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Gorgeous Log Cabin home on the Carson River in beautiful Hope Valley

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This spacious home sits across the road from Sorenson's Resort and is located within a quiet cluster of charming cabins. Large, wrap around deck overlooks the beautiful Carson River in which you can fish, swim or just listen. This gorgeous gem is nestled in a landscape of pine and aspen trees which bring you back to nature.

You are 14 miles from So Lake Tahoe and 14 miles to Kirkwood Meadows. Enjoy year round casinos, skiing, water sports, restaurants, and so much more, yet after a days adventure, you can return to the peacefull serenity of Hope Valley. Gardnerville and Carson City are just a short drive away as are the hot springs of Markleeville.

Location: This custom log home is situated across from the famous Sorenson's Resort and located within a grouping of small adorable cabins. Located 25 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, 20 minutes from Kirkwood Ski Resort, and 25 minutes from Carson City. Located 4 hours from San Francisco Bay Area and 2 hours from the Sacramento Valley. This cabin is located right off of Highway 88/89 very easy drive into one of the most beautiful landscapes you will ever see.

Cabin Details: This beautiful property has been in our family for 3 generations. This is a place where fun is had by all and memories will be made and kept forever. This gorgeous gem is nestled in a landscape of pine and aspen trees which bring you back to nature. The large wrap around deck that sits on the bank of the Carson River with a swimming hole and rock for sunbathing can be enjoyed by all. The amenities are absolutely incredible--you can relax and turn off the technology. Very relaxing and we promise you'll want to come back again:)

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More Details

Property Manager
Lori Nicolson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Lori Nicolson

Lori Nicolson. We live in the Sacramento area and love to getaway to this beautiful location any chance we can. We own this property with my brother and sister in law, Rick and Cindy Coates. This is our family retreat which holds many memories that we truly cherish.

Lori Nicolson purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Lori Nicolson chose Gold Country / High Sierra

Beautiful location 15 minutes from South Lake Tahoe and 20 minutes from Kirkwood Ski Resort. We enjoy watching the river that runs right through our property. It is a unique and wonderful location.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is unique and very special to our family. The deck that extends over the river is the perfect spot to sit and listen to the river and take in the beautiful scenery. There is so much charm in this special area it just grabs at your heart. We love this special place and are happy to share it.


Markleeville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautiful designed brand new bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft with sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms can sleep 2 with plenty of room and comfort.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Gorgeous Log Cabin home on the Carson River in beautiful Hope Valley
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin with all of its amenities and terrific view of the Carson River from the living room.The fireplace was cozy and magical. The only thing that troubled me was the master bed was very soft and my back flared up. Other than that, it is a fantastic place in every way!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean comfortable cabin right on the river. Has everything we needed to be comfortable nd happy

  • 5 of 5

This was our second family summer vacation to this wonderful cabin. It really has everything you need to enjoy cooking, barbqueing , adventuring, and just relaxing together.To us it is in the pefect location - not far rom Tahoe but not crowded into a big neighborhood .

The owner ,Lori, was quick to respond to our questions and was even able to accomodate our request for a last minute additional nights stay

Being right on the Carson River , the kids and grandkids can walk right down to fish.

We hope to return again next year- maybe during ski season!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend on the Carson river

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was beautifully decorated and in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin on the Carson River

  • 5 of 5

This spacious cabin has everything for a comfortable stay in the Sierras. It's right on the Carson River with very good fishing and a relaxing background sound. The view is spectacular and the house has ample kitchen and bathroom supplies. We've rented it twice now and can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, tasteful and cozy home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cabin. It was exactly were we were looking for. The space is at once cozy and spacious; warm; and beautifully decorated. The river out back felt like such a luxury. The place had everything we needed and the instructions & communication with the owners was seamless. Highly recommended!

One thing to note: there was no cell phone reception or internet in the house, which is made clear in the listing (so no fault there), but I advise travelers in the winter to identify nearby spots where you can get reception and check traffic information regularly. During the winter months there can be road closures and detours that can delay trips home by many hours, as happened with us, and had we been able to check traffic info we wouldn't have driven an hour only to be turned around at a road closure and stuck in a traffic jam going back the way we came. This isn't a critique of the house, to be clear, just a friendly warning so others don't go through what we did!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

This home is a 5 Star plus experience. Beautiful location, right on the Carson River and an absolutely incredible home with everything and then some provided. The towels and bedding were high quality and there was an amazing attention to detail throughout the home. A very comfortable living room and a massive and effective fireplace were big hits. The host was very responsive and answered all questions promptly. This is a place I would certainly return to and I would love to experience the home in summer with the beautiful wrap around deck right on the river. PERFECT

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. Thank you for the beautiful review. We look forward to you returning to our vacation property in the future! Happy New Year you to you! Best, Lori Nicolson Nicolson Family and Coates Family
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Car: recommended

Elevation is 7000 feet... This property is 20 miles from South of South Lake Tahoe and is located one mile east of the intersections of Highways 88 and 89. Approximately 4 hours east of San Francisco and 2 hours from Sacramento.

Take Hwy 50 towards Placerville. Turn right onto Luther Pass Road (CA 89). Turn left onto CA-88, CA-89. Turn left onto Douglas Way.


Rates & Availability

Markleeville Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

350.00 is the daily rate with a 90.00 cleaning fee. We allow pets with a 75.00 pet fee. These rates maybe subject to change.
Contact owner with any questions....

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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