We have been fortunate to experience the Chocolate House in the winter and recently this summer and found both experiences highly enjoyable. The house is well-maintained, large, with big open spaces, lots of (really comfortable) beds and the kitchen has everything you need. We shopped at the huge Safeway on Donner Pass Rd and made all our meals at "home". We kept active with the easy access to mountain bike and hiking trails nearby, but we also biked along the Truckee River from Squaw Valley to Lake Tahoe, and rafted down the River on a hot day. We did find time to relax at the Chocolate House, watched World Cup Soccer on the giant TV and BBQ'd salmon then smores on the gas grill while appreciating the beautiful vista from the driveway. We lay on the balcony at night and marveled at the clear sky.
The owners were really easy to reach, were very responsive and accommodating. We hope to be back to enjoy this wonderful house in this glorious location.