About this listing
Location: Soda Springs, Gold Country & High Sierra, California, USA (In Soda Springs. A block from 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. Walking distance to Ice Lakes Lodge Restaurant. 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 left of the building (it is at the street crossroads).
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 Lodge. 10 mins west from Donner Lake.
We do offer a complimentary turn down service - the cabin will be bright, warm and welcoming upon your arrival! Upgraded DSL (12mbp/s) service from AT&T new fiber optic lines in the area! 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.
WINTER ONLY: Please inquire if you would like Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge lift tickets ready for you when you arrive, we may be able to acquire them and save you from the lines at the ticket booth.
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 in your confirmation email, 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.
We get a lot of inquiries for ski/summer leases. Please inquire with an offer, an introduction about the people who will be part of the lease and what you plan to do in Tahoe for the winter/summer, bearing in mind that this cabin only looks great because we have a meticulous and loving team that maintains it - she is checked on regularly, cleaned and updated.
Main house. Mudroom. Deck (not accessible during heavy snowfall).
Main house. Mudroom. Deck (not accessible during heavy snowfall).
We have a set of summer rules - bear rules - and winter rules. We hand a handout emailed when you make a reservation. It is common sense stuff so you leave the cabin standing when you leave! ;)
IMPORTANT SUMMER RULES: don't leave the door open for flies and mice! don't leave food out for extended period of times outside - do not attract a bear! worse, do not leave food inside and prop the door open and encourage a bear to tear his way into the cabin! it is by no means a bear-infested area but it will not hurt to take precautionary measures! Do not leave the cabin door open for rodents to enter as well (mice and other wildlife will be searching for food).
IMPORTANT ALL YEAR RULE: DO NOT touch the room baseboard heaters. They are backup emergency heaters and are present as a fail-safe for our winter renters. If you turn them on, you incur the risk of your security deposit being forfeited. They are an extremely inefficient and costly way of heating the cabin and will run our electrical bill into the thousands per month.
We accept dogs pending a pet interview, it is not a place for pet allergic residents!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
The cabin was very comfortable and fun. We had a family gathering here, with 8 people total. We had plenty of space, and room for everyone to sleep comfortably. The kitchen was stocked well enough to meet all our cooking (website hidden) was very friendly and quick to respond. Thanks so much for the great experience!
We had a wonderful time at TC'S cabin in Tahoe. We were a group of 10 people celebrating a double birthday and couldn't have asked for a better location. Very cozy, perfect for our group size and a great location. We highly recommend this home for a Tahoe stay!
This is a great cabin--uncluttered and clean. The kitchen was full of all the necessary pots and pans (we cooked A LOT of food) and has a big table that can seat 10. Our three-generation family of 16 rented two homes but all gathered here for dinners. Very cozy and pleasant. Only real drawback was the sofa-bed on which two kids slept in the loft--quite hard and also sagged. But for 8 people the cabin is perfect. Thanks Tc and Alicia!!
This house was perfect for our group of 8: big open common space, large dining table, plenty of room to sleep. The grill was great for a summer meal. The house is also within walking distance to a lovely local lake that has a beach, picnic tables, and volleyball courts.
Tsaiching was very accommodating and responded quickly to inquiries. Highly recommended for a peaceful Tahoe getaway.
We had a party of 8 - 4 couples for a golf weekend. This home was very comfortable. At first I was really worried about only having 2 bathrooms for 8 people, but it worked out just fine. The area is extremely peaceful and surrounded by beautiful scenery. The amenities - kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, grill, internet were all in great shape. The beds were excellent - many of us have bad backs so this was important to us! The only tough part was the poor cell phone reception (which obviously isn't the fault of the owners). You can get reception if you walk out to the front driveway. The owners are very responsive to all questions and extremely helpful. This house was a great deal for us and I would highly recommend.
About the Host, Tc
We are two software engineers in the bay area. We bought a cabin because we loved snowboarding!
We love food and cooking at home, we have large family feasts when we go up there. We usually hike, snowboard and curl up.
We have been renting this place for about 7 years now and had the luxury of renting to repeat families that come annually. Families have started moving away and things change so we are opening this cabin up to airbnb this year - to see how it works out.
The cabin is very lovingly maintained by a young couple that live in the area, loved by families who have been coming for many years now, before we had the privilege of owning it. We hope to attract people who will appreciate it as much as we have.