About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)
This is a new craftsman Tahoe style house on a sunny cul-de-sac lot on the water! When they raise the lake level for the summer Donner lake extends up the creek past our property allowing kayaks and small boats to access the creek. The house is over 3,000 square feet and is perfect for large family gatherings or getting together with friends. It sleeps 14+ people in beds and futons and has 3 1/2 BATHROOMS (that's important)!!! Bring three families and share the expenses.
For downhill skiers, the house is two miles from Sugar Bowl or Donner Ski Ranch and four miles from Boreal. Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows are about 20 minutes away. Soda Springs Mountain Resort is 4 miles away and designed for young kids and families. Royal Gorge, the LARGEST cross country ski resort in North America, is four miles away. In the late spring, summer, and fall, there is boating, hiking, fishing, and lots of biking -- something for everyone. Donner Lake is a short paddle down the creek in one of the FOUR KAYAKS (two doubles and two singles) provided.
The first floor is very rustic and warm with vaulted, open beam trussed ceilings, wood floors and lots of windows with views of the creek. It has a 'great room' style living room with a granite fireplace, a large screen cable TV with surround sound, a Play station 3 with Blueray DVD. The dining area has a table for 10, and fully furnished kitchen with granite bar and TWO refrigerators for those large groups; a master bedroom has a king-size bed, fireplace, TV, Jacuzzi and master bathroom; a den with a queen size futon, and computer desk and printer, WIFI, a mud / laundry room with stainless steel fish cleaning sink, (laundry soap and fabric sheets are provided); and a half bath. Hydronic heat in the floor keeps the house cozy warm.
The second floor overlooks the great room. It has two large bedroom suites with their own bathrooms. The creek view room has a king and queen bed. The mountain view room has a queen bed, and TV. The second floor has a balcony, a recliner and its own stairway exit.
The third floor is a huge loft with clear story windows and views of Donner Peak. Two double bed futons and lots of room for blow up beds provided. Playstation 3.
LINENS ARE INCLUDED for all beds and futons.
We have a sunny front yard and a shady back patio with a gas bar-b-que and two tables and chairs for 12, The double car garage has SLEDS as well as places to store your gear. The house is on a road that is plowed well and often. There is off street parking for five vehicles. A snow service keeps the driveway clear of snow. An emergency generator comes on if power is lost and keeps the heat, hot water, and critical lighting on till power is restored. You may have cold neighbors visiting, for hot coffee, and chocolate.
We love our house and look forward to our own family gatherings. We really enjoy sharing it with other families and absolutely love hearing about their visits. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Keywords: DONNER LAKE,LODGE,CABIN, CREEK,SKI LEASE,ski,kayak, tahoe,lake
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- May 15, 2018
About Rick Harper
I am an architect and always wanted to design our dream home on the water for our families to vacation together comfortably. The home has 3 master bedroom / baths.
Rick Harper purchased this House in 2008
Why Rick Harper chose Truckee
we have vacationed on Donner Lake for years and have designed our dream home on the creek and sunny level site in a new Donner Lake Woods custom home area.
What makes this House unique
We enjoy barbequing on the back patio overlooking the creek while our grandchildren kayak, fish and play there.
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Another fantastic family Truckee vacation!
This was our 3rd stay in the Harper’s lovely Truckee home. The location is perfect; quiet & peaceful but close to everything you could want in the area. Our family enjoyed sledding two blocks away, visiting down town Truckee & our trip to Northstar. The home is well equipped with all the amenities you could need - the Harpers even provide countless toys for visiting children. We always feel lucky to have the opportunity to share this treasuresd family home. Thanks again to the Harper family!
Outstanding location and amenities
Beautiful, well maintained custom home on a quiet cul de sac. We were four families: 2 grandparents and three daughters with their husbands and children (6 total, ages 2 to 10). The spacious house accommodated us all comfortably with the large master with its own bathroom on the main level, 2 bedrooms on the second floor with their own bathrooms and a huge loft on the third floor. That family shared one of the bathrooms on the second floor. We brought two portacribs for two 2yr olds and the other 4 young children shared beds with their parents or siblings. Most are too young for bunk beds because they roll off. The den is connected to the master with a door but can be closed off from the great room and has a comfortable queen futon mattress, but we didn't need it. There is a half bath on the main floor as well as a laundry room. The home has a unique setting directly on a river that leads to the lake and we saw three huge fish in it. We have stayed as a family at many large vacation homes but this home is clearly special. Now everyone wants to come back for a summer stay and again for the winter!
Beautiful property and home close to the lake and hiking.
Our Spirit Sisters Women’s group spent 4 nights here. The fall weather was glorious as we took advantage of the outdoors and the rich fall colors. The home is so comfortable for a big group or family. We loved the great room with the delightful decorations on the walls and comfortable space for us to gather together.
We had our annual softball team get together. The house was beautiful, the views were great, and we liked that there were enough queen and king sized beds to accommodate all couples. Richard was very helpful and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Wonderful stay at Donner!
Had a wonderful time at your house at Donner. There were only 3 couples which worked perfectly so that we all had an en suite bathroom. At our ages (average 70), it was great to have that access.
The weather was perfect and the access to Summit Creek wonderful--2 kayakers and 3 inner tubers. We loved how easy it was to take a walk, go fishing, get to hiking trails. Would definitely recommend it and try to return next summer. Thanks, Marvis Forst
Beautiful home on creek! We enjoyed kayaking to the lake and watching all the birds.
This home is beautiful and is situated nicely on a creek that feeds to Donner lake. The geese, blue jays and other birds love the home as much as we did and we got a kick out of watching them. The home has everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself. There was plenty of room for the seven of us and having two refrigerators was a blessing we didn't realize we'd want or need. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we plan on staying again next year.
Lake level extends to property in summer for launching the 4 kayaks from the back yard.