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Elegant Mountain Home - 3+ bedroom / 2.5 Baths

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Get away from it all in Alpine County, the smallest county in California. With about 150 full time residents, and separated from the rest of California by the imposing Sierra Nevada , the county seat of Markleeville has developed a reputation as an outdoorsman paradise. Here enjoy the soothing sounds of nearby Markleeville Creek in the spring, the quaking aspen trees in the front yard, or head out to Grover Hot Springs for a rejuvenating soak.

This newer modern mountain home is full of woodsy detail and charm with plenty of light and large picture windows. Large wrap around deck with comfortable seating and BBQ for summer outdoor dining. Cherry floors, natural wood details, and comprehensive amenities, insure a comfortable mountain vacation experience you will not soon forget.

This home is located in the heart of rural Alpine County and is only 22 miles to Kirkwood and to Tahoe, 1 mile to downtown Markleeville, and 3 miles to Grover Hot Springs. Fish, Swim, Kayak or raft, in the nearby East Fork of the Carson River, numerous hiking trails starting at your front door, rock climbing at Woodfords Canyon, explore the old mining districts, and just get away from it all.

Available May 1st through November 30th, this home is well equipped for your spring, summer, or fall vacation plans.

Bonus room on the ground level contains two twin beds and, although attached, is accessed via a separate entrance. Including the bonus room, the house sleeps 8 in beds.

Please note that the rental does not include access to or use of the master closet or garage areas.

More Details

Ben Smith
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018


Markleeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The refund policy is contained in the attached rental agreement.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) Each bedroom in the main house contains one queen bed., Double Beds (1) Double bed is located in the master bedroom along with a queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds located in the bonus room on the ground level.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Elegant Mountain Home - 3+ bedroom / 2.5 Baths
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Camino, Ca


  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd Thanksgiving myself, my husband and our adopted family (friends) spent at this home. We had a blast. The kitchen makes entertaining a large crowd a pleasure. The appliances, utensils and bakeware/cookware are all high quality and well stocked. While I do bring some things from home (like a large turkey roasting pan, and extra large serving bowls) to do a more formal dinner, most people serving casual meals will find everything they need to feed a group, including a large number of place settings.

The house is cozy, and warm, and is easy for a small - medium group to spread out and enjoy themselves. Lovely dark wood trim gives this place a nice feel.

The surrounding area never disappoints, if you are an outdoorsy sort of person. So many beautiful areas to see whether just driving or doing serious hiking. Garnerville is about 25 minutes away for large quantity or specific provisions, and the Markleeville store has a great selection of odds and ends which a person may need.

I highly recommend this rental. Ben is a pleasure to work with, and checking in/out is a snap, and very user friendly. Thanks, Ben, for another fantastic trip. We are yet again, already talking about next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camino, Ca

The best Thanksgiving week ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Our party visited Ben's place during the week of Thanksgiving. Amazing time of year to visit. We had such a variety of weather that every taste in weather was presented. We had sunny lovely days, windy, blustery, fall like days, rain, and 6" of snow. We hiked, we enjoyed the large and well stocked kitchen, we sang to the classic music provided by the record collection, we put together a puzzle and enjoyed the fire. On day three, several in our party were already discussing "when we come back next year....." Ben was super easy to work with, answered all my questions thoroughly and thoughtfully, and getting into the home was a piece of cake. The space of the home is undersold in the pictures; it's much roomy than it appears. Lots of extra blankets too. We walked down Hot Springs Road a ways to the west at night, and the view of the Milky Way was amazing. This home is a great value, I highly recommend it if you are seeking to stay in this area.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Wonderful Alpine County House

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved this woodsy cabin set among the Aspen trees in the small town of Markleeville. The house was beautiful and comfortable. It is close to great hiking, biking, swimming, and hot springs without being in the crowds at Lake Tahoe. I highly recommend this house. And Ben the owner was very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this Markleeville home for the 4th of July weekend, and we were very comfortable there. The downstairs is laid out perfectly for gathering and entertaining. The kitchen has a big central island which makes it easy for friends to sit and visit while others cook. Nice modern appliances and cookware, make the place feel like someone's home and not a rental. The kitchen opens onto the dining room and sunken living room, which has enough space for several adults to gather comfortably. There is a great collection of vinyl records and several toys to keep children under 10 entertained. We spent a lot of time on the deck, barbequing and enjoying the warm summer evening.

The house is slightly off the beaten path, in the woods. Other houses are visible, but it certainly feels private. About a 5 minute drive to "downtown" Markleeville and about 30 minutes to Kirkwood. Some other great mountain lakes are within an hour's drive.

I would definitely recommend this place for a weekend getaway, and we my group hopes to return next year.

Best Regards,

Jim Brenza

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Perfect house for our fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at this house in Markleeville. We came to see fall colors in the area and there was a beautiful grove of aspen right in front of the house that we admired the whole time. The location was perfect - close to many good hikes - a few that you can do right from the house. The property itself is peaceful and there was plenty of room for our group of 5 adults and 2 kids. Great kitchen, nice open feeling to the downstairs, and comfortable bedrooms upstairs. We felt at home here right away.

Thanks for a wonderful weekend stay - we hope to be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet - top quality

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. The property exceeded our expectations based on the description. In particular, it is equipped with everything needed for a trouble-free and pleasant stay. It is a high quality property with attention to detail. Nothing cheap about it. You will be satisfied with its simple elegance.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grover Hot Springs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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