Sorensens in the High Sierra

Summer at Sorensens Cabins in Hope Valley

At the eastern edge of Hope Valley, just 20 minutes south of Lake Tahoe, lies an elegantly rustic resort. One for all seasons. Mountains and cabins, outdoors and fun, good food and fine wine. Sorensen's Resort is the perfect pairing of mountains and cabins, plus great food. This historic property is situated in a picturesque alpine valley ringed by aspens and stunning peaks. It's an outdoor mecca without all the crowds. Reserve a cozy log cabin, a cottage, or a comfortable vacation home (including dog-friendly options!). Your lodging hosts, John and Patty Brissenden, along with their excellent staff, can help you plan enjoyable explorations. With 165 acres, you don't even have to leave Sorensen's property to enjoy the great outdoors! Spend time practicing your fishing skills on the West Fork of the Carson River, or check out the brand-new hiking trail that leaves right from Sorensen's. The trail twists and turns through pine and fir forests to the dramatic volcanic bluffs known as Sorensen's Cliffs—1,000 feet above the resort and overlooking Hope Valley. And that's just the beginning: there are hiking and mountain biking trails nearby (and Kirkwood with its groomed mountain bike park is only 20 minutes away). After working up a healthy appetite, relax and unwind at Sorensen's very own Country Café, right on the property. People come from far and wide to enjoy the seasonal main courses, excellent wine list, and berry cobbler dessert! This summer, make it a Sorensen's stay.

Sorensen's Resort has special workshops throughout the summer from stargazing to watercolor painting, photography, music, and more. Select cabins are dog-friendly!

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