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Juniper Log home, 7100+ sqft, Hot Tub, on 80 acres, Kid Friendly, Best Value!!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 7,100 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Level Luxury Log home - 7100+ 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. Note: no events, wedding or snowmobiles are allowed at Juniper Lodge.

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 weddings or 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

Property Manager
Sandra Kraus, Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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!


Truckee Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • 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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Juniper Log home, 7100+ sqft, Hot Tub, on 80 acres, Kid Friendly, Best Value!!!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Really Nice Property

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the lovely space and amenities. All of our families really loved it. The playground was a nice perk since it didn't snow this last weekend. The kids all took off on an "adventure" around the property and had great fun. The only thing that was a tiny bit stressful was that at some point some dogs (3 medium to big sized dogs) came and hung around the kids while they were playing outside. Several of the kids ended up with dog poop on their shoes. It was a mad scramble to make sure they didn't trek anything in the house. Not sure where the dogs came from. Luckily, most of the kids were not afraid of big dogs.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special place very private and roomy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my 85 year old mother and my two siblings and our young adult kids. There were about 14 of us in all. We loved our stay. The deck was big enough for all of us to be sitting outside around the table playing a game or just hanging out with cocktails and appetizers. We stayed mid July, it was abnormally warm. There is no central air but there were fans in each bedroom. The house is located about 4 miles from I-80 making it convenient to go to one of the lakes near by. It's about 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe but we didn't mind the drive. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to make meals. We enjoyed the extra long dining room table fitting us all in for family meals. We loved our stay and would definitely rent it again. Thank you Krauss Family!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danville, CA


  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful inside and out. Love the seclusion. Very well equipped kitchen with top of the line appliances which I loved. Enjoyed the spa & fire-pit every evening. Perfect place for our annual family reunion. Thank you Sandra!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Plano, Texas

Spacious, Comfortable Log Home in a Wonderful Setting

  • 5 of 5

House: LARGE rooms; modern kitchen, comfortable beds, LARGE deck with lots of comfortable seating, nice grill, hot tub for the cool evenings and a well equipped play area for younger children... pretty much everything.

Setting: The house is truly isolated, but not really remote. You can neither see nor hear anything from other homes in this upscale, gated community. VERY peaceful and totally relaxing; just the sound of the wind in the pines.

Access: I was concerned that the location was a bit too far from Truckee, grocery stores, etc. This didn't turn out to be an issue. (We were there in the summer; might be different in snowy conditions.) Although the house is located several miles off Interstate 80, the connecting roads and and even the long driveway up to the house are well paved and easy to drive.

Summary: Wonderful vacation at Lake Tahoe. Juniper Lodge is everything we expeccted and more.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Spacious and homey!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, especially the owners. They helped us with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is amazing

  • 5 of 5

We really liked the property

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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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
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Nearest Ski
16 Miles
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5 Miles
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Car: necessary

Ski: 20 minutes to North Star

30 minutes to Squaw Valley and Alpine




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.