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Cedar House listed as U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Best Hotels’

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Connections to outdoor adventure, culinary experiences and luxury accomodations are the foundation of Cedar House Sport Hotel.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — For the second year in a row U.S. News and World Report names The Cedar House Sport Hotel located in Truckee to the list of Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe.

The privately owned Cedar House Sport Hotel ranks second out of 45 Lake Tahoe hotels based on expert ratings, awards and user reviews.

“We are honored that our guests and travel industry experts recognize all of the small touches that make a big difference when they stay at the Cedar House Sport Hotel,” said Patty Baird, owner of The Cedar House. “We continue to evolve and refine our business to attract and exceed our guests’ expectations and this includes paying close attention to adventure travel trends.”

The Cedar House is a year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Both Patty and her husband Jeff place enormous importance on the value and sheer joy of spending time in nature and through Tahoe Trips & Trails, The Cedar House’s adventure company.

The Cedar House attracts both outdoor and culinary enthusiasts. Tahoe Trips and Trails hosts single and multi-day adventures throughout the region and Stella, run by Food & Wine recognized executive chef Jacob Burton, delights diners from near and far.

“As a family owned business we offer something many large corporations cannot: Exceptional service with attention to personal details,” said Baird. “Aesthetically, we know hotels need to be warm and inviting, but they should also transcend the function of shelter into an experience.

“When we first opened in 2006, it became evident that marrying Tahoe Trips & Trails with our hotel would be an ideal match.”

On site yoga sessions, nature walks, snowshoe hikes, summer treks and ultra-light backpacking adventures are offered through Tahoe Trips & Trails.

U.S. News uses unbiased methodology, including the prominence of industry awards plus reputation among travel experts, to select the honorees.

In total, 1,693 U.S. hotels were evaluated. Hotels named “Best” in their destination are typically the properties ranked in the top 30 percent of evaluated properties in that region.

“The 2014 Best Hotels were selected because they meet the highest standards of travel experts and guests alike,” said Miriam Weiner, travel editor for U.S. News. “These properties are renowned in the travel industry for their luxury amenities and quality customer service.”

The complete list of 2014 Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe is available at http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels/Lake_Tahoe_CA.


The Cedar House Sport Hotel is a 40-room active lifestyle hotel complete with the restaurant Stella, event center and Tahoe Trips & Trails, an in-house adventure guiding company. Design plays a vital role in the underlying theme of The Cedar House which is all about connections. Located in Truckee, the award-winning boutique inn was influenced by experiences in family run hotels in the European Alps. Book your next adventure at CedarHouseSportHotel.com.

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