Perfect Summer Cabin

Tucked away in the woods, this charming cabin is your perfect summer getaway. Built in traditional “Tahoe cabin” style, it’s sure to appeal to your senses. Imagine sun pouring through the ceiling-to-floor windows and shining down on your deck. Perch on your couch, sip a cool beer, and watch the squirrels scamper by beyond your glass door. Info: $499,000, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,450 square feet, 14249 Glacier View Road, Truckee, Coldwell Banker

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Babbling Brook, And Then Some

We think fairies used to live in this Reno house because the backyard is a dream. There’s lush grass, a covered patio area with romantic, crawling vines on the lattice, and even a pretty little garden with a babbling waterfall fountain. It’s the perfect backyard for a summer get-together. You’ve also got a big, concrete driveway in front of this home on which to park your RV — in between weekend trips to Lake Tahoe. Info: $448,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,855 square feet, 13790 Rancheros Dr, Reno, Engel & Völkers Lake Tahoe

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Plus Best Bang For Your Buck!

What A Big Deck !

This Southwest Reno home features several second-story decks, one of which looks out over a fenced yard, right above a big concrete patio. Think of all the pickles and wings (see our Soul Kitchen, p. 48) you could serve right from your very own home. And if the wings get you feeling spicy, you can host a DJ at your party inside the home’s open floor plan and dance the night away. Info: $489,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,405 square feet, 3610 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, Chase International

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