Village at Squaw Valley, 1 Bed, 1 Bath. Quiet,Cozy,Convenient!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley) apartment description
The ideal location to ski Squaw is in the village at Squaw. The village has ambience, amenities, is somewhere to shelter you from the elements. Zero driving time means more ski time.
Your ski pass includes Alpine Meadows too. Alpine is more family oriented and is a less intense resort than Squaw. Linked to Squaw with shuttles, but it is easier to drive around (10-15 minutes.
You are living on the slopes. So you can get up the mountains fast. Ahead of people who drive in and have to park. You may get more powder snow if first tracks is your thing.
Squaw has many high speed lifts. Lines are only a problem on holidays. But even then you can start early, rest mid morning and ski again over lunch to avoid the crowds.
You can rest more. I used to be a ski guide in the French alps. Best run is usually second one after a rest in the early afternoon. Snow is soft, sun is out. Long live the fair weathered skier. If the weather gets bad, you are near home to shelter. Cooking for yourself is always healthier than eating out, and the condo is well equipped to do this. I like the Chinese food at Gold Coast. $10 is a deal for a large bowl of stir fry.
There are great jaccuzzis in the building. There is the Trilogy spa if you need a massage.
IN THE MORNING
Carry your skis 100 yards to a ski lift. KT22 express (advanced) , Red Dog (moderate) or aerial tramway (beginners). You can come back for lunch. California has the most spring (fair weather) skiing I have found. After all it is a semi desert. Cold nights watch ice early mornings, start later or get up high where less ice forms. It is often warm late mornings. So layer, take a back pack, or head back to the condo to decoat.
BACK TO THE CONDO
You are paying to use the condo. So use it. Come back and forth a lot. Pop out to the village to people watch or grab a coffee.
I take my skis off in front of Funitel (at the end of Red Dog Run). Carry my skis through the village to main reception, drop them, my boots and helmet in the ski locker, go up one floor and the condo is towards the end of a quiet corridor.
Quiet is important to me. It takes good planning to have people living on top of people and maintain it. Fewer people passing the door maintains quiet. Concrete/sound insulated floors also keep it quiet. There is a little noise from water in pipes. There may be noise from snow ploughs in the lot, but this is less than the noise of the snow cats working all night or drunks in the village drag.
See the plan in the apartment pictures.
When you open the front door to the apartment you look past the kitchen on your left to the dining area, into the living room. Please, take off your shoes or boots and place them with coats in the closet facing the door.
The bathroom is to the right. It is medium sized, has a powerflush toilet, granite topped single sink, bath with shower curtain, and warmed slate floor. Please keep the shower curtain up against the wall to prevent water damage. Thanks. The bath is an oasis. Try an epsom salt bath bath to relieve aching muscles...
Is private, contains a California King Bed which will soon have a duvet (I don't like heavy blankets). Half the closet is yours. I need space for my ski stuff and cleaning supplies on the other. Has a regular tv hooked to its own dvd. Has an ethernet cable, over the bed fan and window that looks out on the small balcony.
KITCHEN, DINING AND LIVING ROOM
The kitchen has all the plates and pots, pans etc to caters for 6 people. Full size fridge. I plan each meal and get enough food from Safeway in Truckee (turn left after you come off 80).
The dining room table is tight in under an extra granite surface, good for meals and computers. Ethernet cable is there too.
Sofa pulls out to a queen bed. Small for 2 adults, ok for 2 smaller people.
There is an ultra-flat screen 2011 Samsung TV with Blu-ray located in the living room. I am sure some small digital genius will be able to play games on it (bring your own games and controls).
Heat the apartment using the gas fireplace, the radiators make it too hot. The air in a ski resort is always too dry, because it is so cold at night. I may bring a humidifier... There can be a cold draft from under the balcony door. I put a towel down there.
Squaw has easy access to the Granite Chief Wilderness area, Pacific Crest Trail (PCT): take the Tram from the Village (6200ft) to High Camp (8200ft). There are also loop trail around Donner Lake or Lake Tahoe. Alpine valley is more lush and green. Or 5 lakes trail takes you gently up to beautiful mountain lakes
Rafting down the Little Truckee river or following the river to Tahoe City on foot, bike or rollerblades is fun.
There is a road from Soda Springs (Sugar Bowl turn off of Hwy 80) to Donner Lake that may take your breath away.
I employ a perfectionistic American cleaner. She will only clean the apartment when you have gone. Though for long stay clients she is available to clean during your stay for a small fee. Checkout time is 11am.
Thanks and please send me feedback on your stay, so I can make it even better for you.
I am considering having a list of provisions you check off be in the apartment for your arrival.
Dr Ian van Zyl.
Keywords: The Village at Squaw, heated underground parking(1 space), newest village construction (concrete), quality finish, 573 square feet, architect designed, well appointed, well sized for two people, 4 can squeeze in, 1 king bed, convertible queen sofabed, gourmet kitchen, breakfast/dinner area, mid-size bathroom with tub/shower and warmed slate floor, flat screen/blueray in living room, dvd/conventional screen tv in bedroom, living room area with a gas log fireplace, balcony faces north mountains and parking lot, large screen media room, kids play room, ski locker next to reception, near small gym, sauna and two jacuzzis outside.
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Park outside reception. Check in, show them id. The garage entrance is to the right of reception. The team at reception will tell you how to find it. Secure, heated, underground parking. 1 spot. You won't need to wear a coat unpacking your car. Grab a dolly and wheel you own stuff up to the elevator next to reception and on up to the apartment. Please leave the dolly outside to preserve the woodwork. Thanks....moreless
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
Shared Hot Tub:
20 yards from the apartment is a small gym, plenty of towels, and outside two jacuzzis. The little one has powerful jets. They are maintained with a weekly backwash, and the chlorine levels are monitored....moreless
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- Wireless Internet:
Pool & Spa
Location & View
The nearest you can ski to the building is in front of the Funitel gondola. Take your skis off and walk past the Doggie store to reception and leave your skis and boots in the ski locker. it is under ...moreless
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
ReviewsWrite a review
Great Unit & Location
Great Unit & Location
Stayed here for 4 nights with a group of 4 adults. Great location within the village. The unit was clean and had everything we needed to prepare meals when not trying the various restaurants right outside the unit. Also very close to the lifts and the grocery store. We had a great time!
- Guest FSU Traveler (Reston, VA)
- Date of stay 02/14/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Great place in Squaw Village
Great place in Squaw Village
We've stayed in several condos in Squaw village, and this one was the best, mainly because it was well equipped--wireless, extra bedding and towels, shampoo and conditioner, tea and coffee, and a great DVD collection. Reasonable price, too. It's on a low floor and looks over the parking lot (with mountain beyond), but that wasn't a problem at all--in fact, it beats overlooking the slopes with the groomers growling and beeping late at night. (Can't say for sure because we had dry weather, but the location might be a problem if there's snow and the lot has to be plowed.)
- Guest jeaaron (Bay Area, California)
- Date of stay 01/01/13
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Nice condo with access to the jacuzzi and a short walk to the ski slopes. Exactly as described.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/21/12
- Review Submitted 04/12/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Very Happy at The Village at Squaw Valley
Very Happy at The Village at Squaw Valley
The unit was cozy, tidy and had (almost) everything you could need. While the unit is one of the smaller ones in the village it was perfect for two people. The location was ideal- close to the hot tub/steam room and you could walk almost directly out into the village. It is also located at the end of the hallway so even though you are steps to these amenities there is very little noise from people in the hallway. We would definitely stay here again especially since the owner was very accommodating to our last minutes booking. The few downsides are the lack of plastic cups (can't have glass near the hot tub but still it is cheap to buy yourself), the remote for the bedroom t.v. didn't work (but who is really watching t.v. when your in Squaw Valley anyway) and the fact that the only mirror is in the bathroom so it is hard for more than one person to get ready at a time. Overall, we had an amazing time here and will definitely stay here again!
- Guest TheSkinnyonTravel (West Hollywood CA)
- Date of stay 03/29/12
- Review Submitted 04/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, girls getaway, age 55+.
Squaw Village Rental
Squaw Village Rental
We loved the place and had a great time. The location was perfect too. I'd recommend this condo to anyone......it was a great size, had all of the kitchen items we needed and the hot tub is right down the hall. We'll go back!!
- Guest skier (CA)
- Date of stay 03/09/12
- Review Submitted 03/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Applies to all bookings: 2 nights minimum, weekend nights are Friday and Saturday. December 20th to Jan 2nd, Holidays: Jan 18-20, and Feb 15-17, $470 per night negot Winter weekend rates Friday and Saturday $350 per night. November 18th-April 27th. Winter weekday rates Sunday through Thursday $230 per night.November18th-April27th Summer weekend rates: $170 per night, Friday and Saturady. May 1st-Nov 19th. Summer weekday rates: $150 per night, Sunday to Thursday. May 1st-Nov 19th. Rates may change,are confirmed when your deposit is received. Checkin 3pm/out11am. Cancellation:3weeks full refund,2-3weeks loose 1/2 dep,Under 2weeks loose full dep
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: British and American doctors who live in the Wine Country north of Calistoga, CA. She is currently back in school, becoming a specialist (Periodontist/Dental Implant Surgeon). He is a Specialist (Prosthodontist). We ski in the winter and often travel to Europe in the summer. I hike in the Sierras in the summer as it boosts our energy. Our two dogs Frodo and Chloe ski and hike with us.
Why the Owner Chose Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley):
For the past 12 years, we skied out of the back of our car. It was primitive, and we got tired of it. Now we enjoy skiing, resting and being able to cook at the bottom of the slopes. Location, location location. And our dogs like the apartment too.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Quiet, safe, covered heated parking. Near the gym, sauna and powerful jet jacuzzi, easy access skiing, easy access mountain hiking.
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Apartment floor plan, 573 square feet
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