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McKinney Cabin- Winter Retreat Special

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Sunny location with spacious indoor and outdoor li


Last updated: 05/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homewood cabin description

Regardless of snow conditions, the McKinney Cabin offers a relaxing stay on Tahoe's beautiful West Shore. Homewood Ski Area is 5 minutes away with shuttle service available. Snowshoe out the back door through a trail that will take you into the National Forest. In Summer and Fall, decide whether you want to ride the bike trail, single track, or hike the miles of trails and open terrain along General Creek or in the forest behind the cabin, or relax on the deck with a good book. In summer, load our all-terrain wagon with sunscreen, towels, and toys and take the five-minute, level walk to Chamber's Landing Public Beach for a day in the sun. Supplies and great deli sandwiches are available at one of the markets nearby.

A southeastern exposure allows sunshine to stream through the windows, making that cup of coffee by the fire in the Master Bedroom even more glorious.

The open design of the main-floor offers plenty of room for the gathering of family and friends after a day of skiing or hiking. Warm your hands by the woodstove, sink into the comfortable living room sofas, or share in preparing a meal. Guests will find the kitchen clean and well-equipped, whether plans include preparing gourmet meals or heating up pizzas. A large dining table comfortably seats eight and the room allows for an auxiliary table to be added for more indoor seating. Outdoor dining is accommodated by two picnic tables on the back deck. The den, just off the great room, offers a separate space for playing games, watching movies, or playing a tune on the cabin's vintage piano. The laundry room and a bath with shower are located off the mudroom.

Three cozy bedrooms upstairs accommodate six to eight sleepers. The spacious Master Bedroom, with fireplace and King-size bed, also has two dormers that could sleep children on airbeds if desired. A sitting area near the fireplace in the Master bedroom offers a delightful view of the forest.

Queen-size beds provide comfortable sleeping in both the second and third bedrooms. The dormer in the ''Bear'' Room has room for an air bed. A romantic view of Tahoe's famous night sky is visible from the balcony off the Moose Room?. A queen-size sofa-bed in the living room offers sleeping for two additional guests. Luxurious towels and quality linens are provided. The McKinney Cabin is tastefully decorated to add to the allure of your Lake Tahoe retreat. Comfort and ease of care will make your stay thoroughly enjoyable.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1710 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Pets Considered:

                Well-behaved dogs are welcome. In winter we prefer smaller dogs to keep the cabin cleaner. We request that pets not be allowed on the beds or furniture. We keep the cabin clean so no pet smells are detected....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Large decks and open forest behind the cabin provide ample play area for children. Small TV with VCR allows for entertainment in any room. Every attempt to provide a safe and comfortable environment for kids has been made. However, you are responsible for using common sense in keeping them safe....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We are a non-smoking family and do not appreciate the smell of cigarettes, cigars, etc. Smoking is not allowed in the cabin. We ask that smokers not smoke within range of doors and windows and do their best to keep the smell of smoke on clothing, etc from permeating the cabin....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                curtained cubby for airbed (available at cabin)...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                room for single or full airbed (available at cabin)...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


              • All beds have been described by guests as very comfortable. Each bedroom has ample natural light and ventilation through windows. Linens are updated regularly; decor is tasteful....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                upstairs with bedrooms...moreless

              • Full 2: toilet, shower

                downstairs in living space...moreless

              • Bathrooms are kept clean and well-functioning with high-quality towels....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The cabin is suitable for elderly persons who are able to climb stairs. The bedrooms are all upstairs and there are stairs leading up to the cabin door. Well-behaved pets (no puppies) are welcomed, but guests with pets must make sure that they are maintained so that the cabin does not take on a smell or appearance that indicates pets have been there. A pet fee applies so that the cabin can be well-vacuumed and carpets cleaned regularly. An Pet Addendum is added to the Rental Agreement and must be signed before occupancy begins....moreless


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    36' HD Flat screen TV with Dish satellite service; DVR, DVD/CD player...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    An assortment of CDs is available...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Small video library with selections for all ages...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Piano
                  • Toys
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Television:

                    Flat screen tv in den...moreless


                  • Family
                  • Adventure
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    Clean air, hiking, mountain and road biking...moreless

                  • Lake:

                    Lake Tahoe is a five minute walk from our cabin. Kayak rentals available a short distance away in Homewood....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Looks out onto forested open-space...moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    Cross-country ski or snowshoe from cabin into State Park and Tahoe National Forest land; ride shuttle to Homewood Ski Area...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Heating
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Backpack
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Safe
                          • Gas Heating
                          • Living Area
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Reliable WiFi and comfortable workspace in den; large desk...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Long Driveway, room for 3 cars...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Full-size washer and dryer available for guest use...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Telephone:

                            Land Line available for local calls. Can Use calling card for long distance....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Luxurious, high-quality, Bedding and Towels...moreless

                          • Filtered Water
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            Room for smaller RVs and boats...moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            Wood Fireplace in Master Bedroom adds warmth and romance; Recliner chair next to fireplace; firewood provided...moreless

                          • Wood Stove:

                            We supply wood....moreless

                          • Living Room

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator:

                                Large refrigerator/freezer with icemaker and drinking water access in door; ...moreless

                              • Microwave:


                              • Catering Available:

                                We will provide catering for interested parties. Let us know your needs....moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Newly remodeled kitchen has all the amenities you would want and more...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Nice dishes...moreless

                              • Oven:

                                Dual fuel range/oven...moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Just about anything you might need...moreless


                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Bicycles
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Barbecue
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Balcony:

                                Balcony off second bedroom is great for reading and star-gazing....moreless

                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Large wrap-around decks with both sun and shade- perfect for dinner and breakfast on the deck...moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover


                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 24 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Jun 2 - Aug 31, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                              • Cleaning $175 + tax
                              • Property Damage Protection $69
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
                              • Tax Rate 10%


                              $250 - $400/nt US Dollars

                              US Dollars

                              $175 cleaning fee, 10%Occupancy Tax, $50 Pet Fee, $69 Damage Security fee; $50 refundable cleaning fee (for additional cleaning that may be necessary depending on condition in which property was left.


                              Dates Available: Year Round

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                              Last updated: 05/22/2014
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                              75 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Reno/Tahoe International Airport
                              0.1 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Chambers Landing Beach
                              0.1 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Chambers Landing Bar and Grill
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Homewood Ski Resort
                              8 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Tahoe City
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              West Shore Inn

                              Car: Recommended

                              We are located in Homewood, CA on the West side of Lake Tahoe, locally referred to as the 'Best Side'. The cabin is within a five minute shuttle ride to Homewood Ski Resort, an easy five minute walk to Chambers Landing Beach, and 20 minutes to shopping in Tahoe City. Small food markets are available in Homewood and Tahoma, biking distance. Jump on the bike trail near the cabin, hike or snowshoe from the door into National Forest, or drive 20 minutes to Alpine Meadows Ski Area or a little farther to Squaw Valley Ski Resort.


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2010

                              About the owner: We are an active couple in our early sixties who love the outdoors, and especially Lake Tahoe.

                              Why the Owner Chose Homewood:
                              Lake Tahoe has been a favorite destination for both of us since we were children. Our families frequented the West Shore and local ski areas and we continued to bring our own three children up for skiing, boating, hiking and generally hanging out at the lake. This property spoke to us the moment we entered because of it's comfortable layout, sunny exposure both winter and summer, and the proximity to the beach, bike trail, and hiking in the forest behind the cabin.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                              Location! A five minute walk to Chambers Public Beach with our wagon filled with beach chairs, towels, and a picnic in tow or with our kayaks ready for a paddle to Emerald Bay. The large deck off the back overlooking forested open space. Riding our our driveway to connect with either the paved bike trail or up into the forest for mountain biking. A five minute drive or shuttle ride to Homewood Ski Resort, snowshoeing out the back door into the National Forest. Comfortable and cozy inside.

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                              Speaks: english

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              • Sunny location with spacious indoor and outdoor li

                                Sunny location with spacious indoor and outdoor li

                              • Open Dining, Kitchen, Living Area

                                Open Dining, Kitchen, Living Area

                              • Romantic Getaway

                                Romantic Getaway

                              • Comfortable recliner near the warmth of the woodstove

                                Comfortable recliner near the warmth of the woodstove

                              • Play your favorite tunes on our beautiful piano.

                                Play your favorite tunes on our beautiful piano.

                              • Spacious Master Bedroom

                                Spacious Master Bedroom

                              • Second Bedroom with Queen Bed

                                Second Bedroom with Queen Bed

                              • Upstairs Bath with Tub and Shower

                                Upstairs Bath with Tub and Shower

                              • Back 'yard'.

                                Back 'yard'.

                              • Chambers Beach in Fall- 5 minute walk from cabin

                                Chambers Beach in Fall- 5 minute walk from cabin

                              • Beautiful setting,

                                Beautiful setting,

                              • Large Deck

                                Large Deck

                              • Beautifully remodeled kitchen

                                Beautifully remodeled kitchen

                              • Cozy Living Room,

                                Cozy Living Room,

                              • Cozy den with desk, flat-screen tv, and piano

                                Cozy den with desk, flat-screen tv, and piano

                              • Downstairs Bath with Shower

                                Downstairs Bath with Shower

                              • Master Bedroom Sitting Area

                                Master Bedroom Sitting Area

                              • Third Bedroom with Queen Bed

                                Third Bedroom with Queen Bed

                              • Sunny back deck

                                Sunny back deck

                              • McKinney wagon

                                McKinney wagon

                              • Owners: Tim and Leslie Smith

                                Owners: Tim and Leslie Smith

                              • Morning sunrise view

                                Morning sunrise view

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                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, March 06, 2014

                              $250 - $260 per night (USD)

                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 05/22/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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