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Close to the River, perfect for family and friends to relax and unwind

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,600 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 beautiful cabin nestled in the woods. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on Donner summit you cant miss the views of Castlepeak and great views of the forest out every window. A beautiful deck and backyard to unwind in. Great area for kids to play and hike right out the front door.

Only 3-hours from the Bay and 15 miles from downtown Truckee—the northwest gateway to Tahoe This Beautiful retreat can be this year’s Summer or winter's getaway. A four-story Mountain home offers accommodations for all: 3 bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen & dining room to seat 10. With plenty to do you have your choice of Hiking, fishing, mountain climbing, cycling, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, swimming. Conveniently located near three restaurants AND…minutes from major ski resorts, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Soda Springs Ski hill, Donner Ski Ranch, Royal Gorge, 30 minutes to Squaw Valley Resort, North Star, Alpine, Homewood, and Diamond Peak make getting to the ski hill is a breeze.


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

x A gourmet kitchen, fully equipped with pots, pans, and silverware for 15 people, plus bbq grill on the patio

x 3 Bathrooms

x Easy access from I-80

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 Linens are not provided, all beds come with comforter, blanket, and pillow

Almost 3500 square feet

Open floor plan

Dining table and bar that seat 10

Indoor fireplace

Pellet Stove

Game room

High-Speed Wifi

Sony 58' HDTV, loaded with tons of great movies

Flat screens in all bedrooms

Daily Snow plow services-

300 yards from the river

Very Private

More Details

Property Manager
Alicia Kinney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

What makes this cabin unique

The backyard is amazing! We chose this place because we loved to hike, fish and ski and this place provides all of those and more

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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Pla-Vada Woodlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 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
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single , 3 twin beds, enter from ladder children under 5 not recommen
    Game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms have new flat screen Tv's and ceiling fans
  • 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 ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We only accept pets on approval basis only, they are screened & if accepted you will be asked to leave pet fee in the cabin when you depart. No Puppies or young dogs must be crated while you sleep and while away from the cabin. We require the pet to be treated with flee and tick medications 3 days prior to arrival with proof. Pet fee is $25.00 a day for 1 pet $50 a day for 2 pets


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Close to the River, perfect for family and friends to relax and unwind
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful accomodstions

  • 5 of 5

I took up 9 High School boys so they could snowboard at Boreal. The accommodations were perfect for our needs. We were able to sleep 15 people. The ski resort was very close which the boys loved. The property manager was very accessible when/ if I had any questions.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for skiing at Sugar Bowl

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfortable & had a very well equipped kitchen. Alicia was very prompt in responding to any problems. The loft room was exceedingly hot for the grandkids to sleep, while the master bedroom was somewhat chilly. The heating system could use some help! No matter what the brochure says, the local road & driveway only get ploughed on weekends, so you could get snowed in midweek.

Overall, a pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is located in a beautiful community.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at the cabin. It was family friendly and my kids enjoyed staying there! The owner was easy to contact and responded quickly!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 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: January 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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Donner Ski Ranch, Truckee
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

*This property does not provide sheets/linens or bath towels- Only comforters, blanket, and pillow. Your welcome to bring your own or they can be rented for additional $15 per person-please inquire
Please note our pellet stove is our main source for heat, guests will be responsible for feeding the pellet stove(pellets provided)
*Rates are subject to change until reservation is
confirmed by a signed cabin agreement
*To confirm reservation please sign, mail or email to the address on the last
the page must be received before your arrival date
* Primary renter must be 25+ * No Smoking
*No pets NO Exception
*4X4 wheel drive or snow chains highly recommended during the winter months
WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS- 3-6 cars depending on how large of a winter, extra
parking is available in large winter parking lot that's down the street.
*Jacuzzi tub is down due to maintenance
*Local contact lives in the community If you have any problems or concerns, don't hesitate to call anytime during your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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