Olympic Valley, California
The Everline Resort & Spa
Gold Medal Stay
What it is
The ski-in, ski-out pride of the Olympic Valley, with cozy guest rooms (including suites with fireplaces), golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and topnotch spa.
What it isn't
Hangry. Five restaurant options on-site include a poolside grill, Asian noodle house, and steakhouse where the locavore menu includes a grilled tomahawk from California’s own Harris Ranch.
What we think
It’s hard to wow in the mountains, where snow-dusted peaks do all the head-turning. And yet Everline Resort & Spa has become a showstopper that generations of families return to year after year. Guest rooms are traditionally appointed, with all the trimmings: including pillow-top beds, fluffy robes and slippers, Keurig Coffee makers, LED flatscreen TVs, and iPhone charging docks, and start at a spacious 379 square feet. For an even dreamier stay, it’s well worth upgrading to one of their 200 Fireplace Suites; each one is equipped with a deep soaking tub, Bose stereos, kitchenettes and, in the separate living room, a flickering gas fireplace that’s the ideal backdrop for wine hour. (With floor plans that range from 646 to 1478 square feet, you’ll be as free-range as the local mule deer).
You're here because
Their par 71 championship golf course is nothing less than iconic, and swaddled by six snow-capped Sierra Mountain peaks. Golf Magazine deemed it among the top 10 golf courses you can ever play.
You love a spa that tailors its treatments to the locale, and this is exactly that. After your A Walk in the Woods Radiance Facial and High Altitude Massage, you proceed directly to Sandy’s Pub for yet another mountain indulgence: banana cream pie, delightfully served après-ski-style, in a mug.
Restaurants & Bars
Six Peak's Grille - A contemporary steakhouse overlooking Olympic Valley.
Sandy's Pub - The perfect spot for family friendly, casual dining.
At the base of the Squaw Creek ski lift within Olympic Valley—a.k.a. the host of the 1960 winter Olympics— less than an hour’s drive from Reno, but a leafy world away.