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Swiss Lane at Tahoe Donner-Upscale Cozy Mountain Elegance


Member since: 2010
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Swiss Lane at Tahoe Donner-Upscale Cozy Mountain Elegance

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

4BR/3Bath Vacation Rental on Tahoe Donner Golf Course in Truckee, CA

This wonderfully appointed 3000 square-foot, tri-level mountain home is complete with all new furnishings and a fully-equipped kitchen. Professionally decorated with a cozy mountain elegance, this beautiful upscale home is located just outside the historic Sierra Town of Truckee, California.

The home offers two master suites, forested views of the Tahoe Donner Golf Course (on the 17th hole), an equipped office, a spacious, furnished redwood deck with a gas barbecue, and Jacuzzi. Guest passes offer access to swimming, tennis, golf, the fitness center and saunas, and equestrian trails.

There's plenty of summer hiking and biking or winter skiing to be done at any of six major downhill ski resorts, located within 15 minutes. There are over 90 kilometers of cross-country ski trails too. Truckee, North Lake Tahoe cities, and Reno offer great nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.

This vacation home is recommended for two families of up to five each, or perhaps a relaxed couples' getaway.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Swiss Lane at Tahoe Donner-Upscale Cozy Mountain Elegance
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Winter Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous, very clean and comfortable home. Fully equipped is an understatement - this house is VERY well appointed (dishes, pots & pans, basic staples, sheets, towels, etc). You could host Thanksgiving dinner here! Nice attention to privacy in the room setup -- good for two families or several couples traveling together. LOTS of stairs, make sure everyone traveling with you is in good physical condition (challenging with toddlers)! We were there in winter so didn't use the lake facilities, but easy access to Truckee and the ski resorts, and lovely view from the back deck and hot tub.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We work towards making client stays memorable ones and we do really appreciate the feed-back...both positive and negative...about 60 percent of our renters are returning guests. More than several return year after year and for all seasons...that pleases us greatly.

keep looking there are better options.

  • 2 of 5


The cabin is beautiful but has many things that are not functioning properly.

When I gave a list of problems to the owner he just made excuses and said that the property is "functioning well".  I feel that we differ on opinion of functioning well, and functioning poorly.

The Den pull out bed is not an option for sleeping, it IS broken. The bed is a fight to open, then when it is open the mattress is so thin that the bars are in your back all night making for a horrific night of painful sleep. Not acceptable to anyone's standards. No one should get stuck on that bed so please don't count that one as a bed for a person.

The bedroom on the second floor has very old mattresses and was described as a "crater" by my elderly parents. I told the owner, and he said it was a functional mattress.

The TV in the master bedroom did not work for us, the owner said that the TV needs the remote to work but the remote was hidden from us, we looked for it for two days.

The master bedroom door would not shut or lock, so do not expect to have any privacy. When I told the owner he said he knew about the problem but had not had a chance to fix it yet. I wish I had been warned us about this known problem. He also blamed it on the altitude, however none of the other doors had that problem.

Be aware of the refrigerator, it froze all of our food even on the lowest setting. The owner said he knew about that problem as well, but did not fix it and neglected to tell us about it before our arrival. We lost a lot of money on food that was too frozen to eat and then more money on an unexpected trip to a restaurant. The owner said he would return a small amount of money for loss of food, but that check never came.

The dryer takes three hours to dry towels, I’ve been up in altitude before so I believe this is just an old dryer not properly maintained.

There was food left in the refrigerator and cupboards that smelled bad, so I’m not sure the cleaning service is efficient.

As for the cleaning service, do not expect to get much of your deposit back. We had 6 adults and 2 older children, we left the house very clean with no spills. Normal vacuuming, cleaning surfaces, and linen washing was all that was necessary as we were exceptionally clean, but the owner charged us a large cleaning fee. Be aware of this if you are bringing small children that make messes, you probably will not get your deposit back.

In my opinion, keep looking.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So, what can we say…(Owners): Keep Looking there are better guests to rent to? I would like to respond to this review by saying that in the last 5-10 years of renting our vacation home we have never had such negative feedback and we are sorry for this particular guest's apparent negative experience. We've had many recent guests tell us of their wonderful time at our home. It’s interesting that no other guests have reported any of these issues. In fact, the guestbook at SLTD is filled with very positive comments. So this review came as quite a surprise. For our part in this, we DID try to respond quickly and in a conciliatory way, but the reply to our response was quite accusatory and verging on disrespectful...not sure we had a way to make our guest a happy camper on this one although we did try... We reviewed and closely inspect for all the concerns and did agree with just one of it turns out the refrigerator was indeed freezing food. This condition had apparently been a recent occurrence (not previously noticed and reported) and has since been repaired. The truth is, the TV works fine, the door closes, and the pull out sofa works when deployed properly. We are not about having our guests "suffer" during their visits so we are available to assist. No assistance calls were received from our guest during this stay. Sadly, these concerns could have been easily remedied with a phone call. We did offer to pay for any damaged food due to the refrigerator issue. That was met with a rather insulting reply to which we did not respond. I am not receptive to nor is it necessary to use abusive language with me. Polite communication always works. We'd have appreciated and responded to an actual assessment of what was damaged. Without meaning to sound defensive or like we're making excuses, we would like to let people know our service folks (hint: we simply pass along their charge for the hours involved) and we try very hard to provide a good value and experience. While not always perfect, we feel we have a history of doing just the same time, as an owner, when you open your home to the public you have to expect that eventually you are going to become the villain in someone else’s story.

Great Vacation Rental - Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a beautiful family retreat. Every amenity is available. All 12 of us enjoyed comfortable beds each night. The kitchen is well-stocked for your cooking/baking needs. We enjoyed several morning visits from a doe and her fawn on the back side of the golf course! There were so many things to do in the area.....rafting, hiking, jet skiing, swimming, fishing, tennis & lazing by the pool - we did it all. We would definitely return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Soquel, CA

Great for 2 families

  • 4 of 5

Big house with lots of space for the 2 families we had up for a ski trip. Kitchen was very well equipped, dining area large and living room very comfortable. We never figured out how to access the hot tub, but it was a a great weekend get away.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Reno International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Truckee Establishments
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner, Cayote Moon
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Truckee Establishents
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner Family Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary

'Swiss Lane at Tahoe Donner' is located in the Sierra Mountain town of Truckee CA. It's in close proximity to both Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe and offers all the surrounding amenities and activities you would expect to find in the Tahoe region. This includes skiing, golf, equestrian, hiking and biking, great dining, Truckee River rafting, power/sail boating and visiting area points of interest. The Tahoe Donner community has a complete array of recreational activities. It's facilities include heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, tennis and golf, an archery center, the Donner Lake marina and beach facility, and a top-notch fitness center. Dine at the Trout Creek Center and brand new TD Golf Clubhouse. SLTD is also within easy reach of Reno and it's Casino night life, shopping and restaurants. Swiss Lane at Tahoe Donner is a great mountain home in a great area for both family activity and adult vacationing.

Other Activities: Access to Tahoe Donner recreation facilities and Marina


Rates & Availability

From $357 Per night

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Win/Spr 2014/15 (See Notes)
Dec 1 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Average Cleaning Charge $180
Refundable Deposit $500

Maximum occupancy is 10 persons. No smoking/No pets policy.

Cleaning costs vary with property condition at departure and are deducted from deposit settlement. Cleaning fee indicated above is an average cost based on typical service company charges. Inquire with owner.
We're a bit old fashioned. CC payments add cost and complication to the transaction. We work with you personally to make sure the property fits your needs and if it seems like a good fit we send a Short Term Rental Agreement with complete payment terms and instructions. Nothing too complicated...remembering always that this is all supposed to be fun!
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bath areas are nicely decorated and come with towels, washcloths and basic supplies to make your stay as convenient as possible. You are encouraged to bring your personal choices of soaps, shampoo and other toiletries.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Trinity Alps Suite - 1 king , Master Suite 1
    Yosemite Meadows Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Suite 2
    Running Deer - 1 queen , Standard Bdrm
    Big Bear's Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bdrm/Office Combo
    Little Bear's Cave - 2 twin/ single , Upper Level Loft
  • 'Swiss Lane at Tahoe Donner' has a maximum sleep occupancy of 10 although there are actually 13 sleep spots throughout the home. This includes a very comfortable family room sofa-bed. All rooms are beautifully decorated and impeccably maintained and have clock radios w/ CD stereo players. The two master suites have TVs with VCR and all bedrooms are equipped with extra linens and pillows, blankets and comforters. The home's layout works well for both social gatherings on the main level but also provides cozy quiet spaces if you'd prefer to kick-back and just relax with a good book.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
SLTD's rear redwood deck has a complete set of patio furniture and furnishings (summer only) and offers a great forested view of Tahoe Donner's golf course (17th hole). Guests have access to all Tahoe Donner amenities and recreational activities with guest passes located at SLTD. There is a slight daily access charge for use of these facilities. SLTD has a full laundry room with washer, gas dryer and supplies. An ironing board and iron are also provided in the laundry room as well as cleaning supplies for quick clean-ups. SLTD has plenty of storage throughout for your personal items and equipment. The kitchen is very well stocked with basic condiments, utensils, dinner and cookware. We tried to think of everything you'd need to make your stay as easy and relaxed as possible.

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