TAHOE'S GRANLIBAKKEN: BASE CAMP FOR SUMMER TRADITION
Released on: 06/09/2011
June 9, 2011 (Tahoe City, Calif.) – Memories of July 4th family weekends and summer camp — simpler times at the Lake with biking, swimming, rafting and fireworks — are an ongoing family tradition at Granlibakken Resort (http://www.Granlibakken.com) on Lake Tahoe's West Shore.
The sunny 74-acre resort offers summer-long activities on and off site, including a new day spa, tennis courts, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, miles of hiking and biking (rentals available) trails and wildlife viewing. Nearby Tahoe City has a host of activities and marina events lined up for the summer, including its annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Commons Beach.
Lodging packages for the Fourth of July start at $149 for two-nights with third-night free. The package includes full, hot buffet breakfast each day, a western barbecue on July 4 with live music and bar on the Mountain Deck and access nearby to hiking and biking trails, the Tahoe Rim Trail, river rafting, sailing and kayaking.
Lodging options include lodge rooms, studios and one-to-eight bedroom townhouses, many with kitchens, fireplaces and private decks. The secluded resort, tucked away in its own valley, keeps guests connected to the outside world – if they desire – with free wireless.
Beyond the Fourth of July holiday the activities at Granlibakken keep kids busy. For tennis enthusiasts, the resort hosts its 31stannual summer Nike Tennis Camp, July 10 – August 12. The setting provides a training ground to further game skills for ages 9 to 18. Registrants can add accommodations or attend sessions http://www.ussportscamps.com.
River rafting is an easy walk from the resort to the Truckee River with two- to 20-person raft rentals, including paddles, vests and return shuttle by Mountain Air Sports and Truckee River Raft Co. Mountain bikes are available for rent at Granlibakken and miles of trails are nearby.
Fishing is also a long-appreciated activity among resort guests. Stream and lake fishing can be done from shore, Truckee River or on Lake Tahoe by charter boat. Visit North Lake Tahoe website at www.gotahoenorth.com for an overview.
Free Sunday concerts at nearby Commons Beach feature local and regional artists late June through early September. Movies – both family classics and new releases, are available through August on Wednesdays at Commons Beach and on Thursdays at nearby Squaw Valley Events Plaza.
Around the North side of the Lake, Granlibakken guests can take in the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at scenic Sand Harbor. http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/
At The Village at Northstar it’s the 29th annual Lake Tahoe Music Festival featuring Grammy-award winning Blues Traveler, July 21, August 4 and 25. http://tahoemusic.org/.
For business conferences, Granlibakken is a distinct option for groups of four to 400 seeking affordable places to hold meetings and seminars. The resort’s all-inclusive meeting package includes lodging, three meals, meeting space ideal for team-building, problem solving or scientific collaboration in facilities with complete amenities and technology.
Family or class reunions at Granlibakken have become tradition with various packages, starting from $156/person/day with accommodations from one to seven bedroom condos, studios or standard lodging room. Amenities include daily hot buffet breakfast buffets, box lunches for day trips (hiking, river rafting or sailing trips); family dinners on the patio or inside formal dining or theme dinner options and one-hour complimentary cocktails for every two night's lodging.
The new Lighthouse Day Spa at Granlibakken offers, deep tissue massage, couples massage, Reiki healing as well as purifying bodywraps. Spa manicure & pedicures, ski therapy, restorative deluxe facials and Ayurveda health consultation. Granlibakken has options: a relaxing day at the spa or an active hiking and biking and return for muscle soothing bodywrap. Call 530-583-8111, In-Room Ext. #503 or visit us online at LighthouseSpa.com/Granlibakken.
Granlibakken, located just one-half mile from Tahoe City, serves as a central base for a variety of warm weather activities. For information about resort amenities, events and nearby activities call (877) 552-6301, visit www.Granlibakken.com, or get updates and the latest deals on Facebook and Twitter.