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Charming Strawberry Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This unique mid-century modern cabin style (1950's) house sleeps 6 comfortably. It is located in the scenic Strawberry community off of Highway 50, 100 yards from the American River in the Strawberry forest canyon. There are beautiful views of Lover's Leap from our cabin with floor to ceiling (9') windows in the Living Room and Rose Room. The cabin is equipped with new, efficient forced air heating, remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and has a beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace that adds ambiance and additional warmth.

It is in walking distance to the historic Pony Express Trail and Lover's Leap, a hot spot for rock climbers and hikers. Enjoy the historic Strawberry Lodge, a walk away, for breakfast, dinner or a nightcap or walk to the Strawberry Station to pick up some groceries or hang out with the locals, climbers and the owners, Squirrel and Jen.

An hour and a half from Sacramento, just before the usual chain control at Twin Bridges and 5 miles before Sierra-at-Tahoe our cabin is ideal for skiers and riders, without the hassle of driving over Echo Summit. There are many recreational activities to enjoy right out the front door and even more a short drive away.

The Pacific Crest Trail, the Pony Express Trail, Lover's Leap and Horse Tail Falls Trail are minutes from the cabin. The cabin is close to a handful of mountain recreational lakes including Echo Summit Lake, Ice House Lake, and Cody Lake.

Keywords: Strawberry Cabin

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Cari

We both enjoy outdoor activities like surfing, jogging, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, back country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming and camping. I love to decorate and work on home improvement projects. Fulfilling my life long dream of owning a cabin in the Sierras has given me another fantastic projected that I love. It is so fun decorating the cabin in mountain/lodge decor!

Cari purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Cari chose Strawberry

Vacationing in Tahoe was always a favorite memory growing up. It has always been a dream to own a little cabin in the woods. We love the seclusion, skiing and outdoor adventures in Strawberry/ Twin Bridges. It's the perfect place to bring kids, and I'm glad we can give our kids the same life long memories of enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains!

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin has so many fun adventures right out the front door. Walking to the American River to relax by the river or swim in the pools is a fantastic summer activity. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Pony Express Trail, Horse tail Falls Trail are always beautiful. Bringing a plant guide to help identify Sierra wild flowers is always a joy. Hiking from Camp Sacramento to the top of Lover's Leap is an easy hike with spectacular views as the reward! Not to mention, the great lakes nearby to fish, swim, boat and relax by the shore.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Strawberry

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Rose Room: queen log bed & double/full Bed Cowboy Room: bunk beds - double/full on the bottom bunk & double/full on the top bunk (extra wide bunk).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Charming Strawberry Cabin
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA.

Our dreams have come true!!!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary at this wonderful cabin. When we arrived it was beyond our wildest dreams! We were extremely pleased, not only with the cabin itself, but the delightful and charming décor that Cari has chosen for this amazing place! The weekend was challenging due to the first storm of the year and we were very comfortable and cozy.

We definitely will be coming back to enjoy all the different seasons. We are very, very pleased.

Lisa and Eric

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was a little emotional reading this delightful review! Making the cabin full of Sierra and mountain charm is one of my passions. Thank you for choosing the strawberry cabin for your anniversary and weathering the storm!! I wish you many more adventures together ❤️
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Fabulous cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, our small dog and I were looking for a quick getaway to go fishing and other recreational activities. We found this fabulous cabin that was right in the middle of it all! The cabin was definitely well stocked, including a complimentary bottle of wine that was waiting for us. It made it very accesible to cook, grill and enjoy the best of a cozy afternoon playing board games(there are plenty to choose from). I recommend this cabin for anyone who is looking for a peaceful weekend away from the city. Cari was so helpful and flexible with our booking. We will be returning to enjoy the different seasons!

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jose! You were fantastic to work with, very polite and respectful. Regards, Cari
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We shall return!

  • 5 of 5

What a delight! This cabin was perfect for us. I went with my adult son for a few days of skiing. We have limited time to spend together and this cabin gave us exactly what we needed. We had privacy without losing the cosiness. The owners personal touches show what caring people they are. I feel like I know Cari! She was so warm and personal in our emails and our one conversation. Our thanks to VRBO and the Salzman family for sharing their treasure.

  • Submitted: 14-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Athens, GA

Wonderful cabin, generous owner

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our honeymoon at strawberry cabin in June 2014, and it was a wonderful trip! The cabin is beautifully located within walking distance of Lover's Leap, and it's only a 30 minute drive to get to beautiful Lake Tahoe. The cabin itself was great for us, and the cute strawberry themed decorations made it feel like a home during our 2 week stay. We enjoyed eating our dinner by the fireplace at night, and in the mornings we enjoyed the beautiful living room view of the forest through the wall of windows. Cari, the owner, was very kind to us in helping us book a honeymoon stay at her cabin that fit within our budget, and over a year afterward has continued her kindness to us in quick correspondences and generosity when we've emailed her with questions about her cabin and the area. We highly recommend staying at Strawberry Cabin!

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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morro bay, ca

What a peaceful stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband, daughter and I had a wonderful stay at this cabin. It is located in a small residential tract on the other side of the highway from the river. Very quiet area , which is a blessing after spending the day in Tahoe. Beautiful view of Lovers Leap from deck. Great place for morning coffee! Beds were comfy. All the amenities of home. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Great place, greater owners!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property. The house was perfect for our getaway with our kids, who loved the bunkbeds, tv (with VHS tapes!), and the games. Kitchen was extremely well stocked and the beds and linens were high end. I also appreciated the "green-ness." Lots of eco-friendly touches. The owner was super fast in responding when I e-mailed with a concern and she was active in ensuring that we had a good stay. The cabin is an easy distance from South Lake Tahoe so we were able to get to restaurants and the lake, and it's close to awesome hiking. One thing I wish I'd known was that you have to cross the highway to get to the river (so we had to take the car), but this was obvious as soon as we got the address. Not a huge deal but we did have to adjust our plans a bit.

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Strawberry

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Fall Season Rates
Apr 9 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Fourth of July
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Fireworks
Aug 3 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Rates
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season Rates
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 17 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
MLK Weekend Rates
Jan 18 2019 - Jan 21 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Presidents Week Rates
Feb 15 2019 - Feb 18 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$255.22
Cleaning Fee 3 Beds Used C$140.37
Pet Fee C$44.66

No charge for fourth guest with family of four. All beds used $120.00 cleaning. Discount for 2 guests/ 1 room/ 1 bed occupied. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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