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3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Large (3,000 sqft) home which backs onto the Tahoe Donner ski hill. Forget packing the car and gearing up at the ski slope, simply change at home, go out the back door, strap your on skiis and and within 2 minutes you can be on the ski slope. The ski area is very small but is a great place for beginners and when lift lines at the bigger resorts are 30+ minutes the longest lines at Tahoe Donner tend to be about 2 to 5 minutes.

This home is at just over 7,000 feet in elevation and is not one of the 'lower' Tahoe Donner homes. There are few trees around it and this enables the expansive views. In addition, sometimes on clear nights we lie down on the back deck for awesome views of the night sky.

Tahoe Donner is a year-round resort located in the historic town of Truckee, California. In addition to being able access the Tahoe Donner ski area from the backyard, there are many recreational opportunities of the Lake Tahoe region.

Tahoe Donner is the perfect place for family vacations all year round. The Tahoe Donner Association provides downhill and cross country skiing, golf, hiking, tennis, an equestrian center, a fitness center complete with fitness classes and an adult lap pool, massage, hot tubs, and two pool areas with play areas for the children. There is even a private beach and marina on Donner Lake where you can rent paddle boards, kayaks, and sail boats. All Tahoe Donner amenities can be accessed with provided guest passes and $8/person/day usage fee (children under 7 are free). Be sure to visit the Tahoe Donner clubhouse, as the Association holds special events for families every week in the summer like Bingo, beach parties, archery, and outdoor Movie Fridays during the warmer months.

Walk just a quarter mile up the street while treating yourself to the amazing views from Skislope Way and you will arrive at Tahoe Donner's 35 miles of hiking trails. The extensive network of trails provides fantastic views and a great cardio workout.

Golfers be sure to check out the Tahoe Donner golf course--the highest elevation course in Tahoe, known for having the best greens in the region.

Within Tahoe Donner you will find The Pub, The Lodge, and Pizza on the Hill. In Truckee, you will find amazing dining and shopping in a historic setting.

Located on the ground floor of our mountain home is our 'dorm' room with three bunkbeds and a game room with foosball and a large-screen TV. There is also a separate washer and a dryer. On the main floor are three bedrooms--one eastern king, one queen and one with two twin beds. There is a wide open, family style great room with open kitchen and dining area. The great room opens to the back deck perfect for BBQing, relaxing, and eating. Upstairs is a loft with a trundle bed and a computer desk. The home also is equipped with Wi-Fi.

Please note this house is at about 7,000 feet in elevation. If it snows you will need to have AWD or 4WD to get to it and (as with many of the homes at the higher elevations in Tahoe Donner) during snowstorms it is possible for the road and/or driveway to become temporarily impassible until they are cleared.

Keywords: ski-in, ski-out, ski in, ski out, mountain, cabin, skislope, tahoe, donner, ski slope, views

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About The Owner

We are a family with four younger children, all of whom learned to ski at Tahoe Donner. By their 3rd day of skiing they (the youngest of whom was then 6 years old) were able to make it back to the cabin on skis.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Truckee

We chose the Tahoe area because we love the clean mountain air and the amazing sky views (on clear nights you can see our arm of the Milky Way Galaxy stretching across the sky!)

We chose Tahoe Donner because it is a year-round resort with activities such as skiing, cross country skiing, camping, fishing, horseback riding, watersports, hiking, and more close by with good access to a decent-sized city (Truckee), a large city (Reno) and numerous ski resorts (Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch, Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows,)

We chose this cabin because of the spectacular views and the ability to ski out the back porch down to the Tahoe Donner Ski Hill!

What makes this house unique

Tahoe Donner offers a wealth of year-round activities but what really sealed the deal for us was being able to have our kids ski off in the morning while we lounge around the house. With walkie talkies we can communicate with them pretty much wherever they are on the ski hill.

We also love the panoramic views which extend from the Carson Range to Northstar.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Room - 3 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , Trundle bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (3) On the bottom floor is a bunk room which has three bunk beds--2 full/twin bunks and 1 twin/twin bunk.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are sleds in the garage for guests to use.


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3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Great summer rental, and BEST HOST EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome location for our summer trip (11 ppl) to Truckee/Donner, which was our attempt to avoid the holiday (4th of july) crowds at Lake Tahoe. We picked this home primarily because it had A/C during the potentially hot summer month of July, esp because my elderly mother would be with us. We really didn't use the A/C, since the temp didn't go above mid-80s and the breeze was great with open windows. The home was beautiful, clean and spacious. The kids had a nightly sleepover in the "dorm room" and the foosball table was a big hit in the adjoining family room. We took advantage of the local horseback trail riding and archery (private group), didn't really have time to make use of the rec center guest passes since there was so much other fun stuff to do in the area! Our family enjoyed walking around and shopping at Truckee Thursday and visiting Donner state park for a little history of the area and playing at the lake shore (rocky and uncombed, but still fun, esp if you have your own inner tubes or kayaks.)

One of the best things about this rental was our host, Omar. Even though we never met, it felt like he was treating us like friends. I was able to ask questions as we were making our trip plans and always received a thorough response. For example, when we were inquiring about where to watch the fireworks, he went out of his way to suggest to us an alternate plan, one which he himself would do with his own family. With his help, we secured tickets to enjoy the West End Truckee 4th of July beach party which had the most impressive fireworks show we had ever seen! Truly, a memorable experience with our family. We tried not to bother Omar, of course, but when we needed help or had questions, he was easily reachable by phone/text. Many thanks to you, Omar!

To be fair, I guess I should mention that at 7000ft elevation, a few of our family members had some mild elevation symptoms (headaches/shortness of breath/fatigue), but it seemed to be mostly resolved by the next day. We had really dry skin up there, so next time we will be bringing lots of lotion. And bug spray was helpful in some areas as well.

Everyone had a fabulous time in this comfortable home. I would definitely recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great house - with great amenities - and an even better owner!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to thank you again for lending us your house, the location, the house, the awesome books, the great kitchen, the technology there, the Alexa, the echo, the foosball table, the rooms, the deck with bbq, etc etc was absolutely wonderful. The guide you put together along with the guest passes, the bunk beds for all of our kids, the open space in your house was just perfect for our vacation. If you'll have us we want to come back each summer and will try winter as well. Just thank you again for your responsiveness and care for our trip and the house. Cheers to you Omar!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Seriously, it was the perfect house for 3 families. There were so many ways the host was gracious in ensuring our stay was easy. I appreciated the information binder, the drawers that were labeled and the two separate living areas. We hope to rent again in the winter!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is great: convenient, comfortable, spacious, homey. Everything you want. And Omar is great. The snow removal service accidentally cut the internet line just before our arrival this time, and Omar was very concerned about our being inconvenienced. We didn't mind . . . the was plenty to do without it, and we had LTE if we REALLY needed the web. But Omar went out of his way to try to get service restored for us. He definitely wants to ensure your comfort while using his place. We'll be back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, tidy, organized and big!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Tahoe Donnor! Omar is an amazing host and is available of you have any questions. Omar will send a email before your stay with entry details. Once inside there is cabin manual with all you need to know about the cabin. There also were phamplets with local information and maps. We will definitely be returning back in the winter to snowboard and ski. Thank You Omar for being so awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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five star house and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at house. we came up for a family mountain bike trip and had a large group. it was perfect for us and we will definitely stay there again, the view was amazing

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Truckee Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Truckee Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Ski
Tahoe Donner Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Tahoe Donner Beach Club & Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Cross Country Skiing and Equestrian Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Trout Creek Recreational Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Lodge and Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Z Marketplace
Nearest Point of Interest
Northwoods Clubhouse and Tennis Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahe Donner Private Beach and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

2.5% fee when paying with credit card; Damage protection insurance is $99 with 5-night or longer stays; bookings of less one week or less cannot include Sunday through Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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