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Luxurious Log Cabin Lodge Overlooking Lake Tahoe

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

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
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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.

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
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Mr. Steam Shower...moreless

          • 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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          • 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 afew very interesting books about the history of the Lake Tahoe area here - perfect to curl up with anywhere on the property....moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player:

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

          • Game Room
          • Games For Kids
          • Music Library
          • Pool Table:

            Located in the upper loft area....moreless

          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Charter 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

          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

          • Gas Fireplace
          • 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
          • Freezer
          • 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 and Oven...moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Barbecue
          • Beach Towels
          • Bicycles
          • Deck / Patio:

            This 3 acre estate has several patios to complement its extensive yard and trails. The spacious lawn can accommodate up to 200 for private events and there are several locations throughout the yard that come complete with outdoor outlets for electrical equipment, band, DJ, etc....moreless

          • Deck Furniture
          • Gated Community
          • Lawn / Garden:

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

          • Outdoor Furniture
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Patio
          • 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

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Thanksgiving Week
                  Nov 25 - Nov 29
                  5 night min stay
                  $1,000
                  Christmas Week
                  Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $1,200
                  $7,200
                  New Year's Week
                  Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $1,300
                  $7,800
                  Martin Luther King Weekend
                  Jan 16 - Jan 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,200
                  $6,300
                  President's Week
                  Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $1,300
                  $6,600
                  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
                  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

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                  • Cleaning Fee $650 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Tax Rate 13%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 10/21/2014
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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

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

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

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

                    This southwest facing porch sets the stage for spectacular sunsets.

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

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

                  • The Master opens up with French Doors, patio and expansive views.

                    The Master opens up with French Doors, patio and expansive views.

                  • 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

                  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  • 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!

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

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

                  • Classic lodge interior design elements complement the home throughout.

                    Classic lodge interior design elements complement the home throughout.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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                  6 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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                  6 BR  5 BA  Sleeps 14

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