Intriguing, captivating and timeless, the teepee-inspired Lodge design was conceived in 1923 by the enduringly brilliant Frank Lloyd Wright and built in the heart of the Lost Sierra in 2001. Wright’s exquisite design includes the distinctive façade that houses a towering four-sided fireplace and the soaring ceiling with stained glass windows and decorative friezes of abstract Indian motifs. Picture windows on three sides of the octagonal room pull in the grandness of the Sierra from without to become the world within.
As America’s preeminent architect, Frank Lloyd Wright is commissioned to design a centerpiece building for a country club in Madison, Wisconsin. The design never is built, but his plans live on to be built at Nakoma in the Lost Sierra.
Solomon R. Guggenheim reaches out to Frank Lloyd Wright to build a “a temple of spirit, a monument” in New York City to house his art collection. The Guggenheim Mueseum opens to the public in 1959.
The American Institute of Architects confers its highest award to Frank Lloyd Wright for his significant body of work, recognizing him as the “greatest American architect of all time.”
Seventy-seven years after Frank Lloyd Wright submits the design of a clubhouse for a Wisconsin country club that never gets built, the 24,000-sqf building is brought to life by Nakoma Resort’s original developers and opens in Plumas County in 2001. The building is a certified Wright structure by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
With a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright, the 24,000-sqf, 42-room Inn at Nakoma is completed in the summer of 2015 by the new owners of Nakoma Resort. The Inn is the first new lodging development to open in Plumas County in decades.
Taking cues from Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs, Nakoma opens Altitude, a soaring, light-filled 14,000-sqf recreation center. Altitude offers property owners and resort guests a heated outdoor pool and spa, children’s room, climbing wall, fitness center, 20-seat movie theater, teen center with gaming tables and video games, and the Middle Fork Bistro + Bar.