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Beautiful Spacious Retreat, Tahoe Donner. Relaxation for Families and Friends!

Truckee, CA, USA
  • House3684 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 - 5 nights

5BR, 3.5 BA House, Gorgeous Mountain Views, close proximity ski, golf, horses

This spacious and family-friendly floor plan ensures elegant comfort, privacy and practicality. This home has a high level of finish throughout, including 2 beautiful stone fireplaces with knotty pine accents and vaulted ceilings.

The two level floor plan has the master sleeping quarters upstairs with the living space, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and 1 of two entertaining decks complete with a BBQ.

The lower level boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, game room/2nd living area and the second entertaining deck. Huge windows and oversized sliders on both floors display a gorgeous view of greenbelt as far as the eye can see.

Bedroom layout: 

• Master - queen size bed and full bath

• Guest Master - queen size bed and full bath

• Guest 2 – queen size bed

• Library/Bunks - 1 set of bunk beds (walk through to Bunk room)

• Bunk Room - Large room with 2 sets of bunk beds, a couch and entertainment area

Double garage leads to entrance/boot room.

This home features a fully equipped kitchen with service for 12+, WiFi, TV and DVD player upstairs on main level, 2 TV’s on the lower level, Xbox , DVD players and a HUGE selection of DVD’s and video games. The game room on the lower level also features foosball, air hockey and a basketball game along with an amazing selection of board games and books.

New upgraded internet service.

Nearby Attractions:

• Northstar CA Ski Resort (20 mins)

• Lake Tahoe (28 mins)

• Donner Lake (10 mins)

• Downtown Truckee (10 mins)

• Donner Recreation Center (5 mins)

• Tahoe Donner Trail Network (2 mins)

• Tahoe Donner Golf Course & Driving Range (5 mins)

• Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center (5 mins)


Ruth Cawood

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Ruth Cawood

Our family and friends have enjoyed many fun and relaxing times in the house. We have many happy memories of times spent together in winter or summer the house delivers acceptable opportunities to exercise, relax and enjoy the mountains. I hope you enjoy your visit, and create your own great memories.

Ruth Cawood purchased this House in 1999

Why Ruth Cawood chose Truckee

We liked the great room, with a sun filled wall of windows with views for miles and the wonderful woodwork throughout the house. The layout of the house allows people to be together if they wish, but find space to relax alone if they prefer. The downstairs rooms allow kids to have their fun space, while adults can socialize upstairs. In summer or winter the location provides so many outdoor opportunities to cycle, fish, ski, tennis, play in the snow or just relax with a good read!

What makes this House unique

The Tahoe Donner offers easy access to the world class ski resorts or Northstar or Squaw Valley. Mountain biking through the Euer Valley, trout fishing in the Truckee River and hiking the Mount Judah trail. All of these activities as the house delivers year round opportunity to enjoy the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our house is perfect offering in size and comfort to relax or play - however you decide how to spend your time in our home away from home!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Upstairs master with view. Opens onto upstairs deck.
      • Bedroom 2
        2nd Master Suite: 1 queen, 2nd master suite.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Door opens onto lower deck.
      • Bedroom 4
        Large Bunk Room: 2 bunk bed, This large bunk room has a sofa and entertainment area.
      • Bunkroom
        1 bunk bed, The second bunk room accessed by walking through this room


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Master Bathroom
          toilet, shower, jetted tub
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 4
        • 2nd Master Bathroom
          toilet, shower, jetted tub

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Very close to downtown Truckee restaurants, spas and shopping. Safeway, outlets and historic Truckee.
            • Mountain View
              Wonderful mountain views can be enjoyed from the upper level great room or deck. Pine trees frame the vistas that you can see for miles. Sunsets are delightful of Mount Rose pink glow
            • Resort
              Part of the Tahoe Donner Association guests have access to facilities like fitness center, pools, golf course, ski & snow play area, tennis courts, beach marina at Donner Lake. 2 guest cards allowed.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Garage
                          We have a two car garage.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Fireplace
                          Great room has a river rock gas fireplace. The downstairs game room also has a gas fire with river rock surround.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          We suggest you rent a car for your stay.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped kitchen with service for 12+. The kitchen is well equipped with lots of cooking equipment- includes blender, food processor, rice maker, serving dishes and utensils, ,
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              Also have two grilled sandwich makers.


                                • Dining
                                  Dining table seats eight + with eight chairs. Counter seating for two. Additional fold up chairs.
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Books
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Games
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Boat
                                          Boats can be rented from Donner Lake or at Lake Tahoe. Many people enjoy floating down the Truckee River.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          2 large entertainment decks. During summer months outdoor furniture is on the upper deck.
                                        • Golf
                                          The Tahoe Donner Golf Course is just minutes away from the house
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          15 minutes away at Donner Lake during the summer
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          In summer months the upstairs deck has a gas grill.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          We are 20 minutes away from Northstar Resort, Sugarbowl and Squaw Ski Resorts.
                                        • Tennis
                                          The Tahoe Donner provides great tennis courts, private lessons or group play.
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Donner Lake allows hiring of water sports gear.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  Day use fees payable directly to Tahoe Donner Association


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • ski privileges optional
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  23 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great for our families with kids!

                                                                  Jyoti P.Burlingame, California

                                                                  Overall percect!

                                                                  Above and beyond our expectations!

                                                                  gretchen s.sacramento

                                                                  This home is absolutely beautiful with amazing views and every convenience imaginable. The kitchen was well organized and all electronics had easy to follow instructions. The beds were comfortable, and the fireplaces cozy. The kids enjoyed the great sledding hill next to the house as well as the game room. The owner was extremely helpful and gracious in allowing us to flex our time due to storm conditions at the time. I would highly recommend this lovely mountain home!!!!

                                                                  Amazing home and location

                                                                  Erin F.

                                                                  We had a great experience and stay at Ruth's home. We came with two other families and it is the perfect house for a multiple family stay...the kids have an oasis downstairs to play and entertain themselves. We will definitely be staying here again next year!


                                                                  PAMELA M.

                                                                  My family had a wonderful time at this warm, comfortable, and family-friendly home. Ruth was very helpful and our stay was restful and fun! We highly recommend this home for a great get-a-way. It is close to Donner Lake and North Lake Tahoe. We stayed from Sept. 2-5, 2017.

                                                                  Excellent summer getaway

                                                                  Zhiyong L.

                                                                  We enjoyed a great getaway at Tahoe area, rafting, hiking, horseback riding. The house is very well equipped and comfortable to fit 11 of us, including 5 kids that love the bunk bed. The owner is extremely helpful and readily available to talk on the phone.

                                                                  There was a no closet space in four of the bedrooms

                                                                  Bonnie S.

                                                                  Wonderful home and it suited our needs very well for the week.


                                                                  Truckee, CA, USA

                                                                  Guests can access the Tahoe Donner Association facilities for a daily use fee. Two passes are available which provide access for 8 guests.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  * Holiday Rates are higher - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, President's weekend/week, July 4th please inquire. Booking requires a signed contract. Deposit required and additional fee for cleaning. (Rates are subject to change until confirmed.) Truckee TOT #731

                                                                  23 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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