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The Historic Palisades Cabin 'Live Like a Local' - Lake Tahoe

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Historic Squaw Valley Ski Cabin - Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals. Live Like a Local Vacations. Squaw Valley Vacation Rentals.


Squaw Valley USA, Olympic Valley, North Shore Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, California, USA

Squaw Valley, officially named Olympic Valley since the 1960 Olympic Winter games, is located on the pristine North Shore of Lake Tahoe, just off Highway 89, 2 minutes to Squaw Valley Lifts, about 13 minutes from Truckee, 5 minutes from Alpine Meadows, 25 minutes from NorthStar and about 10 minutes from Tahoe City by the lake.


Our Tahoe Vacation Rental is located in walking distance to the Squaw Valley Ski Lifts, the Squaw Valley Village and various hiking and biking trails in the valley. Our sunny Tahoe Vacation Rental has beautiful mountain and valley views and is nestled within a quiet residential neighborhood. The historic Palisades Ski Cabin was one of the first vacation homes built by Wayne Poulsen, the visionary, who recognized Squaw Valley's potential as a Ski Resort in the early 1930's and who was the original founder of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. The Palisades Ski Cabin was built in 1952 and was completely remodeled in 2008.

The recent renovation reserved the character of the 1952 cabin while creating a sustainable luxury vacation rental. Complying with LEED building principles, the original building was restored to prevent unnecessary material waste and destruction of the environment. Today, the Palisades Ski Cabin is restored beyond its original beauty, with energy efficient floor heating, luxurious bathrooms and sun flooded living areas.

Master Bedroom Suite:

Our mountain cabin features a spacious and stylish master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, big sun exposed windows and French doors leading to a secluded garden patio. A comfortable king size four poster bed assures restful sleep and relaxation after a full day in the outdoors. Our elegant master bathroom has an over-sized whirlpool soaking tub, a beautiful spa shower and a European style bidet.

Mountain View Bedroom:

The cozy mountain-view bedroom has a queen size bed, vaulted ceilings and French doors leading to a private and sunny deck with mountain and valley views.

The Sleeping Loft:

The sleeping loft has two alcove twin beds in true cabin style. Over-sized French doors open to a European style balcony with full views of the Squaw Valley Mountains and the Mountain-Run ski slope.

Living Spaces:

The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops and state of the art cooking utensils. French doors open to a beautiful outside deck and the garden. The dining room features an authentic Tahoe dining table and mountain style chandeliers for gourmet dining and family bonding. The sun flooded living room invites our guests to linger at any time of the day. Open and spacious, it is the perfect place to relax and socialize. A custom made Chandelier illuminates the cabin, providing elegance and style. Entering the cabin, our guests will be welcomed into our cozy mud-room with heated floors where all shoes, coats and outdoors attire can be kept.

The Palisades Ski Cabin features a two car garage with a covered access to the cabin.

Winter Activities - Ski like a local – Squaw Valley USA:

The Squaw Valley Ski Resort is the second largest ski area in Lake Tahoe. The Squaw Valley base is at 6,200 feet and the highest peak is 9,050 feet above sea level. During the winter months, Squaw Valley offers the most challenging and exciting skiing in the Tahoe Area, with a 2,850 ft vertical rise and 4000 acres of terrain, this mountain is a playground for skiers and snow boarders alike. Due to the size of the mountain, the Squaw Valley Ski Corporation maintains advanced technology to decrease lift line waits, mainly by implementing high speed and high volume chairlifts, a European style Funitel and a tram to High camp for Skiers as well as non-skiers. Ice-Skating is offered at High Camp as well as at the skating rink at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Cross Country skiing is offered through The Squaw Creek Resort in the Squaw Valley meadows.

Summer Activities - Hike like a local – Squaw Valley USA

Wanderlust Festival - Squaw Valley USA - Yoga Retreat

In the Summer of 2009, the first Squaw Valley Wanderlust Festival was held in the Squaw Valley Village and on top of the Squaw Valley Mountains. For more information please contact:

Lodging Wanderlust Festival

The Historic Palisades Cabin in Squaw Valley is in walking distance to the Squaw Valley Wanderlust Yoga Festival and the Wanderlust Festival Music Events. The Historic Palisades Cabin is the perfect Tahoe Vacation Home to rejuvenate your body and soul and to connect and explore the beautiful Lake Tahoe Area.

Keywords: Ski Cabin, Squaw Valley, North Shore Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Vacation Home, Ski Vacation

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Historic Palisades Cabin 'Live Like a Local' - Lake Tahoe
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Amazing Tahoe Cabin

  • 5 of 5

I have been to the Palisades Cabin twice with my family - once in summer and once in fall. The home is absolutely stunning. It is large, beautifully designed and decorated, and extremely comfortable. The owners are incredibly responsive, gracious, and reliable. It is located close to hiking, biking, skiing and the lake. I can't recommend it enough and we can't wait to go back again this summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I could not imagine a more beautiful place to spend a summer weekend. Some friends and I came up for the weekend and found there was so much to do! We enjoyed a bike ride from Squaw Valley into the Tahoe City, went rafting down the Truckee River and kayaked in the lake. After each activity filled day, it was such a pleasure to come back to the Palisades. The Weather was perfect for enjoying wine out on the deck and the table was large enough for all of us to sit down for dinner. The Palisades is beautiful and spacious. I hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Veronica, thank you for such a lovely review. We appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to review the Palisades. It would be our pleasure to host you and your family again! Please come be out guest soon.
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san francisco

Beautiful home in a beautiful place - perfect for a weekend with friends or family

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! We stayed her for a long weekend with friends and absolutely loved it. It is spacious and clean, with modern decor. The modern kitchen was a hit too. Also, the location was perfect. I cannot wait to book again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley

no oven, the kitchen is literaly 5ft by 8ft

  • 1 of 5

The front portion of this cabin has been very nicely redone. Then you see the kitchen,no photos on web site, and there is only a range top, no oven, and one person maybe 2 in the kitchen can fit. We arrived with ski meals to cook with no oven ! Not to mention no room for a house full of people to even make coffee. The master bedroom is gorgeous. The other two ? one is open to the living room as a loft with no privacy & the 3rd is located off the loft so you have to access that bedroom through the loft. We could only access half of the garage because the owners have the other half full of equipment which made it so we could not put our car in ! so many other places to rent for that kind of money.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We appreciate our guests' insight so we can continue to improve our Cabin to ensure that guests receive the very best. We have a beautiful gourmet BlueStar oven and range. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for all those ski meals to be made. We certainly never want to mislead anyone, so we have also updated photos of the Cabin to make sure everyone has a clear view of what we are offering. We hope you will come be our guest again soon!
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tiburon california usa

Marin county group

  • 5 of 5

Initial impression of property was overwhelmingly positive as European luxury styling greets you. Quality appliances, modern decor, and superb finishing touches make this cabin a joy to appreciate. Perfect party house for mixed group of 4-8 guests. Sauna was a blast for our group. Takes about 5 minutes to reach lift ticket office from cabin by car.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamburg / Germany

Pure tranquility and indulgence

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for one week with my girlfriend at the palisades cabin and it was hard to leave again! Everything was well maintained and perfectly clean in the house. The interior is of highest standard and the furniture seems new. However you can still feel the history of this ancient house which makes a wonderful synergie. When we arrived we found a pretty set up in the bathrooms with all the towls in a precise fold and it seemd so tidy that we could have been the first visitors ever! Please forward our congratulations to your cleaning staff... Thanks for many great little details. The phenomenal kitchen utilities and the well maintained bbq on the deck tempted us to stay in for most dinners and cook ourselves, although it is only a very short walk to the restaurants of Squaw Valley. We loved the ambience, the fresh air, but above all the house itself! We used the daytime to go canoeing and wakeboarding on the lake, swimming in the river and hiking on the mountain. The nearby shops in Tahoe city allowed us to get everything we needed for fantastic dinners at the cabin. We are allready planning our next visit and can fully recomend this property to anyone that loves high standards and beautiful ambience.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Olympic Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Regular Winter Season
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ski Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Regular Winter Season
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Regular Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Jul 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 20 2017 - Jul 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is a $200 cleaning fee added to all reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Olympic Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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