What a magnificent place! The old Olympic Village from the 1960 Olympics has been transformed into a vibrant resort town. The highlight in this tucked away community still remains the Tram, which built for the Olympics now comes right down into the new Village. The tram built to carry 30 people up mid mountain still the thrill it was as it hangs from support poles 100's of feet in the air over cliffs... and the view... breathtaking.
The new Village is a collection of retail, lodging, hotels, condominiums and a golf course, all at the base of the ski slopes. The main building "The Village Lodge" is a first floor of eclectic retail stores, restaurants and sporting goods and above3 floors of condos operated like a hotel. Each is precised fashioned with a contemporary mountain lodge feeling giving Squaw Valley an edge of comfort and convenience. Just outside the center plaza is the Plumpjack hotel with a modern hipster feel and a wonderful place to hold an event, such as a wedding. The night club is rockin' and the food in the restaurant delectable. A further back is the Squaw Valley Lodge, a hotel of suites set up for conventions at the slopes. What a great idea.
On the East side of The Village is the Resort at Squaw Creek.
Definitely elegant and mountain chic with their golf course in the heart of Olympic Valley. This is luxury lodging in Squaw Valley at it's finest. If you don't stay here, you still have to come by for a peak to see the water architecture that frames the resort.
Squaw has been a destination since its Olympic days. Visitors from both California and abroad want to experience mountain culture and elegance as the Olympians did. While staying at the Squaw Village is popular many now choose to rent a nice home or cabin in the town of Olympic Valley
which is the name of the town where Squaw is located, just outside the busier sections, and riding the free bus into the resort. Cabins make a nice change of pace so that larger families can have a nice living space for their meals and evening together.
The outskirts of Squaw Valley are filled with sophisticated homes, trails for walking, jogging and hiking and horses. This is a beautiful corner of North Lake Tahoe. Come and visit this winter.