The Summit Camp at the private residential community and club in Carson City, Nev. is set high on a rise with dramatic panoramic views of the Carson Range, and features a water slide crafted from 100-year-old timbers, along with a resort-style pool and hot tub, Har-Tru tennis courts, a sport and pickleball court and other amenities.
Clear Creek Tahoe, a private residential community and club located 20 minutes east of Lake Tahoe in Carson City, Nev., has unveiled its coveted new family amenity, Summit Camp.
Set high on a rise with dramatic panoramic views of the Carson Range, Summit Camp features a resort-style pool and hot tub; a water slide crafted from massive 100-year-old timbers reclaimed from the adjoining Schneider Ranch; three Har-Tru tennis courts; a sport and pickleball court; game deck; fire pits; grille service; locker rooms and showers, and other activities for the entire family.
Another coveted amenity for Clear Creek Tahoe members and their guests is Twin Pines Lake & Ski House—designed by famed architect Julia Morgan—which is situated on 180 feet of pristine shoreline on Lake Tahoe. The Twin Pines Lake & Ski House will provide a front-row seat for Clear Creek’s 4th of July fireworks spectacular.
Numerous beach activities are also available at the property’s beachfront destination, including the club’s private Hinckley yacht, which can be taken out for various lake activities, transportation around the lake or for sunset cruises.
Clear Creek Tahoe is part of the historic Clear Creek Ranch, a property that has had a connection to Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City since the mid 1800’s. Clear Creek is located in the center of the fictional “Ponderosa” made famous by the popular “Bonanza” TV series of the 1960s and early 1970s, and the area has been utilized for over 150 years by various cattle operations.
Clear Creek Tahoe also includes a Coore & Crenshaw-designed golf course that includes the Swift’s Station pavilion, so named for the wagon-train stop that was located just below the eastern summit of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
The property historically held timber flumes that carried logs from Spooner Summit to the mines of western Nevada. The timber operation was that of D.L. Bliss, a prominent and enterprising entrepreneur around the lake.
The property totals 2,136 acres, 853 acres of which have been placed into a permanent conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. It sits on a saddle between the eastern face of the Sierra and a remarkably dramatic outcropping that towers up to 6,500 feet.
As the Clear Creek community, a development of Austin, Texas-based Castle Hill Partners, has taken shape, onsite materials have been used extensively, both for the construction of the golf course and the surrounding community.