* 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 Space:
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; 2015 Ski Lease Jan 3-May 3***RESERVED***, Memorial Day--3 night minimum, Independence Day--3 night minimum, Labor Day--3 night minimum, Thanksgiving--4 night minimum, Christmas Period--Dec 19-27--6 night minimum, New Year's Period--Dec 27-Jan 3--6 night minimum)
Cleaning Fee: $250
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 5/3/2015. Please ask about 2015 rates.
***RESERVED*** 2015 Ski Rental ***RESERVED***
Standard four-month lease begins after the holidays on Saturday, Jan 3rd, 2015, 4 p.m. and ends Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, 11 a.m. at $3795 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. Details for the 2016 season have not yet been set.
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.
Check-in: 4 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.
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.
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.
Please 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 lighter fluid anywhere away from the grill. 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 kitchen counters and the dining table with Pine-Sol to mask odors so that bears do not break into the house.
Remove all garbage from premises upon check-out. Any trash left 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.
Please do not leave garbage outside overnight.
Garbage pickup occurs Monday mornings (generally between 10 a.m. and noon). They will take two containers of garbage.
Please 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.
Please tilt the shower head away from doors when turning on showers so that the spray does not flood the floors when doors are opened. Please immediately wipe up any spills on the floors.
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.
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.
SquawLodge was an amazing place to stay. We were there for a week during the fall and couldn't have had a better time. The house is fantastic and everyone was very comfortable. The location is walking distance to the ski village in a very quiet neighborhood. Communication from the owners was exceptional and make the entire stay very easy. We definitely plan on returning sometime in the future.
Great host who genuinely cared about our stay! The house has plenty of space for a large group of people. Large front room with big kitchen table and deck for common living areas. The beds were VERY comfortable. I hosted a College reunion here and all my friends loved the beds and the accommodations. The area is VERY quiet, perfect for a trip away from it all. I will gladly come out here in the summer again. Perfect place for a large group at a great price. Once last thing, be prepared to pay an extra $70 on top of your rent in taxes after all Airbnb fees.
This place is absolutely amazing and I will most definitely recommend it to all of my friends. The Squawlodge comes loaded with cooking supplies, beddings, laundry machine, tv, boardgames, and a great patio. It was like a dream getaway. I really hope to come back here soon! The place looks even better in person than the already amazing pictures. Do not hesitate to book Squawlodge! It is incredibly roomy and the customer service is fantastic. They replied to my emails within minutes and are also incredibly friendly over the phone. I give this place a 10/10 :)
We had been planning a family reunion for a few months, and realized that we would need a house that slept 15-19 people. The Squaw Lodge was set up so well, that no one ever felt crowded or uncomfortable. The amenities are too many to describe; the studio downstairs slept one family of 5 perfectly and the loft upstairs slept 2 quite well. The kitchen is very well appointed, we found everything we needed for every meal. The refrigerator & freezer are large, but if one needed more storage room, the studio downstairs had a refrigerator and freezer as well.
The neighborhood is amazingly quiet. Very easy to sleep in, if you wanted to, but we left early to play at Lake Tahoe, Independence Lake and the Truckee River. It is an easy walk up to Squaw Valley, where there are fun shops and restaurants.
Angelica and Mark (property mgr) have instructions for the maintenance of the property. Everything is explained completely, up to the garbage disposal, bear alarm and laundry.
I highly recommend staying in the Squaw Lodge, and when you do, turn the radi(phone number hidden) fun music!
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.