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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 and we have recently built a brand new log cabin in memory of our grandparents and parents. 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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Property Manager
Lori Nicolson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Log Cabin home on the Carson River in beautiful Hope Valley
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

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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Wonderful, except no washcloths at all

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the cabin was well equipped, clean and very comfortable! Neighbors were also wonderful, very understanding about limited parking. Our only complaint was that there wasn't a washcloth to

be found! Wish I'd known, we would've brought our own. Otherwise, we were very pleased.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recent reservation. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our property. Our sincere apologies for no washcloths. We have multiple towels and should have wash cloths on site. Sometimes they just disappear :( Thank you for your feedback and we will make sure to increase our towel inventory. All our best, The Nicolson and Coates Family
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Beautiful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Both the home and the natural setting are beautiful!

Having the Carson River as the backyard is a real treat. I don't think I've ever been more relaxed than hanging out with your feet in the cool stream, looking at the mountainside, and hearing nothing but the noise of the river- a perfect way to spend the afternoon.

Great location- near lots of hiking, and Sorenson's and the Hope Valley café if you want a snack.

The house itself was very comfortable and in great condition. The kitchen has everything you would nee, and it's great that there is a grill for use too. Nice dining set-up outside. It's great for a family or a group of friends.

The owner Lori was friendly and helpful in answering my questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area, CA

Beautiful house and setting - Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this home this past weekend and it was perfect for our two families of four (four adults and four children). There is plenty of space and the house is very well equipped and comfortable. Our kids really enjoyed wading and playing in the Carson River, which is just steps away. At night, we opened a window and just listened to the beautiful sound of the river flowing by. We truly enjoyed are stay all around, and I would gladly and highly recommend this rental property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Mountain Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very nicely decorated and maintained. The nearby bridge is ideal for fishing and the area is filled with mountain activities. We were very comfortable and would happily return!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Anselmo

great house, beautifully equipped, in very very scenic Hope Valley

  • 5 of 5

4 college friends re-united for a week of hiking, lake swimming, cycling, and running, and this home totally fit the bill. We are a group of women who have backpacked together, but now prefer a hot shower, good movie viewing, well-equipped kitchen, and lovely cabin for a week in the woods. This cabin satisfied all of our needs. It is close to hwy 88 but the Carson River (right beyond the deck) provides a buffer from noise and blocks any view of the road. Being close to the highway means you can pedal right outside your door on beautiful (brand new!) asphalt up Carson or Luther Pass or any of the other Death Ride routes, as well as down the beautiful road to scenic Blue Lakes (great swimming, fishing and hiking). There are also good running trails very nearby, and the Carson River is reported to have very good fishing (we didn't fish but saw people fishing every day). Hiking is superb.

This whole valley is GORGEOUS and not nearly as busy crowded as Tahoe, yet South Lake Tahoe is only a short hop north over Luther Pass on Hwy 89, and Markleeville / Grover Hot Springs are just east. Kirkwood is about 14 miles up/over Carson Pass, where the PCT crosses the road.

The house has 3 beautiful bedrooms with really really lovely linens (impressed this group of discerning women!), 2 big bathrooms (and once again, the decorating is fantastic), and great open space for the kitchen, living room and dining area. The deck is right above the bank of the river, and has warm morning sun and good places for dining alfresco or cocktails on the deck. They even have a tiki bar :)

The furnishings and kitchenware are MUCH better than most rentals and we were impressed with the quality and assortment of cookware and glassware.

We knew going into this area that cell service/wifi is spotty, at best, but that isn't the fault of the owner, and it is nice to disconnect every now and then. There is some service at the nearby Hope Valley Cafe and Bakery - good excuse to go and buy some PIES (everything is home made there, and the place is authentically cool).

This cabin could easily accommodate 3 couples comfortably, each in their own bedroom. The pull out sofa upstairs was reported to be uncomfortable by one in our party, but she was more comfortable on the nice wide couch in the living room. I'm sure that kids would be fine on the sofa bed. I would pack a down pillow next time, but that is just me and my fussy neck.

Strongly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
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Markleeville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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
  • Ice Maker
  • 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
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • 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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