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Luxurious Bear Pond Lodge at Squaw Valley. Fabulous getaway

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

4000 sq. ft lodge style home, 4 en suite bedrooms and huge great room

Bear Pond Lodge. Privacy and location are a few of the features of this exquisite three story lodge style home on a private, quiet cul-de sac in the exclusive Squaw Creek subdivision at Squaw Valley. In addition, high end furnishings and finishes, a perfect layout, views from every room and all the amenities you could want make this home a perfect getaway. On the main level, with level-in access from the outside and the garage, is the magnificent great room with vaulted ceilings, the heart of the house. It includes a gourmet chef's kitchen with a huge granite island with a 6 burner stove, grill and 2 ovens , a dining area surrounded by windows on 3 sides, a family room area opening onto a deck with gas grill, view of the pond and access to the hot tub, the spacious living room area with a floor to ceiling fireplace, a designer wet bar, and access to the front stone patio. There is also a large powder room on this level. The home has 4 en-suite bedrooms, two on the upper level and 2 on the lower level. The upper level bedrooms both have king sized beds. The master bedroom has a gas fireplace and a private deck. The master bathroom includes a Jacuzzi. Additionally, there is a washer/dryer on this level. The bedrooms on the lower level both have queen sized beds and each open to a large stone patio with a built in gas barbecue and access to the hot tub. A large laundry room is located on this level as well. All 4 bedrooms offer the inhabitants maximum privacy. This home, located in the exclusive Squaw Creek subdivision, is the quietest place in Squaw Valley with a private pond in the back yard, and tranquil mountain views. In addition to the privacy there is easy access to Squaw Valley skiing, and Lake Tahoe summer activities. A true gem.

Betty Simpson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Betty Simpson

We are outdoor enthusiasts who love Squaw Valley. We grew up on the East Coast but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area 30 years ago and immediately fell in love with Lake Tahoe and skiing at Squaw Valley. But as is often said, you come to Squaw Valley to ski in the winter and stay to enjoy the summer. A true 4 season vacation area. We still come here as much as we can!

Betty Simpson purchased this house in 2005

Why Betty Simpson chose Olympic Valley

We bought this home because we wanted to frequently vacation in Squaw Valley. This exquisite lodge style home with incredible privacy and tranquility including a private pond in the backyard was perfect! Could it be any better? And to vacation at Squaw Valley where the weather is perfect for all 4 seasons. The huge snowfalls in the winter and the abundant bluebird ski days or the perfect summer days with temperatures just about guaranteed to be in the 70s-80s with bright blue skies and low humidity make it the perfect place to vacation. There is no greater place to take your family on a ski vacation or a summer getaway. Additionally our home is a terrific place to entertain colleagues and business associates. Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe has it ALL from great sport activities, fantastic dining, the best weather. And this home takes advantage of that as well as offering the most tranquil setting in the area.

What makes this house unique

A designer home in a unique private setting, no road noise or noise from neighbors. Although Squaw Valley is a pristine valley most of the residential areas suffer from noise and lack of privacy. But Bear Pond Lodge is uniquely protected from this. Who could ask for more! Perhaps viewing a bear swimming in the pond!


Olympic Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) in 2 upper level bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) in 2 lower level bedrooms
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxurious Bear Pond Lodge at Squaw Valley. Fabulous getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed December 23-27 and had a fabulous time. This house is located on a very quiet cul-de-sac; in fact we didn't have anyone show up at the neighboring homes until the evening of the 26th. We spent a lot of time in the open kitchen cooking, playing games and just enjoying each others company. The kitchen was very well equipped in comparison to any of the other homes we have stayed at and you couldn't ask for a better kitchen and dining room for entertaining a group. Our favorite place to hang out was in front of the fire which was magnificent too. Overall this property was very spacious and allowed everyone to have their own space and a large enough area for us all to congregate together. If Betty will have us back my family is already trying to organize a trip for the summer months as we are all sure this property would be great to stay in anytime of the year.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway and North Tahoe location

  • 5 of 5

The house is extremely well located near Squaw Valley and Squaw Creek resorts. Squaw Valley lifts are very easy to get to. We didn't have much snow, but the house was so relaxing and homey we had a great time anyway.

The house is everything the descriptions says it is, with no disappointments. The owners have furnished and supplied the house as a home, and not a rental. In addition, they maintain the house extremely well, and everything works. They have made it to feel like your own vacation home, as opposed to a rental. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Bear Pond Lodge is one of the BEST places we've stayed in Tahoe! The home is located on a Cul-de-sac which makes it safe for the children to play outside. The deck and back yard is very secluded and serene. The home...we couldn't ask for more. It is fully equipped with everything you can imagine. All the bedrooms are spacious with its own bathroom. You'll have to experience this place to believe it!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the house in January 2017. The kitchen was well equipped and spacious. The location is perfect for getting on the ski lift at Squaw Creek and avoiding the parking lots at the Village. Due to weather issues, we were stuck inside for a couple of days and really would have enjoyed better TVs. The TVs in the living areas are very small and the picture quality is not great. I would have expected better considering how nice the house is overall. We were able to enjoy the hot tub and the spacious layout of the house. Betty was very helpful with questions and was quick to respond. I would definitely recommend staying at this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Tahoe Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The vacation home was perfect for a weekend getaway! The property was clean and well maintained. The setting was so tranquil and peaceful that we felt at home right away! Betty was great and responsive to all our needs. We definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno Tahoe Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Resort at Squaw Creek
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Resort at Squaw Creek
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Resort at Squaw Creek
Nearest Ski
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
commons beach, Tahoe City
Car: necessary

Squaw Valley, known as one of the best ski resorts in the country, is also a great summer resort as well. Additionally, Alpine Meadows is now included in your ski lift ticket. KSL purchased Squaw Valley in 2011 and has been busy making Squaw Valley and even better 4 season resort with improved snow making, snow grooming, additional ski lifts and apres ski activities and many new summer events such as Wanderlust. Whether you want to ski, snowboard, cross country ski, sled, tube or ice skate in the winter, or golf, hike, bike, swim, water ski, kayak or sail in the summer Squaw Valley is the place to go. And of course it is also the best place to go to rest, relax, and renew yourself.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $10
cleaning $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

a minimum of 4 nights for Presidents week 2/17-2/26

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund