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Forest Scene for 14 - Gorgeous Mountain Lodge

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Forest View Mountain Lodge in Winter


Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14))

Our luxurious and beautiful Tahoe Donner mountain home is fully furnished and decorated with a mountain motif. The house has four spacious bedrooms, (two master suites and three King beds!) and three and a half baths; it comfortably sleeps up to 14 people and works beautifully with two or three families. In addition to the three king bedrooms, there is a bunk room with four bunks (two twins and two doubles), a very nice bunk bed in the family room (with two twins), a pull out double futon and a single fold out mattress pad for smaller children who may want to sleep with their siblings or parents. We have recently made a number of upgrades; please read on!

Our 2,800 square foot, non-smoking home features a majestic Great Room upstairs with a beautiful stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, leather sofas, and hardwood floors. The fully-equipped kitchen has granite countertops, bar seating, stainless steel appliances, and a large mahogany dining table that is expandable. The Great Room leads out to a sunny full-length deck facing virgin forest greenbelt and a picturesque mountain creek. The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking for large groups and features a Cuisinart, large Crock Pot, restaurant grade waffle maker, and rice cooker (essential in high altitudes) as well as a plethora of large pots, skillets, roasting pans, cookie sheets (what's better than making cookies on a windy, cold day?!) and numerous other amenities. The dining room table seats 14 and there is also seating at the high kitchen counter for four if you want to feed the younger kids early and separately.

The upstairs master suite with a new luxurious King bed has a private marble bathroom with an oversized jetted tub, separate marble shower, and double vanities. The downstairs master bedroom features a comfy King-size bed, a marble tiled private bathroom with double vanities, and a private door out to the lower deck with the hot tub.

The third bedroom is a lovely private room, also appointed with a cozy and comfortable King bed with leather chair, ottoman and reading lamp and has the third full bathroom next door.

The fourth bedroom is a spacious and charming bunkroom with double bunk beds on the bottom and twins on the top. All of our beds are very comfortable and have fluffy down pillows and comforters as well as the option for non-down (for those who are allergic) - we have even provided optional bedboards for those who like to regulate the firmness of their sleeping accomodations!

We have plenty of overflow capacity for your additional weekend guests! We have recently added another set of twin bunk beds to our family room downstairs, and we have a pull out double futon and single foldout mattress for kids on the floor who might like to sleep in the same room as their parents. There is also an automatic 'blow up' queen Aerobed that can be used in the downstairs family room. Additionally, there is plenty of storage space with spacious closets and dressers if you come for a week. The full scale laundry room is located downstairs as well.

You not only can enjoy the forest scenery, but can cuddle up to either of the two river rock fireplaces. The Great Room has a NEW BIG SCREEN HDTV and the Family Room is a roomy second location for the group to play games, watch television, play Ping Pong on our full size table, or enjoy a cocktail at the wet bar. The downstairs refrigerator is just right for that late night snack or drink. You can even sneak out onto the back deck and step into the hot tub. For those who need to be in touch with the office, we offer free high-speed DSL access and WiFi.

Our house is the perfect location for skiing, with Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Northstar, and Alpine Meadows all within 15-20 minutes. When there's lots of snow, we have a great sledding run right next door. The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center with its gorgeous and extensive trail system and the Tahoe Donner Ski Area are only five minutes away.

Additionally, WE HAVE A LEVEL DRIVEWAY AND ARE LOCATED ON A WELL PLOWED ROAD, something to take into consideration during the big blizzards! There's room for 6 cars in the garage and driveway combined. The house also gets plenty of sun during the winter, which makes it a cheerful and relaxing retreat if you need a break from the outdoors.

If you are the outdoors type, right out our back door there is a hiking trail leading to miles of forest and to Alder Creek. Fly fishing is located nearby, and there are plenty of mountain biking trails. Additionally, you have access to the wonderful amenities of Tahoe Donner - WE PAY THE ADDITIONAL RECREATION FEE TO TAHOE DONNER SO THAT OUR GUESTS MAY ENJOY ALL THE AMENITIES FOR REASONABLE DAILY FEES. (PLEASE visit to see pictures of the area and all the amenities.)

The private Marina and Beach Club at Donner Lake, the exclusive Trout Creek Recreation Center with fitness center, weight room, exercise classes, massages, and two swimming pools (THE FITNESS CENTER, SLEDDING HILL AND ONE POOL AS WELL AS SAUNA AND OUTDOOR HOT TUB ALL STAY OPEN IN THE WINTER!), the Northwoods outdoor tennis center with pool and Northwoods Grill, the newly upgraded Tahoe Donner Golf Course (in beautiful shape the summer of 2014), and private Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center that offers lessons and rides with over 40 horses - at guest fee rates -- make Tahoe Donner a veritable paradise for families and active adults.

We work hard to keep our house in tip top shape and convenient for our guests. The house is fully stocked with fine bedding and towels, good quality cookware and knives for cooking, and plenty of supplies. We have emergency supplies in case of power outages, extra light bulbs, batteries, lanterns, flashlights and candles -- and our pipes have heat tape to prevent frozen pipes in case of especially cold weather. We also provide snow melt and shovels as well as an ice pick in case of blizzards.

We completely restained the outside of the house and repainted the entire interior in the last few months. Last year, we retrofitted the hot tub, which seats eight. In addition to replacing two TV's (one with a 55' HDTV in the upstairs great room) this year, we are replacing the blinds upstairs and vertical blinds throughout the house with lovely new wooden blinds and more opaque vertical blinds for better sleeping. The hot tub is cleaned weekly so you never need worry about who was visiting before you! And we have a house manager, cleaning company, and hot tub maintenance company who are attentive to detail and available by phone to help in case of any issues in case you can't reach us right away.

Our mountain home has something for everyone - please come visit!

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, A little French and a little Spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome:

    Plenty of old fashioned house games for kids, blocks, ping pong, dominoes, backgammon, Monopoly etc....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside OR outside on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets allowed anywhere on the property....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (3) There are three (3) bedrooms with king beds, perfect for three families with children. The fourth bedroom is the bunk room with Double Beds (2) on the lower bunks of the bunk beds and two twin beds on the top. In the downstairs family room there is a third set of bunk beds (two twin beds) and one fold-out futon bed that is a double bed. Additionally, there is a queen Aerobed that can be automatically blown up and set up in the family room. To summarize, there are actual BEDS for 12 people (3 KING BEDS, 6 bunk beds) plus a fold out futon (double) and a blow up queen Aerobed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub, Two Gas Fireplaces, 2 Master Suites with King Beds + a third King Bedroom and Bunk Room, 3, 5 Bathrooms, Full-length scenic decks upstairs and downstairs, Fully Equipped Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops and Bar Seating, Hard Wood Floors, Bonus Family Room, Phones, TVs in 3 bedrooms as well as both family rooms, High-Speed DSL Internet Access, VCR/DVD Player, 2 Refrigerators, Bath and Bed Linens, Washer and Dryer and laundry room, Multi-car Garage, BBQ, Fooz Ball Table, Quiet, Beautiful forest outlook, Access to Tahoe Donner Homeowners amenities with house guest passes (3 swimming pools, beautiful mountain golf course, tennis courts, marina and lake access, equestrian center, fitness and recreation center and children's camps and playground), 35 minutes to Reno and casinos...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Nintendo, circa 2005. Quite popular among the children who visit us -- considered something of an antique! Parents like it because there are no violent games....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (6) Mostly sports games on the Nintendo...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful and peaceful forest view with loads of trees. Hiking trails all around Tahoe Donner with maps. Miles and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails right behind the house & across the road...moreless

  • Resort:

    Go to to see amenities! AWESOME golf & tennis, MTN and road biking, hiking, swim,kayak, fish, sail, paddle board; great gym,concerts, skiing, HUGE Xcountry skiing, horse backriding...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning on a two-zone system for maximum comfort!...moreless

  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Extra large dryer in house...moreless

  • Garage:

    2-car garage with space for up to 4 additional cars in the driveway...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) One in upstairs great room, one downstairs in family room...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fluffy down comforters, down pillows, summer blankets, plenty of clean thick towels, extra sheets and blankets/comforters...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional parking on the street, SUMMER ONLY...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Washing Machine:

    Extra large washer in house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Security code provided at house for in house WiFi....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well provisioned with good quality cookware, dishware, utensils and bar ware for the group that loves to cook. Cookbooks, plenty of large pots, pans and skillets. Lots of excess glassware, silverware, and dishes!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Spacious and beautiful kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel, top-of the line appliances. Convection/traditional oven and four burner stove top, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Two large decks (9 feet by 45 feet) with plenty of room for everyone to spread out! During the summer, outdoor seating with multiple umbrellas and a teak dining set to enjoy the summer days and nights on the deck!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    We have guest passes that guests can use for the Trout Creek Recreation pools (one outdoor lap pool open all winter, two pools in summer) and the Northwoods pool and slide in the summer...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Large enough for eight. Outside on back deck....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Hot tubs at the Trout Creek Recreation Center available to guests as well; also steam rooms....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jetted tub in Master Suite upstairs...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Pricing
Jan 9 - Apr 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$3,000 $7,500
Spring 2017
Apr 3 - Jun 12, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 13 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


Full payment is required 60 days prior to check in or 90 days for major holidays and summer reservations. If a reservation is made before that time, we will split the payment schedule into two payments with the second due 60 days ahead of time. There is also a cleaning fee of $250 and 12% tax is charged on the base rental amount and the cleaning fee, by law, as well. Rental is subject to filling out and agreeing to the Renter's contract, which is provided by email upon request. We like to talk to guests before coming to an agreement to make sure that there is a good fit for you and for us!

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
1.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
1.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe Donner GC - great course!!
6 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
80 and 89
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Donner Lake. Tahoe Donner Marina or State Park Bch

Car: Recommended

Tahoe Donner has its own ski mountain and the second largest cross country ski center in Northern California. Other amenities include Championship Golf, year-round outdoor pool and hot tub, exercise club, 12 court tennis center, equestrian center, mountain biking center and trails, and Marina and Beach club on Donner Lake. My husband also loves to fly fish on the Little Truckee River.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are a happy family that loves the outdoors; we have five active children, so we know from personal experience that the house works well for families and kids!

Why the Owner Chose Truckee, CA, USA:
We love Tahoe and we love all the amenities that Tahoe Donner offers. We also love the location! We are located close to the Tahoe Donner Ski Mountain, cross country ski/equestrian/ mountain biking center and lots of trails for hiking or mountain biking. We are much closer to the Bay Area and Reno Airport than locations on Lake Tahoe, and especially on busy weekends or vacation times, you save lots of travel time. We DO have the Tahoe Donner recreational passes that allow our guests to use the Tahoe Donner amenities.

Contact us

Speaks: english, A little French and a little Spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Forest View Mountain Lodge in Winter

    Forest View Mountain Lodge in Winter

  • The Great Room Upstairs with Leather Sofas, Fireplace, & Hardwood Floors

    The Great Room Upstairs with Leather Sofas, Fireplace, & Hardwood Floors

  • Second Master Bedroom with Private Bath and Deck

    Second Master Bedroom with Private Bath and Deck

  • Spacious Third King Bedroom downstairs

    Spacious Third King Bedroom downstairs

  • Spacious Bunk Room for the Kids - 2 twins on top, 2 doubles on bottom

    Spacious Bunk Room for the Kids - 2 twins on top, 2 doubles on bottom

  • Family Room with Ping Pong Table

    Family Room with Ping Pong Table

  • Deck overlooking forest

    Deck overlooking forest

  • View from top of Alpine Meadows Ski Area - what a great day!

    View from top of Alpine Meadows Ski Area - what a great day!

  • Donner Lake Beach Club - just 10 minutes away.

    Donner Lake Beach Club - just 10 minutes away.

  • Cosy Master Bedroom with Private Bath

    Cosy Master Bedroom with Private Bath

  • Spacious Kitchen with Granite Counters and Bar Seating

    Spacious Kitchen with Granite Counters and Bar Seating

  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub with Forest View

    Private Outdoor Hot Tub with Forest View

  • Third King Bedroom with cosy sitting area and television

    Third King Bedroom with cosy sitting area and television

  • Family Room Downstairs with fireplace -- futon sofas fold out

    Family Room Downstairs with fireplace -- futon sofas fold out

  • Master Bath w/ jetted tub, separate shower, and private toilet

    Master Bath w/ jetted tub, separate shower, and private toilet

  • Upper and Lower Decks with Forest View

    Upper and Lower Decks with Forest View

  • Kids races!

    Kids races!

  • Big Brown Trout - Catch and Release Little Truckee River

    Big Brown Trout - Catch and Release Little Truckee River

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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