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Cozy Cabin with Magnificent Mountain Views-Summer& Fall Only

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Mountain Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

• Mountain cabin, cozy & well maintained with dramatic views of Scott Peak and Alpine Meadows ski area from all rooms. Available summer and fall only. Not available in winter--please, no ski lease inquiries.

• Master suite with bath + 2 other bedrooms

• Dining table seats eight (find 2 extra chairs downstairs)

• Sunny deck with gas BBQ

• Recently updated flat screen TV, expanded cable, DVD/VCR player, stereo, selection of DVD movies and music CDs. No Wi-Fi, unfortunately. See detailed description for more info.

• Convenient access from main road with ample parking (room for at least five cars/boat parking)

• 1 mile from Alpine Meadows ski area, to Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe, to Truckee

• Please check calendar for availability for summer/fall rental (May through November). The cabin is NOT available for rental during the winter season-please, NO ski rental inquiries.

Detailed description:

• Bright, airy spaces are enhanced by a soaring, convex ceiling showcasing rugged Scott Peak on quarter acre of land. The cabin is has about 1,300 square feet of living space.

• Upper level: Living room, dining room and kitchen, 1 full bathroom, washer/dryer. Lower level: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (master suite with attached bath)

• Perfect for 2 or 3 couples (sleeps 6).

• Located on Alpine Meadows road, from Alpine Meadows ski area, just steps from the popular Five Lakes Trail trail-head, to Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe, to Truckee

• A car is generally necessary, though public transportation on TART bus available at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Highway 89.

Master bedroom & bath highlights:

The master bedroom features a Queen Size Select Control air bed with dual controls, heated mattress pad, 2 side tables & 2 lamps. All beds are fitted with quilts. Enjoy the view of Alpine Meadows and Scott Peak view (from all 3 bedrooms)

The en-suite bath features a full-size stand up shower (glass enclosed), adjacent to a deep soaking tub, vanity and window. Hair dryer provided.

2nd bedroom highlights:

This bedroom features a Queen Size bed with heated mattress pad, 2 side tables & 2 lamps, closet, dresser and luggage rack. This bedroom is the same size as the master bedroom.

3rd bedroom highlights:

This bedroom is smaller than the other two bedrooms and features a comfortable double bed with a side table & lamp, closet and luggage rack.

Special features:

• Soaring convex ceiling swoops from 10 to 12 feet to showcase the magnificent mountain view, including Alpine Meadows and the jagged tip of Scott Peak

• Wood stove pumps out welcome heat in the winter with ample wood supply

• Well stocked kitchen

• High glass panels in living/dining area lets the light shine in all day long

• Sunny deck with gas BBQ and deck lounge chairs

Kitchen highlights:

We like to cook so this kitchen is fully equipped with appliances: large refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster, blender (with food processor attachment), and garbage disposal. Ample dishes, glassware, cutlery, pots and pans, baking supplies and spices are available.

Living room highlights:

The living room offers eight foot couch, six foot love-seat and rocking chair. Flat screen TV, expanded cable with ESPN, DVD/VCR and stereo available.

Dining area highlights:

Gather the family around for a meal at the table that seats eight.

A note about internet:

This is a great place to disconnect! We have been unable to find a provider who can offer consistent service as we are in a narrow 'dead' zone. However, cell access is good (particularly Verizon; ATT can be spotty). Free internet is available at Starbucks at Squaw Valley and other locations around town. Email us if you need more information.


The bedrooms are not accessible to wheelchairs due to all three of the bedrooms being located downstairs. However, the upstairs is fully accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, etc. There is a level wooden walkway that leads from the street to the main floor, which contains the kitchen, dining area, living area, deck and 1 full bathroom (though the bathroom is small). I have a friend in an electric wheelchair and she can access the upper floor with no problem.

Nearby restaurants:

• River Ranch offers full service bar and restaurant- located at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Hwy 89, from cabin

• Crest Café offers casual lunches, dinners and après-skiing happy hour-located at junction of Alpine Meadows Rd and Hwy 89, from cabin

• Graham’s offers fine dining near Squaw Valley-located from cabin

• Pfieffer House offers traditional German food on Hwy 80 between Alpine Meadows Rd and Tahoe City about from cabin

Recreational opportunities:

The popular Five Lakes Trail, a moderately steep trail to five small high alpine lakes in the Granite Chief Wilderness, offers access to the Pacific Crest Trail for longer excursions or wilderness backpacking. The trailhead is a few hundred yards from the front door, heading toward the ski area on Alpine Meadows Road.

The Bear Creek Trail trail-head is located across the street from the Five Lakes trail-head and provides an easy hike down to Bear Creek and back up the hill to connect with the horse trails that traverse the base of Scott Creek.

Other recreational activities include mountain biking, horseback riding, tennis, golf, river rafting on the Truckee River in the summer; skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter at nearby Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley. Lake Tahoe offers many water-based activities, including boating, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, jet-skiing, parasailing and fishing.

Keywords: House, single-family home, 3 bedroom house, cabin, mountain cabin

More Details

Inga Aksamit
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Inga Aksamit

We are a professional couple from the Bay Area who met in the mountains and feel a passion for North Lake Tahoe. We love to backpack in the Granite Chief Wilderness behind the cabin, mountain bike on nearby trails and relax at the beach at beautiful, blue Lake Tahoe.

Inga Aksamit purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Inga Aksamit chose Alpine Meadows

The location on Alpine Meadows Road means we have easy access summer and winter, the views of Scott Peak and Alpine Meadows ski area are spectacular from the house and we love to step out of the house and be on wilderness trails within minutes. It's a short drive to Lake Tahoe, with stores and restaurants nearby. We've been skiing at Squaw Valley and Alpine for decades and have explored most of the back country trails in the surrounding area.

What makes this cabin unique

The deck catches the afternoon sun so we enjoy relaxing with a book and a glass of wine. If we're lazy we'll take a walk around the neighborhood, while if we're more energetic we'll tackle the Five Lakes Trail. Horse stables are just down the street for those who like to ride. A river rafting outfit is located at the end of the road.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Alpine Meadows, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Deep soaking tub; ensuite with master bedroom
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Electric mattress warmer
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , SleepNumber mattress with electric mattress warmer
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy Cabin with Magnificent Mountain Views-Summer& Fall Only
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed out stay enormously, especially the views from the narrow deck and floor to ceiling windows on the main/entry level. The listing description was accurate regarding location, coziness, and amenities, including lack of cell service & wifi. The property was well maintained and the owner provided good customer service. We were concerned about location on Alpine Meadows Rd. but traffic was light & noise was no problem during our summer stay. It was great to have such a short walk to 5 Lakes Trailhead. Enjoyed bicycle rides up to ski area and down to the trail along the Truckee River. We look forward to a return visit and will recommend to others.

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad it all worked out and appreciate hearing that our descriptions are accurate as we do strive to provide complete information. And we wish we had wifi also! We get Verizon cell service but we recognize that other carriers can be spotty to nonexistent. I'm glad you were able to take advance of some of the recreational activities in the area.
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Beautiful, clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my wife's 40th birthday with our first trip to Tahoe! We were lucky to see the first snow! This home was fabulous! It had everything you need to be comfortable and feel at home, lus spectacular views, great information and fabulous location. We were so close to the five Lakes Trail in the granite wilderness that links to the PCT all we had to do was cross the street . On our hike we even saw a private chairlift that went up to squaw Valley. This place was spectacular and I would highly recommend it to anyone!!! Thanks inga!

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an early snowfall but glad you embraced it. Your photos of the hike to Five Lakes were beautiful. Come again!
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top notch

  • 5 of 5

delightful home. excellent kitchen. quiet and convenient. great owner.

highly recommend

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin and location were ideal. I enjoyed the quiet beauty of the location and the view. It was close enough to the lake for me to get to all the activities I love doing and coming back to the cabin was a lovely retreat.

Inga was a thorough host. Appreciated all her helpful tips and house information. Highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll visit again sometime.
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Small, but very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! At first we were a little put off by how close it was to the road, but once you are inside, you have no idea there is a road close. The whole cabin was well stocked - kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. We had a wonderful time. It is close to Tahoe City to go in for the activities and shops, but out of the way enough to relax and wind down. The lack of cell service (we have AT&T) was kinda nice since it made us unplug. We hope to go back some time.

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return again. Luckily, the way the house is oriented, road noise is not that audible. In addition, in the summer the road is lightly used since the Alpine Meadows ski area only operates in winter. We're glad you could experience the relaxing effects of the alpine environment.
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Great efficient cabin in a sweet spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a great, updated little cabin for six! We were two couples with a teenage boy each, and this place was perfect. With all three bedrooms downstairs and out of the way, it left a perfect living space and kitchen on the main level free of bedroom clutter. The garage and mud room were great for sorting outdoor stuff and keeping dirt from entering the efficient great room/Living area. Sunny happy living/ great room too. The kitchen was just big enough with a big refridge and everything ya need to cook with. The deck was great for hanging out on and worked great for our son to sleep outside (summer) on as well. The owners are "our kind of people" with outdoor adventure books and guides to read, a fine library. Inga, one of the owners, even has an informative outdoor adventure website worth reading as well. Kudus to the owners for everything about this place.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed the cabin and appreciated our little library of adventure books. We hope you'll come back again to enjoy the mountains.
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
River Ranch
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
12.6 Miles
Amtrack Station, Truckee
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
River Ranch
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Alpine Meadows Ski Area
Nearest Beach
5.9 Miles
Tahoe Commons Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Five Lakes Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine Springs Community Park
Nearest Point of Interest
River Ranch Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine Meadows Ski Area

Beautiful Lake Tahoe offers many recreational activities, including paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and fishing, along with lakefront beaches. Tahoe City and Truckee offer excellent restaurants and shopping. Extensive hiking and biking trails abound; some easy, some strenuous. Events are held almost every weekend at nearby Squaw Valley during the summer, and High Camp offers skating and swimming.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Alpine Meadows, California

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$204.43
Damage Insurance C$75.38

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Three night minimum for August and holiday periods.

Any any time before, during, or after your stay, your information may be shared with We reserve the right to cancel the reservation based on Guestchecker results.

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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