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Beautiful Donner Summit Mountain Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Our gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom custom built log cabin is a perfect getaway to the mountains and is easily accessible right off I-80. Located 15 Miles West of Truckee on Donner Summit we are a perfect all season location. Sleeps a MAXIMUM of 8 people.

Holiday Rates apply for Christmas and New Year's week; MLK weekend; and President's weekend into Ski Week. In summer, they apply to the 4th of July holiday period and Labor Day weekend.

Dogs welcome upon approval with a flat rate pet fee, please no other pets are allowed due to family allergies.

Amenities include: Wood Burning Fireplace (Renters must bring their own firewood and kindling), Gas Range, Plenty of Off-Road Parking plus 2 Car Garage, HDTV & Blu-Ray player (no TV service intentionally), iPOD hookup, Laundry, Carpeting in all Bedrooms and Living Areas, Slate Kitchen, Open Plan Great Room.

Plenty of activities right outside the door during winter or summer.

SUMMER: Road and mountain biking, hiking, fishing on the Yuba River (steps away from the cabin), relaxing on the large deck while having a BBQ. -- all this right outside the door in PlaVada Woodlands, no need to jump in the car.

Only 6 miles away from Serene Lakes. Donner Lake is just a few minutes away via scenic Highway 40. West End Beach is a wonderful family destination for swimming and play on Donner Lake. Boating and more at Donner and Lake Tahoe. Golfing in Truckee and around Lake Tahoe. Rafting on the Truckee River from Tahoe City. Enjoy Truckee for the day and come back to the relaxing atmosphere of the forest.

Donner Summit also offers a multitude of hiking opportunities and rock climbing. Please ask for any and all recommendations.

WINTER: Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs, Donner Ski Ranch, Boreal, Kingvale Terrain Project and Royal Gorge are all ski/sledding resorts within a radius of 6 miles of the cabin. Snowshoeing and backcountry access directly out of the cabin, along a wide network of Snowmobile trails.

PlaVada Woodlands is snowmobile-friendly and has plenty of trails surrounding the Woodlands. Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts are just down the mountain.

Lots of snow to make snowmen, have snowball fights and build forts. Sledding hills located walking distance from the cabin.

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Mick & Heidi Baikie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Mick & Heidi Baikie

Michael, Heidi, Meskerem & Tirunesh call this little piece of the forest a home away from home. We are avid skiers in the winter and love the summers in the High Sierra. We hope you enjoy the property as much as we do.

Mick & Heidi Baikie purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Mick & Heidi Baikie chose Soda Springs

The location was key in our choice: the shortest distance from the bay area and minutes from Skiing/Snowboarding in the winter. The ease of access and distance allows us to enjoy more time in the cabin and less time in the traffic.

What makes this cabin unique

The wildlife in the area is amazing. Every day you can see squirrels, chipmunks and birds.

In the winter--you catch glimpses of the rabbits which turn white when the snow flies.

In the Spring through Autumn, there are bears, coyote, dear, bobcat, marmot, and many more small animals.

We love to have the animals around us, and hope that all our visitors respect that we are living in their backyard.


Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Barpub
6.6 Miles
Donner Ski Ranch Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Truckee, CA
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Truckee, CA
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Royal Gorge, Donner Ski Ranch
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary


Pla-Vada Woodlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remove shoes in the entry. Mountain living tends to be dirty and removing shoes helps to keep our carpets clean, especially when babies explore
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Rustic yet new bunk beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
-Any guests that have more than 6 people, will be asked to leave the property immediately, or, if reported after their stay, will forfeit their security deposit(s). -Any guests bringing non-approved dogs, will also lose their security deposit. -Any guests that violate the community's sound ordinance, will lose their security deposit as well. Our neighbors are good friends of ours and keep an eye on the house for us, as well as our caretakers that live right down the street.


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Beautiful Donner Summit Mountain Cabin
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

User friendly, well appointed and spotless.

  • 5 of 5

Pla-Vada Woodlands cabin provides the opportunity to be in the woods but have everything you need at your fingertips.

I'm also one that really values quick responses and detailed instruction. I got both. The owner and the property manager were totally helpful and accommodating.

I like to explore so I rarely stay in the same location more than once but if I do stay in Soda Springs again it will most definitely be here.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily and her partner were absolutely wonderful guests. Couldn't have asked for better people to stay in our home away from home. Left it almost untouched, super easy to communicate with and started laundry. Clearly went above and beyond. Thank you for loving on our property like we do!
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Cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this log cabin on Tahoe Donner Summit. The ambience was relaxing. The beds were very comfy and a nice big open concept kitchen, dining and living room. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Marin county

Sweet Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is perfectly outfitted for a very comfortable mountain stay. The kitchen is well stocked and the house is charming. The owners and care taker were very responsive. We loved the bunk bed room that provided ample space for our children and their friends. The hot tub was relaxing. It provided a great spot for star gazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway home

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time here. Of all the VRBO's we've stayed in, it was the best well stocked from all kitchen items (including sharp knives that actually cut) to numerous bath towels and paper products. I love to cook and it was a great kitchen to prepare our meals. It was spacious and comfortable and had a nice deck to sit out on for our meals.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granite Bay, CA

Great Cabin Near to Sugar Bowl

  • 5 of 5

We had a great snowy vacation. The house is comfortable and had all of the kitchen supplies we needed plus lots of DVDs and books. The kids loved the bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. We were up during a major snow storm and had fun throwing snowballs and making snowmen out behind the house. The streets and driveway were regularly plowed so we never felt like we were stuck. Once the snow let up some we were able to get to Sugar Bowl easily... just about a 10 minute drive without traffic.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin near Sugarbowl

  • 5 of 5

well equipped home tucked into a cozy neighborhood right off the freeway. it takes 8 minutes on dry road to get to sugarbowl from this house. great bunk room for kids and two nice bedrooms downstairs. we had two great long weekends this season and plan to rent again for sure

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Hot Tub Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pet fee is $40 per pet per night of stay. Not refundable.
Hot tub fee is $50. Includes a tub clean, chemical testing and temperature check the day of check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.