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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

Lori Nicolson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Lori Nicolson

We live in the Sacramento area and love to getaway to this beautiful location any chance we can. This is our family retreat which holds many memories that we truly cherish.

Lori Nicolson purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Lori Nicolson chose Markleeville

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.


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.


Markleeville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Gorgeous Log Cabin home on the Carson River in beautiful Hope Valley
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

Exceptional in every regard.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in this beautiful and cozy cabin, perfectly situated amongst the aspens right alongside the Carson River in scenic Hope Valley. It was all we could have hoped for and a great find!

Nelson T.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Loved it. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Anselmo

perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from our second summer getaway to this gorgeous cabin, and are already thinking about next year. We are 50-something women who met in college, but were musing that the house would be perfect for 3 couples as each bedroom is beautiful. The kitchen is very well and beautifully equipped with coffee grinders/makers, blender, toaster, lime juicer... the only thing I wished for was an electric kettle for tea, but the stovetop kettle works great too.

The location is really central to so much mountain recreation: we hiked to beautiful lakes, brought our kayak for post hike paddles, biked along the gorgeous Blue Lake Road (Carson, Monitor and Ebbett's Pass are nearby for the more accomplished riders, and this house is almost ON the Death Ride route), ran along the PCT, and then returned to hot showers, great meals prepared with a very high quality Weber grill, pink wine on the deck or right down on the bank of the Carson River in front of the cabin, and movies or stories by the fireplace.

Highway 88 (a 2 lane road) is across the river from the cabin, but road noise is pretty cancelled out by the sound of the river, and was never a disturbance.

I would highly recommend this cabin for summer recreation (every day there were fishermen right down from the cabin, and the Carson River seems VERY popular with anglers), but its location near Kirkwood and South Lake Tahoe (without the hub bub) would make it fun for winter too.

Thank you Lori and family for sharing this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the cabin you'll wish was your own.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second visit to this lovely vacation home overlooking the Carson River. We spent a weekend last October when the leaves were turning. This time we enjoyed the summer breezes, the guys fished a lot and the ladies visited the hot springs in Markleeville . Both times we came with friends and family and everyone raved about the house, its location and its comfort level. We will return! <3

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely well maintained house seated just above the carson river. I wish we new how to fish. After long hikes in the nearby mountains we lounged in the sunny living room in the afternoons and enjoyed fires and hot cocoa at night. The only downside was not having wi-fi. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castro Valley

beautyful , peacful

  • 5 of 5

the cabin was well stocked and right on the river. You can fish anywhere. We caught Rainbow trout and brook trout. If you want larger fish you have to go to the many nearby lakes. The owner Lori was very nice. you can contact her by text. She was't kidding about the black bears. You can't leave any edible out side. We had and ice chest with some beer in it and the black bear took the beers!!!!!!. it was also a beautyful Drive over the carson pass. Definately need to take a camera. Cell phone coverage is very spotty up there, texting ok.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $75
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.
Contact owner with any questions....

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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