Lake Tahoe, California (Exclusive Resorts)
There's plenty on offer in Lake Tahoe, from large family homes in Squaw Valley and ski-in, ski-out trailside residences at Northstar to a spacious condo in the heart of Northstar Village.
Each of these luxury homes in Lake Tahoe has an outdoor fire pit, private hot tubs, easy access to the slopes, and mesmerising mountain views.
Hit the world-class pistes of Northstar and Squaw Valley, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Strap on your snowshoes for some guided stargazing, go on a hi-tech geocaching treasure hunt or take a husky-driven dogsled tour with the family. In summer, tee off on Robert Trent Jones Jr's championship golf course, mountain bike in the death-defying Tahoe Basin, float the Truckee River or flat-water paddle along Lake Tahoe.
Back in your residence, you have access to a host of amenities. At Squaw Valley, dip into the heated pool or hot tubs, play a tennis match or book in a massage at the spa at the Resort at Squaw Creek. At Northstar, skate at the ice rink, go for a swim or tuck into exquisite cuisine at the mountaintop restaurant at Tahoe Mountain Club.
During your stay in any one of these luxury homes you can spend the day canoeing, sailing or kayaking the west shores of Lake Tahoe where you'll pass by the house featured in The Godfather Part II. Cross-country ski or snowshoe along beautiful trails, stopping at warming huts along the way for hot cocoa and tea. Or tuck into Californian cuisine at Traci Des Jardins' restaurant Manzanita at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe.