When I first moved to San Francisco from New York I didn’t understand why people cleared out packing and heading north to Lake Tahoe to enjoy their weekends. What was this Lake Tahoe everyone raved about? I knew it was known for it’s amazing skiing and clearly there was a Lake, but what was the hype during the summer months? As a Midwesterner having spent summers on Lake Michigan I can relate to summer fun on the Lake but it wasn’t until my first visit last summer visiting the North Truckee area that I truly began to understand how heavenly Lake Tahoe was.
Fast forward to this summer and a weekend getaway to Squaw Valley. For those of you that may not know (don’t feel bad I was in the same boat), Squaw Valley is in North West Lake Tahoe. You may also know it as the home to the 1960 Olympic Games. After spending a couple days in Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village I can say there are a ton of activities, sites to see, shopping to do, or just relaxing to be had. Check out Squaw Valley’s High Camp Mountain here. I was lucky to stay in the village at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn which was amazing. Read more below….
The magnificent views as you enter Squaw Village
PlumpJack Squaw Valley is located at the bottom of High Camp Mountain. It’s centrally located just across from the Olympic Village with breathtaking views of the mountain. Upon arriving and checking in I was warmly welcomed by the friendly accommodating PlumpJack team. With this being my first time staying in Squaw Valley and loving to learn the lay of the land I had a lot of questions which they happily answered.
A few important things about the hotel I learned:
There is a complimentary brunch for hotel guests offered daily from 7:30-10:30. Score! See more about the brunch here…..
The hotel is within walking distance of High Camp Mountain accessible by tram or else for those feeling more adventurous you can hike up the mountain. More about High Camp Mountain here….
Within the hotel and the surrounding hotel there are various activities offered included: Bocce Courts, courtesy bikes to borrow, hiking, skiing or just relaxing at their outdoor pool or hot tubs.
Besides all the fun activities to do in Squaw Valley PlumpJack Hotel was also fabulous as you truly felt like you were away on vacation relaxing in luxurious hotel with attentive helpful staff, a fabulous location, delicious food and anything you could need at your fingertips.
Besides a pleasant easy check in and warm welcome, it’s easy to see how hotels value their guests by the welcome in your hotel room. I am someone who appreciates and values the details. After the lovely welcome by the front desk team I could not have been more excited to see a bottle of wine, a handwritten note, and some snacks waiting for me and my guest in our hotel room. Thank you PlumpJack for not forgetting a thing. It’s apparent your team values their guests and wants to make each stay fabulous and memorable which is exactly how I’d describe my experience staying with you.
The lovely welcome note. I truly appreciate these small touches when staying at a hotel. It really adds that more personal touch that is so lovely to see.
Cheers to a fabulous visit to PlumpJack Squaw Valley. It’s hard not to enjoy the beautiful scenery, amazing company and delicious California wine we enjoyed!
The bar/lounge area where the amazing daily Brunch is held. I highly recommend the brunch (for either hotel guests or non-guests who can pay to enjoy). Read more here….
The terrace overlooking the pool and Squaw Valley Mountain
Relaxing at the peaceful pool. We were literally the only ones up early the last morning of our stay and this was heavenly! Farewell PlumpJack Squaw Valley. Thank for you having me, I can’t wait to return again, maybe next time during ski season! 1920 Squaw Valley Road. Olympic Valley, CA. 96146. North Lake Tahoe.
DISCLOSURE: Emily, The JetSetting Fashionista and guest enjoyed a complimentary hotel stay during this visit. However, Emily was not paid to write this post and only writes posts or features features about destinations that she personally enjoys and proudly endorses and wants to share with her readers. All opinions expressed are her own.