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Magical, Spacious Mountain Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Private cabin - 3 Bed, 2 full Bath, Loft with games, Sleeps 8


Our charming, spacious mountain retreat is in the absolute perfect Tahoe Donner location. It has

--Cathedral ceilings with knotty pine walls throughout

--Stone floors and 2 fireplaces (also forced air heating)

--rustic cabin ambiance, tastefully-appointed with all amenities.

--Best of all, the cabin is on a quiet street and backs up onto a majestic pine forest that will replenish your spirit.

Perfect Location/ Proximity To Amenities:

• Within steps of the house: Pine forest greenbelt, hiking and mountain biking trails.

• Within 1 mile: Trout Creek recreation center (pools/Jacuzzis/saunas/fitness room), Tahoe Donner golf course, “The Lodge” restaurant, cross country ski center, equestrian center, grocery store.

• Within 2 miles: Northwoods tennis center, Tahoe Donner downhill ski resort.

• Within 5 miles: Historic downtown Truckee, Donner Lake w/Tahoe Donner Beach private beach/marina.

• Within 15 miles: Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl and Boreal ski resorts

• Within 20 miles - the shores of Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City

• Within 40 miles: Reno gambling casinos and airport

Tahoe Donner

Tahoe Donner is a wonderful mountain community located in the historic town of Truckee. It is easily accessible from Highway 80. You can find excellent casual and fine dining as well as unique specialty shops just minutes away in old town Truckee. Groceries, cafes, etc. are also just minutes away.

You will be provided guest passes that permit access (for a small fee) and discount pricing at numerous Tahoe Donner recreational amenities such as the Trout Creek Recreation Center, Snow Play Area (sledding), and Tahoe Donner Ski Area. The Trout Creek Recreation Center has an exercise facility with state of the art exercise equipment, fitness classes such as yoga, a family-friendly pool, an adult lap pool that is heated to 82 degrees year-round, saunas, and massage treatments. Tahoe Donner also boasts a premier Nordic center with 100 km of trails, excellent for both beginner and advanced cross country skiers (1 mile from house).

In the non-winter months, the Tahoe Donner amenities include a private beach area at Donner Lake, an equestrian center with pony rides for kids, biking trails, hiking and campgrounds, professional tennis center, basketball, a bocce ball court, three swimming pools, and a world-class golf course. Check out the website:

There is something for everyone in Tahoe Donner!

**No Smoking**

**No Pets**

More Details

Kim Bearly
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Kim Bearly

Our whole family loves sports and the outdoors. We rented cabins many times in Tahoe Donner over the years and we enjoyed all of it - Donner Lake, the tennis center, cross-country and downhill skiing and - being a competitive swimming family - that heated lap pool at Trout Creek. When we decided to buy a home in the mountains, Tahoe Donner was the only true choice. It is great for both winter and summer. We look forward to fun times and wonderful memories here and we hope you will too.

Kim Bearly purchased this house in 2011

Why Kim Bearly chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Tahoe Donner offers everything you could want summer or winter, for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Truckee with it's fun bars, restaurants and shops is right around the corner. A little further afield and you are in the Old West at Nevada City for Chili cook-offs, taking the railroad, touring the Comstock or, exploring the various lakes and towns in the area. And of course Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe are accessible by a lovely bike path. It is a true year-round vacation destination.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Magical, Spacious Mountain Cabin
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Amazing holiday in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect!!! Plenty of space for our family of five. The kids loved the air hockey table and we played most of the games. The kitchen has everything you are going to need to make meals here at the cabin. I brought a few knifes and other kitchen items in case but I didn't have to use any of the stuff I brought because they have everything! Master bed was super comfy and loved the view (has a nice deck off master but we had fresh snow the night we checked in so we never went out). Great neighborhood and two neighbors introduced themselves and welcome us to the neighborhood. Wood burning stove and fireplace kept the place toasty and the central heating was nice for the nights. Stayed over Christmas and the place was decorated perfect for Christmas. When you walk in the views off the back make it feel like your in the middle of the woods by yourself. We loved this place!! Great location that is close to everything. Thank you for everything!! Nothing bad to mention about this place. You'll be happy you picked this place! Everything was awesome from start to finish!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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All that you need!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kim for allowing us to stay in your home this past week. My family and I had a fantastic time visiting all that the area has to offer. Your home was the perfect location and had all that we could have wanted in the way of comfort and convenience. It was great to spend the day hiking and swimming and then come back to the house and fire up the barbecue and relax on the hammocks or inside. My favorite part was simply enjoying a good meal on the back deck waiting for our nightly visitors to arrive. Yes, that's right, a family of four deer would walk by every evening. On one night they stopped and ate leaves off of one of the bushes just off the deck. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

First off let me say that the owner Kim went out of her way to contact us directly as this was a very last minute booking. No other homeowner did that, some never responded and a couple just sent a payment request. We appreciated Kim calling us directly making sure we were able to book her home and gave us some more info about the area. When we arrived at the "cabin in the woods" we were so impressed at how nice the home was. The pictures don't do the home justice, it's even nicer than the pictures. Upstairs had 2 rooms, a full bathroom and loft area with a air hockey table that our kids loved! The master bedroom was spacious with a cathedral ceiling and windows that allowed the light in in the morning and a sliding door that opened to a balcony outside the master bedroom. Nice to go out and look over the back and open to feel the breeze. 2nd room had a queen bed and bunk bed. Downstairs had another. Bedroom with a queen bed (we didn't use this room) and full bath, the bathroom had a nice seat inside the shower/tub area. Loved the kitchen, opened up to dining room as living room. The kitchen was very roomy, my hubby and I were able to cook together comfortably. We were able to make some great breakfast during our stay. The dining area had a nice table we were all able to sit around and enjoy our meals. The living room had a sectional and 2 chairs that was perfect for us to lounge and enjoy our time together. We enjoyed all the board games that were available to us and had a couple of intense games of CLUE. We also enjoyed the deck out back with the BBQ and the 2 hammocks on the trees in the backyard area. Our 10 year old daughter spent her down time relaxing and reading in the hammock as often as possible during our stay. We can't wait to go back! We saw a buck (deer) on our first day there and a raccoon the next night. The only way our stay better could have been would have been to include our dog Leo. Otherwise our stay was darn near perfect! Loved your home Kim and we'll be back! Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim for your thoughtful and thorough comments. It is helpful to me and future vacationers to get a clear idea of the cabin and area. I hope you will come visit in the winter - it's so very different and so very wonderful!
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Absolutely Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Kim's charming cabin and I can't imagine staying elsewhere. We were here in the summer 2 years ago. We were anxious to try a winter stay as well. The cabin is pristine clean and charmingly decorated just as we remembered. It shows pride of ownership in every detail.

Beds: We have found every bed to be very comfortable with plenty of blankets and pillows - very cozy. We did not use the bunk beds.

Bathrooms: Quite large for a cabin and gleaming. Fluffy white towels and well-stocked with TP and soaps.

Kitchen: We do not seriously cook much but I really appreciate having spices, seasonings and olive oil if I want to one night. Both stays we have had teas and sugar and basic stuff in the fridge - mustard and ketchup, other condiments. We don't 'expect' these items but there is a selection and it is very convenient.

The layout: It is large for a cabin - all bedrooms spacious with nice views and custom blinds. It's nice that the upstairs loft area has the air hockey table. The family room, dining area and kitchen are integrated so the group feels cohesive.

The forest out back is gorgeous, private and silent. We remembered hanging in hammocks out there in summer; we built a snowman this winter.

We really enjoyed the Trout Creek Center just down the road - the fitness center and the heated pool were a great way to spend an afternoon and the hot tubs after skiing were perfect. We recommend to anyone coming to bring a lot of your own food. The lines at Safeway in Truckee can be long especially between 4 and 7.

This is not a luxury cabin (nor is it priced like one) but it is perfect for a group or family to spend quality time relaxing in the woods. The knotty pine walls and vaulted ceiling are exactly what we want in a mountain cabin. We have nothing but praise for this cabin and it's nice to know what you are getting when you return...and we will return time and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay here. Loved the air hockey! And having the untouched woods right out the back door was a joy to us all.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 had a fantastic time here. The adults felt it was a home, not a rental house. The kids just cared about the air hockey table and the board games. Close to Donner, we could come back for a quick break when we wanted. More often than not, it was just great to play in the back yard. Owner Kimberly was responsive to any questions and made sure we were able to get in touch with the snow plow service. Everything was accurately listed. We hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad the cabin worked for your two families. It is more spacious than the typical cabin. Hope to have you in the summer!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno Airport / Sacramento Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bar of America, Cottonwood Cafe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Truckee (Amtrak) Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
California Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
'The Lodge' at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine Mdws
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Donner Lake private beach
Car: necessary

Many world-class ski resorts within 20 miles: Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Sugarbowl Ski Resort, Northstar etc.

Close to Donner LAke (with private beach to Tahoe Donner guests - small fee) and Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe about 16 miles down Hwy 89


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning fee $160 + tax
City of Truckee Occupancy Tax 10%
Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District Tax 2%
$400 refundable deposit
Holiday Periods require 3 night minimum (MLK Day, Presidents Weekend, Memorial Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 doors: one to communal loft area and one to master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , 1 bunk bed with 2 beds
  • all large bedrooms with knotty-pine walls and beautiful views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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