Indulge. Retreat. Adventure. Repeat.

Northstar California’s Village and Ski Resort have become one of the finest year-round mountain destinations in North America. Located right off Highway 267, six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of Historic downtown Truckee, the year-round activities found at Northstar add authenticity to mountain living.  The prime location adds to the appeal for vacation homes in Northstar California. 


Owning property in the heart of Northstar’s community provides unparalleled access to on – mountain living. Living at Northstar means you have a world-class mountain village at your service, with the quality amenities you’d expect of a world class resort. It can be simple: in the winter it might mean a hot chocolate by the fire pit on a brisk day. Or in the summer, a cold drink under the rink-side cabanas.  The Village has something for everyone, which makes vacation homes in Northstar California a great option for families looking for a getaway in the Tahoe area.




The bubbling excitement and anticipation of being an owner of a ski property remains consistent. Vacation homes in Northstar California vary from distinct homesites offering the perfect backdrop to build your dream home or condo residences offering an easy turn-key solution. Just like the diverse options around Lake Tahoe, the mix of Northstar homes for sale is varied and pleases any lifestyle. So if you’re considering checking out vacation homes in Northstar California, I’d be glad to help navigate your options.


The Village is the resort’s active social hub with activities for all ages including shopping, dining, a theater and an ice rink with fire pits and cabanas.  Besides some of the best snow making in the region, high speed chair lifts, and upscale retail and dining, they’ve also got a movie theater, and amazing real estate opportunities – rendering vacation homes in Northstar California quite desirable. 


One of the finest mountain resorts in North America, Northstar California is a laid-back retreat hosting a new village featuring 35 retail shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot skating rink, and village lodging. A winter sport paradise, Northstar California offers nearly 100 trails spread over 3,000 acres, award-winning terrain parks, alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summertime activities include downhill mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides, hiking, and fly-fishing.

Real Estate offerings

Vacation homes in Northstar California

Like homes in the greater Tahoe Lake Basin, vacation homes at Northstar California are as varied as they come.  Which is nice, considering everybody has their own criteria.  There are 750 homesites at Northstar, spread about 2500 acres, at a mix of price points.

VINTAGE NORTHSTAR – there is great value to be found in Northstar if that’s what you’re after.  My brokerage calls the older side of the Northstar development ‘vintage’ because it seems to be getting finer with age.  Small condos within what we refer to as ‘vintage northstar’ start around $250,000 and can be a great solution for the budget consious.

NEW NORTHSTAR – Northstar has come such a long way in recent years as far as amenities go.  If I were in the market for a residence in or near Northstar I’d likely start my search within the new Village at Northstar.  A small luxury condo overlooking either the skating rink or the gondola towards the ski runs would suit most of our discerning buyers.

BIG SPRINGS – Big Springs at Northstar is known for luxury homes, big views, and depending on what street, awesome ski access.  Homeowners have direct shuttle services from door to resort, relatively inexpensive homeowner dues, and summertime trail access.  Because Big Springs is located within the Northstar resort area, access to winter sports is the draw.  When it comes to vacation homes in Northstar California, Big Springs is an option I insist you must consider.





Vacation homes in Northstar California

MOUNTAINSIDE NORTHSTAR – Mountainside offers the most prestigious of luxury real estate.  Ski-in, ski-out properties located slopeside, adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe are rare yet Mountainside owners enjoy daily.  The relaxed Tahoe lifestyle that is showcased at Northstar and is further embraced at Mountainside. Huts for camping, yoga, meditation, mountain play, a yoga retreat hidden in outcroppings, a first class base camp with a pool, lounges,  Zen Cube, and workout facilities. The laid-back vibe that is offered provides a quiet, quality lifestyle that is widely sought after.


Tahoe, Truckee and specifically Northstar California have gotten a lot of praise for ‘family-friendly’ offerings in recent publications.  There’e loads of evidence too, just take a look at the amenities that come along with ownership of vacation homes in Northstar California:

  • world-class skiing and snowboarding
  • terrain parks
  • ice rink
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
  • retail shops
  • dining and apres
  • scenic lifts
  • snowshoeing, tubing and sledding
  • events calendar 

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