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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,684 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

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)

More Details

Ruth Cawood
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

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 Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

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!


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3684 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    2nd Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Spacious Retreat, Tahoe Donner. Relaxation for Families and Friends!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Davis, CA

Wonderful Snow Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this cabin with our friends. Our kids enjoyed the game room and the adults loved the well-stocked kitchen. We shared delicious meals and great company together. The amount of snow this year was incredible! The home was a lot nicer than the pictures. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA, USA

Great house.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space and very well organized. The game room was great.

The owner was also very responsive.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Wonderful home in a fantastic spot

  • 5 of 5

My family and another family with a total of 7 small children stayed in this home for almost a week in the peak of winter. Our access to downtown Truckee, Northstar for skiing, and the highway was perfect. Loved the home and the owners are accessible and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous and Spacious Property

  • 5 of 5

We met at Ruth's house over Thanksgiving. She was super accommodating and and easy to contact and work with. The kitchen had everything one could need for a feast. The house absorbed all of us (9 adults and 4 kids) really well! The view is amazing! They had movies, books, toys and games, sleds and tons of stuff for everyone to do. It snowed plenty when we were there, so 4-wheel drive or snow chains are definitely needed during snow season. We sled right outside the house and found another place nearby to sled as well. I would definitely recommend this home for people looking to stay with a few families. It's absolutely dreamy.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We really enjoy hearing from guests who have enjoyed time with family and friends in the comfort of our mountain house. Life looks great waking up to the view of the mountains. Glad you were able to relax, have fun and enjoy the house and the Tahoe mountain experience the house offers. We look forward to being able to host you again. Happy holidays.
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Unusually great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Cawood's gorgeous Tahoe Donner home over a long weekend with another family we ski with every year. Total 4 adults and 7 children between the ages of 2 and 10, and we couldn't have been happier with the space, the amenities, the beds, bathrooms, sleds, everything. The kids were so happy with the game room and about having a separate room full of beds (and the adults loved this, too). There are enough dishes for a big group, and the kitchen is well stocked. I don't know what more to say, we've stayed in a lot of houses but really feel like we scored this year and would love to come back in future. Thanks go to Ruth and family for sharing their beautiful family space.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, modern, perfect cabin for snow visit!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four nights with a total of 8 adults and 5 children. It was fabulous! It's a large house, very spacious, and the pictures do not do it justice. It's very bright and open and clean. The kitchen is modern and large and very well-stocked. The dining area is huge and right outside the kitchen. The living room upstairs is open and bright and a lovely place to hang out and look out at the view. Downstairs you have a game room and you also have a huge kids' room with tv and lots of toys. It was a wonderful place to stay with children. All of the bathrooms are renovated. There are large decks and the backyard area is huge -- we didn't even need to leave the property for snow play. The owners were very communicative and attentive. We would happily stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner 'The Lodge Restaurant & Pub'
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Ski
13.3 Miles
Northstar California
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday December
Dec 12 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

not received by owner $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
V R B O service fee is $0
Cleaning Fee $210 + Tax
Tax includes 2%TTBID Fee $0
Tax Rate 12.0%

* 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.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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