Ski resorts: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl & Tahoe Donner
About Tor McLean
We've owned and operated this vacation house since 2002. My wife and I are semi retired and live in the San Francisco East Bay, Lafayette and love vacationing in beautiful North Shore Tahoe. We love the outdoors with skiing and sledding in the winter and biking, boating and hiking in the summer. We both grew up in the bay area and have been coming to North Shore Tahoe for most of our lives. We love it and we're sure you will too!
Tor McLean purchased this Cabin in 2002
Why Tor McLean chose Truckee
We chose Tahoe Donner due to the beauty of the development (always looks clean and well maintained) easy access to everything ie, skiing, lake, fishing and golf AND the plentiful Tahoe Donner's own amenities. There are just so many activities around our resort and the whole north shore area. Only about a mile to Hwy 80 and Reno is about a 35 min. drive. SF Bay area is about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive, depending.
What makes this Cabin unique
So many amenities. Summer and winter offer spectacular activities. It is so great to relax out on the deck and enjoy the sun streaming in through the tall pine trees. An occasional breeze blowing through the trees high above makes a great mountain sound. Hiking right out our front door and the multi million dollar Trout Creek Recreation Center with all the amenities there.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Comfy cabin tucked away from Tahoe crowds
Great location tucked away from the business. Easy to get to skiing, Donner, Lake Tahoe, and the summit for hiking.
Suggestion: Offer "glass" drinking cups along with the plastic tumblers.
Thanks for sharing the house!
Thx for the review Ardel. Glad you enjoyed our cabin, surrounding area and amenities. Glad together we could put your reservation in place last minute. Cheers to us! Reason no glass, safety. Been an issue in the past with broken glass on the floor. Thx again
This is a cozy little cabin at a great price! The location is great - close to everything that you need in Donner. We were two families with one dog and the cabin worked great for us. The owner was easy to deal with. He called to check on us and to make sure that everything was good with the cabin. The only slight negative is that there were no wine glasses in the house - it would be nice to have those. But overall this was a great experience and we will be renting this house again.
Thx Sandie for the nice review. It was nice working with you too and I look forward to hearing from you again next time. Tor
Great stay in Truckee
Tor, thank you for sharing your cozy cabin. We had a wonderful, relaxing time with our extended family. I like your updates to the cabin. The new floors and updated bathrooms look great. We cooked most nights and appreciated the extra spices and loads of cooking tools.
Hi Chris, Thx for taking the time to write a review. We take them seriously. You were nice to work with and we look forward to hosting you and your family again sometime. We're glad to hear your family had some good times there and enjoyed our recent remodel. Tor
Owner difficult and imposed items not detailed upfront: copy driver’s license, high deposit
Beware! High deposit or insurance policy required. Snow not shoveled and owner charges ridiculous fees for arriving before checkin or late checkout. Very inflexible charging per minute early or late with digital lock box.
When asked for late checkout because we had to shovel our own snow, he asked for photos of before and after of our work. Ridiculous and will never rent from him again. Warned!
This traveler is what is known to hosts like me as the traveler from hell. What a nightmare she was! Still, I'm sorry she had a bad experience.
I always require a rental agreement but evidently she ignored it for a couple months even after I requested it numerous times. Everything she claims I never told her is either in my web page or my rental agreement. When I couldn't get her to answer my emails I called her a couple times and finally reached her a week before her trip. She said she was too busy to bother with it. She said she hadn't looked at it at all. I waited on the phone as she read through it but then she proceeded to argue with me telling me she wouldn't comply. I suggested I give her a full refund and help her find another location but she declined. Instead she stated she would do as she wished and that I could not make my policies
for my own property. She continued to try and intimidate me. I even went as far as compromising my security requirements for her but her arrogance still reigned. After bending over backwards for her, she was still nasty, pompous and arrogant. There was no making her happy. Hence the poor review with lies. I expected no less from this woman of wealth with an attitude to go with. Look at my numerous great reviews and decide for yourself. She has a traveler rating of 2 out of 5, while mine is 5 out of 5. If you have a question regarding this or any other issues, please ask me, I will respond. I have been a host for 17 years and I always try hard to please all my travelers all the time.
We will be back...
Very clean place, it have everything we need to relax . Nice quiet neighborhood. Well located . Definitely a Cabin that I will recommend and looking forward to go back again.
Hi Ximena, Glad to hear you enjoyed our cabin in Truckee. See you next time. Tor
Great location. Owner very helpful and quick to respond.
Thanks for the great review Dave. It was nice and easy working with you too and you were prompt to respond. I appreciated that. Hope you'll think of us next time you are looking to get away to the mountains. Thanks, Tor
World, USA, California, Lake Tahoe area, Truckee, North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner.
Snow skiing, swimming, boating, hiking, camping,
Other Activities: Kayaking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, basketball, shopping, boating, snowboarding, wildlife viewing.
Golf: My home is within 5 minutes to three top rated golf courses in Truckee. Considered some of the best golf courses in Tahoe.
Ski: Snow skiing is just 5-20 minutes away. The 4 best in all Tahoe are Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, North Star and Sugar Bowl. We have quick access to all 4. Or we have our own small private resort just up the street, five minutes away, perfect for beginners and great rates. Several children's snow parks around as well and one right up the street. Summer mountain biking at nearby ski resorts is awesome.