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STUNNING LOG HOUSE & A COOK'S PARADISE!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled in the trees on the top of Ski Slope, our stunning log home sits on two acres, giving it a parklike setting with privacy and elegance. Designed to evoke the feel of your own private lodge, exquisite attention was given to craftsmanship, finishes and decor. Each log was lovingly hand picked in Montana. A large bank of windows brings the outdoors in no matter the season. The spacious great room with its stone fireplace is the perfect spot to track winter snowdrifts or watch deer and birds.

Two professional bakers designed the kitchen. With prep and kitchen sinks, large Viking range and indoor grill, it is easy to prepare an intimate dinner for two or a family Thanksgiving feast. The spacious open floor plan easily meets the needs of a busy family.

Designed for ease of living, there are three bedrooms: one bedroom (queen-size bed) and bathroom on the main floor for those who prefer not to use stairs. Upstairs are the master bedroom (queen-size bed), and the 3rd bedroom (full-size bed). The loft, with two twin-size daybeds, provides perfect away space for reading or watching a movie. A mudroom minimizes after ski hassles, and forced air heating warms the house quickly - there is a lovely woodburning fireplace to further enhance the lodge-feeling.

In summer you'll find golf courses, tennis courts, a full equestrian center, swimming pools, archery, a recreation center with a fully equipped work-out facility, hot tubs and sauna, recreation events, day camps, spectacular biking and hiking (ask me about great hikes organized by the Tahoe Donner Hiking Club!),and of course access to the Donner Lake Private Beach and Marina with all its water activities for endless terrific family fun, plus year around heated outdoor pools, spas and sauna, great rock climbing and much more.

Check Tahoe Donner's website for more information.

Truckee has premium shopping and outlet stores.

Reno's international airport is only 30 minutes away. If you have a private plane you can fly into Truckee Airport.

In winter ski in/ski out from the back of our property to the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort! And a mere 20-30 minutes away are the world class downhill and cross country ski resorts of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge to name just a few. Minutes away are the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort, Cross Country area, downhill sledding and ice skating rink. And you will appreciate the level driveway to get to the house!

No shortage of things to do to be sure. But if what you want to do is to do nothing at all, then we invite you to our home. Its tranquil beauty is guaranteed to hold you captive making it difficult to ever think of leaving!

On a final note, this home was a labor of love. We trust that those who rent it will keep this in mind and will treat it well. It sleeps six to eight people comfortably. It is not a home for large parties or groups. Kids/teenagers must be accompanied by adults.

Please note: We have an outside webcam installed for security.

Keywords: Tahoe Donner, stunning log house in a private setting on two acres backing up to the Tahoe Donner Ski Area. Ski in, Ski out - come home for lunch!

More Details

Owner
Woutje Swets
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Woutje Swets

This house was love at first sight for us. We love the starry nights, the snow topped trees, the huge logs that were used to make the house - it just fits like a glove any time of the year!

Why Woutje Swets chose Truckee

Summers are fabulous! There are endless water sports, a private beach and marina at Donner lake, biking and hiking, tennis, golf, horseback riding, archery - we love it all!

And we love the winter! We go skiing at Squaw, Northstar, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, and Tahoe Donner (just to name a few resorts). And then there is Royal Gorge and Tahoe Donner itself for great cross country skiing or snow shoeing. Plus ice skating in Truckee, Northstar and Squaw Valley, and we go snowshoeing right by our house!

What makes this house unique

The house is very private. It sits on almost two acres and backs up to the Open Space that is the Tahoe Donne Ski Resort so we can ski in and ski out. The Tahoe Donner recreation facilities are fabulous with swimming pools, a gym, restaurants, a private beach at Donner Lake, a wonderful golf course, horseback riding, nice restaurants in old town Truckee, or we drive over the border to Nevada to check out the Casinos. So much to do, but also so wonderful to stay home and cook up fabulous meals in the kitchen designed by two professional bakers!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time. Your home is so beautiful!

My sisters say that you designed the house yourself. I recently did a significant remodel, but have not decorated yet. Where do you find all of the individual rustic pieces?

Also, I really enjoyed looking at the detail of the different beams in the house. The beam that divides the family from the dining area is so captivating!



I hope we can come again!
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 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 ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) two twin/day beds in loft, Baby Cribs (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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STUNNING LOG HOUSE & A COOK'S PARADISE!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 86 reviews
5

This is the best vacation rental we have ever stayed in! This property is just gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning house, lovely views, and hiking and biking trails literally just up the road and you can go for miles and miles. We will be back for skiing in the winter - we already booked! One of the ski runs is right behind the property so just strap 'm on and off you go!

The beds were so comfortable, the linens were soft, the stone fireplace amazing, and we saw three deer walk by right outside the kitchen windows. The kids loved being here for the week. Tons of games and puzzles. we went swimming in Donner Lake (the HOA has a private beach there). We played bocci ball, went horseback riding, played tennis - there is so much to do, but just as wonderful to curl up with a book and "be in the moment" in this wonderful log house. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful stay in this beautiful log house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this place this summer. The house is impeccably styled, furnished with great taste and much love. We wanted to stay in a place a little out of the busy areas and found this peaceful place up on "Skislope". Woutje was always helpful and responsive throughout the process. We would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I am so happy to know that you had a good time. Please spread the word to your friends in Europe and hopefully till next time!
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5

Great experience! a perfect house for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have spent 3 days and enjoyed the careful attention to all the small details and the beautiful surroundings. Would go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about the wonderful time my family had vacationing in this gorgeous home. Plenty of room in a peaceful, private setting. Great beach at the lake for young children and families.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A beautiful well-designed house set among pines and firs with great alpine views

  • 4 of 5

The house is very well designed, in a rustic log-cabin style, with some pleasing farm-house type antiques. The deck in back faces the forest and a mountain ridge in the far distance, which when we were there still had several unmelted snow fields on it. The house's facilities are all great. It is part of Tahoe-Donner, an up-market development of large-ish ski chalets on 3/4 acre lots which gives a strange impression of a suburb set in the middle of beautiful alpine surroundings. We enjoyed our brief stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, great owner

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, and top notch communication from the owner. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Lake Tahoe
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner XC area
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Gorge CX Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice Skating
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Lake Private Beach
Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner is a members-only resort community which provides excellent amenities for its members and guests for a nominal fee using passes provided, including: Private beach club with boat launch, boat, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, Snack bar, Championship golf course and driving range, Tennis Center with 11 courts, Recreation center with three heated swimming pools (one open year-around), Gym with hot tubs, steam room and sauna, Archery range, Equestrian Center with horse and pony rides, Archery Range, Downhill and Cross country ski areas, Sledding and snow play area, Ice skating. All this plus extensive hiking trails.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable deposit fee $500
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

Credit cards for last minute bookings only, please.
No pets.
No smoking.

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.