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Catlin P.

3 May 2019

STAY HERE!!!!While the room was comfortable (albeit fairly simple- it has everything you need, not every luxury you can imagine) the staff was beyond friendly and accommodating. My partner and I arrived earlier than our check in time and needed a quick turn around on a room so we could be prepared for a wedding I was photographing. The staff was able to complete clean up a room in 15 minutes (enough time for us to walk and get a coffee up the street). Shaver Lake itself is beautiful and this hotel is conveniently located in the middle of it. We were to come through town again I'd certainly stay here More...


Lou M.

24 March 2019

Cozy place. Clean. Kinda loud in the am when everyone wakes up to ski and you are sleeping but still overall good


Raquel Q.

27 January 2019

Stayed in the cowboy cabin and loved it! nice clean and cozy. The check in was easy the lady in the office was welcoming and friendly she gave us maps to all the snow parks. Only con was one of the housekeepers was EXTREMELY RUDE she came and started telling us we needed to hurry up and leave so she can clean our room and we tried to tell her that we got the ok to stay a extra hour and she just complained and said she had been working there for 7 years. And continued to stomp around us and made us feel really uncomfortable as we were leaving . Other then that we loved it and sad we had to leave on that note but we will definitely be staying there again. More...


Kelli S.

3 October 2018

I absolutely loved this adorable room.. Was originally disappointed that the place we previously stayed was booked, but this was the first recommendation. The High Sierra suite was a very cute, rustic cabin with the most comfortable bed. All of the staff members were beyond friendly and helpful. And the surroundings and view right outside the door can't be beat. Will definitely stay here again! More...


Melissa S.

8 September 2018

I've been coming here for years. It's about time I say something good as it's well deserved. This place is cute, clean, grounds are well kept, camping like, string lighting throughout the property and employees are nice and accommodating. Pet friendly and walking distance to the cute town of shaver. Each cabin is different so do your research but you won't be disappointed. If you like being outdoors, check this place out! More...


Sasha Culver

6 August 2018

Stayed in the Honeymoose room. Everything was clean and staff is friendly. Liked our private deck and fire pit area. Prices are very reasonable!


Michelle Hovsepyan

11 June 2018

Loved this place! It was a cute little getaway. The price was on the higher side but still good! The bed was extremely comfortable and the staff (Ashley) was super helpful. They were like little cabins with shared camp sites to make fires. It was the best experience. We will definitely go back. More...


Eric W.

5 June 2018

Stayed at this great hotel over the weekend to celebrate my birthday with some friends. I booked the Sierra House Suite which had plenty of room. The suite is located across the street from check-in and a quick walk / short drive from several restaurants / bars in town.The full size refrigerator and kitchen area was a plus. The living room area had surprisingly comfy couches and led towards a cozy deck w/ seating that overlooked the road. The beds were comfy and the suite has a good layout that separates the bedrooms/bathrooms/living area. I was looking for a quaint mountain hotel with a rustic feel for a small group of friends and this place hit the mark. Looking forward to staying in some of the other uniquely themed rooms. More...


Michael Marrone

28 May 2018

Quaint place. Nice person at the front desk. Quiet. Breakfast could be a little better. Would stay again.



11 May 2018

Great hotel in the mountains, clean rustic cabin like rooms, friendly, and most of all very helpful.  I left something there by accident and they shipped it to me a week later when I figured out where I had left it.


Sara Tobias

21 April 2018

Absolutely love this place beautiful scenery great prices friendly staff. Great options and rooms. You can stay in the hotel or you can rent a cabin or you can rent a bunkhouse or even a tipi during the summer it's just adorable quaint piece of paradise.


Sunny H.

2 February 2018

Just all around wonderful! Such a charming little mountain town. We were able to snag a room earlier than the posted check in time which was very nice after a 4 hour drive. The room was clean, comfortable and so cute! They maintain a country cabin theme throughout the property. I didn't see a microwave or fridge advertised, but they were in the room along with the coffee maker and VCR which also plays Blu-ray movies as well as regular ones that you can borrow from the front office. There are fire pits and plenty of barbecue grills throughout. We grilled steaks, potatoes, and ribs both nights we were there. We saved plenty of money between cooking your own dinners and the free breakfast buffets in the mornings. EVERY employee we met there were so friendly and chatty. 4 minutes up the road and also 7 minutes up the road are fantastic views of the lake and the areas are wide open making it perfect to view the stars at night. There is a general store right next-door to the hotel that sells a little bit of everything! There are also local bars and restaurants and other little shops within walking distance from the hotel. China Peak ski resort is just a short 30 minute drive up the road.We are already planning on coming back during the summer to go hiking, boating and fishing. I can't wait! More...


Tony D.

22 October 2017

First time ever in this area that i didnt even realized such place exist. My wife and 2 kids stayed in  fishing suite and couldn't be happier. Staffs were very accomodating and polte and easy to talk to. We were impressed about this place that we booked a return date before we left. I only hope that people help keep this place in good condition for future vacationers. More...


Chris S.

14 September 2017

I had a wonderful experience here at the Shaver Lake Village Hotel. The staff does an amazing job on welcoming you into the community and making you feel welcomed as if it was your home. I truly enjoy the ambience, it's relaxing and enjoyable to be here. The staff is absolutely magnificent, they go above and beyond to meet and attend any expectations one might have. I am up here for work and it has been a wonderful experience and now I'll be vacationing here because of the experience I've had. My only complaint that I have is the lady at the front desk. Her name is Amanda she was rude and impolite. When I would come to the office for help she did the exact opposite. She did not really care to attend or give a helping hand. I asked her about extending my stay and she practically ignored me then said hey leave me your number and I'll call you back. So I did just that and never received a phone call back from her. The very next day there was a gentleman by the name of Graig and I asked him about extending my stay and he was extremely happy to help me. He was able to figure out my stay  and I could not ask for better hospitality that he provided. More...


John S.

19 July 2017

This was our first time here and we're totally blown away by the quality, cleanliness and friendliest of this place, and the price is Very reasonable. We will be back.


Jim D.

10 July 2017

This is a wonderful place located very near Edison Campground, where there is a public boat launch. We stayed at the Hotel from July 1st thru July 8th, 2017. The rooms are beatiful and clean and we loved thier continental breakfast. Josh and his staff are incredibly polite and accommodating. There's a General Store located directly next door to the Hotel for miscellaneous shopping needs. More...


Christy C.

29 May 2017

My fiancé, my dog, and I stayed at the Bear Den during the Memorial Day weekend and we had an amazing time! The office has continental breakfast that includes cereal, Bear Claws, bagels, orange juice, coffee and tea. The office also had a great choice of DVDs and Blu Ray that you can rent during your stay free of charge on an honor system. Our Bear Den had 2 entrances: 1 in the front and 1 for the bedroom. The cabin was comfortable and had a heater in the living room and in the bathroom right above the toilet. The cabin came stocked with a mini fridge, a microwave, 1 tv in the living room with the DVD/Blu Ray player and 1 tv in the bedroom. At night, the hotel grounds is illuminated well and people can enjoy some peace and quiet under the stars either on the swing set that encircles a fire pit, or other neighboring fire pits that are conveniently placed throughout the grounds. For individuals with handicapabilities, I would highly recommend utilizing their hotel rooms rather than cabins as their cabins have stairs and are placed on slopes with unpaved surfaces. The cabins and hotels are in walking distance to a lot of the food and grocery/convenient stores and is a 3 mile drive to Shaver Lake, and is right next door to Ken's Market which sells anything and everything you might need! I would highly recommend staying in these cabins and hotels for those of you enjoying Shaver Lake! More...


Carmen M.

27 May 2017

I stayed here for a couple of days because I was going to Yosemite for the day. It's 80 miles to Yosemite from here but I didn't mind much. The drive was through the mountains. It was very peaceful. The bed was comfortable and the room had all I needed. They served a small continental breakfast in the morning and the only thing missing was fresh fruit. More...


don l.

24 May 2017

room was clean,quiet and comfy , just what we were looking for. We came in May before the crowds started and enjoyed our stay  and would come here  again


Barb R.

22 May 2017

This is a cute, rustic hotel. The staff were exceptionally accommodating, giving us a very late checkout and an early breakfast. I would recommend this place and would stay there again. More...


Kelly F.

9 April 2017

Booked a one night stay just to get away. We reserved room 4 but upon arrival asked what else was available. Greg was awesome and offered to show us the High Sierra Suite which we immediately snagged and it was well worth the added cost. It had a full kitchen and plenty of space for two. Bed was super comfy and although a bit cold upon arrival, the heater worked so well that we had to turn it off to sleep. It was snowing when we got up the mountain but was expected to clear. Greg offered to bring over a fire pit and when we were ready he had it set up in a matter of minutes. He gave us some pointers for around town and said to call at anytime for anything. Talk about customer service. I will also mention that although the suite is attached to a couple other units we never heard anything from other guests. We will definitely be back! And thank you Greg for the hospitality! More...


Rose S.

20 March 2017

Perfect place for our lil quick getaway. This place was amazing we had the miners suite. It was a home away from home. Definitely going back. The view was amazing while cooking in the kitchen seeing the snow outside my window was awesome. Very spacious suite. Kitchen has everything you can think of to whip up a meal. Originally got the suite for one night but our stay was amazing we went ahead and stayed another night. We didn't want to leave!! Lol  I want to give a special shutout to Greg!! He totally went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. He dug out the fire pit and grill that was buried in snow we told him he didn't have to but he still did it. Greg is a very hard worker and has great customer service.  Thank you Greg for your hospitality. It was very much appreciated. More...


William H.

12 January 2017

I have been dealing with a staff member (Paige) for the majority of my morning and it has been such a great experience. Busy holiday weekend coming up and she did everything she could to get us a room on such short notice! Got the room and everything I need for an unforgettable family vacation! More...


William D.

21 November 2016

I stayed here Sat Nov 19th. I was only coming up to Shaver Lake for some business and wasn't expecting to stay for too long and visit, so I was just looking for a place to crash. Frankly a Motel-6 would have suited my needs.But the Shaver Lake Village Hotel is a pretty nice place, if you're into the 'pine-wood paneled and ceiling and bear carving' kitsch. I'm not against it, but I'm not a terrific fan either. It is more tasteful and, ahem, restrained than some I've seen.There's one long building with 6 rooms, I think and then 4-6 cabins strewn about. I stayed in the long building. The room was clean. 2 double beds of the 'you need a step stool to climb into them' sort. It was very comfortable. My dogs would've loved them. Ceiling fan and windows for cooling, individual gas heater for warmth, which more than sufficed.  I do wish they'd give out more substantial bed clothing, as it was I had to get up in the middle of the night to turn up the heat, but it did warm the room enough to satisfy me.Bathroom was clean. The water was hot. And the guests in the hotel were pretty quiet (which does get it higher marks than Motel-6) The continental breakfast was adequate, not inspired, but there were plenty bagels, packeted pastries, granola, oatmeal and plenty of coffee. The two caretaker/managers I interface with were friendly, quick, competent and helpful. The town is small, so you can walk most everywhere you need. I think the cabins have cooking capabilities, but not the rooms. Cost was $113/night. If I need to go to Shaver Lake again, I'll definitely consider it, but if I'm bringing my dogs, probably not. They only allow 1 dog per room, and my wife and I each have a dog, so that pretty much puts Shaver Lake Village Hotel out of the running for us. More...


Elizabeth K.

18 November 2016

This place is amazing! We had our wedding here last summer. The whole staff was incredibly accommodating, friendly, and devoted to making the venue beautiful. All our guests said it was absolutely gorgeous with the lights against the mountain sky ands trees surrounding us. Another huge plus was that our guests were able to stay right there at the hotel so no one had to worry about driving. And the cabins and rooms are very nice!The biggest plus was definitely the hard working and amazing staff. If I could give more stars, I would! Thank you so much for the perfect wedding! It was a dream come true! More...


Mr. Nice G.

9 October 2016

Great place to stay, I'm not sure if it's the same owners as the cabin area. But we rented a cabin for a birthday party and Greg was very accommodating, he was a one man crew working super hard. He was very professional and welcoming. The cabins are very cute, it was a quite area, the place was well taken care of and clean. We rented the 2 story with 2 spacious bedrooms upstairs with 3 beds in each room, each room had a tv, the down stairs had a nice size bathroom, kitchen, living room and small nook. I would highly recommend this for a weekend getaway for a reasonable price ($190/night). It's walking distance to breakfast and there is a little market next door. More...


Cynthia L.

9 October 2016

Great place.  Conveniently located and staff is helpful.  Affordable prices.... room clean, comfortable, and cozy... can't wait for breakfast.


Jennifer M.

20 August 2016

Great stay. Stayed her with my daughter and husband (and dog!!! They are pet friendly!!!) and we had a great time. Ventured down to the lake and the store for things we had forgotten. We stayed in the cowboy cabin and had plenty of room! We also loved the BBQ and fire pit available to us. Firewood was $6 for a bundle which was plenty for smores. DVDs are available for rental in the office also. Perfect place to stay when looking to get away from the Central Valley and the staff was super nice. Will definitely be coming back!! More...


Bianca H.

27 July 2016

I've stayed here three times and let me tell you the bears den is great! We pick that one every time. Staff is wonderful and extremely helpful. I live in San Diego and drive up to shaver at least twice a year I must say during the winter it is amazing and a cozy little cabin to go back to is the cherry on top to our trips my husband and I do. We will be back and actually just booked a night for my mother and father in law to enjoy a night up there because that's how much we love it!! More...


Evelyn C.

6 July 2016

Great breakfast, we stayed in the cowboy cabin & it was cozy, warm & just right. There are firepits out in front of the cabins & swings...over all great experience. Ps- staff was super friendly and always answered any questions I had; I had many questions. :) More...


Lori S.

27 May 2016

Love this hotel! Friendly staff, cozy room and nice bathroom. There is a nice tv, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in the room. And the bed is comfy. I'm a happy camper! More...


Mayra L.

8 February 2016

I highly recommend this place. Great location, walking distance to restaurant and market.


Makayla G.

19 January 2016

I just spent the weekend hear and it was awesome. It was far enough away from China Peak, the snow parks, and Huntington Lake that we avoided the major traffic. We rented the bunk house for the weekend. The only inconveniences were the website wasn't updated to where it was stated that there was not a mini fridge or microwave which I assumed was there. Also, as you walk in, there is a tv and small built in shelf to your left that I hit my head on the sharp corner and had to lay down from since I hit pretty hard. That shelf is very inconveniently located. The small heater took a long time to heat the room as well and the walkways are not very well cleared during the winter which made for very icy paths and lead to slipping into the cabins. I give this hotel 4 stars because despite the downsides of the actual hotel, the service is amazing and the staff is very friendly. The other visitors were also very pleasant. More...


Shawn S.

2 January 2016

Stayed here with a friend for four days leading up to New Years.The staff is very nice. And the hotel room is pretty decent size. The bathroom for some reason stays very cold. I think the window is not well insulated. The room was not cleaned in the 4 days we stayed and we had to ask for fresh towels. I'm not sure if that's just what they do. But usually your room gets cleaned when staying that many days at a hotel. But it wasn't that big of a deal to us. The room did have a fridge and microwave.Only downside was the noisy guests. Kids making noise occasionally and their dog that would bark at random times like 4am when I'm trying to sleep. All in all...I would recommend and stay here again. More...


Tim K.

16 October 2015

My wife my dog and i booked a 5 night stay here at the end of August. we stayed in the newly remodeled bears den cabin. What a treat, we were only minutes drive from the beautiful lake. There is a country store 500 feet from the cabins and all the restaurants were within walking distance. There were free movie rentals and continental breakfast. Right in the front of the cabins there were fire pits, swings, and hammocks and a pile of fire wood [payed for on the honor system 5$ a bundle] The cabin was clean and well decorated, all with bear themes and pictures, there were flat screen tvs in the livingroom and bedroom a dvd player and microwave plus a nice fireplace. The owners are remodeling other cabins as well. The last night two deer, both bucks came within 50 feet of our cabin. Prices very reasonable. We will be back next year For sure. More...


Alanna E.

6 August 2015

Just checked out this morning and had a perfect experience. Staff is very friendly, rooms were clean. I really liked all the swings, hammocks and fire pits they had to offer around the area. Continental breakfast was great, the free movie rentals were a nice touch and most of all the prices for staying there are very affordable. I will definitely be coming back. More...


Andres R.

6 August 2015

Had a pleasant stay with my girlfriend. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Took the time to suggest local spots to visit. The overall set up of the village was very calming; hammocks, fire pits, and various swings. The continental breakfast and free movie rentals were all bonuses to our perfect little vacation! More...


Carrie P.

29 March 2015

We just got back from a weekend stay in the "Honeymoose" cabin. It was comfortable, clean, and perfect for two. The staff was great and we will definitely return. Hoping to come back again and stay in a bigger cabin with the whole family. More...


Karen D.

30 December 2014

We had an awesome overnight stay in the bunk houses.  We spent the night after a day of cross country skiing.  The cabins were cozy and warm - perfect for our family.    Josh was an amazing host!  We look forward to doing this again some time soon! More...


Tracy M.

21 May 2013

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! We stayed recently in their Honeymoose Cabin over 2 separate weekends. Staff was great and the HM Cabin was perfect! We loved sitting on the porch rocking in the chairs. So relaxing! Thank you for making our weekends extra special. More...



3 April 2013

This is the cutest place ever! Old, remodeled, rustic, updated, beautiful pine...all of the above! So relaxing. Family owned and operated and just great people! Only 8 rooms in the hotel/lodge and it is great! I highly recommend it More...


Janie T.

4 July 2012

Friendly staff, great owners, cute cabins, awesome experience! Perfect place for a getaway or family trip, really reasonable prices too! Definitely coming back!


j.p l.

24 June 2011

We had a tough day hiking up to Bald Mountain and my woman really wanted a shower and bed for a change. (What's wrong with a tent and a quick wash with some snowmelt)?So, we finally got back to the truck and headed out to find a place for the night.They only had a cabin left and they took the three A membership for a discount and we were set! The room was large with a microwave, toaster oven and a fridge. The bathroom was huge and the shower was great.The bed was almost new and was very quiet. (grin)I give this a big thumbs up! More...


Nathan N.

13 April 2009

The hotel and cabins were beautiful and clean. The customer service was great and it's located in the center of town. Very convenient for the whole family.