Reindeer Games Slope-Side and Family Friendly - Timber Ridge @ Kirkwood(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Luxury 3bd/3ba+loft on the slope at Kirkwood Ski Resort
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 ( 700"/year) and was recently acquired by Vail Resorts. The most snowfall in the Tahoe region combined with 7,800' base elevation means Kirkwood always has the deepest base and usually very good cover until the end of April. The snow is also a little lighter at Kirkwood then at it's North Lake cousins- partially due to higher elevation but also a little less wind packing it down during big storms.
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 60" LED 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 46' Samsung 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 accommodate two twin mattresses adjacent to each other (size of a King bed), and a home office (with printer, LCD monitor, keyboard and mouse) - perfect for those who need to get work done while up in the mountains ! There is also a 40" LG LED TV in the loft for the kids to watch Netflix on.
This home sleeps up to 12 and is ideal for two large families or three smaller 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 (9PM start), 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, dog sledding, zip lining, cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the tranquil meadows and foothills. There is also nearby access to the back country.
Summer at Kirkwood is highly underrated- most days consist of deep blue cloudless skies, temps in the low 70s range with a light cooling breeze in the afternoon. Activities include lift serviced Downhill Mountain Biking (trail was significantly improved summer 2014), 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 s short hike to the Potholes- these stunning natural swimming holes are formed by the water from Silver Lake cascading down rock slabs forming pools and small waterfalls. They are perfect for a picnic with the family. It's 5 miles away on and only a short hike in from Hwy 88. 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.
-rates are $450/$650 weekday/weekend in winter and $350/450 weekday/weekend in summer + 10% hospitality tax + cleaning + deposit
- NO ski leases
- holidays charged at weekend rates
Member since: 2012
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Well appointed and very social- perfect for entertaining as there is both a kitchen island and bar- each with a sink. There are 9 dining chairs, pull up the bench by the entrance if you need more!...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 2 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Cleaning $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
$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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Kirkwood was featured in 2 articles in Ski Magazine a few years ago. 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. In 2017 Kirkwood made Unofficial Networks 10 Most Challenging Ski Resorts in the United States.
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 Palisades, Kirkwood, CA, USA:
I love the skiing and boarding up at Kirkwood, it can't be beat for the diverse terrain and great powder. For convenience the location of the home, just 5 minutes walking from chairs 5 and 6, means you get to spend you days maximizing your ski time or unwinding instead of planning. And on a powder day you can even ski home right to the front door! The layout of the unit is great. The great rooms is perfect for relaxing while the kitchen with it's two bar layout becomes the place where everyone congregates. The two downstairs bedrooms being tucked all the way in the back of the town house means they are very quiet.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Reindeer Games has a very Scandinavian feel influenced by my Swedish heritage (the former head of the condo Association called it the "ABBA House"). All of the taxidermy with the exception of the Mule Deer Antler Chandelier is imported from Sweden. Please note that no Lego pieces were harmed in the making of the wall mounted Lego deer head !!
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Dropbox link to the layout of the unit
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Enjoy a hot chocolate in the Great Room
The Great Room from the loft
The reading nook in the corner of the Great Room. Yes, that is a mink.
Loft daybed- has 2 twin mattresses that can be used together as king or separate
Large jetted tub in the master bath.
Back right downstairs bedroom.
Back left downstairs bathroom
The 'Potholes' Aug 2013- the lack of blue sky is due to the Yosemite forest fire
Kirkwood Trail Map- Reindeer Games in red
nearby Silver Lake
Gourmet kitchen- as you can see plenty of counter space for multiple cooks!
Loft- you can see daybed in back left
Loft- I bought the Chihuahua painting at the Latin America Club in the Mission.
Master bedroom suite with king bed.
His and her sinks in master bath, there is also a shower.
Ensuite bathroom for back right downstairs bedroom
Kit Carson Pass May 2013
View from top chair 6 Jan 2016 looking West
Original Lego art hangs above kitchen bar
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017
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