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Studio Condo

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Village Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

One Bedroom Condo

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Two Bedroom One Bath Condo

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)

Two bedroom two bath condo

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)

Three Bedroom Condo

Max Occupancy: 8 guests (up to 7 children, 6 infants)

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Near North Lake Tahoe

Halfway between Truckee and the north end of Lake Tahoe, this mountain lodge (part of the 10,000-acre Northstar Resort) is reputed to be among the best in the nation for family vacations.

Fun in sun and snow

Northstar California Resort features pools, spas, a large recreation complex, tennis courts, a video arcade, and a fitness center; an adults-only clubhouse offers leather couches, a fireplace, and a library.

Warm alpine comfort

Comfortable accommodations at Northstar California Resort include rooms, studios, and multi-bedroom condos; all units offer VCRs and decks and most include a fireplace.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Northstar California Resort is part of the 10,000-acre Northstar resort, among the best in the nation for family vacations. Recreational opportunities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, golf, tennis, swimming, volleyball, complimentary scenic lift rides in warmer months, mountain biking, and hiking. Reno-Tahoe International Airport is 40 miles (64 km) away.

Northstar Recreation Center features a video arcade, a fitness center, a playground, and supervised summer children's activities (subject to fee).

Resort visitors can shop at numerous retail stores, including boutiques, galleries, and clothing retailers. The many dining options include Starbucks Coffee and Baxter's Bistro & Lounge.

Shops and restaurants center around Village Plaza, home to live music, special events, a 9,000-square-foot (836-square-meter) ice skating rink, family festivals, and a collection of fire pits.

  • Arcade/game room
  • ATM/banking
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Conference space
  • Express check-out
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Golf course on site
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Picnic area
  • Shopping on site
  • Ski passes available
  • Ski storage
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Tennis on site
  • Total number of rooms - 230
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Cable TV service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • DVD player
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Phone
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Video-game console
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Where to Eat

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar - This award-winning restaurant blends the unique flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine with American ingenuity. 60 tons of fresh fish are delivered each month.

The Chocolate Bar - Gourmet desserts and appetizers. Savory small-plate options include cheese fondue, seared ahi tuna, herb-marinated flat-iron steak, sturgeon caviar, and crisp salads.

Baxter's Bistro and Lounge - Features live music from some of the country's top jazz acts. Features signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, and an array of appetizers.

Tacos Jalisco - A celebrated local Truckee favorite of authentic Mexican cuisine. The Northstar menu includes their renowned small plates, full entree items, and beer and wine. Visit them for a quick bite between runs, for apres ski, or for a full sit-down family dinner.

Euro Snack - This stand for French waffles and baguette hot dogs is located in the center of the Village. Offers coffee, cold beverages, and snack items.

TC's Pub - Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and apres ski, TC's Pub features your favorite pub grub and flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports.

Tavern 6330 - Featuring an American grill inspired by California farm fresh ingredients and a cozy, tavern-esque atmosphere suitable for the whole family.

Petra - a fresh new wine bar and Mediterranean tapas concept.

Rubicon Pizza - Family-style atmosphere. Italian pasta dishes, hand-tossed pizza, gourmet salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

The Lodge at Big Springs - Mid-mountain stop for breakfast and lunch. Pizza, burgers, salads, Mexican food, and ribs. Coffee bar. Bars on main and upper levels. Open in winter.

Summit Deck & Grill - Atop Mt. Pluto (8,610 feet) with Lake Tahoe views. Grilled foods, prime rib, wraps, tacos, soups, chili, stir-fries, and a full bar. Open in winter.

Earthly Delights - Open seven days a week.

Starbucks - Coffee drinks and pastries shop, open daily.

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Nearby Things to Do

Featuring 3 pools and 3 spas (surcharge), an expansive recreation complex supplies year-round pleasure. A 90-foot lap pool remains open all year, but is adults-only in summer, when another large pool and a children's pool are open for families. One spa holds 50 people, with 2 smaller spas reserved for adults. A playground is part of an extensive, supervised summer children's activities program.

In summer, the resort provides an 18-hole championship golf course, 10 tennis courts, a volleyball court, a trout-stocked fly-fishing lake, and a nature trail. Nearby summer activities include ballooning and mountain climbing, as well as mountain biking and hiking.

In addition to downhill, cross-country, and terrain skiing for adults and children, the resort's winter activities include ice skating, snowshoeing, snowtubing, and snowskating. Ski passes are available.

The recreational activities listed below are available at or near the resort or at Lake Tahoe; fees may apply.

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Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-in for this property is based at a different location, 100 Northstar Drive.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 15.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Shuttle service
  • Ski shuttle
  • Ski storage
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Facilities fee: USD 2 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Sauna
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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