Schaffer’s Mill

Notorious for having very low inventory, when a Schaffer’s Mill listing hits the market it is sure to turn heads. Schaffer’s Mill is the smallest of the luxury golf course oriented communities [others include Gray’s Crossing, Old Greenwood and Lahontan], at a modest 475 acres with 218 single-family homes and 188 Mountain Lodges (Schaffer’s townhomes). Homesites range from .25 to .75 acre, and Mountain Lodges range in size from 2,000 to 3,100 square feet (3 and 4 bedrooms).

Check out the Schaffer’s Mill 2024 Fact Sheet, including HOA dues, amenities, and more. 

An impressive array of amenities

First and foremost is the critically acclaimed 18-hole golf course, considered by many to be the best course in the Truckee-Tahoe area. After a long day out on the links grab a drink and take a soak in the Spa on the Rocks, Schaffer’s adult only hot tubs that provide sweeping views of the Sierras.

In the center of Schaffer’s is the Clubhouse Village, a gorgeous and welcoming collection of buildings consisting of unique places to grab a drink and a quick bite to eat (The Market and Peg’s at Poolside). Additional options for dining and libation including The Horn, 1867, and Whipsaw. Also within the Clubhouse Village is the pro shop & outdoor activities concierge center (The Sports Shop), a state of the art fitness center (The Millwork), and a family pool with kids play area. Last but not least is the Clubhouse Village’s central outdoor meeting place affectionately known as Schaffer’s Square. Here you can find outdoor concerts, movies under the stars, and holiday celebrations throughout the year.

Rounding out Schaffer’s exquisite portfolio of amenities:

  • Club Yacht  – – 48′ Sunseeker Yacht named the No Brainer allows residents to charter for cruising around Lake Tahoe
  • Base Camp  – – Full service ski lounge located across from Starbucks in Northstar Village with lockers, boot warmers a bar and fire place
  • Club Concierge and Shuttle
  • Adventure Awaits – – a team of professionals who’s only purpose is to ensure that you have the most amazing experiences while staying at Schaffer’s
  • Tennis, Basketball, and Multi-Use Courts
  • And a Rental Program for unique and turnkey income opportunity

Finding value outside of real estate

Over the last 9+ years, Schaffer’s properties have increased steadily and continue to do. But aside from maintaining it’s monetary value, there’s also a value that Schaffer’s Mill maintains that you cannot place a price tag on – –  a sense of community. For many of us, the days of knowing your neighbors or letting your kids play until the streetlights come on is a distant memory.  But at Schaffer’s Mill those ancient social customs are still alive and well…and well, invaluable.


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