The best luxury ski condos off Lake Tahoe at Northstar

While a ski getaway is often about the skiing, naturally, one of the best parts of a winter getaway is the ski lodge experience. It affords experiences that you can’t just have anywhere, any time of year. Secluded chateau or ski-in/ski-out lodge? Indoor Jacuzzi tub or outdoor hot tub? Gas fireplace or wood-burning fireplace? These represent just some of the unique ski lodge amenities and experiences, all of which you’ll find in North Lake Tahoe at Northstar California. Below, find three of the best luxury North Lake Tahoe condo properties around Northstar.

Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts

Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts is your proper ski-in/ski-out lodge. Located just off the Village, Northstar Lodge sits at the base of the Home Run trail, and adjacent to the Highlands Gondola, which transports guests to The Ritz-Carlton at mid-mountain. Luxury residences feature amenities like designer stainless steel appliances and fireplaces in both the living area and balcony, while resort amenities include a media theater, spacious outdoor hot tub and fire pit, and ski and boot valet that is available during winter. Plus, you're just minutes on foot from the heart of the Village at Northstar for its restaurants, the Cabana Bars, shops, and ice skating rink.


Constellation is the crème de la crème ski lodge experience, designed for guests seeking a balance of escape and accessibility. Located mid-mountain, attached to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Constellation houses two-, three- and four-bedroom residences with gourmet chef-inspired kitchens, spacious living rooms with gas fireplaces, and beautiful mountain views. Reservations come with valet parking, bell service, on-site concierge, access to two fitness centers, a resort pool and hot tubs, ski valet and daily housekeeping. Meanwhile, The Ritz-Carlton's great restaurants and bars, such as Manzanita, are mere feet away, while the Village at Northstar is just an 8-minute gondola ride. Many residences are pet-friendly, too (bed and biscuit included).

Great Bear Lodge

Jaw-dropping. That’ll likely be your reaction, like many people, when getting off Great Bear Lodge's elevator, which opens directly into your luxury condo overlooking the Village at Northstar. Perched above the Village’s ice skating rink, these spacious three- to four-bedroom residences feature amenities like a luxurious kitchen and appliances, ski lockers, fireplace, and washer & dryer. Other bells and whistles include bell service, personal concierge, and heated underground parking. Staying at Great Bear Lodge also includes access to the Village Swim and Fitness Center. You can book it, and a number of other condos and homes, on Tahoe Mountain Lodging's website.

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