Then & Now
The beautiful property that The HideOut is located on was purchased by the Hoovers in 1998. Prior to that it was owned by an old logging family and never logged. Then the transformation began. Clearing the meadows, creating new roads, finding a way to build their dream to fit the landscape that appeared as the trees were cleared & the lake became the focal point. As the land opened up, the landscape defined what and where they would build the now existing buildings. The Hoovers, led by Tom & BJ would go on to create this magical location that looks like it came straight out of an old western movie or a fairy tale story.
Built by Tom, BJ and their two sons Dusty and Josh using hand-peeled logs from the property, the beautiful architecture is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest, green open meadows, rivers, streams, a private lake and granite mountain tops.
The Hoovers, along with help fell the trees that now make up the main lodge. They milled as much as possible from wood on site to use for siding, trim, doors, the bar in the saloon and much more. It took about 8 years to get the lodge and saloon livable, only able to work during the summer to convert the overgrown property into a magnificent landscape with the hot tub built into the rocks overlooking the lake. Since then The HideOut continues to transform its landscape each year, always trying to maximize the already natural beauty that embraces this stunning location while conituing to maintain that “wow” factor. When you want the truly unique and one of a kind look no further than the middle of the woods. When you want full seclusion and no interruptions look no further than The HideOut. With no curfew and limited restrictions you can truly have the wedding of your dreams, YOUR WAY!
The main lodge, a 5,000 sq ft. masterpiece, has 5 bedroom suites, two kitchens and decks that sit right on the water. Behind it, the Saloon serves as the entertainment center with pool table & its old-western style bar on the main floor and additional sleeping quarters upstairs. Other onsite amenities include the Dance Hall, Hot Tub, Bunk House, multiple wedding site locations, Reception area and onsite camping included with your wedding rental. With 40 acres of pristine mountain landscape at your fingertips, you’re free to design the wedding of your dreams and hold it all in one extraordinary setting.
Located 12 miles south of Kirkwood Ski Resort on Hwy 88 and close to the towns of the MotherLode and Lake Tahoe, it’s the perfect place when you want the very best!