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Vintage Tahoe ~ the Cabin Making Memories Since 1957

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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

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Linda Lessner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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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Vintage Tahoe ~ the Cabin Making Memories Since 1957
average rating of 4.847826 based on 49 reviews
San Francisco

cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little cabin. We enjoyed staying there. It has everything you need if you are stuck in the snow storm and just want to be inside. Our 5 and 7 year olds enjoyed the loft. The loft stairs are probably not very safe for smaller children, but worked just fine for our family. There are two bedrooms downstairs so if you are concerned about stairs, you have everything you might need on the first floor. Lastly, Linda was very nice and responsive! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our cabin! It is always helpful for future guests. Hope you visit again!
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Beale AFB, California

Picturesque Tahoe Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in this cozy cabin and it did not disappoint! It feels like taking a step back to a much simpler time full of laughter and warmth. I highly recommend this place and cannot say enough nice things about the owners. They obviously love this place and the people they cater too! Thank you for the experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA

Cozy Carnelian Bay Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (plus our small dog) had a lovely stay at the Lessner's cabin. Quaint cabin, perfect for a family- my 6 year old twins were thrilled with all the Legos and toys available and my 15 year old liked the X-box. It snowed both Saturday and Sunday, lucky for us the cabin had a few sleds stored under the deck. Cabin has 2 private bedrooms downstairs, snug, but perfect for sleeping. Upstairs the open loft is great for kids (3 twin beds) and the attached master bedroom and bath are all well appointed. The house was as expected upon arrival, kitchen well-stocked and linens provided. Very short walk to the lake and Garwood's or 7-11 if you need firewood (or to send your kids on a walk for 'treats'). While private with an open back, the cabin has neighbors to each side, there is an easement of forest to explore and several hundred yards back I believe a set of condos edge the forest. Appreciate the responsiveness of the owners and the great "cabin" feel of this home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County

Great family getaway. Right next to open space for hiking and biking. Comfortable space inside and o

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for us, close to our daughter's house. Great front deck looking into the woods. Plenty of room indoors for family dinners, lots of games and puzzles. Appreciate the Tahoe books and magazines. Walked down to the fabulous Old Post Office for breakfast. Had a great stay on a sunny November weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cabin, great location, well-stocked, lots of perks!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. The owners keep the place well-stocked on essentials - -coffee, condiments, cooking spices, even the ice trays were full! This property is not on the water, but it's less than a 5 minute walk away. This has a "cabin in the woods" feel, not a "lake house" feel, and no direct view of the water from the house. That didn't matter to us, but should be kept in mind depending on what kind of experience you're after. The deck was great, with comfortable chairs and lounges, a BBQ grill, propane hibachi, and fire pit that got LOTS of usage. Night time here is beautiful and peaceful, even with a few neighbors who were also enjoying themselves loudly.

The owner was very friendly and prompt with communication. We loved it, and will almost definitely stay here again.

My only partially negative comment is that the house itself, while beautiful and charming, felt a little smaller than it looked in the pictures. It's cozy, not spacious; so again it just depends on what kind of experience you're looking for.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marc, for your kind review! It is very helpful for future travelers in planning for what they need in a place to vacation. Thanks again for taking the time to give insightful information to future guests! Sincerely, Linda
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Lancaster, California

Nice well kept property, somewhat tight quarters

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was very nicely prepared for guests ... It was very clean, and everything on the property (fixtures, bedding & linens, appliances, etc.) was of decent quality and either new or in a good state of repair. The north shore location, walking distance to food (pricey but good drinks) and 7-11, was just what we were looking for.

The owner Linda was a pleasure to do business with, and very quick to respond to the rental query and questions. Check-in was a breeze with the combo lock box.

TV and Internet were top rate, which was nice (yes, we still used those on vacation).

So ... why the three stars? The main living quarters, living, dining room and kitchen, were fine for a cabin. But the sleeping and bathing quarters were quite cramped. Neither downstairs bedroom is wide enough for two adults to be able to climb out of bed at the same time.

The upstairs master bed/bath was enough square footage, but is a little over 6' at its tallest, with a lot of areas where you have to lean over and around, or could bang your head.

Almost all the storage space in the cabin was consumed by cleaning supplies or linens, so we had to just leave things in our suitcases on one of the beds downstairs.

The stairs were small, tight and steep ... please take a look at the picture. I ended up being ok with them, but my wife was uncomfortable with the stairs the whole trip. We would have been more comfortable and safe if we had been shorter, younger, and more spry!

Overall, I would recommend this cabin for a young couple with small kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review of our cabin. It is very helpful when our guests let others know how the cabin worked for their family. Yes, the cabin is built to 1950's specs and is small in some areas. We try to make the most of the space! ;). It is a good choice for families, and the second largest demographic of our guests is retirees! I do agree with you that if the small stairs are a concern it may not be the property for everyone. Thanks again! Linda
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Off Season
Apr 3 2017 - Jun 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
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

Housekeeper $100
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Carnelian Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • 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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