10 Best Secluded Cabins Near Lake Tahoe, USA - Updated 2024

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A breathtaking lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is one of the best year-round vacation spots on the California-Nevada border. Its tranquil waters invite tourists to take a nice dip, while the surrounding mountainscape offers many opportunities for hiking, nature treks, and other outdoor recreation. The lake lies near many restaurants, shops, entertainment, nightspots, and casinos, including Harrah’s in Stateline, Nevada. Lake Tahoe, with its vibrant landscapes, will leave visitors wanting more. An extended vacation may be in order if you wish to make the most of the area. Spice it up by staying in a cozy rental amid nature. Read on for best secluded cabins near Lake Tahoe, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and remoteness of location. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

1. Enchanting cabin with a hot tub (from USD 432)

Comfort, leisure, and proximity to nature come together in this cabin. Hidden in the woods of Olympic Valley, California, the property is surrounded by tall coniferous trees, perfect for guests looking for a quiet, private retreat.

This single-level house overlooks Squaw Creek and was designed by Squaw Valley’s renowned architect David Tucker. It features a lounging area with a stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing guests panoramic views of the surrounding woods while staying toasty indoors. Guests will find a large deck with a private hot tub and plenty of space for a barbecue and outdoor relaxation.

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23.67 km (14.8 mi) from Sand Harbor
64 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we particularly enjoyed the views from the big windows and also the heated bathroom floors
well equipped kitchen great space for family vacation
everything was clean and high quality
the home was very clean and comfortable and in a great location
linda was extremely helpful and nice
linda was a great host and extremely easy to work with
host was nice and readily available if needed
owner very responsive and pleasant to deal with
linda was great and responsive to all messages
a very comfy and homey classic mountain abode in a beautiful and setting and convenient location
great location next to creek and loved the layout and architecture
the house is perfectly placed between squaw’s base truckee and lake tahoe/tahoe city
the house was the perfect size for us with fantastic neighborhoods to walk thru to enjoy different views
i can’t say enough good things about this place and can’t wait to come back
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2. Spacious cabin with a pretty kitchen (from USD 395)

The quiet Carnelian Bay location and tall pines allow guests peace and privacy in this cabin. Take a private soak in the large hot tub while enjoying views of the forested landscape and occasional glimpses of wildlife.

The property has three spacious bedrooms and two full baths to accommodate a group of eight. You can cook up a feast in the very pretty kitchen and step out on the large furnished deck for alfresco dining.

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Carnelian Bay, California, United States
12.85 km (8.0 mi) from Sand Harbor
233 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 7 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were also super comfy
it was nice having a large family style table to eat at
very clean and cozy
a very clean and cozy home
the cabin was clean and inviting
quiet comfortable clean etc
it was excellent spacious cabin very clean and well stocked
stephany was a great host
thanks again to our host stephany for everything
stephany was very responsive and the place was amazing
fantastic host and great location
great location and the hosts were great and quick to respond to us when we need help
walking distance to the lake and beautiful location
the location is perfect we were close to downtown and stores
great location in a quiet neighborhood the cabin was right near king’s beach
great place in a wonderful location
stephany's cabin was cute cozy and in a great location in north lake
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3. Tranquil cabin close to Tahoe National Forest (from USD 150)

This tranquil cabin sits on a quiet property bordering Tahoe National Forest. While an isolated property, it has everything you need for comfortable modern living, including high-speed WiFi, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, two gas heaters, and a full-sized fridge. This lovely rental features mid-century interiors, two decks with barbecue equipment, and plenty of outdoor seating where you can immerse yourself in this natural setting.

The property is a quick 10-minute drive away from the world-class skiing destination Northstar.

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8.9 km (5.6 mi) from Sand Harbor
121 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
little touches (champagne for my husband's birthday) flowers on the table and chocolates were a nice touch
very comfortable clean and inviting
the cabin is cozy and clean
the cabin was decorated with charming touches clean and had everything needed to cook our own meals
the owner is knowledgeable and friendly
linda the owner was friendly and helpful
linda was a wonderful host providing good tips on lookout spot and dining
linda is a gracious and accommodating host
the owner was very kind and answered all our questions online and in person
it was close to the beach and had miles of beautiful trails right outside the gate
great hiking trails and close to the beach
the location is great nestled into the forest but walking distance to the lake and shops/restaurants
the cabin is an easy walk to the town of kings beach and quick drive to incline
we will definitely look to book this place again
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4. Brockway Lakeview Cabin (from USD 53)

This impressive retreat is perched on a quiet hillside between King’s Beach, California, and Crystal Bay, Nevada. Expect little to no disturbance from neighbors, but be ready for close encounters with local wildlife such as bears, birds, and deer.

Brockway Lakeview Cabin features rustic architecture that contrasts beautifully with the modern interiors and furnishings. The exposed beams give the space an airy feel, while large glass windows fill the living spaces with natural light. Additionally, a deck provides great views of the surrounding area while providing guests extra space to unwind.

If you want to venture out of your cozy haven, King’s Beach and Crystal Bay have plenty of entertainment venues, shops, restaurants, and casinos.

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Kings Beach, California, United States
7.81 km (4.9 mi) from Sand Harbor
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
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The cabin itself was funky and cool
Great views of lake and snow
The cabin had lovely lake views
altho the kitchen was small
It has very beautiful view of the lake and trees
Cabin well stocked and very clean
The place is clean spacious and has almost everything you need for the stay
Also Stella was very easy to communicate with and welcoming and friendly
Beautiful views great hospitality nice and warm
Stella was there to greet us when we arrived
she was quick to respond
She checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed
Great property in a great location
The cabin was built in 1947 as a summer retreat
The north end is very quiet if ur looking to relax
It was close enough to walk into Kings Beach which we also really loved
but hey maybe it's good to switch that up sometimes Thanks again Stella - beautiful property and energy
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5. Unique, modern cabin with a hot tub (from USD 450)

Located in a quiet neighborhood near Tahoe National Forest, this unique cabin offers contemporary living while secluded in the middle of pristine woodlands. It is within 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) of popular Lake Tahoe attractions, including Incline Village Championship Golf Course and Tahoe Institute For Natural Science.

The cabin has a unique, modern design, beautiful wood interiors, and large glass windows providing great views of the surrounding natural landscape. Guests will find three spacious bedrooms, a large deck with plenty of seating, and a private hot tub.

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6.65 km (4.2 mi) from Sand Harbor
57 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large deck with lots of comfortable seating
the extra couch in the boys room was a helpful hangout spot for them too
built in the 1960’s but updated recently with a very functional kitchen and two nice bathrooms
the cabin was updated and clean
it was stocked with everything we could possibly need and everything was clean and new
the house is exactly as described with comfortable beds/very clean
all was super clean and ready to go
our family had a lovely restful stay at this quirky clean and updated 60s a frame cabin
owner was very responsive
kirk was a wonderful host the entire time
kirk was responsive and easy to deal with
kirk was very communicative and left clear instructions
loved the hot tub and the owner was great to work with
neighborhood is very nice and close to everything in incline village
the location is great too close to pretty much all the essentials needed
we had great time at this location
nice location and home was nice
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6. Aspen Hollow (from USD 376)

Large groups will enjoy the serenity offered by this cabin. It features contemporary interiors yet is still reminiscent of classic log cabins. It also offers total privacy and safety with its two enclosed decks to keep children and pets safe. Your four-legged family members are welcome with prior approval and a 100 USD fee per pet.

The property has plenty of amenities for a cozy stay, including a stone fireplace, 400 Mbps Internet, and a kitchen with modern appliances for easy food prep. There is also a large whirlpool tub on the redwood deck for relaxing dips.

Aspen Hollow is a short walk from the Upper Truckee River, where your group can enjoy swimming, fishing, and hiking in the summer.

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44.58 km (27.7 mi) from Sand Harbor
142 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was enough space for our group of 7 and we appreciated the small touches and cozy feel
even without the construction noise a couple of fans would be helpful
i loved the heated floor in the upstairs bathroom super updated and lovely - the perfect family getaway
well equipped kitchen for those who like to cook
the house was very clean comfortable and had everything we needed
it was clean and spacious and well taken care of
we have stayed multiple times and it always clean and well appointed
linda is a welcoming host that was quick to respond to any of our questions or issues
and linda is a caring responsive and helpful host
thank you linda for being an awesome host and we will see you again
linda was very communicative helpful and accommodating
very easy to work with the owner and communication was great
we loved the location of this property just between s
the cabin was in a beautiful location
best location in the tahoe basin and the house is wonderful
this was the perfect house for the holidays in a great location for epic ski pass holders
we definitely won't forget this place
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7. Judge Peek Cabin (from USD 185)

Distinguished by its black exterior, this isolated, albeit charming, cabin is well-stocked and well-furnished for your optimum comfort. A stone fireplace dominates the living area, complete with a lounge area and a mounted TV for indoor entertainment. A designated work area is available for folks on working vacations. A small yet functional kitchen is ready for your homecooked meals.

Outdoors, a hot tub is also available on the deck if you want a nice warm soak after a long day. The hosts are dog-friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring your canine pal along.

Located in Ridgewood, California, the property is a four-minute drive from Lake Tahoe’s Carnelian Bay. If you’re up for some skiing, popular ski destinations, such as Northstar and Palisades Tahoe, are less than a 30-minute ride away.

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Carnelian Bay, California, United States
13.92 km (8.7 mi) from Sand Harbor
112 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed
great fireplace and deck very comfortable bed
the living room has lots of windows and natural light and the fireplace is front and center
lots of rustic charm with the right balance of modern amenities to ensure it was a comfortable stay
we had an amazing stay the space was so cute and cozy
very clean and extremely comfortable beds
the cabin was cute clean warm greg & travis responded quickly and were very helpful
travis was an amazing host
the hosts were especially wonderful
travis was a great host
our host was very kind and helpful
travis was a very responsive host
very cute little cabin the location was perfect because it was very central
great neighborhood and close to many lakeside features
located in a nice and quiet neighborhood and the location is not too far from shops and dining
cool cabin in a pretty location
absolutely beautiful cabin in a great location
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8. Luxe, well-appointed property in North Shore Tahoe

This professionally remodeled and well-appointed property lies in a cul-de-sac in North Shore Tahoe’s verdant woods, giving guests maximum privacy amid nature. Its mid-century aesthetics offers a warm ambiance, accentuated by vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace. If you prefer to stay indoors, the floor-to-ceiling windows allow lovely views of the surrounding woodland. Hiking enthusiasts will see the nearby trail network from the spacious wooden deck. Well-behaved pets are welcome here, as long as they are properly supervised.

The property is adjacent to Burton Creek State Park, and the backyard is connected to Tahoe XC’s hiking and mountain biking trails. It is 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Tahoe City, California, giving guests quick access to the city’s many shops, restaurants, and other conveniences.

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Tahoe City, California, United States
15.16 km (9.5 mi) from Sand Harbor
249 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s a spacious yet very cozy cabin that is even nicer in person than the photos
very comfortable rooms and well equipped kitchen
it was clean home
the cabin is beautiful clean and spacious
very clean and cozy place to stay when enjoying the tahoe area
most airbnb’s aren’t as clean as advertised in my experience but i was impressed with scott’s place cleanliness
scott is really easy to communicate and the cabin is clean and tidy
scott couldn’t be a better host
scott is a great host and very responsive we will be back
scott was very responsive and the checkin and checkout process went as smooth as can be
scott was responsive and had all the details and helpful suggestions worked out
scott’s place was amazing definitely recommend and would stay again was very happy this cabin was pet friendly
wonderful quiet location and close to everything
cute cabin at great location
beautiful cabin in a great location
it was located in a beautiful neighborhood and close to all that north lake tahoe has to offer
great house in a great location and scott was always quick to respond and incredibly accommodating
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9. Large cabin in the woods with a balcony (from USD 250)

In the middle of Sierra Nevada’s lush forest sits this beautiful cabin. This secluded three-level property has contemporary living areas with high ceilings and plush furniture. It also has plenty of tall glass windows, allowing natural light to flood the interiors and enhance the warm atmosphere.

This property sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in Incline Village, Nevada. Here, guests will be close to hiking and nature trails. They can also access Incline Village General Improvement District’s family-friendly recreational facilities, including an Olympic-sized pool and tennis courts. You’ll also enjoy proximity to Diamond Peak Ski Resort, a bonus for keen skiers.

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Incline Village, Nevada, United States
8.63 km (5.4 mi) from Sand Harbor
170 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was very stable
wifi/internet worked great which is always a huge plus for us
the inside was cozy well decorated all the furniture was beautiful and the beds and pillows super comfy
the kitchen was well-equipped and we enjoyed cooking and conversing in the open space kitchen/dining room/living room
nice old cozy cabin with a nice loft for kids to hangout and have some quiet time
cabin was super clean and spacious
easy to book and very clean home
clean house full kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook
everything was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked with cookware/spices and all appliances worked well
upon check-in the house was clean
the owner is very responsive to inquiries
great place to stay & location
the location was great close to town but still very secluded and quiet
this place is a fabulous location
the house is in a great location close to the lake
it’s a very cute place in a wooded area
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10. Multi-level cabin with majestic mountain views (from USD 294)

The multi-level rental area features vaulted ceilings, modern interiors, and office space for remote workers. Indeed, this fully-furnished property maximizes guests’ comfort, regardless of the nature of their Lake Tahoe trip. Guests can immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from the top floor viewing deck, where a telescope awaits for a closer look.

Located in Stateline, Nevada, this property is about a five-minute drive from nearby attractions such as Castle Rock, Castle Rock Trailhead, and Tahoe Rim Trail. Guests are at a comfortable 10-minute drive from downtown Stateline.

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Stateline, Nevada, United States
23.59 km (14.7 mi) from Sand Harbor
101 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fully furnished kitchen was a welcomed surprise and the views were amazing
had a beautiful kitchen and everything needed from pans to cutleries to air fryer to a kettle
views were amazing the living room was comfortable and cozy and the kitchen well equipped
we loved our stay here great views really comfortable space and everything you could possibly need is provided
very comfortable well-appointed space in the neighborhood high up kingsbury grade
the place was extremely clean and bright
clean and comfortable it was perfect for our stay
place was extremely clean i would definitely stay at airbnb again
clean nice location and had everything we needed
the house was clean susan was friendly & responsive & it was right next to heavenly village
susan is a great host and is quick with the responses
susan was a great hosts d very responsive
she’s the best host thanks again susan
the host (susan) was very communicative and helpful
full stock kitchen and very responsive host
definitely coming back to this location
great location for heavenly ski trip amazing value cozy
great stay easy and close to the stateline
nice location with easy access to hiking biking and local beaches
great location susan was very responsive and answer all of our questions
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Spend your Lake Tahoe vacation in a cozy cabin

Nothing beats a Lake Tahoe vacation in a cozy cabin. It makes you feel more at home, be it in the middle of the woods or along the lake. If privacy is your top concern, consider one of the cabins above, and don’t miss out on the opportunity to have a serene getaway in Lake Tahoe.

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