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Unique and Loved by All-- 1 of 7 in Ca, 90 in Us Sleeping 60 All on 1 Property.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:60
  • Bedrooms:12
  • Bathrooms:12
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

14 bedroom 14 bath + Group Lodge w double kitchen, gathering/dining area, 65"TV

UNIQUELY DESIGNED to satisfy and provide for a wide variety of most groups' needs and activities. Call Rebecca the owner (no agent!) to see if this will be the best place for you.

Two places on acreage 1/2 block from each other sleeping 60 and 80--140 if both are rented for even larger groups that want to gather as one. Two of only 90 places in the U.S. , and only 7 in California Home Away lists. We are in the midst of nature at the very edge of town, away from the commercial congestion and busy tourist center and casino complex, yet within 10-15 minutes of most of what Tahoe has to offer.

For 22 years these retreats have been praised by Family Reunions, Ski Cross Country Back Country Ski Trips, Church Religious Organizations and Youth Retreats, School University Dorms Fraternities Sororities, Family and friends celebrating events like weddings, birthdays, graduations, Clubs Organizations Meetings Sports Events. Sports teams, competitions & high altitude training, Rock climbing Bouldering & Mountaineering, Soaring & Glider Competition, Hot Air Balloon & helicopter Rides, Jetski Kayak Canoe Fishing Boat Rentals, Charter fishing, Parasail Paraglide Parachute Horseback Ride Golf Hike Explore Historic Ruins Education Sites Lake Beauty Ice Hockey Team Building Events Seminars Workshops Recovery Groups Car Motorcycle Clubs Hot August Nights Renaissance Faire Fall Color -
Amenities include: yard, fireplace, cable TV, VCR, stereo, CD player, beautiful group kitchen with double stoves & microwave, washer & dryer, cooking utensils provided. Linens, comforters, firewood provided. Jetted tubs in bath, showers, private hot tub, gas grill (BBQ), sports equipment...the list goes on and on.

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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english, Spanish available
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5660 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 60
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Front gate to keep your group safer...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside 15' away from doors or windows. Cigars and pipes so smoke stays outside. Our groups require a clean smelling place. Deep cleaning charge ($200-$500) for smoke odor, more for pot....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Most pets allowed with deposit and agreement...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


Bedrooms: 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 60, Beds for 26-60

Bathrooms: 12 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 10 queens, 17 sleep sofas. Hot tub.


  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Picture books, Tahoe and wilderness books in the borrowing library....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Convertible quality air hockey and pool table, darts, flat screen in rec rm (rm 1)...moreless

  • Games:

    Badminton, basketball hoop, horseshoes, board games, free kyaks with waiver...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    smaller table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (9) Actually 13, but listing only allows for 9...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    1.1 mi short bike or car ride to POPE BEACH, of 3 of Tahoe's most popular beaches....moreless

  • Lake:

    1.1 mi short bike trail or drive to POPE BEACH; 1.5 mi Camp Richardson- All Rentals boats jet ski etc. Beach Front Restaurant, Dock. Best beaches Emerald Bay near. On drive/bike trail around the Lake!...moreless

  • Mountain:

    200' from 100,000 miles of national forest mountains bike & hike trails, fishing lakes streams campsites waterfalls bouldering mountaineering backcountry and crosscountry skiing snowshoeing etc....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    THE gateway (200') to Tahoe Best Nature hiking mountain bike trails, lakes streams mountaineering 1,000s miles of forest, Fallen Leaf Lake Waterfalls etc. Near Pope Beach Camp Richardson EMERALD BAY!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Many stay on property to be with each other and do much less than planned off property because of so many options provided....moreless

  • River:

    6 mi to Truckee River Tubing to Rafting goes all the way to North Shore, Truckee CA for tubing, rafting, floating, fishing...moreless

  • Rural:

    At the edge of SLT, the nature end of Tahoe, 200' from endless continuous national forest, gateway to all Tahoe's Natural Beauty and Attractons....moreless

  • Town:

    Nature End Of SLT, BUT only 1 mile from the "Y" shopping centers. 1-15 min drive to everything else: Ski resorts, Casinos, Restaurants, Music, Entertainment, Emerald Bay, Beaches, Golf, Sports Fields...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) Separate Washroom w/storage...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating:

    Forced air in lodge; wall heaters in rooms...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and towels provided; 2 washing machines in lodge; laundry service optional extra charge...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large group gathering room in lodge...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Paved parking provided and plowed. Spaces provided changes with snow storate, 16 plus....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Paved parking for 18 cars if parked neatly...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    depending on how many other cars and how you park them...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (4) 1 line 4 portable handsets...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2) Separate Washroom w/storage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Starter firewood provided...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    List of caterers, musicians etc. available...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 In lodge with quality grinder. Also, a quality automatic espresso maker with ceramic grinder option optional ($40 extra for your entire stay w/waiver and instruction)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Large group cooking In lodge...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes (corion) and utensils for 60. Good range of cooking utensils pots and pans for large groups. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) Large in the lodge...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Double Kitchen in lodge with 2 of all appliances, large range with microwave tops, dishwashers, deep double sink w/disposals, largest refrigerators w/ice, washers dryers, plus kitchenette rm 16...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) large exhaust vented over the ranges in the lodge ...moreless

  • Oven:

    2 Large in the full top ranges in the lodge...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Shelves unit in rear refrigerator room; and cabinets ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) 2 large with ice makers in lodge; 1 in rm. 16...moreless

  • Stove:

    2 in lodge; 1 in room 16 (no oven)...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slot toaster...moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Discount bike rentals 1/2 block; Tahoe paved bike trail across the street; mountain biking trails 1 lot away....moreless

  • Boat:

    3 miles at Camp Richardson...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    5 miles...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    up to 3 provided free with waiver...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Generous, see video and pictures...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas provided 6 burner stainless. Regular BBQ on request....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Heavenly 6 miles easy drive...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At rec center 5 miles away...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    8' Hot Tub with Digital Controls and Bubbler...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,525 $1,525
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $375 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Espresso Machine&Grinder $40
  • Tax Rate 10%


Please call for availability price and discounts. Additional refundable contract compliance fee may be charged.

Flat rate per stay; not per person. Up to 25% to 60% discount for some midweek only. Minimum regular winter weekend stay is 3 days; summer is usually 4 days except fill in dates.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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62 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno-TahoeAP 1hr 27mn; SacramentoAP 112mi 2hr 7mn
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rockwater Bar & Grill 30 sec
4.9 Metres
Nearest Golf
Bijou Municipal Golf 12 min
66 Miles
Nearest Train
Truckee CA 1hr; RenoNV 1h30m; SacramentoCA 1h56m
10 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 50 and Hwy 89 1 min
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Evans Restaurant 10 sec
5.9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Heavenly Valley 24 min
1.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pope Bch 1min; Camp Rich 2min; Baldwin Bch 6min;

Car: Recommended

At the Nature End of town, next to1000's acres of Tahoe Wilderness, hiking mountain and road biking trials. Tahoe's best beaches, all watersports and rentals 1.4 mi. Activities: DownHill and Cross-Country Skiing, Boarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Mountain Biking, Boating, Fishing, Sailing, Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet-skiing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Basketball, Fitness Center, Gym, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Outlet Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Spelunking


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: Our Family Loves This Place and we hope you do too. 25 years ago we turned these vintage buildings on acerage into a Large Group Vacation Rental like the Old Tahoe Lodges for gatherings retreats parties hospitality and events. Conceived of in 1989 after our own 110 person family reunion sleeping couches and floors in sleeping bags crowded in small rented houses and condos. So we DESIGNED large group accommodations, a property desigined so everyone in your group could stay together with plenty of room to gather cook play talk reminisce have a home base for all activities on property or in South Lake Tahoe California or nearby Nevada with gambling music events shows and budget restaurants. Anyone would be able to cut down driving and organization time, reduce scheduling coordination arrangement meeting rendezvous problems, and allow for much more time being together rather than in the chaos tension and disagreements of organizing and deciding friction and grumbling we saw ruin our reunion. Enough room to spread out for private quiet and active sports play barbecue outdoor hanging out in grassy sun or under tall pines and cedars. This is the place people are MORE than satisfied with , get more than they expected and finally get what a group needs for a get away in the mountains. So we decided to just go for it. And people love it.

Why the Owner Chose South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA:
This is one stop shop. Everything is here by design for your group, with no distractions as with the commercial side of town. Many groups say they only did a fraction of their planned side activities (casinos, shows, restaurants, sightseeing, wine tasting, etc.) since staying together ON property was so much more enjoyable and supported building the closeness they wanted as a main goal of the trip. It WORKS!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We are at the Nature End of Tahoe, 5 minute walk or 1 minute bike ride from all Tahoe has to offer--spectacular wilderness, best lake beaches, Camp Richardson Resort in nature close to all Lake Tahoe activities, watersports rentals, restaurants, paved bike trail going around much of the lake and town with free trail maps for whole lake. Emerald Bay 8 miles away--on and on! Yet almost everything in Tahoe is within a 5-15 minute drive--from skiing to casino corridor. We are first to be snowplowed so you're not stuck for hours unable to get out to do your plans. You have easy access to all, but are still far enough away from the commercialized distractions (casino corridor, lots of entertainment, bars, shopping etc.) that our group tell us their event was the best ever. Family reunions, business and religious organizations, clubs and family weddings all love this place and its functionality---it was DESIGNED just for groups!

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Speaks: english, Spanish available
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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