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A Sublime Retreat In The Wilderness And Right On The Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Four Bedroom, Beautifully Furnished Family Get Away

This cabin has everything to get away from it all, including no television or cell phone (Internet available for a fee). It's a luxuriously furnished getaway. It sits on a 5 acre meadow reaching directly to the private swim dock and beach on fallen leaf lake.

The lake is an exquisite national treasure. It's 5 miles from the nearest public highway, surrounded by mountains and forests. You'll be in the wilderness. The cabin is within a few hundred yards of a general store and marina, with enough amenities that you'll not need to venture out. You can swim, water ski, fly fish, trap crawdads, play capture the flag in the meadow or just sit on the terrace and relax. You'll be a short 5 minute walk from the trailhead for the desolation national wilderness area and access to the pacific crest trail from mexico to canada across the top of the sierra nevada mountains. You can do local nature walks or the most vigorous hiking and climbing to hundreds of lakes, steams and falls. You'll not be disturbed.

Or you can venture back down the road to the casinos, restaurants and social life of south lake tahoe.

The cabin is fully equipped for family or adult adventure.

More Details

Shand Green
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in South Lake Tahoe, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Tiled Master bath adjoins Master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bunk room - 2 twin/ single
    Second Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Second master looks out a Cathedral Peak
    Large 3rdBedroom 3 - 1 king , Also has views of mountains
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom and adjoining bath overlook Lake
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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A Sublime Retreat In The Wilderness And Right On The Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic, magical location

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was exactly as advertised and then some. My family of 9 enjoyed the week immensely. House was immaculate and close to the lake so the kids could run back and forth to the beach and dock. Only drawback is don't plan on leaving and going to market - its one hour round trip! But we loved the remoteness and want to return.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 5 days at this cabin, which we shared with our son and his family. Everyone loved the cabin, no one wanted to leave. The "cabin" itself is very luxurious - cozy living room with lots of seating, a large dining area which easily seats 8, a well equipped kitchen, four bedrooms, all with comfortable beds. We preferred the downstairs bedroom which had a private bath. There are three more bedrooms upstairs (1 king, 1 queen, 1 with 2 twins). The bedrooms upstairs all share one water closet, but there are two shower rooms as well, so it was easy to share. Our son and his family stayed upstairs, which gave both of us plenty of privacy. The location is ideal - it's a short walk down to the lake, with a nice dock where you can set up chairs for sunning, swimming, etc. There are several hiking trails in the immediate area; we hiked every morning, and came to the dock in the afternoons for swimming and paddle boarding. There is a very nice general store/cafe with an easy walk. We had lunch and breakfast there twice, but mainly picked up grocery items and cooked at the cabin. The only downside to this cabin is the road in. It's a narrow, five mile long, one lane road with a multitude of potholes, which made it very difficult to get into and out of the area. Once in, we just stayed put. Hopefully that will be improved by next year. There is also no cell phone reception, no internet, no TV, so if you can't live without those things, this isn't the place for you. We personally loved that aspect. You can get a weak signal down by the general store, so our party checked in once a day and the rest of time, we just left things turned off. It wasn't a big deal for us, in fact quite the opposite. Fallen Leaf Lake is so much more peaceful than Tahoe, so for our family it was ideal. There are no crowds here! We practically had the lake to ourselves. The owner is very easy to work with and responds in a timely fashion. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Property is the perfect place for family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

Returning to Fallen leaf for the third year in a row was the best trip yet. The home is the perfect location. Our goal is not to get back in the car, the small store down the road was great for the things we forgot. The water fall this year was roaring. Kayaking every day in the lake was perfect. Family has plenty of room in the home. Memories around the fire pit will not be forgotten including roasting marshmallows with our grandkids.

  • Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Sierra Adventure

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased to share this cozy, yet spacious property with our family of seven. The

Fallen Leaf Lake home was elegantly rustic and perfectly appointed. Each family member individually expressed enthusiasm for the beautiful, serene setting and inviting, comfortable home. The outdoor mountain setting was breathtaking!

We visited the lake in fall, with crisp nights and sparkling sunny days. What a treat to discover this delightful mountain retreat. The generosity and graciousness of our hosts has been greatly appreciated. We strongly recommend this vacation rental to others and are anxious to return again ourselves.

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

Fallen Leaf Lake is a special place that offers all the beauty of nearby Lake Tahoe but with peace and privacy that are hard to come by. And this house only enhances ones experience of nature that is right outside your door. The view of the lake from the spacious patio is unobstructed. And inside you are greeted by a beautiful and accommodating kitchen, an open and inviting Great Room, and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. This house truly is everything one could ask for from a lakeside retreat.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A hidden jewel

  • 5 of 5

We were looking to stay at Tahoe keys and this property popped up. So we looked at a map and relized that this was what we were really looking for. The home was absolutely amazing. Waking up ever morning to a view of the lake from our bed, short walk to the general store for a news paper and then enjoy the paper while drinking coffee on the deck. When our family arrived they each had a master suite with a private bath. Out on our kayaks everyday, water was like glass. Playing in the water from our private dock was great. Fished with our grandson in the morning then walked to the marina in the afternoon for ice cream. Perfect!! Hiked over to a waterfall and another small lake. Our goal was not to get back in the car until we went home. We were successful. While having breakfast on the last day our family voted to make Fallen Leaf lake our annual family trip for many more wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Reno Nevada and Sacramento CA
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Camp Richardson
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
California highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Camp Richardson
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Heavenly Valley
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Fallen Leaf Lake
Car: necessary

One mile from trailhead to Desolation National Wilderness Area and Pacific Crest Trail.

EDC Permit #1869


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in South Lake Tahoe, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$398.07
Cleaning Fee C$298.55

cleaning fee of $225, includes linens and towels.
Reliable WiFi through Exede, more than occasional usage $60/wk.
No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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