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Clean, Close to ski Resorts, perfect for family and friends to relax and unwind

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Garage, Sleeps 10-14

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 king mattress added in the upstairs master.


× 4-large bedrooms: 1 king, 2 queen beds, 2-twin beds, 1 queen bed and 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

× 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, 30 minutes to Lake Tahoe

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

x Workshop so you can tune & wax your ski's or snowboard before you hit the slopes

× 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 Fireplace with 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 & 29-inch Sony flat screen in bedrooms

Guitar Hero SonyPlayStation with loads of games

Wii & Xbox plus 29' flat screen

Foosball table, Air hockey

Basket Ball hop in driveway

Dart board

Bikes and scooters

One car garage 3-4 Car comfortably fit in the driveway (Summer) (Winter) 2-3 cars (additional parking 200 yards from cabin)

Daily Plow Service

Summer Activities

hiking trails, biking trails, endless views, fishing guides, sandy beaches, rock climbing

Winter Activities

Snowboarding, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Snow Shoeing, Sledding, Dog Sledding

Sorry No Ski Leases

More Details

Property Manager
Alicia Kinney
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Alicia Kinney

SF Bay areas professional and family man.

Alicia Kinney purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Alicia Kinney chose Pla-Vada Woodlands

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, Yuba River is just a short walk

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
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Pla-Vada Woodlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Flat screen smart tv
    Master - 1 king , Brand New Posturpedic Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Thick twin size pads
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 thick twin size sleeping pads
  • 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
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • 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
  • snorkeling/diving
  • 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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Clean, Close to ski Resorts, perfect for family and friends to relax and unwind
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Great Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great and very comfortable place to stay. It Gad everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was clean and had enough room for 14 adults to exist peacefully and restfully.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a weekend getaway and had an amazing time. The kitchen had everything you’d need to make a great breakfast or dinner for a group (pot, pans, etc.). WiFi was strong and reliable and the proximity to Boreal was great! I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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san francisco, CA

Good location, decent house

  • 3 of 5

Pros: location is great for skiing. Lots of kids games and activities. Fun kids room.

Cons: kitchen appliances were old and outdated. Some of the plates/bowls/spoons in the cabinet needed rewashing. Most of the cd’s/DVD’s were scratched and did not work.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA

Great cabin for a large family

  • 5 of 5

We were three families with multiple kids looking for a vrbo to take the kids skiing. This cabin more than met our needs - spacious, lots of room for the kids to play, warm and cozy. The kids had a great time. The cabin is stocked with winter jackets, ski equipment which was available for us to use. Will definitely consider this place again for next winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Must Rent! Perfect location, Clean Cabin, Excellent Amenities, Kid Freindly, Responsive Owner.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and we will definitely be renting again! I am so thankful we found this cabin to rent and at a very reasonably rate. We rented the cabin from April 6, through April 10, (4 nights). The owner Alicia was really nice and very responsive. She answered all my questions and the cabin information form that she sent me once I booked had everything I needed to know about the cabin, travel direction, rules of house and departure information. She also has a copy of it on the refrigerator in the cabin, which was helpful.

The cabin looks just like the photos on the rental site, and has all it says it has; It’s so nice, spacious and very clean. The décor for the cabin is perfect for a cabin.

We had 6 adults and 4 kids and there was plenty of room. The 4 bedrooms were all nice and cozy with plenty of blankets, pillows but one of the rooms was great for the kids as it was set up with two twin beds, one full bed and a pull out sofa. The room has lots of toys, video games, movies, air hockey and more. Kids loved it! The kids had their time and the adults had their time downstairs, enjoying board games, cards and movies.

The living room was cozy, spacious and kid friendly. I have a 3 year old grandson and there was nothing he could get into or wanted to get into. We all loved the fireplace, it really warmed up the house and there was plenty of wood and fire starters. It made the house so warm and cozy.

The weather was a bit rough two days of our stay, but we didn’t care! We didn’t have to drive anywhere, we had our own snow park in the back of the house. We had so much fun, sledding and building snowmen. The kids had a blast and so did the adults.

We did head out to Truckee on Saturday which was a beautiful drive and downtown Truckee is such a cute town.

I’ve been trying to think if there is anything I would change or if there was anything that was missing in the cabin, and no my family and I do not have one complaint or thing we would change. It was perfect!

Alicia, we will be renting again very soon and you should be receiving a few booking referrals. My friends saw my FB post and are interested in renting the cabin now.

Thank you for allowing my family and I to rent your beautiful cabin and make new memories!

Thank you again!


  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, excellent amenities

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious with plenty of room for 8 people and 4 kids. There were also plenty of games and toys around the house to entertain everyone. The kitchen was decent and bathrooms were adequate. There were extra ski clothes to borrow, which was a plus for kids who are constantly outgrowing their clothes. The best part was that the management was very responsive to our questions. From helping us change a lightbulb to lighting the fireplace, their response was always prompt and helpful. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
Soda Springs
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Summit Lodge, Belt Room, Donner ski Ranch
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Tahoe Donner, Coyote Moon
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sugar Bowl,Royal Gorge,Boreal,SodaSprings Ski hill
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Soda Springs
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 Sugar Bowl, Boreal Ridge, Soda Springs, Donner Ski Ranch, Royal Gorge. 30 minutes from NorthStar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood.

SUMMERS: Great place getaway to relax and spend time with friends and family, pets are welcome too! Our cabin is close easy to moderate hiking trails, accessible and close just a hop sit & jump to the Yuba river. The river flows until early September so you can float down it most of the summer. There is a lot of summer recreational activities like museums, historical tours on Donner Summit (Donner Party), State Park (Donner Lake) they also offer historical lakefront mansion tours, and sightseeing. Summer temps range from 70-90 degree it does cool down at night. In may and June often there are a few patches of snow left over from winter.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

* Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
*1 night stay's rates $350.00
*To confirm your reservation please sign our agreement and mail contract to the address on the last page
* Stays over 5 days are charged $10 per day for extra cleaning. Please email about for additional discounts.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.