The Lodgepole Pine House Soda Springs, California

Welcome to the Lodgepole Pine House, a beautiful four season retreat near Lake Tahoe for outdoor adventurers, nature lovers, and design enthusiasts.

Owner-architect, Anne Phillips designed Lodegpole Pine House using natural building materials and thoughtful detailing in a rustic and modern style. Her unique ecologically-designed home in the Serene Lakes community backs up to a nature reserve open to cross country skiing, hiking and biking, is a five minute walk to Lake Serena and Lake Dulzura and a short drive to many down hill ski resorts. This special home embraces the outdoors with generous porches and large windows looking out to the surrounding pine forest. Bird watch and stargaze from the house.


Nested in the spectacular High Sierra Moutains at Donner Summit, close to Lake Tahoe and Truckee, California, USA. 6,800 ft. (2,073 meters) elevation, 2.5-3.0 hr. drive from the San Francisco bay area off I-80, 1 hour drive from the Reno NV airport, 15 min. from Truckee. Link to Map


4 bedrooms and sleeping loft, 3 bathrooms, sauna, great room, sleeps 12 people in beds: 4 queens + 4 singles. Additional sleeping accommodations: 3 single futons. Great for kids. Pets welcome with additional refundable security deposit. No smoking inside but you are free to smoke outdoors on the property.


Read the recent SF Chronicle travel feature about our community at Serene Lakes.

Winter: Downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, iceskating, snowshoeing, sledding. Less than a 10 minute drive to excellent downhill Sugar Bowl, Boreal Ridge, Soda Springs, Donner Ski Ranch. NorthStar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Donner are nearby. Cross country ski directly to Royal Gorge, the largest Nordic ski resort in the country.

Spring: Still some snow pack for skiing and snowshoeing. Perfect weather for road biking before the heat of summer. Find quiet solitude in the low tourist season.

Summer: Road and Mountain Biking, swimming, hiking, kayaking and sailing, catch and release fishing at Serene Lakes. World class rock climbing. Great show of wildflowers. Wine festivals, Tahoe Music Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Outdoor film showings at Squaw Valley and Truckee. The Owner's Association beach at Serene Lakes is great for kid's and adults.

Fall: Biking, hiking, boating. Wonderful fall color- enjoy the golden hues of quaking Aspen. Find quiet solitude in the low tourist season. Nevada County Fair. Tahoe Sierra Century Bike Ride. Lake Tahoe Marathon. Truckee Renaissance Faire. Golf Classic at Truckee.


  • - Sauna, wood stove, gas stove and cozy radiant floor heating.
  • - Fully equipped kitchen (we love to cook and it shows!), commercial gas stove, large refrigerator, dishwasher, outdoor gas BBQ grill.
  • - High quality bed linens and towels provided. Summer guests- bring your own beach towels.
  • - One car garage and parking in driveway for 4 cars.
  • - Recreational equipment available for guests: bikes, kayaks, snowshoes.
  • - Full library including fiction, history and nature guide books and boardgames.
  • - Wireless internet. Free domestic long distance telephone calls. DVD player with monitor.
  • - High definition cable television.

The house features custom designed and fabricated furniture created collaboratively by Anne Phillips, Adam Alpine and Shawn HibmaCronan. More information on our site specific furniture is available here.

Local History:

Explore nearby Donner Lake (where the famous Donner Party was stranded for the winter of 1846) and Lake Tahoe areas. Visit historic truckee for shopping, good eats, and winter sport rentals.


3 night minimum.

  • $500 per night
  • $3000 per week
  • $500 Security Deposit (refundable)
  • $200 Cleaning fee (non refundable). 10% Occupancy Tax (non refundable)

Plan Your Next Vacation:

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photos by Muffy Kibbey

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