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Family-Friendly Chalet with Privacy, Hot Tub, and Mountain Views-- Virtual Tour!

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Last updated: 01/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Tahoe Donner house description

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When the initial American immigrants came across Donner Pass, they were guided by a local Native American chief who continually reassured them by saying “Trokay,” a phrase meaning “all will be well.” From this “Trokay” the immigrants came to call their guide “Chief Truckee” who eventually became the namesake for the historic and charming town of Truckee, CA, nestled by the shore of Donner Lake and just minutes from Lake Tahoe. More than 150 years later our family welcomes you to Trokay Chalet, our dream cabin conveniently located in Truckee's Tahoe Donner district. Here, you can relax, be refreshed and know that “all will be well.”

Trokay Chalet is our luxury vacation home that features:

• Five bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths in a generous 2,700 square feet

• Expansive views of the surrounding mountains and Tahoe national forest from the great room, master bedroom, and over-sized hot tub

• 'Adult game room” with kitchenette including a wine refrigerator and wet bar, complete with a pool table, Foosball, air hockey, and tv/dvd player

• “Kids game room” with board games, blocks, Legos, books, games for young children, and tv/dvds. Enough to keep the kids entertained while the adults relax!

• Two kitchens, a full kitchen upstairs and a kitchenette below in a private downstairs studio 'apartment' that occupies the home’s lower level

• Newly-furnished and beautifully appointed with top quality mattresses, linens, etc.

• Extremely child and baby-friendly with special equipment for little kids including high chairs, sippy cups, bibs, children’s utensils and plates, potty seats, footstools, and a Pack n’ Play


• The main floor features a fully-stocked kitchen and a great room with a fireplace with a stone hearth, a wood-burning stove, and a large dining table. Mountain views abound.

• The front deck adjoins the indoor dining area, and includes a table and chairs for outdoor dining. Get the gas grill going out on the private, expansive back deck (which also has a table and chairs) and soak in the mountain views (or soak in the six-person hot tub while soaking in the views.)

• An expansive master suite with four-poster bed is also on the main level, set aside and extremely private. It has a walk-in closet, forest and some mountain views, and an en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks and jetted tub.


• Down a half-flight of stairs from the main level are two more bedrooms. “The Bunk Room” has two brand-new twin-over twin handmade log bunk beds with new mattresses. “The Gold Room” is our second master bedroom — newly furnished with a high-end queen-size bed/mattress, forest views, and lots of privacy.

• Two baths are also on this level (one full, one half) leaving plenty of room to spread out.

• Rounding out this level is 'The Barn Room' complete with a rustic barn door for privacy. The 'Barn Room' has a 50 inch HDTV and loads of family games, videos and toys. The Barn room features a full-size pull-out sofabed with a deluxe Tempurpedic memory-foam mattress. This room is loaded with a TV, books, videos, and board games.


• Down a further half flight of steps, the lower level is “the apartment” — its own self-contained living quarters, complete with its own outside entrance with everything you need for a great vacation — including privacy.

• “The Apartment” doubles as a game room for adults — complete with a wet bar, wine fridge, and kitchenette. It features an TV/DVD, pool table, dart board, and air hockey/Foosball table.

• A queen size Ethan Allen sofa bed with deluxe Tempurpedic memory foam mattress allows comfortable sleeping for an individual or couple.

• 'The Apartment' also has a full bath for completely self-contained living.


• Trokay Chalet has everything you need for a memorable vacation including DIRECTV, land-line phone and high-speed wireless internet, all included.

• All our guests may use our complimentary guest cards to take advantage of Tahoe Donner’s wealth of amenities many of which are available only to members and their guests. These include a private beach club at Donner Lake with passes that allow you and your family to relax lakeside, go paddleboating, canoeing, sailing, or swimming. You can also enjoy tennis and Tahoe Donner’s sparkling tennis facilities or golf at its renowned golf-course, take a dip in our community pool.

• For winter guests, you're also just two miles from Tahoe Donner's downhill and cross-country ski areas. The downhill ski area is in particular a great place for families and has some of the most affordable lift tickets in the Tahoe region. The cross-country ski area is one of the nation's finest, and recently hosted the U.S. National Championships.

And for summer and fall guests, don't miss the chance to hike or ride on Tahoe Donner’s 40 miles of private trails with breathtaking views of the Sierras. From a trailhead less than a mile up the road from the chalet you can access Tahoe Donner's extensive trail system, which connects you to the Donner Rim Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

We regret that we cannot accommodate pets (our family loves them but one family member has severe dog and cat allergies) or smoking at the chalet.

Unlike many 'by owner' rentals, we utilize an in-town professional service and maintenance company that is available to answer your calls and address any problems you may have, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. And in the unlikely event they can't assist you with a question, we are always available as well. You get the best of both worlds; personalized property management and design of your rental experience with an owner's touch-- along with in-town help and service for any unexpected issues that might arise.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2688 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Children Welcome:

                We have three young children and have worked to make the house very child-friendly...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                One of the owners is very allergic to cats and dogs. We regret that we cannot allow them at the property....moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


              • Master Bedroom #2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

                Two log bunk-beds...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Sofabed with memory foam matttress in downstairs 'apartment...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Our library has a rustic barn door and a full-size sofabed ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                His and hers sinks, full walk-in closet, views ...moreless

              • 2nd main bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

                immediately adjacent to 2nd master bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                1/2 bath on second level adjacent to bunk room...moreless

              • 'Apartment' Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Full bath for self-contained downstairs 'apartment'...moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    View of Tahoe National Forest and surrounding mountains...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Garage:

                    Oversized two car garage...moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Wireless High-Speed Internet...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Ski & Snowboard
                  • Tennis

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool
                  • Hot Tub:

                    Deluxe large 'Hot Springs' hot tub...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 18 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jan 19 - Feb 12, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $399 $499
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      President's Day/Ski Week
                      Feb 13 - Feb 21, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      Feb 22 - Apr 18, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $399 $499
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $299 $399
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Sep 16 - Nov 24, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $299 $349
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Early Winter
                      Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $399 $499
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
                      4 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $299 $299
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Housecleaning Charge $210 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 10%


                      All holiday reservations are subject to a one night non-refundable charge if cancelled.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 01/24/2015
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                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Reno-Tahoe International Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Lodge At Tahoe Donner
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Tahoe Donner Golf Course
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Truckee Amtrak Station
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      U.S. Interstate 80 (I-80)
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Lodge At Tahoe Donner
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Tahoe Donner Ski Area
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Donner Lake

                      Car: Necessary


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2013

                      About the owner: Jeremy and Anna live in Silicon Valley and have four young children-- three boys and a girl. Jeremy is a researcher at Stanford and Anna is a physician working in San Francisco. We both grew up on the East Coast but fell in love with the West Coast — and Truckee and the Tahoe region in particular.

                      Why the Owner Chose Tahoe Donner:
                      We had vacationed in Tahoe Donner for years and always loved the location, which we think is the best in the Tahoe area. We enjoy Tahoe Donner's great amenities and its setting in the historic town of Truckee (for our money the best place in the Tahoe area). As our kids grew older we wanted to have our own place to make family memories, teach them to ski, and enjoy the beautiful Sierras. We also wanted a place big enough to where the entire extended family could stay comfortably. And this place fits the bill. In addition to the beautiful natural setting there are tons of great shops and restaurants nearby (many of whom deliver to the home when we don't feel like cooking!) We can have our whole family + our parents and my aunt and uncle up to stay with a layout that gives everyone a chance to be together-- but have privacy when we need it.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We fell in love with this place at first sight. We saw this home the day it came on the market and put an offer on it that day. And a good thing too, since we had to beat out another family who did the same thing. It has a wonderful layout that combines great privacy with the ability to congregate. The mountain views from the family room, the deck, and the hot tub are great (and hard to capture on film!). It's got all of the vacation home toys you want (pool table, hot tub, foosball, air hockey) combined with easy winter access in a flat driveway. It's got a great location in Mid-Tahoe Donner — not down so low that you are dealing with lots of through traffic nor up so high that it takes you a long time to get to town. It's a 'Goldilocks' home. Just right.

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                      • Street-Level View of the House

                        Street-Level View of the House

                      • Upstairs Great Room

                        Upstairs Great Room

                      • Hearth in the Great Room

                        Hearth in the Great Room

                      • Another View of the Master Bedroom

                        Another View of the Master Bedroom

                      • Master Bathroom

                        Master Bathroom

                      • View from the Back Deck after a Snowstorm

                        View from the Back Deck after a Snowstorm

                      • The Dining Room

                        The Dining Room

                      • View from the Front Deck

                        View from the Front Deck

                      • Second Master Bedroom

                        Second Master Bedroom

                      • The Bunk Room

                        The Bunk Room

                      • Downstairs Pool Room and 'Studio Apartment'

                        Downstairs Pool Room and 'Studio Apartment'

                      • Mountain View from the Hot Tub at Night

                        Mountain View from the Hot Tub at Night

                      • Full View of the Front of the House

                        Full View of the Front of the House

                      • Another Part of the Great Room

                        Another Part of the Great Room

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Winter View from the Master Bedroom

                        Winter View from the Master Bedroom

                      • View from the Hot Tub on the Back Deck

                        View from the Hot Tub on the Back Deck

                      • Mountain View from the Back Deck

                        Mountain View from the Back Deck

                      • View of the Kitchen

                        View of the Kitchen

                      • The 'Barn Door' Room/Library

                        The 'Barn Door' Room/Library

                      • Second Master Bath

                        Second Master Bath

                      • Another Downstairs Bath

                        Another Downstairs Bath

                      • Another View of the Pool Room/'Studio Apartment' with Wet Bar

                        Another View of the Pool Room/'Studio Apartment' with Wet Bar

                      • Street View of the House at Night

                        Street View of the House at Night

                      $299 - $699 per night (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                      Member since: 2013
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/24/2015
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