Northstar Lodge Unveils Lake Tahoe Expansion

SAN MARCOS, Calif.—Northstar Lodge in Lake Tahoe, owned and operated by Welk Resorts, announced today the opening its second of three buildings, the Fremont. The building features 28 luxury vacation villa units and a 14,500-square-foot preview center, complete with a Kids’ Club and a deluxe theater for timeshare tour presentations, allowing Welk Resorts to continue to excel. Preview tours began on Oct. 23 and rooms will be available for reservation by Oct. 31.

“Welk Resorts continues to grow by leveraging the assets we have at our California properties to create new demand in seasonal drive-to and fly-to markets,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Jon Fredricks. “The resounding success of our investments to enhance the brand over the past several years has allowed us to expand our presence in this important growth market.”

Fremont floor plans range from 2,000 square foot two- and three-bedroom villas to 500 square foot studios, and ADA-accessible configurations, for both timeshare ownership and guest rentals. Each villa of the new Fremont building—named after the first European-American settler to “discover” Tahoe—comes with a master bedroom with a king-size bed and fireplace, spacious living room with fireplace, 50” TV and Bose sound system, and a fully stocked kitchen with GE appliances. Villa guests will enjoy their own private balcony with an outdoor fireplace as well. Each villa also comes equipped with a full-size GE washer and dryer. Larger units come with additional sleeper sofas, and guest bedroom(s) with king- and queen-size bed options as well as another fireplace.

Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts is located at the base of Mount Juno in Truckee, Calif. Situated just steps away from The Village at Northstar, the property boasts a ski-in/gondola-out private club with its own gondola. Resort amenities include a owner’s lounge, media theater, ski and boot valet (winter) and bike valet (summer), a large outdoor spa and fireplace area, and access to the adjacent Village Swim and Fitness Center. Just across the street in the Village, find specialty boutiques, bars, restaurants, cafés, open-air ice rink (roller skating in summer), cabanas, outdoor fire pits and a bungee trampoline.


Currently under construction is Northstar Lodge’s Snowshoe building. This third and final building is already underway and is expected to be a 12- to 14-month project. This expansion is part of Welk Resorts’ long-range plan to accommodate the growing number of outdoor enthusiasts retreating to the Lake Tahoe region for an exhilarating five-star vacation experience.

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