Welcome! We are happy to share our mountain getaway, and hope you enjoy the four season fun the Sierras have to offer. We've spent the last year getting this cabin in shape for rentals and are excited to finally share it with guests like you.
Expect tons of charm (and lots of knotty pine!) in this rustic, "old Kingvale" cabin. Accommodates 4-6 comfortably (though it can sleep up to 9 people). Situated conveniently near the freeway but feels like the backcountry. It's the best of both worlds!
房源空間 Fall is in the air and winter is around this corner! This cozy cabin has everything you need for an enjoyable family getaway no matter the season. For winter fun - Sugar Bowl (the resort with the most snow!), Boreal (perfect for snowboarders), and Royal Gorge for crosscountry skiing, as well as several smaller outposts for snowshoeing and sledding for endless winter fun. If you're willing to drive about 20 more min, you can also enjoy the world-class slopes of Squaw/Alpine and North Star.
In the summer - Donner Lake is only 10 min away for swimming, paddle-boarding, kayakiing or waterskiing and there is ample hiking and mountain biking trails, climbing routes and bouldering sites all throughout the area. The Pacific Coast Trail runs right through this area, and Truckee is only 15 min away for a dinner out or any supplies you may need during your stay.
The cabin has one bedroom downstairs, a sleeping loft upstairs, newly renovated kitchen and bathroom, laundry room, deck and outdoor seating. The main space includes entryway storage for shoes, jackets and bags, as well as a dining table for six. The ottoman in the entry has handy seasonal supplies - towels and beach toys in the summer and extra hats, gloves and scarves in the winter.
There’s a fully stocked, recently renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry and concrete counter tops. The kitchen is well appointed with a Smeg fridge, gas stove, oven, microwave, toaster, and hot water kettle for tea or the French press coffee maker. There’s also dishes, silverware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, as well as spices and condiments for you to use.
The living room includes a futon and fireplace, as well as a collection of board games in pull-out drawers beneath the futon. Bedding for the futon is under the bed in the main bedroom—please let us know beforehand if you plan to use the futon and we'll have it out and ready for you. The chest by the fireplace contains toys and games for toddler-aged kiddos.
The downstairs bedroom has a full size bed with 100% linen sheets, closet with extra linens and towels, plenty of hooks for hanging clothes and bags. It connects to the one shared bathroom for the cabin, which is small but fully equipped with everything you need to refresh after a day of hiking or hitting the slopes. The bathroom has been recently renovated with new slate floors and glass shower doors. The bathroom is stocked with towels, soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner.
The wooden log staircase leading upstairs to the loft is original to the cabin. It gives the cabin tons of unique character, but it's also steep and the railings are very open, so don't let young children climb the stairs or play in the loft unattended. It's also a bit of a head knocker for taller folks, so be cautious heading up and down. But once you've safely made it upstairs, the loft has plenty of sleeping options to offer, with a full size bed and two twin beds, with a trundle that pops out between them. There's also a door that opens directly outside (don't open it, there's no balcony!) It may seem out of place most of the time, but for the years when snow levels are high, this becomes the only way to access the cabin. Twenty to thirty feet of snow is not unheard of in this area!
The outdoors includes a deck with outdoor seating and a small dining table if you prefer your meals al fresco. There's also a hammock in the trees to the side of the house. There are remnants of a fire pit in the front yard, but unfortunately, due to fire risks, there are NO fires or charcoal BBQs allowed in the area for most of the year.
Kingvale is a true gem of a neighborhood - a charming, quiet community of cabins built during the heyday of Sugar Bowl's development in the late 1930's and 1940's. Most of these cabins have been owned for generations so it's a rare find to see one for sale, and even rarer to see one available for rent. This is not a community of cookie cutter condos - many cabins (including ours) were hand built and the community takes immense pride in keeping the place nice for everyone to enjoy.