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The Sugar Shack: Donner Summit, Serene Lakes, Sugar Bowl

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The Sugar Shack boasts an updated interior throughout.

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

All that Donner Summit has to offer in a cozy, cute, organized and updated cabin.

The Sugar Shack cabin is quaint and complete, on a relatively-private, well-treed corner lot on a quiet street. A block's walk will get you to the lake, and two blocks delivers you to the extensive trail system of the Royal Gorge X-country ski area (also good for summer hiking and mountain biking). Sugar Bowl ski resort is an easy four mile drive down the road. (PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer ski leases at the Sugar Shack.)

On the first floor of the Sugar Shack, a wood stove warms a living room with vaulted ceilings. Living space opens to newly-remodeled kitchen/dining area with a large table. A sliding glass door accesses the sunny back deck. Two identical queen bedrooms and a full bath complete the first floor.

Up the stairs is a large sleeping loft and TV/game area with two twin beds and two fold out sofa chairs. The loft has a bathroom with stall shower (3/4 bath).

The house is accessed through an A-frame vestibule perfect for storing skis, boots, and firewood. The vestibule also makes for easy access to the cabin on those legendary Serene Lakes snow days (a snowplow service will clear right up to the front door the morning of every snowfall, and repeatedly throughout the day if necessary).

In summer, swimming at the beach is a must. We store a canoe at the lake, one block away, for your enjoyment.

The Sugar Shack can sleep up to a tight 8, but 6 is more comfortable. The floor plan is a good set-up for a single family desiring space, three couples, or two families with a couple of kids each.

We (the owners) have 'VRBO'd' all across the country as a family, and have set up the Sugar Shack based on our experiences. We strive to manage the Sugar Shack in a professional manner, and the property is professionally cleaned between guests. We retain a local property manager for emergencies. We invite you to come enjoy Donner Summit, Serene Lakes, and the Sugar Shack...

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    This is a loft with two twin beds and two sofa/chairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This is the downstairs bath (full)....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This is the upstairs/loft 3/4 bath (stall shower)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A few books about the history of the area....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player is built into the TV....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Loft has area dedicated to games/DVD's....moreless

  • Television:

    Note: there is no broadcast reception nor cable. But we have an HDTV with DVD player, and an apple TV for streaming using apple ID's....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    OK, no, there's no fitness room, but for Pete's sake, the mountains are just outside the front door and are calling your name....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Quaint and effective wood stove is primary source of heat (with electric wall heaters to supplement). ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet/WiFi connection provided....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Land line available for use with free long distance. Note: cell coverage can be spotty at Serene Lakes....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Quaint and effective wood stove is primary source of heat (with electric wall heaters to supplement). ...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck on sunny side of cabin....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill (bring charcoal)....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We try and leave a sled or two in our vestibule for use on the nearby sledding hill....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$265 $300
Fri, Sat
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$320
Winter/Spring
Jan 9 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$265 $300
Fri, Sat
Late Spring/Early Summer
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Extra Cleaning Fee $0
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Additional fees:

$400 security deposit (refundable after inspection)

$150 cleaning fee (for standard clean - usually 2-4 people; could be up to $200 for excessive clean - 6-8 people)

10% county tax

Absolutely a non-smoking property. $750 cleaning fee for smoking in property.

Rates subject to change without notice.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

95 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Summit Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-80
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Summit Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl
75 Metres
Nearest Beach
Serene Lakes

Car: Necessary

Cabin is on corner lot with lots of trees (private). Walk one block to lake and canoe put-in, less than a mile around lake to beach for swimming. Two blocks to Royal Gorge X-country ski trails. Popular sledding hill one block away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We have always wanted a 'cabin in the woods,' and part of making it happen has been to design/remodel a place that not only we could enjoy, but one that could be a wonderful retreat for other families too. As a family with two kids, we've rented many a vacation cabin in California, and we've designed the Sugar Shack with the best of those experiences in mind.

Why the Owner Chose Serene Lakes, Soda Springs, CA, USA:
A cozy and cute cabin on a relatively private lot, in a very friendly and nature/adventure focused community, one block from the lake, with skiing a couple minutes away? Why not?

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Many of the homes at Serene Lakes are either huge (5 bedroom, sleep 12), or if they are smaller, they are quite old. We fully remodeled this cabin in 2013 with an all new kitchen, refinished wood floors, new washer/dryer, new bathrooms, new furniture, new sheets, new light and plumbing fixtures, etc.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • The Sugar Shack boasts an updated interior throughout.

    The Sugar Shack boasts an updated interior throughout.

  • The living area viewed from the semi-private sleeping loft.

    The living area viewed from the semi-private sleeping loft.

  • Two identical queen size bedrooms are located downstairs and share a full bath.

    Two identical queen size bedrooms are located downstairs and share a full bath.

  • Downstairs full bathroom.

    Downstairs full bathroom.

  • Another view of the sleeping loft. The loft also has a 3/4 bath (not pictured).

    Another view of the sleeping loft. The loft also has a 3/4 bath (not pictured).

  • Serene Lakes legendary snowfall..the snowplow service clears to the door!

    Serene Lakes legendary snowfall..the snowplow service clears to the door!

  • The u-shaped driveway provides ample parking.

    The u-shaped driveway provides ample parking.

  • Privacy amongst the trees on a quiet street.

    Privacy amongst the trees on a quiet street.

  • Swimming in the lake or playing on the beach are great ways to spend a day.

    Swimming in the lake or playing on the beach are great ways to spend a day.

  • Layout of main floor

    Layout of main floor

  • A wood burning stove provides ample heat to the 3 bedroom/2 bath cabin.

    A wood burning stove provides ample heat to the 3 bedroom/2 bath cabin.

  • The updated and efficient kitchen provides everything you need for your meals.

    The updated and efficient kitchen provides everything you need for your meals.

  • Another view of the downstairs queen room.

    Another view of the downstairs queen room.

  • The upstairs sleeping loft - semi private, it looks over the living room below.

    The upstairs sleeping loft - semi private, it looks over the living room below.

  • TV/Game area in loft. The sofa chairs convert to twin beds.

    TV/Game area in loft. The sofa chairs convert to twin beds.

  • The Sugar Shack in summer.

    The Sugar Shack in summer.

  • Enjoy a drink or a meal on the back deck.

    Enjoy a drink or a meal on the back deck.

  • Lake access, with canoe for your enjoyment, one block away.

    Lake access, with canoe for your enjoyment, one block away.

  • The beauty of Serene Lakes.

    The beauty of Serene Lakes.

  • Layout of loft

    Layout of loft

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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