Lost without a compass? Look to the North Star. At a loss for summer adventure? Look to Northstar near Lake Tahoe, where this week's Escape from RedAwning.com scores you a two-night condominium stay for up to ten guests ($265).
Grab your best buddies, or wrangle the family, and take your pick of 11 well-equipped condos in and around Truckee: Indian Hill, Rocky Point, Northstar Ski Trail, Coyote Fork, Rocky Point Northstar Escape, Northstar Ski Trail Retreat, Basque Northstar, Deer Path Northstar, Ponderosa, Aspen Grove, or Feather Ridge. Each uniquely furnished abode comfortably sleeps between four and ten guests and boasts a fully equipped kitchen, TV with DVD player, and rustic-chic furnishings.
The condos are located within minutes of the Northstar Homeowners Swim & Racquet Club and the Village at Northstar, where just $2 per day per person buys you access to the facilities and a free shuttle that stops at both. Let the kids go head-to-head in the game room—featuring foosball, ping pong, video games, pool tables, and a TV room—while you swim laps in the heated Junior Olympic-size pool, soak in the 26-foot hot tub, or sweat it out in the workout area, which is equipped with free weights, machines, and locker rooms.
Later, browse shops and art galleries within the Village at Northstar before treating yourself to take-out from Earthly Delights—try a flank steak wrap and mac 'n' cheese. While you nosh, watch skaters coast by on the year-round skating rink.
But remember: You came for the fresh mountain air. On foot or by bike, explore the hundreds of miles of trails around Truckee (Northstar boasts the largest bike park in Northern California). Test your mettle on a single track, or simply breathe in the robust aroma of old-growth red fir and white pines. Then again, the lake is just 20 minutes south. Head for the water and rent a jet ski, boat, or fishing poles.
At night, uncork a bottle of wine, break open a board game, or just gaze up at Mother Nature's masterpiece—it's what got you here in the first place, isn't it?
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON May 4, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON August 15, 2012
Two-Night Stay for Up to Ten Guests in One of 11 Condos in North Lake Tahoe
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