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Heavenly Valley condo description
Welcome to the Ripke Condo in the center of all SLT venues! Our condo is nestled among the pines inside Bavarian Village, South Lake Tahoe's friendliest condo complex. Five blocks from the Lake, Ski Run Marina, shopping, restaurants, and a Safeway market. 3/4 mile and MINUTES to Heavenly tram and California base!
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$130-$140 p/n (depending on the number of guests), plus tax, cleaning and management fees. Weekday rates as low as $115 p/n! Email us for your special internet rate or make us an offer.
WE ARE YOUR PERFECT HEAVENLY SKI CONDO. LESS THAN ONE MILE FROM BOTH HEAVENLY BASES! BOOK YOUR WINTER DATES NOW TO GET THE DATES YOU WANT.
Just finished. Our new living room REMODEL! Our fireplace now features new stone and a push button fireplace!. No more wood logs. New furniture and lighting add to the ambiance. Media player with IPOD dock. We replaced our couches with a new rustic queen sleeper and love seat. We now can sleep 8 guests comfortably. Finally, we accented all of it with new paint and lighting. Our latest upgrades bring stunning new ambiance and warmth to our condo.
Hot tub seating six, and free WIFI. Perfect for fall getaways, weekend casino visits, family reunions, weddings, honeymoons, and extended stays (up to 30 days). All of this at a rate that offsets the price of getting here!
Unmatched amenities at an affordable price. Why stay in a stuffy hotel room when you can have all the comforts of home in a resort setting? Save $ by cooking some of your meals in. The Ripke Condo features 20 years of 'personal owner touches' and upgrades.
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Here are 50 reasons you will love the Ripke Condo:
1. Our complete master bath remodel is done and our new MB now looks like 'The Hilton'. 2. Forced air heat throughout. 3. New plush towels and linens. 4. Free WIFI. Bring your laptop! 5. New dining and bar area tile and pine paneling. 6. One mile to casinos and both Heavenly California ski bases. 7. Fourteen major ski areas within a 50-minute drive. 8. Minutes from hiking trails. 9. Year round hot tub seats 6. 10. Large heated pool (in season). 11. On-site laundry room. 12. 'Rustic Life' wood log table lamps. 13. New 42' living room TV. 14. Forced air natural gas heat. 15. Gas starting wood-log fireplace. 16. Newly remodeled kitchen. 17. Separate dining area & bar seats up to six. 18. Newly remodeled middle bath. 19. Charming wood-log chair . 20. Hand made coat racks. 21. New ultra comfortable Serta king mattress in MB. 22. Two blocks from Bijou Municipal Golf Course. 23. Table games. 24. VCR/DVD and CD/stereo. 25. Indiglo nite lites. 26. New programmable hotel security safe in MB for storing your valuables. 27. Casino shuttles. 28. VISA, MC, AE, DISC cards accepted. 29.'AAA-rated'. 30. Three blocks from Safeway market, restaurants and shopping. 31. Bike path at entrance. 32. Two blocks from bike and ski rentals at “Sierra Ski & Cycle” on Hwy. 50. 33. Parking directly in front of your condo. 34. Complimentary hot chocolate. 35. Fully-equipped kitchen. 36. Hand and shampoo soap provided. 37. New master bedroom 23” LCD TV. 38. 72 cable channels. 39. Framed cable channel guides. 40. High chair for our smaller guests. 41. Luggage stands in every bedroom. 42.”Indiglo” nite lights & glo switches throughout. 43. Two direct dial phones. 44. Playground next door for the kids (in season). 45. Barbecue and picnic table in front of condo. 46. Incredible view of “Gunbarrel” main ski run at Heavenly from your MB window. 47. “Low price guarantee” from owner on your rate. 48. Great for weddings, honeymoons, reunions and weekend getaways (friends can rent adjacent units). 49. Late check-out can be arranged. 50. “Tahoe Tips” newsletter from owner after you book. READ ON FOR EVEN MORE!
Relax in our spacious living room with southwestern corner sofa, recliner and charming antique rocker. Enjoy our 72 cable channels (WC/CNN/Fox Sports Net). New DVD/VCR combo, plus stereo/CD player. Dining area under our new wood log chandelier seats six. Surf the net on your laptop at our adjacent bar area which seats three more on fully-backed seats. Newly remodeled kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, toaster-oven, and blender. You will love our pine log table lamps in the living room and bedrooms 2 and 3 and new 'Tahoe view' framed photos. Enter your comments in our in-unit guest book featuring lake activities and dining guide.
Call Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways ASAP to book your stay by calling the toll-free number at top-right!
- On floor 2
- 1200 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Pets Not Allowed:
Our condo features 20 years of upgrades. We strive to keep it that way. Due to the potential for damage to to our condo and imposing on guests in adjacent units we suggest you leave your pet at home....moreless
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1) Enjoy your wall-mounted MB 23' TV from your king bed. Get the weather report as soon as you wake up each morning.......or simply look out our MB picture window!, Queen size Beds (2) Two new queen beds with new natural pine headboards and night stands, clothing valets, and clock radios....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Child's Highchair
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Fireplace (glass enclosure), 2 phones, fully equipped kitchen, high chair, toaster, toaster-oven, blender, cooking utensils, kitchen condiments & linens provided, iron, ironing board, washer & dryer (shared in complex laundry room), picnic table & charcoal grill (in front), playground/park ADJACENT, discounted dining and activity tickets, casino/ski shuttles, Sierra Ski & Cycle Works 2 blocks west on Hwy, 50 for bike and ski rentals, Safeway market two blocks & around the corner...moreless
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Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Roller Blading
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
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This is a great place to stay, and the price is very reasonable. We took our children on family vacation and stayed at the Ripke condo. The location, ammenities, decor, and new updates to the condo make it perfect for a couple to get away, or a family vacation. We want to go back and plan far enough in advance to take advantage of this place again.
- Guest S. Pennington (Earlsboro, OK)
- Date of stay 07/01/06
- Review Submitted 07/18/06
Clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced
Clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced
My friends and I had a pleasant stay. The unit was clean and comfortable. A few things we liked: - comfortable living room, perfect for unwinding after an exhausting day of skiing; the fireplace and large TV add a nice touch. - reasonably priced - reasonably equipped kitchen There are just a few things I’d recommend to the owners to improve the guest experience: 1. Improve the Internet speed. These days, everyone expects reasonable network speed for their laptops and mobile phones. Some of my friends couldn’t even get on the network, likely because there were too many connections. For the geeks: 385ms latency and 0.7Mbs download speed! Loading YouTube videos resulted in an error. Oh, and the network doesn’t even work in the back bedroom (there’s a sign that says “network works best in the front of the unit.” 2. Provide soap and shampoo in the bathrooms. I’m lucky that one of my friends brought an extra emergency soap and shampoo from a previous hotel stay. 3. Use brighter light bulbs in bedrooms. Felt really dark and dreary.
- Guest Jeremy J. (San Francisco, California)
- Date of stay 01/31/14
- Review Submitted 02/02/14
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Manager response: We have been working with our HOA to upgrade our Charter internet service for the last two years. Our HOA has been slow in responding as far as negotiating a bulk rate for broadband service. Our management agency, Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways provides toiletries (soaps and shampoo) for our guests. We'll immediately get in touch with them to find out why they were not provided with your stay. Each bedroom has a table lamp on each night stand (master has two), and brushed nickel wall sconces. So, each bedroom has at least two light sources (75 watt bulbs each wall sconce). We'll check our bedroom lighting next time we are in the condo.
Great weekend getaway!
Great weekend getaway!
This cabin is perfect for a weekend getaway with friends and family. The spacious rooms provide a comfortable environment for everyone. The cabin is fully equipt with cooking necessities making it easy to cook in rather than going out. Also being down the road from the Safeway is very convenient. There is a park near the cabin and it made it easier to play in the snow. Overall a great place and I'd stay there again!
- Guest Erica
- Date of stay 01/10/14
- Review Submitted 01/21/14
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
PERFECT PLACE for young families! Traveling with a 19 month old is difficult. This Condo made it so much easier! Condo is stocked with everything you need, just like a hotel! Towels are laid out on each bed on your arrival. Kitchen has some basic staple items, and everything you need to cook with! Hairdryer, towels, blankets, even lawn chairs are available. There is a HUGE playground within a 5 minute walk. The pool is heated, hot tub is nice. The area is well kept, and we saw maintenance people at the pool everyday doing upkeep. Wi Fi is good, sometimes a little spotty, but for the most part fine. DVD player for your videos is easy to work. The owner is awesome! Even arranged for a late check out so my little girl could get her nap in before we left so my whole day wasn't ruined! Extremely conveniently located.... safeway 3 minute drive, casinos and restaurants about 5 minutes. We come to Lake Tahoe every year for a hockey tournament, and will be sure to try and rent this condo again!
- Guest kara r. (sacramento, ca)
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Manager response: Dear Kara.......We appreciate your kind words. I thank our property manager, Michelle Benedict, at Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways, who worked with me to arrange your later check-out time! We are so pleased to see comments that justify all of our "owner upgrades" and care. You won't get that staying in a hotel room!
Beautiful View / Central Location / CLEAN
Beautiful View / Central Location / CLEAN
This Condo was fabulous! Not only was it a short drive anywhere in Tahoe, but we were able to walk to dinner & the lake! The view's from the Master & second bedroom were GORGEOUS! The breeze at night, being on the second floor was perfect to leave our windows open, waking up to fresh mountain air was delightful! Very well maintained, cared for home - we will definitely be back. (TV was fuzzy when we arrived, Greg - the owner was super responsive, and Bruce - the technician, was fast and very friendly) Cards on the patio w/morning coffee awesome! iPod stereo, baking cookies, refreshing pool, my teenagers enjoyed themselves very much as well.
- Guest amanda&family (Salida, CA)
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Loved it - great location near everything but still felt peaceful and serene. Had everything my family of 5 needed to be comfortable.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 06/12/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Solid affordable choice for ski vacation condo
Solid affordable choice for ski vacation condo
Clean, well stocked, good location. Owner is helpful and responds quickly. Two bathrooms are key when on ski trip! Good water pressure, nice upgraded bathrooms, kitchen is well stocked, living room is comfortable, and big enough for everyone to relax in. Don't be fooled by the outside of the buildings, the area seems a little ghetto but that is how most of south lake looks. Inside is nice. It's not fancy but fits all your needs. Price is right!! The hot tub was was super foamy, like a bubble bath, when we were there(not sure if some kids soaped it or if they forgot the anti foam) so I can't comment on it. Wifi is slow but useable, don't plan on streaming Netflix or pandora etc. but fine for checking the ski reports weather etc. was nice to have a tv in master bedroom. Plenty of Linens and towels and extra blankets. Walls are thin, bring earplugs if u have a snorer in your group!
- Guest Cap'n vacation (Usa)
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Manager response: Thanks for the positive comments on our condo. We are up twice a year to restock and clean and we think all of our upgrades have many guests coming back for future stays. Our upgrades for 2013 will include redoing our fireplace stone and moving our 46" HDTV above the new fireplace mantel. We are also replacing our sofa with a new queen sleeper and comfortable love seat. We have this to say on your remarks about South Lake Tahoe, being a "little ghetto". We love riding our bikes all over the south shore in the summer. The area varies, as some homes were built before the city enforced building codes. We think the city of SLT has a wonderful collection of log homes and updated vacation homes. On our way to Pope Beach during warm summer months we have never considered the South Shore to be a "little ghetto". I guess it depends on where you ride. You can ride from friendly Bavarian Village, through Meadow Woods, and then west through the Tahoe Keys with it's million dollar homes and their own boat docks. You will find more apartment buildings the closer you get to the casinos. We think South Lake Tahoe and Bavarian Village, with it's central location, offers all the comforts of home in a safe and clean mountain setting. The owners
A cozy place to stay!
A cozy place to stay!
Our group really enjoyed our short stay here. It's clean, organized, and cozy. The location is very close to downtown, the lake, the gandola...It would be perfect if the heater was more quiet. Overall, this condo is definitely worth the price we paid!
- Guest Grace (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 11/25/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Manager response: Dear Grace; Thank-you for your review on our condo! We will certainly check into installing a quieter heater fan the next time our heater needs service. Our forced heat does have to reach into the three rear bedrooms. With the three bedrooms doors CLOSED through the night, we have found our MB is so quiet you can hear a "pin drop". Again, thanks for your comments, --Greg
Nice condo close to Heavenly
Nice condo close to Heavenly
We really enjoyed our stay here for a week. The condo is comfortable and was a good size given that we had five people here for the week. It's also conveniently located near Heavenly and basically all of South Lake Tahoe. The minor complaints we had were that the internet was very poor and didn't work most of the time and the hot tub was also a bit far from the condo, although it was so warm the week we were there that it wasn't a problem to jog there and back. All things considered, it was a great week except for the general lack of snow that Tahoe has had this year!
- Guest Ryan H.
- Date of stay 12/23/11
- Review Submitted 12/31/11
We had a wonderful time at this condo. It was spacious & very comfortable. The view from the master bedroom was beautiful. The kitchen was stocked with about everything you need. (The potholders were ready for replacement though-very greasy.) It was quiet most of the time. We enjoyed the wi-fi too. Overall, we definitely plan on paying a return visit. We will recommend this property to friends & relatives.
- Guest Ed & Debbie (North Richland Hills, TX)
- Date of stay 07/19/11
- Review Submitted 07/25/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Apr 14-Jun 12, Sep 13-Dec 1 $79-$109/night, $590/week 2-night minimum stay. Jun 13-Sep 12, Dec 1-Apr 13* $130-$145/night,$790-$890/week,7th night free! All other holiday weekends $130-$160 p/n 3-night minimum stay. *Christmas/New Year's Dec 20-26 $190 p/n, Dec 27-Jan 2 $250 p/n 5-night min. stay. Add estimated 15% SLT city tax, $110 cleaning fee and Pinnacle management fees*. *OPTIONAL $49 damage waiver OR REFUNDABLE security deposit of $300 or $500 Condo sleeps a MAXIMUM of EIGHT GUESTS. NO PETS PLEASE! Rates subject to change without notice. City of SLT vacation permit #102666
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- Nearest Airport: Reno/Tahoe international at 50 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Ski Run Marina at 500 Metres
- Nearest Train: Truckee, Ca. at 45 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy. 50 at 300 Metres
- Nearest Beach: Regan Beach at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Stateline casinos at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Heavenly Valley at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Bijou Municipal Golf Course at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Tep's Villa Roma at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 1993
About: My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Tahoe in 1974 and we started renting homes in summer and winter. We soon realized it was time for us to purchase our own vacation home in the area we have made our second home. In 1978 we purchased an A-frame cabin and traded it in for a condo in Bavarian Village 1993. We have put our 'heart and soul' into making the Ripke Condo just like home. You will love our extra features like our 'cool' nite lights, small hooks for hanging your car keys, and a convenient dining table TV remote. We even installed an emergency 'power failure' light you will see above the hallway entrance. Latest addition is our hotel 'security safe' found in our MB for storing your valuables. Our valet clothing stands in each bedroom are also convenient for your wardrobe selection. Enjoy our complimentary hot chocolate as you sit by the fire in our spacious living room. We are in our condo at least twice per year to make sure you enjoy your stay as much as we do. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to make the Ripke Condo even better.
Why Heavenly Valley:
We wanted to be close to all area attractions yet we wanted to feel like we were not stuck in a casino hotel room. Our condo in Bavarian Village is just blocks from highway 50 and Ski Run Blvd. and one mile from the casinos and Heavenly skiing. We are also on flat ground and the South Lake Tahoe bike path runs right by the complex entrance. We enjoy riding our bikes to breakfast at our favorite local restaurants. We boast a rental agency that looks after our condo. We love our location in the middle of a grove of pine trees and love to look up at them while we are enjoying the pool or soaking in the hot tub. We also love to serve dinner outside on our balcony so we can smell the pine-scented fresh air and listen to the call of the Blue Jays. In winter save yourself the drive and catch the Heavenly Shuttle at the complex entrance.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our MB window view of Heavenly is breathtaking! We are only one of only two condos that have a large picture window in our MB! We also take pride in our three room remodels, kitchen, and both baths. Our condo features pine cabinets trimmed in forest green. We placed a dining table out on our balcony and enjoy some of our meals outside during warm summer nights. When the weather turns cold we have plenty of table games or enjoy movies on our 46' HD TV. For longer stays the on-site laundry really comes in handy. Unique to Bavarian Village is their wonderful, spacious heated pool (in season) and 8-person, year round hot tub. Relax and look up in into the blue skies framed by tall green pines. You can't do that at stateline where you're stuck in a hotel room fighting the crowds. Our fully-furnished kitchen is perfect for eating in or preparing snacks for day trips.
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Push button fireplace, 42' HDTV & stereo with IPOD dock.
Bavarian Village is in the exact center of all SLT venues.
Year Round hot tub seats six. Discuss you casino winnings here.
All the amenities you need!
Bar area with FREE WIFI.
Free WIFI. Bring your lap top.
Luxurious master king bed and new 23" LCD TV. Priceless view!
You'll love our wood-log lamps in every room!
Total master bath remodel.
Comfy queens in bedrooms 2 & 3.
Our condo is just over that hill one mile from both Heavenly bases!
Spacious 20' by 50' pool operates Memorial Day thru September.
First snow usually falls in November.
New rustic 'mountain' queen sleeper sofa.
Newly remodeled, fully-equipped kitchen.
Dine under our wood-log chandelier. Save $ by eating in.
New 'antler' bar light.
Mid-bath remodel, with convenience shelf & indiglo nite light.
New 23" master bedroom LCD TV. Get your ski report as you awake.
Exclusive MB programmable security safe for your valuables.
'Heavenly' view from your master bedroom picture window.
Homemade coat rack and free directions.
Heavy snow means 'Heavenly' skiing!
Less than one mile to world class gaming and entertainment.
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