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All-Season Retreat in Family-Friendly Serene Lakes.

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Easy access to cabin, even in winter snow.

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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3-Bedroom, 2-bath cabin in a wooded setting, close to winter and summer fun.

The cabin is located just west of Donner Summit with easy access from the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento. Don’t drive too far, turn off at I-80 Exit 174, just west of Donner Summit, to find the closest major ski areas as well as Serene Lakes’ legendary snowfall.

The abundant snow makes the area a skiers' paradise. From the cabin, it is just minutes to Soda Springs, Boreal Ridge, Donner Ski Ranch, and Sugar Bowl for downhill skiing. The trail head for Royal Gorge, home to some of the best cross country skiing, is a short distance from our cabin. The cabin also is less than an hour drive to Northstar, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley. Soda Springs Ski area offers tubing hills, and an unplowed road one block from the cabin makes a great sledding hill.

Serene Lakes also is an ideal family vacation destination for summer. Picnicking, playing at the beach, and swimming in the lakes, as well as bike riding and walking, are the main family activities. Unlimited hiking trails criss-cross the nearby peaks and the Pacific Crest Trail is close. Mountain biking trails and rock climbing challenges lurk near the summit, five miles away. Although not allowed at Serene Lakes, power boats are allowed at nearby Donner Lake.


In the summer, enjoy the lakes and beach – great for children. Swimming is allowed in the larger of the two connected lakes. Catch and release fishing is allowed in the lake (stocked). Our canoe, with lifejackets, is available for your use. Our cabin is a couple of blocks from the lakes and a pleasant walk to the beach. This is a kid-friendly area with no through traffic and is good for bike riding and walking.

The cabin is within easy driving distance of Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe for other summer activities such as water sports, whitewater rafting, and golf. We are 15 miles from the historic town of Truckee, where you will find great dining and shopping.


We take pride in furnishing and maintaining this cabin and we only rent it on a limited basis, for the ski season and for a minimum of 31 days at a time for the rest of the year. 



Our cabin is very family oriented and kid friendly. We are looking for responsible families with whom to share it.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 07/23/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1480 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Main floor Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Bed, dresser and side table...moreless

  • Main floor Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Bed, dresser and side table....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Bed, dresser and 2 side tables, recliner chair, DVD/TV...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon sleeps 2, 3 side chairs & table, entertainment center...moreless

  • Sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows for all beds and futon.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Located between loft and master bedroom....moreless

  • Main floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom next to main floor bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Hand and bath towels included.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    No on-air or cable service. TVs for watching DVDs. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table seats 6; add a leaf to seat 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    full size electric dryer...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 tandem spaces inside the garage with direct access to mud room in house....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    propane central forced-air heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL with WiFi....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows for all beds and futon....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Full size sofa, love seat and wing back chair, with coffee and end tables. Armoire holds games and table linens....moreless

  • Parking:

    3 outside paved spaces (must be plowed in winter)....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand towels provided for 8....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full size top load machine...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    High efficiency wood stove on a raised stone hearth....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup drip - filters included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    service for 8 including large and small plates, bowls, mugs, glassware, and flatware....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped all electric kitchen, including pots, pans, ovenware, mixing bowls,measuring cups, cooking utensils, towels, pot holders, the works....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    single oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front deck, outside front door, provides al fresco dining and relaxing area with view into the trees....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 canoe and paddles, plus life vests....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
31 night min stay

$2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Ski Lease available for entire ski season, beginning Thanksgiving week, through May 1, 2015. Ski season rental is $9,000, with lessee to pay utilities. Contact owner for details.

Pay $1.000 (non-refundablbe) to reserve cabin.

Pay damage deposit, cleaning fee, and balance of all rents one month in advance of taking possession


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno, Nv
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Truckee, CA
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Truckee, CA
15 Miles
Nearest Train
AMTRAK Station, Truckee, CA
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-80
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Truckee, CA
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Royal Gorge, Sugar Bowl, Boreal Ridge
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Serene Lakes

Car: Necessary

Great Location and Convenient Access.

We are at 6,800 ft elevation and 180 miles (3 hrs) from San Francisco or 45 miles (1 hr) from Reno on I-80, at Soda Springs / Norden exit 174. Cabin is at 6,800 ft elevation.

Easy summer access. Cabin is 3 blocks from canoe access to lake. The lakes have a beach and picnic area, swimming dock, and catch-and-release fishing. Great for kids because motor boats or jet skis are not permitted. Power boating is allowed at Donner Lake 12 miles away. Donner Party history museum on old US Hwy 40 in historic Truckee, CA. Rock-climbing at Donner Summit, 6 miles away. Many hiking trails link to Pacific Crest Trail and Tahoe area wilderness.

Easy winter access - county plows the roads to our driveway. Drive into the attached garage. Parking for two cars in garage, plus driveway space off street. Direct entry to cabin from garage.

Great sliding hill for kids at the corner.. Cabin is less than a mile from Royal Gorge cross country skiing and snow-shoe trails. Skiing and snow boarding at Sugar Bowl, Boreal Ridge and Soda Springs Ski areas are less than 6 miles away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We live near San Francisco, but love the mountains. We sold our old cabin on the lake to buy this new cabin, better suited for Serene Lakes' deep winter snows. Our travel plans this year limit our use, so we want to share this ski cabin with winter loving families.

Why the Owner Chose Serene Lakes, Soda Springs, CA, USA:
We owned a lakefront cabin and enjoyed summer and fall family activities on the lakes and around the Donner pass and Truckee areas. Kids and grandkids enjoyed winter skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. However, too much snow can be 'a problem', so we bought this brand-new cabin that has easy winter access, even when the snowpack reaches the second floor windows.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cabin's compact design makes a cozy living space. In winter, the wood stove is the center of family activities – playing games, popping corn, drinking hot chocolate – as the snow falls. The beautiful trees surrounding the cabin offer a magical view as the snow falls. In summer, open the door and move out on the deck for wine and cheese, after a hike on the mountain or a day at the lake with the kids.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 07/23/2016

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Photos

  • Easy access to cabin, even in winter snow.

    Easy access to cabin, even in winter snow.

  • Cozy seating around the wood burning stove.

    Cozy seating around the wood burning stove.

  • Living and dining area.

    Living and dining area.

  • Dining table expands to seat 8, with 8 dining chairs.

    Dining table expands to seat 8, with 8 dining chairs.

  • Main bathroom adjoins two main floor bedrooms.

    Main bathroom adjoins two main floor bedrooms.

  • Carpeted stairs up to loft and master bedroom.

    Carpeted stairs up to loft and master bedroom.

  • Upstairs bathroom between master bedroom and loft.

    Upstairs bathroom between master bedroom and loft.

  • Master BR's Recliner Chair and TV show through doorway.

    Master BR's Recliner Chair and TV show through doorway.

  • Cabin entry / mud room / laundry / ski racks.

    Cabin entry / mud room / laundry / ski racks.

  • Early snow, early morning.

    Early snow, early morning.

  • Large deck in the trees is great for relaxing or al fresco dining.

    Large deck in the trees is great for relaxing or al fresco dining.

  • View of living area from loft.

    View of living area from loft.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.

    Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.

  • Identical main floor bedrooms have queen beds, dresser and side tables.

    Identical main floor bedrooms have queen beds, dresser and side tables.

  • Kitchen and Loft with pine-paneled cathedral ceiling above.

    Kitchen and Loft with pine-paneled cathedral ceiling above.

  • Master bedroom, with queen bed, has two windows into the trees

    Master bedroom, with queen bed, has two windows into the trees

  • Double futon adds an extra bed in the loft.

    Double futon adds an extra bed in the loft.

  • TV/DVD gear and door to balcony at end of loft.

    TV/DVD gear and door to balcony at end of loft.

  • Picture summer fun – swimming, canoeing – on a serene lake.

    Picture summer fun – swimming, canoeing – on a serene lake.

  • Enough snow?  Drive right into the garage.

    Enough snow? Drive right into the garage.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 26, 2016

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