Hurry - Last Year Available!! Luxurious Log Cabin Lodge Overlooking Lake Tahoe(40 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Tunnel Creek Lodge's exclusive and private setting - hidden away from the general public behind gated access - have made it a favorite get-away for the rich and famous for years. Impeccably decorated, the rustic-modern decor of this private rental log home will make you feel like you stepped back in time to over 100 years ago. Come experience the luxury - and history - of Tunnel Creek Lodge for yourself ...
Ideal for Family Reunions, Corporate Dinners, Special Events: The vast views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding High Sierra set the stage for your next special event. From family reunions, to anniversaries, fund-raisers and more, Tunnel Creek Lodge offers all the amenities you will need for a perfect day of celebration. The large lawn to the south of the property can easily accommodate up to 200 guests and just above the Lodge to the east is a smaller grass setting wrapped with granite rocks and Lake views for a more intimate event. As a destination location, Tunnel Creek Lodge has all the connections you may need to complete your special day including catering, florists, bands/DJ's, photographers and more. Feel free to contact the owners for complete information and professional assistance.
A Mountain Bikers, Snowshoer's Paradise: The vast acreage surrounding Tunnel Creek Lodge is a virtual playground beckoning to be explored. Just a stone’s throw from your private luxury rental log home, the world famous Flume Trail takes you around the North Eastern 'rim' of Lake Tahoe where views are nothing short of spectacular. And mountain biking is just the beginning. Bike rentals, trail guides and endless local insight is available through the property owners and their local biking buddies.
There’s no question why Lake Tahoe has been known for centuries at “America’s Year-round Playground”. Lake Tahoe offers more indoor and outdoor recreation than any other destination in the country. With some of world's most beautiful golf courses, biking and hiking trails, boating, kayaking, miles of sandy beaches, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and 14 ski resorts, you'll want to save time for playtime.
Home, Home on the 'Ponderosa Ranch': A special feature about this Log Cabin is its connection to the internationally-famous Bonanza TV series. The property was part of the famous Ponderosa Ranch where Bonanza was filmed for many years and viewed by Cartwright fans from around the world. The views of Lake Tahoe remain just as breathtaking today as they have for years gone by.
While thousands passed through the nearby gates of the Ponderosa Ranch annually, few knew that behind a locked gate, just up the road, sat the private home Anderson carefully crafted to house his family. A few years later, his son chose to build his own luxury log cabin on a corner of the property with the most breathtaking Lake views. That home is now Tunnel Creek Lodge - and it available for you to enjoy, year-round. Today, it's one of the region's most exclusive locations for family reunions, anniversaries, corporate retreats and special events. For more information and party planning assistance, please contact us directly.
Member since: 2010
- 4200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
- Beautifully decorated with unique 'Old-World Teak' pieces, the bedrooms at Tunnel Creek Lodge are a masterful combination of comfort, functionality, ambiance and attention to detail. Guests can even set their room's temperature to their liking, as each room features its own hydronic thermostat, controlling just the temperature in that room. Combine that with abundant fresh mountain air, and you have the makings for a great - if not perfect - night's sleep....moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
You'll find a few very interesting books about the history of the Lake Tahoe area here - perfect to curl up with anywhere on the property. Upstairs, a large collection of Louis Lamour books....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable:
In Media Room-also provides outdoor music for the upper and lower lawns, and the outdoor jacuzzi as well. another stereo is located at the upper loft, and serves that area, as well as the great room....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
If you're seeking a private location with expansive views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra, you've found it! Whether you're lifting your head up off the pillow, soaking in the hot tub under the stars, enjoying the warmth of the Sierra sun, or tossing horseshoes until the sun sets, Tunnel Creek offers one of the most spectacular settings with Lake Tahoe as its backdrop....moreless
A visit to Tunnel Creek Lodge is a step back into TV history, as a portion of the property was used in connection with the popular TV series Bonanza. Take a stroll by the famed horse corrals and old bunk house and it's easy to imagine Ben, Hoss, Adam, and Little Joe saddling up to their trusty steeds ......moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 18 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking On Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Towels
At the bottom of our property Flume Trail Bikes operates bike rentals & shuttles to some of the most scenic trails to be found anywhere in the US. Come and ride the famous Marlette Flume Trail!...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
- Gated Community
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Hot Tub:
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning Fee $650 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
- Tax Rate 13%
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Nestled in a secret corner of Incline Village, Nevada - on Lake Tahoe's north shore - Tunnel Creek Lodge is a step back in time, yet with all of today's modern conveniences and amenities. This luxurious rustic-modern log home features a spacious 4,200 square feet, and sleeps up to 14, with six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Sitting on 3+ secluded acres, this private residence boasts panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, making it an ideal location for family reunions, corporate retreats, romantic get-aways, and more.
Tunnel Creek Lodge's exclusive and private setting - hidden away from the general public behind gated access - have made it a favorite get-away for the rich and famous for years. Impeccably decorated, the rustic-modern decor of this private rental log home will make you feel like you stepped back in time to 100 years ago.
Come experience the luxury - and history - of Tunnel Creek Lodge for yourself ...
Other Activities: Tunnel Creek Lodge is adjacent to the Tahoe Rim Trail - world famous for mountain biking, hiking and snowshoeing
Year Purchased: 2008
About: Craig & Liz Olson both grew up in Southern California - Craig, in the San Fernando Valley, and Liz, in Santa Clarita. Liz originally lived on her family's property in Agua Dulce, California, at Vasquez Rocks (now a County Park), where hundreds of films and TV shows have been shot for many years, including Bonanza, and Star Trek. You can ask Liz about her run-in with William Shatner, and how she inspired his love of horses, or about her role as a baby in the arms of Little Joe in old Bonanza episodes. Craig and Liz have been visiting and enjoying Lake Tahoe together since 1989, and have made Incline Village their permanent home in 2011. They love Lake Tahoe, and enjoy sharing it with others - Tunnel Creek Lodge is a perfect way to share the beauty of the Lake Tahoe area with friends, family, and other visitors.
Why Incline Village, Nevada, United States of America:
We loved the beauty of the original 5 acre parcel, with the old 'bunkhouse' (former Ponderosa Stables, and now Tunnel Creek Station) below, and the modern, yet rustic log cabin perched at the top of the hill, overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe and the mountains that surround it. As a mountain biker, Craig had passed the property countless times coming out of Nevada State Park after riding either the Rim or Flume Trail, and loved it being at the entrance to the park 'Just ride out of the driveway and onto the trail!'
Welcome to the Tunnel Creek Lodge!
Large rear deck from which to enjoy the beautiful Lake views.
Just one on the many views of the Lake from our deck.
This southwest facing porch sets the stage for spectacular sunsets.
Great room view of dining & kitchen area, with loft above.
Lake view from dining room table.
Each bedroom is well appointed with cozy linens and the comforts of home
The Family Room is ideal for parents with little ones, or just LOTS of kids!
Lower level media room.
Classic lodge interior design elements complement the home throughout.
One of many private 'Zen-like' settings throughout the estate.
What's missing from this picture? You - and your family or friends!
Expansive views of Lake Tahoe & the High Sierra are just the beginning ...
Come enjoy a true High Sierra retreat with total privacy & stunning views!
Imagine yourself relaxing in the hammock with this incredible lake view!
The Great Room offers plenty of room for families large and small.
Fully equipped kitchen with Wolf gourmet stove and Subzero refrigerator.
The main level master opens up with french doors, patio and expansive views.
Main level bedroom #2.
Sunny, lower level room w/ private patio & path up to panoramic lake view lawn.
The Play Room is one of several entertainment centers in the Lodge
Evening view of lower yard area from deck.
This photo speaks for itself... hot tub anyone?
Partial view of Lake from the deck.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, January 14, 2017
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