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Beautiful Home Just Upgraded. Fits 2 Families. Forest Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,924 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Our roomy 4 bedroom home is designed for family fun and comfort! Relax on the expansive decks, loll in the living room in front of the cozy stone fireplace, play pool in the sunroom or just sit back and relax in front of the giant HD TV.

* New internet-connected thermostat means you will arrive to a *warm* house

* New tankless water heater means hot showers are always available. New furnace is quiet and efficient for a totally comfortable stay.

The big newly upgraded open kitchen invites a cooking collaboration and the well stocked cabinets will serve the chefs in the crowd. New appliances, granite countertops, and other great upgrades.

The sunken living room has several couches and everyone's favorite, a huge round 'cuddle chair' in the bay window with a view of the surrounding forest. One couch is a queen sleeper and the sectional is very comfortable for an extra bed or two. Sit anywhere and enjoy the giant HD TV over the beautiful stone fireplace.

The adjoining dining room has a big dining table and additional log bar, that combined, seat 12 for that large family dinner. Watch the big game from the log bar with the best view in the house.


Master Suite - is like its own retreat with a king bed, private deck, walk-in-closet, computer desk with Wi Fi, TV and bathroom suite with huge double spa shower. The Master bedroom also has a huge round 'cuddle chair' in the bay window, a favorite quiet spot for reading that great novel.

Log Room - has a twin trundle bed that can be set up as a king. It has beautiful views of the forest.

Ranch Room - has a four poster queen bed with a memory foam topper, and beautiful views to the forest out back.

Bunk Room - Great for the kids, has a twin over full bunk with a twin trundle underneath. The TV and camp decor make this a favorite hang out.

We keep the kids (and grown ups) busy with the pool table, board games, horse shoes, sledding and of course the big screen TV + 2 TV's in the bedrooms.

Keywords: home, lodge, family, ski cabin, summer home, multi-family

More Details

Cynthia Rothmeier
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Cynthia Rothmeier

We both gravitate to the mountains. My husband grew up in the German Alps, and I lived in the Rockies in Montana

We have traveled all over Europe and America and always prefer the countryside, especially the mountains.

We have have always vacationed in beautiful places with our large extended family, and we keep coming back to Truckee. We love to ski, hike, ride horses, mountain bike, boat, swim and especially just relax. Tahoe Donner is the best place we have found to enjoy all that we do together.

Cynthia Rothmeier purchased this house in 2011

Why Cynthia Rothmeier chose Truckee

We have been visiting the Tahoe area all our lives and kept returning to Tahoe Donner. We frequently rent with another family and love the roomy homes, well planned facillities and easy access to HWY 80 and the surrounding areas.

We enjoy the area year round and especially love all the Tahoe Donner amenities - ski hill and equestrian center just up the road, Rec center with pools, gym and hot tubs, lakeside beach club and so much more.

We wanted a large family friendly house with easy year-round access and lots of parking. We found all that and much more in our new home.

What makes this house unique

Our home is near the top of Tahoe Donner resort and backs up to an open forested preserve. We can hike, bike or cross country ski right out our front or back door and go for miles.

We have room for our whole extended family and/or another family we invite up to share a fun vacation together.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1924 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Big 4 poster King Bed in Master suite. Log room trundle can convert to a king by pushing together. Special foam filler and King bedding provided., Queen size Beds (1) Four poster rustic pine bedroom furniture and Queen with memory foam topper., Double Beds (1) Lower bunk is a double bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Log room has a 2 twin trundle that can be converted to King, all bedding is provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in living room with additional egg crate foam for sleeping comfort, Bunk Beds (1) Upper bunk and trundle under bunk are twins. Lower bed is listed above, double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
* New tankless water heater and furnace! Expansive decks, glass sunroom with pool table, huge HD TV, WiFi, ROKU, CABLE DVR. The home backs to forest preserve, biking, hiking, sledding right out the back door. Easy access driveway with lots of off-street parking, carport, 2 car garage. Beautifully renovated, new, comfortable, upscale rustic style furnishings, huge game inventory, iPod/MP3 player dock, multiple TVs. Close to skiing and lakes. Access to all Tahoe Donner Resort amenities including: golf, with driving range, alpine and cross country skiing, fitness/rec center with multiple pools and hot tubs, sledding hill, equestrian center, private beach club at Donner Lake. The house is set up for family entertainment and relaxation. Great for big family or two families. Easy access ramp to main floor (one step up to baths).


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Beautiful Home Just Upgraded. Fits 2 Families. Forest Retreat
average rating of 4.825 based on 40 reviews

Comfortable, conveniently located getaway

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable property with a lovely hill in the back. Things were very clean and generally well maintained, but some small things in the house could use a little TLC (oven mitts are threadbare, tea kettle a little broken, closet door off of its runners...). Overall, the house was great, spacious, and easy to use. The owners were responsive to questions. It was great on this snowy weekend that the plow service for the driveway was reliable. And we took advantage of the great kids' ski lessons at Tahoe Donner downhill ski hill.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Comfy and roomy enough for two families. Great location and we loved the open space behind the house. It was like a winter wonderland after the snow fell.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very family-friendly and perfect for our family reunion. There were plenty of sleeping accommodations. The kitchen provided all the necessary supplies for our meals. In fact, we'd all of our meals at the house. The deck was perfect for relaxing. Adults and children enjoyed playing pool. The location was ideal for enjoying the Truckee area. We especially enjoyed being able to hike Trails right out the back door!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful !!!

  • 5 of 5

While there are neighbors, this property gives the illusion of being tucked away in nature. The views from all the windows are of woodland. We visited in February with very heavy snow on the ground. The Grandkids loved sledding in the backyard, building a snowman and an extraordinary snow fort. The hot chocolate we had in the snow fort was especially sweet in more ways than one. The kids loved making snow angels on the large deck and we even made some old fashioned maple syrup snow candy (Google it). The property (especially the kitchen) is well stocked with anything you might need to be comfortable (lots of extra blankets too). We didn't use the fireplace but it is available in a very cozy family space with big comfortable couches and an upgraded TV with Netflix. The beds are comfortable and the it was really nice to have a washer and dryer to deal with snowy, wet clothes. We definitely will rent again in spring or summer when we can see the yard without 15 feet of snow !! We are not experienced drivers in the snow and the owner was more than helpful (and very patient) with practical information that helped in soothing our nerves. She also directed us to a small market and kid's sledding park that were very close and a lot of fun for the kids (discount entry fee with the passes we found in the kitchen). She was very responsive to our questions, even on the weekend. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doesn't smell like someone else house!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

It's amazing house. warm and cozy . Plenty of space . Clean and it doesn't have any bath and body works smelly things. It smells like... Clean house! with no extra smell to make sure it smells like smth cz we didn't clean it well. Every time I smell those smelly things I assume house itself either old or something . This one is good! I'm super picky about dust ... And this house doesn't have much dust . I looked at fake flowers and other places. Good job whoever is cleaning it ! We had a blast at this property! Couches were a big concern because we had baby there and I was pleased to seat on them and not think about other people seating on them. Really nice place ! We had 6 people adults plus 2 kids. Property has toys and books and puzzles. It also has vaporizer (who has kids will understand my excitement) . Thank you so much for good time spent there! Picking a new spot usually hard but I think we found the house we ll be renting from now.

Btw.. Heater is really good there. We had baby and it was really comfortable to stay because heater did it job. It's a two story house and we had portable heater in the master bedroom. It was awesome.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Great for kids families

  • 4 of 5

Cozy and warm house.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Trout Creek Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Equestrian/Cross Country Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Beach Club

Close to skiing and lakes. Access to all Tahoe Donner Resort amenities including: golf, alpine and cross country skiing, fitness/rec center with multiple pools and hot tubs, sledding hill, equestrian center, private beach club at Donner Lake. The house is set up for family entertainment and relaxation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $400

Full refund of deposit if cancelled 45 days before reservation date, after 45 days, if full re-book is possible, %15 cancellation fee,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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