The SpaceThis home sits discretely on the 18th hole of a the gorgeous Grizzly Ranch golf course, giving it a cabin-like feel from the outside. Inside, cathedral ceilings in the main hall provide brilliant sunlight from all sides. The spacious great room with its stone fireplace is the perfect spot to track winter snowdrifts or watch deer and birds.
The house was designed so that guests can spend time together. The decor is subtle and minimal so you can spend your time admiring the beauty of the great outdoors.
We want to make sure you're comfortable that Grizzly Ranch is a fun place and our neighbors value considerate guests on and off the course. Its important to note that this is a sleepy community and not an atmosphere that is friendly to loud activities after 9pm. If you're hoping to enjoy loud music and a party atmosphere, this won't be the place for you. To date, all of our guests have chosen to stay at our lodge to get away and be with the beautiful scenery of the Sierras. If this is your intention, you will be very happy here too!
The kitchen is a primary focal point and a chef's dream with all the appliances and gadgets - blender, smoothie maker, soda stream, food processor, beautiful serving dishes, stemware, proper silverware, cocktail shakers. warming drawer - you name it! Walk out from the kitchen to an enclosed yet outdoor dining space. Or open the slider to the deck where you'll find an industrial size grill and a smoker. Relax while grilling in the Adirondack chairs and gaze at the sky high evergreen trees that dot the back yard.
The chef can visit with guests who are relaxing or watching the big game in the great room. The gas fireplace has hand-selected stone work from floor to soaring ceiling and is simple and easy to turn on and off. No mess! Please also help yourself to our telescope. The night sky is usually cloudless and thousands of bright lights can be seen even with the naked eye.
The grand room on the main floor has leather chairs and a sofa arranged for TV viewing, conversation, board games and gazing at the fireplace. The couch on this main level opens up to a queen size bed as needed.
The master bedroom is also located on the main floor. Again you'll find a wall of windows and a door from which you can get out to the beautiful back yard deck. The enormous custom walk-in closet is full of fluffy blankets if you need to take one outside with you on a cool night. The master bath is something to see. Large soaking tub overlooking the pines, double vanity sinks, separate spring shower.
Also on the main floor is a bedroom with two twin beds that are usually connected together to make one queen size bed, in-suite bathroom with dual vanity sinks and bath/shower room. You can set up the queen air mattress here for additional sleeping accommodations. There is plenty of room.
For convenience, the washer/dryer is on the main room as is a breeze way connecting the garage where you can hang your ski clothes, fly fishing waders, store your golf clubs or any other recreational items.
Double all that space and go downstairs. We use Nest and have a separate zone to heat and cool this section of the home to your comfort.
At the bottom of the stairs is another great room complete with a wet bar. We are in the process of upgrading the entertainment system in the lower living room, therefore the TV and gaming system is not available. This room is complete with oversized bean bag chairs and comfy couches. This room opens to the lower patio in the back yard which is complete with lounge chairs, fire pit and yard games.
Two more bedrooms complete the lower level space. The lower level suite is incredibly spacious with dual sinks, and a large shower/tub combination. The suite offers a king sized bed an opens to the patio out back.
The fourth bedroom has a queen bed and is situated next to the half bathroom on the lower level.
**** Please note that we love our lodge and continue to make updates and improvements. As of November 2016, we are upgrading the entertainment system for the home. At this point, only the TV in the main living area is available for usage - the game room TV and bedroom TVs will not be operational. We do offer a full cable package for the TV although we hope that you'll enjoy everything that this beautiful area has to offer and leave the technology for another day. Guest AccessAccess the entire home including garage space for your vehicles. Interaction with GuestsPlease call/text/email with any questions, day or night. The NeighborhoodWe chose to build this home in the heart of the Plumas National Forrest to enjoy the simple luxury of undeveloped earth. The lodge is quite luxurious and grand, but when we step out the front door, or take a short drive, we wanted areas we could explore on foot, bike, boat, skis. We found exactly what we hoped for. Just a short drive to Graeagle or Truckee takes you back to the old West for horse back riding, old time saloons but you'll also find delicious modern Mexican cuisine too. Each of the little towns near the house have weekend festivals and music celebrations. Please sure to just ask us if you'd like to know more about local activities during your stay. We can share secrets from the locals.
Lake Tahoe itself is magical. The lodge is about 90 minutes from the shoreline where outdoor activities rule year round. Be sure to check out zip lining, snowmobile tours, boating, and of course world class skiing at Northstar, and Squaw Valley. Getting AroundReno/Tahoe International Airport is less than 1 hour drive.
You'll want to have a car to get out and about to visit the state and national parks. There is plenty of parking at the house and two indoor heated garage spaces too.