Vail Resorts acquires South Lake Tahoe vacation rental company

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 5, 2010 11:50 am

Vail Resorts, Inc., the parent company of Heavenly Mountain Resort, announced that it has acquired Accommodation Station, the third largest property management company in the South Lake Tahoe market, from Greta and Mike Hambsch.

Founded 34 years ago, Accommodation Station has grown to become one of South Lake Tahoe’s premier, full-service property management companies for condos, mountain chalets, cabins and luxury homes for short and long-term rentals. Vail Resorts is planning to keep the Tahoe-based Accommodation Station team in place at the same location off of Highway 50.

“With Vail Resorts’ expertise, leadership and commitment to service excellence, Accommodation Station will continue to set the bar for service,” said Greta Hambsch. “I believe the purchase by Vail Resorts will ultimately benefit the homeowners and the community tremendously in the form of an expanded vision, the interrelation with Heavenly Mountain Resort and new marketing opportunities for the Tahoe community,” she added.

Photo: Enjoying deep powder at Heavenly just got easier with Vail Resorts’ acquisition of Accommodation Station

According to Blaise Carrig, co-president of Vail Resorts’ mountain division, the acquisition of the Company’s first lodging collection in South Lake Tahoe will also benefit guests to the South Lake Tahoe area. “At Vail Resorts, we believe that each and every guest should have an ‘Experience of a Lifetime’ at our resorts and properties,” Carrig said. “With the acquisition of Accommodation Station, we have a new and exciting opportunity to connect the off-mountain lodging experience with the Heavenly on-mountain experience year-round, which means our guests will have an easier and more seamless mountain vacation experience from start to finish — with a lot of epic adventures to enjoy in between.”

The acquisition marks Vail Resorts latest commitment to further growing Heavenly’s status as a world class resort. Heavenly has undergone a major revitalization plan over the past eight years, which has included the addition of new and upgraded lifts, increased snowmaking and grooming, and other on-mountain amenities. The crown jewel of the revitalization plan will be the  opening of a brand new on-mountain lodge for February 2011. These projects signal Vail Resorts’ ongoing commitment to providing the finest on-mountain experience for skiers and snowboarders.

Accommodation Station’s web site is and the reservations number is 800-344-9364.