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Family Friendly Retreat In The Woods

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Close To Royal Gorge And A Short Stroll To The Lake

The Hillside house is a very warm, updated and inviting cabin to curl up with a good book or share a hearty meal at the farm table. The middle floor has an open kitchen with a seating area to grab a quick bite before hitting the trails. The kitchen flows into the dining room surrounded by large windows with views to the surrounding trees. Double wooden doors open out to a deck with a propane BBQ that is in use year round. The family room has a reading/resting nook with a curtain just in case you have a little one that needs to rest while you enjoy dinner. There is another window seat that overlooks the trail head into Royal Gorge. A wood burning stove heats things up nicely. There is a bathroom with a shower on this floor. If you head up the light filled stairway the master bedroom with its high vaulted ceilings and en suite bathroom is to your left right across the way there is a 'kids' bedroom with two full beds and hanging Huggle Pods for curling up with a good book. Down the hall there is another bathroom with an antique claw foot tub. Down the stairs from the main floor there is a family room with cork flooring, schoolhouse lighting and an electric fireplace that provides warmth and ambiance. There is a 58' Smart LCD TV so that you can enjoy Netflix Streaming/Amazon Prime Movies/Hulu Plus. This is a great area for the kids to hang out while the adults sip wine and relax upstairs. To the rear of the family room there are two additional Queen bedrooms. All the mattresses in the Hillside House were carefully selected to provide a relaxing rest after all the outdoor activities. Right off the family room there is also a washer/dryer and toilet and a staging area for the winter gear.

Michelle Lapuz Delen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Michelle Lapuz Delen

We are a family from San Francisco that lovesthe snow and outdoors. We have always rented in Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Donner and have dreamed of creating a cozy and inviting retreat to enjoy some time with friends and family.

Michelle Lapuz Delen purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Michelle Lapuz Delen chose Soda Springs

The area of Serene Lakes is so old school and family friendly. None of the pressure of the resorts nearby - not many restaurants, bars or shops. Just the beautiful outdoors right out your doorstep and family style shared meals. Also, this area near the summit gets SO MUCH snow - the kids love to play about and are free to wander in this safe family friendly neighborhood...

What makes this cabin unique

The home itself is warm. From the reclaimed wooden floors to the thick wooden windows. The beds are comfortable and all the bedrooms have custom thermal roman shades ensuring a good sleep. We like the separate family area downstairs where the kiddos can watch a movie while the adults linger over a shared meal.


Soda Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Upstairs Kids Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Main Floor - toilet , shower
    Lower Level - toilet , A toilet in the laundry area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kids Bedroom - 2 double
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
San Ramon, CA

Gorgeous home away from home

  • 5 of 5

this home is so well equipped we wanted for nothing. The children appreciated the games, toys, and books. The adults loved the two fireplaces, stocked kitchen, covered outdoor eating spaces and window seats. There were 8 in our group and we only needed 3 of the 4 bedrooms. We drove to the nearby beach only because we wanted to bring the home's kayak to use at the lake. Our stay was too short and we hope to come back soon. Michelle is gracious and responsive. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Lovely and Extremely Family Friendly!

  • 5 of 5

My (rather large) family recently visited Soda Springs for a wedding. We were thrilled with the house. It was not only beautiful, but it was also very comfortable. It had everything we needed and more! Cozy beds, lovely views, a nearby lakefront, a fully stocked kitchen, even various forms of entertainment for the children. I really cannot say enough nice things about this house. It turned what would have been a hectic, chaos-filled weekend into a lovely getaway. Not one person in my family had a complaint (a fact which verges on the miraculous). We all decided it was just like home, only better!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very nicely decorated and arranged for a stress free getaway. We had three couples in our party and with it having two separate living spaces and 3 full bathrooms it was wonderful for allowing everyone to have their own personal space. Michelle is wonderful in responding to any inquiries and giving travel tips. Would loves to return for another visit

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this immaculately clean and adoreably decorated home. It was very cozy and warm with the wood burning fire place. The views and nearby lake were beautiful. We had everything we needed and really didn't need to bring much. Kids loved the kayak and hanging pods in their room. I enjoyed the claw foot tub. Michelle was always available and responded readily to questions.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family home

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate and cozy design. We loved the wood burning fire place. My kids loved the hanging huggle pods in their room. We had everything we needed from a kayak to games and plenty of books. The lake was beautiful though cold this time of year. Easy walk to lake. The claw foot tub was my favorite for relaxing.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Lovely as can be....!

  • 5 of 5

Our family with 2 wee kids had such a wonderful time spent here last year that, we wasted no time rebooking this retreat for another long weekends in January and February! This home is absolutely lovely and fully stocked with everything you need. The owner Michelle takes great pride making sure our stay is memorable and indeed, it has been more than we can imagine!! We have so much fun staying here that when it's time to go, our kids cry about it. Lucky we told them that we are coming back again and again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Truckee Tahoe Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Soda Springs and Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Serene Lakes
Car: necessary

Serene Lakes is a small little enclave centered around two lakes that are warm in the summer and freeze over in the winter. The area is very popular with families, in the summer kids can be seen biking to the beach to swim and buy ice cream from the snack shack in the winter kids are dragging their sleds behind them and looking for some good hills. We love the area because if there is snow there is a lot of snow here at the Summit and it is much closer from the Bay Area - 25 minutes shy of Tahoe Donner and 45 minutes to the Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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