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Quiet, Family Friendly-Close to the Lake & Resorts

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Serene Lakes Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms+Loft Cabin Close to Lake, Accessible X-Cross Country & Hiking Trails

Location: Soda Springs, Gold Country & High Sierra, California, USA (In Soda Springs Just a block from the old Ice Lakes Lodge.)

Accommodations: Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Avoid the crowds!

Soda Springs Cabin gives you the feeling of the 'Old Tahoe' without traffic. The beauty and solitude is breathtaking. It all happens here, right out your front door! Royal Gorge cross-country skiing right out your front door! Sugarbowl, Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine just minutes away. No traffic jams, just peace and quiet in a pristine alpine setting.

Unlimited recreational activities, at your fingertips. Skiing, cross-country, sledding, skating, snowshoeing, canoeing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, shopping, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, rock climbing, sunbathing, golfing, sailing, white-water rafting, festivals, and mountaineering.

Unbelievable access to an amazing amount of trails for the Royal Gorge Cross Country Skiing and Sugar Bowl Alpine Ski Areas. Minutes to Pacific Crest Trailhead, and centrally located to several major ski areas.

Conveniently located just five minutes off Highway 80. Fun for all generations. Easy access in and out of the cabin for Grandma and Grandpa (two steps). The Soda Springs Cabin is an A-frame home which has an open floor plan. Sleeps eight to ten people.

Downstairs is the fully-equipped kitchen and spacious living room area, with two bedrooms each has a king-size bed, one bath, laundry area and mud room. Linens provided.

Upstairs are two more bedrooms each has a queen-size bed, one bath, and large open loft which has a queen-size sofa bed and overlooks open space. The loft has fiction books, music, TV, video/dvd player with boardgames/games and videos for all ages.

Whether you want to play or stay in and relax, our cabin has a tremendous amount to offer all families. Peaceful and serene as it sounds. Soda Springs has significant snow fall with year-round access 7000-feet elevation. Our lot is also unusually quiet, with a small stream across the road in front of us, and no houses to the immediate front or right of our cabin.

Come, stay, and experience the beauty of our Soda Springs Cabin in the Serene Lakes Area. With a BBQ grill, outdoor picnic table/chairs in the summer, canoe and beach toys, there is plenty to do for your friends and family! No matter how many times you come stay, there is always a place you have never seen before.

We are 1.5 blocks from the water/dock and 3 blocks from the old Lodge. 10 mins west from Donner Lake.

DSL. We have iPhone4 docks and speakers in the cabin.

We try to make sure coffee beans are available (we have a coffee grinder and machine) but we do lose track of inventory sometimes. We do have courtesy linens and TP at the cabin but if you feel that you are a high-usage group or afraid you may run out, please bring your own supplies.


Please inquire if you would require babysitting services, we do not personally know any of the sitters but we have references from a local babysitting/nanny site that we can refer you to.

Upon reservation, you will get a BIG LIST of instructions before you check in, please read EVERY single line - it protects us and you from additional damages that could incur. It also has tips on how to make your trip more pleasant based on our experiences.

Keywords: Cabin, historic old 40, Donner Summit Museum, 55+,hiking trails, mountain biking, short wlk to the public lake with surrounding public docks/some not so public,

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Scott Cadagan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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Why Scott Cadagan chose Soda Springs

We fell in love with this cabin - it is beautiful, unique, well-kept, warm (cozy but not small) and unassuming. Of all the ones we saw, we loved this one the most. It is serene where it is, yet easy to get to. We rarely get snowed in even if the pass does shut down (we are located before Donner Pass), it permits us to beat the traffic in and out of Tahoe. It takes us exactly 3 hrs to get to the cabin from San Francisco. The residents and community is tight-knit, warm and family/community oriented.

What makes this cabin unique

Play space in the loft for kids, with a TV/DVD and videos for kids and adults! Cabin is stocked with novels and old maps and guides for the outdoor lover! Close to Soda Springs Ski & Snow Tubing Resort - particularly awesome for little kids!


based on 11 traveler reviews

Quiet, Family Friendly-Close to the Lake & Resorts
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Great spot near the lake

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and well-cared for with plenty of room for all. The lake and surrounding trails were perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great choice for us!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 6 day mid summer stay at this house with my son and his wife and 3 toddlers. We had a wonderful time in the summer and know other families would too. In our case, we took the downstairs bedrooms and, with child safety gates in tow, the kids had the upstairs bedrooms and loft. Our children loved looking down on us from above. The agent provided child safety locks which we used to help contain our crew. We loved the setting of Serene Lakes and having a canoe to use was fantastic! A few other things we needed were a kitchen sink stopper and a dust pan. With toddlers we were always washing dishes and trying to clean up the floor. We also had some mouse and spider problems which hopefully will get corrected because we would definitely like to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, thank you for your review. We apologize for not having a drain stopper and have added a few stoppers since your stay. Surprised to hear about the mouse and spider issue as we have an exterminator treat our property regularly, but we will absolutely address theses issues with him, right away. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our property overall.
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Excellent location, lots of room and clean; would definitely return.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for our large group because both floors had 2 bedrooms, full bathroom and own living room space. Large kitchen with lots of amenities and big table. Kid friendly! Laundry and plenty of parking. Comfortable and cozy, just like a lake cabin should be. We'd definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your review. Delighted to hear that enjoyed your stay.
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Super Comfy House

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for two families. The fire was on when we arrived so it was cozy and the two bedrooms with king size beds were fighting over the big rooms and the upstairs was perfect for all the children. The place was clean and had everything we needed. It was super close to sugar bowl and Donner ski resorts. It even had sleds for the children. I would definitely consider coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we appreciate it. Come back and stay with us this summer, our summers up here are amazing!
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A good place to stay. But we had a couple of problems

  • 4 of 5

The house was as advertised. Good location and overall a good space.

We had some problems with the fireplace (propane) going out and with the bathroom door lock failing.

Overall my impression is that the local contract manager does an excellent job but that this beautiful house is suffering from lack of ownership investment

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and well appointed cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay at your family cottage. We were 2 families of 4 and found that the adults could enjoy the living room and the kids could enjoy the loft/den after dinner. The beds are firm and comfortable and we loved all the snow and room to play and build snowmen behind the house!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you hope!! We offer repeat renters discount on their next stay!!
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Duncan Cabin Close to Donner Lake,Truckee,Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe
Sugar Bowl
Boreal Mountain Resort
"Great for beginners and kids"
Donner Ski Ranch
Royal Gorge
"Worlds best cross country skiing "
Summit Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno,Sacramento or Truckee has a small airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Donner Summit Lodge
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Miss Dixie South lake
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-80 & Historic Old hwy 40
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Summit Lodge, Downtown Truckee, Lake Tahoe
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Royal Gorge, SugarBowl,Soda Springs ski, boreal
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Serene Lakes 1 block away from cabin
Car: necessary

Summers up here are amazing. There is plenty of hiking trails. Our cabin is Within walking distance to Serene lakes, there are little docks through out the lake some private but mainly public. There is a large variety of outdoor activities, fishing, rock climbing, nature hikes,yoga,swimming kids camps at Sugarbowl. camp woodward, mountain biking, rafting, fly fishing, kayaking,. Donner Lake 10-15 minutes down historic old 40. The cabin is actually surrounded by cross-country trails and you can access them right across the street, Minutes from Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine, Sledding, snowshoeing & snow tubing,


Rates & Availability

Serene Lakes Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 5 2016 - Nov 23 2016
1 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Vacation
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents/Ski Week
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
*To confirm reservation please sign and mail contract.

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.
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Serene Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • downstairs glass shower and upstairs amazing bathtub/shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) bottom floor,2 queen bedrooms, 1 Queen size pull out sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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