House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10); big decks (3)
About Trevor Alt
My name is Trevor Alt and I am a 50 year old fireman with a 17 year old daughter. I practiced law in California for 10 years and still hold an inactive membership to the California Bar, but I have made my living as a firefighter for the Reno Fire Department for 15 years, a second career that I love. I am a fitness and health nut and I exercise religiously. The better to drag you out of a burning building with, my dear. I enjoy water and snow skiing and cycling, and have completed an xterrra sprint triathlon, a half marathon, and the Chico Wildflower Century bike ride. This home has been in my family since 1985. I purchased it from my parents in 2007, lived in the home until 2011, and I may move back in when I retire from the fire service or maybe sooner if my daughter chooses a college out of state. We now live an hour away in Sparks, Nevada. I check on the home between guest stays and pride myself on my responsiveness to my guests. Please see my reviews.
Trevor Alt purchased this House in 2007
Why Trevor Alt chose Incline Village
North Lake Tahoe is the most beautiful place in the world. I love to cycle, hike, and play golf, all of which are world class here. A very challenging bike ride is from my house to the pass on the Mount Rose Highway on the way to Reno, which is about 9,500 feet elevation. I've hit 45 m.p.h. on the way back down and enjoyed breaktaking views of Lake Tahoe. A 12 mile round trip hike I did in summer starts at that pass and goes to the summit of Mount Rose. Amazing hike. 3 times I have ridden my road bike 72 miles around Lake Tahoe which is America's most beautiful ride. The Flume Trail is rated one of the top 5 mountain bike rides in the world and ends (or begins) in Incline Village at the old Ponderosa Ranch (where the TV series "Bonanza" was filmed), about 5 miles from my house. Google "Flume Trail Bike Mountain Bikes". I also suggest the challenging hike from Spooner State Park to Marlette Lake, we enjoyed that one a few summers ago. Google it and pack a lunch. Even cozy Incline Village sees its share of tourist traffic in summer, but this home is about a mile away from the center of town. This house is on a quiet cul-de-sac on a forested slope looking down over the lake. Lake Tahoe is my favorite place to visit any time of the year. I commuted to work at the Reno firehouses from this home for years and every day when I first see Lake Tahoe from the Mount Rose Highway it always takes my breath away. Some years ago in early June I drove from Reno and saw people sledding in the snow that lingered just off the Mount Rose Highway and the same afternoon I swam in Lake Tahoe and the pool at Burnt Cedar Beach, one of Incline Village's private beach facilities. At the time I first moved here in 2001, I was an avid golfer with a single digit handicap index. I love Incline Village's golf courses which are Robert Trent Jones designs. When I had my driver working for me, I could hit balls over the netting at the back of the range.
What makes this House unique
I take a moment each day I spend here to enjoy the gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe from the entry to the master bedroom. I love Incline Village's Championship golf course, nearby snow skiing, boating and wakeboarding, and Incline Village's private beaches. There are more worthwhile outdoor activities to do in this area than I'll be able to do in my lifetime. The location is serene and the natural beauty of the surroundings is awe inspiring. I love sitting out on the deck at night stargazing. Thousands of stars are visible due to the elevation and lack of city lights. I've made it so there's plenty to do if you just want to hang around the house and relax. Pool Table! There are 4 flat screen HDTVs with Cable TV in HD, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Sony Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360 are great fun - I have all 3! I also have board games and love to read, so you will find at least a hundred books. I now have a heated paver driveway and approach that will automatically melt snow from the garage to the street, an automatic whole house generator (no power losses in storms), and a gas fired stove with a remote control has replaced the unreliable pellet stove. New decks and rails too! The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Casino is only 3 miles away. Lake Tahoe is a year round destination. The hot tub feels great after playing in the snow. In summer when it may reach 100 degrees F in Reno/Sparks, where I live and work, I can drive up to this house and it will be in the low to mid 80s. My favorite beach in the world is Incline Village's Burnt Cedar Beach, which has a lifeguarded swimming area and a lakeside lifeguarded Olympic size pool. Both beaches are closed to the public but you get access as my guest for a small daily fee - $12 for adults, $5 for kids 6-17, kids 5 and under free. Golf doesn't get more fun that it is at Lake Tahoe. The ball flies a club farther and curves less because the air is thinner at 7,000 feet up. Hit it long and straight!
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Delightful home with lots of amenities
We loved our time here. The pool table, video games, and hot tub were all hits. The house is on a cul de sac with no traffic and it is surrounded by big trees and pretty views.
This is a quiet time at Tahoe and we took full advantage. We recommend happy hour at the Lone Eagle Grill. The live music was excellent and the food and drinks were great too!
We had such a wonderful time.
What a great place to spend ski trip with families. Ample amount of space for kids to occupy themselves. Great game room with pool table, Hot tub to soak in after day of skiing, TVs in each room to wind down before snoozing, etc. Trevor is a wonderful host for the place. He didn't mind me asking him questions and he responded promptly.
We would love to book again for another ski trip or in summer. Overall this was the best lodge I have booked so far in Tahoe!
Thank you for the kind review. I look forward to having you back!
Perfect home for families with teens
We had a great stay at Trevor's in Incline Village. Trevor was very responsive and quick to let us know to call him for anything. The downstairs game room was a huge hit with my teen son and his buddy. With video games and the pool table in the room we never saw them! Kitchen was perfect and beds were cozy. The house is very clean and well taken care of. We will definitely be coming back to Trevor's house in the future.
Thank you Trevor for your hospitality.
With a pool table and 3 gaming consoles, it's a blast for teenagers and anybody who wants to play!
The property was the perfect size for my family. The futurnirure was a bit dated and the beds were not comfortable. I could only find bath size towels and the housekeeper does not do a great job cleaning.
The location was great and there was plenty of room to enjoy the snow without traveling.
Awesome comfortable house in a gorgeous location
Great times!!! Awesome large comfortable house with many beds! Things that I really appreciated were Hot tub, close to skiing, beautiful location with nearby hikes, game room!!! Will come back!
Great place and Trevor is great to work with
House is well-positioned above Incline Village in a quiet cul-de-sac. We stayed a week and had no issues. In fact, a one point, the entire neighborhood was blacked out due to a snow storm, but, because the house has a generator, we were one of the only houses with power. Well-furnished house with everything you need provided. Trevor gives great written instructions and suggestions and has little, helpful labels on the trash and other places to remind you what needs to be done. We intend returning in 2019. Trevor let us have 3 dogs in the property, which we really appreciated.
Thank you for the kind review. I will look forward to having you back!
The automatic whole house generator is worth it's weight in gold when we have a power outage. It's powerful enough to run everything in the house, including the hot tub and the automatically heated driveway. These upgrades are one of the ways I seek to set the vacation experiences I provide apart from other alternatives.
Lake Tahoe: #1 most popular destination in the USA.
Blessed with sparkling natural beauty, Lake Tahoe is considered the jewel of the High Sierra. The lake is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States, measuring 22 miles long by 12 miles wide, has a surface area of 191 square miles and an average depth of 989 feet and 72 miles of shoreline.
Incline Village has a population of approximately 8,000 and is surrounded by Forest Service land. It is a quiet affluent community with a number of great restaurants, a small movie theater, 2 world class golf courses, a bowling alley, quaint shops, and warm hospitality.
The Lone Eagle Grill at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe miles away -a superb lakeside restaurant with an outdoor firepit that is an idyllic place to enjoy a cocktail and appetizers. There is also a pier with a bar that serves tasty food and drinks in the summer.
The Hyatt casino is 2.9 miles away. 3 More casinos within 5 miles at the California/Nevada border.
Next to the Hyatt is Ski Beach/Incline Beach which is restricted to Incline Village residents and our guests (such as you). There are lifeguards, sand volleyball, barbecues, a snack bar that serves burgers, sandwiches, drinks, etc., a jungle gym, and a boat ramp. There is a small daily fee. For 2018 it is $14 for adults, $5 for children 6-17, Kids 5 and under FREE (the daily fee also covers Burnt Cedar beach with in and out privileges for all private beaches). 3 miles away is Incline Village's other private beach that you also have access to: Burnt Cedar Beach. It is my favorite place in the world. Burnt Cedar Beach has all the amenities of Ski Beach but instead of a boat ramp it has an Olympic size lifeguarded pool, a kiddie pool, and a roped off lifeguarded swimming area of the beach, along with a concession for renting kayaks, stand up paddle boards, etc.
Other Activities: Boating, volleyball, snowmobiling, sledding, bowling, private hot tub, golf, snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, hiking.
Skiing: More world class ski resorts are clustered around Lake Tahoe than anywhere in the world.
Diamond Peak Ski resort is only 3.6 miles from my house and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and reasonable prices. 2018 rates are $89 ($99 weekend) for an all day adult lift ticket as compared to $129+ at Squaw Valley and Heavenly Valley. At Diamond Peak Youths 13-23 are $69 ($79 weekend). Kids 7-12 are $39 ($44 weekend) and kids 6 or under ski for FREE. Save $5 per ticket for online purchases at Diamond Peak website. Multi day discounts and $5 discounts for online purchases are available. Check Costco for Diamond Peak specials too!
Other ski resort driving distances: Northstar Resort 14.1 miles. Mount Rose 9.4 miles. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows: 23 miles. Heavenly 27.1 Miles.
Great sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, etc. are within 10 minutes (the Meadow at Mount Rose right next to Hwy 431) and I have a toboggan, sleds, and saucers for your use. Rachel and I sledded down the hill right next to our house. We built snowmen and make snow angels in the yard.
My parents left pairs of snowshoes at the house that you are welcome to try out and you can use my Sorrel boots. In winter, the driving range at the Championship Golf Course can be used for sledding. It's a shorter, less popular alternative to the Tahoe Meadows, which has much longer hills and access to a long steep hill if you're adventurous.
In summer, theatergoers flock to see the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at nearby Sand Harbor. Google it!
Golf: The Incline Village Mountain course is the best executive course anywhere. It is less than a mile from my house.
The Incline Village Championship course is 2 miles away. This superlative golf course was one of the reasons I originally moved to Incline Village. Great driving range and short game practice green/bunker. Golf at the Championship course is especially fun. The ball flies at least a full club farther (and curves less if you slice) due to the "thinner" air at elevation. I have more power than finesse and have hit drives close to 400 yards and have made an eagle on the par 5 second hole with an 2 iron off the tee and a wedge into the green.
The Old Brockway course is in Kings Beach, a ten minute drive from my house. It is a classic layout on mostly flat land near Lake Tahoe. There is a driving range.
Edgewood Golf Course is a memorable golf experience - 45 minute drive to South Lake Tahoe. It hosts the Subaru Celebrity Golf tournament each summer in July.
There are some newer upscale courses in the Truckee area, and the Northstar course is a nice track as well.
The frisbee disc course by the Incline Village Recreation Center is fun, and I've got some discs and a satchel for them and you are welcome to try them out.