If you don't want to shell out for the Ritz-Carlton or Hyatt at Northstar, then this is the next best thing. It has all the nice Hampton touches (free WiFi, breakfast, etc.) in a location that's near the water and mountains (for play) and downtown Truckee (for food, services). A previous reviewer said it had a "mountain lodge" feel to it, and that's accurate. You should be able to score this for $99-$199 depending on the season. I look forward to staying here again.