Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cedar House Sport Hotel - Truckee, California

"Green Building and sustainability are not just catch phrases; it is the way our society - today and in the future- will need to operate in times of resource scarcity and economic necessity". Sue Duerksen, President Sierra Green Building Association.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel is an example of how architecture, sustainability and energy efficiency can work together to achieve comfort and style. The Cedar House Sport Hotel was inspired by its setting high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, nestled in the Martis Valley, just minutes from Historic Downtown Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
It was owners Jeff and Patty Baird’s vision that inspired the design of the striking 42-room hotel, including 6 Two Room King Suites, with its reforested-cedar exterior and recycled-steel detailing. Concerned with preserving the environment for future generations, they incorporated low-E and solar-tinted windows; fluorescent or low-voltage lights with either photo sensors or timers; hydronic in-floor heating; and energy-efficient, instantaneous hot water systems into the construction.
Rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary design, functionality and an organic edge geared for relaxed comfort. The interiors was designed with concrete floors and cedar walls that give the place a boutique feel. German down comforters top leather platform beds. Furnishings include sleek leather and bent birch pieces. Bathrooms have heated floors, walk-in showers and vessel sinks.
The steaming outdoor hot tub is heated by the same tankless system as the bathrooms, consuming half the energy of a conventional system.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel has partnered with North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) offering multi-day clinics for intermediate through expert skiers taught by members of the elite and prestigious PSIA Demonstration Team and AMGA ski guides.
The Hotel also has partnered with Pacific Crest Snowcats offering deals to experience the best snow conditions in the area. Open slopes and tree runs will remind you of the best off piste areas at your favorite ski resort.