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Beautiful Donner Ski Chalet, 10 min to Sugar Bowl, 5 bdrm 3.5 bath, Hot Tub

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Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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2 - 6 nights


Donner Lake Woods House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom / 3.5 baths Mountain Views, close to Ski Resorts and Private Beach

This is a Large “Swiss Style” Chalet that sits at the West End of Donner Lake in the popular Donner Woods. Located off a quiet, low traffic street, on a beautiful lot that backs up to a forested greenbelt with a seasonal creek and waterfall in the spring. You’ll enjoy great views of Donner Summit and Schallenberger Ridge, or a very short walk, 0.3 mile, will take you to the beach. The Chalet is 2800 square feet with two levels featuring central heat, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a bonus family room.

The main upper level has a large fully equipped kitchen with granite counters; a spacious Great Room with vaulted pine ceilings and gas wood stove; beautiful mountain decor and a large covered wrap around balcony that is awesome in both summer and winter, rain or snow. The upper level has a large master suite and bath, two guest bedrooms and a second full bathroom.

The lower level features a bonus family room, two more bedrooms and a Jack-and-Jill bath combo. A hideabed couch and futon are available in the bonus family room. This set-up is perfect for a little bit of separation of living space and privacy. Enjoy the great outdoors from the upper deck or hike right out the back door through the woods and up Shallenberger Ridge. A great open and relaxed feeling, while offering plenty of space and quiet privacy for everyone!

The Truckee and Donner lake area is great for fishing, boating, mountain biking, golf, skiing and everything else Truckee area has to offer. Boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and bikes are all available to rent from nearby venders, For snow skiers, Sugar Bowl is only 10 minutes away and Royal Gorge is only 15 minutes away for cross country skiing. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar can be reached in 20-25 minutes for year round activities and entertainment. Tahoe and Reno are both within an EZ 35-40 minute drive. Shopping and great restaurants are available in historic downtown Truckee, just 10-15 minutes away. Donner Lake is a year round paradise!


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

owner/ property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016


based on 20 traveler reviews

Beautiful Donner Ski Chalet, 10 min to Sugar Bowl, 5 bdrm 3.5 bath, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our group vacation, everyone had space with comfortable common areas. The spa was lovely (don't forget to mention ahead of time if you plan on using it). So nice to have all the towels and linens there. Dave was easy to communicate with and we would definitely rent from again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay at Donner Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family time at Donner Lake! Came from WA, PA, VA and CA to enjoy family time together, the lake and beaches, and nearby Lake Tahoe. Dave was great--easy to get in touch with and responsive to our needs. The house was beautiful and just what we were hoping for. We had a big group and it accommodated us all easily. We'd do it again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA

Lovely house for a family stay at Donner Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at the Donner Chalet and we have always enjoyed it. The house has an open floor plan which is great for inter generational visits as well as a good deck for enjoying the outdoors. The very nice private beach was particularly enjoyed by our younger ones as well as the spa by the older folks. The house is well furnished, clean and well equipped. It is a great place for biking, hiking, walking and river rafting in addition to enjoying the lake. We look forward to it every summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Wonderful Experience for the family!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious, yet cozy, home near the west end of Donner. Very clean, very well maintained, has all the modern amenities, including a BBQ, a spa, several TV's, etc. Beds are large, and very comfortable! We love the great room where we all congregate and play games, watch movies together, and just enjoy some good family time. My family has been here several times and we've loved each and every visit....this last time, it SNOWED for the last 36 hours we were there, making this house and the entire street into a beautiful winter wonderland. It was truly something my family will remember forever.....The house backs up to a lovely creek and a tree-filled mountainside...We all can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in David Sinclair Donner Chalet was great. The house was beautiful and everything was as David said it would be. It was nice having two floors as we had two families so both had there own floor to sleep in and everyone used the upstairs kitchen and front room to socialize. Having the BBQ on the outside deck was awesome and we enjoyed a couple of great meals. David set up the outside fire pit and we also enjoyed that very much. Thanks so much for the great stay David!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, California

An Absolutely Beautiful Mountain Cabin, Our Year Round Favorite!!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family has enjoyed both summer and winter here! It's just impeccable...everything about it! It has the perfect open layout with a great room, open kitchen, and it all flows out to an awesome surrounding balcony. The owner keeps this cabin very clean, beautifully decorated in mountain décor and well maintained! The spa is really a nice bonus, very clean with great mountain views, soooo relaxing. The bedrooms are all nice size and very quiet, the beds were very comfortable, and you’ll sleep great. Dave, thank you again for sharing your awesome vacation home and providing us with such a wonderful relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Rates & Availability

Donner Lake Woods House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning and Maintenance $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

All Rates are based on a maximum of 11 person occupancy

All Holiday Weekends - three (3) night minimum

Spring Break 4/8/2017 to 4/16/2017 - three (3) night minimum

Additional Damage Deposit and Cleaning Fees will apply for NEW YEARS

July 4th and Thanksgiving Holidays - three (3) night minimum

Summer 2017: Six (6) night minimum @ $ 425 per night.

Required Taxes: Town of Truckee Tax (TOT) 10% ; Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District (TTBID) 2%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Donner Lake Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master bath, large vanity, two sinks and large soaking tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs guest bathroom and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , 1.5 bath Jack and Jill. Separate sinks/vanities in bedrooms.
  • Hair dryers are in each bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with California King, TV and outside Hot tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed, large closet, dresser and cable TV,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen size bed, large closet and dresser
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen size bed, large closet, and attached bathroom.
    Bonus family room - 4 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs family room, TV, futon and a hideabed.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen and twin/single bunk bed, closet, attached bathroom.
  • All bedrooms are good size and nicely furnished with comfortable newer mattresses: 1 California King; 4 Queens; 1 twin in bunk bed combination.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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