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Secluded 2 Bedroom Cabin on the Yuba River

Bedrooms 2
Space 422 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy, River Front Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1Bath, surrounded by Tall Pine Forest

This private, remodeled, riverfront cabin on Donner Summit is available as a vacation, seasonal or sometimes as a long term rental. The cabin sits in a beautifully forested setting right on the Yuba River. Private and isolated, this cabin has only one neighboring cabin (which is usually vacant) that can be seen from the property. Access is 1/3 mile off Donner Pass Road on a maintained dirt/gravel road. Hiking, fishing and mountain bike riding start right at the property.

The cabin has everything you need for vacation or full time living. The main cabin has a double bed alcove off the living area (best suited to shorter people), a galley kitchen, television with VCR (no cable here), wood stove and separate toilet and shower facilities. The deck features table, chairs and a gas BBQ grill. The detached bunk house offers most of the sleeping accommodations with one double bed and two twins plus a climb-in loft with a double futon (very fun for the kids). Total sleeping can be for eight but this is very cozy. Better suited to 2 to 4 people or a family. An outdoor granite fire pit is a great amenity; however, its use can be seasonally limited related to fire danger restrictions (the gas and charcoal barbeques provided are good alternatives).

This setting is a wonderful opportunity for the adventuresome. Biking or walking on the endless Sierra trails in this remote setting is calming to the soul. Kids and dogs can run and play in the woods and river (check for how fast the river is running first). Not suited to those looking for lavish or expansive accommodations. Perfect if you like to camp but would rather skip all the set-up and you enjoy having the basic comforts of home.

Enjoy an "Old Tahoe" style vacation at the cabin or hop in the car to hit the many attractions of Donner Summit, Truckee, Donner Lake, Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe just 10 to 40 minutes away. This cabin offers the best of both worlds.

More Details

Pam Neff or Kathy Potter
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Pam Neff or Kathy Potter

We have lived in the Tahoe area for decades and now just come and go part time. We love the outdoors and have never found a better place to live or visit than right here. Recreation opportunities and the unparalleled beauty of nature abound in this corner of the High Sierras. We are most at home here. We are glad to share our little piece of heaven with others when we are not using it.

Pam Neff or Kathy Potter purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Pam Neff or Kathy Potter chose Kingvale

We love the tall pines, the beauty of nature surrounding this precious cabin and the raging waters or peaceful serenity of the Yuba River right at our door step (depending on the time of year). This property offers the outdoor opportunities and feel of camping without all the fuss. Sleep in a comfortable bed, enjoy a real shower, cook in a fully appointed kitchen or BBQ outside. All ready to go with no set-up. We hike, mountain bike, kayak, fish or tube right from the property.

What makes this cabin unique

The sound of the rushing Yuba River as it rolls over granite boulders in the spring is one of the highlights as you hike from this cabin. In the winter we love to cross country ski up the river and see the ice formations dance in the water. This is a peaceful place to just relax. We have had wonderful times with family and friends isolated away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. It feels like you are far away from everything in this "Old Tahoe" vacation retreat. In reality you are just a few miles to four ski resorts and Woodward Tahoe, a 15 minute drive to Truckee and Donner Lake, and 30 minutes or so to Squaw Valley, Northstar and Lake Tahoe. Choose the best of all Tahoe has to offer or just sit on the deck and watch the trees grow and the river roll by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just want to say again how WONDERFUL this cabin was...including the whole Kingvale community. The A Frame is so quaintly perfect...there is nothing that I would change about it. We enjoyed our time IMMENSELY and cannot wait to return. We know that this will be an at least annual stay for us. Do you ever do long term summer rentals....like a summer lease for a couple months?

Thank you again for opening your a frame to us, we had so much fun.

Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Kingvale in Nevada County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 422 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is separated into a sink and toilet in one room and a shower in another room. Functions well in group settings.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The main cabin has a double bed alcove off the living area (best suited to shorter people), The detached bunk house offers most of the sleeping accommodations with one double bed and two twins plus a climb-in loft with a double futon (very fun for the kids).
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Yuba River, the giant granite boulders, the tall pine trees, extensive forest trails are like a great natural playground offering recreation for the whole family to enjoy together.


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Secluded 2 Bedroom Cabin on the Yuba River
average rating of 4.076923 based on 16 reviews
Davis, CA

Family from Davis

  • 2 of 5

Cute cabin. Rented it for most of the month of December until we found out that there is no valid parking for this cabin in the community lot. Despite owner's claims to the contrary, you can't park here in the winter! The HOA people will make you remove your vehicle, thus making this property virtually inaccessible during snow months. Otherwise, lovely little place.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great trip!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to the a frame. We came in the summer and loved it so much we tried it out in the winter and we're not disappointed. The cabin has everything you need and is surrounded by beauty. This is on our favorites and we will be back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this cabin and location!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent three days at this beautiful little cabin. We absolutely loved it!!!!! It was very quiet & beautiful, with plenty of hiking available for us and our little dogs. The cabin was very clean and all the amenities listed on the description were exact. Because of the drought, there were only very small fish in the Yuba River. We ended up hiking letting the dogs go off leash and explore on their own. I can't wait to go back and have another relaxing vacation. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to unplug and unwind from the stress of daily life. :)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California, USA

Great Cozy Tahoe Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your cabin with our 2 year old son, and our dog absolutely loved the river. We had everything we needed and the cabin was the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. Look forward to coming back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice casual getaway

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is a good spot for a private weekend in the woods, or for families with the bunkhouse being a great place for the kids. If you're looking for maid service and plush surroundings this is not the place for you...but if you're looking to spend some time with nature without sacrificing all the comforts of home then this is a great alternative to tent camping. The river was low during our visit but we found great swimming holes just a few exits down, and there are plenty of trails to hike. Although you can still hear the freeway a bit, the cabin is set well back in the woods and is fairly private. The large fire pit was great for relaxing even as the night cooled off. The only suggestion I would have is for screens on more of the windows; the home retained a lot of the daytime heat and it was slow to cool down with the small screened windows. But who knows; maybe the squirrels just steal them anyway!

I think that if you're expectations are realistic and you want a comfortable place to escape modern life while still being able to take a shower, this cozy little cabin may be just what you need. It was for us!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response and glad that you had a nice time. I will suggest screens to the owners and see if we can get some screens up to be able to open up the windows. Take care and do remember us for next get away.
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Davis, CA

Family from Davis

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cabin. Perfect amount of space for our family of four. Try to get here in daylight. Roads are not paved and tough to navigate. House is cozy and property mgr is very helpful. Owner had a nice welcome note and fire ready to light. Great getaway weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response, we hope that you come back and stay again
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Reno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Summit Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Tahoe City, CA
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Coyote Moon Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Station-TRU
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Summit Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Boreal Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.48
Damage Deposit £143.78

Over 4 adults a charge of $25 for each adult up to 7 adults

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.