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Donner Ski Cabin - Great for Big Groups - Winter or Summer

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,460 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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!

-4 Bedrooms

-3 Baths

-3 Levels

-Fully Furnished

-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!

-Stocked Kitchen

-Additional Kitchenette

-Cable TV & 2 DVDs

-46'' Sony Big Screen HDTV

-Dolby Surround Stereo

-Cable Internet

-Wireless Internet

-2 Large Decks

-Hardwood Floors

-Central Heat/Air + Wood Burning Stove

-Gas BBQ Grill

-6 Person Hot Tub!

-Great Views

-Skylights provide bright atmosphere

-Vaulted Ceilings

-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

More Details

Property Manager
Glenn Borchardt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for letting the RAG team enjoy the cabin for the weekend. We had such a blast on the slopes and hanging out at the house... It's Monday morning. 13" new snow. 3 of 22 people remain. Time to "attack and get rad!" This house rocks! Thanks you so much.
Mar 2011
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2460 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , The shower is huge. The bathroom is insuite of bedroom 1.
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Total: 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Total: 3
    Great Room - 2 double , Total: 4
    Den - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Total: 6
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Total: 2
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Total: 2
    Cots and foam mattresses - 3 twin/ single , Total: 3
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Tahoe Donner campground is within a half block. It can provide extra space for large reunions in the summer. Guests receive a discount. Activities: Fishing Cycling Tennis Hot Air Ballooning Golf Rafting Hunting Mountain Biking Water Skiing Cross Country Skiing Snowboarding Hiking Kayaking Rock Climbing Jet Skiing Swimming Shopping Sledding Boating Museums Cinemas Restaurants Health/Beauty Spa Wildlife Viewing Skiing Sailing Snowmobiling Wind-Surfing Sight Seeing Horseback Riding Fitness Center


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Donner Ski Cabin - Great for Big Groups - Winter or Summer
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 17 reviews

A Great place for a big group

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and great location!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Spacious and convenient. A bit old though.

  • 4 of 5

Definitely recommendable cabin. The property manager is very responsive.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing for a student retreat.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful mountain home getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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Huntington Beach, CA

Stunning Views

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Truckee 10 mi/Reno 45 mi (RNO)
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
The Lodge (best restaurant in Truckee)
Nearest Ski
1.7 Miles
Tahoe Donner Downhill, Cross country is 1.4 mi
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $600

Arrival time is after 4 pm (earlier times sometimes possible)
Departure time is before 11 am (later times sometimes possible)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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