Sorensens Resort in Hope Valley

Sorensens Resort Hope Valley


From the issue No Snow, No Worries

Cabin Calling

Lucky for Sorensen's their tagline is "an all-season resort" because right now you might see all four of them in one day! Tucked in Hope Valley, 20 minutes south of Lake Tahoe, Sorensen's is like something out of a Scandinavian postcard: 36 cabins scattered among aspen trees—everything decorated in tiny white lights that lend extra charm to the cozy little village ambience. Here you can practice the art of doing nothing (there's even a book to teach you how!) or use it as a home base for exploring remote and dreamy Alpine County—the least populated in the state. The friendly staff can point you in the right direction: tramp right from your doorstep to Indian Head Trail; sweat out the work week stress in the on-site sauna cabin, and dine gourmet at their intimate restaurant; the wine list is top-notch, and flavorful food includes anything from 15-bean soup to spicy jumbo shrimp and an authentic carne asada. No on-site televisions keep things simple, but for those hankering to catch the latest game of football, there's a nearby café. Snow or no, Sorensen's is a beautiful place to touch down.

TIP: When there's snow, Hope Valley Outdoors is just down the road from Sorenesen's. Pull up to this Yurt in the valley to rent cross-country skis and get a map of all the trails.

Sorensen's Resort, 14255 Hwy. 88, Hope Valley; 530-694-2203. Cabin winter rates start at $135 a night. Dog-friendly! 

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