About This Listing
* Bright Great Room
* Vaulted Ceiling
* Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
* 3 bedrooms + Downstairs Studio Apartment
* Stairs to Sleeping Loft
* 3 full bathrooms
* 5 min to Squaw Valley's ski slopes
* 15 min to Lake Tahoe or Truckee
* 45 min to Reno
Easy to Find! Park Up to 6 Cars on This Level, Corner Property with 5 Rooms for Sleeping and 3 Full Bathrooms
SWIM, SKATE, OR SKI! Hike on the trails, fish in the river, fly down the slopes, or win big at the casino. Have a weeklong summer family reunion. Spend a weekend for some private time. Play in the snow all winter long.
SquawLodge™ is a wonderful 2600-square-foot, 3-story house with 5 rooms for sleeping and 3 full bathrooms on a quiet corner lot in Olympic Valley, home of top-rated Squaw Valley Ski Resort, site of the 1960 winter Olympics. This large Squaw Valley vacation rental is just 5 minutes to the ski lifts and a short drive to Truckee, Lake Tahoe or Reno for quick access to year-round activities. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a loft. Downstairs is a roomy studio apartment with its own kitchenette and bathroom. This house has a generous deck for all of your summer barbecues or to simply lay out under the sun with drink in hand. Enjoy wildflowers blooming beside your own creek in the spring. Breathe in the crisp autumn air scented by surrounding evergreens.
Brightly lit by floor-to-ceiling windows, the spacious and airy great room has a magnificent natural stone wood-burning fireplace to cozy up to in the winter. SquawLodge is furnished with comfortable beds that easily sleep up to 19 people (13 upstairs and 6 downstairs) with abundant floor area for sleeping bags. Snuggle under down comforters in the bedrooms. Stairs lead to the enclosed loft—a perfect hiding spot with its own TV and video player. An open kitchen makes entertaining a breeze, allowing you to easily socialize with your family and friends while they gather at the breakfast counter or large dining table. Peruse a book from our collection as you recline in an elegant wingback armchair. The snow room/laundry room with two dryers has ample capability to quickly dry your bathing suits or snow clothes. When you're not skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, sledding, skating, waterskiing, boating, fishing, swimming, jet-skiing, river-rafting, hiking, biking, golfing, clubbing, or gambling, you can play a board game or finish a puzzle with your loved ones. Stay connected with the rest of the world by watching DirectTV and surfing the wireless internet, or relish the solitude by quietly listening to soothing music and watching snowflakes fall while unwinding by a crackling fire.
Upstairs (Sleep up to 13):
Master Bedroom & Bath: 1 California King bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Non-standard King Bed (76 in X 75 in)
Loft: 2 Double Beds & 1 Twin Bed
Great Room: 1 Queen Sofa Bed
Downstairs Studio (Sleep up to 6):
2 California King Beds
1 Twin Daybed
1 Twin Trundle Bed
Bonus Sleeping Spaces:
1 Double Futon in Laundry Room
1 Twin Futon in Studio
Bed, table, kitchen, and bathroom linens; tablecloths; throw blankets; and pillows are provided.
We require a legible copy of your driver license (other forms of ID may be acceptable), a complete rental application, and a signed lease agreement.
Rate: Begins at $149/night (Varies due to seasonality and holidays) and does not include the 10% Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax which will need to be collected separately by check or money order.
Per Weeknight / Weekend Night
Spring -- $149 / $199
Summer -- $249 / $299
Winter -- $299 / $349
Holiday -- $499 / $499
Minimum Number of Nights: 2
[Varies due to holidays; Memorial Day--3 night minimum***RESERVED***, Independence Day--2 night minimum***RESERVED***, Labor Day--3 night minimum, Thanksgiving--4 night minimum, Christmas Period--Dec 18-27--6 night minimum, New Year's Period--Dec 27-Jan 3--6 night minimum, 2016 Ski Lease)
Cleaning Fee: $275
Security Deposit: $800 (One month's rent for ski lease)
Pets not allowed.
Cancellation policy: Strict
Free amenities such as DirecTV and Internet access are not guaranteed. Although we strive to maintain these conveniences for our guests, weather and other reasons may make them unavailable during your stay. Please assist us by informing us of any problem and by working with technical support.
Rate calendar is up-to-date until 1/3/2016.
*****2016 Ski Rental*****
Standard four-month lease begins after the holidays on Friday, Jan 8th, 2016, 4 p.m. and ends Sunday, May 8th, 2016, 11 a.m. at $3895 per month. Utilities such as propane, electric, phone, internet, and satellite will be transferred to the renter. A one-month security deposit is required. Other rental periods will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The entire house is available to you, except for locked storage.
Move items and light furniture as you like, but please return them to the original location upon check-out or you may be charged for labor.
Interaction with Guests
You can reach us by message, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns during your stay.
The neighborhood is very quiet. People enjoy taking daily strolls. Brush up on your astronomy by observing the many stars that are visible. Enjoy the chipmunks scampering around, but please keep your distance from other animals, domestic and wild.
We recommend that you have a vehicle to get to the myriad of Lake Tahoe and Reno destinations. However, you can always walk, bike or take the bus into The Village at Squaw Valley to enjoy the food and entertainment options there.
The Tahoe Area Rapid Transit Hwy 89 bus will also take you to Truckee and Tahoe City. To get to the bus stop, head toward Squaw Valley Road, then turn left. The bus stops are a couple of blocks away, close to the Resort at Squaw Creek. Allot 10-15 minutes for a leisurely walk there.
During ski season, the free Alpine Meadows/Squaw Valley shuttle helps you experience both ski locations.
Other Things to Note
Please check out our recommended locations to visit by viewing our map/guidebook in this listing. A set of brochures of some popular activities are also available at SquawLodge.
SquawLodge™ is not a hotel. It is a vacation rental managed by our family. We ask that you do your part and learn about our amenities, follow the rules, and complete the check-out procedure in its entirety. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.
Check-in: 4 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.
Failure to vacate on time may result in additional charges.
No smoking in the house or garage.
SquawLodge™ is in a quiet neighborhood where sound carries long distances. In consideration of our neighbors, please observe Quiet Time:
Weeknights: 10 p.m.
Weekends: 11 p.m.
Limit your water usage. California is in a prolonged severe drought and is under strict water conservation measures. Please limit showers to five (5) minutes. Wash full loads of dishes and laundry (or adjust the cycle/water level accordingly). Use one set of towels per person (one bath towel, one hand towel, one washcloth). You may be charged for using extra towels.
Supervise children at all times as there are stairs, wild animals, large boulders, and small rocks. The house is not child-proofed. You are welcome to move items to higher shelves to prevent accidental ingestion. Please return them to their original spots when leaving.
Do not use the toilets as garbage cans. Only bodily wastes and toilet paper should enter the toilets. A plunger is available for your use.
Tilt the shower head away from doors when turning on showers so that the spray does not flood the floors when doors are opened. Immediately wipe up any spills on the floors.
Be safe when working with open flames. One medium-sized portable charcoal grill is available, however neither charcoal nor lighter fluid are provided. Do NOT use on windy or high fire danger days. Do NOT use lighter fluid anywhere away from the grill. Do NOT use heat sources other than charcoal, due to the creation of hot ash that can disperse then set fire to surrounding areas. You may grill either on the driveway or on the deck. Please barbecue away from the house and away from tree branches. Transfer the grill between floors by using the outside back stairs so as not to risk an accident inside the house. Fire extinguishers are located under kitchen sinks.
During periods of bear activity, please turn on the bear alarm and ensure that the radio is at a sufficient volume to be heard on the deck with the doors closed when leaving SquawLodge unattended. The timer is set to operate the white clock radio between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Please double check that the timer is set correctly when going out for the day. Do not leave food in your car as bears will break in. Wipe stove, kitchen counters and the dining table with Pine-Sol to mask odors so that bears do not break into the house.
As a courtesy, guests have access to a bear box for holding trash while at SquawLodge. Two garbage cans within are allotted for guest use. The third is reserved for the cleaners. To prevent odors from attracting bears, enclose your trash within bags before placing them in the garbage cans. Next, tightly seal the lids on each can. Please do not overfill the cans. Finally, check that the door and latch are firmly closed at all times.
Garbage pickup occurs Monday mornings (generally between 9 a.m. and noon). If you depart on Sunday, you may leave trash overnight in the bear box (two cans), for disposal the next day.
Remove all garbage from the premises upon check-out. Any trash that does not fit within the sealed guest usage garbage cans will be removed at a fee of $25 per bag. Additional cleaning time will also be charged at the cleaning company’s current hourly fee.
Free amenities such as DirecTV and internet access are not guaranteed. Although we strive to maintain these conveniences for our guests, weather and other reasons may make them unavailable during your stay. Please assist us by informing us of any problem and by working with repair support.
Please respect our home by treating it carefully and letting us know if anything is damaged or is missing so that we can remedy it before your next stay at SquawLodge.
(From SquawLodge Information Manual v.5.17)
Great Room with Open-Beam Vaulted Ceiling and Natural Stone, Wood-Burning Fireplace with Convenient Gas Starter
The hosts were excellent with on going communications with us and we knew if we needed anything they were available to assist us. The neighbor hood is beautiful and quite and convenient to all the activities of Tahoe and Truckee. We had a large group and everyone was able to enjoy meals and social time together and also have private space for personal quite times.
The Lodge is extremely close to the Golf Course in Olympic Valley and a great spot to explore the beautiful mountains and a quick visit to Lake Tahoe. The lodge is very spacious and was able to accommodate 10 people to sleep and some visitors throughout the day. I would recommend bringing your own pillow for comfort.
The SquawLodge Staff is very thorough when it comes to the rental process.
I would highly recommend that if you're interested in renting this particular property that read through the house manual and the SquawLodge staff are able to answer any questions.
Overall, the lodge was a great place to stay with a larger family.
Our host kept us informed of everything that we would need up to the day we arrived. She was even available via email when we had questions.
We were up over the New Year's week, with our children and grandchildren, 19 people in all, and there was a bed for everyone! The rooms were set up amazingly for such a large group, we never felt crowded.
The house exceeded our expectations. It was close to everything we needed, and we had the ability to have a wood fire. It is in a wooded residential neighborhood, and very easy to find.
We are all still talking about the wonderful time we had. Given the opportunity, we would all do it again, definitely!
SquawLodge was a great place to stay. This was my first rental from Airbnb and our host was extremely helpful in making sure that everything went smoothly with the rental. The communication was really excellent and focused on making our stay the best it could be. The house was very nice, clean, and had a bed for everyone in our party. Everyone had a great time and I couldn't be happier with the location. We were just a few minutes from the mountain in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. The kitchen was big enough for us to cook a big meal for 11 people. A great experience all around!
Our 2nd yr stays during thanks giving weekend !
Transformation of some of beds from 2 twins to 2 California Queen beds for downstairs room.
Some of the lights and furniture took place.
Enough dishes and cups for people over 16 people.
Hosts really cares for renter's convenience during your stay!
No regrets for staying at Squaw Lodge !
Definitely will make reservation for future dates.
About the Host, SquawLodge™
Hi! I'm SquawLodge™! I was built over several decades by a hard-working boxer, turned soldier, turned teacher and his engaging secretary, turned daycare provider, turned office manager, wife. He learned to ski in Olympic Valley BEFORE they had the Olympics there and taught his bride-to-be to love flying down the slopes. They hiked and camped all over the Sierra Nevada, sharing the expansive views of the forests and mountain peaks with their friends and family. Now, their children are welcoming everyone to share their parents' love in the home they built with their own hands in the mountains they cherished.
Located at the entrance to Olympic Valley, you can find a playground, tables and restrooms here. Take the bike trail to the park from SquawLodge. Soccer field available!Squaw Valley Rd Tahoe City CA 96145
Dining patio is a bit pricey for burgers hot dogs, but the scenery and sound of water are great. Bring sunglasses because the sparkling falling water can be bright! Good spot to rest after rafting.River Road Sunnyside-Tahoe City CA 96145
If youre looking for a nice place for drinks with some tasty food items (be sure to ask about the servers faves), this is a good place to visit.Olympic Valley CA 96146
Its the nicest trail in Olympic Valley. Try starting from Squaw Village and head to High Camp. There you can find other trails to wander around. At the end of the day, take the tram down.Shirley Lake Trail Olympic Valley CA 96146
Take the tram up to High Camp. Swim in the lagoon pool or relax in the hot tub. Ice skate in the summer! Food is expensive with small portions, but can be tasty. Bring lunch and picnic instead.Squaw Valley Road Olympic Valley CA 96146
Good Mexican food and GREAT tequila!North Lake Boulevard Sunnyside-Tahoe City CA 96145
Love the finer dining by the fireplace, and warming up at the fire pit. Live music is good, too!West Lake Boulevard Sunnyside-Tahoe City CA 96145
Playground with a grassy area next to a great sandy beach on Tahoes North shore. Get there early to have your pick of the parking spots.Commons Beach Rd Sunnyside-Tahoe City CA 96145
Enjoy the river while dining outside or fill up on burgers and ribs in the indoor restaurant. No dessert at the Bridgetender so make sure youve got some pie and ice cream back at SquawLodge.West Lake Boulevard Tahoe City CA 96145
After running around Lake Tahoe for the day or after dinner out in Tahoe City, grab a snack or dessert at Safeway before heading back in to SquawLodge.North Lake Boulevard Tahoe City CA 96145
Pleasant people and easy to locate food stuffs. Right off I-80 in the direction of Olympic Valley. Perfect for the last minute grocery run.Deerfield Drive Truckee CA 96161
Looking for a public pool? Enjoy this year-round pool available to non-residents for a low drop-in fee.Donner Pass Road Truckee CA 96161
Fast and tasty. Parking can get crowded, and sometimes, theres a quick-moving line, but its worth it to head to this restaurant in the back inside corner of the L-shaped building.Donner Pass Road Truckee CA 96161
A museum, beach, and park in one location! Learn about the history and culture of the area in the visitor center. Learn about nature outside. Park for free on Donner Pass Rd or pay in the park.Donner Pass Rd Truckee CA 96161
Get groceries here if youre coming off the I-80 and prefer Safeway.Donner Pass Road Truckee CA 96161
Good breakfast place thats fast to serve yummy food.Donner Pass Rd # B Truckee CA 96161
Beautiful view of Donner Lake and the surrounding mountains. You can grill or buy a snack, then eat at a picnic table. The playground is kid-approved:) You can play in a court or rent a boat. Low fee.Truckee CA 96161
Farther away, and a tad bit more expensive than only enjoying Truckees Community Pool, but it has a number of activities for the kids at a discounted fee and a shop if you need some additional gear.
Our usual place to gas up at the Kingvale exit as the Truckee gas stations are almost always more expensive.Donner Pass Rd Soda Springs CA 95728
At South Lake Tahoe, Mount Tallacs hike is a difficult one, but very rewarding as you can see all of Lake Tahoe and other lakes. It gets crowded so head up early.Mt Tallac Trail South Lake Tahoe CA 96150
Great fun wandering around, checking out the interesting food and equipment for sale and amazing displays of fish and other wildlife. Take your picture with a polar bear!Boomtown Garson Rd Verdi NV 89439
Enjoy the casino, but the restaurants are great. Love prime rib at the Prime Rib Grill and the delicious assortment at The Buffet.North Virginia Street Reno NV 89501
Stay on the I-80 East through Reno to head into Sparks, Nevada to visit the factory outlets and IMAX theater here. Yes, you can spend the entire day there!Scheels Dr Sparks NV 89434
Returning to the SF Bay? Get one of Machados absolutely fantastic pies. Many people go to Ikedas for their pies, but we prefer Machados for their fresh-out-of-the-oven pies that arent too sweet.Apple Ln Auburn CA 95603
Coming from SF Bay? Stop at Ikedas. Yes, its a tourist trap, but its good! Great burgers, tasty pies, clean restrooms, fresh fruit, etc. are available at their store.Lincoln Way Auburn CA 95603