Cozy Cabin, Wifi, Kid Friendly, Game Room, Close to the River/Lakes, Private

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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 sled right out the front door.
Only 3-hours from SF and 14 miles from downtown Truckee—the northwest gateway to Tahoe, this beautiful Soda Springs retreat can be this year’s winter getaway. A four-story home, this 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 GorgeSquaw Valley Resort, Northstar, Alpine, Homewood, and Diamond Peak make getting to the ski hill 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 -LINENS NOT PROVIDED

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

x 3 full bathrooms-- LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED

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,

Almost 3000 square feet
Open floor plan
Dining table and bar that seat 10
Indoor fireplace
Pellot Stove
Game/movie room for the kids
High Speed Wifi
Sony 58' HDTV, loaded with movies
Daily Snow plow services- during Snowstorms

**We dont provided LInens-We do provide blankets comforters and Pillows

Winter Activities
Snowboarding, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Sledding

Summer Activities
adjacent to yuba river, cabins backyard opens up to open space lots of hiking, fishing, mountain biking, close to public lakes.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary requirement for renters is 25. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome. This is not a child proof home you. You will have to protect your children. If you have little ones please be aware 4 sets of stairs, we only supply one baby gate, you will have to bring your child proofing from home...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    if accepted we charge a $50 pet fee...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 5 twin/ single

    2 twin beds in 2nd story loft & 3 twin beds in3rd story loft...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Game room : 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • All bedrooms have new flat screen Tv's..

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Array of movies to choose from...moreless

  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    58' HDTV No cable ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    500 newer 5 star DVD's to choose from...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    HOA Beach in PLa-vada 5 minute drive located on the other side of community Serene Lake Public beach 8-10 drive located on Donner Summit West end Donner lake only 10-15 mins ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Homeowners beach 2 mintue drive & YUBA river within walking distances 200-300 yards from cabin...moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View:

    Mountain views out of every window....moreless

  • Resort:

    5 ski Resorts within 10 minutes from our cabin. Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Soda Springs Ski Hill, Donner Ski Ranch, X-counrty skiing -Royal Gorge...moreless

  • Rural:

    Cabin backs up to Tahoe National Forest...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Cabin is located on an easement and backs up to Tahoe National Forest so experienced snowshoes or cross hill skiers can break trail anywhere. ...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Cabin is located on an easement and backs up to Tahoe National Forest so experienced snowshoes or cross hill skiers can break trail anywhere. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • 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
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    we also have a folding table and chairs. There is also a nice backyard area that is great for picnic's and great for small family events. Not available during winter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Size Dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Log fireplace in the main room for cozy winter nights- firewood provided...moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage not accessible to cars...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Pellet Stove-pellets provided...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless and broadband No cable Tablets with HDMI can stream off living room flat screen...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Large open living room with great big windows and mountain views out every window. Private ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Winter - onsite parking - only 2-3 cars depending how much snow we have, Extra parking- is a large winter parking lot 1/4 of a mile up the street. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No telephone. The area has great cell reception ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We do not provide bath towels Only kitchen hand towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full Size Washer ...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Kitchen:

    A gourmet kitchen, fully equipped with pots, pans, and silverware plus bbq grill on patio. Kitchen has a brand new stove and kitchen grill...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Basic ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Basic ...moreless


  • Boat:

    Donner lake is 10minutes from the cabin...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Nice front deck to lounge on during the winter. Summers the deck wraps around the entire property. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Tahoe Donner, Coyote Moon Truckee ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Donner lake and Yuba river...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large back yard that backs up to open forest. Great for picnic's, bbq's, small family events. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big bbq grill on the deck...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Minutes away from Sugar Bowl-Advanced ski hill, Royal Gorge, Donner Ski Ranch, & Soda Springs Ski Resort- great family resort and kid friendly...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals on Donner lake...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall (low season)
Sep 6 - Nov 22, 2016
1 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas/New years
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Presidents/ski week
Feb 10 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$350 $400
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Proccessing fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

PROCESSING FEE is to process your credit card payment. You do have the option to make payment ECHECK this means funds come out of your bank account and we will waive your processing fee.

* Primary renter must be 25+ to book cabin No Smoking

Pets are screened if they pass we charge a $50.00 pet fee.

We do not provide linens only blankets, bedspreads, and pillows. You can either bring you own or we can provide them for $12.00 a person, includes quality sheet set and towels.

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. The Huge winter parking lot is just up the street from the cabin. NO parking on the sides of the street during winter - you can park on the side to unload your things but make sure to move your car into the large parking lot.


Alicia 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:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Donner Summit Lodge, Truckee
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe Donner
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Truckee
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Donner Summit Lodge, Downtown truckee
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990

About: Our family built this property in the early 90's.

Why Pla-Vada Woodlands, Soda Springs, CA, USA:
Wonderful space for family gatherings groups of friends. Extremely quiet and rural. Great place to hike, mountain bike or relax in the summer.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Private. Easy access from the I-80 freeway, but not too close.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Large windows to see forest views and wildlife

    Large windows to see forest views and wildlife

  • Nice open floor plan

    Nice open floor plan

  • 3rd story queen bedroom

    3rd story queen bedroom

  • 3rd story bathroom

    3rd story bathroom

  • Winter 2015/16

    Winter 2015/16

  • view from main living room

    view from main living room

  • wood burning stove in the open living room with 58' HDTV, loaded with movies!!

    wood burning stove in the open living room with 58' HDTV, loaded with movies!!

  • King bedroom with brand new temperpedic mattress pad

    King bedroom with brand new temperpedic mattress pad

  • Nice big game room with pellet stove

    Nice big game room with pellet stove

  • Main floor bathroom with shower

    Main floor bathroom with shower

  • Upstairs loft with 3 twin beds.

    Upstairs loft with 3 twin beds.

  • twin bed with trundle

    twin bed with trundle

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Cozy Cabin, Wifi, Kid Friendly, Game room, Close to the river/Lakes, Private

Pla-Vada Woodlands, Soda Springs, CA, USA #461417

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