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Mountain Chalet, Kid Friendly

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


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 7)

Enjoy a cozy vacation in our fully equipped luxury vacation rental, Casa Sierra.

Professionally decorated, our home is elegantly appointed throughout with striking Native American artwork. The spacious living room/dining area features a Vermont wood burning stove and 20-foot cathedral ceiling flooded with ample natural light, a surround-sound system as well as two Cable TVs, high-speed internet, and free nation-wide long distance calling.

The dining area is adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen. An ample loft with a queen size hide-a-bed sofa, extra TV/DVD, desk, children and adult games & game table and books overlooks the living room.

Each bedroom has a queen bed, down comforters and plenty of extra blankets. This house is ideal for three couples or one or two families: with crib, twin bed, and queen bed in upstairs bedroom... and much more. There is a two-car garage, driveway parking for an additional two cars, and very little street traffic.

A great sledding hill on the property, viewable from inside, surrounded by a green belt. Golfing is just five minutes away. Just ten minutes from a great beginner & intermediate ski hill, ten minutes to Donner Lake, and twenty minutes to Lake Tahoe. Also nearby you can enjoy easy access to north shore world-class ski resorts: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Homewood, Boreal, and Sugar Bowl. Casa Sierra is ten minutes from great shops and restaurants in Truckee or easy access to South Shore, North Shore and Reno casinos. You can also enjoy white water rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, excellent hiking or world-class mountain biking.

You will benefit from guests’ rates for full access to the Tahoe Donner Homeowner facilities, including three pools & spas, workout facilities, two clubhouses, tennis and golf plus a great equestrian center for horseback riding, hay rides and western campfire BBQs. Also a private beach club, snack bar and picnic facilities on Donner Lake, including rental of power and sail boats, canoes, wave runners, stand up paddle boards, wind surfers, and pedal boats.

The kitchen is fully equipped including a toaster, microwave and gas ovens, gas stove top, warming drawer, dishwasher, disposal, coffee makers including French press, tea pot, mixer and, blender along with the usual pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, etc.

All linens and basics (bar and laundry soap, dish and dishwasher soap, etc., as well as spices, vinegar, oil and so on) are included. There is also plenty of firewood for the wood stove.

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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: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Three (3) queen beds in three (3) bedrooms, one hide-a-bed sofa, one (1) single bed, cribs.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Great Hosts, Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was very well stocked, plenty of pots, pans, seasonings, and everything else for preparing a home cooked meal! Beds were comfy, rooms even had humidifiers that was a great surprise. Only thing recommended to bring is shampoo and conditioner, everything else was all there. There was a city wide power outage our first night and Ann responded to calls and texts at 7am in the morning. Would highly recommend and look forward to another visit.



  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our third consecutive holiday at Casa Sierra, and it didn't disappoint. It's become a favorite tradition of ours, and we all feel like we're "coming home" when we arrive at the house. Thank you, Jim & Ann, for yet another wonderful experience! Happy Holidays!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cozy cabin with all the amenities needed for a snowy family weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the coziness of the cabin and everything worked very well, including the heater which was very important in January during snow storms. The yard provided a great snow play area for me and my kids. There is a snow plow service but we did have to shovel the driveway when we arrived due to heavy snow all day and the cable/wifi went out during a storm. But the cabin had everything we needed to still enjoy our time inside - DVD's, some games, good central heating, lots of blankets. All in all, a great time in a clean cozy cabin! Look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind comments. We hope you join us again and we surpass your expectations again .
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Beautuful home. So very comfortable for family with children!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had our first white Christmas at this wonder home! The kids had a blast and the adults enjoyed the quite of the neighborhood! I would go back again and again! Kevin and his mom were a pleasure to work with! Thank you again for a memory of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Wonderful Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the lovely home of Jim & Ann in Truckee. Our group of 6 adults and 2 dogs had an extraordinarily wonderful post-Thanksgiving weekend. It was snowy outside, but oh-so-cozy inside with the wood-burning stove going. We ventured out a couple of times, but for the most party just stayed warm inside and played games, cooked, and enjoyed each other's company. We can't recommend staying here ENOUGH! So delightful.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa We are so pleased that you visited Casa Sierra again. We strive to make our home as comfortable and attractive as possible and love that the location in Truckee was available for travels in the area.
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, location and furnishings. Loved the humidifiers, kitchen stocked and overall coziness. Everything was super convenient. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Andrea. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to host your family again! Jim & Ann
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Jim and Ann
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Jim and Ann

Residents of the SF Bay Area who use Casa Sierra as a vacation home

Jim and Ann purchased this house in 2006

Why Jim and Ann chose Truckee

Tahoe Donner is a year-round vacation getaway. We love to ski and golf and we love the tons of amenities. We also love that it is easy to get to quickly, just off of I-80 once you cross Donner Pass. It's about a half hour closer to the SF Bay Area and Sacramento than anyplace else in the Lake Tahoe Basin yet has easy and quick access to everything fun about the Lake Tahoe Basin.

What makes this house unique

Golf, horse back riding, swimming, hiking, fishing, private beach on Donner Lake, summer concerts, hay rack rides, western campfire BBQs, winter skiing, sledding, great restaurants, spending times with family and friends.

Truckee Registration Certificate #1156


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner (either downhill or cross country)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Private beach on Donner Lake

Great outdoor open space with family sledding hill behind the house. Beginner Ski Hill at Tahoe Donner 5 minutes away. Check out the Tahoe Donner website.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Rates subject to change until Reservation is Confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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