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6BR, 4BA CUSTOM-BUILT 4,000+ SQFT LUXURY LODGE IN HEART OF TAHOE DONNER

Swede Dreams

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, swedish
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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6BR, 4BA CUSTOM-BUILT 4,000+ SQFT LUXURY LODGE IN HEART OF TAHOE DONNER

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Tahoe Donner Lodge Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 16

Completed in 2006, Swede Dreams is a custom designed luxury log home with rustic, Scandinavian charm and all the modern amenities needed for the perfect Tahoe vacation during any season. This beautiful 6 bedroom, 4 bath home, located in the exclusive Tahoe Donner association of North Lake Tahoe, rests on 1/2 acre of flat, wooded space and is perfect for families with children, large gatherings or family reunions. Swede Dreams provides immediate access to the scenic Nature Loop trail and backs up to a preserved wetland area that houses a family of active beavers and countless bird species. A private natural spring on the property bubbles up into a small pool before babbling into beautiful Trout Creek.

We bought Swede Dreams in November 2013 and have gone about a meaningful update of the property since then. All kitchen appliances were upgraded, new kitchen counters were installed, and all new furniture (including beds and bedding) was purchased. We also put a large hot tub on the back deck overlooking the preserved wetlands. For those who need to be in touch even during vacation time, we installed high speed WiFi (50Mbps) and a roof-based cell phone booster which now provides solid reception. We have DirecTV connected to four flat screen TVs (three bedrooms plus the Great Room) and have a full collection of DVDs on site in addition to the option of Netflix.

The house was designed with both entertaining and children in mind. The 4,000 square feet of living space is spread over the main floor and an upper floor whose separate sleeping areas are connected by a dramatic elevated catwalk overlooking the Great Room. Five bedrooms and three full baths are located on the upper level and create three distinct living spaces. The south end of the upper level holds a master bedroom with its own fireplace and another room immediately adjacent. On the north end, there is a second master with a neighboring bunked bedroom, both of which open into a common bonus room alcove designed to hold and entertain kids in a separate living space during early mornings or after hours when adults might gather downstairs. The upper level also has a bedroom on the west end with its own deck and bathroom, 50' flat screen TV and a delightful reading loft outside its door. On the main level is a final bedroom with its own bathroom—great for those who may have trouble getting up or down stairs. Older guests will appreciate that the front entrance, garage and entire main floor can be accessed with no more than one step up or down.

Since a good night's sleep after a long day on the slopes or hiking trails can separate a great vacation from a painful memory, we take sleeping quite seriously. Swede Dreams very comfortably sleeps 16 people in beds. Because we have never met someone who enjoyed sleeping on a pull-out sofa, all our beds are ‘real’. Our Master Bedrooms are outfitted with the same King sized beds used at the Ritz Hotel in SF (we called and asked them because we loved their beds), and all our queen beds are of similar quality. All beds have been outfitted with luxury linens and duvets.

With 9 separate zones of in-floor, radiant heat throughout the house, our guests should be able to find and maintain the perfect temperature without the noise, dryness and constant disruption that come from forced air heating. Our driveway is also heated hydronically, so nobody will need to worry about slipping when arriving at night or leaving for the slopes early morning. Perhaps more importantly, after a big dump, nobody will need to shovel his or her way out before heading up!

For the cautious traveler, Swede Dreams is equipped with a centrally monitored alarm system whose access code can be set remotely by the owner and customized for a given visitor.

Upper Level Sleeping:

Bedroom 1: (Master Suite) California King bed, en-suite bath with Jacuzzi tub, en-suite gas fireplace, TV, walk-in closet

Bedroom 2: Twin bed over Queen (bunked)

Bedroom 3: (Master 2) California King bed

Bedroom 4: Twin bed, Twin bunk (3 beds total)

Bonus room: Twin trundle beds (2 beds total), 42'' flat screen TV

Bedroom 5: Queen bed, 50'' flat screen TV, en-suite bath with Jacuzzi tub

Main Level Sleeping:

Bedroom 6: Queen bed with adjacent bath

Enormous vaulted ceiling Great Room with 30’+ tall, east-facing windows to capture gorgeous sunrises. Large leather sofa with wood burning stove, 60'' Flat Screen TV , Netflix, DVD player, SONOS. This room opens up to the back deck overlooking a beautifully wooded and flat back yard, the Nature Loop trail and extensive preserved wetlands. Loads of DVDs, games and puzzles for all ages.

Quiet and welcoming Family Room sits on main floor opposite the great room and offers its own wood burning fireplace, leather sofa and reclining lounge chair. The corner of the Family Room holds a sun-drenched card table ideal for games or drawing.

The dining table fits 10 people with seating for 3 more at the kitchen bar

Outside deck with hot tub, seating area for 8+ and BBQ in summer

We are 40 minutes away from the airport and gambling of Reno, Nevada. We are 25 minutes from Lake Tahoe.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Swede Dreams (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, swedish

About Swede Dreams

We both grew up skiing and hiking with our families and bought a place in Tahoe which we hope will let us pass along to our own kids the appreciation and love for outdoors that our parents shared with us. Karin grew up in San Diego and would visit their family's ski house in Incline Village regularly growing up. Darius grew up in Telluride, CO and was a competitive freestyle skier until graduating from high school. We met during our years at Stanford and are now happy to live in the Bay Area (Noe Valley) along with our two daughters.

Karin's parents were both born and raised in Sweden and we still make regular visits to the Leksand region. Many of the items adorning Swede Dreams are original Swedish works that have been in the family for years.

Swede Dreams purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Swede Dreams chose Tahoe Donner

We both had our first visits to Tahoe in the mid-1980's and since then have had the chance to stay at homes in many different towns and communities around the Tahoe region. We shared ski leases with friends in Squaw, Dollar Point, Northstar, Tahoe City...and finally in Tahoe Donner ('TD'). Once we discovered TD, we never considered renting a house anywhere else.

Over the course of many years and various ski leases in different parts of TD, we came to appreciate the value of being in 'lower' TD with its lighter winds and snow loads (meaning the snowbanks usually maxed out at 10 feet instead of 20 feet during mid-winter). We also liked being closer to the entrance/exit on Northwoods and wanted to find a relatively flat lot on a quiet street...ideally close to a trail and preserved open space and not far from the Trout Creek Rec Center. Truly too much to ask, we thought...until we found our dream home.

We had searched patiently for perhaps a year when we came across Swede Dreams. Once we saw it in August 2013, we knew it represented everything we were looking for in our Tahoe dream home and decided to take the leap. It's been an incredible journey outfitting and caring for a large, custom-built log home...but we already consider it part of the family and something our kids (and friends, guests and family) will cherish for decades to come. We love the idea of sharing this amazing place with others who appreciate the outdoors and want to create special memories with their own kids or families.

What makes this lodge unique

When we found Swede Dreams, we thought it was the perfect house in the perfect location. When we first walked inside, we were struck by the scale of the construction and thoughtfulness of its layout. The house seems large enough to gracefully accommodate many people without feeling so large that anyone can get lost or secluded in far-off rooms. And with different rooms set away from each other, it's easy to have Frozen playing in one room while parents enjoy a quiet fireside conversation in another, or sit in the back deck hot tub while being able to keep an eye on kids inside.

We also love the ease with which we can head with our kids down the stairs from our back porch and immediately be in the thick of nature...both in our back yard (with its natural spring) and on the Nature Loop Trail which winds down to a beaver pond about 100 yards to the south.

We were lucky enough to find and purchase Swede Dreams in 2013 and hope to share this amazing property with many others in the years to come!

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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6BR, 4BA Custom-Built 4,000+ SqFt Luxury Lodge in Heart of Tahoe Donner
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6BR, 4BA Custom-Built 4,000+ SqFt Luxury Lodge in Heart of Tahoe Donner
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5

Overall amazing rental experience

  • 5 of 5
Swede Dreams were amazing throughout the entire rental process. They were very flexible about payment options for both the deposit, the balance and the return of the deposit. They were incredibly prompt when responding to our numerous questions, and were incredibly insightful with respect to the Truckee area. And on top of that, and not to be overshadowed, the lodge was impeccably maintained and had everything our guests could ask for. Overall the planning and the stay were incredible and I highly recommend going through Swede Dreams if you're looking for a place to stay in Truckee.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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6BR, 4BA Custom-Built 4,000+ SqFt Luxury Lodge in Heart of Tahoe Donner
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Tahoe Donner Lake Tahoe North Shore
Ogden, Utah
5

Fantastic Cabin in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5
We had the opportunity to recently rent this property for my father's 80th birthday in August. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful as we were planning our visit. The cabin is very well maintained and well equipped - had everything that we needed or could think of. Due to the large square footage and layout, it was great because there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. It has a beautiful deck and hot tub. We loved the nature trail out in back - an excellent walking or running path in a beautiful setting.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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6BR, 4BA Custom-Built 4,000+ SqFt Luxury Lodge in Heart of Tahoe Donner
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Tahoe Donner Lake Tahoe North Shore
Scottsdale, AZ
5

As grand as the pictures

  • 5 of 5
Loved this "luxury lodge" in the woods, perfect for our wedding party of 13. This fantastic home is beautifully decorated, great layout for privacy, very clean and loaded with all the supplies you need. The kitchen has everything you need to cook great meals. The owners were great and responsive to every question we had. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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6BR, 4BA Custom-Built 4,000+ SqFt Luxury Lodge in Heart of Tahoe Donner
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+1 -(530) 388-5701
Tahoe Donner Lake Tahoe North Shore
San Francisco
5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this house! It is perfect for a family vacation. The house is absolutely stunning, peaceful, welcoming, clean, and equipped with everything that you might need. Very nice jacuzzis. Wifi worked seamlessly throughout the whole house. The owners could also not be more helpful! It was really the best vacation we've had in a long time. Truly an amazing experience!

Thank you so much for a lovely stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
6BR, 4BA Custom-Built 4,000+ SqFt Luxury Lodge in Heart of Tahoe Donner
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+1 -(530) 388-5701
Tahoe Donner Lake Tahoe North Shore
San Francisco
5

Swede Dreams - Luxury Accommodations - Perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Swede Dreams is the perfect location for rest and relaxation. If you are hoping to get away from the daily grind, and luxury accommodations are a requirement, then this property fits the bill. We spent three nights at Swede Dreams Lodge, and our only regret is that we didn’t book the property for a full week.

The house is amazing, with perfect room layout and all the essentials to make you feel at home. Multiple families can share the space, while feeling like they have plenty of privacy. In fact, if two families are sharing the bedrooms upstairs, the space is configured so that each family has its own ‘wing’ of the property. And, having one bedroom on the main floor is ideal for a grandparent who might not be keen on climbing stairs.

The kitchen and dining room are ideally outfitted. You can cook to your hearts delight and have plenty of space for everyone to gather for a group meal. Cooking is a joy in the kitchen, and high end appliances show the attention to detail the owners have put into the place. Plus, you forget you are washing dishes when your gazing out at the amazing view from the kitchen window.

Every window in the place has a great view. Whether you are unwinding with a good book in a corner nook, dining at the beautiful wood table in the dining room, or soaking in the master bedroom jetted tub, all have awesome views of the wilderness.

Can’t say enough about the outdoor space. The nature loop is literally a stones throw away, and we hiked two to three times a day. The path has plenty of signage with educational information and offers interactive activities for families with young kids. Plus, there’s lots of small creeks and a beaver dam within five minutes of the house. If you decide you want to swim or hit a local park, the owners have memberships at the local Recreation Centers. Literally too much to do for such a short stay!

Evenings at the house are awesome. There’s plenty of toys for the kids, and parents will love the great room, with big screen television. In fact, we were there during the World Cup, and much of one day was spent cheering for Switzerland as we watched the game on the HUGE television. To unwind...hit the enormous hot tub at night and star gaze from the massive deck.

We loved this property. Our favorite VRBO rental to date. We hope to return in the winter to hit the nature loop for some snow shoeing. Will be a true winter wonderland destination!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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6BR, 4BA Custom-Built 4,000+ SqFt Luxury Lodge in Heart of Tahoe Donner
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+1 -(530) 388-5701
Tahoe Donner Lake Tahoe North Shore
San Francisco, CA
5

Great summer location!

  • 5 of 5
We are just back from a fantastic multi-family long weekend at Swede Dreams, and couldn't have been happier with the house. We have rented a lot of houses over the years, and this one was definitely the most comfortable and best stocked. The owners were super helpful with all details (having the floor plan posted was a huge help in figuring out sleeping arrangements for multiple families). Everything is labeled so easy to find. The beds are super comfortable. We really felt more like family guests than renters. The location is great for kids as there's easy access to the meadow/woods out back, it's relatively flat and you can pop right on the nature trail and walk to either rec center in <10 minutes. We hope to be back again soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northwoods Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Truckee
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza on the Hill
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner is one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations, with nearly 6,500 properties spread over 7,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Tahoe Donner is an eclectic community with a passion for outdoor recreation and a celebration of the Tahoe lifestyle.

Located 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California, Tahoe Donner operates a wide variety of recreational facilities during all four seasons. During the winter, Tahoe Donner operates its own ski hill, cross country ski area and kids' snow play areas. Countless trails are also open for exploration during the winter. During summer, Tahoe Donner gives its guests access to a wide variety of activities including golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, biking and swimming (with access to multiple pools as well as a private club at nearby Donner Lake).

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $850 Per night

Tahoe Donner Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Standard
Sep 8 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$850
$5,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,050
$5,500
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 18 2014 - Dec 27 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,400
$9,000
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,950
$11,500
 
 
Winter Standard
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,000
 
 
Presidents/Ski Week
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,850
$10,500
 
 
Winter Standard
Feb 23 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,000
 
 
Summer Standard
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
$7,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 11.5%
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Amenities

Amenities

Tahoe Donner Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4032 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Upper level bathroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath in second master bed/bonus room
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level bathroom
  • 4 full baths in house with 3 on upper level and 1 on main level. 2 baths in upper level have jacuzzi jets.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Secondary master on north end of house
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin over queen bunk near Master
    Bonus Room - 2 twin/ single , Trundle beds outside second Master
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Only bedroom on main level; west side of house
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom on west side of upper level, private bath
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin bunk plus twin single near second Master
  • 6 total bedrooms with 5 on upper level and one on main level. Extra alcove bonus room outside second master has 2 twin trundle beds acts as great kid overflow space since it functions as a separate and distinct family space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Swede Dreams is a very special place for our family which we hope to share with others who want to create life-long memories with their own friends and family. We rent our house out only a few times each year because we want to make sure our renters will treat it with the same care and respect that we do as owners. We look forward to hearing from you and to possibly sharing this very special home with you and your friends or family.

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