House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
We are an active family with 2 young boys, and enjoy quality time together with our extended family. We spend as much time as we can enjoying our mountain home while taking advantage of all of the local hiking, biking and skiing!
Owner purchased this House in 2013
Why Owner chose Truckee
Tahoe Donner is fabulous for families!
What makes this House unique
Our backyard is phenomenal, with great sledding in the winter and the gorgeous Alder Creek is at the foot of our backyard. It's a great place for the kids to play, build forts, fish and explore. There are incredible hiking trails that leave right from our yard!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, comfortable home! Great amenities.
We love staying here in this wonderful home. Fourth visit and look forward to many more ❤️
Cozy and wonderful.
The house is wonderful. Plenty of space for multiple families. The kids had a wonderful time sledding in the back yard. Even though the home is large, it has a warm cozy feel. We loved it.
Thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation. We are glad you loved it & made some snow memories with your family!
Perfect for family gathering
Outstanding property for our multiple family getaway. Lots of bedroom and sleeping options to accommodate our 11 without feeling crowded or unable to get personal space. Comfy common living spaces and amazing kitchen. Nice short hike along the creek that links up with other Tahoe-Donner neighborhood trails and dozens of other hikes in easy driving distance. 20 minutes to Lake Tahoe and river made for easy day trips to kayak and river float. Many food options nearby. Summer months mean hotter weather -- 3 levels in house provided easy transition zones depending on time of day. TV Loft area was the only spot in house that got too warm with afternoon sun; sleeping levels and main living space were fine even with outdoor temps in high 80s. No problems or concerns at all. An easy recommend for extended family get together.
We are so glad you & your family enjoyed your time in Tahoe and that our house was a good fit for all of you! We hope you visit again.
Another great Christmas stay
We stayed here for the 2nd time (last time was 2 years ago) and it was just as great this time - except the lack of snow! Even so, we were able to make a little sled run out back with the small amount of snow there was, we hiked down by the creek, and spent a lot of time relaxing. For those unfamiliar with Tahoe, I recommend Boreal for skiing when snow conditions are good, and Mt Rose always has good conditions since it is so high. We also shopped in Truckee and went tubing at Squaw and skating at Northstar. The week was full of action for those that wanted it, and the house was excellent and well equipped for the old folks and injured folks (me!) who stayed at home. A great time with family, Chalene was great with communication. Thanks again!!
Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you were able to come visit again & found some Truckee charm in spite of no snow. We appreciate great renters like you!
I wish I could give this property (and the amazing owners) 6 stars!
This is an INCREDIBLE property (esp. if your party includes children!). We stayed here during Thanksgiving with another family, and our party included 2 toddlers and a 7 year old. A few things stood out for us:
a) The property has an absolutely amazing location. Its very accessible (proximity to Safeway etc) yet its away from all the hustle and bustle that we were trying to avoid. The views from the balcony are breathtaking. There is a beautiful creak that you can easily access from the backyard (we loved our little hike!)
b) The house itself is beautiful, homey, incredibly roomy and just all around gorgeous. It really felt like home. The owners have done a wonderful job of decorating the property. Every little detail adds to the character of the property
c) I loved that we didn't have to carry a lot of stuff to the house despite having kids. If you have small babies/toddlers etc, the house has almost every thing you will need (high chair, changing station, TONS of games, books, pack & play, and wipe warmers too :P)
d) We LOVED spending time in the hot tub and admiring the starry night sky! The hot tub was super spacious with beautiful ambient lighting (we called it the baller hot tub!). I highly recommend it
e) The kitchen is fully equipped, we really only needed to buy our own groceries. I cooked tons of meals for the kids and grown ups, and didn't find anything missing
Most importantly, Charlene and Vaughn were incredible hosts. They were VERY responsive, and replied to our queries very quickly.
Charlene & Vaughn - Thank you for letting us make some wonderful memories in your beautiful home! We hope to come back!
We are so glad you loved your vacation and our home! Thank you for choosing our home and for your glowing review. It was a pleasure sharing our home with you & we hope you can visit again!
Beautiful home, great location and perfect for families with kids!
We truly enjoyed our time at hillside haven. The home is beautiful, well kept and very clean. The kitchen was stocked with everything you would need and then some. The rooms and beds were very comfortable and the bunk beds perfect for our kids. The trails behind the home were great even for kids and the Tahoe dinner amenities were very nice. Our hosts Charlene and Vaughn were very responsive and gracious. We travel here often for a quick family getaway and we would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for your gracious review. We love seeing families build memories at our Hillside home, and we are very glad our home fulfilled your expectations!
Guest access to the great amenities of Tahoe Donner - ski hill, XC ski center, 3 pools, tennis, horseback riding, golf and private beach club on Donner Lake.