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Blue Lake Casino and Hotel

Going green at Blue Lake

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posted July 21, 2019

Located just east of Arcata and minutes from the Pacific Ocean in northern California, the Blue Lake Casino & Hotel offers exciting entertainment, gaming and unique restaurant options, all while remaining environmentally friendly.

The property is also situated near the mountains, so it’s an ideal spot to stay and play before diving into a coastal adventure or a scenic mountain journey. The spacious rooms open up to views of the Mad River Valley and its infinite forest of beautiful redwoods. Hotel amenities include an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, luxurious pillowtop mattresses, roomy bathrooms with shower and tub, free Wi-Fi, and HDTV services with more than 60 channels.

It’s designed for a boutique hotel experience, with four eateries, including Alice’s, a fine-dining establishment serving classic Americana; Sushi Blue, a fusion sushi spot; Wave, offering pub fare and 24 beers on tap; and Lily Pad, a casual Tex-Mex restaurant.

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel is home to lively entertainment and a variety of ever-changing expos. It hosts free live music every Friday and Saturday; everything from bluegrass to rock in its Sapphire Palace; and many outdoor festivals.

And in an effort to reduce the business’s carbon footprint, the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is embracing green innovation within the restaurants, the hotel, the casino, the fuel station, mini-mart and its other facilities. They’ve switched from plastic to paper, changed from fossil fuels and conventional energy to biodiesel and renewables, made energy-efficient upgrades and enhanced recycling efforts.

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