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** Best 5 Star Luxury Home in North Lake Tahoe!* Last Minute deal this wknd! 2/3

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

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!!

More Details

Todd Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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!


Ridgewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

** Best 5 Star Luxury Home in North Lake Tahoe!* Last Minute deal this wknd! 2/3
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Danville, CA

Exceptional quality and very hospitable owner!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Big Bear Lodge a few weeks ago with two other families. It lived up to all expectations, and Todd was truly a pleasure to work with. The home is just as represented on VRBO, very luxurious and well-appointed. We loved the decor! The great room with the giant couch, fireplace and huge tv was the best. Super comfortable and enough room for all of us to hang out. We ate and played games at the big dining table. Kitchen was terrific, stocked with enough of everything for a large group. Four bedrooms have king beds, and two of those are master suites with their own bathrooms. Bedding was very nice and beds very comfortable. The other room is the bunk room, which the kids loved. This configuration worked out very well for our combination of kids and adults. We had a lot of fun in the game room with foosball and ping pong, and a massage chair that was WONDERFUL after a long day of skiing. There was SO much snow we almost got snowed in for another night, when they shut down highway 80. Todd was nice enough to let us hang out at the house for several hours after normal checkout time to see if the highway opened (he did not have another renter arriving that day or the following, so the cleaning could be postponed.) We did make a mistake and put some trash into a neighbor's trash bin (ours was buried in the snow), which upset the neighbor, but Todd was very diplomatic and we were able to smooth it over with an apology and a Starbuck's gift card. Be warned that the driveway and the street that the house is on are very steep. You must have 4WD as Todd recommends, at least when there is as much snow as we've had this season (2016-2017). We loved the area (near Carnelian Bay) and it was a short drive to the ski resorts. I would definitely rent this house again, and we are already looking at the spring and summer calendar!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with great amenities and play room with foozeball/table tennis/pool table!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
Christmas to New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 5 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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