VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Stunning Upgrades!, Hot Tub, Charter Wifi, Location!

You sent a message to this manager.

Push button fireplace, 42' HDTV & stereo with IPOD dock.


Last updated: 12/22/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Heavenly Valley condo description

Welcome to the Ripke Condo in the absolute center of all SLT venues! We are your perfect
Heavenly ski condo!

We've lowered our rates for winter weekdays!
Email us for your special $120 p/n special weekday lodging rate for up to four guests. Lodging rates slightly higher for 5-8 guests. Please add tax & cleaning (excludes holidays).

Our condo is nestled among the pines inside Bavarian Village, South Lake Tahoe's friendliest condo complex. Less than one mile from both Heavenly California base lodges. Just blocks from the Ski Run Marina, restaurants, and a Safeway market. Less than one mile and minutes to the casinos. Just installed: Charter high-speed internet and phone. Enjoy incredible download speeds and free long-distance phone calls.

Perfect for your ski adventure or casino getaway.

Please check our availability calendar BEFORE you inquire. Two-night minimum stay. Please add tax, cleaning and management fees. No pets, please.


Just finished, our total living room REMODEL! Push-button fireplace features new stone with our 46' HD LCD TV mounted above. No more wood logs. New furniture and mood lighting. Media player with AM/FM radio and IPOD dock. New rustic queen sleeper and love seat. We now sleep 8 guests comfortably. All accented with new paint and lighting.

Community hot tub seats six, heated pool (Memorial thru Labor Day), and free Charter WIFI. Perfect for any getaway, ski trips, 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!

We are owners who never stop upgrading! 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 and enjoy being in the center of SLT while being away from the hustle and bustle of stateline.


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 Charter high-speed 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. Blu-Ray player. 25. Indiglo nite lites. 26. 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!


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Kids will love the barbecue and pool areas. Adjacent city park with outdoor equipment (in season). Table games located in hallway drawers....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • 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

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • 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

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom 2


          • Two full-baths. Master bedroom stand up shower, mid-bath features wrap-around vanity & bath tub/shower. Toiletries & linens provided. One hair dryer supplied in each bath....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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


              • Games:

                Assorted table games....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Charter Cable with 72 channels....moreless

              • Stereo:

                AM/FM shelf stereo w/CD player, IPOD dock....moreless

              • Television:

                (2) Toshiba 46' in the living room. 23' in the master bedroom....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Select library of DVDs....moreless


              • Budget
              • Family


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Master bedroom picture window view of Heavenly Ski area's 'Gunbarrel' main run. View to the left in window features pine forest/meadow....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Located in central laundry room adjacent to pool area. Coin operated, bring quarters...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    Gas log. Push-button start. Fan heats entire room with auto shut-off....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Forced air-all rooms...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Basic toiletries are also included such as hand soap. Bring your hair dryer along with your own shampoo....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    New queen sleeper sofa, love seat, recliner, and pine chair....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking directly in front of unit. ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Parking directly in front of your condo. In winter bring 'snow scrapers' for your car!...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Limited space on street....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    (2) Two telephones, one in master bedroom....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels and linens for up to 8 guests....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Located in central laundry room adjacent to pool area. Coin operated, bring change....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WIFI provided by Charter Cable. Available in the hot tub and pool area too!...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:


                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    From steak knives to measuring cups prepare all your meals in....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Full service for eight guests....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker (10-cup), 4-slice toaster, blender,electric can opener, and COMPLIMENTARY HOT CHOCOLATE!...moreless

                  • Microwave


                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Barbecue (shared) directly in front of condo....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Spacious heated pool with plenty of sun lounges and three large covered umbrella tables (May-September). Pool hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM....moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Year round next to pool area seats 6. Operates 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM....moreless



                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 22 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  New Years
                  Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  Winter 2015
                  Jan 4 - Apr 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  MLK Weekend
                  Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  President's Weekend
                  Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $790 $1,790
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning $110 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Processing $20 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 14.5%


                  PAYMENTS: The amount as shown to you on the “Reservation Details” page of your online reservation notated as “Total” will be charged to your credit card immediately upon completing the reservation.

                  A 50% deposit of your total rate is due at the time of booking.

                  All payments made by telephone or online must be either cash, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover credit card.  Sorry, other credit card

                  Please wait... Travel with confidence

                  Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Last updated: 12/22/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  • Harrah's Lake Tahoe

                  • Lake Tahoe

                  • Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

                    "Weddings, restaurant, world class 18-hole course"

                  • Ski Run Marina

                    "Rent boats, jet skis, beach or book a cruise on the Tahoe Queen paddle wheeler!"

                  • Heavenly Ski Resort

                  • Thomas F Regan Memorial City Beach

                    "Swimming, picnics, boat launch."

                  • Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort

                    "Skiing, snowboarding, lower lift ticket rates."

                  • Tahoe Rim Trail Association: Van Sickle State Park Trailhead

                    "Picnics, hike to above casinos. Spectacular views"

                  • Kirkwood

                    "Perfect for beginner skiing, and intermediate skiers. We learned to ski here. 45 minutes fro..."

                  • Lake Tahoe Pizza Company

                    "Just reopened. We love the pizza and salad bar. Where the locals go."

                  • Powerline Trail

                    "Little known hiking trail, except for locals. Take a right on Saddle Road, at the top of Ski..."

                  • Red Hut Cafe

                    "One of our favorite breakfast places. 1 1/2 blocks from our condo."

                  • Harveys Lake Tahoe

                    "Visit the "Improv" comedy show,after winning at the slots."

                  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill

                    "Family dining with a varied menu, great drinks, and desserts."

                  • Brewery at Lake Tahoe- Corporation

                    "Great menu, right around the corner from the Ripke Condo."

                  • Safeway

                    "Complete market and deli. With a Safeway card save on gas at the on-site station."

                  • Bijou Municipal Golf Course

                    "18-hole course comes with an incredible view."

                  • Heidi's Pancake House

                    "In our "Top Five" places for breakfast just blocks from our condo."

                  • Tep's Villa Roma

                    "Great Italian Food."

                  • Sierra Ski & Cycle Works

                    "Rent skis or bikes. Also excellent for bike repairs."

                  • CVS Pharmacy

                    "Fill your prescriptions here."

                  • Lakeview Sports Bike & Jet Ski Rental

                    "Rent skis or snowboards here."

                  • Lakeside Inn and Casino

                    "Where the locals go to play. Fantastic breakfast and dinner specials."

                  • MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

                    "Gaming, dining and entertainment"

                  • Tahoe Rim Trail Association: Kingsbury South Trailhead

                    "Secluded hiking trails, spectacular views!"

                  • Ernie's Coffee Shop

                    "Another favorite breakfast spot for locals and tourists alike. Recently Ernie's moved from t..."

                  • Heavenly Gondola at Lake Tahoe

                    "Ride to the top of Heavenly for spectacular views, skiing, and sledding."

                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Reno/Tahoe international
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Stateline casinos
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ski Run Marina
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bijou Municipal Golf Course
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Truckee, Ca.
                  300 Metres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy. 50
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Tep's Villa Roma
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Heavenly Valley
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Regan Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  The heart of South lake Tahoe features a 'world of activities' including bicycling, roller blading, gaming, skiing, hiking, swimming, boating, Heavenly Gondola/restaurant, even hot air ballooning at Lake Tahoe Balloons (we recommend it!)


                  Manager info

                  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.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the property manager

                  1 of 9


                  • Push button fireplace, 42' HDTV & stereo with IPOD dock.

                    Push button fireplace, 42' HDTV & stereo with IPOD dock.

                  • Bavarian Village is in the exact center of all SLT venues.

                    Bavarian Village is in the exact center of all SLT venues.

                  • Year Round hot tub seats six. Discuss you casino winnings here.

                    Year Round hot tub seats six. Discuss you casino winnings here.

                  • All the amenities you need!

                    All the amenities you need!

                  • Bar area with FREE WIFI.

                    Bar area with FREE WIFI.

                  • Free WIFI. Bring your lap top.

                    Free WIFI. Bring your lap top.

                  • Luxurious master king bed and new 23" LCD TV. Priceless view!

                    Luxurious master king bed and new 23" LCD TV. Priceless view!

                  • You'll love our wood-log lamps in every room!

                    You'll love our wood-log lamps in every room!

                  • Total master bath remodel.

                    Total master bath remodel.

                  • Comfy queens in bedrooms 2 & 3.

                    Comfy queens in bedrooms 2 & 3.

                  • Our condo is just over that hill one mile from both Heavenly bases!

                    Our condo is just over that hill one mile from both Heavenly bases!

                  • Spacious 20' by 50' pool operates
Memorial Day thru September.

                    Spacious 20' by 50' pool operates Memorial Day thru September.

                  • First snow usually falls in November.

                    First snow usually falls in November.

                  • New rustic 'mountain' queen sleeper sofa.

                    New rustic 'mountain' queen sleeper sofa.

                  • Newly remodeled, fully-equipped kitchen.

                    Newly remodeled, fully-equipped kitchen.

                  • Dine under our wood-log chandelier. Save $ by eating in.

                    Dine under our wood-log chandelier. Save $ by eating in.

                  • New 'antler' bar light.

                    New 'antler' bar light.

                  • Mid-bath remodel, with convenience shelf & indiglo nite light.

                    Mid-bath remodel, with convenience shelf & indiglo nite light.

                  • New 23" master bedroom LCD TV. Get your ski report as you awake.

                    New 23" master bedroom LCD TV. Get your ski report as you awake.

                  • Exclusive MB programmable security safe for your valuables.

                    Exclusive MB programmable security safe for your valuables.

                  • 'Heavenly' view from your master bedroom picture window.

                    'Heavenly' view from your master bedroom picture window.

                  • Homemade coat rack and free directions.

                    Homemade coat rack and free directions.

                  • Heavy snow means 'Heavenly' skiing!

                    Heavy snow means 'Heavenly' skiing!

                  • Less than one mile to world class gaming and entertainment.

                    Less than one mile to world class gaming and entertainment.

                  VRBO #14651

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2002.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                  $130 - $260 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Member since: 2002
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few hours
                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
                  Email manager
                  Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                  Get it now

                  Share this property via Email

                  Stunning Upgrades!, Hot Tub, Charter WIFI, Location!

                  South Lake Tahoe #14651

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.