|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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
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
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.
We enjoy barbequing on the back patio overlooking the creek while our grandchildren kayak, fish and play there.
Arrived to a few problems but they were so rapidly handled by Rick that I wouldn't even characterize them further except to day he did a good job of taking care of things. There was enough room for us all to have privacy. There was a wonderful, large kitchen, an outdoor grill and ample eating space and gathering space. Everyone enjoyed the weekend. The only negative that made me give it 4 instead of 5 stars was the epidemic of yellow jackets in the whole area, not just at the house. With 2 of us allergic and 2 babies in tow it was a worry. I assume winter visitors would not have this worry. Would come back again.
Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful cabin. We brought our adult children & friends up for a week of fun in the water and were thrilled to be able to use the kayaks so we could all go out on the lake together - which we did EVERY day. We brought our own paddleboards and kayak which were easy to launch off the empty lot as the water in the creek was going down at this time of year. The cabin is really gorgeous - loved the Master suite w/tub and the kitchen was so much fun to cook in - had everything we needed - and we especially appreciated the birdhouses & artwork displayed around the home. We played games at the large table, hiked through abandoned Train Tunnel #6 at Donner Pass and up above Glacier Way trail for an awesome view of Donner Lake. The setting is really pretty and mostly private, with room for everyone in the main room. This home is great for families with kids as the upstairs baths are in the 2 bedrooms. The owner is very responsive & helpful when we had a question - Would LOVE to come back!!
Great house for family vacation. We spent a week and had a great time. The house is beautiful and well supplied. Owner was very attentive to email communication. Would consider renting again in the summer.
We had a wonderful time in a beautiful & comfortable home, in a lovely area. I brought my adult children & two young grand sons to enjoy the snow, as my husband had wanted us all to do. We played, we healed & we spent time together. Our only recommendations would be to know that the house is incredibly close to a neighborhood sled hill (we had so much fun!) and the crib pictured is not in the home. There is an agency in town where we were able to order & receive the needed crib within 90 minutes though, so problem easily solved. We're excited to return next year!
This house was perfect. Plenty of room for everyone, including the kids. The house was clean and bright with views of the mountains and the creek in the backyard. Very close to Donner Lake and Sugarbowl. Truckee was also a short drive away. Winter stay was perfect. We hope to come during the summer season to use the kayaks!
A great house for a big group. The kids loved all the space, loft, toys and sleds. The adults really liked being so close to Sugar Bowl. The neighboring houses are close by but it has a pretty spot on the creek. You can tell that it is a well loved vacation home. The owner is great to work with. Very accommodating and prompt communications.
Lake level extends to property in summer for launching the 4 kayaks from the back yard.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Cleaning & bedding||$200 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|