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USA Lake Tahoe California South Lake Tahoe Listing #2634

Take Ten Gardner Mountain Cabin - South Lake Tahoe, CA

71 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 4 dog max  (25 lb weight limit)  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Warm, family-friendly mountain cabin with large yard, near trails & skiing!

For the perfect and relaxing Tahoe escape, this warm and woodsy two-bedroom South Lake Tahoe vacation rental offers WiFi, a spacious deck, and a quiet neighborhood right near scenic hiking trails!

Just one-and-a-half miles from Historic Camp Richardson and under four miles from the heart of South Lake Tahoe, this cabin is an appealing home base for exploring the area. One block away, you'll find a hiking trail that will take you all the way to Fallen Leaf Lake. And if you visit in winter, Heavenly Mountain Resort is only a six-and-a-half mile drive from your door.

Inside, the laid-back and comfortable decor will remind you of staying at a lake cabin from your childhood! There's a large sectional sofa, wood paneling halfway up the walls, and plenty of nature and ski-inspired art on the walls. A flat screen TV with cable and a DVD player will assure that everyone will stay entertained as the gas fireplace warms the room. If you forget your favorite movies from home, don't worry, there's even a DVD library!

The large kitchen has everything you'll need for meals including a blender, toaster, and plenty of wine glasses. Set the kitchen table for hearty weekend brunch or a light post-hike dinner. Although there isn't a dishwasher, you can always let the pots and pans soak while you catch a beautiful sunset outside or save a few dishes by cooking on the gas grill.

Two bedrooms both have queen beds, making this adorable cabin in the woods perfect for up to four guests. Both rooms boast soft color palettes and bedside lamps, welcoming you to stay up late and read just a few more pages before turning off the light.

Other amenities include WiFi, board games, and a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. Dog-friendly up to 25 pounds. The large outdoor deck makes a great setting for morning yoga or a picnic lunch. There's even a tree swing in the large yard!

When you're not inside lounging and relaxing, you'll want to be out experiencing all the fun of vibrant South Lake Tahoe! Home to stunning scenery and lake views, there are also beaches, hiking and biking trails, restaurants, nightlife, and casinos just across the state line in Nevada (Harrah's Lake Tahoe is just over a six-mile drive away).

During ski season, it's a short trip to Heavenly Mountain Resort or stay closer to home and set off on a scenic snowshoe hike. But again, staying all warm and toasty in front of the fire will be pretty tempting here!

Plan a memorable mountain getaway for four at this Lake Tahoe vacation rental!

ANIMALS: Tahoe is home to many animals. You may experience bears, raccoons, mice, ants, spiders and other animals. Meadows are home to many rodents. When these areas are filled with water or snow, these animals move to homes in the area. You may experience these animals in or near your home.

Guests staying at a South Lake Tahoe rental must adhere to all City Ordinances. In addition to noise, trash disposal, and parking rules, maximum occupancy cannot be exceeded under any circumstance. Fines of up to $2000 will be imposed by The City of South Lake Tahoe, without warning, for any violations.

*Please note that children of all ages count towards occupancy. 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 25 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: 7708




Heating & cooling


Gas fireplace

Space heater

Kitchen & dining





Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private



71 reviews

John D. Sep 2020
Clean easy check in and close to everything. Had a nice back porch with seating and a great place to unwind.
dawn t. Aug 2020
Thank you so much for hosting us! We had a great time. There were 4 of us and we had everything we needed. Enough towels and blankets was very appreciated. The couch was comfy, enough hot water in the shower for 4 women. The neighborhood was safe and quiet. The location was very convenient. The hammock and swing was just a great touch. The office staff at check in was also so very friendly and helpful. They gave us a number for anything we needed. We never had to use it. oh also thanks for having a blow dryer. I highly recommend.
Beth S. Aug 2020
Great location in a quiet neighborhood. Comfortable bed and lovely couch for napping or watching tv. Kitchen was well equipped and we loved the back deck. Watched squirrels and birds all afternoon. Bathroom was fine for 2 with nice towels and amenities. Easy to check in and get key code and location made it easy to drive to hiking trails around Tahoe.
Sara T. Aug 2020
I took my two kiddos for a little getaway and this was the perfect place for us- comfy couch, great deck, and close to beaches. They just want to play in the water so this was a great home base from out adventures. It’s got that vintage Sierra cabin charm I love, plus internet! The kitchen has all the basics and we were very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again and- hey- would buy the place in a heartbeat because it’s just what I want in a high Sierra cozy cabin. Thanks for the memories!
Samantha R. Jun 2020
Enjoyed staying two nights in this cabin! Reserved this cabin mainly for its location. Super quiet neighborhood, close-by to town and in between emerald bay and near several beaches. Missed the ‘pet friendly’ part so we did find dog hair throughout the home. If it weren’t for allergies, would’ve been no big deal but luckily we ignored that (my own fault for not paying attention to that detail of the home though). Kitchen was stocked with plenty of plates, cups, pans, utensils, mugs, coffee maker, etc. There were leftover coffee filters and salt and pepper but be sure to bring your own cooking spray! We forgot but the non stick pan worked great for our eggs after all. Both beds were comfortable with a foam mattress topper and squishy pillows. Wall Heater worked great!! Plenty of bathroom towels and complimentary shampoos and conditioner. Nice kitchen area with six chairs. Very woodsy and cabin-like feel like we wanted. There were a few dvds and kids books under the tv but didn’t use any. Limited tv channels but go outside and enjoy the nature instead! :)
Few Cons:
Advertised but NO hammock ?!... slightly disappointed. Hot water in shower hardly lasted more than 10 mins but it was an older home so we made do. Fireplace was completed shutoff and didn’t wanna mess with it so we never got to enjoy a fire inside :(
Overall I’d recommend this cabin and would stay here again! Easy check in and check out process also. Also - couch was upgraded to a nice lazyboy sectional so the photos should be updated !!
Manager response:
Samantha, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at this cabin! We apologize that the hammock was not available. We have informed the local manager about this, as well as your feedback regarding the hot water heater. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
Darren S. Jan 2020
Clean and cozy, and well situated for exploring the beautiful surroundings! Will definitely be back.
Jordan B. Oct 2019
Super cozy, homey, quiet, clean, warm, well equipped 2BR cabin in highly convenient location. I Loved it! Would stay there again for a longer stay next time.
Julia F. Oct 2019
Very cute place was perfect for our needs.
Carolyn W. Aug 2019
Neighborhood was quiet. Interior of house was homey.
Karen P. Jul 2019
Quiet neighborhood. Cute house and very clean.
Jazmin M. Apr 2019
My family had a wonderful time in this cozy little cabin. It was my babies first time in the snow and he loved it.
We will definitely come back next year!
Logan S. Jan 2019
Very nice neighborhood location is perfect only about 20 minutes away from Heavenly Ski Resort and very close to everything you need.
Jacqueline G. Nov 2018
The cabin was super cute and cozy, in a great location, and had all the essentials you would need. The fireplace was really great and the neighborhood was very quiet. I even saw a bear!

The cabin needs some updating specifically in the bathroom and bedrooms. The shower head was old and hard to use because the handheld attachment would not stay in place. The beds in the rooms were a bit strange as well. The master room bed was abnormally high off the ground, which is dangerous. The bed in the other room was a thin mattress and did not have a box sprig and was on a slatted bed frame. There was a very thick foam pad on top of the bed which made it very uncomfortable as parts of your body sunk in while others did not.

Also, the cabin did not appear to have cable as advertised (no cable box present), but instead had Netflix and Hulu.

In general this is a great place to stay, but for the price, updates are needed.
Manager response:
We appreciate this guest leaving detailed feedback and we're glad to hear they enjoyed their stay. Both of the beds have new mattresses and one has a memory foam mattress topper on it. The shower head has been replaced. We hope to host this guest again soon!
Luis G. Sep 2018
My family and I stayed for a weekend in this cabin for our trip to Lake Tahoe and we loved it! We loved how accommodated the space was. They provided us with a lot of extra blankets, pillows, towels, and kitchen supplies. We even had wifi and netflix! Even though we spent much of our trip outdoors, the cabin was an amazing place to have breakfast in the morning and get rest at night. Would definitely recommend staying here if you plan on visiting Lake Tahoe since it is 5 minutes away from the lake.
Sabrina G. Jul 2018
This was our first Tahoe trip with our kids and it was a great experience. The cabin is so charming. The perfect size for our family of 6. It was very clean and accommodating. Located in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from the beach. We will definitely come back next year!
Christopher LaFontaine W. Mar 2018
This cabin has no special charms or conveniences, but the location is good and the basic features are all you need. The bedrooms were cold, and not serviced by the heater, so you need to leave doors open to get heat in them.... Also, it is a very small space, so really ideal for family or close friends.
Manager response:
We are disappointed to see this guest wasn't happier with the cabin. Due to its cozy size the wall heater and fireplace warm everything up nicely. We do also provide space heaters for the bedrooms if guests prefer to sleep with their doors closed.
Hakan E. Feb 2018
We enjoyed our stay here as a family with 2 young kids (5 and 2.5). It was a cozy setting, clean and enough child-friendly. Kids enjoyed the swing in the backyard and safely played in the snow. There were enough number of extra blankets (although it was warm enough and we did not need them) and towels. We liked that the gas fireplace and a wall gas-heater were located in the sitting room area and while being enough to warm up whole unit, it wasn't making the air too dry in the bedrooms. We actually did not need to use the wall heater, gas fire place was enough. It was a quite neighborhood and still close to town. Kitchen utensils were not in top condition but still enough for basic cooking. We would stay here again, next time try in summer.
Wendy A. Jan 2018
The neighborhood was safe, quiet. Our stay was warm and comfortable. Everything was clean. The backyard was pretty under the snow.
Maria S. Jan 2018
We were very happy to be at Vacasa, little place but cozy.
Royce L. Dec 2017
2 couples should be comfy in the bedrooms. Each bedroom has a space heater. The living rooms couch could easily seat 6 people and enough room for 2-3 people to sleep on. I’m 6’ 2” and found that everything was spacious for my height. My shorter friends 5’ 4” found everything within reach. Mr coffee is available for coffee consumers. There is cooking equipment provided, entertainment: cards, board games, tv, Netflix, activity booklets. Store a are extremely close and a lot of ski resorts are within 30 min. ONE THING: showers hot is cold and blank is hot. It will save you from waiting lol
Elizanet F. Oct 2017
we really happy, was really good experience the home very confotable lovely
Nancy L. Sep 2017
We rented this house so that we could be near our daughter. It is a well-worn rental, cozy, comfortable enough room for 4, 6 is pushing it. There are plenty of dishes and pots and pans, however (and usually) there are condiments, etc. for the renters to use. It is a pain to buy full bottles or jars of spices and use only a little then leave it. The only thing left for us was salt, salad oil and a little olive oil. Again, usually, the kitchen is stocked with tea bags, boullion, spices, salt, pepper, crackers, etc. We did enjoy the house since our granddaughter(3 years old) lives just a block away. We were able to visit everyday and have her spend the night. And if Vacasa would have us again, I would rent the house.... there just needs to be a bit of improvement on accomodations. Thank you
Jennie L. Aug 2017
The house is comfy for the three of us. It is in a quiet community, but super close to all the attractions. Great place if you want to be close to the beach and Emerald bay.
Paulette C. Jul 2017
This property was the perfect size for just 3 of us, Great back yard. Very open yet private. Great to just sit out back with a glass of wine and read.
I probably wouldn't recommend staying in the summer, though, as there is no A/C, no operable windows in the whole family room/kitchen area, and no ceiling fans.
Doesn't have a dishwasher but I just brought paper plates and bowls, so that wasn't that big of a deal.
Ian S. Jul 2017
Tick all the boxes. Just go already.
Bhaswar B. Jun 2017
We are extremely pleased by the condition of the cabin. Everything was great, the location, the amenities inside. Internet was also pretty fast. There is a nice backyard. Will definitely recommend.
Esmee V. Jun 2017
This is such a lovely house, it was just perfect! My parents were visiting from Europe and we wanted to bring them to Lake Tahoe. I'm so glad we choose this house to stay at. It had all we needed, and we loved the terrace, the garden and the drive way for our car.
Joe F. Apr 2017
This cabin was cozy and perfect for our family of four. Yard was great for the kids to play in, when the three bears weren't taking it over. We got beautiful pictures of the bears though. The neighborhood was very nice!
Mike H. Apr 2017
Well worn (loved?) but warm and comfortable accommodations! Perfect to unwind by the fire and reexperience the day of skiing drink in hand. All necessary items were available. Would definitely use again. Perfect for my budget.
Irina H. Mar 2017
Cozy, clean, and nice house.
Arvind G. Feb 2017
Stayed at this property for three nights in Feb 2016. Well equipped and had no issues. Will stay again.
Brenda T. Jan 2017
It's a great place to stay. There's stores
Ivan S. Dec 2016
Good location if you want to enjoy South Tahoe, away from the hubub yet very close to everything.
Brianna A. Nov 2016
My friends and I came up for our first annual Friendsgiving. We chose the property because of it's location, as well as because the pictures show that there are 2 stoves. We came to find out that the 2nd stove does not work. However, we were still able to have a wonderful time!! The fireplace heats the entire house to a very comfortable level, everything was comfy and cozy, and the swing in the back was so much fun! We really enjoyed ourselves and would totally come back again!
Eric N. Oct 2016
The home was situated back from the street which was nice, and the surrounding area was a joy to take in. There are nearby restaurants, parks and trails to take advantage of when you want to venture out. The bed was comfy and the kitchen was easy to use. Great location!
William B M. Oct 2016
This is a very comfortable and serviceable little place in a handy location from which to explore South Tahoe area. Vacasa process made in very easy to enjoy, with well supported directions, check-in and obviously great attention to condition of the cabin. Look forward to a future stay here.
Marissa A B. Sep 2016
For the most part, our stay couldn't have been any better. The cabin was cozy but not cramped. Plenty of blankets and pillows, and even a few fans for the noise we like at night. We stayed here because of its perfect location...our wedding was at Emerald Bay and our guests were staying in Harvey's casino. This put us right in between. Our only complaint was being without water/bathroom/shower on our wedding day.
Salvador P. Sep 2016
Very on top of the game service, friendly, simple and worry free.
Danielle A. Aug 2016
Our only complaint about this stay was the beds. The grounds were beautiful and in a great location.
Doreen T. Aug 2016
When we arrived, we found a small bear roaming around in the front yard. We stayed in our car until he walked away. Neighbors said that was the first time jn 20 years that they've seen one on that street. Pretty cool but a little scary too.
I didn't realize the property didn't have a washer/dryer so we had to go to a local laundromat to do a few loads. This was entirely my fault for missing it in prop description but just thought future guests would like to know. No washer or dryer and no A/C which isn't really needed in Tahoe. When we visited, it's was 84 degrees so we def had to blast the fans and keep windows open and it quickly cooled off.
Sabrina L. Aug 2016
Nice place!
Linda L. Jul 2016
Had a good time.
Michael O. Jun 2016
Very good location, accomdates 6 and is close to the high school for any coaches that bring kids to the South Lake Tahoe football camps
Laura N. Apr 2016
This house was in a perfect location for a quiet weekend getaway.
Rita R. Apr 2016
The location was great. We met some neighbors who pointed us toward the trails. We had no need to contact the owners since the lock box was there with the key. There was still a large pile of snow which the grandchild greatly enjoyed. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook lovely meals and the BBQ came in handy too. The beds were very comfortable. On the down side, the carpet was dirty looking and the heater blasted or froze. It was hard to find a setting that was comfortable.
Karey J. Mar 2016
We came across this place and thought it was perfect for the price. No frills, but had everything we needed for a relaxing ski weekend.
Zijad C. Dec 2015
Perfect place to stay.
Samantha G. Nov 2015
It was great! Nice and cozy for my friends and I. Nice location right by the casinos. I will deffinatly be staying here again, and my friends will too!
Chris K. Nov 2015
I took my girlfriend and her kids (4 & 7) up for the weekend and we stayed here. It's a very charming cabin, a bit rustic but not lacking anything modern (except a garbage disposal). Very clean on arrival and furnished with everything we needed to cook our own food in addition to the standards like lots of towels, pillows, and blankets. It's location is incredibly convenient, just off the highway coming into South Shore and it's located down the street less than a mile from a forest with trails.

Cable worked, internet was more than adequate, no problems with the utilities but we had issues getting the wood stove to light a fire. Probably just us doing a poor job of building it.

Kids had a great time, we had plenty of space for the four of us and my only real complaint is the lack of a light on the back porch. Considering the Bear Crossing sign on the fence, it'd be nice to see a bit further out than a few inches when grilling in the evening!

Overall, a great place to stay and the Vacasa people were awesome in helping to arrange a late check out.
Ghassan A. Oct 2015
I loved the place it really feel home , i wished if we could stay more but we will go back again .I recommended to anyone who is looking for a safe quiet relaxing place .....
Manager response:
Thank you so much for review! We are so pleased when our guests have such a pleasant experience. We look forward to having you as a guest again soon!
Marizol P. Sep 2015
We had an amazing time, love the outdoors and this cabin has it all... Love the backyard with all the trees... Is a very cozy cabin, close to everything. Highly recommended!
Melanie L. Aug 2015
This is a great cabin in a great location. It was really easy to find and my favorite beaches were less than five minutes away. The indoor space suited my needs and I loved the back deck for grilling and enjoying my morning coffee. I could imagine staying here longer next time...
Robert A. Aug 2015
Thank you for sharing your mountain cabin with us. My wife and I took our grand daughter with us and it was just the right size. The neighborhood is quiet yet close to everything. We only stayed the weekend but will stay longer next time.