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Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts

970 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161-4204
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#7 of 15 hotels in Truckee
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Situated at the base of the Northstar and two minute walk to multi-activities Village Core (including live music and skating rink), Northstar Lodge boasts ski-in/ski-out, adjacent to Big Springs gondola and Swim and Fitness Center. Features exclusive exteriors with native materials for a naturally weathered appearance, while luxuriously warm appointments set the mood within creating a high-alpine sensibility. All two, three, and five bedroom villas feature a private deck with in & outdoor fireplaces, hickory and carpeted floors, alder cabinets, spacious fully equipped full-size kitchens, and ranch house design interiors. Other amenities include a spacious lounge, media theater, ski and boot valet (winter) and bike valet (summer). Other Activities include Hiking and Golfing, and 15 minutes to Lake Tahoe, Horseback Riding, and other outdoor sports.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
Parking garage
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Anastasia V wrote a review Mar 2021
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Unfortunately our vacation was a really poor quality as most of the places were just closed in the village. No chance to dine even outdoors after 4pm, when you came down from a slope there is no chance to have a dinner anywhere at the resort. No ice-skate for kids, don't know how is this associated with COVID. No chance to get a breakfast... the only place at the resort was Starbucks you know when you come on vacation and spend about 5-7 gram a week you don't really want to enjoy a Starbucks food all day long. At least you have to think of ppl in this case and have dining options on the resort, or a delivery The staff was not really helpful at all, no explanation with a direction, the hotel didn't have any signs to the buildings, the requests to get a towel or a tooth brush were responded super slowly maybe after the 3rd call, the hotel had NO!!!! water to drink no water at all at 4,5 stars hotel not even by a request, no vending machines worked there…. No gym, no sauna, no hot tub, stay in the room and enjoy nothing
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Stef wrote a review Mar 2021
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We are currently staying in this resort. In terms of resort location and room condition/cleanliness/amenities, it's fine. However, we are in room 107, which 1) is supposed to be on the first floor, but is actually more like the basement because it abuts a hill, 2) all windows look out to a retaining wall about 5 feet away, 3) there is a walkway right outside so people walk by all day in their noisy, heavy skiboots, so 4) you can't open the blinds because otherwise people can see inside. Not that it matters that you can't open the blinds, because the only view is of the retaining wall. If they just added barbed wire on top of the wall, it would complete the prison-like feel. See photos. They charge full price for this room. Learn from our experience and make sure you don't get this room if you stay in this resort. Also, when I asked if we could be moved and was told no, there are no available rooms, they told me the best way to provide feedback is to go to the timeshare presentation and talk to the people there. Ick. I understand hotels have crappy rooms and sometimes you end up in a crappy room. But being told to go to a timeshare presentation to provide feedback? No. Northstar has lots of lodging options - we'll stay somewhere else next time.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 107 is terrible
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S. Johns wrote a review Mar 2021
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I am shocked to see the past few reviews. We have been staying at the Northstar Lodge for years and it's always been outstanding. The units are great and provide all that a family would need. The location is outstanding - in the village, ski in-ski out, so convenient. The staff has always gone above and beyond to make sure our stay is good. David, the front desk manager, has always been helpful and available. Sadly with Covid many places are closed, but if you truly need something you can find it. This is a 5 star place. Book your stay and enjoy all they have to offer!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Marshall D wrote a review Feb 2021
22 contributions22 helpful votes
The carpet was dirty, dishes had dried-on food, TV didn’t work until i fixed it (after waiting 30 mins for someone to do it), loud neighbors, barking dogs. Kitchen sink was clogged, no bathroom cups (even cheap motels have those), no information book, no food available at all. The bed was terrible and we both did not sleep well. The beautiful location cannot make up for all of this. It tries to be a ski lodge but fails. For eg no ski racks in room. It fails both as a $350/night hotel or a ski lodge. In general there was an incredible lack of hospitality. On the plus side there was a free gondola to take you to the slopes for skiing.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Paulina C wrote a review Feb 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Checking in last night was the worst, the treatment at the front desk was rude and disrespectful. Than they put in a handicapped room , with my 6.3 husband . The room smells . We called in advance to get a room. We got this? We go to the front desk to move us. They are out of rooms . We came here to ski. The manager Dave does not coming until 11:00a . The front desk can’t do anything for customer until manager Dave comes in. We are from San Diego , we go to 10 resorts per year . I never been in such a rude atmosphere . Paid all this money to be at the bottom of a handicapped room.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts
Which popular attractions are close to Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Nearby attractions include Village at Northstar Ice Skating Rink (0.1 miles), Villager Candle Shop (0.2 miles), and Spirits In Stone Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rubicon Pizza Company, Petra, and Starbucks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Truckee Jail Museum (5.0 miles).
Does Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.