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SKI! Cross County, Play Horseshoes, Air Hockey, Ping Pong or Just RELAX!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with Mountain and Valley Views (Near Kirkwood & Heavenly

VIEWS! VIEWS! Nicely furnished vacation home with plenty of room inside and out. On 1.75 acres, 1300 square feet, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 7+ Plus 1 roll away bed to accommodate 8, complete with washer/dryer, wood burning stove, a completely stocked kitchen with pots, pans and utensels, everything you need to prepare meals (you bring the food) and garage/game room with ping pong and air hockey. There are large decks in the front and side of the house, and a back deck off the dining room area. Additionally, there is a circular driveway around the house for easy access if pulling a trailer and plenty of parking for vehicles, trailers, and RVs. If you bring your own HORSE (s) 🏇🏼this is a wonderful area for horseback riding and the property accomadates HORSES with 2 12x12 horse corals with shelter for all your four legged friends.

This is a popular area for so many outdoor activities. In the spring and summer go Hiking Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing, Golf, play Disc Golf in 2 locations (Turtle Rock Park and Kirkwood Ski resort) Kirkwood has Zip Tahoe too and Mountain Biking 🚴🏻 is very popular in this area. We are near the Tahoe Rim Trail ( Winter activities are Skiing 🎿🏂Cross Country Ski, Sledding or come on up and Build your Snow Man! ⛄️

There is a fire road 1block out the back door that can be hiked up to about 7,500 feet. A bit of a challenge going up but worth it to see the amazing views! Breathtaking!

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Marilyn Murray
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Marilyn Murray

My family built this house in 1983 and I grew up in Sacramento, CA. My family came to the Carson Valley over 150 years ago and my mother was actually born in Gardnerville, NV (nearby). So this area has always been a home to me all of my life. I still remember when highway 395 in Minden/Gardnerville was a dirt road and only had one grocery store and 1 stop light. Great Memories!

Why Marilyn Murray chose Gold Country & High Sierra

Since my family (Mom/Dad, grandmother, grandfather, Aunts/Uncles and cousins) all lived in the Carson Valley I relocated to this area in 1983. We love the spectacular views and accessibility to all the outdoor activities.

What makes this house unique

This home has views from every window! Whether it be the Sierra Mountains or the Beautiful Valleys! There is a fire road behind the house that we hike up to the top of the mountain. A bit of a challenge going up but the valley views from up there are amazing and a block out the back door! Breathtaking!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

SKI! Cross County, Play Horseshoes, Air Hockey, Ping Pong or Just RELAX!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Convenient Location, Cost-effective, and ALL the Comforts of Home

  • 4 of 5

We spent an amazing Christmas week with family members who traveled from Denver, San Francisco, and NJ. Younger relatives enjoyed Lake Tahoe: downhill skiing and nightlife, older relatives enjoyed all the comforts of home: warm wood stove, football on the TV, and showing off culinary skills. The well-equipped kitchen was great for cooking (2 slow cookers available) and baking (mmm warm scones for breakfast). Proximity to Minden and Gardnerville was convenient for a variety of shops (love the yarn shop) and restaurants away from the Tahoe crowd. Definitely plan a night at Saletti's for good Italian fare. Our local relatives can't wait to share other nearby attractions (hot springs, fishing for trout, hiking) when next we visit...and hopefully this Woodsford home will be available then, too.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Marilyn. Your house was lovely. Just what my family needed. Spent most of the time on the porch. There is also so much to see close by.The view was great. Loved the stars at night. I forgot how many stars you can see with out all the light pollution. Would really love to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You will be most welcome to come back! I love the decks too and your right, we tend to forget how many stars are up there in that big sky! One day we hope to retire back there but for now working is the only option. Take Care Steven. Sincerely, Marilyn
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It was everything I hoped it would be!

  • 5 of 5

This propert is very well maintained. The beds are comfy and there is plenty of room if you have a big group. It's super clean. Marilyn made the process very easy. It was my first vrbo stay and I couldn't have been more happy.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have been able to give you a good experience staying in the home. We love the area and I enjoy having good guests like you come have a good time! Sincerely, Marilyn
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Great location for access to Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of four that stayed for three nights centered around the Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps. The place could have easily slept six. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen modern and well supplied. Do bring your own spices and coffee. There is a coffee maker. There is a nice BBQ that we used. The house is about 2-2 1/2 miles from Wolfords, and about 8 miles or so from Markleeville. Phone cellular service is fine for calls but not far away from the house the coverage drops. WiFi is present, but not super-fast for watching dreaming movies or shows. There is a very nice wide-screen TV with cable TV. We were able to bring a small , well-behaved dog for an additional small fee. The views are stupendous . Would definitely stay here again.

The property was clean and attractive. The owners were very good about contacting us and making sure we had the directions. They quickly responded to our email inquiries. We stayed in July 2016.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats Bryan on finishing the Death Ride! It's more than I want to drive let alone ride a bike over! Thanks for being a great guest. You are always welcome here!
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Good (clean, afforable, comfortable) option if you plan to ski Kirkwood...

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house as we needed a place to stay during a freeride competition at Kirkwood and all of the stuff near the hill was either sold out or too spendy. This house worked out perfectly for us. The price was right. We were able to prepare meals at home. We liked having a washer and dryer to keep ski clothes fresh. All of the facilities worked just fine. Kitchen had everything we needed. Kids loved the air hockey. Bring some wood to have a fire to add heat and ambiance. The drive up to the resort was only about 30 minutes each day. I suppose if it had snowed during our stay, then that could be a bit of a challenge - getting up the hill. But we had sunshine. Quick drive into Minden for groceries if you didn't bring your own. Great little bakery just up the road - Hope Valley Cafe - get some pie! Certainly a beautiful place to visit any time of year. Ice fishing at Caples Lake next time! Owner communication was quick. ALL GOOD! Thanks.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jef for your review. My son and his best friend fished Caples Lake in the summer and Ice fished for years while growing up. You can also Ice fish silver lake too I believe. I am very happy the home worked out for your group while skiing Kirkwood. I look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Sincerely, Marilyn
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Perfect basecamp for family and outdoor fun. Excellent View!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for three small families and two dogs. The pet-friendly option and reasonable rental price along with beautiful views and proximity to Grover Hot Springs and amazing sledding/cross country skiing/snowshoeing at Red Lake (on the way to Kirkwood) has made this a new favorite spot for me. I love the Eastern Sierra expansive views, smell of sage and quiet atmosphere. No crowds either. While on the basic side, the house is maintained and looks to have been remodeled not long ago. It has everything you need. The beds were comfortable. The kids loved the ping-pong table, air hockey and horseshoe ring court. There's a moderate uphill hike to a mountain behind the house and a quiet neighborhood that I explored while walking my dog. A favorite moment was basking in the sun on the front porch while sipping a beer and appreciating the view.

I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My family and I have enjoyed the surrounding area for many years, hiking, skiing (snow boarding to)snowshoe, kayaking and just kicking back and enjoying the views. Winter is equally as fun as the summer months. Thanks you for your review Brian and we do look forward to you and your company coming back again. Sincerely, Marilyn
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Reno/Tahoe Air
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Carson Valley Inn and Casino
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Geno Lakes Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
State Route 88
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Jethro's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Kirkwood Ski
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Car: necessary

The (Alpine)Woodfords House is located in Woodfords, California--A lovely, tranquil community situated 20 minutes east of the Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort and 25 minutes south of South Lake Tahoe. With 1.75 acres in the Sierras, near the Woodfords Canyon in Alpine County, CA. This spot makes for an unforgettable vacation.

The Markleeville Hot Springs are just a 15 minute drive away. Red, Caples and Silver lake are a short drive west on Highway 88 and features fishing, hiking, snowshoeing and kayacking. Experience the Pacific Crest Trail adventure, whether it be for a day hike or an overnight event! If you want to get back to 'hustle and bustle' the Lake Tahoe casinos are a short drive away for gambling, food and live shows with the stars.


Rates & Availability

Markleeville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb to Spring 2017
Feb 21 2017 - Apr 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 5 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Death Ride
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60
Cleaning Fee ( $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

CHECK IN-4pm CHECK OUT-11 am -----Early Check IN and Late Check Out if available
$25 fee for person's exceeding the 8 capacity but not to exceed 10 people.

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Markleeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Guest Bath-Full with Sky Light
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Direct TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Master Bath with Direct TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin over double bunk and a twin bed with Direct TV
  • 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths (Master Bath and 1 Guest Bath)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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