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Red Dog Cabin - vacation wonder in South Lake Tahoe

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

Enjoy your vacation in the Red Dog Cabin where you can explore Tahoe's wonderland just by stepping out the back door! Located in scenic Christmas Valley of South lake Tahoe, this house is away from tourist town traffic, but close to everything in town: shopping, entertaining, eating out, plus it's only 20 minutes away from the casinos.

The house is roomy and sunny with large windows that allow you to feel that you are surrounded by nature: Upper Truckee River runs through the backyard of this large 2-acre lot and the mountains and the National Forest are in your view from everywhere.

We have set up the house as our home and we love coming here! We know you will enjoy the art on the walls, the furnishing, and the comfortable bedding.

It is a spacious house and it accommodates 8 people comfortably. The floor plan is very well designed providing lots of privacy with the bedrooms being on the apposite ends of the house. The house has: 3 roomy bedrooms, 2 full remodeled bathrooms (done in bright colors in a contemporary style), a fully stocked kitchen, a living room with a fireplace, and a spacious mudroom (charming and extremely convenient for leaving your shoes, jackets, bags, etc before entering the house).

The deck overlooks the river, and again, provides you with a great river, mountain, and forest views. There is a hot tub on the deck, that is professionally serviced always before the guests arrival, and a gas grill.

The upstairs is not available, it's the owners' private quarters, and it will not be occupied during your stay.

And we can assure you that every visited dog believes that our place and our neighborhood are the ultimate dog paradise. So, bring your pets along! But also please be a responsible pet owner.

The house is also available for winter seasonal lease. Please contact me for the pricing.

Amenities include:

- 1 king bed (master bedroom)

- 1 queen bed (2nd bedroom)

- 2 twin beds and 1 bunk bed (3rd bedroom)

- 1 folding bed (in master bedroom closet)

- 1 portable baby Grago crib

- parking space for 4 cars

- our kitchen is fully equipped with all you need: cooking pots, nice dishware, utensils, electrical tea cattle, coffee maker, lots of spices, oils, teas, coffee, etc.

- wood-burning fireplace in the living room

- a very nice Hot Tub and a big Gas Grill on the deck

- DISH network HDTV, DVD

- free wireless internet connection (AT&T provider)

- iPod Sound Tower to station your iPod

- we provide linen and double set of towels for all 8 people.

In the Winter:

- right from the backyard you can snowshoe, go sledding, and do cross-country skiing;

- we are perfectly situated being close to several ski resorts: Heavenly (12 miles), Kirkwood (24 miles), Sierra at Tahoe (13 miles);

- close by, there are many great locations for groomed and marked cross country trails.

Please contact me if you are interested in this winter seasonal rental. Thank you!

In the Summer:

- this beautiful cabin is located just 15 min away from the superb sandy beaches of southern shores of Lake Tahoe;

- for those who love hiking, kayaking or canoeing, we are located very close to the magnificent Echo Lakes;

- you can bike or hike the Tahoe Rim Trails right out of the house (no driving! );

- our cabin is a great place to relax and prepare for your Death Ride in July.

The holiday weekends' reservations require a min of 3 nights stay, regular weekends - 2-night stay.

Cancellation policy: full refund if cancelled 4 weeks prior the arrival date, 50% refund if cancelled 14 days prior to regular weekends; no refunds for holidays unless it's rented.

Important: if you decide to make payments through the HomeAway ReservationManager I will be adding 3% on the top of your total rental (it's what the ReservationManager will charge me for the transaction.

However, I can offer you other secure payment options free of fees for either of us. Your payments can be made via PayPal, personal check, bank funds transfer.

In another words, if any payment involves credit card or other system transaction fee, the guest is responsible for the fee.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Rachel

My name is Rachel, my husband and I live the Bay Area, CA.

I love to travel, work in sculpture, garden, bike, hike, love theater, opera, museums, art, and I really enjoy sharing our beautiful home in Tahoe with our friends and guests.

Rachel purchased this house in 2004

Why Rachel chose South Lake Tahoe

We love our house in Tahoe. It is a very spacious home built on a 2 acres lot, surrounded by the mountains and the US National Forest. South Upper Truckee River runs though our property.

The location is wonderful!. It takes only 20 min getting to everything one would love to do in Tahoe: getting to a couple of ski resorts, to Lake Tahoe, to Stateline casinos, to hiking trails (many trails accessible with no driving at all).

This is our second home and we love coming there at least once a month. We recently did lots of major remodeling: completely remodeled the bathrooms, got all new kitchen appliances, painted inside/outside, got new furniture, new mattresses, rebuilt the deck, and got a new spa. All that done within the last 4 years. We made the house very comfortable for ourselves and our guest.

What makes this house unique

In the winter, sledding and snowshoeing can be done in the back of the house. Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Kirkwood are the closest ski resorts.

The Winter season lease is also available.

In the summer, if you like hiking, you can go on either short or very long hikes right out of the house (no driving). It is the same when it comes to biking. The beautiful Lake Tahoe Southern shore beaches are within a short 20-min drive.


Christmas Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • installed shower grab bars for your safety
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , one folding bed stored in the bedroom's closet
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) full size folding bed, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Red Dog Cabin - vacation wonder in South Lake Tahoe
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Lovely Experience

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Red Dog Cabin. The house is nicely situated along a couple of streams and toward the end of the road, yet easily accessible to Tahoe. Everything was clean, the kitchen was well-stocked, and the arrival/departure instructions were crystal clear.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely respite from hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at RDC! The house is well kept and had everything we needed, including an amazing hot tub! Beautiful, newly renovated showers, too. We hiked up Hawley Grade to see a lovely waterfall despite the rain, and we happy to return to a comfortable house. The owner was very responsive to our questions and clearly anticipates all renters' needs. While we did not bring a dog, I can see why pet owners would like the house. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to chill and the extra bonus was being able to bring our dog!

  • 5 of 5

RDC is a great place to chill, day or night. Beautiful peaceful view out the back and really quiet but just 10-15 minutes from most things South shore. Just bring your food. We had zero glitches and Rachel is super helpful. Will stay there again. Great hiking, biking, SUPing, golf nearby or right out the door.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and spacious family cabin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the red dog cabin with my family, some family friends, and 2 dogs. The whole house has a very comfortable + home-y vibe to it- you can tell that the owner put a lot of care into furnishing and decorating the home. The 2 bathrooms and the master bedroom are beautifully remodeled, and the two other bedrooms are very comfortable. The kitchen had gas stoves, which were awesome, and all sorts of appliances and gadgets one could need (even a microplaner!). We had a lovely weekend relaxing and enjoying each others company. The cabin is also not too far away from south lake tahoe (about 20min). Our favorite part of the cabin was the large hot tub, where we spent a night soaking and stargazing. In all, the place was large, clean, and well furnished. Thanks for the hospitality Rachel!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Red Dog Cabin was an excellent choice for our family getaway! The house is spacious and well-equipped, with lovely views from the windows, and the deck is a great place to relax. We loved grilling and looking at the stars. We enjoyed the Hawley Grade walk right from the house, as well as the local bar The Divided Sky, just a short drive away. It felt far enough away from the congestion of the Lake Tahoe area, yet close enough to enjoy the beaches, restaurants and casinos there. Echo Lake and the Desolation Wilderness trails are also a short drive away. Rachel was very easy to work with and provided a lot of useful information about hikes, restaurants, etc. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Secluded Home in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable, reasonably priced place to stay in Tahoe I would highly recommend Red Dog Cabin. (Although I`m a little reluctant to do so as I would rather keep the place a secret!) The house is situated on a huge 2 acre lot with the Truckee River running through the backyard, surrounded by Aspen trees and wildflowers. It`s only a short drive to the lake, but we found ourselves perfectly happy either relaxing on the deck, or walking the nearby trails. Rachel is great, very accommodating and easy to work with, and RDC had everything we needed. And the biggest plus is the fact that it is dog friendly, so our Jack Russell Terrier was able to stay with us. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Divided Sky
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
hw 89
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Get Away Cafe
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Camp Richardson beach
Car: necessary

Located in scenic Christmas Valley, this house is away from tourist town traffic, but at the same time it is close to everything in town: shopping, entertaining, eating out, etc. and it’s just a 20 minute drive to the casinos or the southern shores of Lake Tahoe.


Rates & Availability

Christmas Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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