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Cozy Cabin with Magnificent Mountain Views-Summer& Fall Only

Alpine Meadows, CA, USA
  • Cabin1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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. No Wi-Fi, unfortunately. See detailed description for more info.

• 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


Inga Aksamit

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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 Alpine Meadows

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.


    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, SleepNumber mattress with electric mattress warmer
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Electric mattress warmer
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Deep soaking tub; ensuite with master bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 3

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          View of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and Scott Peak
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                      Ample parking. In summer convenient parking in the driveway and street can accommodate at least 4-5 cars.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Small dryer inside, large dryer in the garage.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens provided
                    • Living Room
                      Eight foot couch, six foot love seat.
                    • Garage
                      The garage was converted from a carport so it's small and narrow. Compact cars may fit but large SUVs will not.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      The driveway and street can accommodate boat and RV parking.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Extra towels, beach towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      The wood stove cranks out tropical heat.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Ample dishes, glassware, cutlery, pots and pans, baking supplies are available. Approx 20 dinner plates.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          and a garbage disposal.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Just about everything you could think of.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Blender (with food processor attachment),extensive array of spices and condiments (olive oil, vinegars, butter, soy sauce, etc, some paper products, plenty of dish towels available. We like to cook!
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Six chairs upstairs. Find 2 more chairs downstairs in the bedrooms. Tablecloth and cloth napkins available.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Books
                                  We have an extensive collection of books about nature, adventure and the far north.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • CD Player
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  There is a toy box in the 2nd bedroom closet.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Nearby, in Tahoe City.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Available for rental in Tahoe City.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          The upstairs (living/dining room) is wheelchair accessible but the bedrooms, located downstairs, are not. I have a friend in a motorized wheelchair and she stays at an accessible room at River Ranch down the street and enjoys coming to our house for dinner.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • boating
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • whitewater rafting
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          42 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful, clean and comfortable!

                                                          Molly E.

                                                          We celebrated my wife's 40th birthday with our first trip to Tahoe! We were lucky to see the first snow! This home was fabulous! It had everything you need to be comfortable and feel at home, lus spectacular views, great information and fabulous location. We were so close to the five Lakes Trail in the granite wilderness that links to the PCT all we had to do was cross the street . On our hike we even saw a private chairlift that went up to squaw Valley. This place was spectacular and I would highly recommend it to anyone!!! Thanks inga!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          It was an early snowfall but glad you embraced it. Your photos of the hike to Five Lakes were beautiful. Come again!

                                                          top notch

                                                          John P.,

                                                          delightful home. excellent kitchen. quiet and convenient. great owner.

                                                          highly recommend


                                                          Elizabeth K.

                                                          The cabin and location were ideal. I enjoyed the quiet beauty of the location and the view. It was close enough to the lake for me to get to all the activities I love doing and coming back to the cabin was a lovely retreat.

                                                          Inga was a thorough host. Appreciated all her helpful tips and house information. Highly recommend this rental!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll visit again sometime.

                                                          Small, but very comfortable

                                                          Ruth W.

                                                          We enjoyed our stay! At first we were a little put off by how close it was to the road, but once you are inside, you have no idea there is a road close. The whole cabin was well stocked - kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. We had a wonderful time. It is close to Tahoe City to go in for the activities and shops, but out of the way enough to relax and wind down. The lack of cell service (we have AT&T) was kinda nice since it made us unplug. We hope to go back some time.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again. Luckily, the way the house is oriented, road noise is not that audible. In addition, in the summer the road is lightly used since the Alpine Meadows ski area only operates in winter. We're glad you could experience the relaxing effects of the alpine environment.

                                                          Great efficient cabin in a sweet spot!

                                                          Kimberlei N.

                                                          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.

                                                          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.

                                                          Beautiful & Comfortable

                                                          Susanne M.

                                                          We enjoyed out stay enormously, especially the views from the narrow deck and floor to ceiling windows on the main/entry level. The listing description was accurate regarding location, coziness, and amenities, including lack of cell service & wifi. The property was well maintained and the owner provided good customer service. We were concerned about location on Alpine Meadows Rd. but traffic was light & noise was no problem during our summer stay. It was great to have such a short walk to 5 Lakes Trailhead. Enjoyed bicycle rides up to ski area and down to the trail along the Truckee River. We look forward to a return visit and will recommend to others.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          I'm so glad it all worked out and appreciate hearing that our descriptions are accurate as we do strive to provide complete information. And we wish we had wifi also! We get Verizon cell service but we recognize that other carriers can be spotty to nonexistent. I'm glad you were able to take advance of some of the recreational activities in the area.


                                                          Alpine Meadows, CA, USA

                                                          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.

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