Charming Family Friendly Cabin, 3BR/2BA + Loft
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tahoe Donner house description
The perfect destination for families (and their dogs!) to experience the numerous adventures available to explore in Tahoe/ Truckee. Our home has a convenient layout enjoyable for both a single family as well as to share with another, sleeping 8-10. First floor: Open kitchen/dining/living area leading through double sliders to private back deck and wooded flat yard, full bath with jacuzzi tub, bedroom 1 with queen, bedroom 2 with 4 twin bunks. Upstairs: bedroom 3 with king, large bathroom with shower and loft area with flat screen TV (NetFlix, cable, WIFI) and storage shelves stocked with games, legos, art supplies, toys.
All beds have new matresses, linens and down duvets. The couch in the living room is a queen sofa bed. Both baths and kitchen are updated with everything you need to feel at home. The backyard is flat creating a safe area for children and dogs to explore (no scary flights of stairs!) and has a horseshoe pit. Our family has rented using VRBO numerous times and understand what makes a home a fabulous place to vacation. We have done our best to ensure this experience for our guests.
Tahoe Donner is our favorite place for families in the Tahoe area. Please visit TDs wonderful website for daily updates on special events and activities as well as information on the numerous amenities available to our guests for a nominal fee with guest cards. In the summer spend your days hiking, biking or horseback riding on the extensive TD trail system, enjoying the private beach for homeowners at Donner Lake, swimming in 3 pools/ hot tubs, golfing, playing tennis. At Northwoods clubhouse enjoy movie nights, dining at Pizza on the Hill on the fire-pit warmed patios while your kids play on the play structure a few feet away. BBQ and play Bocce Ball or sand volleyball. Your possibilities are endless--plan on good times, fun people, and treasured memories. We keep notes on the various hikes and swimming holes we discover and enjoy sharing the information with guests.
In the winter, teach your kids to ski at Donner's own beginning/ intermediate ski hill. What it lacks in terrain, it makes up for in price! On Tuesdays of this past season, parents and children under six ski FREE! The cross country ski center is one of the most extensive in the area. There is also a fun sledding hill. Our home is approximately 15 miles from Northstar resort as well as proximate to Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl and Boreal. Snowshoeing right out the backdoor is our dog's choice activity!
Part of the town of Truckee, our home is a short drive to historic downtown complete with restaurants and shopping as well as summer concert series.
Our comfortable cabin is the perfect center from which to explore it all!
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Recreation Center
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Located in beautiful Tahoe Donner with numerous amenities including 2 recreational pools, lap pool, hot tubs, state of the art workout facility with group classes, tennis center, golf course, club house, private homeowners' beach at Donner lake, equestrian center as well as both downhill and cross country skiing. Our home is situated on a flat, wooded lot perfect for children and dogs and surrounded by the many acres of hiking and mountain biking trails in the Tahoe Donner trail system....moreless
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Comfortable family-friendly cabin
Comfortable family-friendly cabin
A very comfortable home for families. Good location. The kitchen is well-stocked with cooking gear. The bedding is very cozy! And there were loads of fun board games for the kids. The owners were very responsive and attentive. We would recommend and we would be happy to stay again!
- Guest sfdoodle (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, pet owners, families with young children.
The Heidi house is great!
The Heidi house is great!
We have stayed here two times and found it perfect for our family (two girls and a small Labradoodle.) nice quiet street, great backyard to explore, and all the benefits of Tahoe donner.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/30/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I have read the novel "Heidi" multiple times both as a child and young adult so I am predisposed to loving this cozy Alpine retreat . . . but I am convinced Heidi never had it so good. The rooms are well appointed and support a mini family reunion (see occupancy notes) with plenty of space for adult conversation and old fashioned play area for the kids. Although it offers wi-fi connectivity, I encourage guests to go "unplugged" and take full advantage of the outdoor experiences offered at Tahoe/Donner. The best part is that you can sit on the deck to put on your snowshoes and hit the trail in the backyard expanse in the winter, or nature walk in the summer and fall. You are conveniently located to lakes, trails and ski parks if you want to add some variety to your fitness routines; or, you can snuggle down by the fire with a great read and enjoy the quiet. Whatever your recreation plan, this home accommodates you with an nice sized kitchen, dining and relaxing open space which includes a deck that connects you to the great outdoors. The main floor bath includes a spa tub for a little apres snow sport spoiling. The sleeping spaces are tucked away at the back of the house to provide a space for solitude as well as rest. And the upstairs loft area can be used as a central place for games or a quiet space to knit . . . very versatile. All of this and an updated spin on Alpine retreat that would inspire Heidi to book a few nights this winter!
- Guest Muzzy (Santa Clara, CA)
- Date of stay 09/14/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Home away from home
Home away from home
Walking through the front door, I felt immediately at home in this charming house. Everything I needed to enjoy my mountain visit was there, clean & ready for use. The neighborhood is quiet & pleasant with easy access to the hiking trail just behind the house. It's an easy, short drive to the town of Truckee, a quaint village gifted with great restaurants & shops. There is good access to so many outdoor activities that it would take years of visits to explore the area thoroughly. The relaxed feel of this house, along with the bright sun, fresh air and clear star-lit nights provided a true respite from busy work days at home. I have stayed in the town of Truckee several times before & in the Lake Tahoe basin. After renting this house & enjoying the peace & quiet found there, I will be sure to return to this quieter accommodation for my next visits. It felt like home -- but better!
- Guest Mayno (Monterey Bay Area. CA)
- Date of stay 09/23/12
- Review Submitted 10/20/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
$150/ night summer; $175/night winter; $130/ night off season Holidays: $200/ night Cleaning fee: $125 3 nights or less, $150 4 or more nights Refundable security deposit: $350 *All rates subject to a 10% City of Truckee Transient Occupancy Tax
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: A few years ago our family experienced a surprising bump on our life path when our then 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is a common, non-contagious autoimmune disease where the body confuses the hair follicle as a foreign substance (like a germ), attacks it and causes hair loss. Alopecia progresses differently for each individual and can cause patch hair loss all the way to total baldness. As well, hair can regrow at any time only to be lost again. In our daughter's case, she lost all her hair and is a fabulously beautiful, brave, adventurous and BALD 7-yr-old! Though we all went through an adjustment period, we arrived at a place where we all celebrate how unique our daughter's situation is and concluded that being bald would never limit her life possibilities, rather serve as a reminder of how special she is. Everyday our daughter takes risks and shows courage--just walking into a restaurant with every eye following you and every child (often loudly) asking about the girl with no hair, requires this. In the spirit of our daughter's inspiring bravery and confidence, we all began living life and making choices differently. Our recent purchase of this home is one way in which we follow our daughter's example, take risks, and follow a 'no excuses' philosophy to living our dreams and passions. If a 7-yr-old who faces the world bald and so very different can do it, can't we? Can't you? Join our family in getting out there, creating adventures and trying new things. Tahoe is the best place in the world for it! If you would like to learn more about alopecia areata and the amazing children and adults whose lives this disease affects, please visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation's website. Thank you for sharing our story, The Robbins Family
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Heidi House in the snow
double sliders to back deck
downstairs bedroom with queen bed
upstairs bedroom with king bed
bedroom with 4 twin bunks
kyaking Donner Lake.
living area with gas fire place
Dining table extends from 6-8 people
floor to ceiling windows--very light and bright
downstairs bathroom with jacuzzi tub
TV/ play loft
A favorite hike.
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