If you follow me on Instagram
then you know that I recently
went on a little three day trip with my sweet hubby to celebrate my belated
birthday. Since I was 9 ½ months pregnant for my 30th
birthday last August
(I ended up having baby #4 just three days afterwards!
) Mike took it upon
himself to plan a surprise trip for just the two of us. This was the first time we'd been away together since the summer of 2014, and that was only for one night. He told me he had something
planned about a month beforehand so that I could prepare (pump sufficiently and
things like that
), but didn’t tell me where we were going or what we were doing
until the day of!
We pulled up to 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club
on a Sunday evening. Check in was a relatively quick and simple process and we found
the front desk staff member to be helpful enough, even offering us pool towels
then when we asked about the pool so we wouldn’t have to get them letter. The
front desk area is simple and cute, with a television, fireplace, and pool
table; although, the pool table costs money to play. In the winter you can also
purchase bundles of firewood (if you reserve a room with a fireplace
), but the
bundles are $10 for a relatively small amount of wood so luckily you can bring
your own. Upon check in we found out that they would be putting a $100 hold on
our credit card that is still pending on our account over a week later.
We followed the resort map provided to our studio suite that
had a king bed, full kitchen, and a fireplace. I was so pleased when I saw the
room! The décor is just my style, the perfect blend of modern and rustic touches.
Would you check out the damask pattern on some of the walls!!? I don’t know if
it’s a thick wallpaper or thin veneer, but I love it and want some in my house!
The kitchen in our room was great too. We had a small range, sink, microwave,
coffee maker (that we used to boil water for hot chocolate, yum
), and refrigerator
3 Peaks offers the standard free Wi-Fi, as well as free
parking. Since this was winter the pool was closed (which was fine by us!
the two level hot tub was open and was fabulous after our full day of chilly
sight-seeing on Monday.
We never had any issues with rudeness, cleanliness, or noise
while we were there. My husband had been concerned since it’s a pet-friendly
resort that there would be some problems; however, while we saw a few dogs
while there we never heard any and we both feel like the room was one of the
cleanest we’ve stayed in (You know how sometimes your feet get black form walking
around the carpet? That did not happen here.
)The only issue we really had was
with our fireplace. Before we settled in for the first night we tried to light
a fire but had a really hard time doing so and dealt with lots of smoke billowing
into our room. We made sure the flue was open, but still had some problems. My
husband seemed a little annoyed since we’d specifically paid extra for a room
with a fireplace. We brought it up to the front desk the next morning (very
) and by the time we got back at the end of the day it seemed like they
had done something (maybe cleaned out the chimney a little bit?
things went much better with the fire the second night.
The location of 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club is, in my opinion,
perfect. It is located just a block from Heavenly Village and the Heavenly Gondola
in South Lake Tahoe and easy walking distance to Stateline, grocery stores, and
many restaurants. We were able to walk to a grocery store to purchase a couple things
to take advantage of the kitchen in our room. While you’re staying at 3 Peaks you
also have access to Lakeside Beach and Marina
which according to Yelp is one of
the top 10 beaches in South Lake Tahoe; although, it should be noted that the
hotel is not located on the beach itself.
All in all, I loved 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club
would love to come back the next time we decide to visit South Lake Tahoe. For budget
minded-people like us, I feel like it is a great bang for your buck!
(I was not paid or compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.)