You know that question, would you rather have a mountain cabin or beach house? This month’s for-sale selections are for those answering the former. Nature lovers, the mountains are calling, and you must go … check out these three houses currently on the market. The benefits range from a large property and wrap-around veranda to neighbors with ski resorts to a slice of history — all somewhat secluded from the hubbub of dense population.

And if you’re anti-family during the holidays, now is the time to move and “forget” to share your new address with your dear mother-in-law…


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Solitary Confinement with Killer Views

How does a 63-acre plot to call your own sound? Talk about peace and tranquility. Your future home is right next to the California/Nevada state line, as well as a year-round creek. The house itself is two stories, plus a wrap-around veranda, plus a four-car garage. Plenty
of windows give way to natural light and mountain views. You get the benefits of living near a city (Reno) without the noise and lack of nature. This house actually sits along a private road, so you know your privacy will be respected. Right in time for the holidays, too.

Info: $800,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 3,095 square feet, 1090 Arbor Lane, Verdi,
RE/MAX North Sierra


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Year-Round Playground

This itty bitty cabin means you’re doing Tahoe right. And only true Tahoe-ites can handle the challenges that come with this property — during the winter you’ll need to ski,  snowshoe, walk, or snowmobile in. During the summer … ah, plan to bask along your own 50-foot frontage of the Yuba River. That’s what I call seclusion. The cabin is completely remodeled with new appliances, cabinets, countertops, bathroom, and roof. When you’re out exploring, you’ll notice Royal Gorge, Boreal, and Sugar Bowl ski resorts nearby. Enjoy Tahoe properly by immersing yourself in the thick of its woods.

Info: $278,000, 3 bed, 1 bath, 1,068 square feet, 25 S. Yuba Dr., Soda Springs,
Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty


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City Slickers Need Not Apply

While this home might not literally be tucked away from neighbors, its community sure is. Floriston is that exit off I-80 that you normally only use for Tahoe-Pyramid Trail access, or maybe an emergency potty break. But believe it or not, there’s a grouping of houses back there, enjoying the Truckee River out their front doors, the Sierra Nevada out their back, and smack in between Reno and Truckee. Meanwhile on the inside, enjoy this gem’s
longtime character (built in 1903!) and modernized feelings (check out that spacious kitchen). Lots of storage space complements the cozy living space. Not a bad price for the location either.

Info: $374,000, 2 bed, 1 bath, 1,107 square feet, 22181 Juniper St., Floriston, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty