Fodor's Expert Review Wylder Hope Valley

14255 Hwy. 88, Hope Valley, California, 96120, USA Fodor's Choice

You can lie on a hammock beneath the aspens, or sit in a rocker on your own front porch at this woodsy, 165-acre resort within the Eldorado National Forest and 20 minutes south of town. All but three of the cabins have a kitchen and wood-burning stove or fireplace. Cabins without kitchens include breakfast. Some cabins are close together, and the furnishings aren't fancy (think futons as sofas), but there's a wonderful summer-camp charm about the place that makes it special. There are also five modern homes that sleep six. The resort sits on the edge of the highway, which allows it to stay open in winter—a boon for skiers—but in summer, request a cabin away from the road. Pets are allowed in some rooms for a daily fee.

PROS

  • gorgeous rustic setting
  • good on-site café serves three meals a day (nonguests welcome)
  • outdoor activities

CONS

  • nearest nightlife is 20 miles away
  • lacks amenities of larger properties
  • basic furnishings

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 530-694–2203 | 800-423–9949

HOTEL DETAILS

36 units
Rate Includes: No meals

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