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Classic, Chalet-Style Luxury Cabin, Hot Tub+Sauna-*See Flickr*

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Our family-friendly Cabin is a classic, Chalet-style cabin in a quiet, forest setting. It is a handsome, spacious (2,200 Sq. Ft) mountain home with 25 Ft. ceilings. Our home is recently-remodeled w/ 3 BR / 2 Bath + Loft (with Queen Sofa Sleeper) & tastefully-appointed with rustic cabin-furnishings. This is the perfect Mountain Getaway on a quiet destination street (rather than thoroughfare) right next to Greenbelt in Tahoe Donner. The house can sleep up to 10-12 guests.

House is 3-hours from San Francisco - door-to-door; 5-min to Tahoe Donner Ski Resort; 15-min to Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs; 20 min. to Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, & Lake Tahoe.


When we purchased & furnished this house, we wanted to be very comfortable and we selected the best, rustic Cabin furniture, mountainy cabin-bedding (w/ Down Comforters, Down Pillows, etc), high-thread-count sheets, hotel-style towels, toiletries & more ... All to ensure we as owners feel extremely comfortable in our own 'Mountain Hideaway'. We love our 'Home Away From Home' and hope you will too ...

*****SEE ADDITIONAL PICTURES - ON FLICKR: (Search for 'Tahoe Donner Sauna')********


Large Size: 2,200 Square Feet on 2 Levels - 3 BR / 2 BA + Loft - Sleeps 10-12; House has towering 25 ft. ceilings

Recently-Remodeled Stainless Steel Chef's Kitchen w/ New Gas Stove/Range, New Stainless Steel Fridge (with Filtered Water Dispenser & Ice Maker) - ALL NEW STAINLESS APPLIANCES

Loft with 2nd HDTV w/ DVD Player, also Wii System w/ 3 controls PLUS 13-14 Wii Games (Sports, Sports Resort, Mario Galaxy, Mario Kart, Skiing, Hunting, Tour of Duty, etc)

Wireless Internet/WiFi, newly installed 55' Flatscreen TV with Blue-Ray DVD Player (Netflix & Streaming capable), Cable TV, Washer/Dryer

Private Sauna Room & Newly-installed, Private Outdoor Hot Tub (located on 2nd floor deck - in an area with good privacy).

Snow-Play Area on both sides of Cabin

2 Decks (including a 500 sq. ft deck), New Patio Furniture, Lounge Chairs, Children Outdoor Furniture, etc., Weber Gas BBQ Grill also provided for your enjoyment

2 Car Garage (Attached) - 1 for Full Size & 1 for Mid-Size Car

Lots of trails nearby - for hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, etc.


2015-2016 WINTER RATES: (Up to 8 Guests)

Mon-Thur: $275/night (2-Night Minimum)

Fri-Sun: $350/night (2-Night Minimum)

For more than 8 Guests, $20/Additional Guest/Night

**Excluding Holidays



Deposit: $400 (via Credit Card Authorization)

Truckee Occupancy Tax: 10%

House Cleaning + Spa Cleaning Fee: $175 (Up to 8 Guests)



Sleeping Arrangements / Bed Setup: (Cabin can sleep up to 12 people total)


- Bedroom 1 - TWIN Over FULL Over TWIN Trundle Bed - Sleeps 4

- Bedroom 2 - QUEEN Size Bed - Sleeps 2

- Living Room or Bedroom 1- QUEEN Air Bed (w/ Electric Plug to Inflate/Deflate) - Sleeps 2


- Bedroom 3 (Master) - EASTERN KING Bed - Sleeps 2

- Loft - QUEEN Sofa Bed (Pull Out) - Sleeps 2

Recommended Capacity: 8-10 Guests (Comfortably)

Total Capacity: 12 Guests (Maximum)




Stainless Appliances, Fresh Water Dispenser & Ice-Maker (on Fridge), Bean Grind & Brew Coffee-Maker, Microwave, Blender, Mixer, Toaster, Belgium Waffle Maker, Full Utentils, Stemware, Dishes/Bowl/Cups/Glasses, Baking Supplies, & More


Hotel-Style Towels (For up to 12 Guests), Premium Organic Toiletries (Shampoo, Soaps, Lotion, Etc), Grohe Faucets, Speakman Shower Heads, etc.


Bingo, Jenga, Monopoly, Scrabble, & other board games, Chess, Checkers, Set of Poker Chips, etc.

LOFT: 7-In-1 Game Table - Foosball, Pool, Air Hockey, Ping Pong, & More + 2nd TV w/ DVD Player

Nintendo Wii System w/ 3 controls, wheels, golf club, tennis racket, ping pong, etc. PLUS 13-14 popular Wii Games (Sports, Sports Resort, Mario Galaxy, Mario Kart, Skiing, Hunting, Tour of Duty, etc.) Bring your own Wii games only (we provide game console).

Washer & Dryer & Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Detergent & Dishwashing Liquid - all available for use in house


Wood-Burning Firestove/Fireplace

Private Sauna Room (In Cabin)

Organic Rock Salt Spa Therapy / Hot Tub - Uses Organic Rock Salt to chlorinate - This is very refreshing after a fun day on the slopes!

Premium Toiletries: Organic Soap, Facial Soap, Organic Shampoo, Lotion, Liquid Hand Soap, etc.

Cleaning Needs: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Dishwasher Detergent, Laundry Detergent, Softner, etc.

Fire Stove (w/ Firewood) Plus Central Heating System

Winter Snow-Removal Service

Well-Appointed Cabin with New Furnishings & New Furniture


Tahoe Donner Golf Course & Short-Game Practice Facilities + Driving Range

Tahoe Donner Tennis Courts - Provides tennis rackets, balls, ball machines, etc

Boat Rentals (Jet Skis, Kayaks, Boats, Peddle Boats) at Tahoe Donner Owner's Beach Clubhouse at Donner Lake

Fishing - Lots of lakes nearby

Camping - Tahoe Donner Camp Grounds


Tahoe Donner Ski Resort

Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Ski Center

Trout Creek Recreation Center - Full Gym (Cardio & Weight-Training), Lap Pool, Kids Pool, Kids Playground, Jacuzzi, Massage

Golf: 2 Golf Courses w/ Driving Range - Tahoe Donner & Coyote Moon & Tennis: Multiple Tennis Courts

Donner Lake: Private beach, marina, boat launch - 10 minute drive from house & Great Fishing - Donner Lake, Boca, Stampede, etc.

Ski Resorts: Cabin is located 20-min from Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, & most major North Tahoe Ski Resorts. Tahoe Donner Ski Resort is 5-min away.

Keywords: Family-Friendly, Cabin, Mountain

Home, Luxury, Chalet, Ski House, Retreat, Haven, Renovated, Therapeutic Spa, Sauna, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi, Loft, Deck, Luxury, Spacious, High-Ceiling

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Why The Owner chose Truckee

LOCATION: The Cabin is located on a very quiet street, the house is also very easily accessible from Highway-80 & close to Donner Lake.

HOUSE: We looked at literally HUNDREDS of homes over a 4-year span, and this was the only one we fell in love with. The house is a Chalet-Style, with 30-feet pine-vaulted ceilings, and it also has an Indoor Sauna Room - which is great to have in a Cabin - esp. around fall, winter, spring. House also has a full-size Loft which serves as a 2nd Living Room, plus a 500 Sq. Ft. Private Deck on 2nd Level - perfect for sitting outside & that's also where we installed a new Hot Tub.

TAHOE DONNER: Less than 30-min to all major North Tahoe ski resorts. Year-round activities for adults & kids. All the exclusive amenities for property owners & guests. Tahoe Donner is also only 3-hours from San Francisco.

HOUSE CONDITION: This was one of the few homes we saw that was very well cared for. We made additional investments to install all new stainless appliances, new Hot Tub, new bath remodel, etc & continue to take care of the house.

What makes this house unique

Newly Remodeled Home/Cabin: High-Ceilings (30 Feet Pine-Vaulted) - Very Cabin-like, Very Sunny: Lots of Large South-Facing Windows, House Layout - Open-style w/ accessible kitchen, Spacious (2,200 Sq. Ft), Loft, Indoor Sauna, Outdoor Hot Tub, New Appliances in updated kitchen, Updated Bathrooms, Premium Bedding, Linens, & Towels, Premium Guest Toiletries, Large Decks, Weber Gas BBQ, Patio Furniture, House located on Greenbelt, Well-Stocked Kitchen: with Toaster Oven, Mixer, Blender, & all appliances, etc - very user-friendly, Very Fast, True High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, ALL NEW FURNITURE

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Tahoe Donner Luxury Cabin is as advertised: cozy, very clean and highly functional. For its relatively small size -- 3 bedrooms -- it accommodated our two-family group very well. The kids' bedroom has a set of bunk beds that includes a single top bunk, double bottom bunk and a trundle bed underneath, so all four kids slept happily together. The no-shoe-in-house policy keeps the place tidy, and the wood floors downstairs, while cold, are much easier to clean than carpet. Even the hot tub is meticulously clean.

The cabin is well located to Northstar, Squaw, Sugarbowl and other ski resorts, as well as downtown Truckee. Overall, a great option for a group trip.
Feb 2014
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Classic, Chalet-Style Luxury Cabin, Hot Tub+Sauna-*See Flickr*
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 46 reviews
Bay Area

Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun filled summer vacation at this great home which is located close to Donner Lake, grocery store, good restaurants, rec center, and much more. I am thankful I found this listing and how responsive Don was to making sure all was perfect for us. Can't say enough about this place and the owner. The home is well kept, clean and fun to stay. We have a family of 4 (two young boys) and another family of 4 stayed with us. This was just right.

I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fremont, CA

Great family cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this cabin over President's Day weekend and had a great time! There were 5 adults and 5 kids in our group and we all had a comfortable place to sleep. We played lots of games at the huge kitchen table! We also enjoyed use of the rock salt hot tub. The cabin was very clean upon our arrival and the owner was easy to work with. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Tahoe Family Gatherer

  • 5 of 5

Gathering my husband's family members from Chicago, Santa Cruz and San Francisco into this beautiful Chalet for a week was fantastic. The layout made for easy enjoyment of relaxing encounters - - at any given time the kids would play video games at the same time that a couple of adults were in the hot tub and grandmom and others did crossword puzzles at the dining table. Even though there was no snow, we all had a great time. The luxurious bedding and towels were a surprising treat. Thanks for the opportunity to stay in this elegant home.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose

Review overdue

  • 5 of 5

After planning annual cabin trips to Tahoe for the last 5 years, our stay here by far was the most enjoyable ever. We are definitely coming back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa

Thank You!

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic stay at your beautiful villa. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sf bay area

Wonderful home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this home. It was clean, spacious and in a great location. We have rented many homes throughout the years, and this would definitely be on top. Everything from the beautiful house, to working with the owner were top notch. My kids did not want to leave;) Thanks for allowing us to stay in your wonderful vacation home!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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