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Solitude and Affordable 1 Mile Near Kirkwood - Stunning Views

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Last updated: 01/15/2010

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Cozy two-story cabin that accommodates six overlooking Caples Lake and Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

The downstairs has a fully furnished kitchen with a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and dining area, a bedroom with 1 queen bed, a bathroom with a combination tub/shower. Upstairs is a large sleeping loft with 2 queen beds and 2 single beds. New windows and carpets make this cabin very cozy

Cabin 2 has scenic lake and mountain views, a deck, outside sitting area, with a propane BBQ, redwood furniture and fire ring and designated parking. Complimentary boat dock for resort guests available, (Lake Level permitting).

Summer rates per night plus 10% tax =

Before 6/30 and after 8/25:
Midweek: Mon thru Thur = $180 per night
Weekends: Fri-Sat-Sun = $280 per night

7/1 thru 8/25:
7 days a week = $280 per night or $1,764 per week

Keywords: Cabin


Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Loft - Bedroom 2: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Tub /shower and toilet in one room. Separate sink room

Other Amenities

  • Snowshoes Available, Cell Phone availability with Verizon


  • Away From It All


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Monument View:

    Historical Kit Carson Pass, Pacific Crest Trail...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Ski-Out:

    Cross Country Skiing available from rental unit....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Verizon cell phone service. All other cell reception 1 mile east at Kirkwood....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Completely furnished: silverware, dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker, toaster, microwave and propane BBQ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    12' and 14' Gregor aluminum fishing boats with Honda 4 stroke engines available for rental at Caples Lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Single or double kayaks and canoes available for rental at Caples Lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 14 - Oct 18, 2015
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10%


1/2 cost of total stay including tax is due at reservation booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno, Nevada
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Historic Kirkwood Inn & Saloo Est. 1846
180 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe Valley GC
80 Miles
Nearest Train
Reno, Nevada
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
California State Hwy 88
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Historic Kirkwood Inn Est. -1846
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Kirkwood Mountain resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Caples lake

Car: Necessary

Summer Recreation on the lake at 7800 ft.

Fishing Boat Rentals, Kayak rentals, Fishing license, Hiking, Photography, 1 mile east of Kirkwood mountain Resort. Off the Grid and Green.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: John Martin Voss, born January 5, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended Cornell University. Met future wife Grace Abbott, also from St.Louis . Started a family-son's John, Robert and Joseph born in Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca, New York. Managed to squeak in playing varsity soccer for 4 years. Graduated 1963 ,Master Mecham Eng., moved the family to Palo Alto and joined the Project M Stanford team designing and building The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)-a two mile long high energy electron particle accelerator.. Son Michael born at Stanford Hospital. Visiting Scientist at CERN, Geneva , Switzerland 1966 and' 67on the team designing and building the electron particle Intersecting Storage Ring(ISR.). It was the height of the Vietnam war and I always got pummeled at the coffee breaks. We toured all over Europe in our VW bus with diapers flying and drying out of the windows and met and visited relatives in Germany. Returned to SLAC to Head up the Mechanical Engineering Dept and as Project Engineer designing and building SPEAR-the electron/ positron storage ring that Project Physicist Dr Burton Richter won a 1974 Nobel prize for the discover of the J- Psi particle. Along the way helped start AYSO soccer in Northern California Then project engineer on the PEP storage ring. Late 70's worked at Varian Associates Palo Alto , Ca in the Medical Group trying to design ,build and Market a CT scanner and then as General Mgr of the Vacuum Division. Got a golden handshake from Varian Associates April 1,1982, got divorced and went to Kirkwood to gather my thoughts. Looked for something to do in the mountains and acquired Caples Lake Resort over the summer but enticed to come back to return to SlAC in October 1982 to be Project Mgr on the Stanford Linear Collider(SLC). This is a work in progress -so more later-thanks-John

Why the Owner Chose Kirkwood:
The area is absolutely beautiful.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Beautiful lake, mountain views, and recreational opportunities.

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Speaks: english



  • Cabin Summer

    Cabin Summer

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Loft


  • Fishing Boat On Caples Lake

    Fishing Boat On Caples Lake

  • Moonrise Over Caples Lake

    Moonrise Over Caples Lake

  • Spring Hike At Caples Lake

    Spring Hike At Caples Lake

  • Cabin Winter

    Cabin Winter

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Winter Lake View

    Winter Lake View

  • Guest Dock

    Guest Dock

  • Kayaking On Caples Lake

    Kayaking On Caples Lake

VRBO #283718

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