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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (Sleeps 6-8)

Historic Squaw Valley Ski Cabin - Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental. 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

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a magical white Christmas at the cabin. The house is absolutely amazing, and is even more beautiful than the photos! The cabin has a wonderful feel, style and vibe to it. We are all from Scandinavia and the cabin felt like home to us. Not only is the entire cabin made from beautiful wood, but the lighting is incredible, which is very important to us Danes! Every single light throughout the house is on dimmers. Meaning you can set the mood, exactly as you want it, in every room. The kitchen is small, but well equiped. The location is fantastic. A 2 min drive to Olympic valley. We shall definitely return.
Dec 2016
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Olympic Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Garden Bedroom - 1 queen
    Hide Away Nook - 1 twin/ single , Children love to discover the hide away nook!
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1). Aero air mattress is also available for additional guests. The hideaway nook is an absolute favorite of children that visit the Cabin. It is a fun hidden room filled with books and games to enjoy. There is a single twin bed in the nook that can be used as an extra bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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The Historic Palisades Cabin 'Live Like a Local' - Lake Tahoe
average rating of 4.6 based on 13 reviews

A unique property in all of Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Cabin with our three boys for the last three seasons. The location is incredibly convenient to Squaw and in walking distance to the village. We liked that the owners keep the property pristine...much nicer than your standard Tahoe Rental. We liked being out of the craziness of the village and come back after a hard day of skiing to a place that felt like home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great way to start the year!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is AWESOME!! Our first VRBO, rental and we started with a gem. Great Location, Quiet setting but easy to get to Squaw Valley amenities. Very clean, great beds and linen. EVERYTHING that the owner has in the description is spot on.

We were there on a week with 4 feet of snow in 3 days, we never had a problem getting in and out as the plows for the neighborhood did a super job.

If this place fits your travel dates... You won't be disappointed and hope to be able to visit it again.

Oh by the way the owners were very nice. They should be proud!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dreamy Tahoe Home

  • 5 of 5

The Palisades Cabin was MAGICAL! We absolutely fell in love the moment we walked in. This is not your typical Tahoe cabin with outdated furniture and mediocre beds. It is a stunning home with high end touches throughout. The bed in the master bedroom was comfortable, I wrote the owners to find out where it was from. We love to ski and being so close to Squaw was perfect for our group. The dining area seats at least 8 people so we really enjoyed all our meals in. My niece discovered the hide away nook room and just loved it. It was her own little private world where she could read and play. We are looking forward to coming back in the summer so we can enjoy the decks and really beautiful gardens that surround the cabin. There are tons of things to do very close and our own space rather than a crowded hotel or resort was exactly what we wanted.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
3.9 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.3 Miles
Uncorked Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Graham's at Squaw Valley
Nearest Ski
0.3 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley Ski Area
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Olympic Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 20 2017 - Jul 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Regular Summer Season
Jul 25 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Regular Winter Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Pre-Holiday Season
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Regular Winter Season
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Ski Week
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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