Hear me out. For the most part, you can hit control + A to select every house in North Tahoe — they almost all incorporate cabin design themes (aka wood), but these ones are extra cabin-y. Think about those log cabin building toys you (or your parents or your grandparents) played with as a little kid. That’s the language I’m speaking. And, uh, no: These homes are in no way connected to a flesh-eating bacteria that’ll turn your life into a horror movie (and then become a laughable remake 14 years later). But I digress. Ahem. The homes shared below are dream get-aways for any season. Spring cabin, summer cabin, fall cabin, winter cabin … Don’t they all sound lovely?
The House Lincoln Built
Let’s play a word association game: Stone fireplace. Hickory hardwood. Cozy atmosphere. If you envision a toasty little cabin in which you could enjoy the rest of your life, you’re spot on. This Lincoln Log home-sweet-home combines old-fashioned friendliness with modern day comfort. We’re talkin’ exposed wooden beams paired with a chef’s kitchen and commercial-grade gas range and oven. The perfect combination of function and fashion. Plus, the covered front and back porches provide ample views of nature — or your beautiful, detached, oversized(!) garage. Info: $669,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,794 square feet, 16175 Lance Dr., Truckee, Intero Real Estate Services
Lakeside Dream Come True
This is YOUR chance to fill MY dream of living lakeside! Donner Lake-side, nonetheless. This bungalow-style cabin not only boasts a loft, a separate game room, and a newly upgraded kitchen, but peace and quiet as well. Forest + lake = BFFs with Mother Nature. And if the floor-to-ceiling views of the lake aren’t enough, just head on down to your pier for a nice boat ride around the lake. Swoon. Info: $1,595,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,100 square feet, 14348 S. Shore Dr., Truckee, Oliver Luxury Real Estate
Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A Mountain Life For Me
Silver Peak out your backdoor, Squaw Valley out your front. With this location you’re smack in the middle of the best views a mountain-lover could want. And I haven’t even gotten to the house itself. Vaulted ceilings and windows and a tree house, oh my! Again, for those in the back: Kiddos, there’s a treehouse in the backyard! Run and tell your parents the good news! The quarter-acre also includes an attached garage, a hot tub, and multiple decks (from which you can view the mountains and forests of Tahoe). Finally — and I know this wouldn’t get me very far in the official critique industry — the house is just pretty. Info: $2,150,000, 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,836 square feet, 1102 Sandy Way, Olympic Valley, Lawrence Realty