Sunny location / sports turf backyard / sleeps 24+ / free village shuttle
About Katie Sinchek
We find Northstar the perfect mix of all resorts- especially given this property right on the golf course. We enjoy hiking the TMT Trail around Northstar and enjoying all the amenities Northstar has to offer.
Katie Sinchek purchased this Lodge in 2013
Why Katie Sinchek chose Northstar California Resort
Northstar is a growing resort that is very comfortable for us. Simply call the shuttle- and they are there in minutes-front door- to take you to the village and back. Skis can be stored at Northstar and not only do you not have to worry about driving back and forth to the house- you can enjoy the great facilities / restaurants / bars as well as ice skating, fires, s'mores roasting the village has to offer you. Get back to the house and the huge kitchen is a plus for big families. We are restaurant owners who love to cook- the kitchen is set up for those who love to cook/ entertain as well. 4,500 sq. ft. to find your nook in!
What makes this Lodge unique
All day sun on the decks. Southwest facing for great sunsets from the decks. Hot tub on back deck. All high end towels/linens provided. Huge cook friendly kitchen with all the amenities. We have all the spices, oils, condiments you'll need. 2 Large dining tables for 16. Big screen TV's in all living rec rooms (3). 2 gas fireplaces throughout.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Absolutely Perfect for Large Groups
Everyone in our group agreed... this was the perfect venue for our 30 person family reunion (20 of us slept there comfortably in the 7+ bedrooms). The house is fully stocked and the owners were quick to respond to any questions that came up.
Our group enjoyed day trips to the lake and for hikes, swimming and tennis at the recreation center, golf on the beautiful Northstar course, and of course, lounging comfortably at the house. We made good use of the clean and modern hot tub, roasted s'mores on the fire, and played all of the various games available at the house (volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, putting green, badminton and pool!). The kitchen is stocked with everything (except your own food that is) you would need, is super spacious and made preparing big group meals a breeze.
I hope that I have the need to book this place again because I want to go back already!!
Great Family Snow Cabin
This was a fantastic snow cabin for our large family! The location was perfect and convenient for everybody’s needs. The hosts were great! They even went out of their way to ship back a couple of shirts I had forgotten in the closet after the trip!
Had a great time and house was right for our large group
Really great cabin for a large group!
Very accommodating cabin for a large group. Ours was a family/corporate group and everyone loved it!
Would book again!
This was my first time booking through VRBO and I am glad my family and I decided on this vacation home. Katie and Steve are very responsive and helpful. I have a big family and everyone enjoyed staying here. It is nicely furnished and clean! There is also a nice sledding area in the back that is perfect for younger kids, if there is snow during your time of travel. I recommend this place for big families or large groups and would definitely book again!
A lovely home with something for everyone
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were very responsive to all our questions and very thoughtful when there was a chance we might be snowed in an extra day.
Wonderful, large, updated “lodge style” house in the Northstar Properties located on the preferred Upper Mountain, ⅞ mile from the Village. One of the largest houses in the Northstar area, this property is able to comfortably host groups of more than 16 (please see the reviews!).
Newly renovated gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless appliances throughout with all of the amenities needed to cook a feast. Fully stocked laundry room with new washer and two dryers. Four floors of living space with a 1,200 sqft loft/game room and separate wet bar. Heated floors for the most comfortable morning cooking.
Amenities include fast wifi, full DirecTV programming with HD TVs in every room, X-box Kinect, Wii and DVRs. All bedrooms with high-end linens and most with an individual gas fireplace within for independent temperature control from the central heating. Sunny backyard and forest views from the outdoor patios (full sized grill located on the front deck and a jacuzzi on the back).
Guests have access to all of the Northstar Homeowners amenities and Recreation Center which includes: 3 outdoor hot tubs, olympic size kid’s swimming pool with new water play features, heated lap pool, tennis courts (Northstar Tennis Program rated in the top 25 resorts nationally), saunas+showers, game room with billiards/air hockey/ping pong, updated health and fitness center. Massage therapy also available, but for a more “luxe” experience we suggest going to the Ritz Carlton just up the hill for a massage.
Northstar Resort and Village is truly a destination for all seasons, featuring downhill and cross-country skiing/snowboarding, ice/roller skating rink, equestrian center, recreation center, fitness/gym center, multiple pools and premier tennis courts, 18-hole golf course, restaurants, shopping and galleries, summer mountain bike park, 24-hour security and complimentary shuttle service for owners and guests. Our home is located in a convenient location within the Northstar Properties, near the golf course and less than a mile away from the ski slopes, Village, Ritz Carlton Highlands and (only 15 min away from Lake Tahoe itself).
Village amenities also include: children’s ski school and day care, equipment rentals, season/day lockers, overnight ski and basket check.
Another shuttle bus - Truckee Trolley - will take you to Truckee, an “old west” town filled with shopping and gourmet restaurants. Northstar is close to Squaw Valley, Boreal and Alpine Meadows Ski areas and only 10 minutes away from Kings Beach at Lake Tahoe, 15 min to gambling and entertainment at the Nevada Stateline and only 32 miles to Reno