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Family Friendly Cabin Near Ski Hill & XC Trails and Hiking

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps, Self-Clean Option Available

June 2016- New paint, carpet and sheets make the cabin even more cozy!

Our small cabin is the perfect location for a family getaway or adult retreat. We are not one of the units in a large complex, but a small single dwelling in a cul-de-sac of 3 homes. Our cabin backs to a green belt with access to Tahoe Donner hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing trails. It is a short walk to the bus that takes you to the Tahoe Donner ski hill, the perfect spot for families with children learning to ski.

Worldclass mountain biking and skiing is just a short 20-30 minute drive to Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Sugar Bowl resorts.

Home includes a bedroom with a double bed with a twin bunk downstairs, and living area with a double bed futon and cubby with a twin bed upstairs. Sheets and towels are provided and the kitchen is well stocked. The stairs can be gated for small children and there are toys for up to about age 8, push toys, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, sand toys for the beach, jogging stroller, baby backpack carrier, and more.

The cabin has WiFi and good cell coverage. Our cabin does have a TV with built in DVD/CD player, but we do not have cable- don't worry, there is so much to do you won't want to be inside watching a lot of television!

For hotel prices you get the seclusion of a single dwelling home backing a green belt and a short drive to access many great amenities. Please note that we encourage self-cleaning which makes the cabin even more affordable! If you prefer to not follow our cleaning instructions there will be a $75 fee deducted from the security deposit.

More Details

Owner
Melissa Hodous
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Melissa Hodous

Our family of 4 has spent many weekends and summers enjoying the cabin!

Melissa Hodous purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Melissa Hodous chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

This is a unique place in Tahoe Donner as it is the perfect size for a couple or family to spend a vacation, especially in a place so beautiful as Tahoe where you spend your days outside. The location makes it possible to relax with the family without ever leaving the property, but you could spend many weeks exploring the beauty of Tahoe.

What makes this cabin unique

It is hard to find a small, single family dwelling with a garage (access may be restricted in summer). You never know when snow will come down by the foot in Truckee, so a garage can be a great convenience.

Most Tahoe rental properties charge a cleaning fee, usually over $100. We encourage our guests to self-clean at no charge. Instructions are provided and can typically be done in less than 2 hours for one person. If you prefer, you can pay $75 and the owner will provide cleaning.

Amenities

Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed in bunked on top of the double bed.
    Living Area - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon pulls out to full size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guest passes give you access to Tahoe Donner amenities including the Rec Center with workout facility, classes, hot tubs and pool, Clubhouse with pool, Tennis Facility, 18-hole golf course and private beach at Donner Lake for a fee of approximately $8 per day per person (children 6 and under are free). Tahoe Donner is geared to families. I recommend that you check out the Tahoe Donner website for details on all amenities and the calendar of events as there are often memorable activities provided, many are free!

Reviews

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Family Friendly Cabin Near Ski Hill & XC Trails and Hiking
average rating of 4.82 based on 50 reviews
5

My family had a great stay here.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly set up for a family of 4.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Quite/Neat- Good Place for Vaccation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with 2 daughters and enjoyed thoroughly-

1. This house has everything what you need every day

2. Easy to find and easy to park

3. Nice kids play area outside

4. Even deer come during evening time closed to home

5. Very quite

Love it. Will return in future.

AMit Jain

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cabin in Truckee!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. This cabin is perfect for families and is fully equipped. There is so much to do in the summer. We really enjoyed our time kayaking, swimming, and hiking at the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience. Everything was as described, nice and clean. Convenient location, close to all Tahoe Donner amenities, hiking trails just around the corner. We really enjoyed our stay on 4th of July weekend. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect with kids!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of toys and games to keep the kiddos happy and the perfect amount of space for our family of four.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

The stay was absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin! It is a good size for the smaller family with kids. It is very cozy, clean, nice looking and convenient for the stay! Good location too! Close to the ski resort, swimming pools, hiking/biking trails and just walking around space. Also it is affordable. Thank you owner for this gorgeous cabin in one of the most beautiful places in California!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Lodge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
California Zephyr
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Lodge
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Skiing at Northstar at Tahoe- our favorite resort.

* Cross Country Skiing at Tahoe Donner- lots of trails!.

* Blue Coyote Bar & Grill- our favorite restaurant w/ or w/o kids.

* Anusara Yoga class taught by Nancy at the Rec Center.

* Breakfast at Donner Lake Kitchen.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Ice Skating at Northstar at Tahoe (free skating, skates only $5).

* Wednesday free concerts at the Regional Park (seasonal).

* Free Family Movie night at Tahoe Donner Clubhouse.

* Free Family Wii night at Tahoe Donner Clubhouse.

* Free Bingo night at Tahoe Donner Clubhouse (seasonal).

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Tahoe Donner Ski Hill- great place for kids to learn to ski!.

* Tahoe Donner Sledding Hill- tubing too!.

* Hike to the chair lift swing in the meadow behind the cabin..

* Build your own sledding hill behind the cabin..

* Ice skating at Northstar at Tahoe.

There is so much to do in Tahoe Donner, Truckee, and around Lake Tahoe.

* Tahoe Donner Marina- owner rents stand up paddle board on Donner Lake for $20 per day.

* Cross-country skiing – you can actually ski off our patio to access many trails within the community (trail maps located at Tahoe Donner website). You must ski to the Cross Country Ski Resort to get a day pass. There are also cross-country trails at Northstar, Boreal and Squaw.

* Sledding – there are plenty of small hills behind our house and a sled in the garage that you may use. The Tahoe Donner driving range sponsors sledding, usually only on the weekends and holidays for a very reasonable rate with our guest cards (more info at the Tahoe Donner website). Don’t bring a sled to the hill as they require you to use the ones they provide- they even added tubing! It is well organized and a lot of fun!

* Trout Creek Recreation Center – Trout Creek Recreation Center has a state of the art weight room, cardio room, fitness classroom, recreation pool, an adult lap pool, massage treatment, steam room, sauna, and hot tubs. Facility may be used with our guest cards (more info at the Tahoe Donner website) for a fee.

* Free Family Movie Night – Friday nights at Northwoods Clubhouse, check the Tahoe Donner website calendar to see what will be showing.

* Tubing – Tubing at Northstar paid by the hour.

* Ice skating – there are rinks in downtown Truckee, Northstar and Squaw Valley. We usually go to Northstar- it is free if you have skates and only $5 to rent skates.

* KidZone Museum – Children’s Museum, fun indoor play for small children. Conveniently located at the bottom of the Tahoe Donner hill behind the fire department. Child admission is $7, adults $5 or purchase a weekly pass for up to family of 8 for just $25. If you have a reciprocal pass to another children’s museum it is also valid at KidZone.

* Hike out your door – there are many hiking trails right behind the cabin.

* Circus Circus – Just 40 minutes away in Reno, great area for kids to play games and see free circus acts.

Truckee is a beautiful mountain town full of outdoor activities and downtown character. Check out worldclass ski resorts like Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine meadows and Sugar Bowl, only 20-30 minutes away. Then head downtown and enjoy a gourmet dinner.

And if that isn't enough, you are a short drive to all that Lake Tahoe and Reno have to offer.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

$50 fee is charged for all checks returned for NSF. Cancellation must be in writing more than 30 days prior to your check in date for a full refund. Cancellations between 7 and 30 days prior to your check in date, tenant will forfeit 25% of total rent quoted plus tax. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to your check in date, tenant will forfeit all sums paid less the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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