sierra-soul-logoWe are so proud here at Granlibakken Tahoe to announce the launching of our new health and wellness series, Sierra Soul. With two events scheduled for 2017, Sierra Soul strives to bring the best of Tahoe healers, yoga instructors, and health professionals to you.

See what 6,300 feet can do for your soul at the Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival, May 19-21, 2017. This Tahoe yoga retreat will cleanse your mind, body, and spirit while you expand your practice or learn about alternative modes of healing and maintaining good health. With two full days of health and wellness workshops, classes, and events, RAY will be sure to be a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway that will prepare you for the summer months ahead. Start each day with a sunrise yoga session in the forested valley that Granlibakken is situated in, just a short distance from Lake Tahoe. Choose from the variety of sessions offered throughout the day, from hula hooping to sound healing. RAY truly has something for everyone, and is the perfect time to expand your yoga practice or your health journey in Tahoe. Granlibakken Tahoe also offers affordable lodging onsite for RAY attendees. Book your stay before January 31st 2017 to get 10% off of lodging rates. Click here for more details.

Wellness Weekend is the second event in the Sierra Soul Series, and will be November 11 and 12 of 2017. Wellness Weekend brings medical professionals, alternative healthcare experts, and yoga instructors to you through seminars, workshops, and exercise classes. The fusion of eastern and western modalities is unique to this event, and offers a one-of-a-kind perspective for attendees. Continuing education credits can also be earned through this retreat, and it is a great way to learn something new while also furthering your career. We are offering 10% off registration fees if you book before May 31, 2017. Click here for more details.

We hope to see you at one (or both!) of our Sierra Soul 2017 events. Join us for Tahoe retreats filled with friendship, learning, and rejuvenation.

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14883455_10154079406690415_5884058060507069798_oThe holidays are a time to eat good food, enjoy good company, and to give thanks. We here at Granlibakken Tahoe believe in inspiring connections for memories that last a lifetime. Granlibakken’s unforgettable holiday events are included in all lodging reservations and are also available to non-lodging guests for a small fee.

Granlibakken’s Thanksgiving in Tahoe is perfect for families, couples, and friends. Our family-friendly Tahoe hotel and resort is perfect for your next get-together. Granlibakken’s Thanksgiving dinner includes a full turkey dinner with all of the trimmings, and dessert. Vegetarian options are also available. Enjoy talking and laughing with your family and friends as a turkey is carved table side, and you get to keep the leftovers! Many of our rooms offer full kitchens, so you can feast on leftover sandwiches the next day. Granlibakken makes a Tahoe Thanksgiving easy. Let us cook and clean while you make memories that will last a lifetime.

Granlibakken also offers an unbeatable Tahoe Christmas experience. Come to our family-friendly ski resort to sled, ski, and ride this winter. We offer rentals and a groomed trail for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Granlibakken’s annual Torchlight Parade is fun for the whole family. Granlibakken’s Olympic history is honored during this parade, where skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity to ski or ride down Granlibakken’s historic ski slope with an LED torch, followed by gifts with Santa, cookies, hot chocolate, and mulled wine. This one of a kind event is a great way to appreciate our historic Tahoe resort while enjoying a unique Christmas celebration. Granlibakken also offers a Christmas Day buffet, with specialties created and cooked by our award-winning Executive Chef and kitchen staff.

New Year’s Eve is also best spent in Tahoe. Catch the holiday spirit at Granlibakken’s New Year’s Eve party, with drinking, dancing, and music. A special buffet dinner and a complimentary champagne toast are included in our New Year’s Eve festivities. Our staff decks out our environmentally friendly conference center for the New Year, complete with a photo booth area, a kid’s center to keep the little ones entertained, and party favors.

We look forward to spending the holidays with you in Tahoe this year. Learn more about our holiday festivities here.

 

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lg-wellness2You know that creating a will, updating a will, and planning for the future is something that you are supposed to do, but it can be overwhelming! Legal jargon, lawyer fees, tax laws–it can all be too much. Jill Gregory, Esq. wants to help you through the estate planning process to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of if anything happens to you. Her practice not only makes it easier to plan for the future, but also considers the human element of estate planning.

At this year’s Women’s Wellness Weekend, Jill Gregory will be sharing  her thoughts, insights, and expertise with you. Her broad range of experience, from wills and business succession planning to intellectual property and entity formation give her exceptional insight into the legal process. Jill understands the demands of a busy lifestyle, and how sometimes these legal matters can get put on the back burner. She has focused her practice on convenience and ease of use to accommodate her clients’ needs and the changing ways that we communicate. She works to make it easier to plan for the future, so that your family is taken care of and can focus on their needs when the time comes.

Jill Gregory understands that often, estate planning ends with a binder of legal documents stuck on a shelf. She strives to make estate planning an active and constant process that isn’t intimidating or overwhelming, but approachable, interesting, and productive. We are so excited to learn more on this extremely helpful topic at Women’s Wellness Weekend 2016.

 

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Located in a peaceful wooded valley just a mile from the shores of Lake Tahoe, Granlibakken Tahoe offers the perfect option for your next Tahoe family vacation or meeting. Our annual Lake Tahoe yoga and health retreats are a great chance to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit in the pristine beauty of the Lake Tahoe mountains.

 

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right-buttons-eventLooking for a place to bring your company, family, or friends to celebrate the holiday season? Let Granlibakken Tahoe stoke the fire while you enjoy good food, music, and a complimentary champagne toast with your friends, family, or colleagues.

For a limited time, Granlibakken Tahoe is offering venue rental fees starting at $250 for holiday parties. From November 1–January 31, host your Lake Tahoe party for half the price, with a complimentary champagne toast for all guests. In venues that offer fireplaces, Granlibakken will also offer a warming fire free of charge. Enjoy delicious food catered by our award-winning chef and kitchen staff, from tasty hor d’oeuvres to a full buffet. Audio visual services and equipment are included based on availability to be sure that you get those tunes bumping and people on the dance floor. An onsite coordinator will help you through the planning process, from menus to decor, and will be available to help with any set-up or room requests.

Granlibakken Tahoe’s location just outside of Tahoe City and a short distance from Lake Tahoe is convenient for guests. Nestled in a 74 acre valley, it will feel as though your holiday party is truly special and unique. Celebrate the year in an unparalleled location that will make your Lake Tahoe event truly unforgettable. Accommodations are available onsite, from standard bedrooms to three bedroom townhouses, so party goers don’t have to worry about arranging transportation after a night of fun.

Let Granlibakken take care of the details this holiday season, while you focus on having fun with your group. Call 800-543-3221 or email specialevents@granlibakken.com for more information.

 

See our Holiday Party Package here.

 

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DBUV035-DJI-0717Granlibakken Tahoe is proud to be the recipient of a 2015 Best in the Basin Award. This award recognizes businesses and organizations that have worked to make a positive environmental impact in the Lake Tahoe Basin. We are so proud to have been recognized as a green hotel in Tahoe.

Granlibakken Tahoe was recognized for its efforts in becoming a more green hotel in conjunction with the Sierra Business Council, Placer County, and the Department of Energy’s mPOWER project to upgrade outdated appliances and systems with new, energy-efficient equipment. In 2015, Granlibakken replaced the HVAC system for the conference center with a new, energy efficient system that has projected savings of $43,000 and will reduce energy costs by 44%. Granlibakken Tahoe has also implemented a program to replace all kitchen appliances with new energy-star rated appliances.

Granlibakken has also implemented in-house programs to encourage guests and staff to be more environmentally friendly. Granlibakken banned the use of Styrofoam containers in 2012, and uses exclusively biodegradable take-out containers, flatware, and disposable cups for guests. Granlibakken also has implemented a linen program as part of its goal to become a more environmentally friendly resort, encouraging guests to reuse their towels and linens rather than washing after each use. Additionally, Granlibakken works with North Lake Tahoe Express to provide shared airport transportation from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and works with West Shore Sports to provide bicycles to guests during the summer months. By offering an airport shuttle and alternative ways of transportation, Granlibakken hopes to reduce traffic impact and pollution in the Lake Tahoe region. It is important in the hotel industry to educate guests to encourage them to engage in environmentally friendly practices, and Granlibakken has worked on including more literature about environmental initiatives, including drinking Tahoe tap as well as other water conservation measures, in its dialogue with guests.

Granlibakken Tahoe has also worked to protect Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region through its internal policies. Granlibakken has worked to implement native and drought-resistant landscaping, which does not consume as much water as other types of landscaping. Granlibakken has also worked with the National Forest Service to thin the woods in the 74 acre valley in which the resort is located, significantly reducing the threat of forest fires at Granlibakken and in the surrounding Tahoe City area. Granlibakken is also working to replace indoor and outdoor lights with more efficient LED lights throughout the grounds.

Granlibakken Tahoe has worked to become a leader in environmental responsibility in the Tahoe region, and we are so proud to be a recipient of a Best in the Basin Award for being an eco-friendly Tahoe hotel. Read more about our environmental efforts here.

 

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Lake Tahoe Scenic Fall Colors on AspensFall is sometimes called Tahoe’s secret season. Lake Tahoe is well known for its summer offerings, but fall is when the area really shines. The aspen trees around the lake turn fiery yellows and orange, the days are mild and sunny, and there are fewer crowds. Fall is really the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing Tahoe getaway.

Autumn is a great time to enjoy some of the hikes that Tahoe has to offer. Parking at the trailheads is less competitive in the fall, and the weather is perfect for hiking. Biking is also a blast in the fall, with less traffic on the trails and plenty of terrain, both on-road and off-road, to explore. It may be a bit chilly to swim, but there is plenty of fun to be had on Lake Tahoe. The lake is glassy and calm, perfect for paddle boarding or kayaking, or even just relaxing on the beach to enjoy the view.

Fall is the time to live like a local in Lake Tahoe. Many restaurants and shops offer deals, the roads are less crowded, and the weather is perfect for enjoying so many of those activities that we associate with summer. Visiting Tahoe is a great way to usher in the changing of the seasons, and you will be sure to get excited for all of the winter activities to come.

Right now Granlibakken Tahoe is making it more affordable for you to enjoy this beautiful season, with our Fall Special. With up to 30% off of rates and hot buffet breakfast served every morning to all guests, you can afford that Tahoe family vacation that you’ve been looking forward to!

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Drumming workshop at the 2014 Women's Wellness Weekend

Drumming workshop at the 2014 Women’s Wellness Weekend

Granlibakken Tahoe is so excited to be hosting the 6th annual Women’s Wellness Weekend this year. The variety of speakers, workshops, and artisans attending have us anticipating a rejuvenating and informational weekend. North Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to attend a Tahoe wellness retreat, with a vibrant outdoor culture and a setting that is truly unparalleled.

Women’s Wellness Weekend capitalizes on North Lake Tahoe’s plethora of health and fitness experts to bring a Tahoe retreat like none other. Offering a variety of events and workshops, on everything from family wealth preservation planning to healing with humor, the 2016 Women’s Wellness Weekend has something for everyone. Enjoy yoga classes in the morning with Nikki Dean to awaken your mind and body for the day ahead. Learn Ki Gong fundamentals with Tim Schroeder, one of only five level VI World Ki Gong Instructors in the world. Immerse yourself in Tahoe’s booming local wellness culture at the artisan and health fair, featuring local vendors, artisans, and health professionals. Lake Tahoe Wellness Packages start at a rate of $120 per day, with meals included, as well as access to all of the workshops and seminars.

Tahoe’s Women’s Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken also offers continuing education credits for nurses. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a weekend of fun, education, and health while also furthering your career. The weekend will offer plenty of time for socializing, meeting people with similar interests and making new friends and connections.

Learn more and RSVP on our Facebook event page.

We can’t wait to host the Women’s Wellness Weekend as part of our Tahoe Wellness series. Click here for the schedule of events.

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Going for gold with Executive Chef Ron Eber.

Going for gold with Executive Chef Ron Eber.

Conference participants and guests of Granlibakken are able to enjoy Granlibakken’s delicious meals, from the hot buffet breakfast served daily to catered dinners for special events, but it is not often that Granlibakken’s Executive Chef Ron Eber and his kitchen staff get the chance to show off their handiwork to the public. At the annual Autumn Food and Wine Festival held at Northstar this year, Granlibakken impressed the public and the judges with their bouillabaisse, a delightful fish stew made from fresh shellfish in a tomato and seafood broth reduction. The wine served by Granlibakken, Esprit Gassier’s “Gassier Spirit,” paired perfectly with the bouillabaisse, and stole the show on its own. Esprit Gassier’s Gassier Spirit was chosen by the judge as the gold medal wine in this year’s Autumn Food and Wine Festival. This delightful rosé from the Sainte-Victoire region in the Côtes de Provence AOC features floral aromas with hints of grapefruit and peach, with a dry finish. This wine pairs perfectly with light desserts, sauteed vegetables, and seafood dishes.

Granlibakken’s Executive Chef Ron Eber’s knowledge and passion for food and wine pairings allows him to not

A delicious pairing

A delicious pairing

only impress with quality of food served at Granlibakken, but also to win recognition at the Autumn Food and Wine Festival. His extensive experience as Executive Chef helps him to understand flavor profiles and pairing to create winning meals no matter the occasion. Granlibakken’s kitchen staff consistently creates flavorful, innovative, and delicious meals, sure to impress everyone, from wedding guests to families enjoying the hot breakfast served daily.

The care and hard work that Granlibakken’s kitchen staff puts into each meal is impressive. They easily work with any dietary restrictions or requests, create customized menus, and deliver old favorites with panache. It is just the icing on the cake that Granlibakken was a winner at this year’s Autumn Food and Wine Festival this year.

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family-walking (2)North Lake Tahoe is a great destination for your next family vacation. With a ton of affordable and family-friendly activities nearby, including biking, hiking, ropes courses, kayaking, and beaches, North Lake Tahoe is a no-brainer for your next family getaway.

Granlibakken Tahoe offers a great value for families as well. Our variety of accommodations, from standard bedrooms to three-bedroom townhomes can accommodate up to 8 people in a single unit. Our townhomes, studios, and suites all feature fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, and seating or living areas, offering a great place to relax after a day of Tahoe fun. All of our rates include a hot buffet breakfast served daily, including  anything from eggs and bacon to pancakes to fresh fruit. It’s not your typical continental breakfast, and it is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Granlibakken Tahoe has also been recognized as an environmentally-friendly Tahoe resort, so you can rest assured that your family vacation is also helping to preserve the Tahoe environment.

The Treetop Adventure Park is located onsite at Granlibakken, just steps from your door. The aerial trekking and zip-lining course is challenging, with a variety of courses that are fun for the whole family. You’ll be having a blast and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Granlibakken is also close to a number of other activities. The Tahoe Rim Trail intersects with Granlibakken property, and a 3 mile hike from Granlibakken will access Paige Meadows, a beautiful series of alpine meadows. Granlibakken also offers bike rentals during the summer, and the bike paths around Tahoe and up to Squaw Valley are a great way to explore the area.

Located about a mile from Tahoe City and a short drive to many beaches and vistas, Granlibakken is a great home-base for your next Tahoe adventure. Kayak in Emerald Bay or paddleboard down the West Shore. Pack a picnic and hang out at D.L. Bliss State Park all day, or hike into Desolation Wilderness to access Eagle Lake. Whatever your Tahoe vacation has in store, let Granlibakken Tahoe help you make your getaway memorable.

Pamela from Marin Mommies recently stayed at Granlibakken, be sure to check out her North Tahoe Family Fun Guide here.


 

Granlibakken_SmithJones_0203-300x200How do you want to inspire your team? Do you want to bring them up to Tahoe for an experience that they’ll never forget? If you answered yes, Granlibakken Tahoe is the place for you. With 24,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, plenty of amenities onsite, and affordable all-inclusive conference packages, Granlibakken is the perfect setting for your Tahoe retreat or event.

Granlibakken’s all-inclusive conference packages include all meals cooked by an award-winning kitchen staff, access to indoor and outdoor meeting space, accommodations onsite, and access to the many amenities that Granlibakken has to offer. The Treetop Adventure Park is located onsite, and is the perfect place to challenge your team while completing a series of aerial trekking courses. Granlibakken has its own ski and sled hill onsite, which offers fun for all ages. After a day of sledding, warm up at our fire-pit with s’mores, the perfect activity to socialize with your team and enjoy a nostalgic treat.

The meeting space at Granlibakken can be suited to fit your needs. Our Mountain Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 attendees, and there is also a number of options for smaller break-out rooms, and space for poster sessions. Our in-house audio/visual team will make sure that all of the equipment that you need is provided, and our banquets staff and events coordinators are always happy to accommodate requests and to make your meeting a success. Granlibakken’s outdoor spaces also inspire connections, with fire-pits, barbecue areas, and grassy lawns available to groups.

Accommodations for up to 400 people are available onsite at Granlibakken. With a variety of lodging types, from standard bedrooms to townhomes, Granlibakken’s accommodations will ensure that everyone is comfortable during their stay. The many amenities included for conference guests include resort-wide wireless access, parking, access to our heated pool, hot tub, and sauna, access to our five tennis courts, half-priced skiing and sledding day passes at Granlibakken’s ski and sled hill, and access to miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails.

Host a memorable conference in Tahoe this year at Granlibakken Tahoe. Our conference center and our conference staff will be sure to impress, and your next retreat will be unforgettable.