Grand Old Ski Lodge, Beautiful Setting
Posted Sep 5, 2016
Going in, we knew Grandlibakken was not going to be ultra modern décor with cutting edge condos. For our needs, a comfortable bed, clean furnishing in good repair and a hearty hot breakfast were our main concerns. The setting, nestled among acres of tall pines, adjacent to ski runs and bike trails, was totally gorgeous even without direct lake views.
The staff greeted us with welcoming smiles and eye contact. The studio with kitchen we'd booked in advance turned out to be located on the 3rd floor without elevator access and wouldn't work with my mobility issues. Even though heavily booked with 2 wedding parties and some sort of yoga conference, team members combined their resources and know how to manage a ground floor, (in this case only 10 step total), to make our stay doable.
Note to others with disabilities: The main lodge/lobby entrance requires navigating 3 sets of stairs but a sign points out a AC entrance available to the far right. This is on level ground and requires traveling 200+ feet to check-in.
The breakfast itself is laid out nicely between 7:30-9:30 AM. Use usual beverages, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit and toast is accompanied by a rotating variety of pastries, croissants, muffins, eggs, cheese blintzes, quiche, bacon, sausage and more.
Our unit was furnished with sleeper sofa, firm queen bed, extra blankets, fireplace desk, 2 recliners & tables. A compact kitchen with full sized appliances, utensils, dishes & glassware was adequate as was the full bath
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at Granlibakken Tahoe, Casey. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service and on meeting all of our guests' needs to the best of our ability, and we always love to hear when the staff goes above and beyond for guests. Our property is large, and most of our rooms do require stairs, but I am glad you were able to be moved to more suitable accommodations.
All of our rooms are owned by individual homeowners, and do differ in decor and furnishings. We do our best to maintain a minimum standard of upgrading in all of our rooms.
We are glad you enjoyed your getaway, and we hope that you will visit again soon!