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Cozy Cabin with Magnificent Mountain Views-Summer& Fall Only

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Mountain Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

• Mountain cabin, cozy & well maintained with dramatic views of Scott Peak and Alpine Meadows ski area from all rooms. Available summer and fall only. Not available in winter--please, no ski lease inquiries.

• Master suite with bath + 2 other bedrooms

• Dining table seats eight (find 2 extra chairs downstairs)

• Sunny deck with gas BBQ

• Recently updated flat screen TV, expanded cable, DVD/VCR player, stereo, selection of DVD movies and music CDs

• Convenient access from main road with ample parking (room for at least five cars/boat parking)

• 1 mile from Alpine Meadows ski area, to Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe, to Truckee

• Please check calendar for availability for summer/fall rental (May through November). The cabin is not available for rental during the winter season-please, no ski rental inquiries.

Detailed description:

• Bright, airy spaces are enhanced by a soaring, convex ceiling showcasing rugged Scott Peak on quarter acre of land. The cabin is has about 1,300 square feet of living space.

• Upper level: Living room, dining room and kitchen, 1 full bathroom, washer/dryer. Lower level: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (master suite with attached bath)

• Perfect for 2 or 3 couples (sleeps 6).

• Located on Alpine Meadows road, from Alpine Meadows ski area, just steps from the popular Five Lakes Trail trail-head, to Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe, to Truckee

• A car is generally necessary, though public transportation on TART bus available at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Highway 89.

Master bedroom & bath highlights:

The master bedroom features a Queen Size Select Control air bed with dual controls, heated mattress pad, 2 side tables & 2 lamps. All beds are fitted with quilts. Enjoy the view of Alpine Meadows and Scott Peak view (from all 3 bedrooms)

The en-suite bath features a full-size stand up shower (glass enclosed), adjacent to a deep soaking tub, vanity and window. Hair dryer provided.

2nd bedroom highlights:

This bedroom features a Queen Size bed with heated mattress pad, 2 side tables & 2 lamps, closet, dresser and luggage rack. This bedroom is the same size as the master bedroom.

3rd bedroom highlights:

This bedroom is smaller than the other two bedrooms and features a comfortable double bed with a side table & lamp, closet and luggage rack.

Special features:

• Soaring convex ceiling swoops from 10 to 12 feet to showcase the magnificent mountain view, including Alpine Meadows and the jagged tip of Scott Peak

• Wood stove pumps out welcome heat in the winter with ample wood supply

• Well stocked kitchen

• High glass panels in living/dining area lets the light shine in all day long

• Sunny deck with gas BBQ and deck lounge chairs

Kitchen highlights:

We like to cook so this kitchen is fully equipped with appliances: large refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster, blender (with food processor attachment), and garbage disposal. Ample dishes, glassware, cutlery, pots and pans, baking supplies and spices are available.

Living room highlights:

The living room offers eight foot couch, six foot love-seat and rocking chair. Flat screen TV, expanded cable with ESPN, DVD/VCR and stereo available.

Dining area highlights:

Gather the family around for a meal at the table that seats eight.

A note about internet:

This is a great place to disconnect! We have been unable to find a provider who can offer consistent service as we are in a narrow 'dead' zone. However, cell access is good (particularly Verizon; ATT can be spotty). Free internet is available at Starbucks at Squaw Valley and other locations around town. Email us if you need more information.


The bedrooms are not accessible to wheelchairs due to all three of the bedrooms being located downstairs. However, the upstairs is fully accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, etc. There is a level wooden walkway that leads from the street to the main floor, which contains the kitchen, dining area, living area, deck and 1 full bathroom (though the bathroom is small). I have a friend in an electric wheelchair and she can access the upper floor with no problem.

Nearby restaurants:

• River Ranch offers full service bar and restaurant- located at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Hwy 89, from cabin

• Crest Café offers casual lunches, dinners and après-skiing happy hour-located at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Hwy 89, from cabin

• Graham’s offers fine dining near Squaw Valley-located from cabin

• Pfieffer House offers traditional German food on Hwy 80 between Alpine Meadows Rd and Tahoe City about from cabin

Recreational opportunities:

The popular Five Lakes Trail, a moderately steep trail to five small high alpine lakes in the Granite Chief Wilderness, offers access to the Pacific Crest Trail for longer excursions or wilderness backpacking. The trailhead is a few hundred yards from the front door, heading toward the ski area on Alpine Meadows Road.

The Bear Creek Trail trail-head is located across the street from the Five Lakes trail-head and provides an easy hike down to Bear Creek and back up the hill to connect with the horse trails that traverse the base of Scott Creek.

Other recreational activities include mountain biking, horseback riding, tennis, golf, river rafting on the Truckee River in the summer; skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter at nearby Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley. Lake Tahoe offers many water-based activities, including boating, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, jet-skiing, parasailing and fishing.

Keywords: House, single-family home, 3 bedroom house, cabin, mountain cabin

More Details

Inga Aksamit
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Inga Aksamit

We are a professional couple from the Bay Area who met in the mountains and feel a passion for North Lake Tahoe. We love to backpack in the Granite Chief Wilderness behind the cabin, mountain bike on nearby trails and relax at the beach at beautiful, blue Lake Tahoe.

Inga Aksamit purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Inga Aksamit chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

The location on Alpine Meadows Road means we have easy access summer and winter, the views of Scott Peak and Alpine Meadows ski area are spectacular from the house and we love to step out of the house and be on wilderness trails within minutes. It's a short drive to Lake Tahoe, with stores and restaurants nearby. We've been skiing at Squaw Valley and Alpine for decades and have explored most of the back country trails in the surrounding area.

What makes this cabin unique

The deck catches the afternoon sun so we enjoy relaxing with a book and a glass of wine. If we're lazy we'll take a walk around the neighborhood, while if we're more energetic we'll tackle the Five Lakes Trail. Horse stables are just down the street for those who like to ride. A river rafting outfit is located at the end of the road.


Alpine Meadows Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Deep soaking tub; ensuite with master bedroom
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Electric mattress warmer
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , SleepNumber mattress with electric mattress warmer
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy Cabin with Magnificent Mountain Views-Summer& Fall Only
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Great efficient cabin in a sweet spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a great, updated little cabin for six! We were two couples with a teenage boy each, and this place was perfect. With all three bedrooms downstairs and out of the way, it left a perfect living space and kitchen on the main level free of bedroom clutter. The garage and mud room were great for sorting outdoor stuff and keeping dirt from entering the efficient great room/Living area. Sunny happy living/ great room too. The kitchen was just big enough with a big refridge and everything ya need to cook with. The deck was great for hanging out on and worked great for our son to sleep outside (summer) on as well. The owners are "our kind of people" with outdoor adventure books and guides to read, a fine library. Inga, one of the owners, even has an informative outdoor adventure website worth reading as well. Kudus to the owners for everything about this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed the cabin and appreciated our little library of adventure books. We hope you'll come back again to enjoy the mountains.
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  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed everything about your place. Very cozy and beautiful views. It was nice and clean and had all the amenities you need. Thank again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll come back.
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Great location, well stocked house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay a couple of weekends ago. The location of the cabin was close to Alpine, Squaw and a cute restaurant/bar right on the river. I was very impressed with how well stocked the house was with appliances, linens, etc. I can tell that the owners are very generous.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We also enjoy River Ranch--they have a great bar and the restaurant serves good food. The Crest Cafe across the street makes tasty paninis and other deli food, also right on the river. We hope you come back some time!
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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Six life-long friends traveled to Lake Tahoe for our friend's son's wedding. We made the best decision to stay in this Cozy Cabin. The house was clean and neat, with enough space for us to be together - both inside and out. It is a great location - close to Tahoe City (where the wedding was), yet nestled in the peaceful mountains. We had a wonderful time, and would stay again if we ever get back to Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad it worked out well for you! Please come back sometime.
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay here with my husband and adult daughter! The home was so comfortable-loved all the windows and the beautiful light they let in. We did the hike to Five Lakes, and later relaxed with a cocktail at River Ranch! Our daughter missed having internet (she only has limited data in her phone), but other than that, our stay was perfect-we plan to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a relaxing and restful stay. Yes, we share your pain about the lack of internet and hope the day will arrive soon when a provider exists that can hook us up to the modern world. Please do come again!
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Lake Tahoe has long been a bucket list item and I think it needs more than one check!

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely. So appreciate the windows framing the beautiful view of the snow covered mountains, pine trees and aspen on fire with color. The wood stove, shelf of books and movies were perfect for waiting out the rain. We used the grill and well appointed kitchen to keep meals simple, yummy and inexpensive. Comfortable bed, hot shower and soft couches were a perfect place to rest our weary bodies after long hikes on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks for sharing your home for our 30th wedding anniversary get away, Inga. You're a gracious hostess.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good time despite the early season storm that moved in. I was a little worried about that but it sounds like you snuggled in and enjoyed the tempest. Come again sometime!
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
River Ranch
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
12.6 Miles
Amtrack Station, Truckee
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
River Ranch
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Alpine Meadows Ski Area
Nearest Beach
5.9 Miles
Tahoe Commons Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Five Lakes Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine Springs Community Park
Nearest Point of Interest
River Ranch Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine Meadows Ski Area

Beautiful Lake Tahoe offers many recreational activities, including paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and fishing, along with lakefront beaches. Tahoe City and Truckee offer excellent restaurants and shopping. Extensive hiking and biking trails abound; some easy, some strenuous. Events are held almost every weekend at nearby Squaw Valley during the summer, and High Camp offers skating and swimming.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Three night minimum for August and holiday periods.

Any any time before, during, or after your stay, your information may be shared with We reserve the right to cancel the reservation based on Guestchecker results.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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