S w e d e D r e a m s
"What an unbelievable home and outdoor setting! We had the time of our lives! We celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday in Swede Dreams and it was perfect. In our party was my husband and myself, our adult kids and spouses (three couples) and our four grandchildren. The grand lodge style home was magnificent. We were all so comfortable and had sleeping room to spare! The home was fully outfitted and just so cozy and warm!."
- Caren, Nov 2014
"We just finished our 36th annual vacation--we've gone many places over the years, but most frequently to the Tahoe area. We absolutely LOVED staying at Swede Dreams!--in fact, the consensus in our family is that it's the best place we've ever stayed."
- Bob, July 2015
Completed in 2006 after 8 years of construction, Swede Dreams is a unique property perfectly suited for special events or large gatherings of family and friends. This custom designed, 6 bedroom, 4 bath luxury log home offers Scandinavian charm and all the modern amenities needed for the perfect Tahoe vacation during any season.
Located in the exclusive Tahoe Donner association of North Lake Tahoe, Swede Dreams rests on a quiet half acre of flat, stream-fed, wooded forest that is perfect for families with older members or those with young children. This home provides immediate access to the scenic Nature Loop trail and backs up to a preserved wetland area that houses a family of active beavers and countless bird species and squirrel families. A private natural spring on the property bubbles up into a small pool before babbling into nearby Trout Creek and ensures that even when other parts of Tahoe are dry and dusty, this property will sprout flowers, offers streams for kids to play in and attract wildlife of all sorts.
Swede Dreams was designed with both entertaining and children in mind. The 4,000+ square feet of living space is spread over the main floor and an upper floor whose separate sleeping areas are connected by a dramatic elevated catwalk overlooking the Great Room. Five bedrooms and three full baths are located on the upper level in three distinct wings. The south wing of the upper level holds a master bedroom with its own gas fireplace and another room immediately adjacent. In the north wing, there is a second master with a neighboring bunked bedroom, both of which open into a common bonus room alcove (essentially a 7th bedroom) designed to hold and entertain kids in a separate living space during early mornings or after hours when adults might gather downstairs.
The upper level also has a bedroom on the west wing with its own deck and bathroom, 50'' flat screen TV and a delightful reading loft outside its door. On the main level is a final bedroom with its own bathroom—great for those who may have trouble getting up or down stairs. Older guests will appreciate that the front entrance, garage and entire main floor can be accessed with no more than one step up or down
"Swede Dreams was fabulous. Having rented countless ski cabins in Tahoe Donner and Olympic Valley over the past 10 years, this was the best. This beautiful house has all the bells and whistles you'd expect and then some. The grand log construction is very impressive and well beyond the expectations from the pictures."
- James, Jan 2014
"Three generations stayed here for a post Christmas vacation and it could not have been more perfect! The house is magical. So comfortable, enough space for everyone and great hang out spots for everyone to congregate."
- Jeannette, Dec 2015