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Cozy Cabin Nestled in the Woods-Dog Friendly-Wif-Close Ski Resorts & sledding

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Cabin sleeps 14 people, garage, close to Boreal, SugarBowl & Royal Gorge.

Beautifully decorated, well maintained lovely cabin in the woods. Pla-Vada is a private community....very quiet with wonderful neighbors. Beautiful area to walk, hike and ride your bike. Raft down the yuba River. Close to Donner Lake ...Within minutes to downhill Skiing, Cross Country trails to white sandy beaches. Hiking trails right outside your front door. Bring your mountain bike or your ski's and snowboard you can just explore the area by foot as well. The cabin is surrounded by mountain views. Fishing is also good.A cozy getaway, located on Donner Summit, 3 hours from San Francisco, 80 minutes from Sacramento & 12 miles West of Truckee. This beautiful Soda Springs retreat can be this year’s winter getaway. This 3 story mountain home offers accommodations for all: 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a gourmet kitchen plus dining room to seat 10 with fold out table for extra guests. New couch & coffee table in living room. New postherpetic queen mattress added in the upstairs master.


× 4-large bedrooms: 3-queen beds, 2-twin beds, 1-full bed and pull out sofa plus 2-twin thick sleeping pads—great for kids!

× All new bedding--recently updated & fully stocked

× Two full bathrooms—all linens and towels provided

× A gourmet Kitchen, fully equipped with pots, pans, plates, and silverware plus a Weber BBQ grill on the patio.

x Sleds, saucers, and snowball chuckers available for the kids

x Ski gear (still in good condition) to use, boots, gloves, jackets

× Easy access from I-80 and part of a small Donner Summit community, Pla-vada Woodlands.

× Great location and minutes from Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs Ski Hill, Royal Gorge, Camp woodward/Boreal ski resorts.

× Great pride is taken in the cleaning and maintaining the of this property.

x Workshop to full tune & wax your ski's or snowboard

× Upon arrival, the cabin will be warmed and lit—just like coming home!

× Additional details:

Winter gear available for your use Ski boots, snow boots, gloves, mittens, jackets

email me for sizes and what is available

x 2000 square feet

x Open floor plan

x Dining table that seats 10

(additional fold out table provided for larger groups)

x Indoor Fireplace with ample's of firewood for your use

x High-Speed Internet WiFi

x Excellent cell phone coverage

x Sony 42' HDTV, Basic Cable

x Visio 37' Smart Tv in bedroom #3 & 29 inch flat screen Bedroom #4

x Guitar Hero SonyPlayStation with loads of games

x Wii & Xbox plus 29' flat screen

x foosball table, Air hockey

x Laundry room with washer and Dryer

One car garage plus a driveway with parking space for 4 cars

Winter snow plowing (daily during storms)

Winter Activities

Snowboarding, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Snow Shoeing, sledding

More Details

Property Manager
Alicia Kinney
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Alicia Kinney

SF Bay areas professional and family man.

Alicia Kinney purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Alicia Kinney chose Soda Springs

It is centrally located near some great ski resorts in the winter and a great place to hike, mountan bike or relax in the summer.

What makes this cabin unique

Easy access from the I-80 freeway, but not too close. Plenty of parking, level lot, long driveway. 3-4 cars can fit. lots of areas to walk and hike.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great cabin, great host! I highly recommend this place.

From the start, Alicia was extremely accommodating and encouraged us to call her if we needed anything. The actual cabin was great- it was big (huge) and comfortable, and was the perfect place to come home to after hiking all day. We were worried there would be loud party cabins around (since it was the 4th), but it was quiet and peaceful. This is a small thing- but I loved that all the dinnerware was matching, rather than the usual chipped potpourri of strange plates and mismatched mugs you find at other cabin rentals. It showed there was a level of care to this place that isn't always typical of cabin rentals.

Also, they had a sweet gas grill I regret not using, but by the time we got back to the cabin everyday we were beat.

I have to give Alicia an extra thank you and wish I could give her 5 stars too. She was amazing. The day of check out, I got the car and my dog all packed up at checkout time, only to find out I couldn't start my car (the battery for my keyless had died). I texted her to let her know I was checked out but sitting in her driveway, desperately trying to find a solution to my key problem. She drove over, with out my asking, to see if there was anything she could do to help, and without hesitation she drove me and my dog to where my husband was rock-climbing to grab his working key. She was so understanding and cool about it, and didn't seem to be put out in the slightest- I really appreciated that since I would have felt put out in her place. She genuinely loves her job, so she's good at it.

She also had great tips (eat at Donner Pass Pizza), knew all the rock climbing areas, and was generally just as helpful as she could be. Thank you, Alicia! You were a lifesaver!

We will definitely be back!

July 2013
Jul 2013
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Cozy Cabin Nestled in the Woods-Dog Friendly-Wif-Close Ski Resorts & sledding
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing! the youth had a great time and enjoyed the cabin. The only thing I would change is to have the address numbers clearly posted, it was difficult to find at 11pm when we arrived. Other than that it was a great stay! Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, for taking the time to review the cabin. We are happy your group had a wonderful time. The summer up at the cabin are just as amazing. Hope to see you back soon.
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Fantastic cabin, especially if you have children!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time at this cabin and will definitely rent again! We love the neighborhood and there is excellent sledding right down the street. The setup was great for the kids to have their own space while the adults could watch a movie. The bedrooms are really quiet, the fireplace was easy to use, everything was clean, and the kitchen had everything we needed. If that is not enough, there are so many games and movies to use so you don't have to bring a bunch of things up. And best of all... Alicia, was amazing! She took very good care of us!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tanis, Thank you for taking the time to review our cabin. Really glad you enjoyed your time at our place! Hope to hear from you soon. The summers are amazing up here, the cabin is only a few blocks away from the Yuba river.
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Great cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I stayed at this cabin over President's Day weekend. There was a total of 9 adults and 3 kids, and this cabin was perfect for us! Alicia was such a pleasure to work with - she always responded quickly to my emails and was extremely helpful throughout the booking process.

The cabin is exactly what I was hoping for - comfortable, clean and fully stocked with games, DVDs, toys for the kids, towels, linens, etc. Fantastic place to stay and I would not hesitate to come back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hayward, CA

Our Best Experience Yet. Thank You Alicia Kinney.

  • 5 of 5

The Property Manager was totally a pleasure to deal with. She answered our way too many questions above and beyond the call of duty and put up with our multiple calls. We really appreciate the extra mile she went.

The Cabin itself was exactly as described. we really liked the location , and the setup of the community.

it was well stocked with quality supplies and was clean and well maintained.

We would definitely recommend this place and any other that Alicia manages. It was absolutely a pleasure.

Roger Shah and Friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for a snowboard trip!

  • 5 of 5

Four bedroom cabin at an affordable price very close to Boreal mountain resort. Northstar is nearby too. The stairs from the driveway up to the front door have very narrow steps, so be careful. Something that's hard to see from the pictures is that there are actually three beds in the forth bedroom, which was a pleasant surprise. There were plenty of logs for the fireplace but we couldn't find any starter wood, though not a big deal. One car can fit in the garage and we fit three more on the driveway, but let the owner know in advance. Communication with Alicia by email was very pleasant. She responded to my emails quickly and addressed any concerns. My friend was able to bring her pet last minute.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, CA

Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Despite the weather - five feet of snow in 24 hrs.- and the temperature outside being in the tweens- this house was really cozy! The fireplace/stove was very efficient & with wall heaters in every room we never had a chill. The kitchen was very well stocked - the house was clean & everything was there. (linens, towels, shampoos, etc.) The upstairs was perfect for our kids - they loved the air hockey - and we were able to kick back in the living/dining area. Great setting. The trees looked splendid in the snow & the snowplow kept up with the deluge making it easy to come & go. We all want to go back & the kids were sad to go...Very close to ski resorts also...

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Summit
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Tahoe Donner, Coyote Moon
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Summit, large selection in Truckee
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sugar Bowl,Royal Gorge,Boreal,SodaSprings Ski hill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary

Easy access on to I-80. Winter: Downhill skiing, snowboarding, X-cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding. Less than a 10-minute drive to excellent downhill Sugar Bowl, Boreal Ridge, Soda Springs, Donner Ski Ranch, Royal Gorge. 30 minutes from NorthStar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood.

SUMMERS: Great place to relax and spend time with friends and family, pets are welcome too! .Our cabin is located next to easy to moderate hiking trails, easy access to the yuba river, you can float down it most of the summer. Lots of summer recreational activities on Donner Summit and Truckee/Tahoe includes Sugar bowl's Dinner's at Lake Mary Series,Camp Woodward, kayaking, paddleboarding ,boating, rock climbing, river rafting, museums, historical tours on Donner summit (Donner Party), state park (Donner Lake) they offer also historical lake front mansion tours, sightseeing. Summer temps range from 70-80 degrees, it does cool down at night. In may and June often there is a few patches of snow left over from winter.


Rates & Availability

Pla-Vada Woodlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
process payment $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

* Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
*To confirm your reservation please sign our agreement and mail contract to the address on last page
* Stays over 5 days are charged $50 for extra cleaning. Please email to for discounts and additional discounts. IMPORTANT: We do charge a processing fee for processing payments via credit card, if you make payment via Echeck please notify me.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pla-Vada Woodlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master - 1 queen , Brand New Posturpedic Mattress
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Thick twin size pads
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 thick twin size sleeping pads
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Flat screen smart tv
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Conveniently located near 3 restaurant's The Summit and Ice Lakes lodge—you’ll never miss a meal. Large section of Resturants in Truckee minutes from downhill ski resorts, including Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley Resort, Northstar, Alpine, Homewood, and Diamond Peak make getting to the ski hill a breeze.

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