Sorensen’s Resort Draws in Reno Locals for a Quick Fall Getaway


Sorensen's Resort
Sorensen’s Resort

Fall is fleeting in the Sierra Nevada, but people travel from all around the world to visit Sorensen’s Resort and it’s just a quick one-hour drive from Reno. This all-season resort is home to unique hiking trails, cozy cabins, and endless outdoor adventures.

Co-owners John and Patty Brissenden, a husband and wife team, have owned the resort for over 36 years. They’ve built the perfect getaway experience, including the resort’s own ski trails, tours of the starry night sky, and creative workshops that are customized to each season. The lower September temperatures have ushered in the leaf peeping season in California, with fall about to kick into full swing. 

“People come from all over to disconnect from life’s busy-ness and reconnect to nature, especially during the fall. There are a lot of surprises in store for those who make the trip to Hope Valley,” said John. “The air is crisp, the sun casts a warm glow, and the aspens are turning a golden yellow.”

During autumn at Sorensen’s you can go check out their meadow, or explore the environs of Hope Valley with a seasonal stream that runs through the property.

The property holds various cabin options from log homes to cozy cottages. An on-site café is open every day for guests and visitors alike. It serves three meals daily, with specialties like house-made quiche, classic beef burgundy stew, grilled New York steak, and house-made desserts, complimented with a glass of wine from their selection of fine wines. 

“Stay for an overnight, so you can really see the best fall foliage in California before the winter months hit. Visitors will find enchantment and create their own adventures during a relaxing stay. We have really tried to embrace the true peacefulness of mountain living to make Sorensen’s a one-of-a-kind destination,” said Patty.

To learn more about Sorensen’s Resort and the property and all it offers, visit or call at 800-423-9949 to make reservations. 


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