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Luxurious 2500 sq ft 2 level newer Tahoe-style mountain home with gourmet kitchen, great room, bar & media room, master suite, 2 bedrooms, and 2 spacious elevated decks.
Come relax and enjoy this beautiful home with incredible treetop views of Mount Rose and the local ski hill! Spacious great room perfect for entertaining features a dramatic 'Living Rock' local granite fireplace, high ceilings and Playmaster pool table. Well-equipped gourmet kitchen great for feeding large groups. Media room with HD TV, large soapstone bar with copper bar sink complete with a mini fridge. Decadent radiant heat floors in bathrooms. Free WiFi high speed internet. Washer & dryer.
Sleeps 6 (1x King, 1x Queen, 2x Twin). In the summer you can camp out under the stars on one of the two spacious decks. The back decks both offer privacy along with dramatic views of the TD DH ski hill all the way to Mt Rose and beyond.
The level driveway (rare in Tahoe!) has enough room for parking 4 cars. Along with the spacious 2 car garage makes this home perfect for your winter retreat.
Listen to the soothing whisper of Alder Creek flowing in the backyard.
Crystal clear views of the Milky Way and the night sky from the upper deck.
As a guest member you will have access to all TD facilities/amenities incl. private Donner Lake Marina:
- Summer: Hike/Bike trail complex incl beautiful Euer Valley, bike & horse rentals, golf, driving range and practice greens, tennis, pools, Donner Lake marina and beach w/ kayak, sailboat, pedal boat rentals. July 4th fireworks on the lake. - Winter: Premier XC trail system with ski and snowshoe rentals/lessons, ski trails and night skiing. Downhill skiing with ski & snowboard rentals/lessons; New Years torchlight ski parade. Snowplay sledding area with groomed runs & sled rentals. Sunrise Bowl backcountry skiing/boarding and bomber sledding just minutes up Skislope Way. - Year-round: Hot tub, fully equipped gym & exercise facilities at the two clubhouses.
Convenient access to Downhill and XC Ski areas: Trail and open space access a 2 minute walk up the road. 1 min drive,10 min walk to TD Downhill ski lodge. 5 min drive to TD XC Ski/Equestrian/Bike center.
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas/New Years Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016 3 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $371 Nightly
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Housecleaning Fee$175 + tax
50% of rental fee is due at booking (non-refundable).
Remaining 50% and refundable security deposit of $500 is due 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellation policy, once we are within 30 days of arrival and full payment has been made if you cancel there is NO refund of any of the rental amount except security deposit.
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The base of the local hill is literally a 7 minute walk, or 1 minute drive from our house. While small, the hill is almost never crowded and powder hounds can skip the Squallywood scene for fresh tracks all day on the backside runs.
The XC trails are truly world class. 'Advanced beginners' and up simply must do the Euer Vally loop. While the climb out is a bit of a slog, the valley is absolutely stunning, and the loops in the valley floor are completely flat. Bring a nice lunch and enjoy the mellow scene at the Cookhouse, or relax in scenic isolation at the Coyote Hut.
More adventurous skiers and boarders can get their backcountry fix just up the road. Walk or drive up Skislope to the top, hike/ski/snowshoe the trails to skiers left and ride Sunrise Bowl back down to the street.
In summer Euer Valley remains one of our favorite places to hike or mountain bike to. If you time a springtime (early june) hike just right, Sagehen Creek trail (hikers only) takes you to an arm of Stampede reservoir and a literal ocean of purple flowers.
An interesting 6 mile up and back mountain bike ride can be had along Alder creek. Start by parking along Alder Creek road (south side) where the Emigrant Trail crosses the road and ride up the trail beside the creek. The creek is pretty, beaver dams and ponds abound, and there is even a few skinny bridges back and forth across the creek to test your nerve. Extend the ride up into the Tahoe Donner trail complex, or head the other way for a dramatic 20 mile round trip all the way to the Stampede reservoir boat launch (this latter ride is one of the first rides to clear in the spring, but it gets pretty hot in mid summer unless you go early or late.
And any time of the year the views of the sky from the upper deck are wonderful Alpenglow on Mount Rose, the scent of the Jeffery Pines, the whispering of Alder Creek in the back yard, and the vast clear night skies (full moons are like daylight up here, and when the moon isn't out the glittering arc of the Milky Way is something you have to see to believe.
Year Purchased: 2009
About: We live and work in Silicon Valley. We really enjoy the activities that Lake Tahoe has to offer: hiking, biking, skiing (her), snowboarding (him), and just enjoying the incredible scenery and fresh air. After years of visiting ski resorts in Tahoe and Bear Valley, we decided North Lake Tahoe offers the most options for skiing and summer outdoor activities. We were tired of renting hotel rooms, having to vacate our room by 11 in the morning, and being restricted to microwave snacks! Since acquiring our place in Tahoe Donner, we have taken up kayaking, and cross country skating; we find them exhilarating (and at times, exhausting) sports.
Why Tahoe Donner: At some point we decided that life was just too short to keep procrastinating. We spent the summer of 2009 hunting for a place that really 'spoke' to us. We had early on decided that Tahoe Donner was the place for us: the convenient location (easy to get to I-80 but far enough away to be quiet and private) and the vast array of amenities. We looked at a zillion houses but none 'clicked' until Matt showed us this house. The spectacular views, location, kitchen, decks, quality and elegance of construction, the level driveway (a deal maker!), and the soothing sound of Alder Creek. We were hooked.
The Unique Benefits at this House: What's unique about our house is not any one thing. It's a hard-to-pin-down combination of convenient location combined with beauty and privacy of location. The views are endlessly amazing. Even the condos across the creek look like Santa's Village after a snowstorm. We're close to the local ski hill, and so close to TD's vast network of XC/hike/bike trails... that we don't even need to drive to enjoy our Tahoe adventures and solitude. We really enjoy the Tahoe Donner amenities - the beach club marina at Donner Lake, the Lodge restaurant, and the European feel of the community.