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Large, dog-friendly cabin w/ shared hot tub and swimming pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,211 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, Sleeps 13

North Lake Tahoe is waiting to be explored when you book a stay at this fabulous Tahoe Donner vacation rental. This mountain lodge rental sleeps up to 13 guests - perfect for large families or two families travelling together to celebrate the holidays, birthdays, or have a small family reunion. Just 10 minutes from Truckee and 25 minutes from Lake Tahoe, prepare to have the California trip of a lifetime!

This five-bedroom, three and a half-bathroom home is open and spacious, making it easy for all members of the group to mingle and spread out. The entry room is ready to hold all your sports gear, including skis, boards, sleds, and wet suits without getting the carpets dirty - anything that needs washing can be tossed into the washer/dryer! Gather your group around the flat screen TV for movie nights with the DVD player or game show nights on cable. Get the room warm with the little wood stove, and set the mood with online music via the in-home WiFi. If the adults need some alone time, send the kids downstairs to the den, where they can watch movies on the big couch, color, or play board games at the little table.

The full kitchen and dining room offer good traffic flow and plenty of seating: a banquet table for up to six guests and three more at the breakfast bar. The deck is a lovely option for cocktails or dessert in the summertime. The kitchen has enough space to have multiple helpers for prep and clean up - just place the dirty plates in the dishwasher when you're done!

Bedtime means spreading out into five fabulous rooms. The master suite is its own oasis with a reading nook, a king bed, and an en suite bathroom with a separate soaking tub and shower stall. The guest room is similarly cozy with a queen bed, a shared deck with the master bedroom, and a second bathroom with a walk-in shower and two vanities. Two bedrooms with four bunk beds each share the third bathroom, perfect for younger members of the family, and any extra people can sleep in the den on the futon or on the fold-out sofa. Your dogs are welcome too, in exchange for a small nightly fee.

Recreation is what makes this vacation rental so remarkable. The home comes with eight guests passes to the Trout Creek Recreation Center, just five minutes down the road (please note that daily fees apply). There are tennis courts and a fitness center, a pool, and a hot tub for soaking. Visit one of the two golf courses for some tee time, or visit Donner Lake for fresh water recreation, hiking, and cookouts. Drive 15 minutes down the road to Boreal Mountain Resort in the wintertime, and visit Truckee for groceries and miscellaneous items.

This Truckee vacation rental is ready for your next family getaway - welcome!

Note: the use of Tahoe Donner HOA facilities requires additional daily fees.

RCN # 469

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3211 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

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Large, dog-friendly cabin w/ shared hot tub and swimming pool
average rating of 4.4 based on 60 reviews

great house, a lot space for big family

  • 5 of 5

is a great place to stay, big, a lot space for large groups and in the back you have beautiful place to walk around the nature, love it...

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Great large dog friendly home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful space for hanging out with a large group of people. The housekeeping was great except the carpets. It looks like they have been cleaning them, but it must be an impossible job to do in a dog friendly house with white carpets. I would just replace with non carpet material if I had the choice. You can tell that they are slowly upgrading the house and working on making it not so dated. They have done a great job on the bathrooms. We didn't particularly like their blankets/comforters because they were a bit old, so we used our own. Again, wonderful place for a large group and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Large beautiful home great for family reunions

  • 5 of 5

This house is huge. It only allows 13 guests but it could comfortably sleep at least 15. We were a party of 9 and this allowed for plenty of personal space. There are two suites, one up and one down, each with their own full bathroom. It has two stories plus a large room below with its own fridge. It has two story windows in the living room and a large kitchen with everything you need to cook. There is a nice deck off of the kitchen/dining room that puts you right in the forest. The location is great, it's just a five minute drive from Safeway and ten minutes from Truckees adorable downtown. Tahoe is only a 25 minute drive. We would love to stay at Bears Lair again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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large comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Great home for a crowd. Easy location to everything Truckee has to offer. Kitchen was easy for several people to prepare big meals.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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House is very spacious and beautiful for a large group of people.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our stay was very nice. The house is very spacious and beautiful.

I did leave a hand written note, in an envelope, for the property manager in the house when we left listing any concerns we had.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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great place for large groups

  • 4 of 5

This rental was a getaway for my daughters 3rd birthday. The cabin was spacious and accommodated our large party perfectly. The kitchen was stock with all the pots, pans, baking items, etc we needed to cook up a feast for our group. Everyone loved the open and large living/dining area.

There were some cons with the property: many complained about the lack of warm water in the upstairs main shower and main floor shower in the guest room. The heater in the lower level room felt like it never shut off when set to a specific temperature.

My guest also complained about the mattress being very uncomfortable. Overall the rental was great, I love the large space. This property would be so much better if the owner upgraded or replace the bedroom mattress/furniture.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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