Summer Breaks in Squaw

If having all the splendor of Tahoe to yourself fits your fancy, then late May and early June is a great

time for a visit to the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn.

Sure, the ski lifts are closed and it is not yet 90 degrees. But

what it is up here right now is relaxing. The pace of life is slow; days can be spent lounging in your room with curtains drawn, on our pool deck surrounded

by watchful mountains, or in our ‘back yard’ within which Squaw Creek happens to flow. Go out at dusk and see a bear or two.

The air is clear and the light is soft. The Sierra Nevada’s massive ‘09-10 snow base is melting, and running water is everywhere. In another week or two waterfalls and wildflowers will be so abundant you might just think you are on Pandora, and your step will be so light you’ll feel like you have your own Avatar.

The lake is rising, and SUVs now tote kayaks and boats instead of skis and snowmobiles. With all the two-wheel traffic on its shoulders, Highway 89 looks like a leg of the Tour de France. As golf courses open, long dormant drivers, putters, and four-letter words are awakening.

And the food and wine might even taste a bit sweeter without having to fight for a reservation or wait twenty minutes to be seated. So come hang out with us locals; and catch a glimpse of the less gung-ho, indeed the more mellow, times of Tahoe.

This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of PlumpJack’s Tails and Trails package. Bring your four-legged best friend to Squaw Valley and enjoy the spectacular hiking. You will receive a dog bed, bowls and treats in the room, along with a PlumpJack Water Bottle for the humans and a collapsible travel bowl for your dog. Maps and guides to dog-friendly hiking trails in the area and granola and dog treats to go are available at the front desk. And be sure to find your way home with your special “I’m a Guest at PlumpJack” ID tag.

Rates start at $185 midweek and $220 weekend. Book your stay today!

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