Tahoe Cabin Rules & Information

Please remember that the Tahoe cabin is your cabin, not a hotel. To make sure everybody enjoys the cabin at a reasonable rate, please ensure that you help out by following the rules below.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Check-In Time 3 p.m.
Check-Out Time 11 a.m.
Everyone must register in the guest book upon arrival.

RESERVATION SYSTEM

Since the 2022 summer season, a new booking system is in use.

On the reservation page, you can search for available rooms by date by using the date picker. Here, you can also browse through the calendars for each room and see what is free.

On the accommodations page, you can familiarize yourself with the 7 rooms and also initiate a booking for a specific room.

All cabin reservations must be made on the website. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please do so by following the instructions sent to you in the confirmation email. Please see below for the full cancellation policy.

DIRECTIONS 

Address

2685 Cedar Lane, Homewood, CA 96141

You will nearly certainly arrive by car, as the public transportation possibilities are almost non-existent. Carpooling can be arranged (and is encouraged).  Drivers should bring a Northern California map.

From The Bay Area

  • From the Bay Area, take I-80 towards Reno.
  • At Truckee, take the Hwy 89 exit and go south.
  • At Tahoe City, stay on Hwy 89 by going right at the first light.
  • After 3 miles, turn right onto Timberland Lane at the Timberland totem pole.
  • Turn left onto Cedar Lane and look for the cabin on your left.

WINTER DRIVING NOTICE

During the winter, you are required to carry snow chains or drive a four-wheel drive with snow tires. Always check the road conditions and weather forecast before you drive in the mountains.

Driving Tips
https://dot.ca.gov/travel/winter-driving-tips

Driving Conditions
Caltrans: (800) 427-7623
https://twitter.com/CHP_Truckee
https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
https://twitter.com/CaltransDist3

Weather Conditions 
https://twitter.com/NWSReno
https://twitter.com/NWSSacramento

Tahoe Bus Transit (530) 581-6365
Tahoe Taxi (530) 546-3181

PARKING

Parking is very limited. Carpool if you can, and expect to have to shuffle cars during your stay. Cars parked on the street are subject to towing. Blocking a neighbors’ driveway access will increase your chance of being towed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The cabin has electric bear wire in place. It will not harm you , but needs to be handled with care.

To Enter: grab TOP black handle and disconnect. This will disable the other two wires.

Take off second, then third wire by handle.

When leaving or at night replace wire from BOTTOM to TOP. Lowest wire first, then second, then TOP which will activate barrier

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full Cabin:

Reservations cancelled less than 21 days prior to date of arrival are subject to forfeiture of 50% of the cost. . Any reservation cancelled less than 14 days date of arrival will result in forfeiture of 100% of the cost.

Rooms:

Reservations cancelled less than 14 days prior to date of arrival are subject to forfeiture of 50% of the cost. Any reservation cancelled less than 7 days date of arrival will result in forfeiture of 100% of the cost.

Members are fully responsible for payments and actions of their guests. Cancellations due to road closures should be addressed immediately with the cabin master to arrange for future credit.

COMMON AREA & STORAGE

Don’t clutter common areas with personal belongings. Ski boots can be stored in racks in the laundry room. Other ski gear should be stored in the outside stairwell.

PETS

Pets are not allowed in the Tahoe Cabin. 

SMOKING

Smoking of any kind (including vaping) is not allowed inside the Tahoe cabin. 

WHAT TO BRING

Bringing your own sheets and towels is mandatory. NO sheets or towels are available! 

Food is not provided, but the kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave and common spices, and there are nearby supermarkets.

Wood for the cabin’s wood stove is usually available. To operate the wood stove, you should bring a fire starter or kindling, and some dry wood to get the fire started. The wood under the deck is not always dry, but can be used once you have a good fire going.

PRICING

The Tahoe Cabin is rented on a per person, per night, basis at the following prices:
$35 – Adults ($45 from April 1st 2024)
$20 – Children 3-17 ($25 from April 1st 2024)
Children under 3 stay for free.

During the summer season between May and Thanksgiving (06/01/23 to 11/30/2023 to be specific), the entire cabin can be reserved for for up to 17 people. The cost for that is $325 per night on weekdays, and $380 per night on weekends.

Full cabin booking is done by the user by booking 1 adult in each accommodation (5a and 5b are each considered one accommodation respectively)

During the winter season (December trough April), full cabin buyouts are not available.

QUIET HOURS

Quiet hours are usually 10:00pm to 7:00 am. (The stairs can be noisy for those in the rooms, so please step lightly if you come in late or leave early!)

CHILDREN

Children are not to play on the stairs for safety and noise reasons.

CHORES

Again, this is your cabin, not a hotel. To make sure everybody enjoys the cabin at a reasonable rate, please ensure that you help out.

  • Cabin rates can remain low with your help!
  • All guests are expected to clean up after themselves.
  • Rooms should be cleaned and beds should be stripped.
  • If club bedding was used, it must be washed, dried, and put away.
  • Leave kitchen spotless after use; do not leave food in the refrigerator.
  • Apply bearproof lids to garbage cans at all times. (To prevent having to clean a big mess!)