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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Great for skiing/snowboarding and great for summer. Only 0.6 miles to the ski lifts. Free door-to-door, on-demand, shuttle available to/from lifts. For cross-country skiing, you can walk across the street and go right to the groomed meadow trails (purchase pass at Kirkwood XC center). Beautiful mountain views. Designed by skiers for skiers/boarders. Open plan (kitchen, dining area, living room, loft) makes your whole visit seem like a party. High ceilings with exposed wood beams.

Master BR has queen-size bed. Another bedroom has a queen-size bed. Third bedroom has twin beds. Loft trundle bed pulls out for 2 more twin beds. Bedroom with twin beds includes a mini-loft where kids love to hang out and play.

The bathrooms are set up so that they seem like a lot more than 2, so that everyone can get ready at the same time for those incredible Kirkwood powder mornings. There is an extra sink in the master BR, and there are 2 large sinks outside of the shower/toilet upstairs.

Some Kirkwood homes require a drive up a steep road or driveway. Not our cabin. Our street is nearly level with Kirkwood Meadows Dr, with parking right in front. The chalet is half of a duplex, and we share a path with the next door unit which makes it easier to get in, except right after a big storm when you may have to carve some snow steps (snow shovel provided). You cannot see nor hear the next door unit from inside our cabin.

We hate having to bring paper goods to a rental, so we provide everything you need except your own food. All linens and towels are provided. Well equipped kitchen has been enjoyed even by professional chefs. Coffee-maker, coffee-grinder, toaster, small micro-wave oven.

Wood-burning stove, with glass door to watch the fire, really creates a cozy ambience. Super efficient, the wood stove will heat the entire cabin and requires much less wood than a fireplace. Plenty of logs, kindling and paper provided. Or use the furnace. Your choice. There are lots of wood pegs for hanging cold or wet jackets, gloves, etc by the wood-stove or in most other rooms of the cabin. We even have an electrical boot/glove warmer/dryer in case you left your boots in the car overnight. If you email or call in advance, we will turn on the furnace before you arrive so that the cabin is warm when you arrive.

Cabin has free high-speed wifi, a flat-screen TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player. No cable service, so bring some movies or watch one from our library. We also have lots of books to read and several games. A stereo system connects to your iPhone, iPod or other music device.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a padded playpen and our children all slept in it when they were babies. We also have a step stool which is suitable for a young child to sit at the table (but it is not a real high chair)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Plays Blu-Ray or regular DVD's...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, backgammon, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, children's games...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Red Cliffs and the peaks of the High Sierra...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size...moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas-fueled, forced-air furnace or just use the wood stove, which will heat the full chalet....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free high-speed DSL...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Right in front...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free incoming phone calls. Free local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    With glass door, logs, kindling, and newspaper to start the fire....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup drip Mr Coffee plus a coffee grinder. You can bring ground coffee or coffee beans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full-size, can roast a turkey for the holidays...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    all paper goods, spices, condiments provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent at Silver Lake or Caples Lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    summer only - lots of snow on the deck in winter...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Consistently, the best snow in the Lake Tahoe region....moreless

  • Tennis:

    free community tennis courts just beyond the Red Cliffs Lodge...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Ski Season
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$299 $359
Fri, Sat
$1,799
Holiday
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
After New Year
Jan 2 - Jan 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$299 $399
Fri, Sat
$1,999
MLK Holiday
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Ski Season
Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$299 $399
Fri, Sat
$1,999
Presidents Holiday Weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$425
Presidents Week
Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$399
Ski Season
Feb 26 - Apr 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$299 $399
Fri, Sat
$1,999
Spring Skiing
Apr 2 - Apr 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $299
Fri, Sat
$1,599
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$299 $399
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Linens & Housecleaning $265
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Normal checkout time is 11 am (to allow for house cleaning). For an additional $40, you can have checkout at 3 pm, or for $60 you can checkout at 5 pm. Late checkout must be arranged in advance of your stay, preferably at the time of your reservation. Late checkout is not available during the Dec 20 through Jan 1 holiday period.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

77 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kirkwood Inn
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CA 88
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kirkwood Inn
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Kirkwood Ski Area
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Caples Lake

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Have been skiing at Kirkwood for many years. Active in Kirkwood community affairs, including improvements to utilities, former president of Kirkwood Meadows Association.

Why the Owner Chose West Meadows, Kirkwood, CA, USA:
Our whole family loves Kirkwood and in all seasons. The skiing/snowboarding/cross-country skiing is some of the best in the US. The powder is frequently truly awesome. Kirkwood, as a part of Vail Resorts, has some of the best ski run grooming anywhere. I can say that with some authority, as I have skied in 10 US states plus Canada, at dozens of ski resorts, including many of the most famous ones. Kirkwood is much less crowded and is more laid back than Lake Tahoe, and yet you can drive there in 40 minutes to get all of the recreation and entertainment available. We like being so close to the lifts and yet having the privacy of being in the homes just between the lifts and Highway 88. The summer hiking, fishing, horseback riding, boating, mountain biking and other activities are really great too. I had stayed at and visited many ski cabins/condos and worked with an architect in designing our cabin to be fun and easy for a ski vacation.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Unit on right, morning sun

    Unit on right, morning sun

  • Kitchen and island at night

    Kitchen and island at night

  • Living room couch with dining table in background

    Living room couch with dining table in background

  • High ceiling over dining area - exposed beams

    High ceiling over dining area - exposed beams

  • Rack holds skis, snowboards, XC skis

    Rack holds skis, snowboards, XC skis

  • Morning view from Master Bedroom

    Morning view from Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom with queen-size bed - peg rack works well for snow clothing

    Bedroom with queen-size bed - peg rack works well for snow clothing

  • Kids love to play in the mini-loft with built-in slide

    Kids love to play in the mini-loft with built-in slide

  • Upstairs sinks, separate from shower & toilet - very efficient in the morning

    Upstairs sinks, separate from shower & toilet - very efficient in the morning

  • Morning sun on the ridge - a typical bluebird Kirkwood day

    Morning sun on the ridge - a typical bluebird Kirkwood day

  • If you want to do this, then ski at Kirkwood or go helicopter skiing

    If you want to do this, then ski at Kirkwood or go helicopter skiing

  • Off-track XC skiing near Kirkwood, bluebird Spring day

    Off-track XC skiing near Kirkwood, bluebird Spring day

  • Kitchen with range top on island

    Kitchen with range top on island

  • Wood stove with glass door - peg rack behind for  drying gloves, hats, jackets

    Wood stove with glass door - peg rack behind for drying gloves, hats, jackets

  • Dining area with sliding door out to deck

    Dining area with sliding door out to deck

  • Exposed wood beam ceilings

    Exposed wood beam ceilings

  • Sunny master bedroom - great view of mountains from window on the right

    Sunny master bedroom - great view of mountains from window on the right

  • Extra sink & vanity in the Master Bedroom

    Extra sink & vanity in the Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom with twin beds

    Bedroom with twin beds

  • Loft with trundle bed - opens into 2 twin beds

    Loft with trundle bed - opens into 2 twin beds

  • Aerial view with neighborhood & mountains

    Aerial view with neighborhood & mountains

  • Yes, Kirkwood powder is often this good

    Yes, Kirkwood powder is often this good

  • Fresh powder tracks on a bluebird day.  Kirkwood is the best.

    Fresh powder tracks on a bluebird day. Kirkwood is the best.

  • Caples Lake, early summer - 1 mile from Kirkwood

    Caples Lake, early summer - 1 mile from Kirkwood

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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