to unwind with the unparalleled comforts of your suite. A sprawling space over two floors, this modern and cozy escape benefits from a pillow-top mattress, travertine bathroom with a separate shower, gas fireplace and private terrace. You also get one full and one half bath. Deluxe Terrace suites are 500 sq. ft., compared to the Terrace suites’ 400 sq. ft. apiece, and each features a queen sofa bed and two full baths.

Dining

The Grille at Chalet View Lodge serves up artisanal wood-fired pizza, like the Sierra Buttes, topped with delectable San Marzano tomato sauce, spinach and mushrooms. There’s also a small brewery, so you can have plenty of craft beers on hand to accompany any dish.

Spa

Doze off into a state of tranquility with a session in the sauna or steam room or with one of the many spa treatments, such as a hot-stone massage.

Location

Tucked away on a quiet piece of unspoiled land in Plumas National Forest, this secluded retreat benefits from fresh forest air and towering pine trees. If you’re up for a city break while you’re there, the bright lights of Reno are just 40 minutes away. Otherwise, the nine-hole executive golf course; swimming pool; catch-and-release fishing pond and options for hiking, skiing, dirt biking will keep you busy.

How to Get There

Chalet View Lodge
72056 Highway 70
Portola, CA 96103 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 338 Reviews
A bit out of the way but well worth it
Reviewed 2 days ago

We attended an early Oct wedding and reserved our room ahead of time, we were able to arrive a bit early and get a bit to eat at the brewery. The service was outstanding and the food/drink hit the spot. We got dressed in our wedding attire and headed out to the wedding setting, everything was lovely. What a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding, the entire event was wonderful. It was nice to go back to our room after the event, we found our room perfect for the two of us and our small dog. My hubby felt the rate was a little high but we found everything we needed and the bedding was awesome. The room with the loft was perfect as we were able to set in a separate space with our dog and visit. The complimentary breakfast was adequate in the morning and the dining space was good to meet up with others.

Beautifully rustic
Reviewed 7 days ago

We stayed in one of the spa suites. Great living room area to relax, gorgeous spa tub and the lodge itself is gorgeous. It was our home away from home for a couple days and it was amazing. We will definitely be staying here the next time we visit. Highly recommended.

Wedding in the Mountains
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Southern Az...this place was amazing. Came here for a big wedding and it was wonderful. This place was beautiful. So many trees and grasslands. What a drive from Reno! The wedding was spectacular and the staff was very hard working setting that up. They were up early putting everything together as the wedding party were barely waking up. The lodge was beautiful and very welcoming. The rooms were unique and very cozy. Everything was perfectly landscaped and GREEN!!! Didn't take advantage of the golf course, but all the reason to come back.

A Relaxing Stay!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at the Chalet View Lodge for a "retreat" for the management team where I work. It was a day and a half of fun and bonding, and no "shop talk." This was a wonderful place to stay. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. The dinner we had in the "library" was amazing. The steak I had was tender and cooked to perfection. The room was clean, bright, and well-appointed. The only complaint I have is that the floors were tile, so they put these mats on each side of the bed so you didn't have to step out onto the cold floor. That was a nice thought, but the mats were prickly and uncomfortable on bare feet!! I wish they would exchange those for a nice rug. Other than that, I wish I could have stayed longer. Everything was well maintained and a perfect place to relax. :)

Beautiful!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the weekend here, but wished we could have stayed longer. The facility is clean and well kept. The grounds are gorgeous. After settling into our room, we grabbed a couple drinks at Eureka Peak Brewing Co. (onsite) and then wandered the grounds taking in the fresh air. We finished up our drinks while playing a game of corn hole and watched the sun set. Perfect way to start the weekend! Our room was cozy and warm, despite it being a brisk 35 degrees outside the next morning! We stayed in a King Resort Guest Room and it completely met our needs. We hope to return again in the future!