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Luxurious Log Cabin Lodge Overlooking Lake Tahoe

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Property description

Nestled in a secret corner of Incline Village, Nevada - on Lake Tahoe's north shore - Tunnel Creek Lodge is a step back in time, yet with all of today's modern conveniences and amenities. This luxurious rustic-modern log home features a spacious 4,200 square feet, and sleeps up to 14, with six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Sitting on 3+ secluded acres, this private residence boasts panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, making it an ideal location for family reunions, corporate retreats, romantic get-aways, special events, weddings and more. Tunnel Creek Lodge's exclusive and private setting - hidden away from the general public behind gated access - have made it a favorite get-away for the rich and famous for years. Impeccably decorated, the rustic-modern decor of this private rental log home will make you feel like you stepped back in time to 100 years ago. Come experience the luxury - and history - of Tunnel Creek Lodge for yourself ...


Ideal for Weddings, Special Events: The vast views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding High Sierra set the stage for your next special event. From weddings, to anniversaries, fund-raisers and more, Tunnel Creek Lodge offers all the amenities you will need for a perfect day of celebration. The vast lawn to the south of the property can accommodate up to 200 and just above the Lodge to the east is a smaller grass setting wrapped with granite rocks and Lake views for a more intimate event. As a destination location, Tunnel Creek Lodge has all the connections you may need to complete your special day including catering, florists, wedding coordinators, bands/DJ's, photographers and more. Feel free to contact the owners for complete information and professional assistance.

A Mountain Bikers, Snowshoer's Paradise: The vast acreage surrounding Tunnel Creek Lodge is a virtual playground beckoning to be explored. Just a stone’s throw from your private luxury rental log home, the world famous Flume Trail takes you around the North Eastern 'rim' of Lake Tahoe where views are nothing short of spectacular. And mountain biking is just the beginning. Bike rentals, trail guides and endless local insight is available through the property owners and their local biking buddies.

There’s no question why Lake Tahoe has been known for centuries at “America’s Year-round Playground”. Lake Tahoe offers more indoor and outdoor recreation than any other destination in the country. With some of world's most beautiful golf courses, biking and hiking trails, boating, kayaking, miles of sandy beaches, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and 14 ski resorts, you'll want to save time for playtime.

Home, Home on the 'Ponderosa Ranch': A special feature about this Log Cabin is its connection to the internationally-famous Bonanza TV series. The property was part of the famous Ponderosa Ranch where Bonanza was filmed for many years and viewed by Cartwright fans from around the world. The views of Lake Tahoe remain just as breathtaking today as they have for years gone by.

While thousands passed through the nearby gates of the Ponderosa Ranch annually, few knew that behind a locked gate, just up the road, sat the private home Anderson carefully crafted to house his family. A few years later, his son chose to build his own luxury log cabin on a corner of the property with the most breathtaking Lake views. That home is now Tunnel Creek Lodge - and it available for you to enjoy, year-round. Today, it's one of the region's most exclusive locations for family reunions, anniversaries, corporate retreats and special events. For more information and party planning assistance, please contact us directly.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 6: 1 king

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  • Beautifully decorated with unique 'Old-World Teak' pieces, the bedrooms at Tunnel Creek Lodge are a masterful combination of comfort, functionality, ambiance and attention to detail. Guests can even set their room's temperature to their liking, as each room features its own hydronic thermostat, controlling just the temperature in that room. Combine that with abundant fresh mountain air, and you have the makings for a great - if not perfect - night's sleep....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Mr. Steam Shower...moreless

  • All of the bathrooms are perfectly appointed with classic lodge interior design elements that make you feel right at home....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    You'll find a few very interesting books about the history of the Lake Tahoe area here - perfect to curl up with anywhere on the property. Upstairs, a large collection of Louis Lamour books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD Players in Living and Media Rooms. ...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Billiards anyone?...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    Located in the upper loft area....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter High Definition Cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    In Media Room-also provides outdoor music for the upper and lower lawns, and the outdoor jacuzzi as well. another stereo is located at the upper loft, and serves that area, as well as the great room....moreless

  • Television:

    In 5 of the 6 bedrooms, as well as the Living Room, and Media Room....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    If you're seeking a private location with expansive views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra, you've found it! Whether you're lifting your head up off the pillow, soaking in the hot tub under the stars, enjoying the warmth of the Sierra sun, or tossing horseshoes until the sun sets, Tunnel Creek offers one of the most spectacular settings with Lake Tahoe as its backdrop....moreless

  • Monument View:

    A visit to Tunnel Creek Lodge is a step back into TV history, as a portion of the property was used in connection with the popular TV series Bonanza. Take a stroll by the famed horse corrals and old bunk house and it's easy to imagine Ben, Hoss, Adam, and Little Joe saddling up to their trusty steeds ......moreless

  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our large old world dining table with 'Family Style' seating easily seats 16 people!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Cool High Sierra breezes keep this home comfortable all summer long. Air conditioning is not needed....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Three brand new commercial dryers on site to handle large loads of laundry on a daily basis....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Available within the Garage...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    The fireplace in the Great Room (Living Room/Dining/Kitchen area) is great for a cozy get together for family and friends. Plenty of wood is supplied....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Plenty of room for cars, trucks, boats and more on this private 3 acres estate. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heating in the floors is far superior to homes with forced air heating - no dust/allergy issues!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Charter High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Home appointed with all the luxury linens one would expect from this upscale property....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking is available onsite - nine cars can fit on the driveway itself with the gates closed....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Unique to this property is an additional parking area that will accommodate approx. 75 vehicles within 1/8th of a mile. Shuttles are available upon request....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    All available on and off-site (close-by)...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Three brand new commercial washers on site to handle large loads of laundry on a daily basis....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi enabled...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Expansive, traditional rock wrapped fireplace complements the Living and Dining area for warm and inviting days and nights in the High Sierra....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    This destination location is ideal for special events - corporate retreats, family reunions, etc. ...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Subzero...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    As you would expect, this home comes complete with all of the modern gourmet appliances and equipment to feed a crowd or for fine dining for two! ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Subzero Refrigerator/Freezer with icemaker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf Gourmet Stove with grill and oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    At the bottom of our property Flume Trail Bikes operates bike rentals & shuttles to some of the most scenic trails to be found anywhere in the US. Come and ride the famous Marlette Flume Trail!...moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    This 3 acre estate has several patios to complement its extensive yard and trails. The spacious lawn can accommodate up to 49 guests for private events (occupancy limit). ...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    Come and play at either of Incline Village's two great courses - the Mountain and Championship course (Trent Jones designed course)....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent kayaks, canoes, and jet skis at Action Watersports (on the Hyatt Hotel's private beach), or go to Sand Harbor to rent as well....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Try your hand at horshoes at the rear of the upper lawn!...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Incline's own Diamond Peak is 5 minutes away, Mt. Rose is only 15 minutes away, and Northstar 20 minutes away. Heavenly, Alpine Meadows & Squaw are just 30-45 minutes away as well....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Make sure you make time to slip away under the stars an into true bliss in this over-sized tub that comes complete with incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding sierra. Seats 8!...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 29 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,000
$6,000
Peak Summer Season
Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,300
$7,800 $26,000
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 25 - Nov 29
5 night min stay
$1,000
Christmas Week
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,250
$7,500
New Year's Week
Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,350
$8,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$900
$5,400 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $650 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

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Location

Nestled in a secret corner of Incline Village, Nevada - on Lake Tahoe's north shore - Tunnel Creek Lodge is a step back in time, yet with all of today's modern conveniences and amenities. This luxurious rustic-modern log home features a spacious 4,200 square feet, and sleeps up to 14, with six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Sitting on 3+ secluded acres, this private residence boasts panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, making it an ideal location for family reunions, corporate retreats, romantic get-aways, and more.

Tunnel Creek Lodge's exclusive and private setting - hidden away from the general public behind gated access - have made it a favorite get-away for the rich and famous for years. Impeccably decorated, the rustic-modern decor of this private rental log home will make you feel like you stepped back in time to 100 years ago.

Come experience the luxury - and history - of Tunnel Creek Lodge for yourself ...

Other Activities: Tunnel Creek Lodge is adjacent to the Tahoe Rim Trail - world famous for mountain biking, hiking and snowshoeing

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: Craig & Liz Olson both grew up in Southern California - Craig, in the San Fernando Valley, and Liz, in Santa Clarita. Liz originally lived on her family's property in Agua Dulce, California, at Vasquez Rocks (now a County Park), where hundreds of films and TV shows have been shot for many years, including Bonanza, and Star Trek. You can ask Liz about her run-in with William Shatner, and how she inspired his love of horses, or about her role as a baby in the arms of Little Joe in old Bonanza episodes. Craig and Liz have been visiting and enjoying Lake Tahoe together since 1989, and have made Incline Village their permanent home in 2011. They love Lake Tahoe, and enjoy sharing it with others - Tunnel Creek Lodge is a perfect way to share the beauty of the Lake Tahoe area with friends, family, and other visitors.

Why Private Homes:
We loved the beauty of the original 5 acre parcel, with the old 'bunkhouse' (former Ponderosa Stables, and now Tunnel Creek Station) below, and the modern, yet rustic log cabin perched at the top of the hill, overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe and the mountains that surround it. As a mountain biker, Craig had passed the property countless times coming out of Nevada State Park after riding either the Rim or Flume Trail, and loved it being at the entrance to the park 'Just ride out of the driveway and onto the trail!'


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Photos

  • Welcome to the Tunnel Creek Lodge!

    Welcome to the Tunnel Creek Lodge!

  • Large rear deck from which to enjoy the beautiful Lake views.

    Large rear deck from which to enjoy the beautiful Lake views.

  • Just one on the many views of the Lake from our deck.

    Just one on the many views of the Lake from our deck.

  • This southwest facing porch sets the stage for spectacular sunsets.

    This southwest facing porch sets the stage for spectacular sunsets.

  • Great room view of dining & kitchen area, with loft above.

    Great room view of dining & kitchen area, with loft above.

  • Lake view from dining room table.

    Lake view from dining room table.

  • Each bedroom is well appointed with cozy linens and the comforts of home

    Each bedroom is well appointed with cozy linens and the comforts of home

  • The Family Room is ideal for parents with little ones, or just LOTS of kids!

    The Family Room is ideal for parents with little ones, or just LOTS of kids!

  • Lower level media room.

    Lower level media room.

  • Classic lodge interior design elements complement the home throughout.

    Classic lodge interior design elements complement the home throughout.

  • One of many private 'Zen-like' settings throughout the estate.

    One of many private 'Zen-like' settings throughout the estate.

  • What's missing from this picture?  You - and your family or friends!

    What's missing from this picture? You - and your family or friends!

  • Expansive views of Lake Tahoe & the High Sierra are just the beginning ...

    Expansive views of Lake Tahoe & the High Sierra are just the beginning ...

  • Come enjoy a true High Sierra retreat with total privacy & stunning views!

    Come enjoy a true High Sierra retreat with total privacy & stunning views!

  • Imagine yourself relaxing in the hammock with this incredible lake view!

    Imagine yourself relaxing in the hammock with this incredible lake view!

  • The Great Room offers plenty of room for families large and small.

    The Great Room offers plenty of room for families large and small.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with Wolf gourmet stove and Subzero refrigerator.

    Fully equipped kitchen with Wolf gourmet stove and Subzero refrigerator.

  • The main level master opens up with french doors, patio and expansive views.

    The main level master opens up with french doors, patio and expansive views.

  • Main level bedroom #2.

    Main level bedroom #2.

  • Sunny, lower level room w/ private patio & path up to panoramic lake view lawn.

    Sunny, lower level room w/ private patio & path up to panoramic lake view lawn.

  • The Play Room is one of several entertainment centers in the Lodge

    The Play Room is one of several entertainment centers in the Lodge

  • Evening view of lower yard area from deck.

    Evening view of lower yard area from deck.

  • This photo speaks for itself... hot tub anyone?

    This photo speaks for itself... hot tub anyone?

  • Partial view of Lake from the deck.

    Partial view of Lake from the deck.

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