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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Truckee

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Family Vacation Home close to Donner Lake and Northstar Ski
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Honolulu, HI

Good sized house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 6. Enough space and pretty well equipped kitchen for all our cooking needs. Location was perfect for going to Northstar as it was just a 10-15 minute drive. There is a convenience store less than 5 minutes away at the entrance to the residential area. Truckee close by for any specific shopping needs. Zhong has great communication and replies very quickly. Would definitely stay here again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jamie for your nice comment. Welcome back at any time.
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Nice and Cozy w/large common area

  • 5 of 5

just like my title says, nice and cozy with a large common area and kitchen.

Great weekend get away!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, comfortable house close to Truckee.

  • 5 of 5

We were four middle-aged guys up for three days of golf in Tahoe in August. The house was very clean and nicely furnished. Everything was set up for our arrival and the keypad code was given to us a few days ahead so we could get in at our own convenience. We grilled steaks one night and found all the basics to pull that off nicely and found a good restaurant for the second night. The courses at Tahoe Donner and Northstar were close and fit our budgets and abilities. I'd definitely stay here again for another summer trip or a couple of days on the slopes in winter.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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50th B-Day ski trip

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect house for our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyvale, CA

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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.