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?

Photo courtesy Intero Real Estate Services

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

Photo courtesy Oliver Luxury Real Estate

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


Photo courtesy Lawrence Realty

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


  • Alex Hoeft

    Alex Hoeft joined Moonshine staff in May 2019, happy to return to the world of journalism after a few years in community outreach. She has both her bachelor's and Master's in journalism, from Brigham Young University and University of Nevada, Reno, respectively. When she's not journalism-ing, she's wrangling her toddler or reading a book — or doing both at the same time.

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