The architecture of Cedar House Sport Hotel is organic and stylish — Photo courtesy of Cedar House Sport Hotel
The beautiful Cedar House Sport Hotel near the charming town of Truckee, CA, has made a name for itself not only for its interesting mountain architecture, but also for its award-winning restaurant and its in-house touring company that brings the Tahoe outdoors to its visitors. The Cedar House was built with both new and recycled materials. Its rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary design and organic style, with the amenities you expect from a hotel in the Tahoe area.
The 42-room hotel has several levels of accommodations that can include both budget-conscious and luxury travelers. All the rooms feature European bedding systems with luxurious linens and comforters, Egyptian cotton robes and towels and a complimentary breakfast for two.
The ground floor rooms are available to visitors who bring their four-legged friends. Dogs are allowed for an extra cost of $50 for one dog and $75 for two dogs.
Dogs and their people are welcome on Tahoe Trails tours — Photo courtesy of Cedar House Sport Hotel
Dogs are also allowed on the various tours available through the Cedar House with Tahoe Trips & Trails. The tours include ski and snowshoe tours, hiking and kayaking tours and even spa and yoga trips and tours. They take place in various locations on Lake Tahoe and other local lakes in the the Sierra mountains.
The hotel is also a base for weddings and special events. The hotel can accommodate up to 100 guests with an environmentally-conscious atmosphere and food from Stella, the hotel's award-winning restaurant.
The casual and elegant dinners at Stella are served year-round — Photo courtesy of Cedar House Sport Hotel
Stella features local and organic produce and meat. Chef Jacob Burton's menu features dishes ranging from ahi sashimi with haricoverts and boquerone emulsion, saffron potatoes and Moroccan lemon to petite rack of lamb with roasted acorn squash, toasted pecans and beet greens with rosemary-garlic jus.
Stella is available for dinner, catering events and even cooking classes. Desserts include an amazing croissant bread pudding with brûléed bananas, graham cracker, butterscotch and white chocolate. Dinners are available at Stella Wednesday through Sunday.
Along with the seasonally inspired Stella and the outdoor tours, Cedar House celebrates the outdoors with its environmental impact. This green hotel features energy-efficient space and water heating systems; water-saving features like rain chains and retention ponds that keep water on the property and in the landscape; low voltage lighting; cellulose insulation; and a green roof full of native plants and grasses.
All the exterior siding and logs at Cedar House came from a local re-forestation project, and they give the hotel its rustic but elegant design.