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Luxurious Mountain Chalet with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Sweeping views of the High Sierra await you from our luxurious mountain chalet, Tahoe Summit Chalet.

The discriminating traveler will appreciate the attention to detail and luxury appointments in this chalet: extensive knotty alder woodwork, 3 stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, 3 large decks, travertine marble bathrooms with heated floors, hot tub, wireless high-speed internet, flat screen TVs, and more. The rooms are exceptionally bright and sunny, and thanks to our mountain top location, you will enjoy magnificent sunrise and sunset views.

Looking for even more space? We have another beautiful chalet for rent right next door. Plan your family reunion, holiday, or anniversary party in North Lake Tahoe this year. Rent both properties to sleep 20+ people - almost under the same roof. See VRBO listing #31151 for information on Pinnacle Chalet.

Located in Tahoe Donner, a residential community in Truckee, Tahoe Summit Chalet is within 5 minutes of superb Tahoe Donner amenities: cross-country ski center; downhill ski resort; 2 recreation centers with fitness center, swimming pools, hot tubs; sledding hill; golf course; driving range; playgrounds; hiking trails; mountain bike trails; equestrian center; tennis center; fine and casual dining at the Lodge. The private beach, clubhouse, and boat launch on Donner Lake are just a few additional minutes drive.

Near the world class ski resorts of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, and Royal Gorge (cross-country), you can be on your skis in 20 – 30 minutes. Our chalet is 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 40 minutes from the Reno Airport, and 3 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. Located well back on a quiet street, our chalet affords privacy and relaxation.

The open floor plan is ideal for special gatherings. Our gourmet kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and is well equipped for those who love to cook (professional cookware, 2 ovens.) In the warmer months, you can barbecue and eat outdoors on the patios.

The bedrooms feature lodge-style furnishings, high thread count sheets, and cozy duvets. Every bedroom has an amazing view. The luxurious master suite includes a fireplace and marble bathroom with separate tub and shower with spectacular, yet private, views. The attic sleeping loft with flat screen TV and DVD player is ideal for older kids and teens. A washer and dryer are available for your convenience.

For a break from the great outdoors, we offer games, movies and a selection of current fiction. We welcome families with children and provide children’s games, puzzles, movies, books, and a portable crib.

Summary of sleeping accommodations


- Master suite with a king bed and fireplace

- Second master with a queen bed and twin bunk beds,

fireplace, deck

- 2 large bedrooms each with a queen bed

- Enclosed attic bunk room with 3 twin mattresses

- Portable crib

More Details

Jennifer Heinemann
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Jennifer Heinemann

We are a family with 4 kids from the San Francisco Bay Area. We love all the great outdoor activities Lake Tahoe has to offer from cycling and swimming in the summer to downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Jennifer Heinemann purchased this house in 2007

Why Jennifer Heinemann chose Truckee

We wanted a quiet and relaxing getaway where we could spend vacation time with family and friends, yet a place that was convenient to shopping and recreational activities.

What makes this house unique

We loved this location - perched up at the high point of this area with spectacular, panoramic views in all directions. We decided to build our dream vacation home here and are excited to share it with you.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For cancellations made at least 60 days prior to arrival date, we will refund any rent paid, but you will forfeit your damage deposit amount.
  • For cancellations 30 days to 59 days prior to arrival date, we will refund 50% of rent paid. No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days.
  • No pets and no smoking anywhere on the property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom (upstairs) - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Master Bathroom (downstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom (upstairs) - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 king , fireplace, large walk-in closet
    Downstairs bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    2nd Master Bedroom (downstairs) - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , fireplace
    Bunk Area - 3 twin/ single , private, fully-enclosed bunk space in attic; best for kids
  • Graco Pack 'N Play portable crib
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxurious Mountain Chalet with Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Terrific house with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at the Mountain Chalet! There were 11 of us who stayed in the Chalet and we all had plenty of room to spread out. Short walk to the hiking/snowshoeing and XC ski trails. The Z Marketplace was less than a 10 min drive away and fulfilled most of our food needs when we didn’t want to drive into town. Lots of space for parking. Ridiculously clean!! The kitchen and the jacuzzi tub in the bedroom was a dream! We had a few more couples over during the day to celebrate our gender/baby reveal, and there was plenty of space and seating. The only disappointment was that the heated floors in the master bedroom were out of order and we were not told this ahead of time. But otherwise it was a 5 Star stay!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi, Glad your baby reveal celebration went well at our home and that you had plenty of room. Thanks for your kind words. We do love the location - so close to cross-country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter and mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding in the summer. The new Adventure Center is a great facility! I hope you will stay with us again. Jennifer
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San Francisco

Can't find a better place than this

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The pictures don't quite capture how nice the place is. When you walk in you are amazed at how much space there is and overwhelmed by the views. Everything was clean and in great condition, from the kitchen to the hot tub. Highly recommend! We will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Fabulous For Families

  • 5 of 5

This is probably one of the best houses we have stayed in Tahoe to date. A group of friends plus kids rented this house and the house next door. Everything was in impeccable condition and it was super family friendly with its split level layout. The house has amazing views and was perfect for a "summer" weekend in what should have been winter. The house is walking distance to great hiking trails (aka cross country skiing and downhill skiing with no snow) and a short drive to a bunch of playgrounds. If you choose to stay and hang out the house, both decks offer great views, the kitchen is fully stocked for cooking at home and there is a closet full of games. All in all great rental property, we will totally be back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA

Wonderful Tahoe vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This review is for the two side-by-side houses...

We just finished another great weekend in Tahoe, despite the fact that there was no snow! Our group of friends has been doing an annual Tahoe weekend for about 10 years now, so we've seen a lot of houses. This pair of houses was the best we've seen and we're hoping to book it every year (or at least until one of us hits the jackpot and buys a 10-bedroom estate in Truckee!). As our group has transitioned from young married couples to families of 4, it's become increasingly difficult to find a house that can accommodate all of us. This side-by-side arrangement was perfect: 8 bedrooms for 8 families. In addition, the houses were both in immaculate condition and the kitchens were well stocked with nice cookware and cooking tools, plenty of dishware and utensils, toys and games for the kids, comfortable beds and linens, and killer views. The owner was also easy to work with over email. I highly recommend this house (unless you want it for the same weekend that we want it!).

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Amazing Mountain Home with Beautiful 360° Views

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. It has just about everything you could ask for in a mountain getaway: gorgeous 360° views, tons of space for sleeping and hanging out, a great sound system, 3 patios (one with a hot tub), and easy access to downtown Truckee. It's always clean, nicely decorated, and set up nicely for families and groups.

I've been booking the side-by-side chalets for group ski trips the last 5 years and couldn't be happier. Jennifer is responsive and a delight to coordinate with. The group always raves about how perfect the houses are for skiing, relaxing, cooking, dining, and hanging out as a group. I look forward to many more years visiting Jennifer's chalet.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Fantastic views, great retreat for friends and families

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and its comforts - it's a great place to come together with friends and/or families. The kitchen, dining room and living area are all in one huge open space with two decks on each side, with great views. (there is another deck on the ground floor with a hot tub as well) It has an open spacious air - so fun for everyone to hang out while making breakfast, lunch, dinner...

The kitchen is well-stocked with all the necessary supplies and beyond. The bedrooms are super comfortable. We were three families and it comfortably sleeps up to 14 people I think.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (not taxed) $175
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservations made through online booking and payment are not final until guest completes and returns the rental agreement. In initiating online booking, renter agrees to the terms and conditions outlined in the Terms and Conditions document.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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