Viewing posts from: March 2010

Healthy, Flavorful Meals, you Choose Low Calorie or Splurge

by stanfordsierra

03 30, 2010 | Posted in Dining | 0 comments

In the dining room at breakfast, lunch or dinner you can choose a low calorie, low fat, vegetarian meal or a higher fat version with meat.  Chef Dave Dennis and his staff strive to provide meals that suit each guests' dietary needs and desires. For all three meal plans, A, B and C, breakfast and lunch are served buffet style with a plentiful selection of hot and cold items.   On the breakfast hot cart expect to see a breakfast meat, country style potatoes or hash browns, scrambled or maybe hard boiled eggs plus eggs scrambled with assorted vegetables and cheese or eggs benedict (we call these "party eggs"), hot cereal such as oatmeal or cream of wheat, and pancakes, French toast or Belgian waffles.  On the cold buffet, choose from plain and flavored yogurt, assorted nuts, our own fresh made, vegan granola, a fresh assortment of seasonal fruit and cereals ranging from Frosted Flakes to Grape Nuts. At lunch you again have a wide array of hot and cold items to choose from to assemble your meal.  You could keep it simple with soup and salad, maybe add some freshly made hummus?  Lunch usually has a theme, maybe Mexican with hot entrees like chicken enchiladas with green chili sauce or grilled tofu and vegetable burritos. Lunch almost always includes our sandwich bar where you can build your own Dagwood special with meats, cheese, veggies and spreads on a selection of breads.  Before your build your lunch, scope out dessert to decide if you need to save room.  Dessert might be build your own sundae bar or fresh baked macaroons dipped in chocolate.  If you want a healthier option, fresh fruit is always available.

The lunchtime sandwich bar

Dinner is where the meals plans diverge.  All dinners include soup and salad, then with A meal, we will serve your dinner and you will choose from three entrees such as mesquite grilled wild Alaskan salmon with lemon, white wine and fried leeks or beef tenderloin stuffed with pine nuts, capers, prociutto and mozzarella or leek, artichoke and spinach lasagne with sauce Bechamel, tomatoes and fresh basil.

Grilled salmon entree with salad and dessert

With B meal plan, we will serve your dinner tableside and you choose from two entrees such as roasted prime rib with au jus and horseradish or crusted filet of mahi on jasmine rice with banana curry sauce.  C meal plan entree choices are similar to B plan, but served on the buffet.  As with lunch, be sure to check the dessert selection to save room if necessary.  A delicious treat like lemon curd tart or a chocolate eclair baked fresh by our Swiss pastry chef, Kurt is the perfect way to end your meal!

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Excellent Value for Your Midweek Spring Meeting

by stanfordsierra

03 15, 2010 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 comments

As spring approaches, we are offering discounted rates for our available midweek dates.  Your meeting attendees can relax together  and get to know each other better in front of the fireplace in the Old Lodge or Stanford Room or over a meal in the dining room.

Relaxing after a delicious meal in the dining room

Our spring sale price for our all-inclusive package starts at $123 per person, per day for shared lodging, three meals, meeting room with A/V equipment, two coffee breaks and recreation.

Meeting in the Cathedral Room

The Cathedral room is our most popular meeting room with a newly-remodeled rock fireplace and natural light with a view of Fallen Leaf Lake.

Relaxing on the Fountain deck

Weather permitting, coffee breaks are held outside on the Fountain deck and include coffee, tea, whole fruit, baked goods and water.

Row your boat on Fallen Leaf Lake

Be sure to schedule free time for your group to use our boat dock with rowboats, kayaks, peddle boats and sailboats.  The boat dock plus tennis, volleyball, horseshoes and basketball are all included in your meeting package! See if our available dates fit your schedule for your spring retreat.

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Winter Scenes from Stanford Sierra Camp

by stanfordsierra

03 08, 2010 | Posted in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Only a few of us have access past the locked gate on Fallen Leaf Road, so I wanted to share more beautiful photos taken this winter by Brian McClintock.

Fallen Leaf Lake

Fallen Leaf Lake provides breathtaking views anytime of year.

Winter work at Camp

Jason spent most of this winter inside painting Camp's 52 cabins and 12 lodge rooms.  Shoveling snow was probably a welcome change!

Camp's resident river otters

Jason was lucky enough to snap this photo of two river otters who have frequented Camp this winter.  The pair have been pretty shy, but if we get some better pictures we will share.

Into Desolation Wilderness

Whenever you visit, chances are you will experience beautiful blue skies, bright sunshine and fresh mountain air.  Weather is turning spring-like and the snow is melting fast.  Give us a call or send an email to schedule your spring retreat in our beautiful lakefront setting.

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Wanna Ski Like Lindsay?

by stanfordsierra

03 02, 2010 | Posted in Recreation | 0 comments

Did Lindsay Vonn and her fellow Olympic skiers pique your interest to get out for some winter fun?  Then come on up to Tahoe!  Stanford Sierra Conference Center is closed for the winter, but our sister property, the Stanford Alpine Chalet in Tahoe City, is hopping busy with skiers and snowboarders.  The Chalet has 14 comfortable rooms and is the closest you can sleep (in a bed) to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.

The view of Alpine Meadows from the Chalet

Wake up at the Chalet to chef Ron's delicious, hot, cooked-to-order breakfast to fuel your mountain adventure.  Make sure those skis are waxed and edges sharpened, then take the 5-minute shuttle ride to fresh air, sunshine and fun on Alpine's trails.  Warm up  on the smoothly groomed slopes, then head for the NASTAR  course, and run those gates like Lindsay! (hopefully without the spills)  When your legs have turned to rubber, head back to the Chalet for a soak in the hot tub and relive your best turns with your front row view of the mountain.

Hot tubbing at the Chalet

Midweek is the best time for a ski getaway to the Chalet with no crowds and plenty of deals.   Call Geoff or Dusty at 530-583-1550 or email chalet@stanford.edu and ask about the chalet's excellent midweek package including Alpine Meadows lift tickets.  Think snow, don't forget the sunscreen, and visualize those turns like gold medal winner Lindsay Vonn!

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