Natural Distractions: Unplug from everyday life at Sorensen’s Resort

Whether it’s exploring wildflower-filled trails in Hope Valley or taking a fly-fishing lesson in the West Fork of the Carson River, Sorensen’s Resort is my chance to take in all the natural distractions. This is where locals go to unplug and unwind from the hustle and bustle of life.

This best-kept secret is tucked away in beautiful Hope Valley, Calif., just 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe. It’s the perfect blend of cozy and comfortable relaxation for outdoor lovers hoping to spend time away from emails and cell phones. And by the way, you won’t find any TVs, internet or cell service here, giving you the opportunity to read that book you packed. (You know what I’m talking about!)

Offering an ideal mountain experience, enjoy endless recreation every season. In the spring, explore a wildflower wilderness hike or nature walk on their array of trails then relax, sipping wine as you cozy up next to the campfire. Nearby corrals offer Pony Express-inspired horseback rides. Kick up some dirt mountain biking the Sierra or take an exhilarating adventure white-water rafting the East Fork of the Carson River. Hosted workshops and other festivities are a special treat, from stargazing, to music, water coloring, photography and more, so be sure to check their schedule of events online.

Need to fuel those adventures? You’ll love the Sorensen’s Country Café. Serving three delicious meals a day, my favorite item on the menu is their signature beef burgundy stew complemented with a glass of red from their stock of fine wines. On your way out, pick up some memorabilia at their quaint gift shop to remember your already memorable time here.

When you’re ready to plan your visit, check real-time weather conditions on their website. They are now an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather station, giving you the most accurate weather conditions and road access. Sorensen’s is also excited to announce their electric car plug-in stations, partnering with Tesla to support gas-free cars on the road and becoming a Supercharger location to help keep Tahoe blue and the Sierra green.

Sorensen’s Resort
14255 Hwy 88
Hope Valley, CA 96210 


By: Meghan Burk