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Family-Friendly Chalet with Privacy, Hot Tub, and Mountain Views-- Virtual Tour!

Jeremy C.

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Jeremy C.

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Speaks: english
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Family-Friendly Chalet with Privacy, Hot Tub, and Mountain Views-- Virtual Tour!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Tahoe Donner House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms + 3.5 bathrooms in 2,700 square feet --newly renovated

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When the initial American immigrants came across Donner Pass, they were guided by a local Native American chief who continually reassured them by saying “Trokay,” a phrase meaning “all will be well.” From this “Trokay” the immigrants came to call their guide “Chief Truckee” who eventually became the namesake for the historic and charming town of Truckee, CA, nestled by the shore of Donner Lake and just minutes from Lake Tahoe. More than 150 years later our family welcomes you to Trokay Chalet, our dream cabin conveniently located in Truckee's Tahoe Donner district. Here, you can relax, be refreshed and know that “all will be well.”

Trokay Chalet is our luxury vacation home that features:

• Five bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths in a generous 2,700 square feet

• Expansive views of the surrounding mountains and Tahoe national forest from the great room, master bedroom, and over-sized hot tub

• 'Adult game room” with kitchenette including a wine refrigerator and wet bar, complete with a pool table, Foosball, air hockey, and tv/dvd player

• “Kids game room” with board games, blocks, Legos, books, games for young children, and tv/dvds. Enough to keep the kids entertained while the adults relax!

• Two kitchens, a full kitchen upstairs and a kitchenette below in a private downstairs studio 'apartment' that occupies the home’s lower level

• Newly-furnished and beautifully appointed with top quality mattresses, linens, etc.

• Extremely child and baby-friendly with special equipment for little kids including high chairs, sippy cups, bibs, children’s utensils and plates, potty seats, footstools, and a Pack n’ Play


• The main floor features a fully-stocked kitchen and a great room with a fireplace with a stone hearth, a wood-burning stove, and a large dining table. Mountain views abound.

• The front deck adjoins the indoor dining area, and includes a table and chairs for outdoor dining. Get the gas grill going out on the private, expansive back deck (which also has a table and chairs) and soak in the mountain views (or soak in the six-person hot tub while soaking in the views.)

• An expansive master suite with four-poster bed is also on the main level, set aside and extremely private. It has a walk-in closet, forest and some mountain views, and an en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks and jetted tub.


• Down a half-flight of stairs from the main level are two more bedrooms. “The Bunk Room” has two brand-new twin-over twin handmade log bunk beds with new mattresses. “The Gold Room” is our second master bedroom — newly furnished with a high-end queen-size bed/mattress, forest views, and lots of privacy.

• Two baths are also on this level (one full, one half) leaving plenty of room to spread out.

• Rounding out this level is 'The Barn Room' complete with a rustic barn door for privacy. The 'Barn Room' has a 50 inch HDTV and loads of family games, videos and toys. The Barn room features a full-size pull-out sofabed with a deluxe Tempurpedic memory-foam mattress. This room is loaded with a TV, books, videos, and board games.


• Down a further half flight of steps, the lower level is “the apartment” — its own self-contained living quarters, complete with its own outside entrance with everything you need for a great vacation — including privacy.

• “The Apartment” doubles as a game room for adults — complete with a wet bar, wine fridge, and kitchenette. It features an TV/DVD, pool table, dart board, and air hockey/Foosball table.

• A queen size Ethan Allen sofa bed with deluxe Tempurpedic memory foam mattress allows comfortable sleeping for an individual or couple.

• 'The Apartment' also has a full bath for completely self-contained living.


• Trokay Chalet has everything you need for a memorable vacation including DIRECTV, land-line phone and high-speed wireless internet, all included.

• All our guests may use our complimentary guest cards to take advantage of Tahoe Donner’s wealth of amenities many of which are available only to members and their guests. These include a private beach club at Donner Lake with passes that allow you and your family to relax lakeside, go paddleboating, canoeing, sailing, or swimming. You can also enjoy tennis and Tahoe Donner’s sparkling tennis facilities or golf at its renowned golf-course, take a dip in our community pool.

• For winter guests, you're also just two miles from Tahoe Donner's downhill and cross-country ski areas. The downhill ski area is in particular a great place for families and has some of the most affordable lift tickets in the Tahoe region. The cross-country ski area is one of the nation's finest, and recently hosted the U.S. National Championships.

And for summer and fall guests, don't miss the chance to hike or ride on Tahoe Donner’s 40 miles of private trails with breathtaking views of the Sierras. From a trailhead less than a mile up the road from the chalet you can access Tahoe Donner's extensive trail system, which connects you to the Donner Rim Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

We regret that we cannot accommodate pets (our family loves them but one family member has severe dog and cat allergies) or smoking at the chalet.

Unlike many 'by owner' rentals, we utilize an in-town professional service and maintenance company that is available to answer your calls and address any problems you may have, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. And in the unlikely event they can't assist you with a question, we are always available as well. You get the best of both worlds; personalized property management and design of your rental experience with an owner's touch-- along with in-town help and service for any unexpected issues that might arise.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeremy C. (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Jeremy C.

Jeremy and Anna live in Silicon Valley and have four young children-- three boys and a girl. Jeremy is a researcher at Stanford and Anna is a physician working in San Francisco. We both grew up on the East Coast but fell in love with the West Coast — and Truckee and the Tahoe region in particular.

Jeremy C. purchased this house in 2013

Why Jeremy C. chose Tahoe Donner

We had vacationed in Tahoe Donner for years and always loved the location, which we think is the best in the Tahoe area. We enjoy Tahoe Donner's great amenities and its setting in the historic town of Truckee (for our money the best place in the Tahoe area). As our kids grew older we wanted to have our own place to make family memories, teach them to ski, and enjoy the beautiful Sierras. We also wanted a place big enough to where the entire extended family could stay comfortably. And this place fits the bill. In addition to the beautiful natural setting there are tons of great shops and restaurants nearby (many of whom deliver to the home when we don't feel like cooking!) We can have our whole family + our parents and my aunt and uncle up to stay with a layout that gives everyone a chance to be together-- but have privacy when we need it.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this place at first sight. We saw this home the day it came on the market and put an offer on it that day. And a good thing too, since we had to beat out another family who did the same thing. It has a wonderful layout that combines great privacy with the ability to congregate. The mountain views from the family room, the deck, and the hot tub are great (and hard to capture on film!). It's got all of the vacation home toys you want (pool table, hot tub, foosball, air hockey) combined with easy winter access in a flat driveway. It's got a great location in Mid-Tahoe Donner — not down so low that you are dealing with lots of through traffic nor up so high that it takes you a long time to get to town. It's a 'Goldilocks' home. Just right.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jeremy and Anna,

Your house was perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your home with our group.
Jul 2013
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Family-Friendly Chalet with Privacy, Hot Tub, and Mountain Views-- Virtual Tour!
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had 0 problems and a great weekend while staying at this property for a few days in March. There was plenty of sound isolation that if part of the house wanted to sleep and others wanted to play pool or charades it was not a problem. I think everyone on our trip enjoyed the house and would stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Family friendly vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The Trokay cabin is great for families. It has many different areas to play and hang out in along with a large family room to relax in. Not having a tv in the family room is a nice touch too. Instead, enjoy the views that are breathtaking! If you choose to stay at this family cabin, I hope you enjoy the family time that comes with it naturally.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Clean,warm,and tidy house!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived the house in the Christmas Eve..That night was snowy heavily,we arrived there a little bit late. When we entered the house, we felt so comfortable inside, VERY warm and tidy. The beds are good and the entertainment room is also very interesting! Also host Jemery is so nice and he is very patient for answering my questions! Above all, it is a very good house in the Lake tahoe area! Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellent home. Great for the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid time in this home. We stayed at this home with a bunch of friends for Thanksgiving. The home was clean and Jeremy was very prompt in answering any queries we had. I would gladly go back to stay at this home again.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellent Tahoe Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I recently booked the house for a golf trip for a few friends and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience. The house was great, all we'd hoped for and more. It's actually much bigger than the pictures make it look. The host was always available to answer any questions we had and was very accomodating throughout the entire process. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Comfortable base for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This house has a nice homey feel without the excess of kitschy "mountain cabin" decor that one sometimes encounters. It was nice to have a hot tub, barbecue, and a washer and dryer available, and even a second fridge, in the garage. The beds were comfortable. The owner, Jeremy, and the local home management folks were very responsive--we were the first guests of this season and the hot tub wasn't working but the service to solve that was prompt and the repair guy even left us a bottle of wine in apology.

Do watch out for the step at the far end of the entry hall! Several of us tripped up or down it.

We spent a day at the rec center pool--it's a very nice facility, $8 per person with the guest pass. There are free tennis courts available in town, as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Lodge At Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Truckee Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. Interstate 80 (I-80)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Lodge At Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

From $299 Per night

Tahoe Donner House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 22 2015 - Apr 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
Apr 19 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housecleaning Charge $210 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes All holiday reservations are subject to a one night non-refundable charge if cancelled.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Tahoe Donner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2688 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , His and hers sinks, full walk-in closet, views
    2nd main bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , immediately adjacent to 2nd master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath on second level adjacent to bunk room
    'Apartment' Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath for self-contained downstairs 'apartment'
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Two log bunk-beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sofabed with memory foam matttress in downstairs 'apartment
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Our library has a rustic barn door and a full-size sofabed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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