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Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging

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4001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161-4250
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#9 of 20 Specialty lodging in Truckee
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Great Bear Lodge, set in the heart of the Village at Northstar™, features luxurious three and four-bedroom condominium residences with commanding views of the outdoor skating rink, mountains and Village excitement. Guests will enjoy the privacy of direct elevator access into each residence and generous floorplans of 2,100 to 3,400 square feet. All Great Bear accommodations include a chef's kitchen finished with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, a sprawling great room with natural stone fireplace and many units offer a separate office/den. Complimentary wi-fi, underground parking and access to the on-site swimming pool, hot tubs, fitness centers and steam rooms is included.
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Candice C wrote a review Feb 2015
145 contributions50 helpful votes
The snow was not this great this winter, however the resort is wonderful. We rented a 4-bedroom apartment at the Great Bear Lodge and we had a great time. All rooms overlook the ice-skating rink. It is a short easy walk (3 - 5 min) to the Gondola. Even my 7 year old can carry the ski and walk to the Gondola. The restaurants at the resort are good and we could order take out to eat in which makes it even more convenience. The kitchen is well equipped. TV has full netflix access. They have everything we need to make our stay comfortable. Loving the private elevator access to our unit and easy access to our ski locker. The design of the unit put family needs front and centre. Well done!
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Response from TahoeMountainLodging, Director of Sales at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
Responded Feb 25, 2015
Hi Candice- Thanks for submitting a review about Great Bear & we're so pleased you had a nice stay in the residence. Yes, mother nature has not given us optimal conditions this year, but it sounds like you enjoyed dining, shops and family fun in the Village. Please join us again; summer is spectacular in Tahoe!
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William wrote a review Feb 2014
singapore172 contributions198 helpful votes
I normally don't write a review if the existing reviews accurately depict the establishment. However, in this case, while all of the reviews are EXCELLENT for this property, Great Bear Lodge was listed as number six out of ten so I thought I would chime in. GBL truly is excellent in every way. The unit we had was flawless, the access via parking directly below the unit and the ability to ride the elevator right into the unit was as easy as it gets, the lobby locker for skis was convenient, the view over the rink was perfect, the proximity to the lift as easy as it gets, and the surrounding "village" perfectly convenient. The only legitimate complaint that one could possibly make might be that the "village" is a bit prefabricated - but considering that you get free s'mores every afternoon, a skating rink 50 feet from your door, shops all around and cocktails served by the rink, it's really hard to complain. However, the difference between say GBL and say The Ritz comes down to a lifestyle choice. I've stayed at the Ritz in Vail before and the cloying over the top service comes with a hand out for tipping at every turn, endless additional charges and the likelihood that you'll be waiting once in a while for someone to move your bags or find your skis (and then they'll want another tip.) Whereas at GBL, you're left to your own to make use of the excellent facilities without having to interact with the staff at every turn - which i prefer. One can also choose to cook in a few nights and eat out the other nights which is a nice mix as we have children, and a nice home cooked meal with a few bottles if wine by the fire is a relaxing finish to a long day on the slopes. Anyway, to each his own, but I thought some clarification would be helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2014
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Response from TahoeMountainLodging, Director of Sales at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
Responded Sep 4, 2014
Hi American Curmudgeon- We couldn't agree more. :) Thanks for your review & we're thrilled you enjoyed Great Bear. It is very special & offers you center stage to all that the Village at Northstar has to offer. We hope to see you again soon. Nicole
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mlkeone wrote a review May 2012
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We stayed in a 3 bedroom Great Bear condo. All I can say is "Swanky!" There is a secure building and the elevator from the lobby opens right into the rooms. Each room had a bathroom and we had an enormous living room, kitchen and balcony area. I loved the fireplace, it was a great place to dry my boots each night. We skied and the ski lockers are close to the rooms with very easy access to the hill. I loved the village vibe and looking out over the ice skating rink. The staff was cheery, helpful and I always like being able to get coffee and tea in the check-in area, plus they had cookies! There is everything you could want in the village, including a movie theater. It is such a great atmosphere for families, couples or business if you can sneak out onto the slopes. Will definitely go back and visit! And I'll have another massage...
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Date of stay: April 2012
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Room Tip: I loved looking out over the skating rink from the balcony.
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Response from LakeTahoeBear, Director of Sales at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
Responded May 18, 2012
I am so glad Mlkeone that you had the opportunity to experience Great Bear Lodge this winter! It is definitely the ultimate location for folks that love to be in the center of all the excitement and winter activity that Northstar California provides our guests! I hope to see you back soon and thank you very much for taking the time to share your review of your vist with Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging!
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Max Y wrote a review Feb 2012
Pacific Grove, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
I've scheduled company trips to Northstar for the last 4 years. The first year we rented a house and had fun. The next two years we stayed at Iron Horse at Northstar resort and it was incredible. This year we decided to try Great Bear at Northstar and we will definitely be back next year. Iron Horse is now our second favorite . . . it can't get much better than stepping out of the elevator and into your place . . . not to mention the proximity to restaurants, bars, entertainment, and the gondola (when you're ready to hit the mountain). The view of the ice rink and listening to live music after a day of skiing is pretty sweet!
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Date of stay: January 2012
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Room Tip: I'm sure they're all really nice, but ask for the units that have a balcony facing the...
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Response from LakeTahoeBear, Director of Sales at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
Responded Feb 8, 2012
Thank you very much Max for taking the time to provide a review of your visit to Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging Great Bear Lodge! You are so correct when you say that having a view of the ice rink and listening to music apres' ski is pretty sweet, I so agree. I also appreciate you recommending that folks request the ice rink view. But guess what, here's the cool thing....every residence that Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging represents in the Great Bear Lodge has a deck with a view of the ice rink. So next year, we hope you will be joining us again on business or pleasure for that matter, when you return, all you have to do is reserve a Great Bear Lodge residence again and you'll be guaranteed that fantastic location above the ice rink. See you soon!
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JoshWall wrote a review Jul 2011
New York City, New York28 contributions9 helpful votes
One of the best resort accommodations I have ever stayed in. Very posh and amazingly super clean. Better than expected. Linens and beds were great as was furniture. Would definitely stay again. Security was not a problem at all, elevators are very safe.
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Date of stay: July 2011
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Response from LakeTahoeBear, Director of Sales at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
Responded Aug 23, 2011
Sol glad you enjoyed Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging Great Bear Lodge...it's quite a compliment when a guest from New York City takes the time to write a review commending our accommodations (New York has phenomenal hotels). Thank you so much for staying with us this summer and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
Which popular attractions are close to Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging?
Nearby attractions include Village at Northstar Ice Skating Rink (0.03 miles), Villager Candle Shop (0.06 miles), and Spirits In Stone Gallery (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rubicon Pizza Company, Petra, and Starbucks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Thunderbird Lake Tahoe (9.8 miles), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (8.0 miles), and Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge (7.8 miles).
Is Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.