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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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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

Great location
Diana D

Lovely property . We went for a wedding and it was the perfect location where we all can get together and spend real quality time together as guest. There’s a brewery , fire pits , a pool. Also, there’s a ton of hikes near by if you want to get out into the woods. We went when it was cold , I can only imagine how fun it would be if I were to visit when it’s warmer !

A beautiful escape & place to unwind!
E9371KDchristinac

We loved the property and getting to explore. There are little nooks of beauty just about everywhere. We stayed in a beautiful rustic cabin that had everything we needed. Room was very clean and comfortable. The restaurant had great food and wine selection AND the brewery I would be a regular at! The convenience of the property from Reno/Tahoe is pretty unbeatable and staff made us feel “at home” from the start. I wish we could have stayed longer but we’ll be back! I’m thinking of hosting a family reunion here because it would suit everyone! Thanks so much for the hospitality. I also read they will be doing health and wellness retreats which I would surely attend if my schedule permits!

Over promised under delivered
JDSmith2013

Photos must have been taken when property was completed 30 years ago. Tired outdated furnishings, linens ,towels and decor. Our room was infested with ants, TV didn’t have sound and no one was available to help till check out time the following day.$200 a night, owner agreed to give us $150 credit for a future stay, still not worth it...sorry.