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Historic, Rustic West Shore Lake Tahoe Cabin with all the modern amenities

Timberland, Tahoe City, CA, USA
  • Cabin929 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

2 Bd / 2 Bath Rustic Retreat in the forest near Sunnyside and Homewood

This recently remodeled Bert Anderson 2-story Cabin pecky cedar cabin has wood accents throughout with high ceilings, elegant heated stone flooring, and new carpets in the bedrooms. The second floor master offers an ensuite perfect for soaking in the iron claw foot tub. And the kitchen!!!

Huge stone fireplace will set the tone for your getaway. Cabin has floor to ceiling windows to take in the view of the giant cedar and sugarpine surrounding the fenced property. We LOVE dogs!

The Kitchen has been remodeled with super wooden cabinets with wire racks and pull out drawers, full Granite Counter-tops, new dishwasher and stove with exhaust fan. Track halogen and LED lighting.

Upstairs has private iron claw foot bathtub, deep closets, and stain-glass custom windows in the ensuite cedar lined bathroom

There is a large wooden porch in the front and large wooded , fully fenced backyard with old growth cedar and sugarpine, a fire pit, hamocks and room to chill in privacy

The property is located in the tiny community of Timberland, on a quiet street with little traffic 3 blocks from Hwy 89 and the multi-use/ bike path and just another few hundred yards up to the nearest public beach, Dog Beach in Hurricane Bay.

TART Buses run even in the snow from Timberland or Rideout Community Center.

1 Mile south of Sunnyside, 3 Miles South of Tahoe City, 3 Miles north of Homewood, 7 Miles to Alpine Meadows Rd ( even closer to the back side), and 9 to Squaw Valley. Also close to Tahoe Rim Trail, North Star, Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Mt Rose Ski Resort.

Parking for 2 (1 Spot in Garage)

Bear Box and Electric Fence provided to prevent Bear Troubles

Manager lives on Property for and questions. Yoga classes and guided tours are available by the manager who is a licenced yoga teacher and adventure concierge! The property also offers one day mindfulness retreats for the true tahoe immersive experience.

Property Manager

Forest Grady

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Forest Grady

My name is Forest and was raised in Tahoe. I bought this place to one day be able to move up to Tahoe full time and have a place for my kids to enjoy.

Forest Grady purchased this Cabin in 2015

Why Forest Grady chose Homewood

This cabin sits in the middle of the forest, surrounded by streams and the lake to the east. The sunrise from the cabin is breathtaking. The cabin exudes charm in that is is handcrafted from pecky cedar in the Tahoe Style of architectures from the last century.

What makes this Cabin unique

Close to Skiing in the Winter, Close to Beach in the Summer. The West Shore is the Best Shore!!!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Upstairs Master
        1 queen
      • Downstairs Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, 2 Twin XLs (memory foam) can be strapped together for a King


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Upstairs Bath
          toilet, tub
        • DownStairs
          toilet, combination tub/shower


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                      1 spot inside the garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      150 MG Wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                      wood burning huge hearth fireplace and a second gas fireplace keep the cabin cozy on those pow days
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      1 spot in front of Garage
                    • Telephone
                      Wifi calling suggested for best service
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Gourmet granite, professional 5 burner stove and oven. Granite counters, copper farm style sink. Its a cooks dream
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Huge glass crate and barrel glass and dark wood table for huge family meals
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Marble/Wood Chess Board from Mexico, Chinese Checkers, Parcheesi, Cards,
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  13 local HD channels 50+ regualr channels
                                • Stereo
                                  Harmon - Kardon 12" portable bluetooth speaker
                                • Television
                                  4k 43" Flatscreen Smart TV


                                    • Boat
                                      Rent one at Sunnyside or Obexter's in Homewood
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Many Courses in Tahoe/Truckee
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rent one at Sunnyside or Obexter's in Homewood
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The garden is lovingly tended in the warmer months with a perrenial border and native planted beds. Yard is peppered with over 20 cedar, sugar pine and lodge pole pine.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Super close to Homewood, Alpine, and Squaw Valley. Still near Northstar, Mt. Rose, Diamond Peak, Boreal, Sierra at Tahoe, and Heavenly.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge
                                            • Massage
                                            • Staff

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • water skiing


                                                        • Can sleep 4 Adults in the Queen/2 Twin XL; Additional children are permitted as we provide a crib/pack n play & many people have slept multiple children together in the 2 Twins XL's pushed together to form a King. A 5th adult guest is allowed but would have to sleep on the couch. (not a pull out)

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          4 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Cozy, rustic and well appointed

                                                          Scott S.

                                                          We love this place, great location, and well taken care of. We recommend this property to all

                                                          Charming, Quiet Cabin for Family of 4

                                                          Susan C.

                                                          Great cabin for our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) - not really rustic at all, except in style. Had all the modern amenities you need, including a fully stocked kitchen, WiFi, flat screen TV w/DVD/Netflix, Bluetooth speaker, even a garage to keep the snow off your car (note that it is not attached to the unit so you would need to go outside to get to the cabin.) We cooked and ate in every breakfast and dinner and didn't really miss anything (except maybe one more baking sheet and a big covered pot would have been nice.) Homewood is 10 minutes down the road, and Tahoe City/supermarkets/restaurants 10 min. the other way. Squaw/Alpine a little further up 89.

                                                          2 bed (Queen + 2 twins), 2 bath, and I was a little worried at first that the master bath (upstairs) does not have a shower (only the downstairs bath does). But then I kind of fell in love with the cute tub upstairs, and the quaint wood paneling (and stained glass window) makes it feel like your own private little sauna room. Lots of other nice homey touches: warm blankets and board games provided - and there is a washer/dryer too.

                                                          We did notice the sump pump but my kids are heavy sleepers and we were upstairs so it didn't bother us. Things to note: there is a great gas stove in the middle of the great room that heats the whole house fine, but it is very HOT to the touch - so that might be an issue for families with mobile toddlers (maybe bring a baby gate or watch very carefully....) Also, don't turn it down too low (like we did one day) because then it seems to take a long time to heat the house back up. Also, with the record breaking snowfall, we had a little trouble getting our car up the hill from Hwy 89, so maybe ask the owner/manager for the best route (by the community center) in case of snow/unplowed roads.

                                                          It's nice having an onsite manager too, to check in on us, esp. given the heavy snow and storm conditions we had this year. We would definitely recommend this place - and may be back!

                                                          Rustic is Right!

                                                          Jennifer F.

                                                          The cabin is as described… Rustic, which was fine by us but for others who are more “sophisticated” it might be too rustic for them.

                                                          There are two nice bedrooms and two bathrooms which make it easy to manage the ins and out of a couple couples.

                                                          We cooked dinner in one night and all the necessary appliances were there. Just an FYI the coffee pot is small so you may spend a lot of time grinding and making new coffee in the morning. We did not really use the TV but it is nicely positioned in the LR area.

                                                          The snow was HUGE when we were there so was difficult to find the right house number but in general I doubt that is a problem. There is a caretaker above the garage who unlocked the place and turned the heat on prior to our arrival which was nice when we finally arrived. Not sure about the concept of BEAR WIRES which made my wife nervous but we figured they were all hibernating now.

                                                          The only big issue that needs to be addressed is that below the house there is either a Sump pump or electric generator that you could hear turn ON and OFF every 30 seconds. At first it did not matter too much but when reading quietly in the evening or sleeping hearing it come on and off, it became challenging. But all in all good value for a Tahoe rustic cabin!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          The sump pump had to be replaced twice this season with all the snow/rain/flooding, should be working now. Bear wires are more of a visual deterrent , effective when they are around, after all we are almost in the middle of the forest. Living in Tahoe always creates an experience when the weather comes. We try to be on top of it as much as we can. Lots of snow this year :-).

                                                          What a Great Cabin!

                                                          My family and I came up for a weekend celebration and did not want to stay in the tourist ridden ski villages, and wanted to truly experience Lake Tahoe so we decided to rent this buetiful cabin in home wood. We were not all that familiar with Tahoe, and were so pleased to find our cabin located just a few miles from Tahoe City. My family does also love to ski, and we were only a 5 minute drive from some of the best ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, like Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley! The canine itself was gorgeous, very clean and modernc ole staying true to the Lake Tahoe rustic vibe. I could not be happier with our choice in this cabin for our weekend adventure and highly recommend to any families or couples looking to get away to Lake Tahoe! I will def be utilizing this buetiful cabin again this winter!

                                                          Thank you from my family to yours!


                                                          Timberland, Tahoe City, CA, USA


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                                                          Manager, Chris, lives in the 1 Bedroom apartment above the garage. He is willing to sell extra wood (contingent on supplies). There is no access to the apartment or shed in the back. Please use bear box outside for trash and electric fence when gone for any extended period, as there are Bears in the neighborhood that have been know to break into places.

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