Sunny Sierra Cabin Nestled in the Pines

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We welcome you to our charming and sunny Sierra cabin nestled in the pines. The cabin is located in a peaceful setting in the heart of Tahoe Donner and backs to Tahoe National Forest. It is only minutes away from downtown Truckee, ski resorts, lakes, casinos, restaurants and shopping.

Our 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sleeps up to 7 comfortably and is child proof, completely furnished and has a 2-car garage. It is ready for a weekend or week long retreat in the mountains. The cabin has an airlock entry and includes beautiful hardwood floors and ceilings, open kitchen and living room plan, breakfast bar, rock fireplace, and south-facing deck.

The master bedroom is located upstairs with a queen bed and walk-in closet. The downstairs bedrooms include a twin bunk in one, with a TV/DVD/VCR-great for the kids. The other bedroom has a full/twin bunk and an adjoining bathroom. All bedrooms have beautiful forest views. Cabin Amenities: Includes fully furnished kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, refrigerator w/ ice maker) toaster, coffee maker, blender, cooking utensils, dishes, etc. Cable TV, Wireless and High Speed Internet, Video/DVD Player (upstairs and downstairs), central vacuum, central heat, firewood.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only/Negotiable...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom has a large walk-in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Full/twin bunk bed with adjacent bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Twin bunk bed...moreless

  • The walk-in closet in the master bedroom can also double as a bedroom for small children. A couple sleeping pads and bags or even a blow up mattress works great. All bedrooms have beautiful views of the forest. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bathroom is located upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs bathroom is adjacent to one of the bedrooms...moreless


  • Books:

    a handful of books and magazines for all ages...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    One Upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games located in entertainment center upstairs and kids games in downstairs toybox...moreless

  • Television:

    One TV located upstairs and one small TV downstairs...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Available in entertainment center upstairs...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The table alone fits 6 ppl. A leaf for the table and one booster chair for little children is provided....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    An indoor fireplace is located in the living room. ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    within US only...moreless

  • Garage:

    2-car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat is available...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi available. Verizon works best, AT&T is spotty....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We prefer you bring your own sheets and pillow cases. But if needed, pillows, blankets comforters and linens are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway and garage only...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line phone which allows local and long (within US) distance phone calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We prefer you bring your own towels. There are towels available if needed....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi code is needed and located at the cabin...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Please provide your own kindling and paper....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip Coffee Maker with filters and a drip cone are provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator, Gas Range, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffee maker, Blender, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Balcony:

    Large balcony faces south with view of Hansel Ave. Patio table and chairs with umbrella provided in the warmer months....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck is covered and has grill. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Located at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Located at the Tahoe Donner Marina...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill located on front deck. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Located at Northwoods Clubhouse...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pools located at the Trout Creek Rec Center and Northwoods Clubhouse. Lap pool available year round. Must use Transferable Guest Cards for access. 4 ppl per card and $8 fee per person....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    3 hot tubs located at the Trout Creek Rec Center...moreless

  • Sauna:

    1 sauna and 1 steam room located at the trout Creek Rec Center...moreless



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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 3 - Feb 11, 2016
2 night min stay
President's Weekend
Feb 12 - Feb 16, 2016
3 night min stay
Feb 17 - Mar 26, 2016
2 night min stay
Spring Break
Mar 27 - Apr 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Apr 4 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30, 2016
2 night min stay
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Jul 5 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12%




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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Lodge Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Truckee
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Lodge Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe Donner Downhill/Tahoe Donner X-Country
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tahoe Donner Lake Marina

Car: Recommended

Our cabin is located only minutes from Z Marketplace, The Lodge Restaurant, TD golf course, TD equestrian center, TD x-country ski resort, TD downhill ski, TD private marina, Northwoods Clubhouse and Trout Creek Recreation Center which includes a gym, swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room and massage.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Tai and I live in the beautiful coastal town of Santa Cruz with our 2 daughters and gentle giant of a dog, Kona. Before our move here, Tai lived in the Sierra Foothills and I lived in San Francisco. Our paths crossed in the Sierra moutains where we married in 2000 in a ceremony at a small cross country ski resort he had been managing, called Eagle Mountain. Although we live in a lovely beach community, a big part of our hearts is connected to the mountains of the Sierra. We were fortunate to buy a cabin in Tahoe Donner and have enjoyed many years of family vacations in both summers and winters up here. It has been a blessing raising our two daughters and sharing the beauty of both the coast and the mountains with them. We enjoy renting out our cabin so that we may give others the opportunity to savor the beauty and tranquility of our home away from home and the lovely natural surroundings of Truckee.

Why the Owner Chose Tahoe Donner:
Not only were we married here, but Tai managed a cross country ski resort and white water rafting company in this area. We lived in the Sierra Foothills for awhile, but spent lots of time in the Truckee/Tahoe region. It was only natural for us to want to buy a place in this area as it has a lot of lovely memories and of course, we continue making many new ones. After looking in the Serene Lakes area, we knew that Tahoe Donner was the place we really wanted to be and grow. It has been amazing watching all the wonderful changes and improvements take place with this community.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This home was perfect! It was not too big and not too small. We had only a one year old at the time, but knew our family would grow and that this cabin would have all that we needed. We also love the space around us. We have an empty lot on one side and a small A-Frame home on the other that was one of the first original built in TD. The nice south facing deck brings warmth and bright light into the upstairs, where there is plenty of space for everyone to gather for a BBQ on the deck, a board game around a crackling fire, or just some quiet reading time as a Sierrra blizzard blows through or the warm summer breeze whistles softly through the pines. This little cabin has it all and you will feel refeshed and relaxed after a weekend or a week retreat any time of year.

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  • Living Room and Airlock Entry

    Living Room and Airlock Entry

  • Outside View to South Facing Deck

    Outside View to South Facing Deck

  • Kitchen


  • Navajo Art

    Navajo Art

  • Stairway Landing with view of Forest

    Stairway Landing with view of Forest

  • Full/Twin Bunk

    Full/Twin Bunk

  • Small Bedroom with Twin Bunk

    Small Bedroom with Twin Bunk

  • Beautiful  Meadows in Tahoe Donner

    Beautiful Meadows in Tahoe Donner

  • One of the many trails behind our cabin

    One of the many trails behind our cabin

  • Alpenglow from atop Downtown Truckee on a Summer's Eve

    Alpenglow from atop Downtown Truckee on a Summer's Eve

  • Cabin in the summer

    Cabin in the summer

  • Fireplace and the 
Blue-Nosed Bear

    Fireplace and the Blue-Nosed Bear

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Stairway to downstairs bedrooms

    Stairway to downstairs bedrooms

  • Full/Twin Bunk Bedroom with adjoining Bathroom

    Full/Twin Bunk Bedroom with adjoining Bathroom

  • Red Bedroom

    Red Bedroom

  • Creek at the Tahoe Donner Nature Loop

    Creek at the Tahoe Donner Nature Loop

  • Lots of gorgeous foilage

    Lots of gorgeous foilage

  • Wild flowers in Tahoe Donner

    Wild flowers in Tahoe Donner

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Sunny Sierra Cabin Nestled in the Pines

Tahoe Donner #204543

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