Spring getaway to Nakoma

 

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Nestled among the pines of the Lost Sierra is an architectural marvel at Nakoma Resort. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Clubhouse emerges as a centerpiece to the all-season resort featuring the challenging course at The Dragon, the Wigwam Dining Room, spa and fitness facilities, and outdoor adventure just outside the door. Wright conceived the architectural concept for the Nakoma Clubhouse in 1923 for Nakoma Country Club in Madison, Wis. The clubhouse was never built, and was purchased for use at Nakoma Resort and opened in 2000. For more information, to make a reservation or to book a tee time, visit nakomaresort.com. | Vance Fox

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique design for the Clubhouse features a geometric roofline composed of teepee-like towers roofed in cedar and copper rising from stone-clad walls. Enjoy delectable dining in the Wigwam Room with its towering, four-sided central fireplace and colorful stained glass windows. | Vance Fox

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The Wigwam Room is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended to enjoy the creations from Executive Chef Scott Burns. | Digiman Studio

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Nakoma makes the perfect base camp for exploring the Lost Sierra year-round from mountain biking and hiking to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing from the resort. Adventure Concierge Frank Gulla can help plan trips throughout the Lost Sierra. And, as an avid mountain biker himself and advocate for the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, he has a vast, personal knowledge of the trails of the Lost Sierra, including the short hike to Frazier Falls where the falls are raging and the wildflowers are blooming. | Katherine E. Hill

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Frazier Creek flows for nearly 5 miles from Gold Lake to the Feather River in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Hikers may enjoy Frazier Falls as it drops 2,000 feet along an easy, paved 1-mile roundtrip trail. The falls are raging now as snowmelt feeds into Frazier Creek. Visit TheTahoeWeekly.com to check out a video of the falls. | Katherine E. Hill

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Katherine Hill
After receiving a master’s degree from Old Dominion University in Virginia, Katherine decided to head west in search of new adventures. One look at Lake Tahoe and she knew this was the place for her, and shortly thereafter became the Editor at The Weekly in 2001. The call of a daily newspaper drew her away from Tahoe for four years, but the lake’s siren call was stronger and she returned in July 2007 to The Weekly as Associate Publisher & Editor.