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Reindeer Games Slope-side and Family Friendly - Timber Ridge @ Kirkwood


Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, swedish
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reindeer Games Slope-side and Family Friendly - Timber Ridge @ Kirkwood

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Kirkwood Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Luxury 3bd/3ba+loft on slope at Kirkwood Ski Resort

Reindeer Games is a stunning luxury timber and stone design, 2200 sq. ft, 2-story, 3 bed/3 bath + loft Swedish themed town home at Kirkwood Ski Resort (big mountain skiing/riding with a small town attitude). While enjoying your stay at Reindeer Games it’s a quick walk to everything: the chair lift (#6 Cornice Chair is 5 min walk), the Kirkwood Mountain Village with its restaurants and stores. Everything is less than 10 minutes walking!!

Kirkwood Ski Resort is the Tahoe destination for those who want the best and the most snow... in fact, it is ranked #3 globally with respect to total annual snowfall ( 600'/year) and was recently acquired by Vail Resorts.

The town home itself is warm and welcoming - perfect for the adult get away - or some quality time with family.

Enjoy your apres ski hot chocolate in the great room, with stone gas fireplace and 24' ceilings. There is a sectional couch big enough for 8 adults to comfortably enjoy the fireplace or watch a movie on the 60' LED TV. You will also find the large dining area and the well-appointed, open layout, gourmet kitchen makes the house very social and inviting. Seated at the kitchen bar is the favorite place to rehash the days skiing over some Charcuterie and a glass of wine. Throw the days GoPro footage on the big screen and watch the run of the day!

There are two bedrooms on the main floor, each with a Queen sized bed and an en suite bathroom. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom suite with a king bed and a luxurious master bath with a jetted tub for two and a separate large travertine shower. There is a second full entertainment system with a 46' TV in the master bedroom.

The master suite is adjacent to the loft: which has another living area with a double sofa bed, a daybed that unfolds to acommodate two twin mattresses adjacent to each other (effectively a King), and a home office (with printer, LCD monitor, keyboard and mouse) - perfect for those who need to get work done while up in the mountains !

This home sleeps up to 12 and is ideal for two families or three couples. Additionally, there is heated garage with parking for 2 cars and ski racks, laundry inside the unit and a mud room for ski jacket and boot storage at the end of your day on the slopes.

There are several nearby options for food and drinks. Closest is the Cornice Grill right across from Chair 6. Your basic pub fare with a retooled menu for 2014- good for an apres ski snack. The Wall Restaurant is in the Mountain Village near chair #5. This is the most high end dining experience at Kirkwood serving California cuisine with a decent wine selection. Newest, and Vail's first initiative, is the K-Bar. The K-Bar is a warm wooden apres-ski spot with floor to ceiling glass walls standing in the very center of the Mountain Village. A mile away where Highway 88 meets Kirkwood Meadows Dr is my personal favorite, the Kirkwood Inn. This is a historic log cabin that serves up some good steaks, ribs and salads at reasonable prices. But get there early for dinner as it's very popular with families ! Finally, past the Mountain Village over by the General Store there is 7800- the only bar in Kirkwood open late night. 7800 is known for its reasonable prices, decent food, Friday night Karaoke (9PM start), and live bands on Saturday nights.

Those who are not wanting to be on the slopes there are a variety of other activities at Kirkwood or nearby- including tobogganing/sledding, dog sledding, zip lining, cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the tranquil meadows and foothills. There is also nearby access to the backcountry.

Summer at Kirkwood is highly underrated- most days consist of deep blue cloudless skies, temps in the low 70s range with a light cooling breeze in the afternoon. Activities include lift serviced Downhill Mountain Biking (trail was significantly improved summer 2014), rock climbing, hiking, trout fishing and boating on nearby Caples Lake and Silver Lake. Just past the Recreation Center there are tennis courts (one with basketball hoops) and a playground. My personal favorite summer activity is hiking to the Potholes- these natural swimming holes are formed by the water from Silver Lake cascading down rock slabs forming pools and small waterfalls. It's 5 miles away and only a short hike in from the highway and while there are many other longer and more challenging hikes and climbs closer to Kirkwood I don't think any can compare to the natural rugged beauty and uniqueness of the Potholes.


-holidays are charged at weekend rates

-generally rates are $450/550 weekday/weeknight night summer and $450/650 winter + 10% hospitality tax + cleaning

-regular weeks are $3,000 while holiday weeks range $4,000-$5,000 plus 10% tax + cleaning

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
JP (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, swedish

About JP

I was born in Sweden but grew up in Toronto, Canada and have been skiing and snowboarding all my life. I moved to San Francisco in 2001 and fell in love with the Bay Area.

JP purchased this chalet in 2009

Why JP chose Kirkwood

I love the skiing and boarding up at Kirkwood. Can't be beat for powder, especially if you work market hours like me and can get on the mountain after market close on a weekday!! Also, it's easy to ski home for a quick lunch and very conveniently located to all other amenities.

What makes this chalet unique

The place has a very Scandinavian feel influenced by my Swedish heritage (the head of the condo Association calls it the 'ABBA House'). All of the taxidermy with the exception of the Mule Deer Antler Chandelier is imported from my home country of Sweden. And, no Lego pieces were harmed in the making of the wall mounted Lego Deer head !!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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based on 13 traveler reviews

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Reindeer Games Slope-side and Family Friendly - Timber Ridge @ Kirkwood
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Los Altos, CA

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend with one other family. The house is big and everyone had enough space. The place is very clean and everything is new and in excellent condition. The kitchen is well stocked and had everything we needed.

The house is close to the slopes and easy enough for even my 6 year old to walk there while carrying his ski gear. The owner is helpful and very nice. And we loved the Swedish theme throughout the whole house. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
santa cruz california

great place

  • 5 of 5

Family of 5. everyone had enough privacy. Great kitchen and living room. Close to slopes.

Had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Burlingame, CA

Convenient, very comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

It's the fifth year we spend Thanksgiving in Kirkwood and the second year at this house. We are very happy with this house. Totally recommend it!

Pros: Well located; very well equipped kitchen; very comfortable; everything is in working condition and looking new; lots of room; modern look; all the bedding and rooms were very clean; very friendly and helpful owner

Cons: garage is very tight and only fits 2 cars. No other parking allowed on the street; It's on the second floor so you'll have to go up about 40 steps.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Menlo Park, CA

Elegant, clean, comfy, and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a group of 12 adults and went there on the July 4th. The first thing that caught my eyes was the beautiful and elegant decor of the apartment. The furniture, the kitchen equipment, the wall decor; everything was in a modern, rock'n'roll, and at the same time comfy, harmony. The tech package there was also very good with Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, Audio subs; you can have a party, or [like us] watch movies.

The beds, bedrooms, and bathrooms were in very good condition. Beds were made, extra sheets, blankets, and pillows were available. The apartment can sleep more people than the beds provided. Three or four people can sleep on the couches and two or three can use sleeping bags on the floor.

Last, but not least, the location is very good. If you want to go skiing in the winter, or water sports / fishing in the summer, rafting, this is a great spot. 45 minutes to South Lake Tahoe, very close to two fishing lakes where you can go swimming or kayaking, and plenty of hiking trails (we seriously considered it but eventually did not go hiking due to the hot sun).

I would highly recommend this place for all sorts of getaways in the area. Good for families, friends, sportsy people as well as those seeking a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Happy Skiers

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, close to lifts, great kitchen and comfortable great room. We had an excellent family get together. JP is a very responsive and helpful owner. A few things need a little work like the main door handle doesn't work properly and the coffee grinder didn't work, but everything else was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Excellent ski condo, has everything you will need!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 nights in February 2014 at Reindeer Games for our ski week vacation and had a wonderful time! The condo was very comfortable for our three families, plenty of space for everyone to eat at the table/bar and lots of space for all to relax in the living room and loft. It has so much to offer: great location to lifts, gorgeous well-stocked kitchen, lots of bedding and towels, plenty of paper products and detergents. Was so nice to have all the little details (like detergents, paper products) supplied since Kirkwood is a distance from large stores, thank you so much! We would definitely consider staying here again in the future. JP was easy to contact and communicate with before and after our stay. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
160 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cornice Grill
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 88
Nearest Restaurant
Cornice Grill (formerly Bubb's)
Nearest Ski
Kirkwood Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Kirkwood was featured in 2 articles in Ski Magazine recently. The first was 'Top Ski Resorts that You've Never Heard Of' and the 2nd was a ranking of the ski/snowboard resorts in the world by snowfall and Kirkwood ranked #3.


Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Kirkwood Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $180 cleaning fee. On long weekends either the Thursday or Sunday will be charged at the weekend rate and there is a 3 night minimum.
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Kirkwood Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has separate entrance from one of downstairs bedrooms.
    Bedroom 2 bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom with jetted tub and large travertine shower
    Downstairs left bedroom - 1 queen , Downstairs Queen bed with ensuite bathroom (with a bathtub).
    Downstairs right bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed and ensuite bathroom with a shower.
    Loft - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Loft has double sofa bed and daybed with 2 twin mattresses.
  • There is an extra Queen mattress usually rolled up in the master bedroom closet that can be used.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

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