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Not Your Typical Ski Rental

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,440 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful, Cozy Cabin in the Woods

Our home is so warm and inviting, you may never want to leave. It's beautifully decorated, including a brand new kitchen and lower level bathroom remodel that offer the perfect combo of modern and rustic. Floor to cathedral ceiling windows and the ultimate wood-burning stove will lure you to sit by the fire and gaze out at the snow and pines. The cook's kitchen is very well-appointed. No matter what you need, we have it! With three bedrooms and a loft, there are comfortable sleeping spaces for eight. Tahoe Donner's winter amenities are amazing. And we're within 30 minutes of Squaw, Alpine, Sugarbowl and Northstar.

Kerry Walsh
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Kerry Walsh

Matt grew up in Colorado, and Kerry grew up in Wisconsin. Skiing and summer cabins up north are some of our fondest childhood memories. We wanted to recreate these simple classic memories for our kids (and ourselves!) The people who have stayed at our place agree - there's something magical about it.

Kerry Walsh purchased this house in 2013

Why Kerry Walsh chose Truckee

It's a classic. Nothing cookie-cutter about it. Wood paneling, rustic floors, antler chandeliers and hickory make it super-cozy and welcoming in winter. A huge deck allows you to live outdoors in the summer, in a peaceful and gorgeous environment. The home is small but perfectly laid out. Plenty of separate spaces for parents and kids.

What makes this house unique

We'll say it straight out: We have no TV! Just games and puzzles and cards and books and everything that nature provides. It's an escape from the everyday world. Even a couple of days will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. (Don't panic - we DO have good WIFI and SONOS speakers for streaming your favorite music.)


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Not Your Typical Ski Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

a perfect relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house so much - the decor is exactly what you would want in a Tahoe cabin - charming, tasteful, and cozy. The house is very well laid out - lots of space to hang out in a group but also plenty of privacy. We had some lovely walks on the golf course in the evening, and spent a lot of time hanging out on the deck and at the horseshoe pit. Will be back to take advantage of the ping pong table and the Donner amenities!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you loved our house, Molly. I consider this high praise, coming from an interior designer.😊 You are more than welcome to come again. (The house is extra cozy in winter!)
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Portland, Oregon

Beautiful relaxed home in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully designed, comfortable, well-stocked, and very nicely landscaped with many small touches that catch the eye. Our family of four settled in easily; nothing was hard to figure out, including wifi. The kitchen is well-stocked on all fronts. The kitchen, dining, and living area are in one large room, with big windows looking out to the forested setting, with plenty of comfortable seating. Kerry was easy to deal with, very helpful, and responsive. We would gladly come back, and recommend this very highly from the numerous houses we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s so good to hear that you appreciated these details, Charlie. We love to learn that people are enjoying their vacation in our space. You were a great guest too! I hope you and your family will come back and visit again in the future.
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Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended! Beautifully remodeled kitchen fully equipped with tasteful dishes. Very comfortable for two families of 4. Downstairs bathroom is tastefully remodeled as well. Beds were comfy as it wasn't too hot to sleep. The pix don't do the justice. Easy access to Tahoe Donner ski resort. Owners responded fast. Couldn't have asked for better experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern California

Great Winter Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin! Perfect for the two families - adults and kids. There was plenty of room for all. The kitchen had everything we needed. The location was so convenient- near all the ski resorts, downtown Truckee. Kids had a blast playing in the snow and we even tried putting together a puzzle or two. Thanks so much for the getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect cozy mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more for our family's winter weekend and certainly want to come back next year! We loved the floor to ceiling windows and view of the trees and snow covered golf course. It felt very private, yet its only a few minutes to get to Tahoe Donner resorts and amenities. Great books and games as well as sound system. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were very comfortable with soft linens. Everyone from our 3 year old to our 72 year old grandpa loved it. Correspondence with Kerry was very smooth and easy leading up to the trip. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home!!

  • 5 of 5

Kerry was just wonderful. Very responsive and made sure eveything we need is ready. Home was amazing and beautiful. Very well maintained and had almost everything we needed without running to store. Very convenient for us adults. Great place for snow and just getting together with families and friends. I will recommend this home to families and friends who just want to get away and just hangout.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Town of Truckee
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tahoe-Donner golf course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak station Truckee
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Town of Truckee
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Donner Lake private beach
Car: necessary

Home includes guest privileges at Trout Creek Recreation Center, and access to an incredible number of winter and summer activities for all ages. Town of Truckee is a real mountain town with great restaurants, bars and shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

$150 cleaning fee is standard - might be a little higher for big groups.
12% tax is a mandatory surcharge imposed by the Town of Truckee. This hospitality tax funds town development efforts, and we all benefit greatly from that!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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