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'One of a Kind' Romantic West Shore Log Cabin - the Alpenrose!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Named after an Austrian ski chalet, 'The Alpenrose' is a unique and charming log cabin located on the romantic West Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Very 'Old Tahoe' in look and feel and tucked away in the pines, an easy walk from the lake. 'The Alpenrose' offers a wonderful and rejuvenating escape from civilization. Majestic logs embrace the downstairs living room, kitchen, and dining area. Curl up with a book in front of the stone fireplace. Hardwood floors and tree-filled views round out your experience. Despite the rustic décor, the kitchen has all the usual modern conveniences, and there is a full-size washer and dryer.

Upstairs find two comfortable double bedrooms, a separate 'kids room' with two twin beds a bunk bed, and a (small) trundle bed, full bath, and a 'media room' with an outstanding home theater (61' TV, BluRay DVD!) and a Playstation. Downstairs the bathroom and adjacent mudroom allow for convenient back door entry, and a new extra-large water heater to help get all those vacationers out the door and on to the slopes or hiking trails.

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

'One of a Kind' Romantic West Shore Log Cabin - the Alpenrose!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Rustic gem, perfect for families.

  • 4 of 5

The alpen rose cabin is a darling, old school, rustic, log sided cabin ideal for families. The owner writes that the cabin is named after an Austrian chalet, but I think that the cabin indeed feels like a rose on the interior. The spiraling stairs twist upward to a circular second floor platform, with 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a media room all facing in toward the central spiral. Very much like a rose. I'll post a picture on the Facebook page.

The cabin is rustic but hiding inside is a kitchen with modern appliances, a washer/dryer, and a humongous TV. The cabin is not fancy but it is comfortable and has everything you need.

The neighborhood is great. We stayed in the summer and enjoyed the great park that is right down the street. My kids loved the playground. The other nice surprise is the river that is also a short walk down the street from the cabin. We spent a morning sloshing through the river and climbing on the rocks. Squaw Valley and the Truckee River are super close too.

Eric, the owner, was responsive and helpful.

During the summer, the driveway is super dusty. You might want to keep a towel in your car to wipe your feet before the dust gets everywhere.

I look forward to staying at the alpenrose during the winter. I can imagine that the downstairs log sided living room would be super cozy with a roaring fire during the snowy season.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient & Comfortable Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our groups' summer stay in Tahoe. It has a charm like no other cabin I've experienced in the area and a fantastic location (close to Sunnyside, Tahoe City, etc). Not to mention the owner, Eric's, responsiveness and help in assisting our group throughout the process. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone else looking for a comfortable Tahoe getaway.

- Nolan

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and rustic

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cozy house in a convenient location. Only 10 minutes from Granlibakken, 15 from Squaw/Alpine and about 40 from Northstar. Great location if you're staying in North Lake area. The house has every amenity you might need for a getaway; washer/dryer, full kitchen, movie room. My only complaint is that the stairs had a few nails that stuck out making it not very safe for little kids.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic and homely

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this property for a winter vacation as a family of five. There are lots of good things about it - great and quiet location not far from Tahoe City and close to Homewood skiing resort, lots of sleeping space upstairs, a beautiful fireplace, great downstairs heating, a great shower, a mud room, a few games, books and DVDs, well equipped kitchen with full stove, and last but not least lots of 'old Tahoe' character, with its huge log walls. The owner also made contact with us prior to arrival and left detailed instructions and a list of recommendations for the area, which was lovely. The downsides are more on the niggly side and relatively easily rectifiable - the biggest one being that the upstairs bedrooms and TV room were really cold as they rely on the heat from downstairs to make its way up. There's only one extra heater - a couple more would have helped us all to sleep a little more warmly. A few household issues should also be looked at - a loose door handle, a couple of light bulbs need changing, no bin bags and no recycling bin bags, and limited supplies of essentials such as soap or tissue paper. They didn't however limit our enjoyment of the Alpenrose to a great extent, and overall it's a place we would absolutely recommend for families wishing to enjoy the great outdoors Tahoe has to offer, summer or winter.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay and will book our next trip for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Good value and location. Pictures were accurate. Only hiccups were the spotty tv display and inability to get the sound system to work, if that matters to you. Overall a good experience

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: snowmobiling, boating, mini golf, shopping, snowboarding, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

HOLIDAY RATES: somewhat higher.
Holidays include: Christmas/New Years Week, Thanksgiving, July 4, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tahoe City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • NOTE: our cleaning service is unable to reliably re-stock paper goods such as toilet paper and paper towels, so I recommend that you bring a personal supply (as well as shampoo and your favorite toothbrush) so there are no bathroom crisis ;-)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Kid's Room!
  • * Queen Bed * Double Bed * Twin/Single Bed * Bunk Bed * Convertible Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
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