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Studio CondoMax Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)
One Bedroom CondoMax Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
Two bedroom two bath condoMax Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)
Two Bedroom One Bath CondoMax Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)
Three Bedroom CondoMax Occupancy: 8 guests (up to 7 children, 6 infants)
Village RoomMax Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Northstar California Resort
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.
- Outdoor pool
- Fitness facilities
- Children's club (surcharge)
- Conference space
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Arcade/game room
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Express check-out
- Shopping on site
- Babysitting or childcare
- Laundry facilities
- Ski storage
- Picnic area
- Children's pool
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Total number of rooms - 230
- Free self parking
- Ski passes available
- Spa tub
- Coffee shop or café
- Grocery/convenience store
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Golf course on site
- Tennis on site
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet
- Access via exterior corridors
- Free long-distance calls
- Free local calls
- Premium TV channels
- Coffee/tea maker
- DVD player
- Limited housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Video-game console
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Cable TV service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Individually furnished
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.
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.
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Rafting nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Snowmobiling nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Skydiving nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Golf driving range on site
- Golf lessons on site
- Golfing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Horse riding/rental on site
- Ice skating on site
- Mountain biking on site
- Ski equipment rentals on site
- Ski lessons on site
- Cross-country skiing on site
- Downhill skiing on site
- Snowboarding on site
- Snowshoeing on site
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is 11 AM
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Resort fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night
- Shuttle service
- Ski shuttle
- Ski storage
- Internet access
- Phone calls
- In-room coffee
- Self parking
- Additional inclusions
- Facilities fee: USD 2 per person, per day and includes use of:
We should mention
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.