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Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging
Reviewed July 13, 2011

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.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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LakeTahoeBear, Director of Sales at Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging, responded to this reviewResponded August 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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Reviewed September 11, 2010

We stayed in a four bedroom and four and a half bath unit in Great Bear Lodge. Check in was easy and friendly. We had three cars in our group and they provided us with free parking inside a secure garage requiring key card to enter.

From the garage you enter the "private elevator" which opens right into your unit. Somewhat fabulous until later in our stay when others were also using the elevator which services about 8 units, guests in the elevator could walk right into our condo when the door opened - no security. Many times we got in the elevator to go down and it would go to another floor, sometimes up and sometimes down and open to another condo. Once it opened to a condo that appeared to be unoccupied and anyone could have just walked in. Yes you do need a key card to press the button for your unit but there would be no recourse if someone in the elevator wanted to enter your condo with you. The other tenants were cordial about this but equally astonished.

The condo was beautiful. It was immaculate, absolutely not a crumb anywhere. Everything exactly in its place. The most obcessive complusive person would find no fault here. The kitchen was perfectly stocked with everything you need to prepare meals and a lot more. They provided everything you would need right down to foil and saran wrap, even scotch tape. All dishwashing supplies along with Tide detergent for the full size washer and dryer were provided. One of our four bedrooms had two beds, two of them had queen beds, and the master had a king - along with a queen sofa bed, if needed. The media room had a small sofa bed. We had seven adults and more than enough places to sleep. Each of the bedrooms had a full size private bathroom connected to it and there was a spacious half bath off the entry hall. There was a long dining table which would seat 10, a beautiful fire place in the living room and two balconies. The larger balcony overlooked the Village but it was not noisy. We didn't use the side balcony because there was no furniture on it and very little on the larger one, two chairs is all.

Safeway (grocery) is a convenient and beautiful 10-15 minute drive to Tahoe City. If you are interested in a casino it is not far from Safeway too. There is a nice swimming pool, exercise room, and game room with pool table on the premises and were never busy or crowded. We went on the "Wine Walk" which was supposed to be wine 'tasting' at different shops and restaurants but each poured a generous half glass and some provided food including pizza. Well worth the $20 and you keep the glass. There are several restaurants if you don't want to cook but there really isn't anywhere in the Village to buy things like milk or bread.

The condo was beautiful along with the view. In summer there is free roller skating. We saw two weddings from our balcony. There is live music. In the evening you can sit near a fire in one of many cabanas surrounding the skating rink. There are gondolas that will take you up the mountain (and back or ride your bike down) and one that will take you to the Ritz Carlton. All in all very relaxing with just enough things to do and see.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Great Bear Lodge - Tahoe Mountain Lodging

Address: 5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161-4236
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Truckee
Price Range: $457 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 

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