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Great Mountain Home with Game Room - 2 Miles from Sugar Bowl

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

This is a great house on a sunny lot in Soda Springs! It is BIG! - almost 3,000 square feet. It is perfect for large family gatherings or getting together with friends. It sleeps 17 people in beds and futons and has 3 1/2 BATHROOMS (that's important)!!! Bring three families and share the expenses.

For downhill skiers, the house is two miles from Sugar Bowl or Donner Ski Ranch and four miles from Boreal. Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows are about 30 minutes away. Soda Spings Mountain Resort is a quarter mile away and designed for young kids and families. Royal Gorge, the LARGEST cross country ski resort in North America, is less than a quarter mile from our house.

In the late spring, summer, and fall, there is boating, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and both mountain and road biking -- something for everyone. HIKERS will enjoy the PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, just two miles from the house. MOUNTAIN BIKERS can experience the HOLE IN THE GROUND single track trail, which is rated 11th in the world for advanced bikers. It actually passes in front of our house. Donner Summit is a ROCK CLIMBERS paradise. There are hundreds of routes on beautiful granite, right off the road two miles from the house. Most are Class 5. Donner Lake is five really beautiful miles away and Ice Lakes (Serene) is two miles away.

The first floor is a bunk room/game room. It is IDEAL FOR TEENAGERS! It has a queen futon, a full futon, and two bunk beds. One of the bunk beds has a full size bed on the bottom. There is also a pool table, a ping-pong table, two TV's, a stereo, a DVD player, and an Xbox. The first floor is heated with a large propane fireplace and has a full bathroom. The entry room on the first floor also has a queen futon and can be closed off for privacy to create a FOURTH bedroom.

The second floor is BEAUTIFUL - very rustic and warm with vaulted, open beam ceilings and lots of windows. It has a 'great room' style living room, dining room, and kitchen; a master bedroom and bathroom; a laundry room (laundry soap and fabric sheets are provided); and a half bath. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed. The kitchen is spacious and fully furnished. The living room includes a very efficient propane fireplace.

The third floor has two bedrooms and a full bath. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other has a full-size bed.

LINENS ARE INCLUDED for all beds and futons.

We have a sunny front deck and a shady back deck with a gas bar-b-que. The one-car garage has SLEDS and SNOW SHOES as well as places to store your gear. There is also a horse shoe pit and a really cool OFF ROAD GOLF COURSE behind the house. The house is on a road that is plowed well and often. There is parking for five vehicles.

This is a dog friendly home. You know your dog. If you're going to be out all day and leave your dog in the house, make sure he or she can handle that kind of situation. We do not have a fenced yard. There is an additional one-time $25 fee for pets.

We love our house and look forward to our own family gatherings. We really enjoy sharing it with other families and absolutely love hearing about their visits. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I love the Tahoe area and we’ve been looking for the right house for years. We found this great house in Soda Springs and talked my parents into buying it with us. Our family has so much fun up there! We like to ski/board, snow shoe, hike, bike, kayak, play horseshoes and cards, eat, drink, and generally enjoy life! Because the house is big, it holds the whole family – three generations. It’s a wonderful place to get together and we really enjoy sharing it with others and hearing their stories!

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Gold Country / High Sierra

Soda Springs is a really great area. It’s a very small town with a Mom & Pop grocery store, a couple of ski/board rental shops, and sometimes a gas station! Everyone says it’s what Tahoe used to look like. Soda Springs offers the perfect small town atmosphere and we have Truckee, with all of it's ammenities, just 15 minutes away. We have Donner Lake and Ice Lakes within five minutes of the house and a creek a really short walk away. Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch, Soda Springs Ski Resort, and Royal Gorge are between one and five minutes away. We have neighbors, but don’t live in a neighborhood with someone right next door. There are pine trees everywhere!


Soda Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    3rd Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bath - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 3rd Floor - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 3rd Floor - 1 double
    Bunk Area - 1st Floor - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed
  • Queen Size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Futons (3), & Bunk Beds (2) one twin/twin bunk and one twin/double bunk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Great Mountain Home with Game Room - 2 Miles from Sugar Bowl
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Great house for fun in the snow

  • 5 of 5

Location can't be beat for skiing, snow-shoeing and other fun in the snow. Managers very communicative and accommodating. House very comfortable and enjoyable for a large group.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was perfect for the adults and kids! It had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

No complaints about the cabin. It was clean and had everything we needed. The drive on Donner Pass Rd was a bit scary when you have 20ft walls of snow and it's a pretty busy road. We will def use again!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place and host!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend skiing Sugar Bowl and staying at this spacious place. It had everything we needed and our host, Colleen, was very attentive. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worked great for our group!

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfortable with lots of sleeping options. The group of kids loved the basement game room/sleeping area. Colleen was great to work with, open to any questions and helpful all along.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected!

  • 4 of 5

Home was dated, but overall comfortable and inviting. The game room was enjoyed by all. Loved all the amenities the home provided. Only complaint would be the water temperature during showers.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We didn't realize that there was a water temp problem until we got up there last week. Turns out the propane regulator needed to be replaced. It has been taken care of and works great!
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this cabin at the end of October. It was based on a recommendation and we were told that it is absolutely beautiful up there this time of year. This turned out to be very true. We had just had a baby 3 weeks prior and wanted to enjoy our time off as a family (we also have a two year old). During the mornings we were able to walk to the creek that ran not far behind the house, walk through the meadow across the street and wait for trains to pass by (the toddler especially loved this). In the afternoon we relaxed near the gas fire place (that really heats up the place fast) and enjoyed the sun beaming in through the large windows in the front room. The balcony off of the living room was perfect to sit out and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while our dog roamed around looking for the perfect sun bathing spot. It was nice because the railing is done in such a way the toddler and dog were safe from falling if they got too curious. We would end the day either in the game room downstairs (which is HUGE) or just relaxing watching a movie. The kitchen is beautifully done and opens right up to the living room. It allowed us to walk away for a minute without actually losing site of the kids. It had EVERYTHING we needed. The flipping awesome. They are decorated very cute and rustic (the one with the hanging pine cones is my favorite). The beds were so incredibly comfortable (we are mattress snobs...if I say they are comfortable....believe me!). There are plenty of bathrooms for a large family and we never had any issues with the water. Oh, and there is a washer and dryer...thank goodness! We enjoyed how close it was to everything (Truckee is a 10 minute drive down the road), but yet far enough away to relax in the quiet. Doner Ski Ranch is just down the road which is the perfect place to teach young kids or beginners (me) how to ski. I look forward to staying up there when there is snow! I do recommend experiencing this cabin at all times of the year based on the hikes that are available (each season will look so different!). The owners were amazing to work with and even sent us an email explaining everything in detail. I would 100% stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Soda Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter
Feb 24 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

**DISCOUNT of $20 when paying by check. (Do not use "Book It Now" button.)**
Pet Fee $25 One Time Fee (if applicable)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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