Cozy Cabin with Magnificent Mountain Views (Summer Only)
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Alpine Meadows cabin description
Summer Only! Please, no winter ski lease or holiday inquiries. We use the cabin with a group of friends during the winter.
• Mountain cabin, cozy & well maintained with dramatic views of Scott Peak and Alpine Meadows ski area from all rooms. Available summer and fall only.
• Master suite with bath + 2 other bedrooms
• Dining table seats eight (find 2 extra chairs downstairs)
• Sunny deck with gas BBQ
• Satellite TV, DVD/VCR player, stereo, selection of DVD movies and music CDs
• Convenient access from main road with ample parking (room for at least five cars/boat parking)
• 1 mile from Alpine Meadows ski area, to Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe, to Truckee
• Please check calendar for availability for summer/fall rental (May through November). The cabin is not available for rental during the winter season.
• Bright, airy spaces are enhanced by a soaring, convex ceiling showcasing rugged Scott Peak on quarter acre of land. The cabin is has about 1,300 square feet of living space.
• Upper level: Living room, dining room and kitchen, 1 full bathroom, washer/dryer. Lower level: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (master suite with attached bath)
• Perfect for 2 or 3 couples (sleeps 6).
• Located on Alpine Meadows road, from Alpine Meadows ski area, just steps from the popular Five Lakes Trail trail-head, to Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe, to Truckee
• A car is generally necessary, though public transportation on TART bus available at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Highway 89.
Master bedroom & bath highlights:
The master bedroom features a Queen Size Select Control air bed with dual controls, heated mattress pad, 2 side tables & 2 lamps. All beds are fitted with quilts. Enjoy the view of Alpine Meadows and Scott Peak view (from all 3 bedrooms)
The en-suite bath features a full-size stand up shower (glass enclosed), adjacent to a deep soaking tub, vanity and window. Hair dryer provided.
2nd bedroom highlights:
This bedroom features a Queen Size bed with heated mattress pad, 2 side tables & 2 lamps, closet, dresser and luggage rack. This bedroom is the same size as the master bedroom.
3rd bedroom highlights:
This bedroom is smaller than the other two bedrooms and features the most comfortable Double Size futon you’ve ever slept on with a side table & lamp, closet and luggage rack.
• Soaring convex ceiling swoops from 10 to 12 feet to showcase the magnificent mountain view, including Alpine Meadows and the jagged tip of Scott Peak
• Wood stove pumps out welcome heat in the winter with ample wood supply
• Well stocked kitchen
• high glass panels in living/dining area lets the light shine in all day long
• Sunny deck with gas BBQ and deck lounge chairs
We like to cook so this kitchen is fully equipped with appliances: large refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster, blender (with food processor attachment), and garbage disposal. Ample dishes, glassware, cutlery, pots and pans, baking supplies and spices are available.
Living room highlights:
The living room offers eight foot couch, six foot love-seat and rocking chair. Satellite TV, DVD/VCR and stereo available.
Dining area highlights:
Gather the family around for a meal at the table that seats eight.
A note about internet:
We have been unable to find a provider who can offer consistent service as we are in a narrow 'dead' zone. However, aircards do work well, and mobile phone access is good (particularly Verizon). If internet access is critical for you, Verizon and ATT, as well as other providers, offer low cost pre-paid mobile broadband for laptops through a USB port. In addition, free Wi-Fi is available at Starbucks at Squaw Valley and other locations. Email us if you need more information.
• River Ranch offers full service bar and restaurant- located at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Hwy 89, from cabin
• Crest Café offers casual lunches, dinners and après-skiing happy hour-located at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Hwy 89, from cabin
• Graham’s offers fine dining near Squaw Valley-located from cabin
• Pfieffer House offers traditional German food on Hwy 80 between Alpine Meadows Rd and Tahoe City about from cabin
The popular Five Lakes Trail, a moderately steep trail to five small high alpine lakes in the Granite Chief Wilderness, offers access to the Pacific Crest Trail for longer excursions or wilderness backpacking. The trailhead is a few hundred yards from the front door, heading toward the ski area on Alpine Meadows Road.
The Bear Creek Trail trail-head is located across the street from the Five Lakes trail-head and provides an easy hike down to Bear Creek and back up the hill to connect with the horse trails that traverse the base of Scott Creek.
Other recreational activities include mountain biking, horseback riding, tennis, golf, river rafting on the Truckee River in the summer; skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter at nearby Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley. Lake Tahoe offers many water-based activities, including boating, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, jet-skiing, parasailing and fishing.
Keywords: House, single-family home, 3 bedroom house, cabin, mountain cabin
- 1300 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Blender (with food processor attachment),extensive array of spices and condiments (olive oil, vinegars, butter, soy sauce, etc, some paper products, plenty of dish towels available. We like to cook! ...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Wood Stove:
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided:
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Beautiful Lake Tahoe offers many recreational activities, including paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and fishing, along with lakefront beaches. Tahoe City and Truckee offer excellent restaurants and shopping. Extensive hiking and biking trails abound; some easy, some strenuous. Events are held almost every weekend at nearby Squaw Valley during the summer, and High Camp offers skating and swimming. ...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
My boyfriend and I were looking for a quiet place to spend our vacation in Tahoe and Inga and Steve’s cabin was the perfect place for that! Having never been to Tahoe, we spent a great deal of time researching (North v South...Nevada v California…) and found that the northern California area would provide us with more of the activities and overall culture that we were looking for (i.e. quiet beach, hiking, outdoor activities, local food). From our initial inquiry, through the end of our stay, Inga was responsive, resourceful and reliable. Despite being out of town during the time of our stay, Inga provided a smooth arrival and departure procedure that made for hassle-free transitions. Prior to our arrival, Inga sent out several helpful documents to help us plan our stay, in addition to leaving a binder full of resources in the cabin to assist us while we were there. The cabin was spacious, quiet, comfortable, and the location was within walking distance to excellent hiking trails, which made for a perfect morning or early evening activity to take in the beauty of the area. Having stayed in several vacation rentals, this definitely ranks as one of the best – from the fully stocked kitchen, to the small amenities that you would only find in a lived in home, I would highly recommend staying here and look forward to returning again in the future. Thanks again, Inga and Steve!
- Guest Amanda (Seattle)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 11/02/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
The cabin was so cozy, it really felt like home away from home. We will defenitely stay here again.
- Guest m (Sacramento)
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Hi Mandy, I'm so glad you had a good time and we'd love to have you stay again.
My husband, son (age 21) and I stayed at this great Alpine Meadows cabin recently for three nights. The cabin is exactly as described by the owner. Communication before hand was good, we have even had a follow-up email since we have been home asking for feedback. Instructions for arrival and departure were thorough and clear. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked, probably better than any other VRBO we have ever stayed at. This was not a problem for us, but just to let you know, the bedrooms are downstairs so if anyone is walking around upstairs and someone is downstairs they will definitely hear their steps.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/18/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Hi Dee Ann, I'm glad to hear that the cabin was as you expected and that our information is accurate and complete. We love to hear that you and others appreciate the well-stocked kitchen. The wooden construction of the home does mean that the people in the master bedroom can hear footfalls from the kitchen above--we were able to reduce the noise when we installed the cork flooring in the kitchen last year but were not able to eliminate it entirely.One suggestion for future guests is to do what we do and set up the coffee maker on the bar the night before so early risers can get their first cup of coffee without moving around too much off the carpeting. I also appreciate your off-line suggestion about adding a second lamp in the living room, which we plan do soon. Thanks a lot for your comments.
Thank you for a great Fourth of July weekend!
Thank you for a great Fourth of July weekend!
My family and I rented Inga's cabin during the Fourth of July weekend and had a blast! We enjoyed relaxing on the back patio each evening, taking in the breathtaking scenery after a day of hiking. The home was tidy and clean and bathrooms are all nicely updated. The cabin is only a short drive away from the lake and Tahoe City where we picked up provisions for the week. Very convenient! We'll definitely be back...hopefully soon!
- Guest Christina (San Francisco, CA )
- Date of stay 07/04/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: We're pleased that you found the cabin to your liking and that you were able to enjoy the trails and the natural beauty of the area. Come back soon!
Could not be better !
Could not be better !
REALLY, This was one of the most amazing VRBO expieriences I have ever had. Catching this location in between seasons brought it in at a great price, and amazing did not stop there. Location in the hills with views of peaks and valley was suitable for the quiet get away I was looking for. Accomodations are very appropiate for adults and children alike. Owners are easy to deal with and entire process of access and checkout is meticulously flawless. The "HOME" is a home not a cabin and we did not want to leave. I am a chef and was so impressed with the little extras in the fridge which supported my making some fantastic meals for the family. Nice, Nice, nice.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 06/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: We're so pleased that the cabin fit your needs so well, and especially that, as a chef, you were able to find what you needed in the kitchen. We hope you'll be able to get away again to our mountain retreat.
Great summer stay
Great summer stay
We stayed here for a fun weekend away in early summer. The cabin is gorgeous and located in a wonderful end of the lake. It's a minute walk from the 5 Lakes Trail, amazing! It's stocked with everything you need for cooking (bring your own food, duh) and is ready for a great time.
- Guest Justin D.
- Date of stay 05/31/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hi Justin, We're glad you enjoyed your stay and discovered the beauty of Five Lakes so close to the cabin. That's great that you found everything you needed in the kitchen. Come again!
Great location, wonderful cabin!
Great location, wonderful cabin!
We were seeking a little weekend getaway from our home in Sacramento, and found this great cabin on VRBO. This Tahoe cabin is perfectly located in Alpine Meadows, and is steps away from the Five Lakes Trail (which is a spectacular hiking trail, and you can actually see all five lakes in less than two hours!) I emailed Inga to make my reservation, and then spoke to her on the phone about some specific requests that we had - and she was so wonderful and accommodating! The owners have done a great job in maintaining the property, and they had thought of EVERYTHING to make our stay enjoyable - from the well-organized binder of info about the house, nearby trails and restaurants, etc. to the nice added touches that make this feel less like a "rental property" and more like a "cozy home". I would highly recommend this cabin to my friends and family, and we hope to be able to return again soon! Thanks, Inga and Steve - we LOVE your place!
- Guest Holly C. (Morgantown, WV)
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Hi Holly, I'm so glad you enjoyed the cabin and that we were able to accommodate your requests. It's great that you were able to get up to the lakes during our wonderful early spring. Come again.
The owner was exceptional to work with, responded to e-mails immediately, and even offered local information for things to do. The property was very clean and nice. I would highly recommend this property to any friend.
- Guest Troy D (San Diego, CA)
- Date of stay 08/19/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Our family of 5 stayed rented this wonderful cabin for 4 nights in August 2012, and it was absolutely perfect! It is a beautiful, very well maintained home with gorgeous views. We loved how homey it felt, with a great collection of adventure books and 2 cozy couches in the living area, perfect for gathering with family after a long day of outings. Everything was perfectly clean and in great condition.... there were plenty of sheets and towels, as well as a washer/ dryer if needed. It was a perfect size for us.... not too big, but not too small. There are three bedrooms and three full bathrooms, which are all very, very nice. Inga, the owner of the house, has a wonderful binder of helpful information on the kitchen counter. She was always very responsive and kind in her email communications. The location was great, easy to find, and. only a 5 minute walk to the Five Lakes trailhead, which was a spectacular hiking trail! It's easy to get into Tahoe City for river rafting, and we enjoyed a great breakfast at Rosie's. We also drove to Tahoe Keys for a hot air balloon expedition with Lake Tahoe Balloons as a birthday celebration. On our last day we took the cable car to the top of Squaw Valley Mountain for a day of hiking and lunch next to the pool, and enjoyed the 1960 Olympic Museum. This was our first experience with vrbo, and everything worked out perfectly. We would love to rent this house again and would highly recommend it to our friends!
- Guest Jane (United States)
- Date of stay 08/03/12
- Review Submitted 08/12/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
We were looking for a wooden cabin and yours fit our bill perfectly. We were a group of 6, with two seniors. All of us had a great time in the cabin. The view from the cabin was awesome (the telescope to view the moon/stars was a great plus). We didn't find anything as even slightly negative. Your kitchen (albeit a little small) was awesome with all the tools and stuff that one might possibly need; also, the folder with the various brochures on nearby attractions/hike/other details was very informative. All in all, a great place to say.
- Guest A-kay (SF Bay Area)
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again soon.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Three night minimum for August and holiday periods.
Any any time before, during, or after your stay, your information may be shared with www.guestchecker.com. We reserve the right to cancel the reservation based on Guestchecker results.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning fee: $150
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Tax Rate 10%
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
- Nearest Airport: Reno-Tahoe International Airport at 49 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrack Station, Truckee at 12.6 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 89 at 1.8 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Tahoe Commons Beach at 5.9 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: River Ranch at 1.8 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Alpine Meadows Ski Area at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Tahoe City Golf Course at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: River Ranch at 1.8 Miles
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We are a professional couple from the Bay Area who met in the mountains and feel a passion for North Lake Tahoe. We love to backpack in the Granite Chief Wilderness behind the cabin, mountain bike on nearby trails and relax at the beach at beautiful, blue Lake Tahoe.
Why the Owner Chose Alpine Meadows:
The location on Alpine Meadows Road means we have easy access summer and winter, the views of Scott Peak and Alpine Meadows ski area are spectacular from the house and we love to step out of the house and be on wilderness trails within minutes. It's a short drive to Lake Tahoe, with stores and restaurants nearby. We've been skiing at Squaw Valley and Alpine for decades and have explored most of the back country trails in the surrounding area.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The deck catches the afternoon sun so we enjoy relaxing with a book and a glass of wine. If we're lazy we'll take a walk around the neighborhood, while if we're more energetic we'll tackle the Five Lakes Trail. Horse stables are just down the street for those who like to ride. A river rafting outfit is located at the end of the road.
- Primary: 415-470-1812 Inga Aksamit
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Back of cabin showing deck and large, airy windows to living area & bedrooms
Living room with sofa & loveseat, entertainment center with satellite TV & more
Master bedroom with ensuite bath, queen Select Control bed & mattress warmer
3rd bedroom with comfortable double futon, shared bath
Sunny deck with gas BBQ & deck furniture has dramatic views of Alpine Meadows.
Front of cabin
Sugar Pine Point State Park on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe is a 30' drive
Lake Tahoe is great for boating, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding
The Five Lakes Trail, near the cabin, leads to the Granite Chief Wildernes
Concerts are held throughout the summer at Commons Beach in Tahoe City
Floating from Tahoe City to River Ranch is a popular summer pastime
Columbine is just one of the wildflowers that bloom through the summer
Bright, airy dining area and kitchen in background. Note dramatic convex ceiling
Fully equipped kitchen with recently updated appliances, views to Alpine Meadows
2nd bedroom with queen bed, electric mattress warmer, shared bath
Side view of house showing convex roof, forested yard on 1/4 acre
There is ample parking that can accommodate boats, RVs or 5 cars on the street.
View of Alpine Meadows Ski Area from deck. Nearby hiking trails abound.
Cycling and rafting along the nearby Truckee River are popular summer pastimes
Geese at Lake Tahoe with snow-covered Sierra in the background
The Five Lakes Trail leads to the Pacific Crest Trail (Granite Chief Wilderness)
View of Lake Tahoe from the Stanford Rock Hike
Sunset from the Peter Grubb Hut
There have been visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
Get a rental quote, then book it!
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.