We just returned from a 5 day trip to Lake Tahoe last week where we made Plump Jack Inn at Squaw Valley our base. It was the first time I've stayed right in the village and it was great not having to drive to ski each day. In fact we didn't use our car after we arrived, as everything was within walking distance or a quick shuttle ride away.
Plump Jack's rooms were lovely, well-equipped for skiers and felt roomy enough for my family of four.
They had the brilliant idea of a including a great wicker tower of drawers in the room which was perfect for hats, gloves, scarves, goggles and all that. I'm also a huge fan of hooks in a hotel room which they happily had in a large amount.
The bathroom had a tower for towels and toiletries and was large. Our room felt very spacious and the beds are very good.
Convenient for skiers is the free breakfast buffet each morning which was yummy and included cooked eggs, potatoes and pancakes, fresh fruit and great tea, coffee and juices. I liked their famous homemade granola with yogurt.
The hotel will store your skis downstairs which makes it very convenient and the ski hill is a four minute walk from the hotel. They also have their own ski rental shop in the hotel.
I liked this rack in the entry for all the wet clothes, helmets and boots, etc. Someone clearly thought about all the details here.
Max and Jackson getting ready to hit the slopes.
From our room you could see the tram and little skiers coming down the mountain. One day I stayed in and ordered lunch from room service.
What a view!