"We have rented in north Tahoe/Truckee many times in the winter, and this house was one of the best, especially for the price. It has a great layout with a large open space between the kitchen/dining/living area, so it easy to visit but lots of room to spread out. There are 2 bedrooms good for couples, and a "bunk" room with a bunk and a trundle plus a full bed, so you could fit 3 kids plus 2 adults or 4 kids, or even 5 kids if 2 shared the big bed. There is also a great loft area that is very separate from the rest of the house that has 4 beds, which our kids loved. They proclaimed it the "adult free" zone and spent a lot of time up there together. We also enjoyed the pool table up there. The bathrooms must have been recently remodeled, and the master bathroom had a very nice shower with 2 shower heads. It was very nice to have 2 other bathrooms in addition to the master. The hot tub was great and must be pretty new - all the nobs and controls actually work and the jets were very strong. It was only a few steps off the living area. We also took advantage of the house backing up to open space and hiked, snowshoed, and went sledding. The kitchen was very well stocked with plenty of dishes and all the little things you need (salt, pepper, spices, etc). We all agreed it was the best stocked, but not overstocked (leaving plenty of room for our own groceries and stuff) kitchen we had seen. It snowed over a foot one night while we were there and someone was there plowing the driveway early the next morning and came again at the end of the day after another several inches. The only complaints we had (very minor ones) were that 1) there isn't a mud room or even any closet or any hooks to hang up jackets/ski stuff if you come through the front door (which is how we mostly came and went). 2) the street in front of the house wasn't plowed for over 24 hrs, but all the other streets were, which meant having to put on chains for driving a half block to the plowed roads. This house is great for 2 families with kids. If you have younger kids, the bunk room is great, and for older kids the loft area is perfect. For the price, there were no other properties that came close to being as nice as this one. I would highly recommend it. I also think it would be great year round b/c of the proximity to open space, multiple ski resorts, town, Donner Lake, groceries."
Guest: Jennifer A.
Date of Stay: February 2016
Review Submitted: February 22, 2016