Schaffer's Mill Homes & Town Homes

This year-round resort in the Martis Valley features custom homes and town homes surrounding a premier John Harbottle-designed golf course. Schaffer's Mill opened its gates in 2008 amid the recession spurred by the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Not the best timing, for sure. But despite the Recession that had real estate in the trenches that year, a dozen of the new town homes at Schaffer's Mill sold in those first two years with a median sales price of more than $1 million. Townhomes on smaller lots surrounding the 4th, 5th, and 7th Fairways were the first to be developed (Click here to read more ... )

Schaffer's Mill Real Estate

A Home with a View

Lots at the upper elevations of the golf course (some with terrific year-round views of Northstar and the Carson Range) continue to sell to owners looking to build a custom home as well as spec builders who have continued to see strong appreciation at Schaffer's Mill since its inception. Near-new custom homes at Schaffer's were fetching $5 million (almost $1,100/SF) by the 3rd Quarter of 2022 -- pricing on par with neighboring Lahontan Golf & Country Club.

Schaffer's Mill Map

Laid Back Luxury

Schaffer's Mill is in many ways more laid back than Lahontan, and many of today's buyers compare and contrast the differences between the two communities. While Schaffer's MIll has a staffed gate house (like Lahontan and Martis Camp), its Sawyer restaurant (excellent by the way) is open to the public. So you will see locals like myself and other golfers showing up at The Sawyer for lunch or dinner now and again. Whether you are dining al fresco at The Sawyer or enjoying a sandwich and a beer by the pool, the atmosphere is definitely casual.

Tahoe and Northstar Perks

Beyond golf, the club also offers members the use of a 48-foot yacht on Lake Tahoe and a free shuttle to Northstar, where members can start their day at Base Camp, the Village clubhouse that offers refreshments and ski lockers.