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Vintage Tahoe ~ the Cabin Making Memories Since 1957

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

We invite you to enjoy our warm cabin get-a-way ~ A perfect location for enjoying all things special about Lake Tahoe! We are 7 minutes from shopping in Tahoe City, 15 minutes from Squaw Valley or Northstar and only a 2 block walk to lake's edge. The cabin backs to forest land so step out the back door for miles of hiking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. In this classic Tahoe cabin you can build a cozy wood fire or drift off to sleep in plush down covered beds. Big fluffy towels are ready for you in the 2 bathrooms and the kitchen is fully stocked if you chose to cook a big meal. On the cook's night off, you can walk down to famous Gar Woods Restaurant and sip an afternoon cocktail on their open air deck. For more causal dining you must try the calzones at CB's Pizza.

Our cabin can sleep 6-9 of your crew! A bath and 2 bedrooms are downstairs with a full bed and a queen bed. Climb up the quaint wooden stairway to find the kids bunk space with 3 singles. The master bedroom is also upstairs with a wonderfully soft King-size bed and a second bath. If other friends join you last minute, pull out the comfy convertible bed in the living room.

While the cabin is cozy for couples, it's a great space for families too. The bunkroom is a favorite for kids with plush bedding and small woodland critter stuffies on each bed to snuggle with. A nice open space in the middle of the floor is a great place to play board games or build Lego creations (Legos included!)

Downstairs you will find a game table with many choices including classics like chess, checkers & backgammon, and kids favorites such as I Spy and Cranium. The living room also holds a flat-screen TV with satellite and DVD player including a nice selection of movies for the entire family.

Outside the cabin there is a big, beautiful deck off the front with peek views of the lake. The sunrise from this deck cannot be missed! You can see the amber sunrise reflected beautifully on the lake. In the backyard you will find there is just enough of an incline to make a small sledding area for the littlest ones -- and don't forget the miles of woods to discover!

Welcome to your classic Tahoe vacation! We are holding a space for your family memories.

Keywords: Vintage, Cabin, Classic Tahoe, near lake, near Tahoe City, Nothstar, Squaw Valley

More Details

Linda Lessner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Linda Lessner

Texas meets Tahoe. We are an active family with 4 young kiddos from Austin, Texas. We have loved Tahoe for many years and this cabin is part of our family dream. Two of our favorite sports are snowboarding and rock climbing--both are great in Tahoe!

Linda Lessner purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Linda Lessner chose Carnelian Bay

Carnelian Bay is a beautiful area of Lake Tahoe. We have been coming to the northwest corner of the lake since 1997. The people are friendly and very interested in all things outdoors! This corner so centrally located to many things we love including snowboarding, activities in Tahoe City and rafting the Truckee River. Being so close to Highway 267, we like that it is easy to get to and from Reno Airport especially when you get some last minute snow!

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin feels like home. It is so cozy and laid back. My favorite vision is waking up on 'Texas time' to catch the morning sunrise. The first time I saw it I was amazed by the amber colors reflecting off the lake. It is so peaceful here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Linda,

I just wanted to let you know that we all loved your cabin. It was the perfect Tahoe getaway. Old Tahoe charm with the cozy comforts you've added made for a delightful weekend. It will most likely be the last time for a while my group will getaway as a family and we made very happy memories to take with us. Thank you very much and I'm sure we will be calling again for future trips in summer. Take care.
Sep 2012
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Carnelian Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bunk Area - 3 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
ipod dock, plush pillow top beds with down comforters, big fluffy towels, hot cocoa and Starbucks coffee stocked for you, games for kids & adults, sleds for the back yard!


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Vintage Tahoe ~ the Cabin Making Memories Since 1957
average rating of 4.753846 based on 68 reviews

Cute cabin awesome location

  • 5 of 5

We had ample space for 2 couples and loved the short walk to the water. A great home base for adventures and felt very cozy and homey. Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! We have our sweet cabin not only for our family but to share the beauty of Tahoe with others!
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winter holiday

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time at this hour.

The house is very cozy and comfortable and has everything a family needs to enjoy a winter holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the cabin and the process was seamless

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean cabin in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a short weekend get-away with family from TX. King’s Beach is super close, and Garwood’s is within walking distance. We cooked the whole time - one of the better equipped VRBO kitchens I’ve visited in a while. Rooms are cozy, beds super comfy, and living dining area was perfect for 6 of us.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin for a big family

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this cozy cabin! Cabin description was accurate. It was small and some amenities were a bit dated but definitely had everything we needed. Very charming place and would recommend to anyone as long as they are not looking for modern accommodations. Communications with owner was great. Thank you so much Linda!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, 50s style cabin.

  • 4 of 5

Very cozy 50s style cabin at a reasonable rate. Wonderful location. Two bedrooms down and master up. Stairs to sleeping loft are a bit awkward and the sleeping loft section is definitely kids only due to the low ceiling. Otherwise a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
CB's Grill - 2 blocks
Nearest Golf
Putt Putt - 2 blocks
Nearest Restaurant
Gar Woods - 2 blocks
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
Carnelian Bay 2 blocks
Car: recommended

Snowshoeing, x-country skiing and hiking out your back door, walking distance to restaurants, convenience store and putt-putt golf. Paddle-board rental at the marina 2 blocks away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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