Schaffer’s Mill, the 475-acre, 400-homesite gated community and private golf & lake club located just east of Truckee, had a record-breaking year in real estate sales with 46 Mountain Lodges, homesites and luxury cabins cumulatively sold in 2013.
“2013 was a big year at Schaffer’s Mill. We opened our North Village Clubhouse, unveiled our BaseCamp for winter fun at Northstar and released Phase 2 homesites in the community,” said Schaffer’s Mill Managing Partner John Marlin. “Our customers are recognizing the value of Schaffer’s Mill and the family-centric atmosphere we’ve fostered here.”
Of the recent sales, most buyers are coming from San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Sacramento and Los Angeles area, with most purchases tabbed as second homes.
“The Truckee/Lake Tahoe area is a tremendous year-round retreat,” said Schaffer’s Mill Vice President of Real Estate Sales Chris Matoska. “And, our buyers are telling us how much they love the year-round amenities offered at Schaffer’s Mill – from the Club Yacht, Lake Club and golf course in the summer to the ski-in, ski-out experience of BaseCamp in the winter.”
Schaffer’s Mill, home of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home, features home sites from the $200’s, Mountain Lodges from the $900’s and estate homes and luxury cabins from $1.2 million. The Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club includes:
- An award winning John Harbottle and Johnny Miller golf course
- A new North Village Clubhouse with fine dining, private locker rooms, resort-style pool and an expansive fitness facility
- A 48-foot club yacht on Lake Tahoe
- A private Lake Club at Jake’s on the Lake
- Wintertime fun with Schaffer’s Mill Base Camp at Northstar providing ski-in/ski-out convenience
- Private club shuttle
About Schaffer’s Mill
Schaffer’s Mill was named after the “Father of Truckee,” George Schaffer. Schaffer’s Mill pays homage to Mr. Schaffer, his ideals and vision. New Martis Partners acquired the exceptional, but beleaguered property (formerly known as Timilick) in January 2011 and immediately set about to rebrand and reposition the community. In the two years since New Martis Partners took over, close to 80 homesites and Mountain Lodges have been sold at Schaffer’s Mill.
Open since 2008, the Schaffer’s Mill Golf Course was recognized as the “#1 Best New Private Course in California” by GolfWeek magazine in 2008. The Miller and Harbottle design weaves its way through the towering pines as if painted with an artist’s brush, with two distinctly memorable nine-hole experiences. The Meadow nine ambles through firs, spruce and Ponderosas at the base of a ridge, while the Mountain nine showcases elevation changes of up to 400 feet, with magnificent 360° views of the Martis Valley, Lookout Mountain and the Carson Range. The par 71 course plays to over 7,000 yards and is considered by many as the finest golf course in the Tahoe and Truckee area.
For more information on the Schaffer’s Mill community and club, visit www.schaffersmill.com.