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Great Family Mtn Cabin! *Game Room*Hot Tub*Wi-Fi*Pets*Close to Ski/Beach/Eats

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Discover your perfect FAMILY GETAWAY when you vacation at Lippe Lodge! Conveniently located on the West Shore, you have easy access to 4 downhill ski mountains, several cross-country ski trails and sledding hills - all within 5 - 30 minutes. With only a 10-minute walk to the beach and local restaurants and a 2-mile drive to Tahoe City (great bike ride!), our home is easy to find in the mountain-town neighborhood of Pineland and it's easy to get to when everything is covered in snow. For golf lovers, rejoice in knowing you're just minutes away from several championship golf courses. Located super close to Sunnyside Resort.

An unexpected EXTRA (and not found in just any vacation home) is our GAME ROOM. Located on the Upper Level, the inviting, comfortable Game Room is equipped with a full-size pool table, a bistro table & stools, 2 over-stuffed sofas, a large flat screen TV with DVD player, DVD's, board games, play area, a full bathroom and a deck at each end. This is the perfect gathering spot after a big day of skiing or snowboarding or after a full day at the beach or on the boat!

The FAMILY ROOM is on the Lower Level and is directly adjacent to the Kitchen and Dining Room. The expansive sectional sofa surrounds the Family Room allowing you to relax and enjoy the cozy flames of the gas-burning fireplace, to daydream out the large sliding glass doors or to get under a cozy blanket and watch your favorite old movie on the large TV.

Enjoy meals or libations outside on our OVERSIZED DECK! Complete with table, umbrella, director's chairs and Adirondeck chairs, there's plenty of room for everyone. The kids will love setting out on an adventure in the LARGE YARD AREA and everyone can enjoy playing a game of horse shoes at the horse shoes pit or roasting marshmallows at the fire pit! The outdoor HOT TUB is built into the deck and seats 6 people.

PETS are welcome, too. Please include the number of pets in the "Pets" field of the quotation window. If you care enough to bring your pet on your vacation in our home, then we know you've house-trained them! Our neighborhood, and the area in general, is very dog friendly! Hurricane Bay is a dog-friendly beach that is just 1 mile away from Sunnyside Beach. We do ask that you are diligent about cleaning up after your pet in the yard! Pets may not be left alone in the house, unless crated.

BEDROOMS are located on the Lower Level (2) and the Upper Level (2). The Lower Level Bedrooms both have queen beds. There is also a queen pull-out in the sectional sofa in the Family Room, allowing the Lower Level to sleep 6 people. In the Upper Level, 1 bedroom has a King Bed and a Twin Day Bed and the 2nd Bedroom has a Queen Bed and a Twin Bed. There is also an alcove area that has a Twin Day Bed, allowing the Upper Level to sleep 7 people. All TOTAL, Lippe Lodge can sleep 13 people very comfortably! Please note that there is a $25 charge plus tax per person over 10 people and this is not calculated in the quote.

BATHROOMS: 1 full Bathroom is on the Lower Level (with tub & shower), and 2 full Bathrooms are on the Upper Level (1 with tub & shower and 1 with just shower).

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: The fully stocked Kitchen has everything! All major appliances, coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots/pans, dishes, glassware, name it, it's there! The gas stove top is built into the bar area, which makes it nice for more than one person to be helping in the Kitchen, and there's room for 3 people to sit at stools at the bar. The Dining Room table has chairs to seat 6 people, but there's space to pull up stools or extra chairs to seat more.

Some LOCALS' RECOMMENDATIONS: Hit the Bridge Tender or Rosie's Cafe for some apres ski action, go ice skating at Northstar or take the Gondola to the top of the mountain at Squaw! Walk to the Firesign Cafe for breakfast or lunch. In Summer, enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck overlooking Lake Tahoe at Sunnyside Resort. Go to the Free Concerts at Commons Beach on Sunday (bring a picnic). The best to-go sandwiches are at the PDQ Market in Tahoma. Get great coffee and pastries at Tahoe House (ride your bike). Ride or walk the bike path from home to Squaw Valley. Tube the Truckee River to River Ranch and have an ice cream (some tubes available at the house)! Enjoy!

General Layout: LOWER LEVEL - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room. UPPER LEVEL - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Alcove with Day Bed, 2 Bathrooms, Game Room.

Tahoe City 5 Minutes........Sunnyside Resort 2 Minutes

Kings Beach 15 Minutes.....Truckee 20 Minutes

Northstar 13 Miles............Squaw Valley 9 Miles

Alpine Meadows 8 Miles.....Homewood Mtn. 3 Miles

Diamond Peak 15 Miles......Tahoe City XC 4 Miles

Cost Details:

* All rates are plus 10% occupancy tax

* Add $25 per person per night over 10 ppl.

* Add $75 plus tax per pet (maximum 2)

* Rates and minimum night stay requirements may vary over holidays/periods

Other Costs:

Reservation/Damage Deposit (refundable): $500.00

Pet Reservation/Damage Deposit (refundable): $200.00

Cleaning Fee (non-holiday): $325.00


More Details

Property Manager
Melanie McDonald
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Melanie McDonald

As an avid snow and water skier, mountain biker & road cyclist, I fell in love with North Lake Tahoe many years ago while I was part of the Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol. I grew up skiing in New England - let's just say Tahoe is a pretty special place! The west shore is amazing - incredible mountain biking, road cycling and hiking right from the house - and on the backside of Alpine Meadows (Sherwood Chair) in the winter. On big snow days you can ski down Ward Valley Road back to the Lodge... If you haven't accessed Tahoe in the Spring and Fall - you are missing something special - GREAT weather and SMALL crowds! I've recently relocated to the East Coast for work, but Britton (my son) and I come back often - what used to be a full time second home for us is now (also) a wonderful vacation get away shared by people from all over the country and world - pretty cool. I'm excited about "sharing" the Lodge - it's a great property in a terrific location. There's even a neighborhood playground and tennis courts just a short walk away. Sunnyside resort is just a quick walk too. Always happy to help with trail, cycling and "secret powder stash" locations and information, if you have the desire - or you can just kick it in the hot tub or game room. Psyched that so many of you have come back - welcome to the family! Have a blast - it's what Tahoe and Lippe Lodge are all about. Best, Rob

Melanie McDonald purchased this house in 2004

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your house! We stayed with our kids and granddaughter (3 yrs old) and it was a perfect fit for our family. We were up here celebrating my father-in-laws 70th bday and this house was amazing. It hd everything we could need! We are looking forward to staying in the winter time to play in the snow!
Aug 2014
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Pineland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main Level - One queen bed - 1 queen
    Main Level - One queen bed - 1 queen
    Upstairs - One king bed plus twin day bed + extra mattress - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , One additional mattress available.
    Upstairs - One queen bed plus one twin bed - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Alcove by Game Room - 1 twin/ single , Plus one extra mattress.
    Downstairs Living Room Pull-Out Sofa Bed - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Addition mattresses (2).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large Game Room with Bistro Table/Stools & Large Sofa, Large Flat Screen TV, DVD Library (kids & adults), Board Games, Fire Pit, Horse Shoe Pit, Kid's Toys


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Great Family Mtn Cabin! *Game Room*Hot Tub*Wi-Fi*Pets*Close to Ski/Beach/Eats
average rating of 4.744186 based on 64 reviews

Great for groups!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Lippe Lodge over Memorial Day with a group of friends and could not have had a better stay. The check in process was easy and Melanie was incredibly accommodating on check in time and departure. The location of the house is great for North Lake Tahoe - you skip most of the traffic on the way to Squaw/Alpine, you are close to the beach and many hikes, and close to a slew of great restaurants (Sunnyside, Fireside, Chambers) and supermarkets/delis.

The house itself worked out wonderfully for our group. The outside was a great place to gather between the deck, grill, hot tub and fire pit. We ended up spending most of our time outside since it was warm. The indoor area would be great during the winter as well. Having two living spaces (upstairs with the pool table or downstairs in the living room/dining room) to hang out in is really nice if there are some people that want to go to bed early. There are two bedrooms downstairs, and then another two upstairs and then two single beds in more common areaish spaces.

We had a great stay. Be prepared to buy some paper goods if you're staying for longer than a night or two and remember the garbage bags are in the bottom of the garbage if you're looking for them :)

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The room set up was odd.

  • 3 of 5

The house was clean and all furnishings were in good condition. However, the layout upstairs requires passing through one sleeping area to get to 2 of the bedrooms. There is also another sleeping area outside of the game room. Although there are many beds, the sleeping arrangements are tricky. Also, there is a lengthy clean-up / checkout list. Considering the expensive cleaning fee I would expect very little clean up required of the renters.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lippe Lodge is a big Tahoe house with lots of space and is extremely popular with families and large groups because it can sleep up to 15 of the reasons we have so many repeat guests! The actual bedrooms sleep up to 10 people, while the remaining sleeping areas are tucked away in alcoves or on the pull-out sofabed in the Living Room. We never ask our guests to "clean" before they leave, but we do remind them about locking doors, closing curtains, putting used laundry in the laundry area, not leaving dirty dishes in the kitchen and taking out the trash (avoids attracting bears when no one is there!)...all things respectful guests would automatically do when they stay in someone else's home.
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. I was worried we were going to be too late for much snow (we were there early April), but it snowed almost the whole time we were up there! The house had lots of space to hang out, a nice kitchen, and a yard that was tons of fun.

We would definitely return. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion March 2017

  • 4 of 5

We loved this place and how centrally located it was to several ski resorts. The grounds were not accessible due to the amazing amount of snow piled up everywhere. We were able to use the hot tub however. The interior was clean and well furnished with all the necessities and had great gathering spots for our large group. We particularly enjoyed playing pool and various board games in the evenings. The dining table was also large enough for all of us. We plan to use this home for our next ski trip. Would also like to use it in the summertime when we would be able to access to the yard. One suggestion though: If you are planning to cook for a large group, bring your own large pots and pans if you are able. Everything else in the kitchen was adequate.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was lovely and we especially loved the game room and soaking in the hot tub after a day of skiing.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cabin!! Comfy, big, and pet friendly!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at this cabin! It was a little getaway with myself, my husband, two kids, brother, sis-n-law, and my mom, dad, and a couple of dogs and there was still plenty of room to spare. The cabin is clean and well stocked with everything you need. The kids loved the hot tub on the back deck and the closet filled with games and toys!! Great location close to great restaurants, Tahoe City, and the ski resorts!! I would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Pineland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June Wkday
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Xmas & NY's Week
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $325 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pet fee is $25.00 PER NIGHT plus tax plus an additional $200 deposit required (refundable). 2 Pet maximum.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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