|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
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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 Gorge,Squaw Valley Resort, North star, Alpine, Home wood, and Diamond Peak make getting to the ski hill is a breeze.
Cabin is minutes away Sugar Bowl ski Resort, Boreal, Soda Springs Ski Resort and Royal Gorge. Snowboarding, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Sledding
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 full 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,
Almost 4000 square feet
Open floor plan
Dining table and bar that seat 10
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
Our family built this property in the early 90's.
Alicia Kinney purchased this cabin in 1990
Wonderful space for family gatherings groups of friends. Extremely quiet and rural. Great place to hike, mountain bike or relax in the summer.
Private. Easy access from the I-80 freeway, but not too close. Close to ski resorts
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The home was centrally located. We were three families who stayed for a night and enjoyed our stay. The kids had a blast as well. The home could do with a bit of updating to make it a bit more modern, but overall it was clean and well maintained.
We brought our Scout Troop and had a wonderful experience. There are separate sleeping areas on four levels, a large and functional kitchen, and a comfortable living room with lots of movies available to play on the big screen television. The cabin is clean and well maintained. Plus it is close to Boreal and Sugar Bowl.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Cleaning Fee||$200 + Tax|
*This property does not provide linens- Only towels and kitchen hand towels
*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
*To confirm reservation please sign, mail or email it to the address on the last page
*PROCESSING FEE is to process your credit card payment.
* Primary renter must be 25+ to book cabin
* No Smoking
*Pets are screened if they pass we charge a $50.00 pet fee. No Puppys or cats
*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.
DISCOUNTS TO REPEAT RENTERS
*Jacuzzi tub is not available during winter months
*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.