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Spectacular Tahoe Donner Family Getaway

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This magnificent mountain home is beautifully designed and decorated for large families with friends. Nestled in a pine grove, it also backs up to a greenbelt for both serenity and privacy.

Featuring 4 Bedrooms (Master and Guest Master, additional Queen BR and a kids' bedroom with 4 XL twin beds), a loft with a queen futon and 3 1/2 baths, this home appeals to the most discerning traveler with a penchant for comfort and entertainment at a 'notch' above the rest. The kids' bedroom has two nightstands with drawers as well as a 5 drawer bureau and multiple racks for hanging (no closet) also has a wall mounted flat panel TV with Blu Ray DVD and a Hand Shuffleboard table for added fun. At nearly 400 sq. feet, this room is the perfect getaway for the kids or for added sleeping on adult only weekends. All bedrooms are beautifully appointed in every way, from linens to comforters, it is all taken care of. Bath towels and hair dryers are provided for ease as well.....just settle in and relax! Tumbled marble and travertine are used in the baths and the master bath features a Jetted tub with views of the forest beyond.

The great room has vaulted ceilings, a magnificent two story granite Extraordinaire fireplace and windows facing the forestry beyond. There is a dining area with a table that seats 8-10 with 3 additional barstools at the kitchen counter. Sliding doors open out to the 2nd story deck, perfect for BBQing and outdoor entertainment. Cherry hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets, granite countertops and stainless appliances set the tone for this perfect entertainment space. The kitchen has a great collection of quality glassware, plates, cookware and utensils (including a second set of Marilyn Mason 'bear' dinner plates). Everything is provided to make your stay both enjoyable and magnificent! Beautifully landscaped backyard (completed in September, 2013) includes gas fire pit and 16 foot diameter stone patio with gorgeous seating for 6. Rolling lawn and horseshoe pit will make your time outside truly unparalleled.

We have a neighbor's VRBO listing right next door for larger family getaways.

Keywords: Tahoe Donner Mountain Home

More Details

Lori Primasing
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Lori Primasing

Mike and I have loved this 2nd home and all time spent in it. Our two boys have grown to love the summer as much as the winter with all that the locale has to offer. We have been married for 22 years and spend our time in the Bay Area, Tahoe and the East Coast, where I am from. Mike works in the bond / securities industry and is a graduate of Chico University with an MBA from St. Mary's. I am now retired, raising our 2 boys and attended Villanova University before moving to California in 1987.

Lori Primasing purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Lori Primasing chose Truckee

We love all the amenities of Tahoe Donner, the proximity to the Freeway and the distance from our primary residence. Avid skiers, golfers and outdoorsmen, we love the mountain life and the change of pace from the Bay ARea. Donner is just 2 1/2 hours from home and offers so much as a community. The value was also good, in our opinion.

What makes this cabin unique

This home is well located in lower Tahoe Donner, which is more accessible to Truckee and the downtown area. It is also located close to both the rec center, golf course (TD and Coyote Moon) and the dining facilities of Tahoe Donner. The privacy of a home backing to a greenbelt is something we value greatly. We have wonderful neighbors on one side and a vacant lot on the other....great Privacy all around. At only 8 years old, the home is also in great condition with more modern amenities throughout. It is beautifully decorated with no details left undone.


Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Shuffle Board table in Kids' bedroom, Game table with Backgammon, Checkers and Chess in Family room- Additional games supplied for guests' usage


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Tahoe Donner Family Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Mill Valley, CA

Great location, comfortable, lovely vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had ten people and cooked thanksgiving dinner. The house was well appointed and very comfortable for the family.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great mountain house

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home, big enough for our whole family of 3 daughters and 4 grandkids. And my brother came from Idaho after kids left, all good for whole family. Wonderful master bedroom with jet tub (which the 4 granddaughters loved). Great kitchen fully equipped. Me and my daughters all love to cook. Great location and quiet street with very peaceful sleeping. Great hiking on DonnerLake nearby. Loved this home. Great deck and BBQ on the forest and fire pit great for grandkids making s'mores.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Virginia and Bob! Glad you had a great stay with us and hope you will think of us for any future trips!
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Alamo, CA

Wonderful Tahoe Retreat

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered the front door, it was clear that the owners of this lovely home had created a magical retreat not only for themselves, but for others to enjoy - from the original artwork, to the tastefully warm, but family-friendly furnishings, to the grand stone fireplace, spacious living area and kitchen. Our stay was in July, and we enjoyed a magnificent paddle board adventure on Donner Lake - just minutes from the cabin (paddle boards are available for rent at the water's edge). We hiked at Emerald Bay (on Lake Tahoe) and shopped and dined in nearby Truckee. But the cabin provides plenty to do and enjoy without getting in your car - cooking in the well-appointed and provisioned kitchen, walking, hiking, playing horseshoes or corn hole on the expansive back lawn, visiting around the outdoor firepit, playing ping-pong, or shuffle board. Memories will be made here!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, CA

Family Ski Week

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at this property. The home is perfect for two families or even more. The downstairs bedroom with the four single beds is awesome for kids. It also gives the kids a separate space to get away to so that the adults can relax and hang out in the kitchen or the den. We love to cook and the house is very well appointed with everything you would expect in a gourmet kitchen. It's very convenient to Truckee where all the best restaurants are located. If you are there when there is no snow on the ground the back yard is great as well. We also made use of the gym in the Tahoe Donner community center. All in all one of our favorite rentals of all time.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orinda, CA

Already talking about our next visit

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderfully relaxing vacation at this house to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The property was really lovely; with attention to detail in every aspect. The home is a perfect mountain retreat. Our party had 6 adults and a 6-year old child, and we all enjoyed staying at the house.

The home is beautifully decorated, very clean, and extremely comfortable; from the furniture and beds to the linens. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in as it was stocked with everything we could want or need. We enjoyed using the deck and BBQ, as well as the cozy fire pit in the backyard. The house is in a quiet neighborhood but has easy access to downtown Truckee.

We have rented multiple homes in the Tahoe area in summer and winter and this is by far the nicest and most comfortable property we have stayed at. The owners were prompt in their communication and a pleasure to interact with. We look forward to another stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasanton, CA

Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently had the opportunity to stay in this lovely home to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. We couldn't have wished for nicer accommodations! Upon arrival we were in awe of the detail in this beautiful home. Each bedroom's decor is warm and inviting and the linens are exceptional. The twin bed room has ample space and gives the kids their own "Hangout". The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of cookware and glassware to entertain a large group. The addition of the gas fire pit in the backyard gave us a place to congregate at night with a glass of wine and unwind from the day’s activities.

The home is very clean, updated and the location is great with easy access to the Truckee area. The owners are extremely caring and make every effort to ensure that your visit meets your expectations. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Coyote Moon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake

Tahoe Donner homeowners and guests enjoy the amenities of Tahoe Donner, including private tennis courts, archery, Bocce ball, golf course, private Donner Lake Beach, Rec Center with year round heated pool and hot tub. Guest usage is for a minimal fee and with Homeowner pass only.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,000

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.