We hosted a ski weekend for our kids and their families including our young grandchildren. This home was set up perfectly for entertaining a large group of adults and kids. The open living area allowed for everyone in the kitchen, dining area and living room to feel they were a full participant in family activities. The lower level family room was a great place for the young kids to play and enjoy the pool table. There is a very large laundry/mud room off the garage was perfect for getting out of your ski gear, and storing it until you need it again. The kitchen has a very large openness that allowed for large groups to help with cooking and cleaning. Lots of available storage as well. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood easily accessible by car or the shuttle. We visited both Kings Beach and Truckee for shopping and restaurants. They are very close to the same distance from the residence, a quick 8-10 miles. There are many great restaurants to visit. Jason 's and Lanza's are very family friendly in Kings Beach. Moody's in Truckee is a great place for casual fine dining. The availability of the shuttle to transport you from the residence to the Northstar village can't be understated. Takes you right to the ski area or to the shopping/restaurants available in the village. All in all, this was a wonderful home to stay in while enjoying a family ski trip. Excellent for a quick weekend or extended stay. We will certainly stay here again, and would happily recommend it to family and friends.