Halloween is the best holiday, hands down, no other arguments will be heard. October’s creepy and crawly festivities kick off the entire holiday season with a tinge of pumpkin spice and from inside your comfiest comfy sweater. It’s all frame of mind, but these three houses will certainly set you in a spooky one.

Happy house haunting!

Photo courtesy Century 21 Tahoe North, Realtors

Nightmare on Wood Creek Boulevard

You know the house all the kids are too scared to go trick-or-treating at? Yeah, welcome home. On a bright sunny day, this rustic cabin touts cozy, open-beam-ceiling glory, but by night, prepare for goosebumps along your arm and a chill down your spine. If the ghosts don’t get you indoors, the ghouls will get you in the surrounding woods — that’s right, enjoy the state-owned land beyond your backyard. All those miles to run and explore (or get lost in). There’s also the added bonus of the adjacent 14,000-square-foot lot currently on the market. Buy it up quick before a serial killer does. Sidle right up to the fireplace and pray your child doesn’t wander around at night croaking “red rum.” Info: $699,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,686 square feet, 740 Ward Creek Blvd., Tahoe City, Century 21 Tahoe North, Realtors


Photo courtesy Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Peek-a-Boo, We See You

The cutest little A-frame you ever did see, but what stories does it hide within its walls? You might be comfortable surrounded by cedar walls and a crackling fire within this home, but who wanders your land, witness to your existence? A curious neighbor? A jealous almost-homeowner? Somebody in a hockey mask? Fill this house with family and warmth before something more sinister roams the grounds (which include access to nearby creeks and slopes). And don’t worry about all the people who lived — or died — here before you, they’ve worked hard to make this place ready for you…
Info: $630,000, 2 bed, 1 bath, 1,200 square feet, 4030 Doe Ave., Homewood, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo courtesy Chase International Real Estate

No One to Hear You Scream

Thud, thud, thud.

The footsteps approaching your front door across the spacious wooden deck can’t be your neighbor’s, you don’t have any. So, who could it be? Move in to find out! Solitude is rare these days (not counting departed souls), and it doesn’t get a lot better than a home overlooking the South Yuba River. Interstate 80 is right across the river, so you’re not completely alone, but maybe that’s for the best. And whether your visitor is an innocent lost traveler or someone/something else, a handy baseball bat might be useful. Info: $199,000, 3 bed, 1 bath, 1,004 square feet, 70 S. Yuba Dr., Soda Springs, Chase International Real Estate


  • 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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