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Forest Scene for 14 - Gorgeous Mountain Lodge


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Speaks: english, A little French and daughter speaks fluent Spanish
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Forest Scene for 14 - Gorgeous Mountain Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Tahoe Donner Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14))

Our luxurious and beautiful Tahoe Donner mountain home is fully furnished and decorated with a mountain motif. The house has four spacious bedrooms, (two master suites and three King beds!) and three and a half baths; it comfortably sleeps up to 14 people and works beautifully with two or three families. In addition to the three king bedrooms, there is a bunk room with four bunks (two twins and two doubles), a very nice bunk bed in the family room (with two twins), a pull out double futon and a single fold out mattress pad for smaller children who may want to sleep with their siblings or parents. We have recently made a number of upgrades; please read on!

Our 2,800 square foot, non-smoking home features a majestic Great Room upstairs with a beautiful stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, leather sofas, and hardwood floors. The fully-equipped kitchen has granite countertops, bar seating, stainless steel appliances, and a large mahogany dining table that is expandable. The Great Room leads out to a sunny full-length deck facing virgin forest greenbelt and a picturesque mountain creek. The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking for large groups and features a Cuisinart, large Crock Pot, restaurant grade waffle maker, and rice cooker (essential in high altitudes) as well as a plethora of large pots, skillets, roasting pans, cookie sheets (what's better than making cookies on a windy, cold day?!) and numerous other amenities. The dining room table seats 14 and there is also seating at the high kitchen counter for four if you want to feed the younger kids early and separately.

The upstairs master suite with a new luxurious King bed has a private marble bathroom with an oversized jetted tub, separate marble shower, and double vanities. The downstairs master bedroom features a comfy King-size bed, a marble tiled private bathroom with double vanities, and a private door out to the lower deck with the hot tub.

The third bedroom is a lovely private room, also appointed with a cozy and comfortable King bed with leather chair, ottoman and reading lamp and has the third full bathroom next door.

The fourth bedroom is a spacious and charming bunkroom with double bunk beds on the bottom and twins on the top. All of our beds are very comfortable and have fluffy down pillows and comforters as well as the option for non-down (for those who are allergic) - we have even provided optional bedboards for those who like to regulate the firmness of their sleeping accomodations!

We have plenty of overflow capacity for your additional weekend guests! We have recently added another set of twin bunk beds to our family room downstairs, and we have a pull out double futon and single foldout mattress for kids on the floor who might like to sleep in the same room as their parents. There is also an automatic 'blow up' queen Aerobed that can be used in the downstairs family room. Additionally, there is plenty of storage space with spacious closets and dressers if you come for a week. The full scale laundry room is located downstairs as well.

You not only can enjoy the forest scenery, but can cuddle up to either of the two river rock fireplaces. The Great Room has a NEW BIG SCREEN HDTV and the Family Room is a roomy second location for the group to play games, watch television, play Ping Pong on our full size table, or enjoy a cocktail at the wet bar. The downstairs refrigerator is just right for that late night snack or drink. You can even sneak out onto the back deck and step into the hot tub. For those who need to be in touch with the office, we offer free high-speed DSL access and WiFi.

Our house is the perfect location for skiing, with Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Northstar, and Alpine Meadows all within 15-20 minutes. When there's lots of snow, we have a great sledding run right next door. The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center with its gorgeous and extensive trail system and the Tahoe Donner Ski Area are only five minutes away.

Additionally, WE HAVE A LEVEL DRIVEWAY AND ARE LOCATED ON A WELL PLOWED ROAD, something to take into consideration during the big blizzards! There's room for 6 cars in the garage and driveway combined. The house also gets plenty of sun during the winter, which makes it a cheerful and relaxing retreat if you need a break from the outdoors.

If you are the outdoors type, right out our back door there is a hiking trail leading to miles of forest and to Alder Creek. Fly fishing is located nearby, and there are plenty of mountain biking trails. Additionally, you have access to the wonderful amenities of Tahoe Donner - WE PAY THE ADDITIONAL RECREATION FEE TO TAHOE DONNER SO THAT OUR GUESTS MAY ENJOY ALL THE AMENITIES FOR REASONABLE DAILY FEES. (PLEASE visit to see pictures of the area and all the amenities.)

The private Marina and Beach Club at Donner Lake, the exclusive Trout Creek Recreation Center with fitness center, weight room, exercise classes, massages, and two swimming pools (THE FITNESS CENTER, SLEDDING HILL AND ONE POOL AS WELL AS SAUNA AND OUTDOOR HOT TUB ALL STAY OPEN IN THE WINTER!), the Northwoods outdoor tennis center with pool and Northwoods Grill, the newly upgraded Tahoe Donner Golf Course (in beautiful shape the summer of 2014), and private Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center that offers lessons and rides with over 40 horses - at guest fee rates -- make Tahoe Donner a veritable paradise for families and active adults.

We work hard to keep our house in tip top shape and convenient for our guests. The house is fully stocked with fine bedding and towels, good quality cookware and knives for cooking, and plenty of supplies. We have emergency supplies in case of power outages, extra light bulbs, batteries, lanterns, flashlights and candles -- and our pipes have heat tape to prevent frozen pipes in case of especially cold weather. We also provide snow melt and shovels as well as an ice pick in case of blizzards.

We completely restained the outside of the house and repainted the entire interior in the last few months. Last year, we retrofitted the hot tub, which seats eight. In addition to replacing two TV's (one with a 55' HDTV in the upstairs great room) this year, we are replacing the blinds upstairs and vertical blinds throughout the house with lovely new wooden blinds and more opaque vertical blinds for better sleeping. The hot tub is cleaned weekly so you never need worry about who was visiting before you! And we have a house manager, cleaning company, and hot tub maintenance company who are attentive to detail and available by phone to help in case of any issues in case you can't reach us right away.

Our mountain home has something for everyone - please come visit!

See the 'Click Here, Go to Owner's Website' link in the Photos section of this listing (below) to be connected to our proprietary website with additional information and photos.

Keywords: New Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cornelia (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, A little French and daughter speaks fluent Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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About Cornelia

We are a happy family that loves the outdoors; we have five active children, so we know from personal experience that the house works well for families and kids!

Cornelia purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Cornelia chose Tahoe Donner

We love Tahoe and we love all the amenities that Tahoe Donner offers. We also love the location! Much closer to the Bay Area and Reno Airport to cut down on the travel time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! You have a beautiful home - very accomodating for our three families. We enjoyed the hot tub and building snow forts out back. Thank you.
Mar 2008
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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Forest Scene for 14 - Gorgeous Mountain Lodge
average rating of 4.5 based on 23 reviews
Castro Valley

Better than expectations - great place!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in quite a few rentals in the Truckee area and most of the time units meet your expectations based on the pictures, description, and upkeep. Sometimes there are some disappointments. It is a nice bonus to have a place exceed expectations in almost every way. This unit lives larger than the descriptions - the rooms are huge and there truly is two mater suites - the one downstairs is actually very nice. The bunk bed rooms had double beds for XL kids :) The kitchen was well appointed, quality furnishings throughout, the hot tub was very relaxing, the owners were very responsive to make sure all was setup well, new large screen TV - they don't go cheap here, what more can you say.

The place worked very well for our two families and made for one of the most memorable christmas's we have had.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, We loved having you as our guests and look forward to your return! Thanks so much for the review and delighted you enjoyed a great family vacation. Best, Cornelia
Roseville, CA

A Wonderful Family Vacation Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd time we have rented this beautiful vacation home for our family reunion. Every thing was there for our enjoyment and again this time we thoroughly enjoyed this well-appointed and comfortable 'home away from home'. The owners obviously takes pride in this cabin-home and keep it maintained and decorated so that you feel you are an invited guest in their home. All arrangements were easily coordinated with the friendly owner who really makes sure she has done everything possible to make your stay a pleasant experience that you will fondly remember as one of the best vacations ever! We look forward to coming back in the years ahead.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, David. We love having you as our guests and hope to see you again!
Santa Monica, CA

Wonderful Old Friends Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Cornelia, we and our friends had a thoroughly enjoyable four day reunion in your lovely cabin. We had not seen one another for several years, and it was great to have a place all our own to talk about old times and catch up with one another. Your cabin is spacious and comfortable. It had all the amenities we would want, and was located very convenient to major roads, hiking trails, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco

Amazing Hospitality! Cornelia is great!

  • 5 of 5

Hello, I stayed at this property for a weekend for a retreat for our young professionals group (14 of us). The cabin was extremely well taken care of and was more than enough space for us. Cornelia, the owner, also went out of her way to make sure that we can access to everything we needed (hot tub, hot water, kitchen appliances, trash, etc) and ensured that our stay was perfect.

The cabin has a fantastic nature feel and I would recommend it to families, adults, and anyone who is looking for a beautiful getaway.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great weekend getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property in early January of this year. By we, I mean 16 of us. There is plenty of room and we were in no way cramped. The place was very clean and well maintained.

There is a sled park just down the road that the kids loved. It's easy to find and relatively cheap. The owner let us use passes that were helpful.

Easy access to ski resorts in the area. A few minutes drive from everywhere. Loved the place, location and amenities.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Danville, CA

6 Adults and 5 children

  • 5 of 5

Cornelia, Our family had a great long weekend, and I want you to know how much we enjoyed our stay. Your house is so nicely decorated, while still comfortable for families with small children. The abundance of toys - particularly the extensive collection of knights, who held court in the wooden firehouse - was WONDERFUL for the kids. The hill and open space behind the house provided sliding and snow play without needing to drive...perfect for us! Both my daughter and I went to school in Europe; we loved the "Tyrolean" green and white patterned curtains and pillow in the upstairs master bedroom. All-in-all a very attractive and comfortable home. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Tahoe Donner GC - great course!!
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
80 and 89
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Donner Lake. Tahoe Donner Marina or State Park Bch
Car: recommended

Tahoe Donner has its own ski mountain and the second largest cross country ski center in Northern California. Other amenities include Championship Golf, year-round outdoor pool and hot tub, exercise club, 12 court tennis center, and Marina and Beach club on Donner Lake


Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Tahoe Donner Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2015 - Sep 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2015 - Dec 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 12/19-12/26
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years ( or 12/27-1/3/16)
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 2 2016
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Full payment is required 60 days prior to check in. If a reservation is made before that time, we will split the payment schedule into two payments with the second due 60 days ahead of time. There is also a cleaning fee of $250 and 10% tax is charged on that, by law, as well.
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Tahoe Donner Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (3) Three bedrooms with king beds, perfect for three families with children, Double Beds (2) The lower bunks of the bunk beds, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Two are futons that fold out and one is a queen Aerobed that automatically blows up., Bunk Beds (2) Lower bunks are doubles, upper bunks are twins. Total of two twins and two doubles in the bunk room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Outdoor Hot Tub, Two Gas Fireplaces, 2 Master Suites with King Beds + a third King Bedroom and Bunk Room, 3, 5 Bathrooms, Full-length scenic decks upstairs and downstairs, Fully Equipped Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops and Bar Seating, Hard Wood Floors, Bonus Family Room, Phones, TVs in 3 bedrooms as well as both family rooms, High-Speed DSL Internet Access, VCR/DVD Player, 2 Refrigerators, Bath and Bed Linens, Washer and Dryer and laundry room, Multi-car Garage, BBQ, Fooz Ball Table, Quiet, Beautiful forest outlook, Access to Tahoe Donner Homeowners amenities with house guest passes (3 swimming pools, beautiful mountain golf course, tennis courts, marina and lake access, equestrian center, fitness and recreation center and children's camps and playground), 35 minutes to Reno and casinos

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