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Sandra Kraus, Owner

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

Juniper Log home, 6000+ sqft, Hot Tub, on 80 acres, Kid Friendly, Best Value!!!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Lake Tahoe North Shore Lodge Rental Photos and Description

3 Level Luxury Log home - 6000+ sqft, 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms + Basement

Luxury rustic Log Home located on 80 acres of secluded woods, away from it all. Perfect for a retreat for a family or group. Close to downtown Truckee and activities and about 30 minute drive to Reno/Casinos.

Plenty of room, 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, and a finished basement with pool table, TV, Wii, and card table and separate livingroom.

Go for a walk/hike on our property, bike along the back roads, or just enjoy the mountain view from the large deck. For a perfect evening, roast marshmallows and smores around the large gas fire pit for a perfect dessert! Kids can have fun and be entertained in our outdoor playground.

Juniper Lodge provides breathtaking views of the sierra mountains and skies, making it a perfect place to get away.

Bedroom 1 - 1 King Bed with bathroom (sleeps 2)

Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen Bed with bathroom (sleeps 2)

Bedroom 3 - 1 Twin Bunk Bed, shared bathroom (sleeps 2)

Bedroom 4 - 2 Twin Bunk Bed, shared bathroom (sleeps 4)

Bedroom 5 - West Wing ,1 King Bed and 1 twin trundle, with bathroom (sleeps 3)

Bedroom 6 - West Wing, 2 Queen Beds and 1 twin trundle, with bathroom (sleeps 4

Office 2nd floor - Dedicated Office w/ printer and space to work from home.

- You must be 32 and over to rent our home (id required)!

- Pets allowed for an additional fee

- No large events are allowed on our property.

- Roads do get plowed with the main road, we use the same service as our HOA.

- 4 x 4 or chains are recommended for winter renters.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandra Kraus, Owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

About Sandra Kraus, Owner

We wanted to purchase a special place here in Truckee for our family and then we found Juniper Lodge! Juniper Lodge is nestled on 80 acres and was in need of lots of TLC! Juniper Lodge, is an authentic log home built in the 80's and has been extensively updated with many modern upgrades. Our family spends Christmas here every year and it is a very special and magical place! Many guest that have stayed in our home, say the pictures do not do the place justice! Give Juniper Lodge a try, you won't regret it!

Sandra Kraus, Owner purchased this lodge in 7

What makes this lodge unique

A place for everyone to enjoy!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Juniper Log home, 6000+ sqft, Hot Tub, on 80 acres, Kid Friendly, Best Value!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Luxurious Mountain Private Estate - so lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Juniper Lodge is the most beautiful cabin I've ever stayed in, especially for being a rental property! Perfect for a large group, separate wings for private sleeping space and a perfect central room and kitchen for group dinners and cooking.

We were in awe of the well-stocked kitchen, incredible numerous bathrooms, cleanliness, location (super private but only 10 min from Truckee), the property was stunning - so much land! Would love to come back in summer, but we had the most lovely snow-filled winter wonderland weekend here. Highly recommend, quite the treat.

Sandra is also great with communication and updates, a solid homeowner to work with for your trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Juniper is Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

What a great time! The property is terrific; PLENTY of room, fires in the fireplace, hot-tubbing, billiards, and a dinner table that fit everyone and more! Sandra was awesome throughout the whole process. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Excellant Rental Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend and felt it was a fantastic experience. The kitchen is fully stocked with spices, staples, & condiments-no need to purchase basic ingredients. Very spacious for groups of 10-15 and the property instructions are well thought out.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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AMAZING house and property!

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of co-workers and our families. The house is amazing with top notch amenities; the kitchen had everything we needed and all the guests mainly congregated around the island during our stay. We enjoyed a nice hike in the gorgeous outdoors and also were able to spread out in the house for different activities (pool table, smores at the fire pit, and hot tub). Sandra, the owner was amazing to work with but we didn't have to call her at all because her emailed instructions were very clear and concise.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Best cabin ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had the whole family with us, 12 adults and 3 toddlers, and we all had a great time at the Juniper Lodge. The play structure was great for the two year olds and the play room was a godsend! They loved playing with the toys and games. They even had rockin sockin robots!

The kitchen was fantastic with all the supplies you need. We had some great meals and there was plenty of room around the dinning room table for all of us.

The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable. You might want to bring fans during the summer as the upstairs bedrooms were pretty warm.

Over all, this was the best cabin we've stayed at in the Tahoe/Truckee area. It was clean, comfortable, spacious, beautifully decorated and we didn't want to leave! I can't say enough about Juniper Lodge. Tim, Jeans substitute, was informative and helpful. He even called me to tell me about Truckee nights street fair.

My whole family had a great time and we definitely want to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Winter Dream

  • 5 of 5

This lodge is truly magnificent. Sandra the owner was super easy to work with and quick and efficient. The caretaker on the property Jean was lovely and super hard working, the place was immaculate when we arrived. The pictures on Homeaway looked amazing and I have to say did not do the place justice. It was even more amazing in person. Perfect for kids. I recommend you come prepared not to leave(bring all the food you need/everything else is perfectly stocked). You will want to enjoy this property as much as you can.

We will definitely book again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Old Greenwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Truckee Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Northstar Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Boca Reservoir
Car: necessary

Ski: 20 minutes to North Star

30 minutes to Squaw Valley and Alpine


Rates & Availability

Truckee Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pet Fee (max 2 dogs) - $100 per dog
Max occupancy 15 guest total

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lake Tahoe North Shore Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Kids bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    West Wing 1 - toilet , shower
    West Wing 2 - toilet , shower
    Master 1 bedroom - toilet , shower
    Mater 2 bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Fresh, Turkish cotton, towels in all bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Own bathroom
    1st kids bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    2nd kids bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 bunk beds
    West Wing 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Own bathroom
    West Wing 2 - 2 queen , Own bathroom
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen , Own Bathroom
  • Clean sheets
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • forests
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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