Reviewed 29 September, 2021
We visited the Granlibakken Tahoe Resort in August. We were so surprised at how secluded and private the resort felt, while still being close to town and everything we needed. The resort had to make some accommodations for dining due to the heavy amount of smoke in the area (from the Dixie fire), but we still enjoyed delicious food, beautifuk scenery, and great service. We will definitely be back soon!
Needs some attention
Reviewed 18 August, 2021
My fiance and I stayed at one of the Lodge one-bedrooms, located at the top of the hill in the back. The room itself needed some attention. The decor was rather drab and uninviting - no frills. Also please note, there is no air conditioning, which seems to be the case at many hotels in Tahoe, so beware when visiting in warmer months. There is a ceiling fan, however, and the front desk did offer to lend us another stand-up fan, if we wanted. The bed was decent, though the sheets were not the softest.
The room was clean, though, and while my fiance and I did not get to explore the grounds, they seemed to have a lot to offer. Hiking trails, a pool, patio cafe, etc.
I'm not sure if I would stay here again. I would probably check out another hotel, as I was hoping for something a little nicer. It seems to be a good place if you are traveling with a family (because of the larger, multi-room lodging options, and also because of the activity amenities), but not (at least in my experience) the best place for couples or a romantic getaway. Perhaps if I stayed again, I would request to stay in the main building, or in a nicer room.
**I might also add that I had the opportunity to speak to the GM who ensured me that efforts are being made to improve the quality of stay, including upgrades to the rooms. For his follow-up and requests for guest feedback, I would give the customer service a high rating. It seems they are very interested in guest feedback, which is a huge plus in my book.
Reviewed 16 August, 2021
I enjoyed my stay at the Granlibakken resort. The property is in a wooded setting with lots of activities both onsite and close by. The resort staff and accommodations were top notch. My room was clean and well appointed, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was modern and had a large shower.
The food at the Granlibakken patio grill was excellent, I had breakfast and dinner there several times during my stay. I found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating.
It was quiet and relaxing at the resort during the evenings and provided for a good place to unwind after day out in the woods. I’m from New England and I plan to stay here again next time I travel out west to go skiing.
The Counter Culture Lee Family Reunion
Reviewed 8 August, 2021
We had reservations elsewhere that fell through, so they called and found the 5 rooms we needed at Granlibakken! It was comfortable, quiet, and the restaurant was really good. We were a party of 9, we had 3 breakfasts and one dinner on-site that was enjoyable to all! The new restaurant manager, Yvette, is a sweetheart!
Sawyer at the desk did a great job at checking us in. Lukas made our dinner visit fun, along with his sidekick, George! Santi was a pleasure to see at our breakfasts, and Max was another fine worker at the check-in desk.
We look forward to returning to the Granlibakken!!
Diana and Lavern Lee
Hard to navigate at night.
Reviewed 27 July, 2021
Very rustic old feel to Granlibakken. Bed was comfortable, lots of pillows. Hard to navigate at night on the property. The signs are not well lite to know which street to find your cabin. I did not seen on any website that there are only stairs to all cabins. I requested easy accessibility for an 86 year old and had to climb stairs a lot.