What happens when you try to start a gated family estate development in a down real estate market? Well . . . if you do it right . . . it thrives! Martis Camp is an incredible example of how a gated golf course community should be done. The key? Don’t just focus on the golf. Martis Camp hasn’t forgotten that a family estate is really about the whole family. Yes, it has a glorious golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, on one of the most scenic pieces of land in the Lake Tahoe region. But it also has a “Family Barn” with movie theatre, bowling alley, soda fountain, swimming pools, basketball court, outdoor amphitheatre, and arts and crafts classes for the kids. It has a family putting course (this isn’t mini golf with windmills and clowns, this is natural terrain sculpted and immaculately maintained as if it was a championship golf course). There is also a private ski lodge at the foot of Northstar’s “Martis Camp” chairlift, where owners can enjoy valet parking, ski valet, boot warmers, and a lovely breakfast, lunch, or beverage on the deck. The Camp Lodge is an extensive lodge overlooking the golf course with panoramic views of the Pacific Crest. It offers an array of dining opportunities from 5 star to casual as well as extensive spa and fitness facilities. Don’t forget the “Lost Library”, tennis, sporting fields, or the extensive hiking and biking trail system.
If a mountain estate is what you want, you must take a look at Martis Camp. Homes start at $2.5 million. Vacant land starts at $600,000.