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Family Vacation Home close to Donner Lake and Northstar Ski

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,495 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4BR/2BA Sleeps 10



10644 Pine Cone Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USA

This house is an ideal weekend getaway, or short term vacation destination for 2 -3 families to enjoy various activities in the Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake area.

There are 2 upstairs bedrooms and 2 downstair bedrooms (3 queen beds, 2 bunk beds), It can sleep 10 total. The upstair bathroom has a shower, it can be used exclusively for master bedroom, the downstair bathroom has shower over tub.

This is a 2 stories chalet style house with balcony around the house and a huge sequoia tree goes through the right balcony, which makes it like a tree house.

The house has a large and bright living room, with 3-seat and 2-seat lounge and a leather sofa chair. There is a formal dining area and a bar with 3 bar stools. The kitchen is full of utensils, cookwares and small appliances, such as microwave, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker, blender, hot water dispenser, portable water filter, etc.

The house is heated by central gas heater in the winter, and there is also a brand new EPA certified wood stove in the living area with a lot of firewood stored in the garage, The wood stove is EPA certified with high efficiency (74%), it produces very little smoke (4g/hr) through chimney and leave very little ash. It is really joyful to sit next to the wood stove in the winter.

There is a portable air-conditioner, but I never felt I need to use it in the summer. As at the elevation of ~7000 feet, the temperature in the summer is often below 50F at night. And there are ceiling fans in the living room and some bedrooms to help ventilation if needed.

The house is within short walking distance to Bald Mountain bike trail it is very popular for mountain biking. Also if you are visiting during summer, don’t miss the 3 miles long Truckee river rafting starting from Tahoe City.

Other highlights of the house:


* Free Netflix program

No local cable TV as the programs are boring, instead you will have full access to Netflix

* Free High speed internet (50 MB) with WiFi

WiFi connection information will be provided

* Digital lock for Front Door

No need to pickup/drop off keys. Your passcode for the digital lock at the front door will be sent to you prior your stay.

The passcode will be valid during your stay only. If you need to check in early or checkout late please let me know.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, chinese (mandarin)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Zhong

We live in San Francisco bay area. We bought this house as a vacation home, as we like skiing, hiking, biking and boating in Lake Tahoe area.

Zhong purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Zhong chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Lake Tahoe area is always an attraction year around and the house is conveniently located close to historical Truckee downtown, major ski resorts, bike trails, lakes, freeways and restaurants.

What makes this chalet unique

There is a big tree goes through the balcony, it is like a tree house.


Truckee Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps 2, with Drawer, walk in Closet and Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2, with drawer and closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 with drawer and closet
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4, with drawer and closet
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Family Vacation Home close to Donner Lake and Northstar Ski
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

50th B-Day ski trip

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect house for our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and perfect size for larger families

  • 5 of 5

Booking, check in and check out, the stay was very easy! Our vacation was hassle free and the owner was amazing! Thank you Zhong for you hospitality!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house,good location

  • 5 of 5

It is close to everything, nice and clean house. We stayed there last year and decided to rent it again. It has big backyard as well and kids could play there.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The size, location was great. Great for all getaway's.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truckee Chalet Tree House - Wonderful mountain home for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely mountain home, fully equipped, with everything one could need. The kitchen was well equipped, which was appreciated as we love to cook, and the BBQ was used every evening. Donner lake is 20 minutes away, and beach time at Zephyr Cove/State Park was a wonderful day adventure. The drive around Lake Tahoe was lovely. Historic Old Truckee downtown was a great 1/2 day walk to explore the area. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet; a thoroughly relaxing and tranquil environment and atmosphere. The owner, Mr. Zhong, was very responsive with email information and a telephone call from my brother for the access code, since he arrived first & had trouble accessing smartphone email access information (security code).

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good for families

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for us, 3 families with 5 kids. There was a trouble right before our arrival, water pipe broken but Zhong was quite responsible in terms of telling me the issue, fixing status etc, and was not to become any trouble for our stay. Internet connection good, hot water good, heater good, wood fire was excellent. It was unfortunate that we did not have any snow around, should be nice if there are some so kids can play around. Definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review. Also I am adding more home automation features to the house, so I can heat the house to right temperature, turn on water heater, etc. before the guests arrive.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Truckee Tahoe Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Truckee downtown
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ponderosa Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Truckee Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thai Delicacy
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Northstar Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Car: necessary

- 1 mile to historical Truckee downtown

- Very close to major ski resorts in north Lake Tahoe.

- Mountain house nested in big trees


Rates & Availability

Truckee Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Day
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Presidents' Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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