About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
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
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 11, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this House in 2010
Why 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.
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Our second stay
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.
Clean, tidy, organized and big!
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!
five star house and location
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
Overall the house was perfect. Close to town, close to ski hill, very well stocked. Perfect for a relaxing time with family. 1 and only drawback was not being able to sleep in due to light curtains in almost all bedrooms. As soon as that sun was out we were wide awake. But all in all perfect home for vacation
Great Views Relaxing..Perfect for one or several families!
The house was perfect...beautiful views, lots of space and everything you need to make a nice dinner and relax. I especially loved the jacuzzi bathtub and having a large game room next to the children's room. The children loved sleeping downstairs in the bunk beds and getting up to play foosball :) We didn't ski in and out of Donner but we could have. This is a wonderful house for a family or more than one family.
Spacious yet cozy
The house has plenty of space, and it is very quiet . . . both in terms of the neighbors as well as not hearing the other people in the house when in bedrooms. Good kitchen, appliances work well, bathrooms are clean and updated. Omar is very good at providing through details to help you enjoy your stay and ensure no question goes unanswered. The house stays quite warm. It was a perfect family getaway. Keep in mind that returning on skis requires using a more advanced green run (probably should be blue), so beginners may need to be driven back.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.