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Serene Mountain Retreat - Spectacular Views, Relaxed Spirits

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Tahoe Donner cabin description

Our mountain cabin is located in Truckee, California, at the top of Ski slope Way (elevation 7300'), giving us an incredible panoramic view of the Martis Valley and the eastern High Sierras. This stunning landscape can be enjoyed from our deck, or looking out through the two-story wall of windows from the house's living room, dining room, kitchen and loft.

We are a Tahoe Donner property, which gives us access to hot tubs, steam room, sauna, pools, gym, weight room, a fine restaurant, clubhouse, deli and store. In the winter you can cozying up to the fireplace, ski in the back country and snowshoe right from our front door. You can ski in and out to the Tahoe Donner’s own ski area for downhill and cross-country. The Tahoe Donner ski run is great for the family, as are hills for sledding and snow boarding. In the summer, Tahoe Donner amenities include well-maintained hiking and biking trails, swimming, tennis, basketball, horseback riding, golf, private Donner Lake beach, and much more. For more information about Tahoe Donner amenities, go to the Tahoe Donner Association website www.tahoedonner.com.

We are minutes away from historic downtown Truckee with great shopping and wonderful places to eat. In 30 minutes or less you can drive to world class Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Boreal, and Sugar Bowl ski resorts. Or in half an hour you can get to the casinos in Reno, hot springs in Sierraville, and beautiful blue water of Lake Tahoe.

We feel incredibly fortunate to have this retreat from hectic lives, and hope that you will also find it a terrific place to relax and refresh.

Our cabin is a 2-storied gambrel. It’s one of the original model homes in Tahoe Donner. Our cabin is our second home, so it has all the comforts of a regular home. There are 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed, 2 twin beds in the loft, and queen-sized sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, refrigerator, sink/disposal, dishwasher, and pots and utensils. There are 2 full bathrooms, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

The TVs in the living room and bedrooms are equipped with satellite TV and DVDs. The TV in the living room also has a VCR and there is an audio system. Wireless internet connection is available throughout the house.

All you have to bring is food, clothing and toiletries, and recreational equipment! If you want to know more about renting our home, email or call Richard at TruckeeMountainTop@live.com or call 510-263-7861. We have reduced rate for one couple who want a special getaway!

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'Thanks Richard, I did have a great stay. The place was charming and the views were amazing. I got everything all cleaned up and checked out yesterday as planned.' -
Gordon 3/17/2014

'We absolutely loved the cabin and would love to visit again... the same time next year almost certainly :-)
The sleds, especially, were a HUGE HIT with the kids, as was the fabulous snowy slope out the back of the cabin. What fun!! We cleaned top to bottom before we left so hopefully you find it in good condition :-) Best Regards' - Sarah 2/20/14

'We had a great time indeed. Our daughter learned to ski and skate and our little guy just had fun playing in the snow. We have iPhones and an iPad with Verizon wireless, so we didn't need, or use the internet. We did an extremely thorough job cleaning before we left and I trust you will hear a positive report back from the Larsons.' - Timothy 2/23/14

'Thank you for renting your cabin to us for the vacation. We liked it the minute we stepped into the house. It was the place I was thinking of for a vacation. We all had great time there. The view was great and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed sitting at the deck having breakfast, sitting in the living room reading or playing games or just talking. The house had everything we needed. It was perfect. Thank you again and hope we can rent it again next year. Regards,' - Jessica 7/31/2013

'This truly is a winter wonderland. We have really been enjoying your home on top of the world. The view is simply breathtaking... We have been playing in the snow and doing a lot of snow shoveling; this truly is a winter wonderland. My wife said that we may be able to make it back to Tahoe in February for a few days. please let me know if your home is available... Thanks again for sharing your home with us. it has been magical. Enjoy your day' - Bill 12/29/2012

'We will truely miss this!!!!!!!!!!!! We love your home and will miss it greatly when we do leave. It is a source of very warm memories for us. I have taken so many pictures. The view is unbelievable and each day it changes. The way the sun hits the mountains, unbelievable sunrises, or fabulous clouds patterns paint a new and incredible portrait each day. We will truely miss this!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for being easy to work with!! We wish the best to you and your family!! Warm regards,' - Terry 12/20/2012

'We love the house!!! We love the house!!! The view is stupendous!!! I think we will be very comfortable!!' - Terry 5/13/2012

“We were very pleasantly surprised with the location, great view, and snow falling! The cabin was cozy, well maintained, clean and had everything we needed - we decided to cook all of our meals (dinner and breakfast)… Our family and friends (couple and their child) had a great time! We'd love to stay here again (:” – Evelyn 4/1/2013

“We have really been enjoying your home on top of the world. The view is simply breathtaking... We have been playing in the snow and doing a lot of snow shoveling; this truly is a winter wonderland. My wife said that we may be able to make it back to Tahoe in February for a few days. please let me know if your home is available... Thanks again for sharing your home with us. it has been magical.” Enjoy your day - Bill 12/29/2012

“We love your home and will miss it greatly when we do leave. It is a source of very warm memories for us. I have taken so many pictures. The view is unbelievable and each day it changes. The way the sun hits the mountains, unbelievable sunrises, or fabulous clouds patterns paint a new and incredible portrait each day. We will truly miss this!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for being easy to work with!! We wish the best to you and your family!!” Warm regards, Terry 12/20/2012

“We love the house!!! The view is stupendous!!! I think we will be very comfortable!!” - Terry 5/13/2012

“We had a great time. We likely will try to come back, though probably for a longer stay...” - Ed 3/26/2012

“Hello, thank you, we had a wonderful time. We did not use the internet at all while there, too busy enjoying the beautiful weather...” - Anabela 3/3/2012

“We had a wonderful stay at your cabin, and want to come back again. We did not use the Internet. Can't think of any improvements- we were so happy with everything;-) thank you again!” – Aloha, Karin 2/13/2012

“We really loved it, I love A frames because I often stayed in one as a child. The views were gorgeous, the information you sent extremely clear. Our only regret was that we weren’t able to stay longer as originally hoped. Thanks!” - Javiera 1/31/2012

“Despite the lack of snow this year, we had a wonderful stay in your cabin. We did not use the internet. That too made us feel more like vacation ;-) Best regards and looking forward to renting your cabin again in the future.” - Eric & Olivia 1/1/2012

“We had a great time at the cabin! While there wasn't much snow, the kids found a spot behind the cabin for sledding, and there was enough manmade snow at Sugar Bowl for skiing. We'll hope to be back when there is more snow, it is a great place to stay! Best,” - Ralph 12/24/2011

“We did enjoy our stay. Thank you so much for allowing us to use your home. What a view! -” Jen 8/21/2011

“We had a great time staying at your cabin. The view is fantastic. We did not use the internet. The cabin is well furnished and comfortable - I can't think of anything that would have improved our stay.” - Linda 7/1/2011

“Had a great time up at your place. Lots of snow! Everything went well and the house was perfect.” - Brian 2/27/2011

“Was FANTASTIC! Great snow, we LOVE Tahoe Donner. We left everything else clean (vaccuumed, and mopped, and wiped down). We did use the Internet all 4 days. Thanks again.” - Sarah 2/23/2011

“We had a great time. Beautiful weekend in Tahoe. Thanks and love the house. Hope to go back another time later this year.” - Jim 2/14/2011

“Thank you for letting us stay in your home. The weather was beautiful and what an awesome view.” - Mick 1/24/2011

“Thanks that's great! I will definitely let you know when I am looking for a place in Truckee, your cabin is gorgeous and very comfortable.” - Nosheen 3/15/2010

“Hi Richard, We did have a wonderful time! Thank you! What a breathtaking view! We weren't expecting that.” -Rosemary 3/8/2010

“Thanks for checking in. We just got back. The kids had a blast & really loved your place! We will be recommending it to several other families who we know would enjoy it (we hope to rent it again too)...” - Jennifer 3/2/09.

“Thanks again. My wife want to add that we had a wonderful family experience this weekend, a real memory of a great time together... and that your cabin is just terrific. I would definitely consider staying there again!!!” - Steve 2/17/09

“I thought the cabin was excellent. It had great views. It was very tidy and very clean. I did not end up using the internet though. I would like to thank you for allowing me to use your cabin. It was

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Loft + Office: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

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          • Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in the loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) convertible sofa in the living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Tahoe Donner Recreation Center amenities: hot tub, steam room, sauna, pools, gym, weight room, basketball and table tennis for a small fee. Golf course, world class tennis courts, equestrian centers and Donner Lake Beach Club Marina are open in the summer. Cross-country and downhill ski centers are open in the winter. Our house is 1/4 mile from the Glacier Way Trail Head with an extensive well-maintained hiking trail system and back country bike trails. In the winter, the same area is a play land for back-country skiing, snowshoesing, snowboarding, and sledding. Tahoe Donner has a fine restaurant and bar at the lodge, a clubhouse, and a deli and store....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room:

                Available in the club house...moreless

              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Music CDs...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table:

                Available in the club house...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Dish Network TVs in the living room and 2 bedrooms...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                VCR and DVD movies...moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Our mountain cabin is located at 7300 feet above sea level, giving us a stunning panoramic view of the Martis Valley and the eastern High Sierras. The house is on Ski slope Way, a street that is maintained by the Town of Truckee and plowed regularly in the winter. We are about 40 minutes from the Reno International Airport, 15 minutes from the Truckee airport, and 1½ hours from Sacramento, California....moreless

              • Resort:

                Tahoe Donner Homeowner's Association www.tahoedonner.com...moreless

              • Ski-In:

                You can ski from the top of the Tahoe Donner ski lift to our cabin (about a quarter mile across the street)...moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                You can ski to Tahoe Donner’s own ski area for downhill, cross-country, snowboarding from our cabin; sledding and back-country nearby...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                in the unit...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Fitness room, swimming pool, sauna and more available at the club house...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Gas burning stove...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Gas burning stove for primary heating, electric heaters also available...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Please wash linens and towels before checkout or bring your own...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Bring your own cell...moreless

              • Parking:

                Outdoor parking available for 2 cars, additional street and club house parking available ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking on-site. We have a service plow the driveway for guests in the winter....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine:

                in the unit...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free WiFi access at the Clubhouse; in-home access available for $4 a day midnight to midnight...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Available in club house and town...moreless

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

                Full kitchen with appliances and utensils...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Full-size microwave...moreless

              • Oven:

                Full-size electric oven and toaster oven...moreless

              Outside

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Rental available at Donner Lake...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Tahoe Donner...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Available at the club house...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Rental available at Donner Lake...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                (3) Shared pools at the Club House...moreless

              • Shared Hot Tub:

                (2) Pool, hot tub and gym at the club house...moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas/New Year
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $250
              $1,500 $4,000
              MLK weekend
              Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $250
              Presidents' Day
              Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $250
              Summer rate
              May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $180
              $1,080 $2,700
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $200
              $1,200 $3,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Opening & closing $65
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              Standard Rate (Oct 1 - April 30):

              One couple $180/nt, $1080/wk, $2700/mon, holidays $225/nt, $1350/wk, $3600/mon

              Summer Rate (May1-Sept 30)

              One couple $162/nt, $972/wk, $2430/mon, holidays $203/nt, $1236/wk, $3240/mon

              Plus 10% town tax, $65 opening & closing, $300 refundable deposit


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              Last updated: 12/23/2014
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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Reno International Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Tahoe Donner club house
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Tahoe Donner gold course
              8 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Truckee old town
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 80
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Tahoe Donner club house
              Tahoe Donner
              Nearest Ski
              Tahoe Donner skislope
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Donner Lake - Tahoe Donner private beach

              Car: Necessary

              We are minutes away from historic downtown Truckee with great shopping and wonderful places to eat. We are less than an hour drive to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Northstar, and Sugar Bowl ski resorts. We are about half an hour away from casinos in Reno, hot springs in Sierraville, and the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoe.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: Richard & Katie My wife Katie and I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. We love to travel and enjoy making new friends and meeting people all over. We feel incredibly fortunate to have this retreat from hectic lives in Truckee, California and hope that you will also find it a terrific place to relax and refresh. We have just opened up our SF Bay Area home to fellow travelers (Airbnb). Our home is located in the beautiful Marina Bay community of the City of Richmond, right by the water of the SF Bay.

              Why the Owner Chose Tahoe Donner:
              Unique location, panoramic views with great amenities

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Spectacular views of the Eastern Sierras, fresh mountain air, great hiking and skiing. We have reduced rate at $180/night for one couple! For details, go to our site at www.TruckeeMountainTop.com


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, Chinese

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              Photos

              • Winter view

                Winter view

              • Winter view from the deck

                Winter view from the deck

              • Winter view from loft

                Winter view from loft

              • Winter view from loft

                Winter view from loft

              • Dining area

                Dining area

              • Upstairs bedroom

                Upstairs bedroom

              • View from the loft

                View from the loft

              • Eastern Sierras

                Eastern Sierras

              • Sunrise from the deck

                Sunrise from the deck

              • Dining on the deck

                Dining on the deck

              • Back of the cabin

                Back of the cabin

              • Summer view from the back

                Summer view from the back

              • Winter view from the deck

                Winter view from the deck

              • Winter view from the deck

                Winter view from the deck

              • Winter view from loft

                Winter view from loft

              • Living area

                Living area

              • Living area-2

                Living area-2

              • Downstairs bedroom

                Downstairs bedroom

              • Eastern Sierras

                Eastern Sierras

              • Morning view

                Morning view

              • Sunrise from the deck

                Sunrise from the deck

              • Front of the cabin

                Front of the cabin

              • Front view - across the road

                Front view - across the road

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