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Ahwahnee Hotel Inspired Design in Homewood

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,593 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Kamp Knobcone was built by a master builder as his family's West Shore Tahoe retreat. It is in the perfect West Shore location 6 minutes from Homewood Mountain Resort and a short walk to Chambers Landing Beach. High speed Suddenlink WIFI and a full cable channel lineup is available on the Bose Surround Sound Entertainment system. Relax in the Swedish dry sauna after snowboading or hiking!

Luxuriate in the home's fine attention to detail. The hand-crafted details bring you back to an age where life was slower, focused on leisure time with family and friends in sumptuous surroundings.

Celebrate life with family at the massive single slab mahogany dining table adjacent to the well equipped chef's gourmet kitchen with a forty-eight inch commercial range, two sinks, and sharp knives.

When it's time to turn in, you'll find the bedrooms richly appointed with high-end mattresses, top quality linens, and comforters.

The top floor contains a reading loft and two master bedrooms with ensuite baths, each with original oil paintings. On the lower level there is a well equipped exercise/entertainment room, two bathrooms, and two bedrooms with three beds each.The third master bedroom is in a private detached studio with soaking tub, separate shower, fireplace, and kitchen. An original oil replica of Bougereau's controversial painting "The Nymphaeum" 1873 is featured above the fireplace in the luxurious bathroom and a full size copy of Albert Bierstadt's "Moose" 1880 is above the mantel in the studio. The originals of each painting are hung in the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California.

More Details

Maclyn Morris
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Maclyn Morris

Kamp Knobcone was designed on a placemat while having breakfast in the grand Ahwahnee dining room. I have been a builder of fine art homes all of my life and built this home for my family retreat. We love to snowboard, hike, bicycle ride, and we created a kitchen where we all can cook together. The kitchen and Great Room with its massive fireplace are the entire main level of the home. It is where our four generation family spends time together. The heating is very comfortable in-floor hydronic.

Why Maclyn Morris chose Homewood

Location, location, location. After working on Fluer de Lac in Tahoe Pines over several years, Maclyn fell in love with Lake Tahoe's West Shore and set out to find a quiet neighborhood to build his own West Shore home for his family. Kamp Knobcone backs up to trailheads into Desolation Wilderness and is a short walk to Lake Tahoe

What makes this house unique

There's really no place like Kamp Knobcone, especially when it combines all the modern amenities with timeless elegance and exquisite craftmanship. The architecture soars and the professionally furnished interior with huge original oil paintings dazzle and entice the senses!

Want to skip cooking after a hard day of skiing or hiking? Top rated restaurants in Homewood include the lake view West Shore Cafe and the iconic Swiss Lakewood and on the way to Tahoe City is Sunnyside with big lake views and patio dining in the summer. In Tahoe City are fine dining at Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique, Christy Hill, and Le Petit Pier.


Homewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3593 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No wedding related events of any type
  • Parking for 4 cars maximum
  • This is a family home with 3 master bedrooms. We prefer family groups.
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Green room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Blue Room Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest House Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Fireplace.
    Main Level Powder Room - toilet , outdoor shower , Next to Sauna, outdoor drenching shower.
    Guest room bath 2 - toilet , Adjacent to bunk and south rooms.
    Game room bath 1 - shower , Adjacent to bunk and south rooms.
  • 4 full baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Green Room - 1 king , InSuite Bath with a Soaking Tub
    Blue Room - 1 queen , InSuite Bath with Shower & Television
    Guest House: Detached - 1 king , InSuite Bath w/ Shower, Soaking Tub & Fireplace Bose TV Ente
    Bunk Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 3 Single Beds
    South Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Kamp Knobcone's fantastic Tahoe West Shore Location on a quiet street is walking distance to Chambers Landing Beach, a five minute drive to the sandy white beach at Meeks Bay, a private beach with a reasonable daily parking fee.


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Ahwahnee Hotel Inspired Design in Homewood
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful spot for my extended family to enjoy a week together over New Years! It was 3 couples and 5 kids and the layout was perfect for our group. It was very nicely decorated and had everything we needed to stay in for most meals! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Kamp Knobcone. We are so happy that your family had a fabulous time there. We hope you will return! Have a great New Year!
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Stunning home

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for family and friends needing accommodations for my daughter’s wedding. The house is beautiful, warm and inviting. The radiant heat warms the house without drying the air, as with forced heating. Fully stocked kitchen and lots of space through out, I would highly recommend this home for anyone wanting a place in the west Shore area of Lake Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! My husband and I are pleased that you enjoyed Kamp Knobcone!
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Fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the style of the house- very much reminded us of the Ahwahnee!

Very comfortable and perfect for our extended family with nicely appointed bedrooms, a great kitchen, and a large dining table to hang out.

Jan was very attentive and great to work with.

We hope to be back sometime!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Kamp Knobcone! We hope you will return soon! The West Shore is a beautiful place to spend time with family! Sunshine and smiles, Jan and Maclyn Morris
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Gorgeous property.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for 3 small families. It is well thought out and had everything we needed. Made us feel like we were home. We definitely are going to plan more trips to Tahoe just to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our Kamp Knobcone home! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay there. The Lake is so beautiful this time of year. We hope you will return soon! Sunshine and smiles, Jan and Maclyn Morris
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  • 5 of 5

it is a perfect place for a big family to take a vacation. The house is very beautiful and has quiet neighbors.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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this house is an art work

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and unbelievable wood structure. Lots of amenities inside the house. We loved cooking at the industrial stove and eat/chat at the big wood dining table.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chambers Landing
Car: recommended

6 minutes from Homewood Mountain Resort

14 minute walk to Chamber Landing Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.