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Classic Mountain cabin awaits on American River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

This cabin sits 40 feet from the stunning boulder strewn South Fork American River. This ideal location is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Welcome to the hidden street of Strawberry Lane in Twin Bridges, behind the Strawberry Lodge. This cozy neighborhood is quiet and relaxing and close to many mountain activities. This location is ideal off highway 50, before Echo Summit and Tahoe basin, allowing a comfortable, 3 hour drive door to door from San Francisco. It is in walking distance to the historic Pony Express Trail, Lover's Leap and other back road adventures. Enjoy the historic Strawberry Lodge, a walk away, for breakfast, dinner or a drink in the bar or walk to the Strawberry Market for the convenience of a small country market. The home is accessible even in harsh winter road conditions as it is located just west of where 50 closes for chain control.

Our families use the cabin often and we have furnished it with love and attention to detail. We needed to be able to entertain our kids, cook big meals, wash up, sleep comfortably, play games, watch movies and repeat. I don't think you will not find what you need or are looking for. We want you to feel like you're at home and not in a rental. Come check it out! The home is adequately stocked with new linens, kitchen utensils, some basic flour, spices, oil etc. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths plus some fold out futons allow for 8 to sleep comfortably on beds and 2 more on floor futons for a maximum of 10 occupancy. The leather couch in the downstairs living room welcomes many to lounge up and relax to your favorite DVD (no cable tv). The wood burning stove heats the entire home and electric heaters are in bedrooms if needed.

Outside, the deck has patio seating for 8, 2 tables with umbrellas that overlook the river. In the summer the river slows down and a small soaking area is quite inviting to chill off in. From the front door it is possible to go on trail runs/hikes, mountain bike rides, dirt bike rides, walk to lovers leap campground which leads to climbers access to Lovers Leap and cross country ski from the door around on the local roads and forest service tracts.

Hope you can come relax at our mountain retreat as it is a real gem in on of the best locations out of the Tahoe madness. But if you do need to run over the hill it is 25 min to the Y intersection in South Lake Tahoe and 45 min from Placerville.

More Details

Nannette Wilkinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Nannette Wilkinson

We are a partnership of 2 families that jointly own and privately manage our cabin.

Nannette Wilkinson purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Nannette Wilkinson chose California

Because its on the River!! The river just soothes the soul and its access to outdoor activities out the door! We have been climbing in this are for over 20 years and the outdoor jewels here are amazing and in our opinion just as good or better than Tahoe without all the traffic, people and hustle and bustle.


Strawberry Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor, slider opens to private deck to trees
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , second floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Classic Mountain cabin awaits on American River
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in a cozy cabin during the summer! The river running in the backyard is a lot of fun. It was easy to find, and the cabin is well stocked with plenty of games, DVDs, pantry items. Contrary to other reviews, there was plenty of aluminum foil :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for adults and children

  • 5 of 5

I have never been to Lake Tahoe or around the area. We decided to take a small family vacation with the family, the area was very pleasant and quiet. Great place if you want to get out of the city. This area is good to be at with adults and children close proximity to the lake very private. The water was cold so we were not able to get in.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nice & comfortable (including linens). Fantastic back porch right on the river. Well stocked

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, lovely town

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful location with central heating with a wood stove and beautiful windows facing the river, literally a stone's throw away. There were space heaters in each room and plenty of games to play. They also have a board with the heights of visitors and my group was proud to include the tallest person to have ever stayed at the cabin!

Our only hiccup with the trip was that there was no more foil in the cabin. We ventured out to buy some at the Strawberry General Store, which was unfortunately closed. We swung by the restaurant/ hotel/ ski shop across the street and the gentlemen there were so kind and welcoming! They gave us more than enough foil to use and gave us several tips on sites to see in the area. Check it out if you go! Just make sure you have everything you need before you arrive at the cabin.

Overall, it was a spectacular experience and its very likely we'll be back again! Thanks for an amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great snow house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our family in December and January. When there is snow, the yard is a winter wonderland - perfect for building a snowman. This house has just the right amount of dishes, linens, etc. while still providing closet space. Beautiful home in a quiet area. You can tell the owners have pride in this property, as it was spotless when we arrived.

This is very close to skiing, sledding, rock climbing, and fishing.

Will stay in this house EVERY time we go to the snow.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoy our house and the surrounding area and we look forward to your return!
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  • 4 of 5

My only complaint was that the owner took awhile to respond back with cabin details (called me the day of my check in). I flew in from SoCal and did ask if I could drop off our stuff early so we can head to the lake without all the luggage but never got a response. I happened to catch the cleaning lady as she was finishing so thats how I got in.

Pictures and descriptions of the cabin are accurate. Cabin can fit 10 people but if you want to be comfortable, having 8 is perfect. Having the river in the backyard was really nice and a great view to look at while bbq'n or sipping on coffee in the morning. All in all everything in the cabin are in good condition and everything you would need is provided. This cabin is definitely worth renting and I will book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for your review! We apologize for the delay in getting back to you with information. We now have 2 property managers to avoid situations like this in the future. We are glad you mentioned it so we could fix it! We hope you'll visit again soon.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Strawberry Lodge
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Strawberry Lodge
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Sierra At Tahoe
Car: necessary

Only businesses located in Strawberry/Twin Bridges are the Strawberry lodge with bar/dining and Strawberry Market; Basic supplies, climbing gear, some winter gear, beer wine, milk, eggs, etc. South Tahoe is 30 minutes north of the house. Wright's Lake for biking trails and canoeing is amazing, Ice House Reservoir has a boat ramp and is big enough for water sports, jet skis, fishing, swimming, camping, exploring etc., without the traffic and crowds of Tahoe. Horse Tail Falls is a great place to hike and there are a couple of sweet spots to jump in! There are so many wonderful swimming and fishing holes within walking distance from the house. You can walk right up and climb Lover's Leap. There are 4-wheel drive areas for off roading. We rarely go into Tahoe itself with all of the fun things to do right here and better yet, we don't have to fight traffic in and out of Tahoe. Trust me when I say this area is a little slice of Heaven...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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