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Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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 a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

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 Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

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).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Location, Location, Location
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

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: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburg, CA

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: Jun 2016
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Tracy, CA

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for my boyfriend and I to spend a nice quiet get away weekend. The owner and manager were extremely kind and helpful during our stay, making sure we arrived safely and we're comfortable. The apartment is beautifully furnished and has everything needed to feel comfortable at a home away from home ... Will definitely keep this one in our places to go for future weekends in Truckee...

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a base during a mountain biking trip, exploring the area. The rental was very comfortable and nicely decorated with all the amenities we could hope for. Cainen is a wonderful host, and willing to help if you need suggestions on places in the area. Of course the area is incredible for outdoor enthusiasts, and the location of the rental is wonderful for access to Truckee and the surrounding area. Overall a highly recommended rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great get-away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a place that offered less humidity and heat, and more topography than our home in Houston and were drawn to a week in the Sierra Nevadas. Truckee became our home for a week and we found that it offered all that and much more including a great and festive downtown, quick access to the beautiful Lake Tahoe, extremely close proximity to the nearby Lake Donner (and its brand new Visitors' Center), and a homebase for exploring other attractions in the area including Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, and quaint towns like Downieville. This apartment really fit our needs to a "T" with comfort, lots of amenities, and gracious hosts who supplied us with recommendations for food and activities and the use of State Park passes in California and Nevada that saved us a few dollars. It was hard to leave "our" vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Felt like "home" and location was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a week while my son was attending camp at Squaw Valley which ended with the 3-day Lake Tahoe Summit Classic lacrosse tournament. It was just my son and I for the weekdays and my husband and older son joined us for the tournament. Plenty of space for all of us. We had a GREAT time and highly recommend this property! I booked it based on other reviews (so genuine and consistent) and am now adding to the list with the exact same sentiments! The property was very clean and totally prepared for our arrival. Cainen was so friendly and very available to help with anything - supplies, suggestions on what to do/where to go, and tips on how the property could best accommodate our needs. We truly felt at home and very much appreciated his willingness to allow a late check-out at week's end so we were not scrambling to pack up. The location was ideal - quiet neighborhood but so close to everything we needed. We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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

Truckee Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Ski
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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.
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Truckee Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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