Forest Scene for 14 - Gorgeous Mountain Lodge(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14))
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 www.TahoeDonner.com 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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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
- 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
- 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
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
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
- Ice Maker
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
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:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 9 - Apr 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 3 - Jun 12, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 13 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min 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!
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
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.
- Primary: (415) 519-1475 (San Francisco, CA USA) Pacific Coast Time Zone
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Forest View Mountain Lodge in Winter
The Great Room Upstairs with Leather Sofas, Fireplace, & Hardwood Floors
Second Master Bedroom with Private Bath and Deck
Spacious Third King Bedroom downstairs
Spacious Bunk Room for the Kids - 2 twins on top, 2 doubles on bottom
Family Room with Ping Pong Table
Deck overlooking forest
View from top of Alpine Meadows Ski Area - what a great day!
Donner Lake Beach Club - just 10 minutes away.
Cosy Master Bedroom with Private Bath
Spacious Kitchen with Granite Counters and Bar Seating
Private Outdoor Hot Tub with Forest View
Third King Bedroom with cosy sitting area and television
Family Room Downstairs with fireplace -- futon sofas fold out
Master Bath w/ jetted tub, separate shower, and private toilet
Upper and Lower Decks with Forest View
Big Brown Trout - Catch and Release Little Truckee River
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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