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San Jose, California
January 15, 2003
From journal South Shore Lake Tahoe
June 26, 2004
From journal Tahoe Fun!
December 9, 2003
The city of South Lake Tahoe and the lake itself
The casinos and live shows: Bill’s, Caesar’s, Harrah’s, Harvey’s, Horizon
Shopping of all kinds in South Lake Tahoe and Stateline
Dining of all levels, from McDonalds to gourmet in South Lake Tahoe
Best Things About the Resort:This was the first timeshare experience I had, and I was amazed to find it right across the street from the parking lot at the California entrance to Heavenly Valley. A five minute walk in ski boots to the ticket window. What a treat!
It is only about three miles to the casinos of Stateline on city streets, which means they plow off the snow and keep them as open as possible in the winter.
The town and sports shops of South Lake Tahoe are about a mile away right at the foot of Ski Run Boulevard, and you can rent much better equipment there and much cheaper than at the resort too.Resort Experience:The room was clean, though somewhat smallish, and the facilities well-maintained.
There was a fireplace and a large Jacuzzi tub between the living room area and the bedroom area. You could close off the Jacuzzi and use it as a shower. This was a very appreciated touch in the winter and very romantic any time.
There were really no cooking facilities, just a small microwave, a bar size refrigerator, and a small sink like you might find in a home wet bar, so cooking anything other than popcorn or warming leftovers was pretty much out of the question. The fridge was only really good for storing some leftovers or milk.
Our unit did have a table with seating for four, and despite the somewhat small size and meager cooking facilities, I liked the feel of this place. It kind of has a charm all of it’s own. There was also an on-site restaurant that was really quite good and reasonably priced, if you didn’t want to go into town.
From journal Skiing at South Lake Tahoe
July 22, 2003
There's a restaurant on site that is pretty good, but you would have to drive to go to any other restaurants (there's nothing else near by). They offer free valet parking and a shuttle to the casinos. The pool area is very small.
From journal Lake Tahoe
September 28, 2002
From journal Lake Tahoe Escape
Lemon Grove, California
December 25, 2003
From journal Our escape to Lake Tahoe
November 20, 2002
The on-site features are decent. The restaurant is nice. The convenience store is outrageous. I think they wanted $10.99 for a 6-pack of domestic beer. The game room has about 8 video games and all are older. There is a pool table room that can be reserved. The sportsbar has a big screen TV and decent drink prices. The pool and tennis courts were closed for remodeling when we visited. Overall a great place with nice people. I would here exchange again.
From journal Tahoe Honeymoon
August 28, 2002
We found many places to take walks with our 15-month old daughter. Remember though, that this is the mountains, so even walking on residential streets can be a strenuous uphill climb. But a little bit of uphill walking and you'll get to see some incredible views of the lake and some beautiful houses that have those views out their windows!
The resort is also only about 1 or 2 miles from Stateline for all you gamblers.
As for the resort itself, we were very satisfied. The unit that we were in had a hot tub (not the bathtub kind, but a full hot tub) smack dab in the middle of the room. It actually divided the bedroom from the living area. This would not have been too big of a deal, except for how the fact that we were traveling with a young child. Since we had our daughter sleeping in the living area (in a portable crib) and the jacuzzi right was next to her, we had to be very quiet when sitting in the hot tub at night for fear of waking her up. This is just something to think about if you have young kids and know that you'll only be using the hot tub after they go to sleep.
The room itself wasn't small, per se, but the way it is divided up into 3-parts (living area/hot tub and bathroom/bedroom) made each of those areas somewhat small. The bedroom, especially, did not leave a whole lot of extra room: just about enough room for the bed, a dresser with TV on top of it, and a closet...and not much else!
The restaurant at the resort wasn't anything special, but no big deal with the variety of restaurants available in South Lake and Stateline. There is a pool, but we didn't go in as it was still pretty chilly.
Beyond that, we loved the resort. We would love to come back in ski season and take advantage of the access to Heavenly (and that hot tub after a hard day on the slopes), but I know the resort is much more difficult to trade into in the winter.
From journal Tahoe Seasons - Lake Tahoe
by Rick and Laura
January 6, 2004
From journal Christmas at Lake Tahoe