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Full Sugar Bowl views from Schull Lodge at Sugar Bowl Gondola

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located at Sugar Bowl Gondola for easy driving and ski access!

Perfect location next to Sugar Bowl ski area. Quick, easy access from the Soda Springs exit west of Donner Summit on I-80. Spend less time getting here and more time enjoying the mountains and your vacation. The Schull Lodge is a spacious remodeled ski lodge located next to the Sugar Bowl Gondola on old highway 40. Features a huge great room with Sugar Bowl views. Perfect for corporate retreats, large families and Sugar Bowl wedding stays. Walk to Pacific Crest Trailhead and Lake Mary dining. Located on historic highway 40 for road biking and easy access to the Hole in the Ground mountain bike trail. Walk to Donner Summit rock climbing and the Royal Gorge trail system for horse back riding, hiking, and biking. 4 miles to West End Beach at Donner Lake. Main Lodge has 6 bedrooms; 4 with Sugar Bowl and Van Norden views. Classic Brunswick pool table located in pool room with Sugar Bowl views. Lodge sleeps 16 in comfort and two adjacent chalets sleep an additional 7 each for a total of up to 30 guests. Contact owner for additional cost to add the chalets (available for summer rentals only, no dates available December 2016 - April 2017).

Sidney Scott
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Sidney Scott

We are a local family that loves the Donner Summit area especially the outdoor recreation activities.

Sidney Scott purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Sidney Scott chose Gold Country & High Sierra

We purchased this house because we ski at Sugar Bowl and love the Sugar Bowl views and the walk to gondola and Lake Mary access.

What makes this lodge unique

Amazing great room with Sugar Bowl views, huge fireplace, huge round dining table, separate pool table room, steam shower, 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, walk to Sugar Bowl (gondola runs winter only). Sleep 16 in comfort.


Norden Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Remodeled bathroom with granite vanity with two sinks.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Steam shower and granite vanity.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , attached master bath with two vanities and waterfall shower.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , granite vanity and glass enclosed tub/shower.
  • All recently remodeled bathrooms with granite vanities dual flush toilets, tile floors and glass shower enclosures.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Rec room with pool table - 2 twin/ single , Rec room with trundle bed, pool table and Sugar Bowl views.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Sugar Bowl views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , attached master bath, Sugar Bowl views
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed , Four twin sized beds, Sugar Bowl views
  • King size beds (2) Two California King beds in spacious rooms with Sugar Bowl views., Queen size Beds (2) In corner room with Van Norden Meadow View., Double Beds (1) In cozy upstairs room., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play in master closet., Trundle Bed (1) two twin mattress or single King in pool room. Can close off from the rest of house., Bunk Beds (2) Two bunk beds in one room, sleeps 4.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Full Sugar Bowl views from Schull Lodge at Sugar Bowl Gondola
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews

Amazing spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing spot!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Amazing view!! House is so convenient and has all you need in it

  • 5 of 5

We came with our family to my son's wedding and it was perfect for our large group of people!!

We all loved it!!!

I particularly appreciated that we did not needed to buy anything for our stay like trash bags, shampoo, or dishwasher soap for exemple

All was thought for our comfort, and the house is perfectly adapted for a large crew!

Totally recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a Sugar Bowl wedding

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was great for our large family to stay for a wedding at Sugar Bowl. The location and the views from the deck were awesome.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location and lots of room

  • 5 of 5

The views were amazing, the beds were comfy, the bathrooms were all updated and the spa on the back deck under the stars was an added bonus! We had 8 adults and 8 kids and there was plenty of room for everyone. We look forward to another stay here in the future!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Elk Grove, California

Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, huge great room with huge windows, plenty of parking, and all within walking distance to Sugar Bowl. We had 11 adults, 1 toddler, and 2 infants and we fit in the house just fine. Everyone had a bed but spent most of our time hanging out with a fire and amazing views of the slopes and snow.

A few minor things about the house could use attention (DVD player didn't work for all dvds, cabinet door hinge was broken in kitchen and heat is somewhat inconsistent throughout the house) but nothing that changed our love for the house and the stay.

Easy to work with owners and great overall stay. We will definitely look to Schull Lodge in the future for our family ski trips.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, CA

Great rental for large party close to the slopes

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for us. It's spacious, clean and convenient with awesome views. We had six families, all with kids, and it never felt crowded. Living areas and kitchen are wide open with plenty of room for everyone to work, play, sit. Ample number of bedrooms spaced out throughout the house. Hot tub with the gorgeous snowy mountains as backdrop was special. We had an issue w/the water heater, but Sidney addressed that quickly after my phone call. Walking distance to Sugar Bowl. The parking area in front of the house got crowded from Sugar Bowl spill over, but it wasn't really an issue for us. Overall, great stay with great communication from the owner. We would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl

Amazing walk to Sugar Bowl Gondola location. Easy access from Soda Springs exit west of Donner Summit on I-80. Spend less time on the road in traffic!!! Donner Summit Pacific Crest Trail head is an easy walk from the house


Rates & Availability

Norden Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and hot tub fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are for the Schull Lodge only - Sleeps 16. Two weekend night minimum. The following holidays have the weekend rate and a 3 night minimum: Memorial, July 4th, Labor Day.
Two adjacent chalets (each sleeps 7) can be added for an additional cost of $250/night each. Two night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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