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Vintage Tahoe ~ the Cabin Making Memories Since 1957

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

We invite you to enjoy our warm cabin get-a-way ~ A perfect location for enjoying all things special about Lake Tahoe! We are 7 minutes from shopping in Tahoe City, 15 minutes from Squaw Valley or Northstar and only a 2 block walk to lake's edge. The cabin backs to forest land so step out the back door for miles of hiking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. In this classic Tahoe cabin you can build a cozy wood fire or drift off to sleep in plush down covered beds. Big fluffy towels are ready for you in the 2 bathrooms and the kitchen is fully stocked if you chose to cook a big meal. On the cook's night off, you can walk down to famous Gar Woods Restaurant and sip an afternoon cocktail on their open air deck. For more causal dining you must try the calzones at CB's Pizza.

Our cabin can sleep 6-9 of your crew! A bath and 2 bedrooms are downstairs with a full bed and a queen bed. Climb up the quaint wooden stairway to find the kids bunk space with 3 singles. The master bedroom is also upstairs with a wonderfully soft King-size bed and a second bath. If other friends join you last minute, pull out the comfy convertible bed in the living room.

While the cabin is cozy for couples, it's a great space for families too. The bunkroom is a favorite for kids with plush bedding and small woodland critter stuffies on each bed to snuggle with. A nice open space in the middle of the floor is a great place to play board games or build Lego creations (Legos included!)

Downstairs you will find a game table with many choices including classics like chess, checkers & backgammon, and kids favorites such as I Spy and Cranium. The living room also holds a flat-screen TV with satellite and DVD player including a nice selection of movies for the entire family.

Outside the cabin there is a big, beautiful deck off the front with peek views of the lake. The sunrise from this deck cannot be missed! You can see the amber sunrise reflected beautifully on the lake. In the backyard you will find there is just enough of an incline to make a small sledding area for the littlest ones -- and don't forget the miles of woods to discover!

Welcome to your classic Tahoe vacation! We are holding a space for your family memories.

Keywords: Vintage, Cabin, Classic Tahoe, near lake, near Tahoe City, Nothstar, Squaw Valley

More Details

Linda Lessner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Linda Lessner

Texas meets Tahoe. We are an active family with 4 young kiddos from Austin, Texas. We have loved Tahoe for many years and this cabin is part of our family dream. Two of our favorite sports are snowboarding and rock climbing--both are great in Tahoe!

Linda Lessner purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Linda Lessner chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Carnelian Bay is a beautiful area of Lake Tahoe. We have been coming to the northwest corner of the lake since 1997. The people are friendly and very interested in all things outdoors! This corner so centrally located to many things we love including snowboarding, activities in Tahoe City and rafting the Truckee River. Being so close to Highway 267, we like that it is easy to get to and from Reno Airport especially when you get some last minute snow!

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin feels like home. It is so cozy and laid back. My favorite vision is waking up on 'Texas time' to catch the morning sunrise. The first time I saw it I was amazed by the amber colors reflecting off the lake. It is so peaceful here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Linda,

I just wanted to let you know that we all loved your cabin. It was the perfect Tahoe getaway. Old Tahoe charm with the cozy comforts you've added made for a delightful weekend. It will most likely be the last time for a while my group will getaway as a family and we made very happy memories to take with us. Thank you very much and I'm sure we will be calling again for future trips in summer. Take care.
Sep 2012
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Carnelian Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bunk Area - 3 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
ipod dock, plush pillow top beds with down comforters, big fluffy towels, hot cocoa and Starbucks coffee stocked for you, games for kids & adults, sleds for the back yard!


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Vintage Tahoe ~ the Cabin Making Memories Since 1957
average rating of 4.740741 based on 57 reviews

Comfortable cabin in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect cabin for families. The cabin is well equipped and in a great location. Check in was very smooth and we had everything we needed for a comfortable long weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and quiet vacation home

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. The home was very clean and had all the essentials. Very nice patio. And walking to the beach only takes 5 minutes!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and peaceful vacation home

  • 4 of 5

we really enjoyed our stay here, the home was clean and had all the essentials in the bedrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms.

The location is very peaceful and there was loads of information on things to do around the area. We also loved the patio.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location! Beautiful and only 3 block walk to the lake!

  • 4 of 5

My family, including our dog Bella, had a fabulous weekend in your cabin. I love the way you have utilized every bit of space in your home. The cabin was well-stocked, clean and cozy and the beds were all extremely comfortable! We were in Tahoe for a wedding at Gar Woods and appreciated being within walking distance to this venue. Linda could not have been any easier to work with and I appreciated her timely, friendly and accommodating emails. Only 4 out of 5 stars due to tiny downstairs bathroom, steep, scary stairs to loft & master bedroom. Loft has low ceiling so adults not able to stand, but we knew all that going in, just be aware. We would definitely stay at Vintage Tahoe Cabin again. Loved stepping out the back door and being able to take Bella for a walk in the woods. So peaceful and beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Charming cabin

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay. Well stocked cabin with easy access to the lake and the forest for a backyard. Kids had fun playing with legos and other toys in the cabin. We would love to come back in warmer weather to sit on the deck with a glass of wine.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rohnert Park, CA

Cute and great location, we will be back.

  • 4 of 5

Took our daughter and friends to Tahoe for some fun in the snow for her 10th birthday. Location is great, close to everything. Very cute property. Would definitely stay here again. Giving 4 stars due to a few disappointments upon a late arrival due to the weather (lots of snow) not all the beds were made, there were dirty towels left on the floor and clean dishes were not clean. The door was hard to lock because the frame is cracked, and the bear box was completely full so we had to take our garbage with us. Due to the amount of snow that had come, we couldn't use the fireplace, but as I said, the property is cute and perfect for a small group wanting to relax. Close to lake, snow park, grocery store. We will definitely book here again if we are able to get a weekend away this summer, and definitely when we head to Tahoe in the winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you will be visiting us again! And, thank you for your honest feedback. It is so important we hear from our guests if the cabin did not meet all of their expectations. We have had an exceedingly snowy season with many of our service providers stretched to the limit as they tried to navigate the roads. Local trash service was delayed due to the snow plows covering bear boxes. And, our housekeeper was delayed as well. You can be assured, we have fixed the door jam and public services are back in-line. :) Thank you again for your exceeding patience! Sincerely, Linda Lessner
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
CB's Grill - 2 blocks
Nearest Golf
Putt Putt - 2 blocks
Nearest Restaurant
Gar Woods - 2 blocks
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
Carnelian Bay 2 blocks
Car: recommended

Snowshoeing, x-country skiing and hiking out your back door, walking distance to restaurants, convenience store and putt-putt golf. Paddle-board rental at the marina 2 blocks away.


Rates & Availability

Carnelian Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 12 2017 - Sep 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Off Season
Sep 12 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Housekeeper $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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