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Large Groups & Familes, Reunions, Corp $400 off select weekends in JUNE

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Chalet, 6 Bedrooms + Loft +Den+ Rec Rm, 2 kitchens 4 Baths, Sleeps 18-25

Book it Now: Only a small deposit is required to sure to contact us directly if you have any questions - We want to continue to provide personalized service for our clients.

SquawGraLa ( pronounced like Shangrila ) is a 5000 Sq. ft Executive Estate completed in 2007. It's very new & modern.

Located in the heart of Squaw Valley USA, just minutes from the Village, Restaurants, boating, rafting, biking, hiking and so much more! Tahoe truly is a perfect Summer destination. The house combines modern luxury with Old Mountain Style.

The unique design consists of a MAIN HOUSE and a large GUEST HOUSE which are connected via an interior breezeway. The houses can be rented together or separately.

Our Corporate Clients list includes: Google, EA Sports, Wix, Passport Capital, as well as numerous wedding, family reunions, and significant parties and get togethers.

THE MAIN HOUSE...has 4 large bedrooms with a total of 1 King size bed, 4 Queen size beds, 2 Sleeper Sofa's, 3 full baths, a fully equipped recreation room with pool table & fooseball table, 50' flatscreen. And a separate Loft/Media room w/ theater size 60' widescreen, Living, Dining, private 6 person Hot Tub, and a Large Gourmet Kitchen. Suddenlink TV and high-speed wireless internet connection are provided. The 'MAIN HOUSE' can accommodate up to 14 people.

THE GUEST HOUSE has it's own separate entrance, large sunny deck with gas BBQ, private 6 person Hot Tub, Full Kitchen, Dining, and Large Living Room. TV and high-speed wireless internet connection are provided. The GUEST HOUSE can accommodate up to 12 guests.

THE MAIN HOUSE has large open beams and vaulted ceilings. The living room features five large view windows, a 20 foot tall beamed ceiling with chandelier and massive stone fireplace. Use of exposed wood, stone, and wrought iron throughout the home has the warm feeling of a rustic lodge, characteristic of Old Tahoe Charm.

The Main House is furnished with antiques and imports from Thailand, Africa, and Europe. There is a large deck with deluxe gas BBQ, and expansive views of the Valley, Golf Course, KT and Squaw Peaks.

The Large contemporary kitchen is fully outfitted with stainless appliances, granite counter tops, and all the essentials of gourmet entertaining. It features a unique 'Mariachi' 4 x 12 island, a five burner range, two full size dishwashers, espresso machine, professional grade pots, pans, and cutlery.

The Master Suite has vaulted ceilings, eight foot French doors with deck and beautiful views, a New Cal King size bed, 42' flat screen TV on vaulted ceiling & walk-in closet. The Master bathroom has a jetted 2 person roman tub with three shower heads, his and hers vessel sinks and heated towel racks.

There is a large Loft/Media Room on the third floor with private deck and large 6-7 person Hot Tub. The Loft/Media Room has a 60 inch wide-screen TV with Surround Sound, DishNetwork and DVDs. There is an over-sized leather sofa, a sleeper sofa and a comfortable inflatable bed for overflow sleeping. There are a total of 7 beds in the Main House.

The Lower floor of the MAIN HOUSE includes a Recreation Room with New Slate Pool Table, Foosball Table and 52 inch HDTV, three large Bedrooms with four Queen beds (one bedroom has 2 Queen beds), one sleeper sofa and Full Bathroom with jetted tub/shower.

THE 'GUEST HOUSE' 1,300 Sq ft. featuring fantastic views out of floor to ceiling windows. 20+ feet of cathedral ceiling and windows.

The Guest House has two private bedrooms plus a 30x15 foot sleeping loft. There are a total of 8 beds in the Guest House with extra space in the loft for an additional 2 queen size inflatable beds (making a total of 10 'beds'!).

The Houses Are Laid Out As Follows:


1st floor:

Blue Room: 1 Queen Bed

Green Room: 2 Queen Bed

Red Room: 1 Queen Beds

Game Room: 1 Sofa Sleeper, 52' HDTV, Pool Table & Foosball!

Full Bathroom: With Jacuzzi Bathtub & Shower.

2nd Floor:

Living Room: 3 sofas, Stone fireplace and breathtaking views!

Large Kitchen - seats 5

Dining Room (seats 8-10),

Overflow space to add dining for an extra 6 persons with folding table & chairs provided at the house.

Full Bath with Shower

Deck w/Gas BBQ

Master EnSuite: King Bed w/walk-in closet, Sunken Jetted Roman Tub for two w/shower and private toilet

3rd Level The “Loft”:

Open to Kitchen & Living Room Below

60' HDTV w/Surround Sound, Satellite TV

Leather Couch, Sofa Sleeper & space for overflow sleeping

Deck with 6-8 person Hot Tub and Beautiful Views!


1st Level:

Garage -reserved for owner - available by request.

2nd Level:

Private Entrance, Living room (sofa sleeper), Kitchen, Dining rm for 8.

Bedroom 1: King Bed, std TV w/ dvd

Bedroom 2: Queen Bed, Trundle Bed, Small Desk

One Full Bath: (split: Vanity & Toilet & Shower/Bathtub - with separating door)

Deck/Large Hot Tub & BBQ

3rd Level: The 'Loft'

3 Full Beds, sofa plus plenty of open space for air mattress

The house offers great outdoor living: Three decks with seating, table, and "titanic style" deck chairs. A new back yard lawn compliments the rock work, pond and waterfall. There is seating for 8 around the natural rock firepit.





Call Steve today!!

Keywords: Executive Mountain Lodge, weddings, large groups,

More Details

Steven R Mitchell
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 June, 2018

About Steven R Mitchell

SquawGraLa was designed and build by Steve Mitchell an adventure travel cinematographer for PBS, Travel Channel, and NBC. The property and furnishings reflect an international flair, from Africa to Thailand to Australia.

Steven R Mitchell purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Steven R Mitchell chose Olympic Valley

This property is very unique in that is two houses connected at the hip by a enclosed breezeway. This allows large groups to settle in and still have the elbow room to disperse into intimate spaces. The two houses integrate seamlessly, but also provide noise and visual privacy. You have two kitchens - Three decks, two outdoor hot tubs and more. It is very hard to find a quality upscale property like this - that will also allow 25 guest.

What makes this lodge unique

Close to Both Truckee and Lake Tahoe: Squaw Valley USA has it's own recreation and night life. In winter, the avalanche control bombs summon you up early to enjoy a fresh dump of Tahoe Powder. The bustling energy of Tahoe's best ski resort is contrasted by the calm serenity of summertime....But the Village at Squaw is always hosting Music, Brewfests, and other events to keep it fun and interesting for all.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Olympic Valley in Placer County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Two of the bathes have jetted tubs.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Main: Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , en suite Master Bath with Jetted Roman Tub
    Main: Blue Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Main: Zen Room ( Green ) - 2 Large Double Bed
    Main: Red Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Guest House - Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest House: Second - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twins are a Day bed that pulls out to become the second twin
    Guest House - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living Rm has SofaSleeper
    Main House: Rec Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Rec Room with Sofa Bed
    Guest House Loft - 3 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Very large space 20x30 ft with room for Airbed not provided
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two Lofts, 1 in Main House and 1 in Guest House add loads of extra sleeping space. Guest House loft has 3 beds plus one sofa sleeper and plenty of extra floor space for up to two queen size aero beds!


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House Full of Happy Spartans!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Squawgrala for a house full of athletes participating the Spartan World Championship. I was looking for lodging that offered multiple bedrooms with numerous sleeping options/areas to help split out the athletes according to their needs. When we arrived there my guests as well as I was blown away with the home. I personally enjoyed the cultural art and knick knacks that decorated both the Main house as well as the Guest house.

Having two of everything was also a huge bonus when it came to the hottubs , kitchens, and laundry facilities. There were ample amount of towels and linens as well as kitchen ware which helped to make preparing meals and offering clean towels to guests a breeze!

I want to also personally thank the owner Steve for being so accommodating and easy to work with. I know our group may have been a bit loud at times from being pumped up for the races they competed in all weekend and during a large team meal we had Saturday night. I truly appreciate how prompt he was at answering any and all questions or concerns I had as well just being an all around easy owner to work with. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tiffany, Happy to provide a comfy basecamp for your Spartan Warriors. Glad we worked it out to accommodate your large group and extra cars. Your team was very respectful of the house and neighbors. I appreciate that, and admire your dedication to the sport. Cheers Steve
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Perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience. From contacting the owner about the house through checking out on our last day, the entire experience was amazing. The house is perfect for large groups, as our bachelor party was 20 guys and the sleeping arrangements easily fit us all. The fact that the house is split up into 2 houses made everything easier. Some could escape and crash early while others could enjoy a late nite soak in the hot tub, neither disrupting the other group.

The houses were great, well stocked, very beautiful, tons of space.

Location was great, quick drive to the lake but also a little removed from the hustle and bustle so we could do our own thing and not have to worry about disrupting others.

Don't have anything that I'd change about the whole thing.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home and location for a family get-together!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were so easy to work with. They responded promptly and were very accommodating. The house itself is huge! It’s a little segregated, but for our situation perfect! It allowed for quite areas for sleeping during the evening when others wanted to stay up late. There are two kitchens! We used one primarily for food prep. Overall, the location was perfect. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to others!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twice is nice!

  • 5 of 5

I hosted my birthday party at these two properties and everyone was happy with it.

It was so nice to have two kitchens and two hot tubs for a large group. It's also really nice to be able to have a more quite house for people that want to get to sleep on the earlier side.

If you like to ski at Squaw, this is the place for you. You really couldn't ask to be much closer.

The property was clean and well equipped. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Thanksgiving Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing thanksgiving weekend at Squaw-grala. The pictures don't do this place justice. We had a party of 20 with a few children and the house was more than enough to accommodate us all. Steve was very responsive and was more than willing to accommodate some of our last minute requests.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Tahoe Chalet for Large Groups

  • 5 of 5

Our group had an amazing experience here. The house is beautiful and very cozy. Even with 20 people there still seemed plenty of space to fill. The description is spot on, the hot tubs were clean, the game room was key, and the fire pit was the cherry on top. Lastly, the owner was very nice, accommodating, and easy to reach. Everything was flawless.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ben, Always happy to accommodate good folks like your group, doing good work for the community and have some fun along the way. Best Steve
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Resort at Squaw Creek
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Tahoe City - Commons Beach
Car: recommended

Year around Aerial Tram takes you up 2000' to top of Squaw Valley w/ Restaurants, Swimming, Tennis, Ice Skating, and more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Olympic Valley, Lake Tahoe, CA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 May - 30 Sep
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12 Dec - 15 Apr
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2018 thru Dec 25th
18 Dec 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
16 Apr - 23 May
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £290.17 + Tax
Pet Fee £75.37 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £602.96

Clients can request custom dates and quotes for Xmas including checking on morning of the 26th. The vrbo system would not allow me to show that as it's a b2b with the new years rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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