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Private Hot Tub * Great Views * Well-stocked Kitchen * Kid Friendly * Ping Pong

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


…a cozy mountain getaway, located in the North Lake Tahoe resort community of Tahoe Donner. With expansive picture windows and doors throughout, our bright and sunny home was designed to bring the experience of Tahoe’s Outside in. Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the evening Alpenglow and gorgeous sunrises over the backside of Mt Rose. Whether it be the peaceful splendor of a winter snow storm, magnificence of a fall thunder shower, or playful nature of our countless deer and chipmunks, you won’t be disappointed.


• Single-level kid-friendly home with open floor plan and level driveway (essential in winter)

• Outdoor amenities include Sundance 7-person hot tub and front and rear decks

• Inviting master suite features large walk-in shower and heated slate floors

• Great Room features high-end gas fireplace, amazing views, and vaulted ceilings

• Large dining table is surrounded by numerous picture windows with expansive views

• Well stocked kitchen, flat panel TVs in all rooms (Netflix in great room), Ping Pong

IMPORTANT OCCUPANCY CONSIDERATIONS – Although our home does sleep 8, we do limit our nighttime occupancy to 6 adults plus 2 minors (8 total guests). In addition, we do limit our daytime occupancy to 10 persons, including a maximum of 8 adults.


• Fully stocked with approximately 75 spices and oils

• Natural gas stove and four-burner stainless BBQ (hard piped – never run out of gas)

• High-end tri-ply pro stainless steel cookware

• Matching dinnerware/flatware/drinkware/wine glasses

• Calphalon cutlery/steak knives/electric diamond knife sharpener

• Tea kettle, toaster, Kitchenaid blender, crock pot, fondue pot

• Cuisinart stainless steel coffee maker, coffee beans, coffee grinder, filters

• Baking essentials – white/whole wheat flours, white/brown sugar, cooking oils, baking pans, etc.


• Single-level home with open floor plan located on quiet street

• Snow play toys and high-end Kettler aluminum Ping Pong table

• Flat-panel TV with integrated DVD player in bunk room

• Animal Time Pak-n-Play / Booster seat / gate for stairs to garage

• Board games (for kids young and old)


• High-speed internet, land line, and Apple Airport Express (stream your music wirelessly to our high-end stereo, which provides a great sound system for movies)

• Flat panel TVs (all rooms), Roku, Netflix, Pandora

• His and her robes in master and guest bedrooms / Matching towels

• Down comforters and choice of down or synthetic pillows

• Shampoo / conditioner/ bath & hand soaps / Laundry soaps

• I-Home clock radios

• We provide a wireless printer for our working guests


Our home is very convenient to the area’s major ski resorts – 13 miles from Northstar and Sugar Bowl and 18 miles from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Cross County enthusiasts and families with young children will appreciate the five-minute drive to Tahoe Donner’s downhill and cross-country resorts. Our summer guests will appreciate the numerous hiking trails within walking distance from our home. Conveniently located five-minutes away from the well-stocked local market and 10 minutes to Safeway.


You’ll sleep well in the Comfy Queen Bed, with its Memory Foam Mattress pad, High Thread-Count cotton sheets, Fluffy Down Comforter, and your choice of soft down or firm pillows. The master suite is popular with our senior guests, as is the single-level floor plan of our home (with the caveat that we do have stairs leading into our home). The master bath is tastefully decorated in natural slate and features radiant heat slate flooring, walk-in shower with large bench seating, and both fixed and handheld Grohe showerheads.

In addition to providing convenient direct access to the backyard deck and hot tub, the master bedroom's Large Sliding Glass Doors affords great viewing of the local wildlife from the comfort of your own bed. Other amenities include a Flat Panel HDTV, matching nightstands, two reading lamps, dresser, and clock radio with Docking Station for your iPhone or iPod. Families with infants find plenty of room in the Master Suite to set up the Animal Time Pak-n-Play that comes with the house.


As with the master bedroom, the guest bedroom also features a Comfy Queen Bed with easily removable Memory Foam Mattress pad, High Thread-Count cotton sheets, Fluffy Down Comforter, and a choice of soft down or firm pillows. A single glass door provides a nice view of the backyard, along with direct access to the backyard deck and hot tub. Other amenities include a two-person table/desk for your laptops, Flat Panel HDTV, night stand, reading lamp, and clock radio with iPhone docking station.


The bunk room is furnished with a twin bed and twin over full bunk bed that is a hit with the kids. All mattresses and linens are high quality and there are plenty of down comforters and blankets for all. The Flat Panel HDTV, with built-in DVD player, makes the room a great place for the kids to hang out and enjoy their favorite DVD.


The guest bathroom is conveniently located between the guest bedroom and bunk bedroom. Larger families and groups will appreciate the sliding door separating the dual sinks in the front half of the bathroom from the toilet and shower/tub in the back half. In keeping with the mountain theme, the combination shower/tub and floor are tastefully finished in natural slate. The functioning window provides plenty of natural light and crisp mountain air. As both bathrooms come with complimentary blow dryers, there's no need to pack your own. We also supply soap, shampoo, conditioners, and other toiletries (should you forget your own).


During the winter, you’ll really appreciate the level driveway, which is plowed regularly and provides plenty of off-street parking. In the garage, you’ll find snow-play toys for the kids and a new high-end Kettler indoor/outdoor ping pong table. In the summer, enjoy an evening meal or beverage on the large Brazilian Hardwood rear deck, which is furnished with an eight-person dining table (constructed out of matching Brazilian Hardwood), Chaise Lounge, and two Outdoor Sofas and matching coffee table. During the summer, you'll enjoy watching the fawns frolicking in the back yard. As evenings tend to cool down in Tahoe Donner during the summer, soaking in the views of Mt. Rose from the comfort of the hot tub ranks right up there as well.


Our home is located in the members-only Tahoe Donner resort community. With provided guest passes, you can take advantage of numerous amenities available to Tahoe Donner’s members and guests (a daily use fee does apply). Summer guests can enjoy all sorts of water sports at our private Beach Club Marina at Donner Lake, with its sandy beach, boat launch, boat rentals, and snack bar. There are two mountain recreation centers nearby that include three heated swimming pools (lap pool open year-round), three large outdoor hot tubs, dry sauna, wet sauna, play areas, basketball court, locker rooms, weight room, aerobics rooms, and massage therapy.


…include a Gourmet Restaurant, Pizza Restaurant, Bar, Clubhouse, well stocked general store; extensive Hiking Trails; 18-hole Championship Golf Course and Driving Range; Lighted Tennis Center with Clubhouse and 11 courts; Equestrian Center with horse and pony rides; Downhill and Cross Country Ski areas (very close to our home); Sledding and Snow Play area; Bocce Ball courts; even Archery!


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Private Hot Tub * Great Views * Well-stocked Kitchen * Kid Friendly * Ping Pong

More Details

Ken & Rebecca (Tahoe Outside Inn)
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Ken & Rebecca (Tahoe Outside Inn)

Ken grew up 70 miles from Truckee, in the small town of Quincy. While he has lived and traveled many places, he is a homegrown Californian who loves nature, the outdoors and the mountains he once called home. Good cinematography is a critical component of any movie worth viewing for Ken. Rebecca is one of the many midwesterners who transplanted to California in her early 20's and fell in love with outdoor lifestyle (much to the dismay of her family back in Illinois, but fortunately they enjoy visiting her). Our passion for the outdoors led us to purchase this home in Truckee. Although our jobs keep us tied to our home base in San Francisco (Ken in corporate real estate finance, Rebecca in commercial interior design), we love being in the mountains and have spent many a weekend skiing, cycling, fly fishing, hiking and swimming around Tahoe.

Ken & Rebecca (Tahoe Outside Inn) purchased this house in 2005

Why Ken & Rebecca (Tahoe Outside Inn) chose Truckee

After viewing many houses in the Tahoe area, we immediately knew this was the perfect vacation home for us. Although we considered homes near the lakes (Tahoe and Donner), neither of these locations offered the views or numerous amenities of our home in Tahoe Donner - not to mention the fact a location on Lake Tahoe can easily add an hour or more to your drive. The amazing windows and view were what really sold us on this particular house. This home brings the outdoors to you from the comfort of your own living room! Since 2005, this home has been a labor of love for us, with countless remodeling/decorating projects and the transformation of the backyard into an amazing outdoor living space.

What makes this house unique

Our home is conveniently located on a quiet street with gorgeous views off the Alder Creek back entrance to Tahoe Donner. A quick 3 minute walk (run or bike) up from our street and you'll find yourself at a trailhead that connects to an extensive network of trails on the backside of Tahoe Donner and Euer Valley (480 beautiful acres of recently acquired by Tahoe Donner) the winter months, the cross country center and ski hill are super close.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Daytime occupancy is limited to ten (10) persons, including a maximum of eight (8) adults.
  • Out of respect to neighbors, quiet hours are between 10:00 pm and 9:00 am and are strictly enforced.
  • Base Rates are for 6 or fewer guests. $25/night for one additional guest or $50/night for two additional guests (subject to maximum occupancy limits)
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks. Slate floors/shower. Partion Door.
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Heated flooring with walk-in shower and bench seating.
  • Our bathrooms are stocked with Shampoo, Conditioner, Liquid Soap, Blow Dryers, Q-Tips, Towels, Bandaids and Basic First Aid Supplies, and air freshners.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sliding glass doors Flat Panel TV, Down Comforter/Pillows
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Glass Door, down comforter/Pillows, Flat Panel TV
    Bunk Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk plus separte twin bed.
  • Our home is furnished with five beds in three bedrooms - Queen in Master Suite, Queen in Guest Bedroom, and Twin over Full Bunk Bed plus separate twin in Bunk Bedroom. Our home is also outfitted with a Pak-n-Play Animal Time (Removable Bassinet, Detachable Toy Bar, Push-Button Fold) with organic cotton sheets and a booster seat type high chair.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Newer large-capacity high BTU hot water heater - HOT SHOWERS FOR ALL IS NOT AN ISSUE.


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average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews

Our family loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, everything is as descibed and pictured!! Totally spotless!! We enjoyed hanging out on the deck and in the jacuzzi before and after our truckee/tahoe adventures!! The owner’s comunication was great!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outside Inn, July 18 - 25 , 2018;

  • 4 of 5

Worked for us ! (5 adults) any more would be very tight.

Kitchen had almost anything you would need, but a little warm on those Hot days .

Great ; Location, Views , Hot tub , Back Deck / Hot tub , front deck / Grill.

Spacious Garage , lots of room for all our Stuff.

Would definitely go back, Owner is Superb !

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful and perfectly appointed winter house

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacation homes we’ve stayed in. The owners had thought of everything, from chef’s knives in the kitchen that actually cut potatoes to little bottles of sunscreen by the sink. We whiled away the hours in the spacious hot tub looking out at the snow covered trees - delightful!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in Donner in a home that was so pleasant to come back to. The house is filled with all the utensils you would want from home. Thank you for keeping the house pet free.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house because of the hot tub, hilly yard for sledding, use of the garage and close proximity to Tahoe Donned ski area. We had a group of four adults and three kids and it was comfortable for all for the six nights we stayed.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great house with wonderful & responsive hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Ken and Rebecca's "Tahoe Outside Inn" located up in the Tahoe-Donner community. The place was immaculate, with a very thorough guidebook to cover off on any possible scenario you might face while lodging. The house has everything you'd want: a private hot tub, a great big living room with complete entertainment center, a cozy fireplace, and a kitchen for making any type of group meal you might need + a sizable dining room table around which to enjoy it. The bedrooms and bathrooms were stellar, and generally the place is decked out in mountain/outdoor-lodge decor to give it the full "Tahoe feel."

While we had no issues, they were still very responsive even in the general rental correspondence.

Highly recommend this house, and we'll plan to consider it again should the need arise!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak Station in Old Town Truckee
Nearest Motorway
5.2 Miles
Interstate 80 and Donner Pass Road
Nearest Restaurant
2.1 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
1.3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Cross Country & Downhill Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
Donner Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
A - Tahoe Donner Clubhouse, Golf Course, Restaurant & Rec Fa
Nearest Point of Interest
B - Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
C- Tahoe Donner Cross County & Equestrian Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Rear Entrance via Alder Creek Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Cross Country Skiing
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Lake - Private Beach for Tahoe Donner Guests
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner is approximately 15-20 minutes from Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows, Northstar and other world-class ski resorts. Almost any shop or restaurant that you will need is located within one mile of the entrance to Tahoe Donner. Charming old town Truckee, with its many fine restaurants, boutiques, and galleries is just four miles away. Lake Tahoe is just 15 miles away and Reno is 30 miles away. Our home is a five-minute drive from Tahoe Donner's cross-country and down hill ski resorts and the Trout Creek Recreation Center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

$185 cleaning fee ~ 12% tax ~ $500 refundable deposit.
4 pm arrival ~ 10 am departure.
No smoking ~ No pets.
Rates are based on 6 guests. Add $25.00 per night, per additional guest
Max overnight occupancy 8 total (up to 6 adults plus 2 minors).
Max daytime occupancy 10 total (including a max of 8 adults).

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.