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Modern Style, Hot Tub, Grill, Chef's Kitchen, Minutes to Resorts, Dog-friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This is a great base for a friends or families to enjoy all of North Lake Tahoe


Gas stove. Microwave. Large fridge. Dishwasher. Coffee maker. Kettle and tea pot. Toaster . Waffle iron. Charcoal BBQ with gas igniter (in backyard). Washer & dryer. Iron.


Three-seater leather couch. Leather pub chair. For extra seating: three leather bar chairs and two leather stools. Chest coffee table with board games (Life, Clue ++ and blankets for snuggling). Flat-screen TV. Cable and WI-FI.


Queen-size ash-wood platform bed with foam mattress. Night tables with lamps. Ensuite bath room. Walk-in closet. Walks out to back deck with Adirondak chairs.


Queen-sized pine bed with foam mattress. Night tables with lamps.


A large room divided in 2. Each side of the room has a trundle bed. Piano on one side. Desk on the other.


Our plow service clears 3 parking spots, 1 on the diagonal and 2 in tandem.


Your well-behaved, house-trained dog is welcome.


Fresh, fluffy towels and crisp, linens included.


There's a keypad lock-entry on the front door, so you don't have to fuss with a key when you're going in and out.

We welcome people of all backgrounds: all races & religions, gay-friendly and more.


10 min to Boreal & Sugar Bowl; 15 to Northstar & Squaw. Also close-by, Homewood.


Half residential, half vacation homes. Quiet street. Great for a little kid to bike ride or skateboard up and down.


For starters, at the end of Thomas, the fire road goes up to miles of hiking in the woods between our neighborhood and Tahoe Donner.

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Donner Rim Trail. Truckee Legacy river trail.


Donner Lake State Park with it's channels, beaches and public docks. Big Blue, i.e., Lake Tahoe – Need I say more?


The community pool (at the high school a mile away) is open year-round for lap swim and the community center has a gym with a running track for workouts - just a $5 drop-in fee.

Lots of places to buy and rent gear. Skiing. Snowboarding. Snowshoing. Skating. Road biking. Mountain biking. Paddleboarding. Kayaking. Angling. Fly-fishing.

There's a fun-run, lake swim, triathlon, paddleboard race, car show or other fun event just about every weekend in the summer.


Dogs roam free in the mountains, but they're all pretty friendly and used to the outdoors, people and cars. We keep our little guy on a leash, because he's a city dog.


Great restaurants. Old town Truckee is minutes away.


Save-Mart (Where the locals go). Safeway (For tourists). New Moon Natural Foods (For organic/vegan specialties).


Casinos. Concerts. Shopping. Buffets.

More Details

Melanie Meharchand
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2018

About Melanie Meharchand

I do PR for a health care tech company and Sal's a software architect. We have two kids and a dog.

We love sharing our mountain retreat, especially as a place you can bring your dog on vacation with you.

I'm always happy to offer tips on things to do in North Lake. We're on Twitter @BlissShare, , sharing what new and exciting on the #Truckee and #LakeTahoe hashtags.

Melanie Meharchand purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Melanie Meharchand chose Truckee

Donner Bliss cabin is convenient, well-stocked and dog-friendly


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Truckee, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has washer and gas dryer
  • Both bathrooms have showers over tubs, designer vanities and there's a high-efficiency washer and gas dryer in the main bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • MASTER Queen-size ash-wood platform bed with foam mattress. Night tables with lamps. Ensuite bath room. Walk-in closet. Walks out to back deck with Adirondak chairs. SECOND BEDROOM Queen-sized pine bed with foam mattress. Night tables with lamps. THIRD BEDROOM A large room divided in 2. Each side of the room has a trundle bed. Piano on one side. Desk on the other.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Modern Style, Hot Tub, Grill, Chef's Kitchen, Minutes to Resorts, Dog-friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

This was a wonderful home for a vacation with dogs. Great location and fully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of August at Bliss Cabin with our two golden retrievers, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our goal was to escape the desert heat, and our mission was accomplished. The location is great; so close to Donner Lake, Downtown Truckee and an easy drive to Lake Tahoe. Our dogs loved the fenced backyard, and there was plenty of room to stay comfortably for an extended period. From nice, thick towels to super comfortable beds, we had no complaints about anything. We truly had all the comforts of home. I wouldn't think twice about staying here again. Thanks, Melanie!

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy was a terrific guest! She was easy to communicate with and took excellent care of our home. We would welcome her back to our home anytime, and highly recommend her to other hosts.
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Wonderful stay in this cozy house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week at this cozy home. The house is located in an easy to find cute neighborhood, is well stocked with everything you need, and the hot tub is a fantastic bonus. We were pleasantly surprised that there are TVs in all the bedrooms (great with kids- I somehow overlooked this in the listing). The location is easy to find and close to everything from ski resorts, stores and restaurants, and downtown Truckee. Melanie was so helpful and responsive throughout the process and during our stay. We rent houses in various locations several times a year, and had a excellent experience with this rental.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Tahoe Home

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely great time staying in Mel and Sal's place. This is the fourth Tahoe-Donner rental we have stayed in and this was the best experience overall. The home is very comfortable and has all of the amenities you can think of. Mel and Sal texted us to ensure we had everything we needed. Location was extremely convenient, more so than other places we stayed. We hiked and sledded in a beautiful area about one block from the home, then enjoyed their wonderful hot tub while it snowed. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Bill! Thanks so much for sharing. I love that you guys got to sled on the hill behind the house. It's one of our favorite little neighborhood spots. You were great guests. Thank you and we would be happy to have you back anytime. Cheers! :-D
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Coyote Moon Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Truckee Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Boreal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Donner Memorial State Park
Car: necessary

Donner Bliss cabin is located in the closest Truckee neighborhood to the Bay Area. Three minutes off the highway, you are at the front door. This is the perfect launch pad to all areas and activities in North Lake Tahoe.

At altitude 6,250", it's a quiet family-friendly neighborhood with miles of trails a block away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Truckee, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$223.32
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,276.1
Tax Rate 12.0%

You can inquire if you'd like a shorter say. We have a pet fee of $50 per week or $150 per month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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