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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
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


4.0 Very Good 314 Reviews
Gorgeous Wedding Weekend
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the Chalet View Lodge! We visited for a wedding weekend and the entire lodge was for the wedding attendees. The wedding was incredible-- beautifully set-up, delicious food, great live music. The staff was professional and friendly! We felt very welcomed and had everything we needed on property-- especially enjoyed the taproom with a microbrewery, the fishing pond, cornhole boards and hiking trail. Overall, a great location for a weekend getaway!

Amazing resort
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this hotel on groupon. It is a very exquisite place in the Buttes. Surrounded by a beautiful river and forest. The service is great, all of the staff are nice people. If you have a chance to visit the spa for pampering, I recommend Shane, the massage therapist. Shane is amazing. Both my husband and I had the pleasure of his amazing skills. We will be visiting the place again and for many years to come.

Highly Recommended
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a family gathering or just a romantic getaway. We stayed for a wedding and it was incredible. The entire Lodge was for the wedding attendees. We also brought a dogs and they were very happy and welcomed. Great hiking around the lodge. Your staff our professional and friendly! Will definitely come back!

Reviewed 2 months ago

Highly recommend this resort!! The staff couldn’t be more accommodating. I can’t wait to go back!!! We are always welcomed and pampered every single time we step foot on this property!! It’s just far enough away from anything to forget you’re so close to Reno. We get lost in “vacation mode” the minute we arrive. Good food too! The brewery is also in my top 3!!

Best place to stay in the area
Reviewed 2 months ago

We were there during the office season. The bar was open with great food. Impeccable service. Beautiful rooms and snow. The conference rooms met our needs as well. This is the only place worth staying at in the area. Other motels we passed were very scary looking.