Rustic and Unique A-Frame Rental Among the Tahoe National Forest

Nevada City, California (United States) view map
A-Frame Cabins
1 unit
7 guest capacity
2 nights minimum stay

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Description of Glamping Units

Set among the Tahoe National Forest, this unique a-frame rental offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and can sleep up to seven guests. This cabin was built in the 1960's and many of the furnishings reflect a charming, older feel. Guests will find one bedroom with a full bed, one with a queen-size bed and one with two single beds. There is also a sleeping loft with an annexed bathroom and one single bed. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bathtub.

The master bedroom comes with a wood stove and can also serve as a family room with games. This room has its own wood-burning stove and is private and away from the main living room. In winter, the wood stove is the main source of heat. There is a grand living room with vaulted ceilings, wood paneling, and immaculate ceiling to floor windows. Here guests will also find a large fireplace and stunning views.

There is a maximum of three parking spaces available. Read More

Accommodation Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Coffeemaker
  • Crib/Child's bed
  • Dining table
  • Double bed
  • Electricity
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Internet connection
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens provided
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pet-friendly
  • Private bathroom
  • Queen-size bed
  • Running water
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Twin/Single Bed
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wi-Fi
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There is built-in heat and air conditioning, which works well in the central part of the cabin (living room, dining area, kitchen, bedroom and loft receive), the hallway and end bedroom are not vented for heat or A/C but fans and electric blankets are provided along. Guests will also have clothes washer/ dryer, an exercise bicycle, and a fireplace. Guests will also have an iron/ ironing board, hair dryer, Wi-Fi, cell service and a brand new water saving washing machine. Parking for up to three cars is allowed on the property. 4WD or AWD are recommended as the drive is gravel and gets steep midway. There is parking at mid-point of the drive for other vehicles.
There isn't cable; however, guests can use their Netflix, Hulu Amazon Accounts or the DVD selection on the TV and DVD Player. There are many DVD Movies available, a selection of approximately 50 movies for adults and children.
Guests will also have a fully stocked kitchen with cooking utensils, pots and pans, plates, cups glasses, and salad bowls (no microwave) linens provided, several electric heating blankets, and comforters in addition to quilts and blankets.

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  • Couples
  • Family-friendly
  • Groups
  • Honeymoons
  • No smoking
  • Location + Surroundings

    Owl Lodge sits on top of a hillside on four wooded acres, just one and a half miles from downtown Nevada City, and overlooking Tahoe National Forest Lands. This property offers peace and outdoor beauty for guests seeking time in nature, while just a two-minutes drive, or a ten-minute bike ride, from historic Nevada City's theaters, local shops, and gourmet restaurants. Guests will also be a short trip away from the Stunning Yuba River, hiking and biking trails, Scotts Flat Reservoir and Hirschman's Pond Public Land. Read More


    • Biking
    • Bird watching
    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Climbing
    • Dining
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Kayaking
    • Photography
    • Rafting
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Skiing
    • Snowboarding
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    • Water sports
    • Winter sports

    Owl Lodge is the perfect retreat/get-away for those seeking a peaceful and beautiful spot. Enjoy inspiring views of forest lands from the deck. At night observe thousands of stars in the sky, to the sound of chirping frogs. In the spring enjoy our natural style pond and many flowers. In addition, there are many other wonderful activities to partake in all year round and seasonally including the following: snow skiing, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, etc.

    Sugar Bowl Ski Resort is just 45 minutes away, an amazing mountain-bike trail entrance that goes for 120 miles is just half a mile away. Five vineyards are less than 30 minutes from this property and the “magical,” “sun-hugged,” “granite-lined” Yuba River is just seven miles away. The Nevada Theater, where Mark Twain read in the 1860's is just three miles away still features monthly plays.

    The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada. Rivers, snow-capped peaks, and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. Nevada City is usually below the snow line but it’s close enough to be atop a world-class mountain in less than an hour. The closest ski resorts are 45 minutes east on Donner Summit. Here guests will find Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Soda Springs, Boreal Mountain Resort and Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort.

    Another 15 minutes will take glampers to the Northstar, Tahoe-Donner, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows. Steep Hollow, a nearby cross-country ski trail system marked by the Nordic Skiers of Nevada County, is located on Highway 20 just past the Alpha-Omega rest stop 18 miles east of Nevada City.

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    Cancellation policy

    • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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    Additional Information

    There is a refundable damage deposit of $250 at this property.

    There is no smoking and no use of pesticides allowed at the Lodge.

    The Lodge is backed up by the woods - so woodland insects and animals are expected.

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