by Courtney Elko
Located at the base of Northstar Mountain in Truckee, California, this ski-in/ski-out resort offers studio, two- and three-bedroom villas. All of the villas feature a private deck with an outdoor fireplace. The studio offers a mini-fridge, microwave and a dining table with seating for two. The two- and three-bedroom villas feature a queen sleeper sofa in the living space, a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and a dining area. Ski and boot valet in the winter and bike valet in the winter is available at Northstar Lodge, as well. Guests will fine plenty of restaurants and shops at the nearby Northstar Village along with an open-air ice rink, fire pits and live music.
Our Editor Loves
- Located at base of Northstar Mountain
- Outdoor fireplace
- Horse Back Riding
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
The hotel itself
>Is within a village and so there's a skating rink, theatre, shopping stores, and bonfire. This place would be even more perfect during Christmas season (like those you see in movies)!
>There were alot of activities in this place EVERYDAY (see pictures) In addition to hotel amenities such as skating, skiing, gondola, etc. the later were closed since we went there during low season and there was no snow (not sure about the activities) however, it was still perfect because we get to enjoy the place on our own and entire community is quiet!
>The gym seems like it is open 24 hours and there were alot of equipments. Has a sauna, locker, spacious bathroom, steam room, towels, water, headphones, billards, and foosball table.
>Swimming pool (heated), multiple jacuzzi and bonfires spread around the hotel. Beautiful trees and views.
Our room, 3302.
>It had a fully equipped kitchen (kitchen utensils, cutlery, baking equipment, etc), had washer and dryer (great when you swim and does not want to pack dirty or wet clothes!), and EACH ROOM HAD A FIREPLACE! (our room, 2 king and 1 sofa bed, had a total of 4 fireplace). Everything was clean from the bathroom to the floors). The comforters, bed, and towels were soft and had a luxurious feel.
> We requested the higher floor room, room with great views, and in the newer building. All of these were granted (not sure about the newer building request but everything sure does look new!). The views are stunning and so picturesque. You can see trees everywhere and as far as you can see.
>lowest temperature: -4 Celcius
>So far, i think this was the best hotel i've ever stayed at. Will definitely love to comeback since we did not get to explore the place fully.
We came down for a few nights stay and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If you get a chance to stay during the summer or winter, it is worth it. There was plenty of local happenings to keep anyone occupied. Enjoy your stay.