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Friendly & Comfortable Mountain Get-Away

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Behind the street-side flat driveway and garage (great in winter) you'll enter the bright house from the western front deck (there is another deck off the back of the house which gets great morning light). The environmentally friendly pellet stove and central gas heat will warm you in the cold months, while the house stays cool naturally all summer long.

The loft covers over half the floor plan, allowing for good air flow and a feeling of spaciousness. Downstairs the living room, dining room and kitchen are open to each other. The 2 entrance-level bedrooms face south and accommodate up to 6 people. There is a Master Bedroom (west) with a queen bed, and a Family Bedroom (east) with a double bed and twin bunk. You can expand upstairs into the Loft which can also accommodate up to 7 with a twin bunk, double futon, queen futon (on the floor) and extra twin mattress (on the floor).

You’ll feel connected to your friends and family in the warm and social atmosphere of the house’s layout. Whether you’re cooking, relaxing on the couch, watching a movie (many old VHS videos are available at the house, or bring your own DVDs), reading (many books are available to peruse during your stay), eating, or stretching after a long day out on the mountain, you’ll have the space to do it. If quiet privacy is what you’re after, simply hide away.

The house is easy to get to even in bad weather - it is on Northwoods BLVD, the main Tahoe Donner road, which gets plowed well, and since it is at the far end of the road’s loop, there is little traffic. Also, the driveway is plowed for you on heavy snow days, so you can get in and out (although you may have to shovel a berm or walkway during or after a storm).

Well-stocked but not excessive, you’ll find what you need to be comfortable, relax, and enjoy your vacation no matter what the season. We are looking forward to working with you.

Ama Greenrose

Note: I do not check email daily. Please call, 9 am - 9 pm PST, or text any time, if you require immediate assistance.

Town of Truckee Registration Certificate Number (RCN): 295

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Ama Greenrose
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Ama Greenrose

Ama lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and daughter, and grew up skiing downhill, in recent years she took up cross-country. She loves to snow shoe and hike. Carol lives in New York and is an avid skier who has not missed a season for 60 years. They bought this lovely vacation home to have a 'home base' in the Sierra Nevada Mountains after Carol bought a condo in Park City, Utah before the Olympics. They love traveling to new areas around the country and world, but coming back to the same place year after year has it's advantages. Come visit our favorite year-round vacation spots and find out why!

Ama Greenrose purchased this house in 2001

Why Ama Greenrose chose Truckee

I (Ama) found myself visiting Tahoe Donner year after year, renting different houses with groups of friends. When the idea struck our family to invest in a property, the answer to 'where?' was quite obvious. So I looked for a house that would accommodate a group of friends or a family or two, that had 2 bathrooms, was easy to access even in bad weather, and felt comfortable to hang out in. I think we found just the right place!

What makes this house unique

I love taking advantage of the proximity to all of the ski areas. We decide everyday where the best snow and weather are, and we go there. Then, we head to the jacuzzi on our way back home for dinner... or maybe we eat at one of the awesome restaurants at the ski areas or around Truckee, Tahoe City or Kings Beach.

As much as Winter in Tahoe is Fabulous!, Spring, Summer and Fall visits allow for hiking, biking, rock climbing, swimming, tennis, golf (I play mini, but there are several world class golf courses nearby), visiting the hot springs in Sierraville, exploring local history, boating and playing at the lakes (Donner and Tahoe). Also, check out nearby reservoirs.

There is always heading to State Line or South Lake for a bit more excitement, and so much more it would take too long to add it all in here.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor. Sink is separate from toilet/tub/shower room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs. Has seat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds are twins.
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Twin bunks. Full framed futon. On floor Twin bed & Queen fut
  • 2 Queen size Beds: Master bedroom - with foam top. Loft - futon on the floor. 5 Twins: Family bedroom (bedroom 2) - bunk, Loft - bunk. Loft - extra mattress on floor (some have foam top). 2 Doubles: Family room - with foam top, Loft - futon in frame (egg-crate top).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Also visit in Park City, UT across from lifts, and/or Waterfront Retreat in Portland, ME. Rent any 2 units in the same season or calendar year and receive 10% off your second rental, holidays excluded.


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Friendly & Comfortable Mountain Get-Away
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Ama was very responsive when booking the property for our stay. She always answered all our questions about the house and area. The property is very spacious. We were a group of 8 people (5 adults, 3 kids) but this property had enough space for a larger group.

The house is walking distance away from Downhill Ski Area which we went to, to learn Ski and Snowboarding. This property is also close to a lot of other ski resorts. Ama provided so many things in the house that we have never seen in our stay in other properties.

We will definitely book this property for our next stay in this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashish, for your review and your business. I always hope that guests will have a great time visiting Truckee Tahoe, and that you’re comfortable at the house. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a place that was near our daughter and her family in Truckee. This place was only ten minutes from our daughter's house. It had everything we needed, from pots and pans to tissues. Any issues we had were addressed immediately by the owner. She responded within an hour to any texts. and if repairs were needed she took care of them. We found the Tahoe Donner area had a lot to offer from hiking trails, to nordic and alpine skiing, to nice restaurants. We especially liked trivia night at the pizza place.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely and comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very conveniently located, close to Tahoe Donner ski area, Safeway and Highway. The rooms are lovely and clean, and bedding are very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked. You can find anything you need to cook a gourmet meal.

Ama is always very quick to respond my text messages. Overall, We love it very much. We wish to stay there longer. Definitely We will come back for it. Thank you, Ama.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Communication was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Due to Tahoe's unexpected storms, Ama was great at communicating with my group and I in changing dates. She was also extremely patient through my process if deciding whether or not to stay during the storm and choosing a new date.

The cabin was really homey and had a family feel. There were plenty of sheets and blankets for large group settings. The kitchen comes with everything you need! Location wise, it was also nearby safeway, northstar resort, sugar bowl resort, and more!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and spacious cabin

  • 5 of 5

My group of 8 had a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this beautiful home after a day of skiing. In spite of the bad weather that day, the only consolation was staying in this beautiful home. The house was very accessible in spite of snow and the indoor were very warm and cozy when we arrived. Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tahoe Donner Downhill
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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area
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Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center
Tahoe Donner Trout Creek Recreation Center
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The Lodge
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Pizza On the Hill
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Donner Memorial State Park
Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, Donner Memorial State Park offers the summer vacatio...
Truckee River Regional Park
62 acres of recreation facilities. These include large and small ball fields, 4 picnic areas...
Community Arts Center
The Community Arts Center. Future plans include building a theatre in place of the current g...
Truckee-Donner Community Swimming Pool
15 x 25 yard pool is located behind the west end of Tahoe Truckee High School. Our indoor f...
West End Beach Park
Nestled on the West Shore of Donner Lake, this 10 acre day use beach facility offers excelle...
Riverview Sports Park
4 Sports Fields, 3 Bocce Ball Courts, 1 Baseball Diamond, BMX Track, Covered BBQ. 12200 Joe...
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Donner Lake
Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina
Tahoe Donner Tennis Center
Historic Old Town Truckee
Truckee River Bike Trail
Coyote Moon
Truckee Community Farmers Market
Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course, Coyote Moon Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Truckee Train Station, Donner Pass Road
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 80 at Donner Pass Rd
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
At Ski Lodges, Lodge, Pizza On The Hill
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Downhill
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Donner Lake East Side - Tahoe Donner Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area (Winter)
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center (Winter) & Equestrian
Nearest Point of Interest
Trout Creek Recreation Center, Driving Range, Sledding in Wi
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Golf Course (Summer)
Nearest Point of Interest
The Lodge Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Northwoods Pool and Tennis Center (Summer)
Nearest Point of Interest
Northwoods Clubhouse and Pizza On The Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Alder Creek Campground (Summer)
Nearest Point of Interest
Coyote Moon Golf Course (Summer)
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Lake Beach Club Marina (Summer)
Nearest Point of Interest
Truckee Donner Community Swimming Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Memorial State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Truckee River Regional Park (Summer), Ice Skating Rink (Wint
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Lake West End Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Truckee Community Arts Center
Nearest Point of Interest
River View Sports Park
Car: recommended

The house is 5 minutes from Donner Lake and 25 minutes from Lake Tahoe.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - Basic 3 hours $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

The driveway gets plowed after 4-6 inches of snow has fallen. Shoveling of berms and the walkway may be required (shovels are provided). Or you can hire a local service before your arrival.

SPECIAL OFFERS: Ask for it! (Non-Holiday only.)
- 10% discount on your second rental in the same season or calendar year at this property and/or in Park City, UT across from lifts, and/or Waterfront Retreat in Portland, ME.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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