Create lasting family memories while staying at Hemlock Hideaway, your escape from ‘real life.’ In summer, this beautiful and updated Serene Lakes cabin is close to amazing hiking and mountain biking, or you can take out one of the cabin’s four kayaks for a peaceful paddle around the lake. In winter, you’re minutes away from downhill skiing at Sugar Bowl or cross-country skiing at Royal Gorge. Hemlock Hideaway’s comfort and coziness will enable you and your family and friends to relax and connect after a day of fun outdoor activities. Plus, the big and open lot is ideal for ‘free-range’ kids.
3 bedroom, 2 bath comfortable mountain home in a quiet and beautiful location.
Dr. Jim Taylor
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 18, 2019
About Dr. Jim Taylor
The Taylor (Jim, Sarah, Catie, and Gracie) live in Mill Valley, just north of San Francisco. Jim is a consulting psychologist and Sarah works for a Bay Area non-profit foundation. Catie and Gracie are 11 and 9, respectively, as of 2016. We are avid skiers and outdoors people (hiking, road and mountain biking, camping, trail running). We love our escapes to Hemlock Hideaway. The peace and quiet, and the friendly community are our favorite things about the area.
Dr. Jim Taylor purchased this House in 2014
Why Dr. Jim Taylor chose Serene Lakes
We had been leasing during the winter for 5 years as our girls have been members of the nearby Sugar Bowl ski team. We then spent some time in the area during the summer and fell in love with its beauty and tranquility (especially compared to our crazy busy life in Mill Valley). We love winters for the incredible downhill and X-C skiing, but the spring, summer, and fall are magical and so many things do to in Serene Lakes.
What makes this House unique
During the winter, we love settling into the sofa or leather chairs in the living room after a long day in the cold with the stove ablaze. During the summer, we love taking walks around the neighborhood with our Australian Shepherd, Tule. Whatever the season, Hemlock Hideaway is truly our escape from 'real life.'
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cozy Cabin Close to Serene Lakes
Thanks, Jim, for providing us with a cozy cabin in close proximity to Serene lake, complete with a canoe to use during our stay. We didn't have enough time to use the two kayaksthat are also available by the beach. We went on a lovely hike to Long Lake and enjoyed cooking and eating meals in your lovely cabin. Beds were comfortable, house was clean, and the neighborhood nice and quiet. I look forward to staying here again sometime next summer. The access to the kayaks and canoe is a huge plus!
Highest quality vacation rental EVER!
I have stayed in many, many vacation rentals over the last many years, and I can honestly say that Hemlock Hideaway exceeded all of my expectations!
My husband and I stayed at Hemlock Hideaway for our anniversary in August. I knew from the moment we set foot in the main living area that it was a place I would bring my entire family. The house was clean, the furniture and kitchen tools were in excellent condition, and it was not filled with knick knacks.
We so enjoyed the peaceful sounds of nature and the lack of street lights. We sat out on the deck listening to night birds, catching glimpses of bats, and watching the stars come out. WE SAW STARS! (Something that is missing from the city's night sky.)
We can't wait to book our next trip! Thanks for everything Dr. Jim!
This home is very clean and in a good location, walking distance to the lakes and hiking/running/ski trails. We had a great time!
Very pleasant, quiet, clean and well maintained in a great natural setting.
We really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room for 8 (two families). Comfortable interior. Sorry we didn’t get a chance to take the kayaks out! Neighborhood was very quiet aside from some light house maintenance across the street. Very accommodating cabin for relaxing with easy access to Truckee and Tahoe.
Beautiful house in a gorgeous part of the world. The lakes are divine and we used the house's kayaks which was great!
Great Property in A Wonderful Location
What a fabulous home. It was stocked to the hilt with everything imaginable so when we realized we had forgotten something, there it was. The location was perfect and Serene Lakes are wonderful. Our daughter is already planning our next trip.
Jim, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home and being such a wonderful host!