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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 , **SKI IN SKI OUT***

Romantic getaway, monstor ski weekend, or just a weekend with your young family, away from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area!

Don't waste the first and last hour of your day with the hassle of parking, trudging across the village, and fighting the crowds. Get your ticket the night before, sleep in, ski down to the lift and zip up - with your blood pressure still in the safe zone!!!

This is the perfect place to serve as a platform to head out to all of your activities, or, if you just want a quiet relaxing couple of days in the mountains, this unit is for you. Stroll about the many shops, and find activities for the kids.

What sets our unit above the rest of the ski in ski outs?? If there are no renters before or after you, and we can make it work with the cleaning crew, we are happy to make accommodations for an early check in, or late check out! Arrive at 9am and get another day of skiing in! Sleep in, or head out for a last day of fun - come early, and stay late - free of charge. Why waste your entire last day traveling? Get a full day of skiing in!

This one bedroom, one bath has a queen size bed, and a couch with a queen size pull-out. The condo is fully furnished with all the amenities you could need. Bring the groceries and you don't have to go back to town till you are headed home. If you don't want to cook, stroll down to the Village for scrumptious meals.

Once witer hits, Northstar has has the best snow around.

It doesn't get any better than this! This is an upstairs unit, so no noise from the neighbors above you! The kitchen is stocked with minor items such as salt, pepper, seasonings, etc, pots, pans, utensils, fondue pots, coffee pot, tea kettle (for that all important hot cocoa), keurig, toaster, microwave, all of which are available for your use. This is one of the few units with a natural gas bbq on the deck. Its not giant, but feel free to cook up some hot dogs for lunch, bbq up a few steaks or chicken breasts for dinner. If you don't want to lift a finger, take the short walk to the village for a wonderful dining experience. If you do not feel like walking, simply call the shuttle bus, and they will pick you up and drop you wherever you want to go at Northstar. Enjoy access to the Northstar recreation center ($2/guest). Enjoy the sauna, hot tubs, lap pool, pool, exercise room, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball court, and game room. After you take a short rest from biking, head down to the village and try your hand at roller skating or having a cold drink while spending time with old friends, or making new ones. If you just cant get away from work, feel free to use the free internet. There are also DVDs, Netflix, Roku, board games, and a few books, if you want to spend some time inside.

For longer stays (or mishaps) there is a full size washer and dryer on the same level as the unit. There is no charge for the use of the washer and dryer.

There is a small bin with some snow boots, kids gloves, snow toys (Arctic Shields, snow ball makers, snow ball throwers) that folks are welcome to use, as long as the guests take care of them!

This is a non-smoking unit - no smoking of any type. Not 420 friendly.

If this is a special occasion, such as engagement, honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, let us know, and if you have any special requests, we can try work out your requests for flowers, chilled champagne, box of chocolates, new pair of skis, Mountain Bike, etc, with our assistant (payment would go to her).

**** We support our US Military. In honor of our USAF parents, we are proud to give a 10% discount for active duty and retired military members, as well as documented Wounded Warriors. We never take a knee. Thank you for keeping us safe, and for all of the sacrifices you and your family make, 24/7/365. MUST BE NOTED PRIOR TO BOOKING IN ORDER TO ADJUST THE RATES ON VRBO****

More Details

Kristin Knutson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Kristin Knutson

Our parents bought this Unit when it was nothing but wooden stakes in the ground, in the early 70's. We became ski fanatics, and although we traveled up and down I-80 for many years, we ended up participating in competitive ski racing, and attending Truckee High School. Go Wolverines! We have scoured every inch of Northstar (and maybe drove Northstar Security bananas a time or two). Now us kids (who all have grey hair) are all grown up, and want to keep it in the family. However, we all have jobs and busy lives - so we don't get up as often as we would like. We thought we would try VRBO as a way to offset some of the costs. With a little help from an awesome friend who does the cleaning, we are hoping to make it work - as we know mom would want it to stay in the family. We also want other young families to have the same opportunity to build solid family connections and a lifetime of memories. A small cozy condo helps foster that togetherness. We hope you gain the memories and family bonds that were created when we were kids, and still go on when our families visit as well.

In memory of our parents, ask about a 10% discount for active duty and retired military PRIOR TO BOOKING.

Kristin Knutson purchased this condo in 1972

Why Kristin Knutson chose Truckee

The location of this particular unit is paramount. It is right on the ski slope - so when there is snow, you click into your skiis and ski down to the lift. On the way home, slip in through the trees, and ski right up to the pathway 10 feet from the door! No trudging across parking lots or streets. No walking down paths, no nothing! Northstar maintains their snowpack impeccably. You wont find better groomed snow anywhere. It is an upstairs unit... you don't have to hear the noise of the people above you all night. Additionally, this unit has a balcony - and we have put a natural gas BBQ out there. The Unit still has a fire place - real wood, with a little natural gas to help out if you are not a fire builder.

What makes this condo unique

Ski in, ski out - no carrying your skis, or your kids!


Truckee Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This was as advertised and the owner is very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place!

  • 5 of 5

awesome location rode from the lift to the lift and it was a great place for the weekend! from the condo we walked to a stream and never left the north star area as there was not a need!

Owner was terrific and easy to access!


  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your time!
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Fun Summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

The location of this condo was great. Nice little hike down to the village. The bed was comfortable and our kids seemed to like the pull out couch. We utilized the rec center and pool which was amazing.

Just a few notes, observations: So many items in the condo reminded us of the 80's which was fun. The large eccentric chandelier was something to behold, as well as the large tapestry. The bathtub/shower is set high so when you step out be very careful. My son feel into the toilet getting out of the shower. If you are bringing your own food, be aware there is not a pantry for dried goods, cans, etc. We kept our food in a large tub. Bring your own plastic spatula...we could not find one for eggs and other items we made on our non-stick pan. We appreciated the long wall of pegs to hang our hats and backpacks, that helped keep things off the floor. There were some games the kids enjoyed. The surrounding were quiet as well which was lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the pantry - It looks like guests have left some of their item in the cupboards. There should be two cupboards in the upper section, and two in the lower.... we have left some things as well, like garbage bags, saran wrap, cooking oil. I bought a plastic spatula... but the saucepans are essentially unbreakable (that is not a challenge), so the metal spatula works well. One day Ill get some awesome stick proof ones, but I am afraid that folks might scratch them up!
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Clean place, good location, owner was great

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome!
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Clean and functional

  • 5 of 5

The place was exactly as advertised and was great for my wife and me. It's walking distance from the Village and Northstar Sports. Check-in and check-out were as simple as can be and Kristin has been very timely with any question we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you ever have any questions, I am just a text away! Our cleaners are great!
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Overall it met all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfectly located. We saved lots of money by skiing to the condo every day to have our lunch. In the evening, we walked to the village for dinner and took the shuttle back to condo (line #4 below where the shuttles pick up from village). Very convenient and no complaints.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sometimes there is a wait for the shuttle from the rec center in the Summer - but they are really quick in the winter!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Recreation pass will be at the Unit, and usable by the renters. $2 per person. If the pass is not left at the Unit, a fee of $100 will be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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