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The Tahoe Donner Memory Maker Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This three bedroom, den, two and a half bath home is ideally located at the end of a cul de sac on a greenbelt just off of the Tahoe Donner hiking trail. There is an upstairs deck and a back patio to enjoy the Tahoe National Forest. In the summertime, roast marshmellows in the fire pit or play a friendly game of horseshoes right in your backyard. If you prefer, you can jump on the Tahoe Donner hiking trail and walk down to the Beaver Dams. In the winter, make your sled run right off of the back porch with a hill sure to bring excitement to children old and young.

The property is part of the Tahoe-Donner Homeowners Association. Guests (for a nominal fee) will have access to the private community pools and spas, tennis courts and clubhouse amenities as well as the private beach and boating marina at Donner Lake. As part of your rental you will have a discount at Tahoe Donner's horseback riding stables and golf course. Enjoy our two kayaks and beach chairs down at Donnor lake or take a short drive to beautiful Lake Tahoe. Additionally, Tahoe Donner is home to many other community activities including cross country skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, rafting and hiking. It is also convenient to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, and Northstar ski resorts and quaint downtown Truckee with it's many restaurants and shops.

Built in 1997, this home is fully furnished and comfortably sleeps twelve guests - The master bedroom has access to the back deck and has beautiful views of the greenbelt. The other two bedrooms and a den are privately located downstairs and also have great views. The Fish room has a queen sized bed and one bunk bed. The Bear room has a full sized bed and one bunk bed. The den area is a perfect get away for the kids to escape. It has a pull out queen sized sofa bed and a TV/DVD/Nintendo .

Features of this home include a fully equipped kitchen, a great room with a glass faced wood burning stove, a dining room/bar area with seating for 10, a full sized washer and dryer, multiple large flat screen HD televisions throughout home, dart board, Stereo, Wi Fi, DVD and VCR players.

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Karen House
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Karen House

John and I got married in 1989 and have enjoyed the blessings of so much happiness. Our family was completed when our son was born in 1993 and our daughter was born in 1996. As a family we enjoy spending quality time together playing and relaxing in the Tahoe Area. We are open to swap our vacation home for your vacation home!

Karen House purchased this house in 2009

Why Karen House chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Our family was looking to slow down the fast paced life of a family of 4 with two teenagers. We found Tahoe Donner had something for all of us. We love the winter with skiing, playing in the snow and relaxing by the fire. The summer is also great with so many activities to choose from. We love to boat, hike, play tennis, golf and relax by the lake. Tahoe Donner has multiple amenities that can be enjoyed year round, thus we chose this as our second home. We plan to spend years making memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes this house unique

Located off Highway I-80, the property is approximately 35 miles from the Tahoe-Reno International Airport; 100 miles East of Sacramento Airport off Highway 80 and 200 miles East of San Francisco.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi John and Karen,

We enjoyed our stay in Tahoe. Thank you so much for everything. We loved your place and would highly recommend it to our other friends. The house was spacious and very well equipped. The kitchen had everything we needed. The kids had plenty of fun. Overall, a very memorable stay! It was very nice of you to make us feel welcome.

Thanks again.

Feb 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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The Tahoe Donner Memory Maker Cabin
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 97 reviews
Elk Grove, Ca

A perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family, sister's family, and our parents had a wonderful relaxing two days at this amazing house. There was room for everyone to spread out and still be together. We enjoyed the games and puzzles in the closet and even froze our bums off to play darts and ping pong in the garage. The backyard was great for snowball fights and the ring swinging game as well. Karen was friendly and quick to respond in all of our communications. We will surely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people in in our family group. The layout has room enough for a lot of family together time as well as cozy quiet bedroom spaces. The cabin was well stocked and nicely decorated. It felt very homey without being cluttered. Everything was in excellent condition, even better than the pictures! There are plenty of sleds and other snow toys to allow everyone to join in Karen patiently and thoroughly answered all of our logistics questions. She and husband seem to go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Our depost was returned within a week. The master bedroom mattress is a soft gel foam style mattress. Keep in mind, the fold out mattress in the den may be best suited for children.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cozy and Spacious Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went up for a family ski extended weekend. The house was warm and inviting, and the owners were gracious and attentive. Plenty of games for nighttime entertainment. Nice spacious kitchen. Quiet space at the end of a cul-de-sac. We would definitely recommend and be back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and cozy home for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house for the long Thanksgiving weekend along with 2 other families. Karen is very attentive and make sure you have a seamless stay. The moment we walk in the house it is like a treasure hunt for my husband. He loves the antique decor in the house from the old ice skating blade to the wood burning fire place. For me, the kitchen was my favorite. It is stocked with an extensive varieties of herbs (everything you need to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner). Most importantly, it has a lot of bowls and plates, so we don't ever run out or have to constantly do the dishes. There are plenty of board games and a ping pong ball table in the garage to keep the kids entertained. We also had a blast with the kids playing with the sleds and making snowballs all was included in the house . Kayak and life jackets are available in the garage if you are coming here for summer activities. It's definitely a nice property for a family getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing & Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing & beautiful getaway! Love the home we stayed in. So comply & cozy in the decor & lots of windows to enjoy the beautiful nature surroundings. Everything you need from a fresh cup of coffee in the morning by the fireplace or on the spacious deck to watch the sunrise to hot coco & s'mores by the the outdoors fire pit. Nature was all around us & a great nature trail next to us to enjoy. This home has it all from a book of info of what to do & where to go to even having kyaks in the garage & even ping pong table & dart board. Just 5 minutes from town to do a little shopping with great Resteraunts & lake all just minutes away even skiing. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

From my inquiry of the House's property to the end of my stay, everything was seamless. We booked their property for Labor Day weekend for our family. It was so enjoyable. The house was so neat and clean and it was so spacious! We especially loved how many board games they had. My cousins and I really enjoyed having something to do in the house! My parents especially loved the place and they'd love to be back! The house was perfect for a family getaway and bonding.

Personally, I loved that Karen called us when we got to the house to check up on us. She's so personable and really made us feel at ease.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Refundable $400.00 damage deposit required

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.
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , A separate toilet/shower area from the two sinks.
    Half bathroom - toilet , Upstairs half bathroom located off of the main living space.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs for easy access to the Den and Bear/Fish rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Den - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room can be used as bedroom or an extra living space.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , The Bear room has views of the back patio and forest.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , The fish room is a large guest bedroom with forest views.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Master bedroom has access to the deck and forest views.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Bunk beds (2 sets), Sofa bed in private den area(1), Port a crib (1),
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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