COVID-19 Statement

Announcing our temporary closure

18 March 2020

To our guests:

 

Tamarack Lodge has decided to close its doors until at least 1 May.  This was a difficult decision for us to make because the hospitality business is about lodging guests, not refusing them lodging.  But much has happened in little time.  State and local officials are working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Many of our fellow Californians are being asked to “shelter in place”, not “go to Tahoe”.  We know that we must work in conjunction with these efforts rather than in opposition to them.  As much as we would like to attract more visitors to our fabulous corner of California, we believe that our duty now is to promote the safety of all by requesting that those coming for a getaway defer their stay with us.  Those who have already reserved for today or tomorrow will be welcomed as usual, and those already here are welcome to stay as planned.  All reservations from March 19th through April will be cancelled.  We will contact you if you are in this group.

 

We are hopeful that a more complete knowledge of the novel coronavirus will be forthcoming which will allow officials new strategies for containment.  But we are also planning to offer our guests a safer space here.  When we reopen we will offer “self check-in”.  This means that our guests won’t have to have any contact with Tamarack staff to gain access to their room; your smart phone will become your key.  Since we are a motel, there are no inside hallways to navigate, which is a big plus.  Finally, we will have new housekeeping protocols in place, to insure the lowest possible risk of transmission of any pathogen to our guests, our staff, or ourselves. 

 

We hope you will fight this same fight with us.  It is going to hurt, and indeed it is already hurting badly, even if we are not sick.  When it becomes reasonable to travel again for leisure and for vacation, we hope you’ll come back and stay with us again.  We’ll need you then more than ever. 

 

Thank you for your understanding and for your support.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Frederique & Gerard Fenech

Lodge Managers

Tamarack Lodge Motel                        

Tahoe City, CA

www.stayattahoe.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions from Sacramento/San Francisco Area:

Take Highway 80 East towards Reno. When you get close to Truckee take the exit 185 for Highway 89 South/ Squaw Valley/Tahoe City. This exit will put you on Highway 89 heading south towards Tahoe City. Follow Highway 89 all the way to Tahoe City (approx. 14 miles). When you get to Tahoe City you will come to the only traffic light in town. The traffic light is in front of the Savemart Supermarket. At the traffic light you want to go straight. You are now on Highway 28, also called North Lake Boulevard. From the traffic light you will drive approximately 1.5 more miles, this will take you through town and a short distance out of town. Tamarack Lodge is on the left side of the highway.

Directions from Reno Airport (RNO):

Take Highway 395 North to Highway 80. Take Highway 80 West. Just past Truckee take the exit 185 for Highway 89 South/ Squaw Valley/Tahoe City. This exit will put you on Highway 89 heading toward Tahoe City. Follow Highway 89 all the way to Tahoe City (approx. 14 miles). When you get to Tahoe City you will come to the only traffic light in town. The traffic light is in front of the Savemart Supermarket. At the traffic light you want to go straight. You are now on Highway 28, also called North Lake Boulevard. From the traffic light you will drive approximately 1.5 more miles, this will take you through town and a short distance out of town. Tamarack Lodge is on the left side of the highway.

From Southern California:

Take 395 North to Carson City. Take Highway 50 West over Spooner Summit. As you come down Spooner Summit take Highway 28 North. Follow Highway 28 through Incline Village and Kings Beach (we are about 9 miles past Kings Beach). Highway 28 is also called North Lake Boulevard. We are approximately 1 mile past the Dollar Hill area, you will pass a 7-Eleven Store. Our driveway is just around the curve from the Coast Guard sign and the 45MPH sign on the right side of the road. There is a second driveway, if you miss the first one. If you get into Tahoe City you’ve gone too far. We are 1 mile before Tahoe City, in front of Lake Forest and Star Harbor.

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