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If you haven't cooked at altitude, remember to adjust oven temperatures upward by about 25 degrees.
There is an extra charge for cleaning linens ($20 per bed).
Alternatives are washing and folding them yourself or bringing your own. Leave beds as you found them - unmade.
Back bedroom has a king size bed and a twin. There are sheets are in the closet on the right looking toward the door.
Back Loft: A "quaint" loft with 3 small mattresses. It is accessed by a
"ships" ladder, or more conveniently, a disappearing stair pulled
down from the laundry ceiling. Young kids like this room a lot, but
the ceiling is low, from an adult perspective. It accommodates 2 to
4, depending upon how you arrange the cot mattresses.
Living room has is a queen sofa sleeper (gold color). The bedding is located in the cupboards above the bookshelf in the dining area. Additional blankets are located in the closet near the opening between living room and kitchen.
Upstairs, the front bedroom has a double bed, and a twin. Although
not as peaceful due to street noise as the rear rooms, it does have
lovely sunrise glimpses of the lake.
Cottage: 1 double
Living Room/Kitchen/Dining room:|
The thermostat for the wall heater between the kitchen and living room is by the pantry. We usually set it at 65-68° during the day and lower it at night.
If it doesn't come on check the pilot light (see below).
New (South) bathroom - Turn wall heater heat setting from 1 to 3 or 4.
Back bedroom - Turn wall heater from off to on (indicator line straight down NOT to Fan). Adjust thermostat if necessary.
There is a thermostat on the stairs to the front bedroom which controls a fan to take hot air from the stove to the back of the house. It should be set to 72° in the winter and 80° in the summer.
The rear rooms all have individual wall heaters, except the North bath, with the claw foot tub, which has a heat lamp, and picks up some heat from the front rooms. The heater for the rear loft is located on the wall to the left of the door to the rear bedroom. The heater for the rear bedroom is located to the right of the back door. Both of those heaters must be turned on, (left knobs), and temperature adjusted with the right knobs.
For additional comfort, the front bedroom has an overhead fan, controlled with a switch at the top of the stairs, on the right. The three speeds are controlled by the pull chain.
Heater Pilot lite:
There is a "Chimfex" chimney fire extinguisher, which looks like a highway emergency flare, by the fireplace. If there is a chimney fire you pull the black tape to remove the end. Then use the abrasive striker on the end to light it like a match. Put it in the stove, close the door and move the lever up to the blue section to minimize oxygen.
Please enjoy the deck fire-pit and the backyard fire-pit! Just do not leave the fires unattended this dry year, please. There are marshmallow roasting sticks near the little turquoise cupboard in the outdoor kitchen area. If you want to roast hot dogs, there are stainless roasting forks hanging on the wall near the water heater, in the little alcove between the kitchen and laundry.
Light bulbs are located in an antique box, and cracker tin, on the second shelf, on the right, in the Laundry hall.
Wood for the outdoor stove is located under the turquoise cabinet next to the house. It's great to crank it up for pancakes on the griddle in the morning. The cabinet houses most necessary tools and utensils. Takes some getting used to the facilities, but everyone seems to enjoy it. Worth noting that, cooking outdoors or in, allow extra time for the altitude!
See Sierra Pacific Power Phone number below
Phones at Cabin:
Tahoe Forest Hospital - 530 587-6011; emergency: 911; emergency room: 530 582-3209 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee (2 blocks east of Urgent Care) Garbage: Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) 530 583-7800 Garbage Pickup Tuesday. There is a bucket next to the water heater to toss recyclables [glass, magazines, newspaper, plastic 1-7, and cans (a can smasher on the wall)]. There are blue bags in the bottom kitchen drawer for recyclables. Put the blue bag in the garbage bin or take them home with you. Trash compactor bags are in a drawer in the kitchen. Garbage goes in the bear-proof bin by the driveway. Pickup is on Tuesday. TTSD Dump -Cabin Creek Rd M-S 8-4 587-4235 Trash pickup $11/yd. can leave < 1 yd (7 bags) out and they will pickup and use our can credit for no charge. See services under the Tahoe page for updates (I may forget to update it here) N. Tahoe Fire Dept 583-6913 Wood chipping 546-4347 (twigs < 10 in. diam. - no needles) Yard waste recycling at N. Tahoe Regional Park on regular collection days. Call above number for days.< Cleaning - Mirlaine Bennett (530) 581-1257 Snow plow - Don Virgo D & L Snow Removal (530) 525-1250 $50 firstname.lastname@example.org Snow shoveling - Jacob Dick 386-6615 or 386-6577 email@example.com Plumbing - Dennis Hoffman 525-6061 Utilities: Gas: Southwest Gas (530) 582-7200 800-832-2555 (Emergency: 800-772-4555) Elect: Sierra Pacific Power (NV Energy) (775) 834-2900, 800 782-2506 Telephone:AT&T - Trouble 611 or 1.800 310-2355 Internet: (AT&T DSL) http://helpme.att.net 877-722-3755 (see notes above) Cable: Sudden Link -(530) 550-3900, 1.800.832.2258, (acc code:3604) Nola Pearson (530) 550-3914 firstname.lastname@example.org Water: Tahoe Cedars Madden Creek Water 525-7555