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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

OUR COZY CABIN IN THE WOODS is easy to access on a level parcel in Tahoe Donner just above the town of Truckee. The two-story house was one of the first cabins built in Tahoe Donner in the mid-1970s. The lot, which has young and mature Lodgepole and Jeffrey pines, cedar and aspen trees, is adjacent to a corner greenbelt for added woodland privacy. It is located on a loop street, perfect for morning walks and safe bike rides for children. A nature trail begins directly across the street, which in one direction leads to Trout Creek Recreation Center—with swimming pools, hot tubs, steam room, sauna, gym, driving range, playground and a nearby deli—and the other direction to the right follows the creek, past beaver ponds through the forest to Northwoods Center—with a swimming pool, tennis courts, pizza restaurant, playground and activities.

It is an easy drive from the Bay Area about 180 miles from Berkeley on I-80. It is a perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle of urban life with plenty of time for family games, outdoor fun, reading or just relaxing.

The cabin is enjoyable in all seasons. Winter is a wonderland with world-class cross-country and downhill ski resorts just minutes away: Boreal, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar and more. Tahoe Donner’s own cross-country course is the second largest in the Sierras and the downhill course is an affordable family ski area. Spring and fall are quieter times with fewer people vacationing. Summer is an ideal time to visit with warm, sunny days, deep blue skies, cool pine-scented nights with a canopy of stars. There are hiking and biking trails, a championship golf course and tennis courts. A variety of restaurants, cafes and shops are available in Truckee. Lake Tahoe is just a beautiful drive away with an array of mountain activities in between.

The cabin, decorated in a mini-lodge flavor, comfortably sleeps up to six people with two bedrooms plus a loft bedroom. The main floor bedroom has two twin beds; the second floor bedroom has one queen; the loft area has one queen. The two bathrooms (one tub with overhead shower and one walk-in shower) have been recently remodeled with new vanities and counters, low-flow toilets and cork flooring. The kitchen has been expanded and remodeled with beautiful new knotty Alder wood cabinetry, countertops, appliances and cork flooring. It has a well-stocked kitchen with cooking paraphernalia, Fiesta dinnerware and a cupboard of staples. Use what you need; replace what you use. The dining area has comfortable seating for six. The living room area has a wood burning stove and a view of the forest. Firewood is available and stacked in the garage.

There are lots of board games for children and adults, a variety of books on the shelf, a small eclectic CD collection, classical and otherwise. We have a 32" Samsung TV to play movies on our BluRay DVD/CD player. There is also an easy plug-in for any mp3 player as well as a Western Digital USB device for playing movies from your USB memory stick.

The two-car garage is detached (we share part of the garage with our neighbor who cares for the cabin and keeps the driveway clear in the winter). The native Sierra landscape surrounds the house with plenty of places to make tree forts, snow caves, play hide and seek, have picnics and BBQs.

Internet: We now have wifi. Although our original intention when we purchased the cabin was to have a restful haven away from our busy, urban lives, we recently decided to offer internet to our guests. Our modem uses capped bandwidth and is not intended for unlimited streaming, but it should be able to handle emails and typical web browsing with no problem. Trout Creek Recreation Center has wifi available also.

This is a non-smoking cabin. We love animals and pets, but unfortunately some family members have allergies, so pets are NOT allowed. You might be fortunate to watch deer walk through the back yard, see a bunny or two, Stellar Jays and other forest birds, chipmunks and squirrels, or witness beavers building their dam just down the nature trail in the meadow pond.

Tahoe Donner passes are available to our guests. Each pass allows four people access (with guest fees) to: Trout Creek Recreation Center pools, spa, gym, classes and playground; Northwoods Clubhouse pool and playground; Tahoe Donner's private beach at the east end of Donner Lake where kayaks, paddle boards, canoes can be rented or picnic area, sandy beach play and swimming area can be enjoyed.

Top activities include hiking, biking, swimming, golfing, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, stargazing, relaxing. Visit Tahoe Donner's website for upcoming seasonal events.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age: 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2 Upstairs: toilet, shower

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  • All new vanities, faucets, low-flow toilets and cork floors.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Childrens book collection and some for adults....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay DVD player plays movies on 32" screen. And also plays music CDs....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, card games, chess, checkers, Scrabble, Bananagrams, Mancala, Pick-up Sticks, Jenga, Parcheesi and more....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Eclectic CD collection of classical, blues, world beat....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Tuner has 1/8" jack plug-in for mp3 players....moreless

  • Television:

    32" Samsung flat screen for viewing videos....moreless

  • Toys:

    Legos, pattern blocks, puzzles....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small starter samples for children and adults. Suggest you bring your own....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats six with good lighting ready for games after dinner. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Use amenities guest pass and visit the Spa + entry fee....moreless

  • Garage:

    Parking for one car in the garage. BBQ grill and chimney starter are stored in the garage. Bring your own charcoal. There are 6 chairs and a umbrella for outdoor sitting, reading and relaxing....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric wall heaters for starters. When wood burning stove heats the house, electric heaters can be turned down. The ceiling fan helps to push warm air down....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows, blankets and comforters provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 4-6 comfortably on mission-style sofa and easy chairs--matching coffee table and end table--faces the woodstove and view of the back yard forest....moreless

  • Parking:

    The two-car garage is detached (we share part of the garage with our neighbor who cares for the cabin and keeps the driveway clear in the winter). So garage is for one car. Use driveway for other....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels to take to the recreation center pool/spa or to the beach....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood and kindling stored in garage at right rear. Eco-fan and ceiling fan increases efficiency. Use of wood stove is not allowed by home owners association in summer....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    and coffee grinder for brewing fresh, fragrant coffee. Teas and tea pots too....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fiesta Dinnerware (dinner and luncheon plates, cereal and soup bowls, serving platters and bowls) and eating utensils for 8. Mixing bowls, muffin pans, salad spinner, blender. Cooks will feel welcome!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled with alder wood cabinetry, cork flooring, new appliances, KitchenAid ceramic cooktop stove. Floor plan opens to dining/living area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    With convection option, broiler....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic cooking items: salt, pepper, spices, cooking oils, flour, sugar, oatmeal, soups, coffee, canned goods, teas. Replace what you use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New energy star refrigerator with condiments available to share. Replace what you use....moreless

  • Stove:

    KitchenAid ceramic electric cooktop with convection oven. Tea kettle, pots, pans, baking pans, baking sheets and roasting pan with cooking utensils at your fingertips....moreless

  • Toaster:

    and pancake griddle....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small back deck for watching the forest and possibly deer. Picnic table, chairs and umbrella for outdoor living in the summer can be found in the garage....moreless

  • Golf:

    This 18-hole, 7,002-yard par-72 championship golf course is located on 200-acres of pristine Sierra landscape with towering pines featuring and recognized as the “Best Greens in the Tahoe Region.” ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Family fun at Donner Lake Beach Club about 2 miles away or Lake Tahoe about 20 miles via Hwy 89 or 267....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ grill and chimney fire starter are stored in the garage....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Tahoe Donner has an expansive cross-country ski resort worth checking out plus a small family-friendly downhill ski area. World-class downhill resorts are a short driving distance away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Located on beautiful Bennett Flat Meadow with the waters of Trout Creek splashing nearby, the Tennis Center is the perfect place to spend a day. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Paddleboards, pedal boats, and windsurf boards available to rent at Donner Lake Beach Club. Access with guest pass and guest fee. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Year-round lap pool at Trout Creek Rec Center. Summer recreational pools at Trout Creek and Northwoods Rec Centers. Wading pool for toddlers at Trout Creek a short drive away. Guest Passes supplied....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Two hot tubs, a sauna, a steam room are available at Trout Creek Rec Center. Guest pass required with $8 guest fee....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$145
$1,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter holiday
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,100
New Year's
Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
Winter
Jan 3 - Jan 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$165
$1,050

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

MLK Jr Weekend
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 17 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$165
$1,050

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

President's Week
Feb 17 - Feb 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,100

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Feb 27 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
$1,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$1,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
5 night min stay

$875
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $160
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $160 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Check in: 4:00 pm on the day of arrival. Check out: 11:00 am on the day of departure. Please put the keys back in the lock box and leave guest passes in counter-top basket A $50 fee will be charged for lost keys or guest passes and deducted from the security deposit. Additional cleaning fee may be charged for larger parties.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Truckee Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lodge Restaurant, Pizza on the Hill, and Truckee
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe Donner Golf Course and Coyote Moon
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Truckee
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 80
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lodge Restaurant, Pizza on the Hill, and Truckee
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Donner Lake

Car: Necessary

The cabin is 180 miles by car from the SF Bay Area -- off the Donner Pass Road exit on Interstate 80 (I-80). It is a High Sierra scenic 16 miles from Lake Tahoe via CA-89S and 36 miles from Reno on I-80. If you’re coming from an area outside of Northern California, Tahoe Donner is accessible by any of four major airports, train and bus routes.

AMENITES: Downhill Ski & Cross Country. Golfing. Snowplay. Recreation. Bikeworks. Campground. Equestrian.

PRIVATE: Renters can use guest passes - Trails, Fitness, Massage, Kids Club, Aquatics, Tennis, Day Camps, and Beach Club at Donner Lake.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Our family has had many memorable seasons at the cabin: skiing and sledding with our kids and their classmates, reading stories on dark winter nights in front of the wood stove, biking and hiking lots of trails on the north shore, watching Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Tahoe or Donner Lake, kayaking on Donner Lake, star gazing, outdoor concerts and theater productions, playing golf in the mountains where your ball travels farther, visiting nearby mining town Virginia City, or driving north to Graeagle on Highway 89. It's a sweet life. Mostly we have fun.

Why the Owner Chose Truckee, CA, USA:
Living in the dense urban Bay Area, we longed to have a place where our children (and now grandchildren) could play outdoors in all seasons, make forts and snow caves, watch wildlife, breathe pine-scented mountain air and observe the starry sky away from city glare. We chose this property because it is adjacent to a green-belt common area, which gives added privacy and space. It is a level lot – a plus when driving on snowy roads. This is a perfect get-away cabin with easy access to many amenities within Tahoe Donner as well those within driving distance, for example, Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Emerald Bay, Shakespeare at Sand Harbor, historic downtown Truckee, Reno, Graeagle, Sierraville hot springs, rivers, lakes, mountains, forests, skiing, hiking, biking, wildlife, and endless discovery!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Among many things, our lot is adjacent to a double green belt, which means there is a small pine forest next to our cabin on one side and an additional stand of trees behind our cabin ending near a dry-creek bed. Directly across the street is a nature trailhead leading in one direction to Trout Creek Recreation Center (10 minute forest walk to the fitness center, spa, pools, playground, classes) and in the other direction along Trout Creek through meadows, beaver ponds, forest trails to Northwoods Country Club (tennis, pool, playground, activities, pizza pub). In winter, downhill and cross-country skiing is minutes away. In summer, we hike, swim and play golf. Tahoe Donner has an 18-hole, 7,002-yard par-72 championship golf course located on 200-acres of pristine Sierra landscape with towering pines featuring sustainable landscape practices and recognized as the “Best Greens in the Tahoe Region.” Excellent driving range, too.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Relax.

    Relax.

  • Dining and games.

    Dining and games.

  • More kitchen space for the chef.

    More kitchen space for the chef.

  • Fiesta dinnerware and games cabinet facing the dining room.

    Fiesta dinnerware and games cabinet facing the dining room.

  • Cabin-style chest of drawers.

    Cabin-style chest of drawers.

  • Loft area chest of drawers.

    Loft area chest of drawers.

  • Remodeled bathrooms with new vanities, granite counter tops, low-flow fixtures.

    Remodeled bathrooms with new vanities, granite counter tops, low-flow fixtures.

  • Roll your own.

    Roll your own.

  • Shhh--come quickly! There's a deer in the backyard.

    Shhh--come quickly! There's a deer in the backyard.

  • Truckee River Legacy Bike Trail follows the river.

    Truckee River Legacy Bike Trail follows the river.

  • Hike or horse-back ride the Tahoe Donner cross country ski trails in summer.

    Hike or horse-back ride the Tahoe Donner cross country ski trails in summer.

  • Sit and paddle or stand and paddle on Donner Lake.

    Sit and paddle or stand and paddle on Donner Lake.

  • Read and converse... nap.

    Read and converse... nap.

  • Remodeled kitchen with ceramic cooktop stove.

    Remodeled kitchen with ceramic cooktop stove.

  • New alderwood cabinets and cork flooring.

    New alderwood cabinets and cork flooring.

  • Upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed.

    Upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed.

  • Loft queen with privacy curtains.

    Loft queen with privacy curtains.

  • Two twin beds in the first floor bedroom.

    Two twin beds in the first floor bedroom.

  • Fresh powder.

    Fresh powder.

  • Spring and summer are glorious.

    Spring and summer are glorious.

  • New bike  trail is an easy 4.4 miles from downtown Truckee to Glenshire.

    New bike trail is an easy 4.4 miles from downtown Truckee to Glenshire.

  • Truckee River

    Truckee River

  • Hike to Cascade Falls overlooking Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe beyond.

    Hike to Cascade Falls overlooking Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe beyond.

  • Donner Lake

    Donner Lake

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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