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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 endless privacy This southwest facing porch sets the stage for spectacular sunsets The Great Room offers plenty of room for families large and small One of many private "Zen-like" settings throughout the estate. This photo speaks for itself... hot tub anyone? The Master opens up with French Doors, patio and expansive views The Family Room is ideal for parents with little ones, or just LOTS of kids! Each bedroom is well appointed with cozy linens and the comforts of home The Play Room is one of several entertainment centers in the Lodge Brides love this room that opens up to the ceremonial lake view lawn Classic lodge interior design elements complement the home throughout

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
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Private Homes lodge 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.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

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

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          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

          • Television:

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

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Charter Cable...moreless

          • VCR
          • Radio
          • 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

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player:

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

          • 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

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

            Located in the upper loft area....moreless

          • Video Library
          • Video Game Console
          • Video Games

          Theme

          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Spa
          • Adventure

          Attractions

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          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 and adventure activities

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

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining:

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

              • Dining Area

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

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

                  • Covered Parking:

                    Available within the Garage...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

                  • Telephone
                  • Heating:

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

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Home appointed with all the luxury linens one would expect from this upscale property....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
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi enabled...moreless

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Internet:

                    Charter High Speed Internet...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

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

                  • Clothes Dryer:

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

                  • 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

                  • Parking:

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

                  • Garage:

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

                  • Iron & Board

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

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

                      • 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

                      • Stove:

                        Wolf Gourmet Stove and Oven...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Subzero Refrigerator/Freezer with icemaker....moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Garbage Disposal
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Gated Community
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Bicycles
                      • Yard
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      • 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

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • 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
                      • Communal Pool
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • More than we could have hoped for, outstanding

                        More than we could have hoped for, outstanding

                        • Guest Bill & Nancy S.
                        • Date of stay 12/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/13/14
                        We, my family (12 adults and 5 children) stayed at Tunnel Creek for the Christmas holidays this year Dec 2013. Nothing on line can truly represent the lodge, its location, its condition, its grounds and the views. It is outstanding in every way. Above all the owner was there providing every thing we could want and more. It is extremely convent to all the great out door activities you could imagine, Biking, hiking, walking the beach, Skiing and of course relaxing after any of the activities in front of the fire or watching the sunset over the lake. we had a poor snow year, so only a little skiing but no one really missed it with all the other things to do. Can not recommend it enough. The family, especially the the grand kids, asked if we could not come here for all of January next year. Oh and the hot tub at night, looking at the lake , the lights and the stars was outstanding as well.

                        Manager response: Thanks for your wonderful comments, we're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we are always happy to help insure that you have everything you need to enjoy the Lodge, and Lake Tahoe while you are here. We hope to see all of you again soon!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Family Reunion

                        Family Reunion

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                        The view was breathtaking and the house was lovely and very comfortable. The stay was enjoyed by all 17 of us!!! The owner was very receptive to repairing the few things that were not working right.

                        Manager response: We're glad that you and your families enjoyed staying at Tunnel Creek Lodge for your family reunion, and we hope you will all come back to stay with us again. Although we perform a very detailed inspection of the complete property to make certain that we have all of the items our guests will need, and that everything is in good working order, sometimes things may break during a guests' stay. Being only five minutes away, we can usually solve any problem almost immediately. This is why we tell all of our guests "If you have a problem - call us immediately. The only time you will bother us is when you have a problem that needs to be addressed, and you don't call us!" Thanks again for your review!

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                      • Outstanding Lodge Accommodation in Lake Tahoe

                        Outstanding Lodge Accommodation in Lake Tahoe

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 08/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                        As we experienced Lake Tahoe from the Tunnel Creek Lodge, we realized that we had chosen an exquisite place to enjoy our family reunion. The interior design of the house enabled us to enjoy each others company in beautiful, comfortable surroundings. The exterior of the property afforded spectacular views of the lake and the mountains. We feel that we must return to this great place!

                        Manager response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope to have you return and visit us again!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Great View & Great Beds

                        Great View & Great Beds

                        • Guest John Z.
                        • Date of stay 02/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/25/13
                        Large log home with great views and 6 king size beds! Kitchen to cook or a caterers dream. As an avid watcher of the long running TV show "Bonanza" really got a kick out of the property location - Ponderosa Ranch! Had DVD set of the series to watch after skiing. Hot tub had view and WIFI worked great!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Great house with gorgeous lake view

                        Great house with gorgeous lake view

                        • Guest Jianhong W.
                        • Date of stay 12/23/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/29/13
                        We stayed at this house with four other families for four nights during the Christmas break. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We were all extremely impressed with the luxury of the house and the kids had so much fun with the pool table as well as the hot tub on the patio. The view of the Lake Tahoe from the patio was simply breathtaking. We would stay there again during the summer time.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                       

                      Special offer: Discounted Rent & Free Lift Tickets!

                      Save $150 off the regular daily rate, and receive up to 8 Adult All Day Lift Passes to Diamond Peak Ski Area!

                      Offer for: Apr 3, 2014 - Apr 17, 2014 View calendar

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $900
                      $5,425 $15,000
                      Peak Summer Season
                      Jun 15 - Sep 15
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,300
                      $7,700 $21,000
                      Thanksgiving Week
                      Nov 25 - Nov 29
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,000
                      Christmas Week
                      Dec 20 - Dec 27
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,200
                      $7,700

                      Discounts: 8 nights or more: $1,050 Nightly

                      New Year's Week
                      Dec 28 - Jan 4
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,300
                      $8,400

                      Discounts: 8 nights or more: $1,100 Nightly

                      Martin Luther King Weekend
                      Jan 18 - Jan 21
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,200

                      Discounts: 4 nights or more: $1,100 Nightly

                      President's Week
                      Feb 15 - Feb 24
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,300
                      $8,400

                      Discounts: 8 nights or more: $1,150 Nightly

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                      Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                      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

                      • Brides love this room that opens up to the ceremonial lake view lawn

                        Brides love this room that opens up to the ceremonial lake view lawn

                      • Come enjoy a true High Sierra retreat with endless privacy

                        Come enjoy a true High Sierra retreat with endless privacy

                      • 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

                      $900 - $1,300 per night (USD)
                      5

                      6 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

                      View calendar: Updated 04/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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