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Location, Location, Location

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet


About the property

1 Bedroom House close to all the action

This spacious 1 bedroom house with vaulted celings is tucked in the forest but remains close to Interstate 80 without all the noise. Walking distance to 7-Eleven and Safeway makes this the most conveniently located vacation rental in Truckee. 7 ski areas are within 10 miles with direct access to Hwy 89 and Interstate 80 to bypass traffic and be on your way. 5 minute drive to Donner Lake. No hills to battle and everything you need in Truckee can be walked to in under 5 minutes.

Cainen Zugel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Cainen Zugel

I grew up in the Seattle, WA area and found Truckee in 1997. The moment I came here, I knew this was my new home away from home. So I packed up and moved here in 1997 and left 5 years later to pursue flying helicopters. Since I left, I have always wanted to settle down in Truckee but work and travel made it impossible. Now my job is consistent enough that I can choose where I live and a schedule that allows me to live part-time in Truckee and Seattle. I fight fires in the summer and heli-ski in the winters.

Cainen Zugel purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Cainen Zugel chose Truckee

I patiently waited 13 months for this property. I knew it was the house I wanted the moment I saw it. It is by far the best location in Truckee. You don't even need a car because the ski area shuttles, restaurants and shopping are all within a short walk. I spend 200+ days a year in hotels and I know how hard it can be to find good accommodations. I made sure this house has everything I look for when I travel. The bedroom even has a night stand with enough outlets for all your charging needs. Make yourself at home without the feeling of staying at somebody's house.

What makes this chalet unique

This house features a new 5 person Catalina spa with patio. A 55'' flat screen in the living room and 42'' in the bedroom. Bluetooth sound bar that can connect to your smart phone, tablet or AUX cable. Keurig Coffee maker. Direct TV with High speed wireless internet (100 Mbps). Lake Tahoe, Truckee area parks pass (refundable deposit required).


Truckee Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Soap and Shampoo with full set of Towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed in bedroom and Queen sized sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very warm and cozy. We finally got some snow to play in the night before we left and that was great! The hosts are fantastic and thoughtful. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

It is a really beautiful home in a great location.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Well equipped, clean, up-to-date.

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway ski cabin! Don't think we'll ever go somewhere without a hot tub again!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

As others have said, this place is amazing. We asked the owner for a difficult last minute accommodation & he was super responsive & reasonable. It is very conveniently located & filled with every amenity you can imagine (keurig coffee maker! steam basket! ginormous HE laundry! most comfy pull out sofa ever!)

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay in Truckee. We come to town about once a year and we usually stay at a hotel on the other side of downtown. Well this time they were full...and I'm glad they were. This place is as charming or better as it looks in the pictures. The neighborhood is residential which is just fine. It's a short drive/walk to Safeway. It's a $10 Uber to downtown each way. We couldn't ask for more. The living quarters has everything you could possibly need. The owners were in contact via text with us throughout our stay to make sure our stay was going well. The spa was nice after hiking all day. It was awesome to make breakfast there and eat out for the rest of our meals. Evening cocktails before going downtown was a great benefit too. We will be back for sure and we'd highly recommend you stay here. The place was spotless when we walked in. Even the coach had vacuum lines in it. Great attention to detail!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic experience and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I had a great time staying at this beautiful and well maintained Truckee bungalow! We appreciated the fine touches of the property and detailed information to make our stay as easy as possible. Both the owner and manager are available, gladly answering all of our questions and offering the suggestion to check out Truckee Thursdays (very glad we did). We're eager to come back during the winter season, and we obviously recommend to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Reno / Tahoe International
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Coyote Moon Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Truckee Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
8.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Kings Beach
Car: recommended

2 minute walk to 7-Eleven, bakery, Red Box movie rental, ski shop, taco joint, laundry mat, sushi, coffee shop. 5 minute walk to Safeway grocery store, Starbucks, Rite Aid, Bank of America


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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