With its peaks, beaches, deserts and relentless stretches of beauty, California is blessed with its fair share of jaw-dropping views, including vistas from the likes of Half Dome, Tamalpais, Shasta and San Jacinto. Then again, there’s Crestview Lodge, the name fittingly given to this stunning 7,486-square-foot Martis Camp home that challenges its neighboring Martis Camp Ski Lodge for views and a sense of grandeur. Before even entering this home, a world of splendor lays before you. To the right of the handsomely beamed porta cochere is a granite perch with firepit, Adirondacks, and views of Mt. Rose and Lookout Mountain. Once inside, the views somehow become even more impressive. Even the double-sided fireplace you encounter beyond the front door welcomes you with views of the Pacific Crest, the same scene that unfolds on the other side of the hearth in the great room. Here, as well as from the kitchen, dining room, and breakfast nook, the home opens to an expansive deck that swallows up 180º views – from Castle Peak to the north, the Pacific Crest dead center, and Lookout Mountain towering to your left. Ski chairs are a one-minute walk from the door, meaning you also have the finest parking spots to be had at Northstar California. The massive deck is an entertainer’s dream with separate conversation coves and a circular firepit with front row seats to the Sierra. Abundant windows deliver these scenes to the whole home, especially the dining room with pocket doors that open to the deck, and the kitchen that glows in the last rays of twilight. This is a 6-bed, 7.5-bath Martis Camp home where “great room” applies to the overall scene, not just that windowed corner of awesome with couches, a tv, and windows that stretch tall. On the main floor is the master bedroom with stone fireplace, a deep, hammered brass tub, and deck with westward views. Downstairs is a media room with an intimate fireplace beside a cozy pub, a fireplace and tv, and a large deck with a covered hot tub that gazes up to the ski runs, covered party area, and views that replicate those of the upstairs deck. Down the hall are two guest suites with separate decks while upstairs features two bedrooms with fireplaces and views – one room with its own deck. Lastly, those distant voices and giggles you hear in the bunk room above the garage are coming from kids weaving stories as riveting and colorful as the scenery that surrounds this estate.