'Kid & Dog Friendly' Mtn Chalet W/Sledding on Site

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Last updated: 11/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy a cozy vacation in our fully equipped luxury vacation rental, we call Casa Sierra chalet. It is the perfect place for rekindling that special relationship, spending time with friends, with the children & your HOUSE-BROKEN dog which stays off all furniture (no cats), or with multiple families.

Elegantly appointed throughout with striking Native American artwork, the spacious living room/dining area features a striking red Vermont wood burning stove and soaring 20 ft cathedral ceiling flooded with natural light from tall windows. Relax with a great 'surround sound' system as well as two Cable TVs, DVD Cable 'hotspot' for high-speed wireless and wired computer free high speed internet access, free nation-wide long distance calling.

The elegant dining area invites sumptuous meals inspired by a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. The deck is lovely for breakfast amid the silence of towering pine and fir. An ample loft with a queen size hide-a-bed sofa, extra TV/DVD, desk, children and adult games & game table and books overlooks the living room.

Every tastefully decorated bedroom has a new queen bed with high end bedding, down comforters and plenty of extra blankets. This house is ideal for three couples or one or two families: with crib, twin bed, and queen bed in upstairs bedroom, washer and dryer...and much more. There is little to no traffic, a two-car garage, as well as parking for four cars on the driveway, which is kept plowed in winter. Please feel free to call anytime for details.

A great sledding hill, viewable from inside, on the property on an extra large lot surrounded by a 'green belt'. A tether is attached between two trees to allow your leashed pet to enjoy the outdoors. Golfing is just five minutes away. Just ten minutes from a great beginner & intermediate ski hill, ten minutes to Donner Lake , and twenty minutes to Lake Tahoe . Also nearby you can enjoy easy access to north shore world-class ski resorts: Squaw Valley , Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Homewood , Boreal, and Sugar Bowl. Casa Sierra is ten minutes from great shops and restaurants in the booming Gold Rush era mountain town of Truckee or quick easy access to the freeway for South Shore , North Shore and Reno casinos. During the Summer, Spring and Fall, you can also enjoy white water rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, excellent hiking or world-class mountain biking.

Our Guests benefit from guests rates for full access to the Tahoe Donner Homeowner facilities, including three pools & spas, workout facilities, two clubhouses, tennis and golf plus a great equestrian center for horseback riding, hay rides and western campfire BBQs. Also a private beach club, snack bar and picnic facilities on Donner Lake including rental of power & sail boats, canoes, wave runners, stand up paddle boards, wind surfers, and pedal boats.

Casa Sierra's spacious kitchen is fully equipped including a toaster, microwave and gas ovens, gas stove top, warmng drawer, dishwasher, disposal, coffee makers including french press, tea pot, mixer and, blender along with the usual pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, etc.

All linens and basics (bar and laundry soap, dish and dishwasher soap, etc., as well as spices, vinegar, oil and so on) are included. There is also plenty of firewood on hand both by the wood stove and in the garage. (photos courtesy of Richard Mayer Photography: mayerphoto com)

Keywords: chalet, house, home, cabin, lodge,


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28 (this is NOT a party house!)...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    toys, games, private DVD & viewing area, tons of yard for year around outdoor fun....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    1 Dog PROVIDED THAT it is HOUSEBROKEN, FLOOR-SLEEPING & STAYS OFF FURNITURE allowed with higher damage deposit. (no other animals allowed). dog run on a cable between trees....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library:

    (2) both Adult and Childrens' DVDs...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    views from all sides of large, private yard surrounded by green belt....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access:

    Hi speed cable wireless network...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    two car garage, under the house....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    free to continental 48 USA states...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered two car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air furnace heat througout...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    carpeted throughout, new flat screen TV, lots of seating...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    (cell service is spotty in this area)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    enough parking for at least five cars in driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    in driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) phone with 2 handsets...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi network serves up to five laptops...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Vermont Country Stove (catalytic, so it reburns ashes = environmentally friendly)...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Remodeled: includes upgraded stove, disposal and dishwasher. Many small appliances and all cooking and serving dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 swimming pools in two rec centers/club houses...moreless



Write a review 5
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 14 - Dec 16, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 5 - Apr 17, 2016
2 night min stay
Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2016
2 night min stay
Early Summer
Jun 16 - Jun 29, 2016
2 night min stay
July 4th Weeks
Jun 30 - Jul 11, 2016
4 night min stay
Mid/Late Summer
Jul 12 - Sep 11, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$280 $280
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $60 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates subject to change until Reservation is Confirmed.

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Last updated: 11/10/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe Donner Golf Club
4 Miles
Nearest Train
downtown Truckee
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe Donner (either downhill or cross country)
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private beach on Donner Lake

Great outdoor open space with family sledding hill behind the house. Beginner Ski Hill at Tahoe Donner 5 minutes away. Check out the Tahoe Donner website.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Residents of the SF Bay Area who use Casa Sierra as a vacation home

Why the Owner Chose Tahoe Donner:
Tahoe Donner is a year-round vacation getaway. We love to ski and golf and we love the tons of amenities. We also love that it is easy to get to quickly, just off of I-80 once you cross Donner Pass. It's about a half hour closer to the SF Bay Area and Sacramento than anyplace else in the Lake Tahoe Basin yet has easy and quick access to everything fun about the Lake Tahoe Basin

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Golf, horse back riding, swimming, hiking, fishing, private beach on Donner Lake, summer concerts, hay rack rides, western campfire BBQs, winter skiing, sledding, great restaurants, spending times with family and friends.

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Speaks: english



  • Breakfast on the deck?

    Breakfast on the deck?

  • Family bedroom, also includes a queen bed

    Family bedroom, also includes a queen bed

  • details


  • Tahoe-Donner's Lodge, Restaurant and Clubhouse

    Tahoe-Donner's Lodge, Restaurant and Clubhouse

  • Winter comes to Casa Sierra...a great place to snuggle up

    Winter comes to Casa Sierra...a great place to snuggle up

  • Playing in Casa Sierra's large, wooded back yard

    Playing in Casa Sierra's large, wooded back yard

  • Loft for play and queen hide-a-bed

    Loft for play and queen hide-a-bed

  • Tahoe Donner Golf Course

    Tahoe Donner Golf Course

  • The Deck at the Lodge, 1/3 mile away

    The Deck at the Lodge, 1/3 mile away

VRBO #171817

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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