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Private Meadow & Forest Setting, Hot Tub, Perfect Tahoe Getaway!!

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Pioneer Trail House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful private setting, Views, Hot Tub, Cabin, 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, Sleeps 2-6

If privacy and setting are the qualities you are searching for in your next getaway, then look no further. From the moment you step through the front door, you will feel that you have arrived to your mountain home away from home. Muskwaki Pines is located in one of South Shore Lake Tahoe’s best kept secret neighborhoods. This home makes an ideal ski lease. If interested in a ski lease, make an inquiry to get a quote from the owner.

Conveniently tucked off of Pioneer Trail, this quiet area fronts the Upper Truckee River and meadow, which is a ten minute walk from the house. The home’s peaceful setting has meadow, forest and mountain views. There is open space surrounding the property with both forest and meadow. Even though it is just fifteen minutes in any direction to Lake Tahoe’s attractions, you may not want to leave. Do not be surprised to see bears, coyotes, and even an occasional raccoon cruising the area.

Because this home has been the owners' primary residence for over twenty years, it is very well stocked with everything you will need to make this your home away from home. The interior is furnished with unique antiques, comfy lodge furniture and Tahoe themed artworks. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances and cooking essentials. All the basic food stuffs and dry goods will be conveniently available so that you can spend more of your vacation time on vacation. The BBQ on the deck is always ready as it is hard-wired natural gas. No propane tanks to fill.

The home has 3 bedrooms with King pillow-top beds in two of the bedrooms and two twin beds in the third bedroom, and two bathrooms. No one will be left without hot water due to the tankless hot water heater. Conveniently, a fully stocked laundry room is off the kitchen. For those who must take their work with them, there is high speed wifi internet, some office supplies, and an all-in-one printer/FAX/scanner/copier.

Lots of windows invite the outdoors in. Enjoy your privacy on the deck. Take in the fabulous sunsets while soaking in the four-person hot tub. Or just curl up in front of the fire and watch a good movie on the big screen Smart TV.

Our furry guests can romp in the fenced yard area with access from the deck. But that still leaves plenty of open grassy area to set up a game of croquet or bocce ball, or build snowmen in the wintertime. Or even set up a tent for the kids that want to go 'camping'.

Keywords: Cabin, House, privacy, pets, hot tub

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Sue or Neal
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Sue or Neal

Lake Tahoe is a special place. We have lived in Tahoe for over 30 years. Once you plant you feet you never want to leave. Max and Riley, our dogs, love to go to the Upper Truckee River and splash in the water. As scuba divers, we have explored all around the shores of the lake. As boaters, we enjoy our outings in the summer and fall on the big blue.

Sue or Neal purchased this house in 1984

Why Sue or Neal chose South Lake Tahoe

This area is one of South Lake Tahoe's best kept secrets of a neighborhood. It is off the beaten path with open space and fewer homes than most areas.

What makes this house unique

Private setting, Fresh Mountain Air, tall pines and a beautiful lake. The river and flower studded meadow is a short walk from the front door. Wildlife cruises right through the property.


based on 55 traveler reviews

Private Meadow & Forest Setting, Hot Tub, Perfect Tahoe Getaway!!
average rating of 4.6181817 based on 55 reviews
Bay Area

Excellent Vacation Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Me, my two brothers, and dog stayed here for a long birthday weekend, and it was perfect. Very cozy, 10 minute drive from South Lake, and in a beautiful setting. The house itself is older, but the heater and wood burning furnace kept it warm and made it feel very homey. The bathrooms are newer and the showers are hot. The back two bedrooms are down the hall with large beds (one with a connecting bathroom), and the third is just off of the living room with two twin beds. The living room is comfortable with two couches (WiFi and dish TV work great) and opens up to a beautiful view of the backyard. There is no house immediately to the left of or directly behind, so the deck area and hot tub are very private. The fenced area is plenty of space for the dog or little ones to run around and play in plain sight. The meadow (which is massive!) and river that are displayed in the posting are even better in person, and truly a short 5 minute walk away. The owners are extremely responsive and accommodating, and we will definitely be back. All in all, an excellent vacation setup.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Those endless hot showers are thanks to the recently installed tankless hot water heater.
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Excellent, very clean and great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic rental, very clean, large rooms, great location close to all Tahoe attractions, excellent amenities, great yard for dogs to play and run.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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sacramento ca

Good but room for small improvements.

  • 4 of 5

The location was great for mountain biking, hiking, and avoiding the crowds. Loved the fenced in yard for the pups, and the hot tub. The beds were very comfortable.

We were disappointed in the general cleanliness of the house. There were cob webs on all the light fixtures. The plates all had chips in them (which is a bit sketchy). And all of the pots and pans we took out to use were filthy and had to be thoroughly washed before hand. A couple of the bath towels had a bunch of hair in them.

The bathrooms had very dim lighting, one of the fixtures only had one bulb, so it was a bit hard to see.

All in all, the house served its purpose and we enjoyed our time there, but it could definitely use a few small upgrades and possibly a better cleaning service.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My housekeeping crew has been alerted to the noted deficiencies in housekeeping and kitchen inventory. All will be corrected as soon as possible.
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Carson City

Very peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cabin. The fenced yard was great for the dogs. The area is peaceful and beautiful. The deck has a hot tub that was great to sit in at night. The airport is nearby but it is not busy and there is not that much noise. The house is a little dated but that is what gives it charm and comfort.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming retreat under the stars

  • 5 of 5

Spent three days in Tahoe, enjoying the local beaches and relaxing on the back deck. Quiet place to pour a glass of wine and soak in the hot tub under the stars. Thanks for a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco area

Rental home that needs maintanance.

  • 2 of 5

Home looks better online than in person. No dishwasher in kitchen. Home is very dated. Master bath is tiny. Yard has been let go with 8 inch tall weeds. This is the worst rental home we have ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do our utmost to make sure all our guests are comfortable and the home has the amenities and features as advertised. As this traveler did not make any contact with us during their stay, there was no way for us to rectify their concerns. We do have a lawn and yard care service, so I was surprised to hear of 8 inch weeds in the "yard". I am not sure if the guest was referring to the CA Conservancy and USFS land adjoining the property, which must be left in a natural state, or weeds on our lot. The description of the property is pretty thorough on the VRBO website. We do not advertise that there is a dishwasher. The house is less than 1200 square feet, so to some the bathroom may feel small. In reading other reviews, others have noted how spacious it feels. Eye of the beholder? Communication is key. It is unfortunate that this guest did not reach out to us about their misgivings. We would have done our best to fix what we could.
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The Divided Sky
"A true local's watering hole. Good food and drink. Great entertainment. Casual vibe."
Meyers Downtown Cafe
"Best local's lunch spot. Dine in or on the deck. Try the Ortega Burger or the Grilled Tuna..."
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
"Beautiful course that winds around the Upper Truckee River."
Camp Richardson Resort
"The Beacon is one of few beachside restaurants on the South Shore. Entertainment on the dec..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Divided Sky, Downtown Meyers
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Tahoe Paradise
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hiway 50 or Hiway 89
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Downtown Meyers Cafe
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Heavenly CA Side
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Camp Richardson, Pope, Kiva, and Baldwin Beaches
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Pioneer Trail House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2015
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2017
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Break Week
Feb 20 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2016
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 16 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th Of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

DEPOSIT IS FULLY REFUNDABLE if no additional cleaning and/or repairs are required. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Pioneer Trail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 Master - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Comfy Pillowtop mattress
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Comfy pillowtop mattress and attached bath
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Room includes desk and wifi all-in-one printer
  • King beds (2), Twin beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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