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Private Meadow & Forest Setting, Hot Tub, Perfect Tahoe Getaway!!

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


About the property

Beautiful private setting, Views, Hot Tub, Cabin, 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, Sleeps 2-6

If privacy and setting are the qualities you are searching for in your next getaway, then look no further. From the moment you step through the front door, you will feel that you have arrived to your mountain home away from home. Muskwaki Pines is located in one of South Shore Lake Tahoe’s best kept secret neighborhoods. This home makes an ideal ski lease. If interested in a ski lease, make an inquiry to get a quote from the owner.

Conveniently tucked off of Pioneer Trail, this quiet area fronts the Upper Truckee River and meadow, which is a ten minute walk from the house. The home’s peaceful setting has meadow, forest and mountain views. There is open space surrounding the property with both forest and meadow. Even though it is just fifteen minutes in any direction to Lake Tahoe’s attractions, you may not want to leave. Do not be surprised to see bears, coyotes, and even an occasional raccoon cruising the area.

Because this home has been the owners' primary residence for over twenty years, it is very well stocked with everything you will need to make this your home away from home. The interior is furnished with unique antiques, comfy lodge furniture and Tahoe themed artworks. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and cooking essentials. All the basic food stuffs and dry goods will be conveniently available so that you can spend more of your vacation time on vacation. The BBQ on the deck is always ready as it is hard-wired natural gas. No propane tanks to fill.

The home has 3 bedrooms with King pillow-top beds in two of the bedrooms and two twin beds in the third bedroom, and two bathrooms. No one will be left without hot water due to the tankless hot water heater. Conveniently, a fully stocked laundry room is off the kitchen. For those who must take their work with them, there is high speed wifi internet, some office supplies, and an all-in-one printer/FAX/scanner/copier.

Lots of windows invite the outdoors in. Enjoy your privacy on the deck. Take in the fabulous sunsets while soaking in the four-person hot tub. Or just curl up in front of the fire and watch a good movie on the big screen Smart TV.

Our furry guests can romp in the fenced yard area with access from the deck. But that still leaves plenty of open grassy area to set up a game of croquet or bocce ball, or build snowmen in the wintertime. Or even set up a tent for the kids that want to go 'camping'.

El Dorado County Vacation Rental Permit #1447

Keywords: Cabin, House, privacy, pets, hot tub

More Details

Sue and Neal
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Sue and Neal

Lake Tahoe is a special place. We have lived in Tahoe for over 30 years. Once you plant you feet you never want to leave. Max and Riley, our dogs, love to go to the Upper Truckee River and splash in the water. As scuba divers, we have explored all around the shores of the lake. As boaters, we enjoy our outings in the summer and fall on the big blue.

Sue and Neal purchased this house in 1984

Why Sue and Neal chose Pioneer Trail

This area is one of South Lake Tahoe's best kept secrets. It is off the beaten path with open space and fewer homes than most areas. The property is bordered by meadow and forest on 3 sides. The Upper Truckee River meadowland is a 10-minute walk out the front door. You can hop on your bike and hit world-class mountain bike trails in minutes.

What makes this house unique

Private setting, Fresh Mountain Air, tall pines and a beautiful lake. The river and flower studded meadow is a short walk from the front door. Wildlife cruises right through the property.


Pioneer Trail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • 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 Master - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Comfy Pillowtop mattress
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Comfy pillowtop mattress and attached bath
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Room includes desk and wifi all-in-one printer
  • King beds (2), Twin beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Meadow & Forest Setting, Hot Tub, Perfect Tahoe Getaway!!
average rating of 4.530303 based on 66 reviews
Bay Area

Excellent Vacation Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Me, my two brothers, and dog stayed here for a long birthday weekend, and it was perfect. Very cozy, 10 minute drive from South Lake, and in a beautiful setting. The house itself is older, but the heater and wood burning furnace kept it warm and made it feel very homey. The bathrooms are newer and the showers are hot. The back two bedrooms are down the hall with large beds (one with a connecting bathroom), and the third is just off of the living room with two twin beds. The living room is comfortable with two couches (WiFi and dish TV work great) and opens up to a beautiful view of the backyard. There is no house immediately to the left of or directly behind, so the deck area and hot tub are very private. The fenced area is plenty of space for the dog or little ones to run around and play in plain sight. The meadow (which is massive!) and river that are displayed in the posting are even better in person, and truly a short 5 minute walk away. The owners are extremely responsive and accommodating, and we will definitely be back. All in all, an excellent vacation setup.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Those endless hot showers are thanks to the recently installed tankless hot water heater.
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Sausalito, CA

Another lovely weekend in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The fall colors had arrived and the deck here was perfect for enjoying them. This is a charming house and my husband, dogs and I always enjoy our stays here. The owners are very responsive and accommodating, and the house is cozy and comfortable. The location is great - very quiet neighborhood just a few minutes drive from all of the stores, restaurants, etc. of South Lake Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had nothing but positive comments about the house and the owners. The house has everything one needs to make the stay comfortable. I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place, we all enjoyed the house and Spa

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have visited Tahoe and stayed at this location, this time our niece and her husband joined us and they were as impressed with the location as we have been. They enjoyed to quiet location and the spa in the evening. Again, our dogs just loved playing in the yard. Just an excellent place when staying in the Tahoe Area.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Beds were very comfortable. Jacuzzi was really relaxing. Added bathroom to master br is tiny. Had trouble with WI fi- was emailed the wrong information but found correct info in guest book. No cell phone service for Verizon, which means no outside communication if wifi not working. Loved outside space, very dog friendly. A few things are dated in the house. Coffee pot not working well. Thought it was a bit overpriced, but all in all a nice place.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a landline phone at the house.
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Nice to stay in a home away from home

  • 4 of 5

The fenced in back yard area, was wonderful for our dog.. spacious floor plan. Clean. Just far enough away from town for quietness, but close enough for activities. Walking distance to a river. Jacuzzi present, but we didn't take advantage of it, or the fireplace.. owners are quick to respond to emails for questions. Any small issues were handled quickly. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Sky Deck, SLT Airport
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Tahoe Paradise
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hiway 50 or Hiway 89
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Downtown Meyers Cafe
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Heavenly CA Side
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Camp Richardson, Pope, Kiva, and Baldwin Beaches
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $155 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

DEPOSIT IS FULLY REFUNDABLE if no additional cleaning and/or repairs are required. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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