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Backs to the Tahoe National Forest and very private

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

Trees, trees, trees and a 3 bedroom/2 bath/loft gorgeous!

Nestled on the curve of a quiet street, spacious greenbelt south side and National Forest as our backyard. Superb home sleeps 8 comfortably. All the sheets/blankets/comforters are so cozy and snuggle! Two bedrooms downstairs; one with a queen bed and bunk bed and the other a super comfy California King bed. Downstairs bathroom is spacious with separate bath/shower/toilet and sink area. The master is located upstairs with a California King bed, separate bathroom and gorgeous views of the National Forest. Nice sized loft with 2 twin beds. The kitchen features granite counter tops, glazed knotty alder cabinets, double oven, microwave, outstanding coffee maker, fully stocked kitchen accessories, wine glasses, beer mugs and dishes; teak wood flooring, cork floors in bedrooms/bathrooms for warmth. Fun and comfortable loft with PS2/DVD player, 42' screen TV and lots of space to hang out. Full size washer and dryer in home. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets provided. The dining area features a solid oak dining table that seats 10 with additional seating for 3 at the kitchen breakfast bar. A flat screen TV in the great room and one in the loft where you can stream Netflix and Hulu. High speed internet included. Views of Northstar out the window! Rear deck overlooks forest and nothing else. Lots of board games, ping pong table, horse shoe pit, mountain bikes, sleds, snow shoes, outdoor chairs, ice chest. Huge trail network right out the back of the home for hiking, biking and snow shoeing. To make your stay more enjoyable, you will be provided guest passes for Private Tahoe Donner resident amenities which include: the Trout Creek Recreation Center which 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 70 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, tennis, basketball, a bocci ball court, three swimming pools, and a world-class golf course. We are close to downtown Truckee and to world class ski, snowboard and cross country resorts including Tahoe Donner, Sugarbowl, Squaw Valley, Boreal Ridge, Alpine Meadows and Northstar at Tahoe. We have a one car garage and ample outdoor parking.

Tanya Wolfe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Tanya Wolfe

In the early 90's my husband (boyfriend at the time) and I spent every moment we could driving up to Tahoe from the Bay Area to mountain bike, ski, hike, swim and eat. In 1994, he got down on one knee and proposed to me at Gar Woods Restaurant (one of our favorites). I can't say for sure, but we think both kids were 'started' in Tahoe. The last 19 years are filled with endless, incredible memories of Tahoe and we are not done yet! We are thrilled to offer our home to you in hopes you will have the same love for Tahoe and experiences we have had and are continuing to have.

Tanya Wolfe purchased this house in 2013

Why Tanya Wolfe chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We looked for 'our home' for a very long time and when we finally walked into this house we immediately felt like we were home. It is so cozy, open, comfortable, modern, but woodsy and you feel as though you are standing in the middle of the National Forest with absolutely no one else around. Sitting in the big room and looking out the window you can see Northstar! Out of all the towns in North Shore (and we have done them all), Truckee is by far the most friendly, helpful and community-oriented town with tons of shopping, a huge variety of different restaurants, wine bars, beer bars and ice cream shops!

The location of the house is awesome. It is located on the lower part of the mountain, so easy in and easy out during heavy snow periods and we keep the streets and driveway plowed daily.

What makes this house unique

I hope you can see from the pictures that this home is cozy, inviting, open and very private. It is decorated with a modern, but mountain flare with all the amenities you could want. We have a heat lamp on the porch and super warm, soft blankets so you can hang out on the porch late at night. We have provided toiletries, hair dryers, curling irons, laundry detergent, iron with board, extra chairs, and more. We have rented homes from many people over the years and know how important it is to feel safe and welcomed. I know once you walk through the door, you will feel the weight of the world taken off your shoulders and what we like to call 'The Tahoe Brain' kicks in. You forget the real world. Nothing else matters but where you are at that given time, with your family or friends and no responsibilities! Welcome!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Backs to the Tahoe National Forest and very private
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several homes in the Tahoe area, and this is definitely one of the best. The location is amazing - backing up to open space and hiking trails. Our kids had a ton of space to play in the snow, and we could snow shoe and sled right outside the house. The views are beautiful, and the house has great privacy, which was a nice retreat from the busy town and ski resorts. I imagine it's fantastic in the summer too. The house is very comfortable. It's not huge, but the space is used well so that it feels like a much bigger home. Our family of 5 had more than enough space. All of the beds were very comfortable; there were plenty of games, DVDs, blankets, etc. We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in Tahoe Donner

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! Great home in Tahoe Donner with sledding for the kids just steps away. Super close to grocery store, coffee, and downtown Truckee - all while being tucked away at the back of the neighborhood and backing to forest area. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house worked out perfectly for our summer family get together. We were looking for a private setting that backed up to forest and that's just what we got. The owners were easy to work with and the house was as described. The only surprise was that the deck was a bit high off the ground, but the rails were tight, it was perfectly safe for our two toddler granddaughters, and the forest view was always beautiful. Nicely equipped kitchen with great up-to-date appliances and the laundry appliances were just as nice. Had plenty of beds for our group of 7 adults and 2 toddlers, and we enjoyed playing ping pong and darts in the garage, hiking the trail right out back, sitting in the comfy deck furniture after dinner, and Truckee was a quick and easy drive for more groceries. A great house for any family get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family time

  • 5 of 5

Every thing was perfect----clean,beautiful, stocked with everything

Beautiful views

Enjoyed the ping pong, darts and horseshoes. Hiking and mountain biking.

We'll be back

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at Donner!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at this home. There is lots to do at the home and also close by. The ping pong table was a big hit with everyone. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this property. There were 4 adults and 4 pre-teens in our party. Everyone had enough space to hang out together or grab some personal time. Meals were easy to cook in the well stocked kitchen and we were comfortable on the 92 degree day as well as the cold thunderstormy day! The owner was lovely and easy to work with. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner or Pizza on the Hill
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner (downhill or cross country)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Private beach on Donner Lake
Car: recommended

Every season Tahoe Donner offers its own unique opportunities for outdoor activities and indoor indulgence.

We are close to all the popular ski resorts, have our own private beach at Donner Lake and have world class restaurants to enjoy. You name it, I'm sure we've got it!

Our property backs to the Tahoe National Forest with miles and miles of hiking, mountain biking and snow shoeing right out your door. It is secluded and quiet, except of course for the squirrels, birds, lizards, beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Truckee is very family friendly and welcome visitors. Enjoy wine tasting, shopping, great food, concerts, outdoor movie night, WII night, Bingo and various festivals. If you like history, we have a great museum and great stories of the 'Donner Party' and their fateful journey in 1846. Perhaps outdoors is more your style, we have moderate to extreme snow skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, mountain biking, hiking, water skiing/boating, paddle boats, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, para sailing, windsurfing, crawdad fishing, fishing in general and just plain old tubing down the river or swimming in our two private pools. Oh, did I mention a full recreation facility with saunas, exercise classes, weight room, pool, tennis courts and if you are into golf, two great golf courses! In addition, equestrian center with pony rides, trail rides, BBQ s and all kinds of activities as well. I could go on, but you get the idea.


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter - Post New Year
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning $150

Rates subject to change.
We do not do ski leases or rent for longer than 10 days at a time.

To hold your reservation a $300.00 deposit and the rental agreement must be signed. Full payment is due 30 days in advance of arrival. We accept payment through PayPal or check which is initiated through the owner.

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , toilet/ shower bath area is seperate from sink area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath with 2 entrances
  • Main floor bathroom has sink area separate from toilet/ shower, tub area. Hair dryer provided in both bathrooms. We also have a curling iron, extra amenities in case you forgot something! Upstairs master bath has locking door to master bedroom and another door to the loft area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Master bedroom is up stairs and on back of the home with king size bed and private bathroom. Main level has 2 bedrooms: one with King size bed and other with queen plus bunk bed, shared large bathroom. Also loft has lots of pillows and chairs to hang out.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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

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