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Stunning Panoramic Vistas -- Superb Tahoe/Donner "Skislope" Location

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths + 1 half bath, sleeps 2-8, small group discount

Dramatically reduced pricing when your party is small! Ideal for winter and summer vacationing! 7300 feet elevation, stunning top-down panoramic vistas. Built in 1998 and subsequently substantially expanded. Beautiful vistas are maximized from every room and large wraparound decks on three levels. 4 bedrooms (two of them master bedrooms), 3 full bathrooms and 1 guest bathroom; approx. 2100-square-foot living area. You simply feel at the top of the world!

Winter and Summer Resort: This home is ideally suited for winter and summer vacations.

Attractions in winter include two famous cross-country skiing resorts close by (Tahoe/Donner - 2 miles, and Royal Gorge -15 miles), a nice family downhill ski area within 2 miles, and famous Tahoe-Area ski resorts nearby (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, North Star, and others).

Attractions in summer include Tahoe/Donner resort facilities (golf, tennis, two open pools, hiking trails, boating on Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming in the lakes, mountain biking on endless trails and various degrees of difficulty, major trail head nearby, etc.

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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The house is not suited for toddlers and preschool children. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children age 6 and above are permitted but are counted in the number of occupants. Infants under 7 months of age are permitted and admitted at no extra charge. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking permitted anywhere on the property ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This is a pet-free home. Sorry -- absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS; no pets in garage....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Two bedrooms and one bath are level with the driveway, parking area, and garages. 16 steps to upper level; 14 steps to lower level. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    MBR1: Cailf. King...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    MBR2: round 'sultan' bed...moreless

  • Although Alta Vista has 4 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 8 people; we do offer significantly reduced rates for smaller groups. For reasons of wear and tear, we do not permit larger groups than 8 people and prefer family groups. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    large shower with seat...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    large shower with 2 seats, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    large shower, 2-person jacuzzi tub in private view location ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    guest bathroom with sink (no shower)...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 belongs to the upper Master-Bedroom and has 2 sinks and a large shower stall Bathroom 2 belongs to the lower Master-Bedroom and has a 2-person jacuzzi tub in (private) panoramic view setting and a separate large shower stall...moreless

Other Amenities

  • In the cold season, with a remotely controllable heating system, the home will be cozy upon your arrival. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    in LR; VCR-cassette player in BR#3...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    classical CDs...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Service by DirecTV; two satellite receivers; two flat-screen TVs...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    one 40' flat screen TV in LR one 37' flat screen TV in upstairs MBR ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    very few items...moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    majestic top-down panoramic vistas over endless mountain ranges ...moreless

  • Resort:

    part of Tahoe/Donner resort; renters receive reduced-fee entry to all TD recreational facilities...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    horizontal traverse (about 300 yds) to top of Tahoe/Donner quad lift...moreless

  • Ski-Out

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning is not available and necessary or customary at this 7400-ft elevation location...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    A Broadband system with wireless router is available free of charge. There is also a laser printer (HP Laserjet IV)....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two: one in upstairs utility room and one in garage....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free on distance and international long distance calling (for 'reasonable'-duration calls)...moreless

  • Garage:

    3-car garage; easy, level street access...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    one in living room, one in lower Master bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced-air conventional space heating system; house will be heated upon guest arrival by remotely controllable thermostat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    House is fully stocked with linen and towels; however, bringing your own linen and towels, or washing ours before you leave, is rewarded with reduced cleaning fee....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Garage for 3 vehicles available to renters; portable garage door openers available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Spacious private parking area; Contracted, personalized snow removal in winter...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Depending on size, parking is OK on street in front of house or in driveway (not in winter). ...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    phone in several rooms; free use including long distance and international calling; all major cell phone providers have excellent reception...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide one set of towels per person. House is stocked with more -- renters must wash and dry those before departure to avoid extra cleaning charges....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in utility room on upper level...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    no charge for use...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    rich assortment of utensils, equipment (blender, frother, microwave, coffee maker, etc.) and china ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plenty ......moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    recently upgraded to silent Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    all-electric gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    large unit with freezer and ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The house has two large wrap-around view decks with glass railings for unobstructed views, plus a hot tub deck below....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    off lower master bedroom, includes built-in hot tub...moreless

  • Golf:

    Tahoe-Donner Golf Course available to renters (fees apply)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    nearby Tahoe-Donner facilities, available to renters at nominal fee...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Tahoe Donner resort has two outdoor swim centers that are accessible to renters at a nominal fee....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    2-person lounger built into deck off downstairs MBR -- privacy and views! Available year-round (but due to unforeseen accidental circumstances not 'guaranteed' during winter) months)...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    Dry sauna (with view window)...moreless

  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    large 2-people jacuzzi in downstairs master-bath, triangular corner unit, two large view windows - privacy and views!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early spring
Mar 26 - Apr 15, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

early summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $230
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Jul 5 - Sep 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$220 $270
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 3 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Sep 5 - Nov 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$220 $260
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

late fall
Nov 26 - Dec 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

winter holidays
Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning charge (Notes) $145 + tax
  • Hot tub (optional use) $30 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


The rate quoted by the HomeAway system is only approximate. Upon receipt of your inquiry/booking request, we will e-mail you a definite, detailed Personalized Quote and Rental Agreement. Upon receipt of your response to this Quote, we will invoice you for the $600 refundable Security Deposit, payment of which guarantees your rental dates until the Rental Balance is due, which is 30 days prior to your rental date. Our rates and housekeeping fees are staggered by the number of people in your group. We offer discounts for longer stays and may, from time to time, offer a "special" discount. All this will be included in our personalized quote -- these intricacies cannot be handled by the Homeaway "Quotable Rates" and "Instant Booking" system.

Our detailed, personalized quote also includes links to our dedicated website for Alta Vista Chalet, which gives you much more information about this excellent vacation rental property than the listing at Homeaway or their affiliates could ever convey.

This Rental home is registered at the Town of Truckee with TOT Certificate No. 23

Rent is subject to 10% TOT and 2% TTBID .

Ask or further discounts if only two people.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno, NV
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tahoe-Donnet Lodge
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe-Donner Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tahoe-Donner Lodge
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe-Donner Ski Area

Car: Necessary

The Alta Vista chalet is located 40 miles from Reno at 7300 feet elevation and has stunning vistas from every room and deck. The Northstar ski slopes are prominent in your southeastern views. You are close to the famous Tahoe-Donner cross-country ski facility. Less than a half-hour drive will take you to the world-class Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, and Sugar Bowl downhill ski resorts. During the summer season, desirable Donner Lake with its numerous recreational facilities is available. There are many spectacular hiking and biking trails and rock climbing possibilities nearby - leave your car in the garage of 'Alta Vista' and walk 400 yards to the trail head of the Donner Ridge trail system (great for mountain biking)! In winter, put on your cross country skis or snow shoes in the garage of Alta Vista, set your GPS, and discover miles and miles of high Sierra trails.

Other Activities: Snowmobiling, snowboarding, kayaking, lake and pool swimming, biking, shopping, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, boating

Golf: Guests of Alta Vista have access to the Tahoe/Donner Golf Course and other Tahoe/Donner recreational facilities, including tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness center, Downhill and Cross-Country ski areas, deeded beach and boat ramp at Donner Lake, for nominal fees.

Ski: Alta Vista is located in the Tahoe/Donner resort which has a world-famous cross-country ski area and a family oriented, inexpensive downhill ski area (one quad, one regular lift, two rope tows)


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: We had been looking for a place in the mountains that would work well both for summer and winter vacations. Views and privacy were on the wish list. At the end of a showing tour, our agent remarked something like ' ... and there is one more place that came on the market just today, I haven't seen it myself.' Well, already when we drove into the driveway, we both knew instantly that this was the one! The views were out of this world -- and our minds immediately started spinning how one could remodel the house to maximize the views from each room! When we stood in the living room, we were literally taken away by the views. We had our offer in within the hour ...

Why Truckee, CA, USA:
We then embarked on a fairly extensive remodeling activity, converting conventional railings to tempered glass railings that would not break up those stunning views; adding another wrap-around deck on the garage level; enlarging the small windows of the two main floor bedrooms to expansive sliding glass doors, leading to the new deck and opening up to the same stunning views from each bed; and converting the dead space underneath to another master bedroom suite, with its own view deck and built-in hot tub.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
attractive low pricing for small groupings; private setting; no power lines intersecting the views; dry sauna with view window; level street access to three garages; free Internet and phone (incl. free LD and international LD).

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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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  • View from dining table

    View from dining table

  • Alta Vista - guestroom

    Alta Vista - guestroom

  • Alta Vista floor plan

    Alta Vista floor plan

  • Hot tub in deck, off lower master bedroom

    Hot tub in deck, off lower master bedroom

  • Alta Vista upper MBR

    Alta Vista upper MBR

  • Alta Vista

    Alta Vista

  • Alta Vista, upper MBR

    Alta Vista, upper MBR

  • Alta Vista Chalet

    Alta Vista Chalet

  • In front of Alta Vista Chalet

    In front of Alta Vista Chalet

  • Donner Lake, near Alta Vista Chalet

    Donner Lake, near Alta Vista Chalet

  • Alta Vista -- BR #3, waking up to a light dusting of snow

    Alta Vista -- BR #3, waking up to a light dusting of snow

  • Alta Vista, upper view deck

    Alta Vista, upper view deck

  • Alta Vista Chlet

    Alta Vista Chlet

  • Festive event at Alta Vista

    Festive event at Alta Vista

  • Jacuzzi in lower master bath

    Jacuzzi in lower master bath

  • Kitchen


  • Alta Vista lower MBR with gas fireplace

    Alta Vista lower MBR with gas fireplace

  • Alta Vista, lower MBR

    Alta Vista, lower MBR

  • Alta Vista

    Alta Vista

  • Donner Lake, viewed from trail 15 min walk from Alta Vista Chalet

    Donner Lake, viewed from trail 15 min walk from Alta Vista Chalet

  • Alta Vista, upper deck

    Alta Vista, upper deck

  • Alta Vista Chalet, drive way

    Alta Vista Chalet, drive way

  • Alta Vista -- BR #4

    Alta Vista -- BR #4

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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