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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

1 1/2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cabin, Sleeps 6, Self-Clean Option Available

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.

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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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Living Area - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon pulls out to full size bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed with a twin bunk.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
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
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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 4.774194 based on 62 reviews
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and it had everything you could want. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Decent. Can't complain based on the price

  • 4 of 5

Fairly minimal place. Adequate for our needs. Everything worked and it was clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homy homy

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the cabin many times before we had kid #3. We were excited to come back again with kid #3 and realized how much kids #1 and #2 have grown. The owner Melissa is still showing great hospitality and her daughter is an awesome baby sitter who bonded well with our 3 yo when the rest of us went to ski.

The only disappointed part was that there was not much snow around the cabin during the first week of the new year when we stayed. But we'll sure come back again when the area is blessed with more snow.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Great cabine, awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and house. Feels like a home.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

Nice little cabin with everything needed

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family loved the stay. The host is very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint.

  • 4 of 5

Small cabin. One bedroom with double bunk downstairs and one studio like situation upstairs with futon and bed in nook. Overall very practical place to stay with a bunch of people. Not chic at all, very small tv, but it was clean and fulfilled the lodging needs. Nice location. Quiet.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Owner

Melissa Hodous
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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 Truckee

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 is key. The property backs to a green belt and is very quiet, but it is a short drive to all that North Tahoe has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

It is hard to find a small, single family dwelling with a garage. 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.

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 and Nordic Center
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 on Donner Lake

* Tahoe Donner Ski Hill - just a short walk to catch the shuttle up to the ticket office and skiing. This is a small ski hill, but known for excellent child lessons. Why pay hundreds of dollars on a lesson at a resort that is bigger than a new skier can utilize when you can pay much less and get a great start to skiing.

*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, Auburn Ski Club (by Boreal), Royal Gorge (near Sugar Bowl) and Squaw.

* Snowshoeing - you can use the trails at Tahoe Donner Cross Country center for a fee or just head up to the Glacier Way trailhead and take off on your own.

* 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, Boreal or Soda Springs.

* 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 $10 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.

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

* Fly fishing on the Truckee River

* Floating down the Truckee River - best to reserve in advance and to check on water levels, sometimes closed when too high or too low.

* 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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