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Northwoods Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA Tahoe Donner Cottage, Sleeps 10

Nicely furnished and decorated, all brand new.

15 minutes to Squaw, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, 25 minutes to Lake Tahoe and 40 minutes from Reno Airport, and 3 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. Our home offers privacy and relaxation.

Located in Tahoe Donner, a residential resort community in Truckee, our home is within 5 minutes to Tahoe Donner amenities including:

Winter Activities: cross-country ski center, Tahoe Donner Ski resort, 2 recreation centers with pool, fitness center, sledding hill and snowplay area.

Summer Activities: heated swimming pools, sauna and family hot tubs at Trout Creek Rec Center, golf course, private beach (Tahoe Donner Beach Club) and boat launch/rentals on Donner Lake, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, equestrian center, archery, tennis courts

As a guest of Northwoods, you will have guest privileges to the Tahoe Donner activities (some activities have a nominal guest fee).

When you enter the home, you will walk into an open, spacious living room with high vaulted ceilings. The home is newly furnished and outfitted with a fully equipped kitchen.

Two of the bedrooms have a King sized beds, the third bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds with trundles to sleep a total of 10 comfortably.

In the backyard, there is a small sledding hill and a deck to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

All linens, towels, and toiletries included.

There is also a washer and dryer available for your use during your stay.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Non-smoking home.

Keywords: Truckee, Tahoe Donner, Lake Tahoe North Shore CA, Lake Tahoe California, Northwoods

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Ellen

We're a family of four with two boys. The boys are at the age where they can really appreciate all the things that Tahoe has to offer.

Ellen purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ellen chose Truckee

We love Tahoe, the snow in the winter time and the hikes in the summer time. We wanted a place not too far where we could escape from the daily routine of the San Francisco Bay Area.

What makes this cottage unique

The home is very relaxing and quiet. We love that the home backs up to an area that is safe for the kids and allows them hours of entertainment and outdoor activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the use of your beautiful mountain home. We didn't spend a lot of time at the cabin because we loved all the outdoor things to do. Your email was very helpful of things to do with the kids. Our kids are upset it's time to go home. We will be back for sure!!

Many thanks.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Truckee, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 6 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds with trundles (sleeps 6)
  • King size beds (2) Two brand new king beds in private BRs, Bunk Beds (2) Two brand new bunk beds. Bunks securely anchored, so no worries.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Northwoods Cottage
average rating of 4.826087 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful stay in cozy Donner cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just departed from Ellen’s cozy cottage and has a wonderful time. We had two families with 5 kids ages 9, 8, 6, 5 and 4 and four adults and we were able to enjoy ourselves comfortably. The beds were comfortable - the kitchen stocked and the living room had ample space for our group. The backyard has access to a fun sledding hill that our kids all enjoyed. A couple of notes - there is no pantry for guests so I would suggest that a cabinet be cleared to accommodate guests bringing food. And the bunk room is quite cold so a recommendation is to plan ahead with circulating heat throughout the house before the kids’ bedtime so they are not cold when bathing and getting into bed. Otherwise a fabulous experience! We’d love to return!

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OK Stay

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Tahoe Donner. The cottage was clean- which for me, is very important. I felt the kitchen was well stocked with everything needed to cook. It did lack certain staples, such as recycling bags-which were required to recycle.The size of the home suited our family of four. However, the bathroom situation left much to be desired. It was obvious, that the master bedroom and the "bunk" room were switched, leaving the bathroom off the bunk room. Having to walk across the hall and through the other bedroom to use the bathroom, was not only inconvenient, but unsafe, especially overnight, even with night lights. The second bath, through the laundry area, was equally odd.

As a summer rental, the outdoor space was not inviting to enjoy. The table and chairs were old and worn, not to mention, without cushions, too hot to sit on in the sun.

I believe the Tahoe Donner Cottage, would be a nice ski getaway.

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchen for a TV Chef!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Ellen and Jay, We greatly appreciated our stay here in your Truckee home. Too nice for a rental! Your king size beds were a hit!! So comfortable to sleep on. Your kitchen had ALL the accoutrements needed for even a TV chef! Thank you for making our stay so comfortable. Best wishes, Alice

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Deck, Swing and Pool

  • 5 of 5

Ellen and Jay, We had a very relaxing stay at your vacation home. We enjoyed our meals on the deck, and our boys loved playing on the swing and exploring the area. They also loved the pool! (Trout Creek, Tahoe Donner rec center, 1 mile walk) Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the beautiful cabin. It's my cousin's first time in Tahoe and they love the place! Thanks for making our Christmas twice as awesome! Looking forward to future stays!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the great stay in your beautiful cabin. Looking forward to returning sometime in the future!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Truckee, California

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$389.19
Cleaning C$259.46

12% Tax is 10% Transient Occupancy Tax + 2% Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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