Experience the Emigrant Trail
Aug
19
to Sep 6

Experience the Emigrant Trail

With the discovery of gold in 1848, thousands came to California with the dream of getting rich.  The route they followed passes through Sorensen’s Resort, Hope Valley and over Carson Pass.  Join this tour with Dianne Jennings and listen to the tales of hardship and joy, see remnants of the emigrants’ passage.  All ages welcome; walking portions may be on uneven ground.  Some participants may be asked to drive their own car and/or carpool with other participants.  Pet’s are not allowed on this trek.  Be prepared for changeable weather.  For trek and/or lodging reservations, call Sorensen’s at 800-423-9949.

Dates: Aug 19 & Sept 6, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Cost: $65.00 Sorensen’s guests; $95.00 non-guests; $30.00 children ages 6-13. Prices include lunch.

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Wonderland of Wildflowers Hike
Aug
10
to Sep 1

Wonderland of Wildflowers Hike

Join botanist/biologist Steven Cochrane in exploring the stunning wildflowers of Alpine County. We’re expecting a super-bloom after such a spectacularly wet winter. Visit meadows, forests and riverside habitats to learn about plant families, enjoy wildflower stories and the use of field guides (bring your own guide or borrow one of Steven’s) for this easy to moderate hike. Steve has led California Academy of Sciences, Smithsonian and Yosemite Institute classes. Plan on car-pooling to local sites. Bring a hat and light rain gear (just in case!) and wear comfortable hiking boots. For class reservations and/or lodging, please call us at 800.423.9949.

Dates: Aug 10 & Sep 1, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $65 guests; $95 non-guests. Cost includes lunch.

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Summer Movie Nights
Jul
24
to Sep 4

Summer Movie Nights

During those warmer summer months, we thought our guests would enjoy time outdoors in the evening taking in a family-friendly movie.  Take advantage of our $5.00 smores’ bar and get cozy for a family night at the movies.  Bring a blanket, it can get chilly!  Movies to be announced.

Dates:  July 24, Aug 15, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost:  FREE!  Includes Popcorn and Hot Cocoa!

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Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip Workshop
Jul
18
to Sep 26

Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip Workshop

Fun for all ages!  Back by popular demand, an artist will walk you step-by-step through a painting and you will take home a masterpiece and a memorable souvenir.  Paint and sip provides canvases, easels paint and aprons.  Sorensen’s provides a glass of wine (lemonade for the kiddos) and appetizers and a beautiful backdrop to create FUN art.  For more information on the classes visit:  laketahoepaintsip.com or call 530-600-0662.  For lodging and/or class registration, please call Sorensen’s at 800-423-9949.

Dates:  July 18, Aug 14 and Sept 26, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $50.00 Sorensen’s Guest $65.00 non-guest; includes a glass of wine, appetizers and instruction

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Markleeville “Death Ride” - Tour CA Alps
Jul
13
5:00 AM05:00

Markleeville “Death Ride” - Tour CA Alps

We’re lucky to have the Markleeville “Death Ride” go right by Sorensen’s Resort!  The classic “Death Ride” Tour the California Alps started many moons ago by local friends. And, thus, a local ride emerged into a world-renowned event. So, come and challenge yourself! Sorensen’s is the best in food and lodging and it’s right on your way. Good viewing for spectators, too! Call Sorensen's Resort for lodging reservations.

Date: July 13

Cost: Varies, visit deathride.com for more information.

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Medicinal Plants of the Sierra
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

Medicinal Plants of the Sierra

Ever wonder how the native Washoe Tribe treated aches and pains?  Learn that and more during a fascinating search for medical plants such as roses, wild onions, yarrow and mint, in and around Hope Valley.  Accompany Dr. Kimball Chatfield, a medical botanist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine on an easy walk filled with beauty and information.  For lodging and/or class registration, please call Sorensen’s 800-423-9949.

Date:  July 6,  9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cost:  $35.00 guests/ $50 non-guests. Bring your own bag lunch or purchase one in advance from Sorensen’s

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NEW!  Play with Clay
Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

NEW!  Play with Clay

What’s more fun than playing with clay?  Playing with clay outside with the beautiful backdrop of Sorensen’s landscape!  Lorraine Felix of Felix Pottery will guide you through a spring bird project that will let your creativity flow.  Clay and tools are provided, all you need is your imagination.

Date: June 20, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $65.00 Sorensen’s guest /$95.00 non-guest (lodging extra) Includes clay, instruction and tools are provided.

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Father's Day BBQ
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Father's Day BBQ

Don’t make dad cook- we’ll do all the work for him.  Chicken and ribs with all the fixen’s and dessert.  Let him know he’s the best! Make it a fun day in the sun with a fabulous BBQ treat and his loved ones around him. Please call ahead for reservations.

Date: June 16, noon - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $29.95; kids up to 8 $15.95, plus tax & gratuity

 

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NEW!  Forest Bathing
Jun
15
to Sep 7

NEW!  Forest Bathing

Join Kristi Plume in exploring the art of the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku which translates to “forest bathing”.  Kristi will guide you through a practice of deliberately slowing down and taking more time to wander, notice and inquire the forest and natural environments.  Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems.  Walks are suitable for all ages and abilities and concludes with a tea ceremony, during which time tea is drank from plants foraged from the land and healthy snacks are offered. 

Dates: June 15 & Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Cost: $50.00

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Friends of Hope Valley (FOHV) BBQ Fundraiser
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Friends of Hope Valley (FOHV) BBQ Fundraiser

Friends of Hope Valley, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and historic values of Hope Valley. Is having their annual BBQ fundraiser featuring the Back 40 Band and Ten Dollar Pony at Sorensen’s Resort on June 9th!

For more information visit: http://www.friendsofhopevalley.org

Date: June 9, noon - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 Donation/$15.95 BBQ; kids up to 8 $10.95 (plus tax & gratuity)

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Friends of Hope Valley (FOHV) Workday
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Friends of Hope Valley (FOHV) Workday

Friends of Hope Valley, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and historic values of Hope Valley, is having their annual workday is June 8th… at 9:00 am. Participants will meet at Pickett’s Junction (Hwy 88/Hwy 89) in beautiful Hope Valley and join in a work party of their choice. Projects include watershed habitat improvement, general clean up and some fence repair. 

BBQ Fundraiser featuring the Back 40 Band and Ten Dollar Pony – June 9

For more information: http://www.friendsofhopevalley.org

Date: June 8, 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

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NEW! Yoga on the Lawn
Jun
5
to Jun 26

NEW! Yoga on the Lawn

Get your Namaste on!  Bring your mat and enjoy the benefits of Yoga.  The instructors from YogaOhm in South Lake Tahoe will be at our stage area Wednesday mornings in June 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Get increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone.  Energize and vitalize.

Dates: June 5th, 12, 19 and 26th

Cost: $10.00 per person

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Hope Valley Plein-Air Workshop
Jun
3
to Jun 6

Hope Valley Plein-Air Workshop

This year, book a special class with watercolor artist and teacher “Lady” Jill Mueller.  And, while you’re at it, help her celebrate 40 years of artistic endeavor! Paint on location at beautiful Sorensen’s Resort and the surrounding Hope Valley environs. Your paintings will come to life while experiencing the beautiful landscapes of aspen and pine forests, the massive granite peaks of the Eastern Sierra… all the while the Carson River running through high mountain meadows. Can’t get much better, can’t get much prettier. For more information on the class, please visit ladyjill.com, contact Jill at jill@ladyjill.com or call her at 775-849-7769. For lodging information and reservations, please call Sorensen’s at 800.423.9949

Photo: Jill Mueller

Date: June 3rd - 6th, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $300/guests; $375/non-guests

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Birding Under the Sierra Skies
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Birding Under the Sierra Skies

Spring is in the air, and local birder Jim Woods will take you on a birding adventure as he shares his broad knowledge of birds and other local wildlife. Explore their natural habitats and learn of each species in view. Dress warmly and be prepared for carpooling to various birding locations.  Don’t forget the binoculars!

Illustration: John Muir Laws

Date: May 18, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $65.00 Sorensen’s guests; $95.00 non-guest. Prices includes brunch.

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Mothers Day Brunch
May
12
7:30 AM07:30

Mothers Day Brunch

Thank mom with a wonderful brunch at the Sorensen’s Cafe. Complimentary rose and a glass of champagne included for that special person. Two seatings available, please call ahead for reservations.

Dates: May 12, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $21.95 - $29.95; kids up to 8 $12.95 (plus tax and gratuity)

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Starry, starry night
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Starry, starry night

Join astronomers Adrienne Cool and Ron Marzke for an evening of stargazing. Catch Leo and Gemini in the spring sky, spy the rings of Saturn and craters on the Moon with our telescopes, and catch a glimpse of fleeting Mercury. Dress warmly and bring your questions as we show slides and talk about recent astronomical discoveries. No experience required: kids of all ages welcome! Gather at 8:00 p.m. for viewing with telescopes; slide show will follow. Bring your own telescope or binoculars or you may share their equipment.

Date: May 4, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost:  $10.00 adults/ $5.00 kids suggested donation.  Donations will be matched by Sorensen’s to benefit school science programs in Alpine County.

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First Day of Fishing
Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

First Day of Fishing

The waters of the West Fork of the Carson River, which snakes through the heart of Hope Valley, offer some of the best trout fishing in the Sierra. Sorensen's fills the needs of all levels, with fly-fishing lessons and expert guiding available for all levels.

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NEW! A Grown-Up Takes A Gap Year. (Or, Moscow Mules and Seville Sangria)
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

NEW! A Grown-Up Takes A Gap Year. (Or, Moscow Mules and Seville Sangria)

A good friend of ours from nearby Carson Valley started out several months ago on an amazing trip. Starting from Moscow she explored Russian art and culture, followed her heart with a free Metro card to France, and then went on to a hiking tour of the spectacular Camino de Santiago…

Cost:  Free ($10pp suggested donation matched by Sorensen’s to the Oregon California Trails Association

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Sunset Snowshoe Hike
Mar
3
to Mar 17

Sunset Snowshoe Hike

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center

Just around the bend and over the pass is the high-mountain Kirkwood Cross-Country Ski Center. Our neighbors are planning a busy and fun-filled winter…
Cost: $25 per person

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Winter Sketching Workshop
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Sketching Workshop

Join legendary artist John Muir Laws, teacher at the California Academy of Sciences, for a morning sketching expedition in beautiful Hope Valley, just south of Lake Tahoe, CA. Dress warmly as you learn how to quickly capture what’s in your view and your discoveries along the trail in a winter field journal. Learn techniques for fast sketches, drawings, and paintings…

Cost:  $60 guests/$95 non-lodging guests

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Winter's Light with Photography Class
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Winter's Light with Photography Class

This one-day workshop with distinguished artist Troy Corliss will focus on seeing and capturing the beautiful landscape surrounding Sorensen’s Resort.  Learn to plan and set up a shoot, look at forming compositions with light and shadow, and discuss how the camera sees light through time and aperture… 

Cost:  $60 guests/$95 non-guests (lunch available for purchase from Sorensen’s Café)

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Holiday Wreath Making Class
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Wreath Making Class

In readying the resort for the winter holidays, remember that Sorensen’s offers large doses of the holiday spirit. With a sense of enchantment, you’ll enjoy this creative endeavor with instructor Babette Mullen, Sorensen’s summer gardener par excellence…

Cost:   $60 guests/$95 non-guests

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Full Moon Trek
Dec
2
to Feb 24

Full Moon Trek

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center

Just around the bend and over the pass is the high-mountain Kirkwood Cross-Country Ski Center. Our neighbors are planning a busy and fun-filled winter…
Cost: $35 per person

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Thanksgiving Feast
Nov
22
4:30 PM16:30

Thanksgiving Feast

A traditional menu, with all the trimmings at the Sorensen’s Cafe. We start with appetizers, a choice of soup or salad, and main course of roasted turkey, dressing w/Corralitos Market sausage bits, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable, dinner rolls, dessert… Plus a complimentary glass of wine, coffee or tea!

Date: November 22 with two servings at 4:30 or 7:00 p.m.

Please call us at 800-423-9949 for reservations!

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Fall Color Hike
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Color Hike

We’re reinstating our popular Fall Color Hike this season with local resident and guide, Jim Woods. What makes the quaking aspen leaves change color anyway? Is it the light, how much rain or snow fell or shorter days? Time to find out…

Cost:  $65 lodging guests/$95 non-guests (includes picnic lunch)

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Hope Valley Fall Plein Air Workshop
Sep
17
to Sep 20

Hope Valley Fall Plein Air Workshop

 JOIN THE EXCITEMENT of painting on location with Lady Jill Mueller at 7,000 feet in the High Sierra. Your paintings come to life as you come alive to the embracing fall air, aspen groves in an array of different colors, with camaraderie in the afternoon around the cafe fire. Class is limited to 10 and fills fast. RESERVE YOUR CABIN AND SPOT IN THE CLASS TODAY! 

Dates: September 17-20 2018
Daily Class 8:30 AM  to 1 PM – Monday through Thursday

Cost: $375 per person or $300 for those lodging with us at Sorensen's.

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