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Upscale Chalet with Panoramic Mountain Views, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Sweeping views of the High Sierra await you from our gorgeous mountain chalet. The rooms are exceptionally bright and sunny, and thanks to our unique location, you will enjoy magnificent sunrise and sunset views. Situated on a highly desirable street in Tahoe Donner, this home features the finest appointments in a contemporary mountain lodge style: vaulted ceilings, extensive interior woodwork, slate foyers, 3 fireplaces, travertine marble bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, 3 decks, hot tub, wireless high-speed internet, and more.

Located in Tahoe Donner, a residential community in Truckee, our chalet is within 5 minutes of superb Tahoe Donner amenities: cross-country ski center; downhill ski resort; 2 recreation centers with fitness center, swimming pools, hot tubs; sledding hill; golf course; private beach, clubhouse, and boat launch on Donner Lake; driving range; playgrounds; hiking trails; mountain bike trails; equestrian center; tennis courts; fine and casual dining at the Lodge.

Near the world class ski resorts of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, and Royal Gorge (cross-country), you can be on your skis in 20 – 30 minutes. Our chalet is 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 40 minutes from Reno Airport, and 3 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. Located well back on a quiet street, our chalet affords privacy and relaxation.

The open floor plan is ideal for special gatherings. Our gourmet kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and is well-equipped for those who love to cook. For a break from the great outdoors, we offer games, movies and an extensive selection of current fiction. We welcome families with children and provide children’s games, puzzles, movies, books, and a portable crib.

Bedrooms feature lodge-style furnishings, high thread-count sheets, and cozy duvets. Every bedroom has a view. The large, luxurious master suite includes a fireplace and marble bathroom with separate tub and shower with spectacular, yet private, views. A washer and dryer are available for your convenience.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Jennifer

We are outdoor enthusiasts from the SF Bay Area who love all that the mountains and lakes have to offer - both in summer and winter. We are avid skiers and wanted to share this sport with our children. Our families bought this home together when our kids were just babies.

Jennifer purchased this house in 2003

Why Jennifer chose Truckee

We wanted a comfortable home where we could spend winter weekends with family and friends and have the space to hang out, relax, cook. We started out as 'winter people' with a love of Squaw Valley, but we soon discovered how great summer is, too. We enjoy taking advantage of the amenities and activities offered in Tahoe Donner. And, jumping off the rocks in Sand Harbor is a must-do summer family tradition.

What makes this house unique

Quite simply - we were overwhelmed by the setting of this brand new home. The views are breathtaking. It was love at first sight.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For cancellations made at least 60 days prior to arrival date, we will refund any rent paid, but you will forfeit your damage deposit amount.
  • For cancellations 30 days to 59 days prior to arrival date, we will refund 50% of rent paid. No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days.
  • No pets and no smoking anywhere on the property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Master Bathroom downstairs - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom upstairs - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - upstairs - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    2nd Master Bedroom - downstairs - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Graco Pack 'n Play available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic home on the top of the hill!

  • 5 of 5

Watch the sunrise and the sunset from this true 360-degree-view home. The great room is expansive with a family sized dining table and ample, comfortable sofas. A great location and a great home. The owner, Jennifer, was very helpful and easy to deal with. We will certainly be back. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed our home. It's nice to connect with fellow cross-country enthusiasts. We hope to welcome you back next winter.
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Beautiful house with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect spot for our family! Big rooms, big living space, wonderful views out both sides of the house. My kids loved playing in the hot tub and playing in the snow in all the space around the house. Master bedroom was a great retreat and the beds were very comfortable. We will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy that our layout worked well for your family. We never get tired of that fabulous view!
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San Francisco

Can't find a better place than this

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The pictures don't quite capture how nice the place is. When you walk in you are amazed at how much space there is and overwhelmed by the views. Everything was clean and in great condition, from the kitchen to the hot tub. Highly recommend! We will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA

Wonderful Tahoe vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This review is for two side-by-side houses:

We just finished another great weekend in Tahoe, despite the fact that there was no snow! Our group of friends has been doing an annual Tahoe weekend for about 10 years now, so we've seen a lot of houses. This pair of houses was the best we've seen and we're hoping to book it every year (or at least until one of us hits the jackpot and buys a 10-bedroom estate in Truckee!). As our group has transitioned from young married couples to families of 4, it's become increasingly difficult to find a house that can accommodate all of us. This side-by-side arrangement was perfect: 8 bedrooms for 8 families. In addition, the houses were both in immaculate condition and the kitchens were well stocked with nice cookware and cooking tools, plenty of dishware and utensils, toys and games for the kids, comfortable beds and linens, and killer views. The owner was also easy to work with over email. I highly recommend this house (unless you want it for the same weekend that we want it!).

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Amazing Mountain Getaway for Families and Groups

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. It has just about everything you could ask for in a mountain getaway: gorgeous 360° views, tons of space for sleeping and hanging out, a great sound system, 3 patios (one with a hot tub), and easy access to downtown Truckee. It's always very clean, nicely decorated, and set up nicely for families and groups.

I've been booking the side-by-side chalets for group ski trips the last 5 years and couldn't be happier. Jennifer is responsive and a delight to coordinate with. The group always raves about how perfect the houses are for skiing, relaxing, cooking, dining, and hanging out as a group. I look forward to many more years visiting Jennifer's chalet.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, California

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered here for a long weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous views, walked in the quiet neighborhood, hot-tubbed, played games, and shared meals. The snow toys in the garage were helpful. Although this winter has been very light on snow, we found some at a higher altitude.The beds were very comfortable and the owners helpful and friendly.The house is a wonderful, welcoming place!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Donner Lake (private beach for guests)

In summer relax on the front or back decks and take in the view. Hiking and mountain biking trails start right down the street. In winter we have sledding and snow play right at the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning fee (not taxed) $150

Reservations made through online booking and payment are not final until guest completes and returns the rental agreement. In initiating online booking, renter agrees to the terms and conditions outlined in the Terms and Conditions document.

HOLIDAY PERIOD RATES AND TERMS: Please contact me directly
3 - 7 night minimum stay
July 4, Labor Day: $425
Thanksgiving: $425
Christmas, New Years, MLK Jr, President's Day: $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.