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Reindeer Games Slope-Side and Family Friendly - Timber Ridge @ Kirkwood

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Last updated: 04/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kirkwood chalet description

Reindeer Games is a stunning luxury timber and stone design, 2200 sq. ft, 2-story, 3 bed/3 bath + loft Swedish themed town home at Kirkwood Ski Resort (big mountain skiing/riding with a small town attitude). While enjoying your stay at Reindeer Games it’s a quick walk to everything: the chair lift (#6 Cornice Chair is 5 min walk), the Kirkwood Mountain Village with its restaurants and stores. Everything is less than 10 minutes walking!!

Kirkwood Ski Resort is the Tahoe destination for those who want the best and the most snow... in fact, it is ranked #3 globally with respect to total annual snowfall ( 700"/year) and was recently acquired by Vail Resorts. The most snowfall in the Tahoe region combined with 7,800' base elevation means Kirkwood always has the deepest base and usually very good cover until the end of April.

The town home itself is warm and welcoming - perfect for the adult get away - or some quality time with family.

Enjoy your apres ski hot chocolate in the great room, with stone gas fireplace and 24' ceilings. There is a sectional couch big enough for 8 adults to comfortably enjoy the fireplace or watch a movie on the 60" LED TV. You will also find the large dining area and the well-appointed, open layout, gourmet kitchen makes the house very social and inviting. Seated at the kitchen bar is the favorite place to rehash the days skiing over some Charcuterie and a glass of wine. Throw the days GoPro footage on the big screen and watch the run of the day!

There are two bedrooms on the main floor, each with a Queen sized bed and an en suite bathroom. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom suite with a king bed and a luxurious master bath with a jetted tub for two and a separate large travertine shower. There is a second full entertainment system with a 46' Samsung TV in the master bedroom.

The master suite is adjacent to the loft: which has another living area with a double sofa bed, a daybed that unfolds to acommodate two twin mattresses adjacent to each other (size of a King bed), and a home office (with printer, LCD monitor, keyboard and mouse) - perfect for those who need to get work done while up in the mountains !

This home sleeps up to 12 and is ideal for two families or three couples. Additionally, there is heated garage with parking for 2 cars and ski racks, laundry inside the unit and a mud room for ski jacket and boot storage at the end of your day on the slopes.

There are several nearby options for food and drinks. Closest is the Cornice Grill right across from Chair 6. Your basic pub fare with a retooled menu for 2014- good for an apres ski snack. The Wall Restaurant is in the Mountain Village near chair #5. This is the most high end dining experience at Kirkwood serving California cuisine with a decent wine selection. Newest, and Vail's first initiative, is the K-Bar. The K-Bar is a warm wooden apres-ski spot with floor to ceiling glass walls standing in the very center of the Mountain Village. A mile away where Highway 88 meets Kirkwood Meadows Dr is my personal favorite, the Kirkwood Inn. This is a historic log cabin that serves up some good steaks, ribs, and salads at reasonable prices. But get there early for dinner as it's very popular with families ! Finally, past the Mountain Village over by the General Store there is 7800- the only bar in Kirkwood open late night. 7800 is known for its reasonable prices, decent food, Friday night Karaoke (9PM start), and live bands on Saturday nights.

Those who are not wanting to be on the slopes there are a variety of other activities at Kirkwood or nearby- including tobogganing/sledding, dog sledding, zip lining, cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the tranquil meadows and foothills. There is also nearby access to the backcountry.

Summer at Kirkwood is highly underrated- most days consist of deep blue cloudless skies, temps in the low 70s range with a light cooling breeze in the afternoon. Activities include lift serviced Downhill Mountain Biking (trail was significantly improved summer 2014), rock climbing, hiking, trout fishing and boating on nearby Caples Lake and Silver Lake. Just past the Recreation Center there are tennis courts (one with basketball hoops) and a playground. My personal favorite summer activity is hiking to the Potholes- these natural swimming holes are formed by the water from Silver Lake cascading down rock slabs forming pools and small waterfalls. It's 5 miles away on and only a short hike in from Hwy 88. While there are many other longer and more challenging hikes and climbs closer to Kirkwood I don't think any can compare to the natural rugged beauty and uniqueness of the Potholes.

**PLEASE NOTE**
-holidays are charged at weekend rates
-generally rates are $450/550 weekday/weeknight night summer and $450/650 winter + 10% hospitality tax + cleaning
-regular weeks are $3,000 while holiday weeks range $4,000-$5,000 plus 10% tax + cleaning

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    There are lots of childrens games and an Apple TV with Netflix hooked up in the master bedroom when you need a break from the kids. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Master: 1 king

    Ensuite bathroom with jetted tub and large travertine shower...moreless

  • Downstairs left bedroom: 1 queen

    Downstairs Queen bed with ensuite bathroom (with a bathtub)....moreless

  • Downstairs right bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen bed and ensuite bathroom with a shower. ...moreless

  • Loft: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Loft has double sofa bed and daybed with 2 twin mattresses....moreless

  • There is an extra Queen mattress usually rolled up in the master bedroom closet that can be used. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master bath: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Main : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Has separate entrance from one of downstairs bedrooms....moreless

  • Bedroom 2 bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 3 bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    limited collection of books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    PS3 Blu Ray player in the Great Room plus a couple of DVD players and an Apple TV....moreless

  • Games:

    adult and kids games and puzzles...moreless

  • Music Library:

    limited to a few CDs but have MP3 inputs into both stereos....moreless

  • Stereo:

    One entertainment center in Great Room plus a second in the Master Suite. Both have audio inputs for iPod/MP3....moreless

  • Television:

    60' LG LED Smart TV in Great Room and a Samsung 46' TV in the master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    PS3- bring your own games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There's a few movies, TV shows and some ski/snowboard videos. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    You can see the majestic Red Cliffs from the balcony in the front of the house. From the bedrooms in the back you see the ski slopes....moreless

  • Resort:

    At Kirkwood Mountain Resort, steps from lifts...moreless

  • Rural:

    Kirkwood is a ski resort in the unspoiled Eldorado National Forest. ...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    If you are adventurous you can ski home ...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    5 minute walk to chair 6 and there is a shuttle to the Timber Creek beginner area and the village center (where you access chairs 10, 11 and 1)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    9 dining room chairs plus another chair and a bench to seat 12 total...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace with a blower/fan...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 cars in tandem...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Duvets and duvet covers/sheets for each bed/mattress...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Great room has 24 foot ceilings and beatufiul views of the Red Cliffs !...moreless

  • Parking:

    In addition to the garage there is overflow parking on Loop Road. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels in the downstairs left bedroom closet...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Grinder, drip and french press coffeemakers....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough to entertain a dozen people!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchen Aid...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Kitchen Aid with ice maker and filtered water....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very social and perfect for entertaining and there are two sinks. There are 10 dining chairs at the table, pull up the bench by the boot room on one side if you need more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Kitchen Aid...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Usually well stocked with staples such as olive oil, sugar, spices etc. There is usually a good assortment of condiments/salad dressings in the fridge also....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen Aid ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Kitchen Aid with five gas burners. There is a couple of fondue sets also in cupboard above the oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 piece family size toaster!...moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis:

    4 courts being built to be completed by June 2013 over by the rec center...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$450 $650
Fri, Sat
$3,000 $11,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $450
Fri, Sat
$2,000 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

$180 cleaning fee. On long weekends either the Thursday or Sunday will be charged at the weekend rate and there is a 3 night minimum.


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Location

160 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO
Kirkwood
Nearest Barpub
Cornice Grill
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 88
Kirkwood
Nearest Restaurant
Cornice Grill (formerly Bubb's)
Kirkwood
Nearest Ski
Kirkwood Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

Kirkwood was featured in 2 articles in Ski Magazine recently. The first was 'Top Ski Resorts that You've Never Heard Of' and the 2nd was a ranking of the ski/snowboard resorts in the world by snowfall and Kirkwood ranked #3.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I was born in Sweden but grew up in Toronto, Canada and have been skiing and snowboarding all my life. I moved to San Francisco in 2001 and fell in love with the Bay Area.

Why the Owner Chose Kirkwood:
I love the skiing and boarding up at Kirkwood. Can't be beat for powder, especially if you work market hours like me and can get on the mountain after market close on a weekday!! Also, it's easy to ski home for a quick lunch and very conveniently located to all other amenities.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
The place has a very Scandinavian feel influenced by my Swedish heritage (the head of the condo Association calls it the "ABBA House"). All of the taxidermy with the exception of the Mule Deer Antler Chandelier is imported from my home country of Sweden. And, no Lego pieces were harmed in the making of the wall mounted Lego Deer head !!


Contact us

Speaks: english, swedish
 

Photos

  • The Great Room from the loft

    The Great Room from the loft

  • Loft- I bought the Chihuahua painting at the Latin America Club in the Mission

    Loft- I bought the Chihuahua painting at the Latin America Club in the Mission

  • Large jetted tub in the master bath.

    Large jetted tub in the master bath.

  • Master bedroom suite with king bed.

    Master bedroom suite with king bed.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • 2/2 of the downstairs bathrooms

    2/2 of the downstairs bathrooms

  • Loft daybed- has 2 twin mattresses that can be used together as king or separate

    Loft daybed- has 2 twin mattresses that can be used together as king or separate

  • The gourmet kitchen showcasing the 5 burner gas KitchenAid stove

    The gourmet kitchen showcasing the 5 burner gas KitchenAid stove

  • View from the Great Room at sunset.

    View from the Great Room at sunset.

  • Kirkwood Trail Map- Reindeer Games in red

    Kirkwood Trail Map- Reindeer Games in red

  • Kit Carson Pass May 2013

    Kit Carson Pass May 2013

  • The 'Potholes' Aug 2013- the lack of blue sky is due to the Yosemite forest fire

    The 'Potholes' Aug 2013- the lack of blue sky is due to the Yosemite forest fire

  • Original Lego art, the 'Doe Eyed Buck' keeps watch over the kitchen bar

    Original Lego art, the 'Doe Eyed Buck' keeps watch over the kitchen bar

  • This is a dual twin day bed in the loft that can be made up as a Twin or King.

    This is a dual twin day bed in the loft that can be made up as a Twin or King.

  • Master bath his and her sinks.

    Master bath his and her sinks.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • 1/2 downstairs bathrooms- the Travertine shower is to the right inside the door

    1/2 downstairs bathrooms- the Travertine shower is to the right inside the door

  • Back right downstairs bedroom.

    Back right downstairs bedroom.

  • Home office in loft - has keyboard/mouse/monitor and an inkjet and laser printer

    Home office in loft - has keyboard/mouse/monitor and an inkjet and laser printer

  • The reading nook in the corner of the Great Room. Yes, that is a mink.

    The reading nook in the corner of the Great Room. Yes, that is a mink.

  • Summertime at Kirkwood

    Summertime at Kirkwood

  • Timber Ridge from Kirkwood Meadows Dr

    Timber Ridge from Kirkwood Meadows Dr

  • New tennis and basketball courts under construction! Completion June 2013

    New tennis and basketball courts under construction! Completion June 2013

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, swedish
  • Calendar last updated: 04/07/2015
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