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Spectacular Tahoe Donner Cabin for 8 ~ Hot Tub ~ Pool Table

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Baden's Best sits nestled among a forest of pine trees on a quiet street in Tahoe Donner. You can feel the warmth emanate from this newer home the moment you step inside. Relax in the living room upstairs with its vaulted knotty pine ceiling, comfy leather couch and beautiful stone fireplace. If you still have energy after a hard day on the slopes, have fun socializing downstairs in the fourth bedroom/family room with its Big Screen TV & DVD player, Pool Table and multiple X-Box games. However, don't have too much fun and forget to prepare a scrumptious meal for your guests in the gourmet kitchen outfitted with everything a chef needs. Finally, before you retire for the evening, warm your tired feet in the brand new hot tub and gaze at the tress in the backyard. This gorgeous home, with its lovely surroundings and classic Tahoe setting, is sure to delight everyone.

I fell in love with this area 16 years ago and in 2004 my wife and I had the opportunity to have a dream come true when we purchased this beautiful home. Since 2004 we've decorated this home as if it were our own and enlarged the back deck to make room for a new hot tub. Our home is now furnished and ready to entertain guests at any time, I look forward to sharing my dream with you.

Keywords: Luxuriously furnished cabin located in the heart of Tahoe Donner

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Tahoe Donner Cabin for 8 ~ Hot Tub ~ Pool Table
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Amazing Rental for Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

Our families had an wonderful visit to Tahoe-Donner much in part to the amazing accommodations at Baden's Best. Comfortable and plenty of room for all the adults and kids to have their own sleeping quarters. The kids loved the basement bunk beds and the pool table. The location is prime - close to everything. The kitchen is fully stocked with every tool, pot and pan - making meals easy to prepare. We love gathering around the large table for meals, games and other activities. And, if the trip couldn't have been better and the hospitality more appreciated, our hosts rescued a lost lovie and promptly returned it to us even though we live hundreds of miles away. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. Baden's Best is our go-to Tahoe resting place from now on.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have been regular Tahoe-Donner visitors and owners since 1988. This was our first time staying at the Baden property. We had a very wonderful and memorable week largely due to this fabulous home. We were a family of 9 (8 adults and 1 baby) and it was extremely comfortable, spacious, beautiful and had every single thing one would have at home. We did not need one thing and cooked in several nights not needing a thing! All of the furnishings, accessories, linens, etc. were of the highest quality and looked and felt like new. Our family agreed that this is the perfect place to gather, relax, share time, and enjoy. We will be spending many more family time at Baden! John and Karen are so thoughtful, generous, inviting and caring as evidenced by their attention to detail, quality of interior and exterior design and many surpluses to make any stay fun, relaxing and memorable. Look no further as Baden is the perfect retreat! Deb S.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Great 4th of July Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent this past 4th of July weekend at this property with my girlfriend and 6 close friends! We had an amazing time and it was in large part due to this place. It was extremely spacious, clean and had just about every amenity you can think of - everything from pots and pans to a washer & drier and even sports equipment. John even allowed us to come up a night earlier when our friends' flights came in earlier than expected, free of charge. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone. Our group is already planning our next trip!

The only criticisms I have are:

1.) the upstairs was REALLY warm (like 80 degrees) the first 2 days of our visit and there was no way to adjust the temperature with the thermostat.

2.) The top shelves of both the freezer and the refrigerator were a little off. I left a few bottles of water on the top shelf of the freezer overnight and they did not freeze. They were actually room temperature when I checked them the next day. And all the produce we left on the top shelf of the fridge went bad overnight.

Other than that, everything was perfect! Thanks, John!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait to Visit Again!

  • 5 of 5

Huge thank you to John and Karen for sharing their beautiful Tahoe Donner Cabin. The home is beautifully furnished and was very clean, cozy and spacious! John is very insightful and provided plenty of information upon arrival to make it easy to get situated. The home is easy to find and at a great location. The recommendation to eat at Pianeta's in downtown Truckee was phenomenal! The cabin's kitchen has everything you need to make meals. I enjoyed the feel in this home and the entertainment room set up in the downstairs provided for activities the nights we did not want to go out. The onsite hot tub was a bonus as well. I would definitely recommend others to consider staying at Baden's Best. I look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanks for the Memories

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our visit to Donner. Had wonderful hiking trails and at the Northwood 's Clubhouse had a suburb dinner. Came back and relaxed in the hot tub. The special amenities were a nice surprise.

We had our romantic getaway and look forward to doing it next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael

Not so Baden's Best

  • 2 of 5

First, I will start with the positives. The house was very clean and well stocked. The kitchen had all the amenities. The location is great, with a lovely wooded area and trail head out the back door. The street is flat and quiet, perfect for walks and bike riding with little ones. We really enjoyed the recreation center and beach in access.

From reading the reviews, it seems our experience was somewhat different. The owner was dealing with a personal issue, so was not as responsive, to be fair.

However, we had some major issues that I suspect were known to the owners prior to our arrival. The first issue was that the heating system on the bottom floor did not work. It dropped to the 30's at night and the room was freezing most of the day, which rendered it useless for movies, gaming, sleeping. I let the owner know, but his response was delayed until the weekend, which was Labor Day, and ensured the problem would not be resolved.

The hot tub also malfunctioned and was not usable. It was also not clean.

Basically these two issues and the owners lack of responsiveness made all the other quirks of the property harder to tolerate. The owner did not offer to reduce our rate or respond to my email after our return.

We recently stayed in another Donner property and had a far better experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to provide a great rental experience for our guests. As property owners we are continuously maintaining our properties and upgrading our furnishings. We enjoy them too. Unfortunately with this rental some events happened unexpectedly and out of our control. We were just at the cabin 3 weeks prior to this rental doing some annual maintenance, everything was in working order. Within that period of time the heater did fail and a circulation pump went out on the hot tub. We do advise our guests to call us if they encounter a problem so we can resolve the issue asap. These guests did not. They emailed us and that email was received around 2am on Saturday morning of a holiday weekend when I go to my regular job. I immediately started calling to get a hvac repair service to fix the heating issue. Unfortunately being a holiday weekend we were not able to get a technician until after the holiday including the 24 hour services. If we would have received a call we would have responded to the issues faster and had better opportunity of getting them fixed before going into the holiday weekend. As for other issues, yes I was dealing with the destruction caused by a 6.0 earthquake. We live in Napa, CA and 2 or 3 days before this rental took place, our town was struck by 6.0 earthquake. Our home as well as our other businesses were all badly damaged due to the quake. Our computers at every location were either broken or had smashed monitors making it restrictive to answer emails. I did check in with our guests and let them know about our situation. They were quite understanding and I assured them that they were going to be compensated do to the circumstances that happened as they played out through the weekend which they were in the end. Do to the earthquake and loss of computers email responses were slow to get out. In short, you can see from our reviews on both of our properties that we do not provide bad rental properties. This was a series of unfortunate and unintended circumstances for everyone.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Truckee Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.75 Miles
The Lodge @ Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
2.75 Miles
Tahoe Donner or Coyote Moon
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Amtrack ~ 10065 Donner Pass Road Truckee, CA
Nearest Motorway
3.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.75 Miles
The Lodge @ Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Beach
3.75 Miles
Tahoe Donner Beach Club ~ Donner Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Truckee Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MLK Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 23 2017 - Feb 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Week
Feb 13 2017 - Feb 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Week
May 19 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , this room is furnished with a TV, 2 night stands and closet.
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 double , This room is furnished with 2 night stands and a closet.
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 double , This room is furnished with 2 night stands and a closet.
    Entertainment / 4th Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Flat Screen TV, DVD & Pool Table are located in this room.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (2) Guest Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Bed, Bunk Beds (1) Twin Bunk Bed with Trundle Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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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