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** Best 5 Star Luxury Home in North Lake Tahoe!** HUGE PRICE REDUCTION JULY 4TH!

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Ridgewood House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

This Five Star Luxury Home is the Highest rated on the North Shore. It features 5 large bedrooms (4 of which have CAL KING BEDS) AND 4 FULL BATHS:


Other features include:

3 Large screen plasma TV's

Custom High end whole house stereo in every room with 400 cd player and

DVD library

Gourmet Kitchen features all stainless steel appliances, MW, Toaster oven, 2 sinks, Granite counter tops, 5 burner range top, Steam/ warming drawer, convection and regular oven and huge pantry. All cookware, serviceware and dining ware is provided.

laundry room with ironing board and iron (2)

Game Room features: Foosball, pool table, air hockey and table tennis, dart board and board games. Wet Bar / Coffee Bar features mini fridge.

ask us about our children's gear so you don't have to bring it all up!!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Todd Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Todd Thompson

I built this wonderful house myself and it was a labor of love! No expense was spared in the construction and decoration of the Bear Lake Lodge. Everything is first rate from the beautiful Cathedral ceilings in the Great Room to the amazing solid stone floors throughout. The heated floors in the master bathroom are just right in a Tahoe home. All the beds are California Kings and have 600 thread count sheets and custom comforters in each room.

Todd Thompson purchased this house in 2008

Why Todd Thompson chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We are the Perfect combination of location and amazing amenities, we are close to everything but secluded enough to give you the full mountain getaway feel. Summer Renters will love the newly completed fenced in grass area. winter renters love the equidistant location of the 3 top ski resorts in the Tahoe Basin.

What makes this house unique

Accessibility to everything! Close to hiking, kayaking, sledding, skiing (many slopes are within 10 miles or less), The lake views are incredible (well its only 250 yards from the water! Downtown Tahoe City is only 3.4 miles away! Great restaurants and great neighbors. Very dog-friendly neighborhood! You will Love the new 65" Top of the line Plasma in the living room. Downstairs in the Game room is a family favorite! Air hockey, Pool, Ping Pong, Foosball and a dartboard too! You will love sitting outside on one of the decks, listening to music, having a glass of wine and enjoying the very best of Tahoe Life! Very relaxing...and you can still get your email! All Reviews are 5 Star for a reason! Come stay at the Premier property in North Lake Tahoe, we would love to have you!


based on 23 traveler reviews

** Best 5 Star Luxury Home in North Lake Tahoe!** HUGE PRICE REDUCTION JULY 4TH!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, incredible host, convenient location.

Host: Todd was an outstanding host. He had put together a robust welcome guide, which was emailed a few days prior to our arrival. Todd was regularly available before, during, and after our stay for questions.

Home: Breathtaking! Spacious, modern, and vibrant rooms. The sunlight comes in nicely to light up the upstairs family room and kitchen. The appliances/ gadgets/ electronics are all new and work well. The speaker system was a nice addition to ensure we had music in each room. Well exceeded what we'd ever expect from a vacation rental, in terms of amenities. Beds were incredibly comfortable. Shower in the master bedroom is probably the nicest shower I've ever been in, with 3 shower heads. Grill on deck is brand new and top of the line.

Location: Short drive to ski resorts, right across the street from the lake. The perfect part of North Lake that we've always aimed to stay in, and now finally have.

I am awaiting the next time I have the chance to stay at Bear Lake Lodge each time I come to Tahoe! It was perfect and definitely exceeded our expectations

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 king beds!

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly a luxury home. I came with 8 friends on a ski trip, and everyone was amazed, upon entering, at how big and nice the place was. It has pretty much everything you would want out of a vacation rental. Huge rooms, with KING BEDS for couples. I mean, I guess if you are a younger crowd of singles, then the places with big barracks-like bunk rooms might be more fun. But we were mostly couples, and it is so rare to find a house like this with 4 king beds. Two of the rooms had en-suite bathrooms, and the main master suite was unbelievable. Heated bathroom tiles -- man, that is something I wish I had in my own home. The location was also perfect for us, as we skied at Northstar one day and Squaw the other. There were only two things I can think of that would make this a no-go for winter stays: 1) if you do not have an AWD car -- the road up is steep and not always plowed, and the driveway itself is also steep; and 2) if you absolutely must have a panoramic lake view -- you can only see the lake through some trees.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Tx

Incredible Property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bear Lake Lodge over Thanksgiving to attend our daughter's wedding at the Ritz-Carlton. The house was incredible! Nicer than the pictures. We had a large group with us and there was room and comfort for everyone. The beds were very comfortable and we had everything we needed to make our stay exceptional. The owner had provided sand and shovels in case of snow and boy oh boy did we need all of that! For folks from Texas though the snow was a magical experience and our stay was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend! He house was beautiful and close to everything (restaurants, trails, ski slopes) and the owner was extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN

Absolutely outstanding! No expense spared!

  • 5 of 5

The description and photos of this house will get you unbelievably excited, and rightfully so. After I made the reservation, I looked at my calendar seemingly every day for six months leading up to my trip to Tahoe and this seemingly amazing house.

Immediately after you pull into the driveway and walk in, you'll realize that you actually weren't excited enough. This place is everything it appears to be and more, and I couldn't recommend it more highly.

I visited Tahoe with my girlfriend and seven friends (mid 20s to early 30s). We skied at Squaw Valley (very easy 15-minute drive), snowmobiled in South Lake Tahoe (gorgeous hour drive), dined in Tahoe City (three-minute drive) and spent a very healthy amount of time relaxing and recharging in this absolute gem of a vacation home. Everyone slept ultra comfortably, and I wouldn't hesitate to say this house could sleep 15 people rather easily.

From the remote-controlled ceiling fans, to the heated bathroom tile floors, to the rainfall shower heads, to the gourmet kitchen with all the cookware you'll need, to the hot tub, to the gorgeous decks on both sides of the house, it's very clear the owner spared no expense. The California king beds are luxurious, the televisions are great and the couches are as comfortable as they are huge. I could go on and on.

To top it off, the owner took time to call and check in with me midway through my stay just to make sure everything was meeting my expectations. I thought that was an incredibly nice and thoughtful gesture.

If you're going to be vacationing in the Tahoe area with a large group, you need to consider this home. It's worth every dime and then some. I'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house. The owner is very accommodating and atentive to any concerns. Fast response via text phone or email. The sound system is a nice touch throughout the house. There's a fully stocked kitchen with all the accommodations of home. Overall a very nicely designed home with great furniture and a warm feel. We'd definitely go here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Garwoods Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Garwoods Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Northstar, Alpine and Squaw!
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Patton Beach/Watermans landing
Car: necessary

Property features two sky chairs out by the hot tub and a great fenced grass area. We also rent out baby and toddler gear at very low prices!


Rates & Availability

Ridgewood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas to New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 Ski Season!
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents week
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 part 2
Feb 24 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 16 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July, It is ON!
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer, Full Throttle!
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee w/Hot tub $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Some of these rates are negotiable for last minute rentals or if you are staying more than 3 nights or more than 5 nights. Please contact Todd for more information.

50% is due when the contract is signed the other 50% is due 30 days before your check-in date. The deposit is verified with a credit card but is not charged unless there is damage to the property. We accept all major credit cards, checks or direct deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Ridgewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful Travertine shower, frameless glass door
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Amazing 3 shower head, Heated Floors, Jaquzzi tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Rain can shower with frameless glass doors, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks, beautiful travertine throughout
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Single bed over Queen bed bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
JUST ADDED: AMAZING SURROUND SOUND STEREO WITH, 400 CD PLAYER AND IPOD DOCKING, CONTROLLERS IN EVERY ROOM!! It is the Most High tech and yet easy to use system on the market! The sound is incredible in every room!

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