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Walking distance to the river * Family-Friendly * Wifi * Game room * Private

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3500 sq ft cabin 3 beds 3 baths + 2 lofts & game room family friendly

Castlepine Retreat is a luxury cabin nestled in the woods. Located next to open forest. With views of Castle Peak and great views of the forest out every window. Decorated with a mountain theme. Great area for kids to play and hike right out the front door.

Only 3-hours from SF and 14 miles from downtown Truckee—the northwest gateway to Tahoe This Beautiful retreat can be this year’s winter getaway. A four-story Mountain home, offers accommodations for all: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen plus dining room to seat 10. Conveniently located near 3 restaurants AND…minutes from major ski resorts, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Royal Gorge,Squaw Valley Resort, North star, Alpine, Home wood, and Diamond Peak make getting to the ski hill is a breeze.


x 3-large bedrooms: 1-King, 2 Queen beds, 1 day bed in loft with trundle bed, 3 twin beds upstairs in Loft and downstairs game room with extra futon

x A gourmet kitchen, fully equipped with pots, pans, and silverware plus bbq grill on patio

x 3 Bathrooms

x Easy access from I-80 and part of a small Donner Summit community,

Pla-vada Woodlands

x Great pride is taken in the cleaning and maintenance of this property.

x Upon arrival, the cabin will be warmed and lit- just like coming home!

x Additional details Towels and sheets are not provided for this cabin

Almost 4000 square feet

Open floor plan

Dining table and bar that seat 10

Indoor fireplace

Pellet Stove

Game/movie room for the kids

High Speed Wifi

Sony 58' HDTV, loaded with movies

Flat screens in all bedrooms

Daily Snow plow services- during Snowstorms

300 yards from river

Very Private

More Details

Property Manager
Alicia Kinney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Castlepine couldn't have worked out better for us. Even with a large group, the place still felt huge. Very comfortable, quiet and somewhat secluded. Great place for a ski retreat - only 8 miles from Sugar Bowl. This trip could easily become tradition.

Alicia was an ideal host - welcoming, informative, laid back and always within reach, but never overbearing or interfering. You could tell she just genuinely wanted us to have a great time. Definitely would book with her again.

December 2013
Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Donner Summit Lodge, Truckee
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Donner Summit Lodge, Downtown truckee
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
West End Beach, Donner Lake
Car: necessary

The cabin is located on Donner Summit in the small mountain community of Plavada Woodlands. We are 1 exit from Soda Springs. 15 minutes from Truckee, 8 minutes to Sugar bowl Boreal, Woodward. 30 minutes to Squaw, Alpine, Homewood


Pla-Vada Woodlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • There are 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With flat screen Tv & Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With DVD flat screen Tv & Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This is more of a loft than a bedroom
    Game room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Very private like a bedroom with it's own Bathroom & shower
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single , 3 twin beds, enter from ladder children under 5 not recommen
  • All bedrooms have new flat screen Tv's..
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • 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
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Walking distance to the river * Family-Friendly * Wifi * Game room * Private
average rating of 4.6 based on 14 reviews

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 dogs came for an impromptu getaway and really enjoyed our time here. We were able to snowshoe right off the driveway in a nice flat area. After we came back in it was a treat to sit and watch the snow falling with a fire going. The 3 floor tall windows with a view of the woods was very relaxing. The home is very nicely decorated and comfortable with a huge, well stocked kitchen. We plan to come back again and would recommend this for a large group since there's plenty of room. Alicia was very responsive and easy to get ahold of.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin is just what we were looking for. great for winter or summer fun

  • 4 of 5

We really loved this cabin. There is winter fun close by and right next to the cabin. There are resorts within 1/2 mile also there is sledding a few hundered yards from the cabin. Inside it has everything we needed. We had three families and could have fit one more. I would definetely rent this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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White Christmas getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visited the Pla-Vada Woodlands home over this past Christmas holiday break and we were pleased beyond our expectations. The location was perfect and just down the road for our boarding at Sugarbowl. The property was well maintained and extremely clean, cozy and spacious. The layout of the cabin was perfect for parties with multi-families as there is a lot of separation between the levels to provide privacy. My little ones enjoyed the spacious loft and the teenagers really liked the downstairs game room. We never felt like we were stepping on each other and with each level having it's own bathroom and shower was a huge plus. The only negative was the second level shower's temperature knob is reversed and we didn't figure that out till after a day but not a big deal. The area surrounding the cabin was also perfect for my little ones to explore and have plenty of snow play adventures. There was also a nice touch of Christmas lighting outside the cabin that everyone appreciated for the holidays :). The cabin was warm and cozy with the traditional fireplace on main level and pellet stove in the game room. Our party also got out and about to downtown Truckee for some shopping and restaurants which was about a 10-15 min drive. Alicia was tentative and communicated well during the whole process and I couldn't have asked for better or smoother service. Overall my family rates our stay an A+ and are eager for a return visit in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the views from the wrap around deck and family room! The house is very large with a huge kitchen. We had a small group but I could easily see a few families sharing this property. Alicia was great to deal with. She was quick to respond to any and all questions before and during our stay. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay. Winters in the Sierra's are amazing. The cabin is also very magically summers and fall as well. Please come back and stay with us this winter. We offer 10% off for repeat renters. :) Warmest Regards
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So beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It went very well. It was way bigger than expected and it suited us really well. Everyone that was there had a blast and kept saying thank you for letting us have this opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure. Its sounds like you had a fantastic weekend, playing outside and cooking together in the cozy cabin. We look forward to having you back!
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Great place for a family getaway

  • 4 of 5

We came along with 2 other families and a total of 8 young kids. House was very spacious, good set-up for separate sleeping areas for youngest kids, older kids, and 3 sets of parents in different bedrooms. Fun deck where we had a BBQ and meals. Easy access to Tahoe (30 mins) and other area attractions such as Donner Lake (maybe 10 mins away). Good communication and customer service when dealing with owner.

Issues to note:

-As house descrption clearly states, but worth emphasizing, this place is not childproofed. Constantly had to keep eye on kids so that they would stay away from loft ladder and not accidentally fall through slats of railing on 2nd floor.

-Could hear highway noise from house very clearly when outside (kind of sounded like rushing river)

-As others have stated, some things in house could definitely use updating and would give this place a more luxurious/fun feel. For example, some of mattresses uncomfortable, would be nice to have a hammock for adults and/or swings outside for kids, and annoying to come in and realize that the hot-tub in master bath was non-functional (complete with sign saying so) - why not just fix it?! Finally, having to bring your own bedding is a d-r-a-g. It is stated in the description, but who wants to come on a vacation dragging 1/2 of their house including bedding.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your review with us! We apologize that the loft access caught you by surprise and will try to get a picture up quickly depicting the ladder. Sorry to see that you appear to have been disappointed and will forward your concerns to the homeowner. You know can drive in up to the cabin. Thanks again for your feedback. I will be sure to give your concerns to the homeowners.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Bank fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

*This property does not provide linens- Only comforters, blankets & pillow, hand towels. Your welcome to bring your own or they can be supplied with additional $15 per person

*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with a signed contract in hand

*To confirm reservation please sign, mail or email to the address on the last page, must be received before arrival date

* Primary renter must be 25+

* No Smoking

*Pets are screened if they pass we charge a $50.00 pet fee. No Puppies or cat's

*4X4 wheel drive or snow chains are highly recommended during the winter months
WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS- 2-3 cars fit in driveway, more parking is available in our winter parking lot. NO parking on either side of the street during winter - you can park & unload your things but make sure to move your car into the large parking lot, or the driveway *4X4 wheel drive or snow chains are highly recommended during the winter months


*Jacuzzi tub is down due to maintenance

*I also lives in the community, she will have the cabin warm & cozy per your arrival. If you have any problems or concerns, don't hesitate to call her anytime during your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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