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The place is perfect. We booked the Hideout for our wedding site unseen. We did not view the property until a month before the wedding. And everything was perfect.  Tom and BJ are great, they are there to help in any way possible and let you have the time of your life.  The day after the wedding Tom was gracious enough to take time out of his day and walk a group of us through the woods and show us the way to a nice little lake a short hike away. Their main rule don’t burn the place down. The landscape is perfect with the grass ceremony area, small meadow, grass reception area, old wooden wagon and dinner surrounded by trees.  Your guests can mingle and walk the grounds and soak up the scenery while you do photos.  After a night of dancing, relax the night away in the giant hot tub and take a midnight swim in the lake. The grounds are flat except for the drive in and the small walk up a hill to the lodge and saloon. Everything is accessible for the elderly and handicap.  Word of advice if you plan on bringing a trailer with a good amount of stuff ie beer wine all your rentals bring a truck with a big engine or pucker butt hill might take some additional man power to get your loaded down suv over the hill. Words can not describe this place enough, it is not a matter of if but when we will go back.

– Mill Valley, CA 10/6/2013


Had my dream wedding at The Hideout. Rehearsal dinner in the western saloon followed by and old west poker tournament, perfect ceremony in their beautifully kept site, and the reception went all night long from the dance floor to a bluegrass bonfire. BJ and Tom, were so helpful and supportive, I felt like they were a part of the family be the end of the stay. Having everything in one place really brought everyone together and facilitated life long memories instead of one whirlwind wedding day. Every aspect of this place is well thought out. Copper tub in the bridal sweet, huge hot tub under the stars, tons of room for games and activities… could go on forever. Being a Tahoe local, it was fun to get away from the bustle and go somewhere new, and it was of course fun for the out of town guests alike. Has accommodations fit for the outdoorsy type, as well as city slickers looking for a comfortable getaway. Already want to save for a 10 or 20 year marriage celebration back at The Hideout. Truly a treasure and gift to get to stay at this wonderful place!

– Christina 7/2/14


We were able to enjoy this beautiful home with friends that invited us up to join them. We would have never known about this place without them. Now because of them we are planning to have our wedding here. If you love nature then there is no better place to really enjoy it then here at the hideout.
– Jubilee (Susanville, CA) 07/07/10


Awesome!! The Hideout was amazing. Our family had a wonderful time relaxing, hiking, swimming and playing in the snow all at the same time. We would love to return one day. B.J and tom were the most wonderful hosts and very caring and accommodating!

– T (Highland, CA) 06/30/10


The most amazing place you will ever go!  Do not pass up the opportunity to go and stay at the Hideout!! The experience, the beauty, the craftsmanship, the property, the entire place is breathtaking!! The owners Tom and Bj are amazing hosts! We had the most beautiful wedding last fall! Every person that came was captivated and amazed this beautiful place existed! It is the very best!!! If you get a chance go,see for yourself you will love it!! And if you love the outdoors and might be getting married consider this amazing destination, we have never had an event go so smoothly, thanks to our new friends the Hoovers!!

– Aimee & Ryan (Pioneer, CA) 04/01/10


We held our daughter’s wedding with 90 guests at the Hideout over Labor Day weekend. It was a fantastic experience. Tom and BJ were the most gracious of hosts. The accommodations were very comfortable, the scenery was breathtaking and our guests were very impressed. Tom even built a dance floor for us! I loved cooking in the big kitchen. I would recommend this location to anyone who wants to get away from it all. We used the wireless internet to stay in touch with the world. The natural rock spa was amazing. My dog, Doce, had the time of his life. Thanks Tom and BJ!

– Linda102 (Placerville, CA) 09/17/09