All-Season Retreat in Family-Friendly Serene Lakes.(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:60-90 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- 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 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.
Member since: 2014
- 1480 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows for all beds and futon.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Hand and bath towels included.
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 - May 31, 2018
90 night min stay
My Standard Rate
60 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
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
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Great Location and Convenient Access.
The cabin is 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.
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.
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Easy access to cabin, even in winter snow.
Cozy seating around the wood burning stove.
Living and dining area.
Dining table expands to seat 8, with 8 dining chairs.
Main bathroom adjoins two main floor bedrooms.
Carpeted stairs up to loft and master bedroom.
Upstairs bathroom between master bedroom and loft.
Master BR's Recliner Chair and TV show through doorway.
Cabin entry / mud room / laundry / ski racks.
Early snow, early morning.
Large deck in the trees is great for relaxing or al fresco dining.
View of living area from loft.
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.
Identical main floor bedrooms have queen beds, dresser and side tables.
Kitchen and Loft with pine-paneled cathedral ceiling above.
Master bedroom, with queen bed, has two windows into the trees
Double futon adds an extra bed in the loft.
TV/DVD gear and door to balcony at end of loft.
Picture summer fun – swimming, canoeing – on a serene lake.
Enough snow? Drive right into the garage.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017
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