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USA California North Lake Tahoe Soda Springs Listing #19918

Serene Retreat - Soda Springs, CA

11 reviews
Max occupancy: 5 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 4 comfortably  4 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
9305 Cascade Road, Soda Springs, CA 95724

Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible options to change or cancel your trip.

If your check-in date is at least 30 days away, you can reschedule your trip, cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit, or cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Expert cleaning

Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Local support

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Cozy cabin near skiing, hiking, swimming, and lakes

The stars shine brighter in Serene Lakes. This cozy cabin in the woods is the perfect retreat for you to escape the hustle and bustle of city living. The propane fireplace adds warmth and ambiance without the work of building a fire. Enjoy a board game or read one of the many books available for your use. The cabin also has two large decks for you to take in the outdoors while enjoying your morning coffee, reading a book, or lying on a blanket to watch for shooting stars at night.

What's nearby:
Serene Lakes is near to many outdoor winter activities: cross-country skiing at Royal Gorge and downhill at Soda Springs, Boreal, Sugar Bowl, or Donner Ski Ranch. Or just strap on your snowshoes and take a walk around Serene Lakes. In the summer, hiking trails abound in the neighborhood and the lakes and beach at Serene Lakes are a hub of fun activity. You are less than 15 minutes away from Truckee and 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe.

Things to know:
Full kitchen (no dishwasher)
Dog-friendly A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: STR20-12160



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Gas fireplace

Space heater

Kitchen & dining







DVD player


Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing


On-site activities

Board games



11 reviews

Melissa J. Jul 2020
Traveled in July 2020; even with temps up to 85 degrees, cabin cooled down @ nite w/opening windows. Newer windows, bathrooms & kitchen remodeled. Kitschy cabin decore. Propane stove & water pressure good. Wifi good, but very slow. Cell reception good. Ants on floor when arrived, but even with pandemic, property manager response good via text. Easy entree w/keypad door. Lovely front porch that stays cool throughout day. Beds very comfortable. Would stay again!
Katherine G. Feb 2020
We absolutely loved staying here. It was perfect for our two girls, my husband and my mom. I read the previous reviews about heat but the fireplace was on when we arrived and quite warm the entire trip. We had a wonderful stay and look forward to renting again. It was the perfect distance to soda springs and a 15 min drive to trucker.
valeria b. Jan 2020
The house had all the equipment we needed. Warm hot. Heater in the bathroom. Nice fire place. Good space for the car.Nice spot!
henry b. Dec 2019
So affordable for the location, easy check in and check out
richard p. Dec 2019
This is exactly what my family was looking for. Nice enough to feel luxurious but not so nice I didn’t feel comfortable. We have this place on our list to visit again!!
Jonathon B. Aug 2019
just as advertised really nice , except the internet reception was iffy at best ,otherwise great stay
Manager response:
Jonathon, thank you for your feedback following your stay. We apologize for the inconsistent wifi connection. We always recommend resetting the router to try to boost the connection, but the service in the area can be spotty from time to time. We look forward to hosting you again!
Vincent D. Jul 2019
Great location for a quiet getaway. Rustic master bedroom was perfect and the shared bathroom between the two bedrooms was a plus also. Truckee was super-busy on July 4th when my family was there, but this location while close enough to be convenient, was far enough away to avoid the hassle.
Kathleen W. Jun 2019
It was a nice home. Great location with easy access. I little bummed that the TV seems to be strictly for DVD as there is no cable and it is not a smart tv.
Aaron S. Apr 2019
We went up to enjoy the last ski weekend of the year. This cabin was perfect for us. Good size (for our family of four + dog), lots of games, close to skiing, etc.
Triane C. Jan 2019
Vacasa is a disaster. Provided wrong info, and is a poor cabin manager. When we arrived, there was 10 feet of snow blocking the cabin and what we had to guess was the front door (and only entrance). The second story balcony was covered entirely by a 15 foot snow drift. Literally, there was no way to get into the cabin. We had to go get a shovel and we spent the afternoon digging a path into our pricey (4-digit $) cabin for the weekend. No way this is acceptable - what if we had we arrived in the evening? Or if we were senior citizens or handicapable? Or we just wanted to spend our time skiing and relaxing vs. doing your cabin’s housework? More issues: There are no curtains in one bedroom - it was hard to sleep, and I was forced awake by the moonlight and morning light. Heat inside was also a problem - only a small fireplace stove as the cabin’s heat source. The living room was dark, because the main light doesn't work. The mini space heaters upstairs (needed because of the lack of heat) kept shorting out the circuit breaker in the bedrooms. Took the better part of 10 hours for the cabin to warm up to a habitable 68F, everyone was super cold. Endless amount of "housework" needed on Day 1 to just not freeze, to find things in the cabin (like the fireplace remote control to turn up the heat to a human temperature), to cover the windows, to look for a house manual onsitfor (which doesn’t exist for the cabin). Vacasa was incorrect on several details of the cabin, which they're supposed to manage. The local Vacasa manager sent one text back, then we were SOL for the 3 day stay despite our necessary questions. Why bother. As it is, the cabin is certainly not worth the several hundred dollars per day we paid to stay over MLK weekend, and I definitely will never stay and pay for a listing "managed" by Vacasa. Stay away. The goods: Beds, bedrooms, kitchen were good to fine. Hot water is limited (runs out after 5 mins). Good water pressure. Overall rating: Thumbs down. This cabin is not for the faint-hearted. For that much money, I will definitely not be returning...
Manager response:
Hi Triane, We deeply appreciate having the opportunity to talk to you regarding your experience. Our sincere apologies that the home was not prepared for your arrival. We completely understand your frustration regarding the massive snow drifts that prevented you and our staff from accessing the home to complete the cleaning process. Our local management team has been made aware of the situation and it is their goal to prevent a similar event from occurring in the future. Thank you for notifying us!