Arriving at that Truckee/Tahoe home of your dreams is always something to anticipate, but it’s made even more special when you’re able to arrive by jet or plane and still be less than five minutes from home, by way of a free valet shuttle, no less.
In the Lake Tahoe luxury real estate world, one community has that kind of access and offers that level of service: Martis Camp. Martis Camp and the Truckee-Tahoe Airport are literally at opposite ends of the same street, a pleasant drive from the from the gatehouse to (thanks to Martis Camp’s ramp privileges) the tarmac. It’s essentially a mile-long means of decompressing and preparing for all that Martis Camp, your home, and the surrounding environment offers.
This truly is the express route available to every Martis Camp home. And some of America’s finest scenery can be enjoyed along the way as well, without any concerns about traffic. It’s yet another way that this four-season Lake Tahoe luxury community takes life to a higher level.
The airport was built in 1958 and opened a new, year-round control tower in 2017. Located at 5,900 feet, the airport doubles nicely as a basecamp for aerial tours. Whether landing or taking off, you’re likely to be treated to outstanding views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Crest. The fact that the airport’s waiting lounge is also the site of one of Truckee’s favorite dining spots – The Red Truck – makes the experience even more enjoyable. A feature that locals and Martis Camp homeowners are grateful for is Truckee-Tahoe Airport’s respect for the ambience of the area. Noise abatement is a priority and there’s a no-fly curfew in effect from 10 pm – 7 am.
Private pilots and commuter planes find Truckee-Tahoe airport and its crew a pleasure to work with, a distinctly low-key and efficient operation with two runways, 230 paved tie downs for transient parking, reasonable landing fees, fueling operations, and first-come, first-served access to Transient T and executive hangars. Several private air service and airplane rental companies are based here, including a local chapter of The Experimental Aircraft Associate which offers free lessons both on ground and in the air to young people between 8 and 17 years old.
In addition to being a great place to come and go, the Truckee-Tahoe Airport is also renowned for the pleasures it offers the public such as glider flights and skydiving. There are several commercial ground transportation companies, taxi/limo services, and car rental agencies to choose from. And if you need to stretch your legs after the flight, Martis Valley’s network of trails and abundance of beauty are literally just steps beyond the runway.
For Martis Camp homeowners, however, the greatest attribute of the Truckee-Tahoe airport is most likely its convenience and its ability to deliver families to a community of rare amenities, including a private slope side ski lodge, fine dining, a spa, pools, parks, 21 miles of community trails, a Family Barn that is the template of luxury communities across the country and, when summer rolls around, an acclaimed 18-hole Tom Fazio golf course. That’s why people focused on opportunities in the North Lake Tahoe Luxury real estate for sale market keep a keen eye on the latest listings at Martis Camp Realty. It’s also why Forbes calls Martis Camp, “Possibly the best four-season community in the U.S.” Be the first to know when a new home is listed by viewing all our Lake Tahoe luxury homes for sale.