This year has flown by and we’re totally ready for the holidays to kick into gear. The homes this month reflect our need for cozying up this winter. When you’re not hitting the slopes, you should be in front of a roaring fire in your cabin in the woods! Classic wooden charm on the outside doesn’t necessarily mean outdated innards; these selections prove it. Between hot tubs and prime locations,  shortened days may not be all that bad in these new home-sweet-homes.

Photo courtesy Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Tahoe City-Cobblestone

Straight Outta the 1930s

This Tahoe cabin boasts charm and comfort all year long. Built in 1936 and upgraded with a new roof, paint job, and deck, this Homewood retreat offers summer sun (Tahoe is right across the road) and winter fun (Homewood Mountain Resort is a half mile down the road). With the built-in charm comes a rock fireplace, large loft, and storage room. This home is expected to rise in price, so grab it before it goes!

Info: $485,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 939 square feet, 4860 Sacramento Ave., Homewood, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Tahoe City-Cobblestone


Photo courtesy Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

The Perfect Christmas Cabin

I’m sorry, are you kidding? Look how cute this place is! The perfect holiday getaway, yes, but how about making this place your permanent home? The gingerbread-y exterior complements the modernized interior that perfectly mixes cozy charm and updated style — stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace, and even a heated mudroom. Outside there’s a large deck and a six-person hot tub with a ski fence for privacy and snow-loving style. You’re smack between Tahoe City and the Homewood Mountain Resort, a mile out from Sunnyside Resort, and blocks away from other great locations. Happy holidays year-round!

Info: $529,000, 2 bed, 1 bath, 925 square feet, 2695 Cedar Lane, Tahoe City, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo courtesy Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Truckee-Tahoe Donner

Best Kept Local Neighborhood

Join the ranks of true Truckee-ites by moving into this Prosser Lake Heights home. Nice and cabin-y on the outside and fi lled with natural light within — plus, nearly an entire acre to yourself. The master suite enjoys a private deck and renovated bathroom. The kitchen has been upgraded, too, with granite counters and  stainless-steel appliances. This spot exists sans-HOA and pro-horses with a little pasture on site. Room for expansion galore!

Info: $679,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,860 square feet, 11443 Alder Dr., Truckee, Homewood, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Truckee-Tahoe Donner


  • 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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