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The Greenleaf: Old Tahoe Charm with Modern Upgrades and Fantastic Location!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8+)

The Greenleaf Lodge is the perfect getaway in North Lake Tahoe! Our cozy cabin in Carnelian Bay has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths and can sleep 8+ people*. Two downstairs bedrooms and one upstairs bedroom feature comfy queen sized beds and warm knotty pine paneling. The fourth bedroom upstairs features two queen beds and is the perfect place for kids to hang out with a separate TV, and DVD player. Both bathrooms have been recently updated and feature heated tile floors and instant hot water so you will never have to worry about running out of hot water, even with a large group. The kitchen has been recently renovated with granite counters, stainless appliances, and a breakfast bar.

Walk to the beach, hit the slopes, or enjoy all of the wonderful year-round activities, restaurants and attractions at the lake voted best in the USA!

Our excellent location provides easy access and glimpses of the lake from the large deck but still maintains a private feel well away from the road. We have parking spots for five+ cars which is very convenient for bigger groups. The Safeway in Kings Beach is only 6 minutes North and Tahoe City is 15 minutes South. The Old Post Office Cafe is just two doors down or you can take a 5 minute walk to Gar Woods Restaurant, famous for their delicious cocktails and beautiful lakeside location.

The Greenleaf is well outfitted with all the extras you need for a perfect vacation. Our 2 flat screen TV's have cable service and we have a variety of DVD’s for adults and kids to enjoy. WiFi is free for your wireless devices and cellular signal is good throughout the cabin. Check out our bookcase to find a good book or play one of the variety of family friendly games available.

*Up to 8 adults or 10 guests total including children.

The Greenleaf in Ski Season:

The Greenleaf has easy access from the road and is central to many of North Lake’s best ski resorts! Whether you want to head straight to the slopes, whip up a meal in the well-stocked kitchen, play board games with the family, or curl up with a good book by the river rock fireplace, the Greenleaf Lodge is the ideal place to stay.

Northstar – 15 min.

Homewood – 20 min.

Diamond Peak (at Incline) – 20 min.

Squaw – 23 min.

Alpine Meadows – 24 min.

Mt. Rose – 27 min.

Or grab your cross country skis, snowshoes, saucers, or sleds and head straight out the door to find your adventure.

Note: Always plan to have a four-wheel drive vehicle or carry chains as winter weather is various and our driveway is somewhat steep.

The Greenleaf in Warm Weather:

The Greenleaf has the perfect location for warm weather fun. Cross the road and walk 100 yards and you'll be at Patton beach, one of the few dog friendly beaches in North Lake Tahoe and a great spot to rent kayaks and paddle boards. You can grab a cup of coffee at the charming Waterman’s Landing Café, walk over to Magic Carpet Mini-Golf, drink Wet Woodies on the Gar Woods patio, or hop in your car for a short drive to check out the Stateline casinos, hit the golf course, go whitewater rafting, or hike or bike the Tahoe Rim Trail. Our spacious deck has peek views of the lake and is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal with family and friends or relax with a good book.

More Details

Pippin or Laura
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Pippin or Laura

We are a family of four from Truckee, CA. Laura has many fond memories of spending family vacations in North Lake Tahoe as a child and she introduced Pippin (a native Oregonian) to the area when they met at UC Davis.

Pippin or Laura purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Pippin or Laura chose Carnelian Bay

We love to ski in the winter and hit the beach in the summer and we couldn't believe our luck in finding a cabin that combines fantastic location with Old-Tahoe charm. This is a place where a family can really 'get away from it all' while still having access so many wonderful amenities within walking or short driving distance. The great location means you can enjoy everything North Lake Tahoe has to offer in every season.

What makes this cabin unique

The Greenleaf is so cozy and easy to stay in. We have tried to think of every amenity needed to make it feel like a home away from home and a perfect family getaway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the convenient location of the Greenleaf. Summer traffic at Tahoe can be a bear sometimes, and being within walking distance of Patton Beach with watercraft rentals, three different restaurants, miniature golf, a convenience store, and more, was awesome. We would definitely recommend the Greenleaf!
Jul 2013
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Carnelian Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated floors
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated floors
  • Both bathrooms feature heated floors and bathtubs. Upstairs bath has washer/dryer, hair dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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The Greenleaf: Old Tahoe Charm with Modern Upgrades and Fantastic Location!
average rating of 4.870968 based on 33 reviews

As always, a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth time we've stayed at The Greenleaf and it continues to fit well with all of the accommodation needs of our growing extended family. We've been staying here from before the cabin renovation to after and simply LOVE it. It's beginning to feel like our own place in Carnelian Bay -- without the mortgage, taxes and repair bills! We are here only in the summer so can't comment on the winter experience, but the location is great and the owners are super nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We love our great returning guests, we're so happy you could stay with us again! Laura & Pippin
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Monument, CO

Unique Tahoe Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a weekend ski trip with Northstar 20 minutes away and Heavenly 1 hour away. We had 5 adults and the size was perfect, would feel cramped with 8 or 10 people. Easy to find and convenient location. Bring warm socks or slippers:)

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey, CA

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The green leaf is an absolutely amazing cabin! The location could not be better. It is walking distance from the old post office cafe and Garwoods. The owners have obviously put a lot of love into this cabin. It was so cozy and the heated floors in the bathrooms were awesome! We stayed at the Greenleaf for 5 days and loved every single minute of it. I would highly recommend checking out this area of Lake Tahoe and the green Greenleaf.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for family!

  • 5 of 5

Ample bedrooms; loved the heated bathroom floors. Cozy log cabin style close to water and mountain activities. Well equipped. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our staying was nice. We were ten of us and didn't feel crowded, the cabin is at a good distance from Tahoe Town , also from various sky resorts. I think it is at a good location.

We really enjoyed our time at the cabin, nice, clean and has all your basic needs to do easy cooking .I will go back and stay at this cabin again

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cozy charm

  • 5 of 5

Green leaf surpassed my expectations. The owners obviously take great care of this home and have thought of every detail. Wonderful location. The kitchen has everything you need and the heated bathroom floors were heavenly. The only thing missing was a receiver for listening to music but I made do with my electronic device. I can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gar Woods
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old Brockway Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 267
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Old Post Office Cafe
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Patton Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner'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.