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 (http://www.northstarattahoe.com/) 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 (http://www.tahoemountainclub.com/) ...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.  http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeTahoe/Default.htm 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 http://www.northstarrealestate.com/SkiLease/6126Lease.html .  Feel free to email me at eric@goldringtravel.com or call me at 877-2GO-LUXURY if you want more information.