Saturday, November 1, 2008

Iamboatman's Alternative to Cruising: Skiing at Northstar-at-Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, California

I am not only about cruising and exotic vacations.  Years ago I purchased a townhouse in a resort on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, California named Northstar-at-Tahoe. 

How I wound up owning a place out west when I live in the east is a long (and probably boring) story, but my purchase was, as I often say, "the only smart thing I purchased when I was single".  My family loves nothing better than to spend the day on the slopes, then a visit to the Recreation Center for a hot tub or some video games, and then home to a nice wood fire, looking out on the snow-covered pines, and hanging out together.

Over the past twenty plus years Northstar-at-Tahoe ( has changed from a small, family orientated, ski resort with picnic tables and a very small village to a world-class resort with an incredible village, the private luxury Tahoe Mountain Club ( ...with a restaurant on the top of the mountain, a private club in the village and Jack Nicklaus designed golf course...and, opening next winter, a Ritz Carlton hotel. Our secret getaway is no longer a secret!  While there are upsides and downsides to such intense development, Northstar-at-Tahoe has really transformed from a wannabe to an almost luxury resort to a true luxury destination. 

The beauty of my little place is that it is located away from village (a 3 minute shuttle away) so we have privacy, quiet and views of the mountains...with the bonus of having the glitz located just down the road anytime we want.

As I normally do, I offer my place out for rent when we are not using it.  I do not usually rent it out by the day or week, but rather on a more long term basis.  It is fully furnished down to the blender for Margaritas and the marshmallow fork for smores.  Maid service is available.  You can find more information at .  Feel free to email me at or call me at 877-2GO-LUXURY if you want more information.