Recently I visited with Georgia Chase, REALTOR at Chase International and Sales Director at Clear Creek Tahoe, just outside Carson City, Nevada. I had heard a lot of good things about this development, so I was excited to speak to Georgia and take the full tour.
What’s the story with Clear Creek Tahoe?
Clear Creek Tahoe sits on 2136 acres. We have 853 acres in permanent conservation, which is that beautiful meadow that we’re going to drive through when we go into the property. We have outstanding granite rock outcroppings to the east—those are also in conservation. And we have the National Forest on the west side.
Back in the day, this was all the Schneider Ranch, which was one of the first settled ranches in Nevada. You’ll see a lot of nods to its history as we go through the property.
We’re in phase one right now of the development, which is 177 lots, with 56 mountain cottage homesites and 121 estate homesites.
What kind of amenities does the community offer?
We have many amazing amenities, but our most exciting amenity is a private lakefront residence for our members’ use only up at Lake Tahoe. Situated right next to Edgewood Golf Course, we call it Twin Pines. It’s a Julia Morgan designed home from 1936, and basically, they renovated the old, historic house and turned it into a classic clubhouse.
In the summer, it works like a beach house. You’ve got 180 feet of sandy beach. There’s a boat with a captain, it’s a Hinckley boat, so it’s a beautiful antique boat.
And in the winter, it works like a ski house. They have a shuttle that takes you up to the Heavenly gondola, which is only four blocks away. It’s a great offsite amenity.
That’s amazing, what about onsite amenities?
Onsite, our next exciting amenity is Summit Camp. We’ve got three hard, true clay tennis courts, sports courts and this awesome water slide with a tower built out of hundred-year-old timbers from Schneider Ranch.
There’s a large pool, hot tub, bocce court, poolside grill, lounge areas, game areas and lots of grass for the kids to play on. Located on this beautiful summit surrounded by the mountains and this beautiful alpine landscape, it’s a fantastic place to hang out in the summer.
Further down from Summit Camp, you’ll find our clubhouse campus. There we have a restaurant and pub, our permanent pro shop, and two guest cabins for members’ use. So for example, if you’re building your home, and you want to come and visit the project, you can stay there. They’ll also work for overflow guests later on.
We also have a lot of private hiking trails. My favorite is the Lookout Trail that goes up into those granite rock outcroppings, where you can see the entire Carson Valley. And then there’s the Headwaters Trail, which runs along Clear Creek and loops around the whole property.
Do you have a golf clubhouse?
Yes, we are excited to be putting in our permanent clubhouse hopefully starting late this year. It’s going to be about 20,000 square feet, with a 5000 square foot workout facility in it and larger dining facilities.
The golf course is one of our premier amenities. It’s an 18-hole Coore & Crenshaw mountain course, and it’s the only mountain course that they’ve done. It’s ranked the number one residential course in all of Nevada and 24th in the nation. The golf course has been in since 2009, so it’s really matured and golfs beautifully.
So this is a gated community?
Yes, it is, and Clear Creek Tahoe also has 24-hour manned security. Our beautiful gatehouse exemplifies the architectural style you’ll see all over the property, with timber beams that came right off the ranch. Mailboxes are right here, which is really convenient for people.
This beautiful meadow and all of the expansive area around it is in permanent conservation, so you’re never going to see any development here. The Headwaters Trail runs along that creek and then wraps around that ridge, and it’s a 5.5-mile beautiful hike.
What about fire risk?
The developers have been very proactive with fire prevention. We have fire hydrants every 500 feet. We have three manned fire departments within about 15 minute response time. You’ll notice as we go through, they’ve thinned the forest in here. They’ve limbed a lot of the trees.
Our first homeowners are not experiencing any higher rates for their homeowner insurance, and we don’t have a high fire risk, which is fantastic given the situation in California.
Infrastructure is all in place for phase one. All the utilities are buried underground, and we have county water, county sewer, fiber optic cable, electricity and natural gas servicing the community.
Can we see one of the houses?
Yes, this is one of everybody’s favorites. It’s a beautiful model home built by Santa Ynez valley construction. It’s 2765 square feet. It’s all single-level living. They’re doing a few little punch list items today but I’d love to take you inside.
It’s great, one-level living here, the perfect mountain style to enjoy these panoramic mountain views. We’ve got a fantastic outdoor entertaining space, out on the deck, with a great view of all the other construction activity that’s happening up here. And of course, this homesite gives you this easy access to all the amenities.
So where’s the golf clubhouse area?
The restaurant and bar are straight ahead. The pro shop is to the left and off to the east over here is where our permanent clubhouse is going to be behind these construction trailers. It’s going to be great. It’ll have big views to the Carson Valley and those great, rock outcroppings will be a wonderful backdrop.
The restaurant has a fantastic outdoor eating area with views of the 18th fairway of the golf course, and again, spectacular mountain views.
On the left, we’re approaching the Fairway Cabins. These cabins are very rustic on the outside, like the rest of the architecture throughout the property, but inside they’re very Four Seasons-ish.
Straight ahead, this is future development off that way. We’re getting ready to open 46 new estate lots called the Overlook Estates.
What kind of people are moving into the community?
The people that move to Clear Creek Tahoe are often outdoor enthusiasts. They love the Tahoe area, whether it’s boating, swimming, hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, so we get people that are pretty active. Our biggest demographic is around 57 to 59 years old.
There are also a lot of people looking at this area to save money on their taxes and retirement.
But at the end of the day, it’s really people that just enjoy this kind of environment, and we’re so fortunate because as you’ve seen, we look like we’re hundreds of miles from civilization, but we’re right in the heart of services.
You can be at Costco in seven minutes. Trader Joe’s, Best Buy, it’s all just a few minutes away. It’s only 35 minutes to the Reno airport, and 25 minutes up to our lakefront property, so we are in a great area to access fun and all the services.
So that was Clear Creek. Next, I headed out to see their most unusual amenity, the beach house at Lake Tahoe. But to get the details, you’ll have to watch the video, definitely worth your time:
If you have any questions about Clear Creek Tahoe, please don’t hesitate to contact Georgia or any member of her team. They’re happy to chat and tour you around the property, no hassle, no pressure. But if you’re interested, I do recommend acting sooner rather than later, as sales have been strong.
—By Diane Cohn
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Down the west wing, you’ll find the modern main master with an immense closet, a spacious spa bath, steam shower, private deck and serene mountain views.
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Further down the hall, you’ll find a charming bedroom suite and another larger bedroom suite currently used as a tranquil yoga studio.
Every bedroom features direct access to private patios and pathways drifting through the naturalized gardens.
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Grab a bucket of champagne, head up the mountain and stop to smell the salvias.
Continue up the aspen trail to an intimate gathering spot at the top for commanding views on the edge of the wilderness.
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Chase International luxury agents and their clients recently gathered for a sold-out performance by the legendary jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling. Accompanied by the 18-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra, under a starry Lake Tahoe sky, Elling delivered a spectacular show.
A private party for major supporters.
The evening began with a reception at the Ramada, a pavilion at Sand Harbor set aside for private parties. Chase International sponsored the event, providing an array of gourmet appetizers along with our signature mocktail, the Luxury Lavender Lemonade.
Guests and organizers alike enjoyed a perfect summer evening with friends and colleagues at beautiful Sand Harbor along the water’s edge.
“Might I just say, I have been to a lot of parties at the Ramada, and yours blew everybody out of the water. I’ve never been to a nicer affair there. Well done to you and your team, unbelievably fantastic!” — Julie Rauchle
An astounding performance by Kurt Elling.
Grammy award-winning Elling doesn’t usually perform with big bands, which made this performance a particularly unique treat for the audience. His stylings and wit appealed to the full range of music lovers, his storytelling and virtuoso a delight to behold.
“I was drawn to Elling’s music because it does not recognize boundaries,” said Chuck Reider, Music Director of the Reno Jazz Orchestra. “He embraces American music and culture. Something the great Duke Ellington expressed in the phrase, ‘There are only two kinds of music. The good kind…. and the other kind.'”
Bringing the best jazz to Reno-Tahoe.
The motivation behind the Reno Jazz Orchestra is the desire to create good music in the grand tradition of the jazz big band stage performance. It’s a motivation based upon the simple love of that magnificent sound and the rush and wonder of playing 18 pieces to a packed house.
The organization aims to perpetuate an appreciation for jazz music and jazz history. They hope that from their artistic and educational efforts comes musical inspiration that leads to continual generations of accomplished local musicians making everyone happy with their smooth sounds.
An event to remember.
A truly spectacular evening for all, we thank the Reno Jazz Orchestra for putting this magical program together. And we appreciate our luxury agents and clients who helped support local arts by attending this one-of-a-kind event.
Photos courtesy of Strotz Photography.
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