even she could not fault this place.As for me, I can only concur with the other 22 reviewers above in their assessment of the Constellation Residences.
Seven of us were comfortably accommodated in a three bed condo without feeling at all cramped and the daily maid service meant each day's return was a pleasure.
The chief advantages of this location were the proximity to the slopes ('no schlepping'), the use of the excellent facilities at the Ritz Carlton next door and above all the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff.
I would like to especially thank Katie and her colleagues on the desk, who could not have been more obliging, as well as the Brian and the ski valet team. It is indeed a luxury to have your skis placed out on the snow for you each day and brought back inside later. I am sure that if I had been feeling too weary the valets would have done the skiing for me as well.
You can not compare the whole experience with the over-priced and over-crowded European Alps, especially when you can ski in the aptly named Heavenly too after a leisurely and beautiful hour's drive around Lake Tahoe. The scenery took a few days to grow on me- not as awe inspiring as the Alps or as pretty as the Lake District- but the scale and drama of the landscape and lakescape is impressive.
We would love to return; an unforgettable trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Constellation at Northstar is a limited collection of 17 luxury ski-in/ski-out residences situated perfectly mid-mountain with stunning views, unparalleled mountain access, luxury five-star services and access to amenities at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort. Home Features - Built to The Ritz-Carlton’s strict five-star level of construction and interior finish standards including concrete construction with superior acoustics.- Fully-furnished homes featuring hardwood flooring with area rugs, open living rooms, fireplaces, full-size washer and dryers, and large bedroom suites featuring plush beds, desks and space to accommodate guests. - Master bathrooms with heated stone floors, jetted soaker tubs, spacious showers and fluffy towels- Balconies with gorgeous mountain views. - Gourmet kitchens featuring Viking Professional Series appliances including personal wine refrigerators- State-of-the-art technology package with wireless Internet, Bose sound system, widescreen HDTVs with DirecTV, Apple TV, and DVD playersAmenities include access to the facilities at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort with connection via an enclosed sky bridge:- Spa and fitness facility including sauna, steam, whirlpool and adult-only lap pool- Dining at acclaimed restaurant Manzanita, MountainBlue Café, Patio Bar & Grill in addition to room service and resort charge capabilities- Ski Valet Concierges, in the Constellation building as well as The Ritz-Carlton resort- Outdoor fire pits and s'more toasting area- Arcade with PS2 Playstation pods- Outdoor family pool and Jacuzzis- Expansive lobby and cocktail lounge with 360° fireplace and ample gathering - Two professionally-equipped fitness centers with complementary fitness classes - 24-hour business center- Access to the Northstar Village Recreation and Fitness Center with saline pool and spa at the bottom of the Highlands Gondola- Complimentary Highlands Gondola to the Village at Northstar- Full-service concierge, luggage bell service, and valet parking garage- 24-hour security- Housekeeping options available- All utilities, Internet, cable, landscaping and snow/trash removal ... more less
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