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Private, Contemporary Kirkwood Ski House

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Last updated: 01/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kirkwood house description

We have a beautiful, contemporary mountain home located at the end of a very quiet and private cul-de-sac in the West Meadows neighborhood of Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Our 2000 sq. foot home is located on a large (1/3 acre), private lot below the Two Sentinels. We purchased the newly built house in 2000 and are making it available for rental for the first time. The house is bright and sunny with fantastic views of the Red Cliffs in the front, and the El Dorado National Forest in the back.

This is the perfect vacation house for families as well as couples who enjoy great outdoor activities but want all the comforts of home during their vacation.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 8 and has a two car garage. We have a snowplow service that clears the driveway of the 500 inches of snow Kirkwood averages per winter. Kirkwood’s free homeowner shuttle will pick you up in front of the house and take you to Timber Creek – a five minute drive from the house. When backcountry access is open advanced skiers can take chair 6, climb up behind Glove Rock and catch fresh powder all the way back to the house!

Our home has all of the amenities you need for a wonderful mountain vacation, including a fully equipped kitchen, high definition home theater with a 50 inch Samsung 1080p HD television, HD Tivo and Blu-ray, an indoor spa as well as a two car garage. A large DVD library is available, and guests can stream Netflix movies as well as stream movies from Amazon on Demand. The great room’s wood burning fireplace heats up the entire upper floor of the house.

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed with en-suite bathroom and television. Downstairs has a full bathroom, one guest room with a queen-sized bed, and one guest room with two twin beds. The sofa sleeper in the living room also converts to a full sized bed.

We have a front-loading washing machine and dryer, along with a multi-zone audio system for the house, high speed (6 Mbps) Internet and Wi-Fi. An additional TV is located in one of the downstairs guest rooms, along with a Boston Acoustics clock radio that works with iPhones and iPods.

Skiers will love the large garage with room for plenty of skis and boards, ski tuning table, and prime location in one of the finest ski resorts in the USA. The cross-country skiing meadow is a 5 minute walk from the house. Adventurous and physically fit guests can make use of our 4 sets of Atlas snowshoes to hike up to the Two Sentinels from our backyard.

In the summer and fall enjoy the incredible view of the Red Cliffs from the large deck outside of the front of the house. Great hiking trails are nearby, along with horseback riding at Kirkwood stables, fishing and boating at nearby Caples Lake and Silver Lake as well as the hundreds of small hike-in lakes in the area, or mountain biking the slopes of Kirkwood (lift accessed in the summer) or the world class trails of South Lake Tahoe (the trailhead for Toad’s Wild Ride is less than 1/2 hour away).

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • HD TV, HD Tivo, Blu-ray player, ski/snowboard tuning bench


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library


                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sledding

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ski-In:

                    Expert skiers can ski back to the house when Kirkwood out-of-bounds skiing is allowed. Go up chair 6, catch a high traverse into the Palisades, and keep on traversing. You'll eventually wind up in our backyard!...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Tennis


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove


                  • Catering Available
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator


                      • Deck / Patio

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Dec 19 - Apr 30, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $399 $525
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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                          • Cleaning fee $275
                          • Tax Rate 10%


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                          Last updated: 01/16/2015
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                          Backcountry skiing and snowshoeing


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: Kirkwood skier for 28 years. Kirkwood homeowner for 10 years. I enjoy downhill, cross-country and backcountry skiing, as well as snowshoeing in the winter. In the summer you'll find me riding my mountain bike or taking my kayak out on Silver and Caples Lakes. My day job is founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley tech startup.

                          Why the Owner Chose Kirkwood:
                          Kirkwood has the best snow, best conditions, best terrain, and least crowds of any ski resort in Tahoe. It's also fantastic in the summer for hiking, mountain biking and boating. It's the "Alta" of Tahoe. When we started to look at Kirkwood properties we discovered that most houses in the West Meadows do not have garages or driveways. Our house has a nice big driveway and two car garage! We also wanted a house that got morning sun, and our house is very bright and sunny. We also wanted a newer home with a clean, contemporary design. Finally, the indoor spa was the closer for us!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Our house is located at the end of a cul-de-sac in the West Meadows. So while it's only 5 minutes from the chairlifts, it's extremely quiet and private. Plus, you can go out in the backyard, put on snowshoes, and do a 3 hour roundtrip hike up to the Two Sentinels. While our house is not ski-out, it is ski-in. When backcountry access is open you can go up chair 6, hike up behind Glove Rock, and ski through fresh powder in the trees to the backyard of our house. Experts only though! And snowboarders don't have the edges to keep the high traverse up, so two plankers only. We bought the house new from a Kirkwood ski instructor who built it. It's an awesome house, and we've decided to let other people enjoy this season by renting it out on occasion when we're not using it.

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                          • Great Room

                            Great Room

                          • Full Kitchen

                            Full Kitchen

                          • Hd Home Theater

                            Hd Home Theater

                          • View of Backyard Sunset from Master Bedroom

                            View of Backyard Sunset from Master Bedroom

                          • Wildflowers on Devil's Corral in the Summer

                            Wildflowers on Devil's Corral in the Summer

                          • Experts Only!

                            Experts Only!

                          • Great mountain biking in the summer

                            Great mountain biking in the summer

                          • First snow on the Kirkwood Meadow in Fall

                            First snow on the Kirkwood Meadow in Fall

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • Downstairs Guest Room 1

                            Downstairs Guest Room 1

                          • Spa Room

                            Spa Room

                          • Great Skiing for Beginners to Pros!

                            Great Skiing for Beginners to Pros!

                          • Front Deck During Christmas

                            Front Deck During Christmas

                          • Guests are welcome, but not required to clear the deck of snow!

                            Guests are welcome, but not required to clear the deck of snow!

                          • Hope Valley in the Fall

                            Hope Valley in the Fall

                          • Kayaking on Caples Lake in the Summer

                            Kayaking on Caples Lake in the Summer

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                          Date last modified - Thursday, January 29, 2015

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
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                          • Calendar last updated: 01/16/2015
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                          Private, Contemporary Kirkwood Ski House

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