About the property
- House2460 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths (Sleeps 10-18)
Donner Ski Cabin is a beautiful vacation home located in the North Shore region of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Donner Community is located north of the pioneer town of Truckee, California. Come and enjoy all that Tahoe and Truckee has to offer!
Come and enjoy all that Tahoe and Truckee has to offer!
-Sleeps up to 18 (10 in private bedrooms)
-2460 Square Feet
-2 Car Garage with off-street parking for 7 more cars
-40 Minutes From Reno
-20 Minutes to Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal & North Star at Tahoe
-5 Minutes to Tahoe Donner downhill skiing for beginners
-11 Minutes to the beach at Donner Lake
-28 Minutes to the beach at Lake Tahoe
-30 minutes to gambling!
-Cable TV & 2 DVDs
-46'' Sony Big Screen HDTV
-Dolby Surround Stereo
-2 Large Decks
-Central Heat/Air + Wood Burning Stove
-Gas BBQ Grill
-6 Person Hot Tub!
-Skylights provide bright atmosphere
-3 Mountain Bicycles (ride at your own risk)
-3 Sleds for the slope in the back yard
Recreation Center with exercycles/weights/pool/spa only 1.5 mile away, with discounts for guests.
Great restaurant, The Lodge, right at the golf course only 1.5 mile away.
Hike the Tahoe Donner Trails from the house!
1.5 mile to Downhill or Cross Country Skiing
Town of Truckee Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate No. 268
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Glenn Borchardt
I am a scientific philosopher ('The Scientific Worldview) originally from Wisconsin, Oregon, and Colorado. I retired from the California Geological Survey, where I worked on geological hazards involving landslides and earthquakes. I consult occasionally as a pedochronopaleoseismologist wherein I use soils to determine the recency of active faulting.
Glenn Borchardt purchased this House in 2003
Why Glenn Borchardt chose Truckee
Mountain View : Beautiful view of the open space along Alder Creek, Prosser Hill, and Mt. Rose, unobstructed by utility wires. Quiet. Location has very little traffic. Wood decor, sky lights, and large windows make the Great Room bright and cheery--you won't want to leave!
What makes this House unique
The Tahoe Donner campground is within a half block. It can provide extra space for large reunions in the summer. Guests receive a discount at Tahoe Donner's club pools, sauna, spa, and weight and exercise rooms.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Great place for a big group
Spacious and great location!
Spacious and convenient. A bit old though.
Definitely recommendable cabin. The property manager is very responsive.
amazing for a student retreat.
I took high school students for an educational retreat. The house was great, with a million dollar view. The house has everything we needed from extra beds to kitchen utensils. The contact person was always very prompt to responding to my messages. There is a hiking trail right behind the house, which was perfect for us. It's around 25-30 minute driving to downtown Lake Tahoe-sand harbor beach, but we didn't mind the driving bc the house is located in a nice quiet place, especially after dragging 24 students. Lol I highly recommend this house! Students really liked the sauna and the grilling in the balcony. There were plenty of blankets too! Each window in the house has a nice view to look at.
Wonderful mountain home getaway!
This is a fantastic mountain home near Truckee. We had 3 generations there with children ranging in age from 7 - 1, and we all loved it! Wonderful location, terrific facilities, and well stocked with all kinds of provisions, including books, games, outdoor equipment, etc - recommend it highly!
This property is in a very nice neighborhood in Truckee, with friendly people in the neighboring houses. The cabin photos are very accurate, and the views from all rooms (especially the living room/deck) are breathtaking. The house was about a 10-minute drive from the middle of the town, and there was a Safeway (note: stay away - too crowded - go to the SaveMart grocery store), Starbucks, and a CVS in the town. This location was also fairly close (driving distance) from several hiking trails and from Donner Lake, where we all spent some time. This was a very comfortable house for all 17 of us (including nine children/teens) and didn't feel "crowded". Almost all amenities that you can think of were available in the house (washer, dryer, kitchen appliances, etc.) which was nice. The only drawback was the cleaning policy - we paid $700 in damage and cleaning fees (to be partly refunded after checkout). The instruction page for cleaning, etc. was fairly extensive and part of it required us to wash eight rooms of towels and linens before we left the property. We were refunded $155 for cleaning (minus the fees for cleaning - we were meticulous about leaving the house in better condition than when we found it [including the children]) and $400 due to no damages. I think I would have rather just paid the $300 cleaning fee upfront with the understanding that it would be applied 100% to the cleaning and not have to do loads and loads of laundry that last day. Further, I don't think that the owner is getting his money's worth with the cleaner(s) that he is using now as there were a couple of rooms we had to clean up when we got there. The owner did offer to "take care" of this when we arrived, but after an 8-hour drive, it was just easier to clean it ourselves.
This cabin exceeded our expectations - it was perfect for our needs (large group Tahoe trip) & well equipped (games, kitchen items, bedrooms/beds)!! The views off the back deck were great, especially with the snow! After a long day on the slopes, the group enjoyed lots of time in the hot tub. We also enjoyed the large dining room table for "family" style meals. Overall, a great house that made for a great trip!
In addition to being close to about a dozen ski resorts, we can hike the trails right outside our door, visit the stream and beaver ponds, and see most of the northern night sky from the spa. Being well-insulated, the house is not drafty even during the most severe winter storms. The driveway is reasonably flat for easy winter access. Guests have access to all of Tahoe Donner's amenities, sometimes at a discount. The best places to learn downhill or cross country skiing in all of Tahoe is just up the street. Swimming and exercise/weight lifting equipment, golf course, driving range, sled hill, and deli is just 1.5 mi away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Arrival time is after 4 pm (earlier times sometimes possible) Departure time is before 11 am (later times sometimes possible) Town of Truckee Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate No. 268