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Newly Built Nature Inspired Serene Cabin-

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Palisade Tree House is a brand new custom-built log cabin that nests 3 blocks(5 mins walks) from Serene Lake. The cabin has an open floor plan with many unique handcrafted details that echo Asian philosophy and sensibilities. The use of local resources and green building techniques are evident throughout the 2200 square-foot living space.

The cabin’s main floor has a large open 2-story-high living room, dining room, and kitchen area (with a BBQ on the front deck), as well a guest bedroom and guest bathroom. The spacious master bedroom, also on this floor, features a master bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub/Jacuzzi, along with a private deck. The upper level has two bedrooms, a sunny bathroom with walk-in shower, and an open loft (favorite hangout for kids) which looks over the main floor.

All together, the cabin has 4 queen beds and 2 twin beds.

Serene Lakes is a hidden gem just a few minutes from many amenities. In the winter, there are 5 ski resorts nearby (Royal Gorge’s extensive, well-groomed cross-country ski trails are in walking distance and Soda Springs, ( 4.7 miles or 10 mins drive)Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, and Boreal are just minutes away).

You can also snowshoe, sled, or snow tube right in the area. There is an empty lot next to us and a closed street . a favorite place for the kids to play and tried out our different collection of sleds and snow toys.

In the summer and fall, Serene offers many family activities such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, fishing, or just taking a dip in the lake. We have a four-person canoe parked at the beach. There are many nearby bike and wilderness trails that lead to beautiful, pristine areas. Most nights you can gaze at the Milky Way right from the front deck.

No smoking. No pets. No wild parties. Palisade Tree House is a great place for family and friends to gather for outdoor adventures or to just kick back and relax. Something for everybody!


Keywords: House,chalet, log cabin, mountain retreat,ski cabin.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Serene Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Toes heater full size tub
    master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Toes heater,large Jacuzzi tub, 2 small windows
    2nd floor bathroom - toilet , shower , large Sunny space with lot of morning light and large shower
  • 3 bathroom all with custom made cabinet/concrete counter top,natural lighting, tiles wainscot wall and floor. large shower with glass door.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft- 2nd floor - Large open loft for kids
    Main Floor Master bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom #1
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen , Main floor bed room #2
    Upstair bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor bedroom #3
    Upstair bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor bedroom #4
  • On the main floor= Very large master suite , queen size bed , private deck . Separate bath room with Jacuzzi tub and shower. On the main floor = Guest bedroom with queen bed. 2nd floor = two bedroom each have 1 queen bed, and 1 twin.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Newly Built Nature Inspired Serene Cabin-
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The house really beautiful and the location was perfect for our event at Royal Gorge ski area. Had a great time. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer time retreat!

  • 5 of 5

It was great. Perfect size for a large group! We will definitely be coming back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend getaway at the Palisade Tree House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults – grandmother, parents and 3 young adult children had a wonderful stay at the beautifully appointed Palisade Tree House. The house was very clean, spacious, comfortable, fully equipped and generously stocked. We were happy to find the description and pictures provided on the site to be very accurate. Tom Vu, the owner, is extremely responsive and was able to arrange our weekend vacation on a very short notice (less than 24 hrs!). We easily communicated with Tom via email, text and over the phone. We drove up on Friday and had a nice late afternoon walk around the neighborhood. On Saturday we hiked to Summit lake on the north side of the highway, and relaxed in the comfy living room both evenings. We plan to come back and hike to long lake recommended by Tom . Thank you for sharing your house with our family!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really lovely, comfortable cabin! It stayed warm and cozy for such a spacious place, beds were comfy and the kitchen was very well equipped. Communication with the owner was seamless. We came for the cross country skiing which normally is fabulous in this area but because of the poor snow conditions we walked and went snow shoeing instead. I look forward to trying again next year and this cabin would be our first choice place to stay- it was one of the nicest vacation rentals we've stayed in!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the privilege of staying iat the Palisade Treehouse. The home was spacious, comfortable, well kept, exactly as portrayed in the photos. We had everything we needed and more. The owner was excellent, responsive, helpful in every way. We had a relaxing time with so many options of activities all around us. We will definitely go back again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin & Easy Owner to Work With

  • 5 of 5

We booked the cabin for Labor Day weekend & had a wonderful stay! The cabin is bigger than I expected and has a open floor plan that allows for maximum comfort & socializing! The kitchen is fully stocked with whatever you may need (dishes/cooking supplies, spices, coffee, condiments, etc), the dining room table is huge (there were 8 of us & we still had more elbow room then we needed) and the great room was cozy & nicely decorated with a pellet stove that kept it toasty warm.

We had 3 families stay here & never felt cramped. My parents stayed in the Master, my husband/I and our baby stayed in the room next to the Master (2nd floor) and my sister's family (2 adults & a 5 yr old) got the 3rd floor all to themselves! Word of advice, in retrospect I would have had my sister's family with the 5 yr old stay on 2nd floor & us on the 3rd because you can really hear all the movement at nighttime and our baby got woken up several times to the sound of my niece running around & talking.

We came to the house directly from camping so it was nice to do some laundry (detergent included) upon arrival. I was impressed how organized the cabin is and everything is well labeled as well labeled and a binder is provided with all sorts of info as well (directions for thermostat, washer/dryer, pellet stove, etc).

The owner Tom was super easy to work with; we communicated via phone & email. He was quick to respond & provided the contracts & keys promptly. We also had a last minute change of plans and needed to add another day. He quickly made a new contract & we were able to come a day early without any issue.

We LOVED spending time out on the deck and enjoyed BBQing as well. You can walk to the water but the swimming beach is about a 15-20 min walk, so if you have a lot of "gear" I'd recommend driving. It's less than a 5 min drive. There is a canoe that comes with the cabin, so we didn't have to rent anything either.

All and all, I'd recommend this cabin to anyone who will have multiple families and/or young kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $300

NO VBRO PAYMENT FEE WHEN Reservation is pay directly toward owner..

Weekly rate is 6 nights or 7 days

Winter HolidayThanks Giving / Xmas/New year / President/ MLK rates $375 per night/$1900 per week - 3 nights minimum

Summer Holiday July 4th ( 4 nights minimum)/ Memorial days/Labor day (3 nights minimum) rates is $300 per night or $1650 per week

Discount available for multiple weeks rental

Linen services ( bed sheets and towels) are not include-guests are encourage to bring their own to save money and water. If you would like to have this include please add $10 per person.

Cleaning fee $200 for party of 8-$250 party of 8-12 and $300 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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