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Tahoe Donner Retreat - backs to greenbelt and dog friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

About the House

This is our cabin in the woods and general escape from the daily grind. The house backs onto a greenbelt and provides secluded views into the forest. Located in Tahoe Donner, there is easy access to skiing, boating down at Donner Lake, hiking the nearby trails and the downtown life of Truckee.


There are three bedrooms that easily sleep 6, plus a fold out couch in a bonus room that adds room for 2 more.

2 bathrooms

HDTV with Roku

Internet access and desk

Back deck with BBQ and views into the greenbelt

Covered garage

In addition, there are the many perks of Tahoe Donner including:

Use of the facilities at Trout Creek, including gym and pool

Award-winning golf course

Downhill and cross country skiing

Access to the Marina at Donner Lake

We pay for the full access fee and leave guest passes for your use.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2018

About Scott

I think we're typical owners - we love skiing in the winter, hiking and biking in the summer and just taking it easy on the back deck or down by Donner Lake.

Scott purchased this house in 2013

Why Scott chose Truckee

We loved the views into the woods behind the house and the general peace and quiet.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Downstairs Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
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Tahoe Donner Retreat - backs to greenbelt and dog friendly
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Northern California Bay Area

Great weekend getaway & a fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5

There was just two of us and our two PuPs, but Tahoe Donner Retreat more than served our needs! Plenty of space, nice back deck with table & chairs to eat a meal or just relax with a beverage. VERY quiet area at night time. Decent TV with good selection of channels. The house is centrally located with easy access to Donner Lake, downtown Truckee, Squaw Village or the north shore / Tahoe City. Scott was a FANTASTIC host; great communication, flexible and very easy to deal with! My girlfriend and I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay that allowed our dog.

  • 5 of 5

The place was a perfect size for our family of 4. The kids each got their own room upstairs and we had the master downstairs. The deck was nice to hang out on and the garage was nice to store our toys for the lake. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA, USA

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Felt like home... comfortable, neat, clean and well cared for. Would recommend and stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice relaxing place in the trees.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and clean accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience with this rental and the owner Scott. There were issues with the original rental and we couldn’t stay there. At 10:30pm, he responded immediately to our request and saved our family from not having a place to stay. The house has plenty of space and is very clean. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and close access to Squaw Valley, NorthStar and Donner ski resorts. I would book this place again and highly recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Wonderful location, but missing the comforts of home.

  • 3 of 5

We rented this property for a month. The location of this house is wonderful, but we found it missing the comforts of home. We did address this with the homeowner who was willing to work with us, and credited us for many of the purchases we made to bring the home into a more useable state (think blow dryers, corkscrew, wineglasses, etc.) HE was great to work with!

I would rent again, if he can find a way to ensure that the house remains well stocked with the necessities anyone would need.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and your feedback. Based on your feedback, we have decided to contract with a service company to help keep inventory and ensure that the house is fully stocked even during the busy summer months. We enjoyed having you as guests and look forward to having you stay with us in the future. Best, Scott
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Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner has extensive hiking trails around the perimeter (walking distance from the house), up to Donner Ridge (from Glacier Way parking lot), down into the Euer Valley (from the end of Alder Creek Rd), and a very nice loop along Trout Creek that starts across the street from the Northwoods Rec Center.

Commemorative Emigrant Trail runs along Alder Creek (accessed from Schussing Way and Alder Creek Road, just north of Tahoe Donner). Cross Alder Creek Road and follow the trail toward the Donner Picnic Area and Prosser Reservoir east of Hwy 89. Part way along, turn left and go up some banked S-turns built for mountain biking for nice views to the NE.“Dog Beach” is on Donner Lake, accessed through Donner Memorial State Park, next to the Tahoe Donner Beach Marina (tho no dogs are allowed in the marina), on Donner Pass Road.A biking trail along the Truckee River is found from the very end of East River Street (cross the pedestrian bridge) or from the Truckee Regional Park on Brockway (at the E end of town, turn right on Bridge Street, cross the river where it becomes Brockway, and the park is on the left.) Work your way down to the lowest elevation parking lot, where a paved trail begins toward the east, the Legacy Bike Trail.

From the Legacy Trail, shortly after a pedestrian bridge back to town, watch for a foot-path down to the river on your left. This path parallels the river for several miles, and is a safe trail for dogs, far from bikes and cars, and the river moves relatively gently (in the late summer at least).

A large tract around Martis Creek is great for dogs, hiking, and biking. From Downtown: I-80 east past downtown Truckee, take the exit for SR 267, turn right, S, toward Northstar. After the airport, watch for “Wildlife viewing area” sign and turn right into the parking area.

A wonderful dog-friendly trail goes from the Alpine Meadows Road up to the Pacific Crest Trail and several small lakes, between Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley ski areas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $175 + Tax

Please note that we may charge an additional premium for rentals that occur during certain holidays. These include the following:
New Years / MLK / Presidents / Easter / Memorial / July 4th / Labor / Thanksgiving / Christmas

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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