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September 7, 2006
From journal Memorable Trip
Simi Valley, California
November 7, 2005
The resort is small. I believe all the rooms are one-bedrooms, and I would not recommend putting four people in one room. You enter into the bedroom and walk through the bathroom to enter the living room. The kitchen area is small, and the kitchen table folds down to give you more room. There is not a lot of storage space in the kitchen, but it worked well for us, as we didn't cook. The icebox is small without a freezer, so do not buy any ice cream.
]The history of the resort is interesting. The Inn was used as dormitories for the Winter Olympics during the 1960s. The current bathroom in the units used to be an open hallway and the bedroom and living room were two separate dorms. The bathrooms were down the hall. This explains the reason you enter into the bedroom. I must say, they did a great job of renovating, and I believe the property has been updated many times.
The property is pretty isolated. There is a hiking trail that starts on the property and you can walk to the nearby village. However, for grocery shopping it's best to drive 5 miles to Tahoe city. You'll find everything you need in Tahoe city. The resort offers water aerobics and lap swimming most mornings. There were activities every day and they change by the season.
From journal A Destination for all Seasons
Canyon Country, California
February 19, 2005
From journal Skiing at Lake Tahoe
February 8, 2005
There are only five rooms at the resort with a fireplace, but almost no one gets those. Our suite was beautiful, and we quickly forgot about not having one. Our balcony view was of the cable car and the fontinel carrying the skiers up the mountain. We also saw many skiers coming down Mountain Run and the many lifts.
It was very convenient to the Village; you only need to put on your shoes to enjoy your evening out. Most evenings we were in bed early – we were too tired! We did enjoy wine and cigars and some local bars, and we even rented a DVD from the front desk.
From journal Ski Trip to Squaw Valley
September 19, 2004
From journal Labor Day week at Lake Tahoe
June 5, 2004
The larger units have a kitchen/dining area, living room, and bedroom. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and a balcony. Each unit has a view of the surrounding mountains no matter where you look.
The resort has a number of planned activities, like water aerobics in the heated swimming pool, an orientation reception, wine and cheese party, snow shoe treks, rock wall climbing and pizza for the kids, and craft activities in the village. The lobby is roomy, yet cozy, and the staff is devoted to the guests.
From journal Squaw Valley, USA
San Francisco, California
February 29, 2004
After a long day of skiing, the last thing I want to do is walk back to my car and sit in traffic for the ride home. Now, all I do is walk to the pick-up stop for the shuttle which is about less than half a block away, get back on the shuttle, check in my skis at the resort, make myself a complimentary cup of hot tea or coffee and relax and warm up by the fireplace in the lobby sitting area.
The ski check area also provides free-of-charge sleds for the little ones and snowshoes. The staff at the resort is all very helpful and friendly. The resort also has a large swimming pool that is open all year round. There are many outdoor hot tubs scattered around the resort for soaking your tired muscles after a day of skiing. The resort also provides two plush bathrobes inside your room, which is handy when using the hot tubs.
From journal Snow, Ski, Relax at OVI
The bedroom has a comfy queen size bed with a luxurious comfortable, a dresser with seven drawers, an armoire for hanging some of your clothes and more storage area. The living room has a CD/stereo system, TV, double size sofa bed, two end tables, two chairs, and a small fold-up/down dining table.
There is a small kitchenette in the living area. The kitchenette has two burners, a microwave, dishwasher, sink, toaster, fans, and cabinets full of pots, pans, plates, cups, silverware, and cooking utensils. Dishwashing liquid, sponges, paper towels, and salt and pepper are also provided.
There are two doors that separate the bedroom from the vanity area and the living room to allow for privacy for four people. From the living room, you can walk out into your private balcony. Most balconies have a view of the slopes of Squaw Valley.
The room is on the cozy side. The room is carpeted, and has separate heating in the bedroom and living room. The shower/toilet area is a tight squeeze. The bathtub/shower has three separate showerheads. The vanity area has a hair dryer and shampoo and lotion. The room is perfect for two adults and two children or four adults.
November 8, 2003
From journal skiing in Tahoe
Menlo Park, California
November 6, 2003
From journal Feeling Rich on a Budget at Squaw