Cabin Doors of Lake Tahoe

Colorful Cabin Door

What is a blogger to do when there is no Weekly Photo Challenge scheduled this week? Why, post for Thursday Doors, of course!

Back in July (seems so long ago now), we stayed with friends in their cabin near the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It was another endlessly hot weekend in the Sacramento Valley, so a 2-hour drive to the Sierra Nevadas seemed like the best place to go.

After playing on the lake with the dogs and enjoying the mountain air, I took a walk with one of my dogs around the neighborhood and discovered LOTS of wonderful cabin doors!

The above photo shows the creativity and color this person added to his cabin door. Even though the sign says “Xx’s Roost” I doubt the roosters hang out there much since there are very active bears that lurk around in the forest day and night. Look closely on the door and you can see the electric gizmo attached to keep the bears away while the residents are gone.

Our friend’s cabin had an electric doorstep as a bear deterrent, and even knowing it was turned off during the day, you can bet I cautiously stepped over it each time!

A frame gives way to reflections

Love the red door of this cute A-Frame and how the trees are reflected in the windows. Must be a stunning view from the inside.

Door to leisure

Some lucky child is going to have some fun as she parks her bike in front of their cabin garage door.

A nice walk is all anyone needs to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in these unique Lake Tahoe neighborhoods.

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” Flora Whittemore

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Note: Addresses and names muted for privacy.

Join me on the weekly photo challenge next week, but in the meantime, stop by Norm’s weekly feature Thursday Doors!

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28 thoughts on “Cabin Doors of Lake Tahoe

  1. Oh, yes, a lovely A-shaped house, door and environment. As for the bears: I cannot imagine living in a place where a bear-preventive device is necessary. šŸ˜® Or let the dogs run around! We have only boars around here and I’m still cautious… I guess one gets used to everything.

    I guest-host Norm’s Thursday Doors this week and wish to invite you over to my blog where you can find the button where to add your link. Thank you for taking part!

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  2. Great doors! The house in your second image would be very common. Live more South in the same area. Hope you don’t mind me asking,it’s because I am Dutch. Is your last name Dutch or German? The Dutch language still has the “dt” at the end of some words.

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  3. Although we live in an area where there are many bears in the woods surrounding us, I had never heard of ‘electric door gizmos’ to keep bears away. They must have some serious ‘bear activity’ there. Fantastic post and photos!

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      • We did visit Lake Tahoe back in 2008, but it was during the summer and I remember it being very hot. We also went to Mamouth and had a few days wondering around Yosemite. It was a wonderful time. Sadly, it was before I had a digital camera, so all the photos are in an album. I must get that album out and do a revisit sometime.

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