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

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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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 and the pool and hot tubs at the Recreation Center. 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 ( 600'/year) and was recently acquired by Vail Resorts.

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 47' 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 40' LED 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 (effectively a King), and a home office (with printer, scanner, 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 (9-11PM), 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.

Summer at Kirkwood includes lift serviced Downhill Mountain Biking, 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 only a short hike and 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 Holiday nights are charged at weekend rates- basic rates are $350/450 weekday/weeknight night summer and $450/650 winter + 10% tax + cleaning. For holidays 2014 I am renting out New Year's week either starting Dec 27 or 28 for $4,700 10% tax + $180 cleaning.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chalet
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • 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

              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....moreless

              • Games:

                limited but a few 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:

                47' Samsung LCD TV in Great Room and a ...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
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • 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
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                9 dining room chairs plus a bench to seat 12...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Gas fireplace with a blower/fan...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Short walk - small workout room at rec center with treadmill, eliptical, stationary bicycle and one universal weight machine. ...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:

                Has a bar on one side and island in the middle. Perfect for entertaining, there are two sinks. ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Kitchen Aid...moreless

              • 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

              Outside

              • Ski & Snowboard
              • Tennis:

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

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Only open until New Years in winter (outdoor) ...moreless

              • 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
              New Years Week
              Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2015
              8 night min stay

              $5,000
              flat fee
              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 $180 + 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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              Last updated: 12/17/2014
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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!!

              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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              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $350 - $650 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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              Speaks: english, swedish
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