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Upscale Lodge in the Forest*Family friendly*Hot Tub*

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Truckee Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 12

Welcome to Pine Marten Lodge, a Bavarian-style ski chalet nestled in the woods of the Sierras near Lake Tahoe. Perfectly situated in the Tahoe Donner Resort, your choice of recreation is astounding in any season. Eight downhill ski areas are within 20 miles of our chalet -- plus cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, sledding, and much more winter fun! Enjoy full access to a private beach, swimming pools, golf, horseback riding, fitness center, tennis etc. in the summer months.

The chalet is appointed with upscale furniture, luxury bedding and plenty of entertainment options - making you perfectly content to stay inside on a wintry night (or a summer one)!

The little extras: We've supplied our cabin with families in mind, with books, toys, DVDs, plenty of gourmet kitchen tools, games for all ages, a yoga mat, sleds, baby necessities and more! We also realize that your pet is part of the family, and we are very pet-friendly. Rental includes free WiFi/internet. You'll find more than everything you need at our Tahoe Donner home, both inside and out, to make your stay a magical one.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Judy Wright
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic stay. Your house was a home from home with everything we could have possibly needed. Its all the little touches that make the difference, the extras in the kitchen, the firepit was a hit with all and we spotted pine martins, deer at breakfast time just walking past the window and we even turned into amateur birdwatchers thanks to the many books you provided which helped us to find out the names but sadly no bears although we took that to be a bonus. Went swimming in Lake Tahoe at one of the secret coves, hiked up Eagle Falls, walked round Spooner Lake, cycled round Donner Lake which was incredibly good value thanks to your residence card. We shall tell our friends and hopefuly you will get more visitors from Scotland. Thanks for all you help and advice along the way it was very much appreciated. Thanks again.
Jul 2011
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Upscale Lodge in the Forest*Family friendly*Hot Tub*
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Absolutely Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a magnificent cabin!! Immediately as we stepped into the cabin we were blown away by the beautiful open floor plan with soaring windows and lovely furniture. The cabin is the perfect size. Plenty of room to spread out--but not overwhelmingly large! The backyard is big and flat and so tranquil, the chipmunks certainly love hanging out there!! The cabin was spotless and appointed with thick bath towels and comfy beds. The kids were thrilled that there was a waffle iron--and enjoyed having big breakfasts before we headed out on our daily adventures!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Just the best! Beautiful home, great location, and we had the best time with our family and friends. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

5 of us stayed in this house and we all enjoyed it. It was just comfortable staying this house! We enjoyed the backyard facing lots of trees. It was very relaxing. The house is locating close to downtown Truckee, coyote moon golf course, and other recreational areas such as North Star. We definitely recommend this house to everyone who wants to have relaxing time in a beautiful backyard and feel of home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington State

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay in the lake Tahoe area! We loved it. It was clean, the hot tub was awesome, and the beds were comfy! The owners were easy to deal with and extremely helpful. We will go back to stay here again! It is in a great location. Truckee is fun and has everything you need, and there are lots of ski areas close by. Its not far from Tahoe City either. We like it better than the south shore area of Tahoe! It's a gorgeous quiet getaway with beautiful trees to see in the backyard. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly satisfied

  • 5 of 5

All I have to say is we cannot wait to go back! We travel often and I have never felt so compelled to write a review. Everything from booking, to check out was wonderful and done with ease. Everything was very clean. The towels were fresh, soft and had a clean sent. We couldn't have asked for a more organized and accommodating kitchen. From the simplest kitchen tool, like a peeler, to a panini press, we were taken care of. They even had extra paper towel, toilet paper, aluminum foil, sandwich baggies and more. The hot tub was clean. The yard was beautiful. The beds were super comfortable. Judy was extremely sweet and we felt that she would be available if we needed anything. They even had a book filled with helpful information alphabetized. The best part about the book was that the opening was filled with a bit of humor. If you go... you will read about apples and know what I mean. The most difficult part about writing this review, is that I fear you may book your stay on a date that I want to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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East Bay, CA

All that it is described to be and more!

  • 5 of 5

My family, friends and I had a very comfortable stay at Pine Marten Lodge. The cabin is exactly as pictured. It had all the amenities you may need to feel right at home. Extremely comfortable beds, stocked kitchen, comfortable furniture everywhere! From the living room, dining room and outside. We had such a great time lounging in this home. We took advantage of every inch of it!

It's summer, so we spent a lot of time in the backyard. Loved the hot tub, grill, bonfire pit and hammock. Truly a great stay in the great outdoors. We most definitely will be reserving this home again!

The owner, Judy, is super easy to work with. Very prompt with correspondence. This was my first time using VRBO and I'm impressed with the ease of making reservations, communicating directly with the owner and the check-in/check-out process.

Thank you Judy!! We appreciate sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Reno/Lake Tahoe
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
The bar at the Lodge
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Club
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Truckee Amtrak station
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
3.3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski area
Nearest Beach
6.4 Miles
Donner Lake Beach & Marina
Car: necessary

Pine Marten Lodge is located in Tahoe Donner, a premier, private recreational community near Truckee, on the California side of the Sierra Nevadas. From the Reno airport, it will take approximately 40 minutes to get here, which is incredibly convenient - especially on busy weekends. We are in a very quiet part of Tahoe Donner - on a dead end street ending in hiking trails. Many of the excellent amenities offered are right in the neighborhood including a championship 18 Hole Golf Course, pro shop, downhill ski resort, a cross country ski resort (featuring several warming huts and a ski-in cafe), the fine Lodge restaurant, deli/market, tennis courts, equestrian center, hot tub, swimming pools and a brand new, year-round gym to just name a few. Neighborhood activities include golfing, outdoor movies, archery, trail hiking, fitness classes, swimming lessons, snowshoeing, skiing, cross country skiing, moonlight cross country skiing, hay rides, horseback riding, fine dining and more.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing


Rates & Availability

Truckee Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $225

Pets are on approval only. If you do not disclose pet, and we find evidence of pet, there will be $300 fine.

There is a fire ban in Tahoe Donner, and NO ONE is allowed to use the fire pit or have open fires (this does not refer to grill on deck). If guests are found to have used the fire pit/created a fire, they will be required to pay any fines that get levied against the property. This may be as high as $1000, if not more.

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Truckee Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , his/hers sinks
    Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest bath 2 - toilet , washer/dryer
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Luxury bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Luxury bedding
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Full over queen bunk bed
    Living Room - 1 queen , sofabed
    Loft - 1 queen , sofabed
  • Upstairs: • Master bedroom with brand-new pillowtop king bed with down duvet. • 26' flat screen TV and DVD player in master bedroom • Loft - Queen sleeper sofa Downstairs: • Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with featherbed, down duvet, and luxury bedding • Bedroom 2 - Full over queen handmade log bunk bed (making it equally cozy for kids OR couples). • Living room - Brand new Queen sleeper sofa • Pack n play available for small children.
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The heart of the home is the great room, complete with wood stove, wall-mounted 42' flat screen TV, blu-ray/DVD player and stereo system. Vaulted pine ceiling and custom windows to enjoy the forest view. The outdoor entertaining area consists of a deck, huge patio, and firepit for chilly nights. It's perfect for afternoon BBQ's on the 6-burner gas grill and evening cocktails. It's also where you'll find the 4-person hot tub. Outdoor speakers allow you to enjoy your favorite music - or just enjoy the silence of the woods. You'll also find a well-stocked, country kitchen with everything you need to create a gourmet meal. Panini grill, espresso machine, and belgian waffle maker - you name it! The dining room has seating for six, with an additional breakfast bar seating for two.

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