If you are accustomed to plain living…plain states living that is, with no mountains, and the only elevation that you experience is being in a high-rise building, passing a landfill or riding the EL, an elevated commuter train, then heading west to Resort at Squaw Creek, the full-service, four-diamond, luxury resort in North Lake Tahoe, California is a life-changing vacation experience.
Resort at Squaw Creek can be accessed by car or shuttle from the Reno Airport--which is just over 40 miles away. The resort, which is in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a hot spot in a cool place as mentioned by Conde Nast Traveler-in their ranking of the resort as “One of the top 150 best resorts in North America” and “One of the top 50 ski hotels“. It is also situated at the base of Squaw Valley where the 1960 Winter Olympics took place.
Lodge life has never been better! The design of the resort is a new take on the old school lodge. It is comfortable, plush and toasty, with the presence of fine wood accents like cabins of old, yet modern and sleek offering residential luxury that makes guests feel at home away from home.
Resort at Squaw Creek has 405 luxurious resort rooms and suites with amenities including pillow-top beds, guest robes, refrigerators, dual-head showers, custom furnishings, slate and ceramic floors, granite counters, and flat-screen TVs.
The resort has Deluxe rooms (http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-deluxe-rooms.php), Fireplace suites (http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-fireplace-suites.php), and Bi-level penthouses (http://www.squawcreek.com/penthouses-lake-tahoe.php). Suites and penthouses also feature gas fireplaces and resort-style kitchens stocked with china, glassware and silverware. ( http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-resorts.php )
Views of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains from the guestrooms are an additional amenity. The glorious vistas alone are worth the trip.
Resort Offerings and Amenities
The expansive resort has more than enough activity to keep its guests entertained and engaged on the property with a spa and fitness center, seasonal indoor/outdoor activities, several restaurants, and boutique shopping.
Spa at Squaw Creek--Full service luxury spa--"Best of Tahoe-Spa" (Tahoe Quarterly Magazine) and #21 on Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Resort Spas (readers' vote) (http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-spa-services.php) (http://www.examiner.com/article/spa-at-squaw-creek-north-lake-tahoe-California)
Executive Fitness Center --complete state-of-the-art health and fitness center (http://www.squawcreek.com/olympic-valley-fitness.php)
Oasis Pool Complex--year-round heated pools and whirlpools
Dining with 4 restaurants and additional eateries (http://www.squawcreek.com/dining-lake-tahoe.php )
Shopping promenade with a variety of unique shops carrying resort wear, ski apparel and equipment, children’s clothing, toys and games, convenience items and toiletries, jewelry, and other retail items. ( http://www.squawcreek.com/squaw-creek-shopping.php )
Recreation --year-round ( http://www.squawcreek.com/recreation-lake-tahoe.php )
Golfing-18 hole golf course
Weddings: variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites. Chef-prepared dining and cake options are available. ( http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-california-weddings.php )
Meetings and Convention Space: indoor and outdoor spaces for small and large groups. ( http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-meetings-events.php)
Children’s activities and programs:
- Mountain Buddies Kids Kamp--for children ages 4-12 half and full-day sessions. (http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-kid-friendly-travel.php )
- Fun Zone arcade
- Arts and crafts
Stay Packages: spa, golf, ski and special vacation offers.
( http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-vacation-packages.php )
Current Specials: http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-special-offers.php
Upcoming Events: http://www.squawcreek.com/lake-tahoe-events.php
Shuttle Service to/from Reno-Tahoe International Airport
The preferred provider of transportation is the North Lake Tahoe Express, which operates shuttle service to and from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Resort at Squaw Creek. Call 866.216.5222.
Private Car or Limousine to/from Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Bell Limo is the preferred partner in private transportation. For reservations and information, call 775.323.3727 or toll-free 800.235.5466.
Resort at Squaw Creek
PO Box 3333
400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Special Thanks to Resort at Squaw Creek and Destination Resorts & Hotels Marketing and PR staff, Marc Sapoznik and Amy Early.
Originally published on Examiner.com June 7, 2012.