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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

You have been searching for Chalet Sierra. Our mountain home is luxurious, spacious and immaculate, yet wonderfully cozy and warm. Chalet Sierra, built in 2002, is incredibly well-equipped and lovingly maintained.

Chalet Sierra is a 2200 square foot, four bedroom, two and a half bath home in the beautiful, quiet community of Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California. Discover the great room, filled with natural light, vaulted pine ceilings and an impressive river rock natural gas fireplace. The kitchen has slab granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, bar seating for four, and every accessory that you will need. Located near the kitchen is a full laundry room and a tiled half bath.

Relax on the soft sofas in the living room and enjoy the entertainment center with flat screen cable TV, DVD and stereo. The pine dining room table seats eight comfortably and leads though a sliding glass door to the generous back deck. On the deck is a wooden dining table with seating for eight, a market umbrella and a gas grill (in season). You will be surrounded by tall, peaceful pines protected by greenbelt.

On the same level, you will find the master bedroom with its vaulted pine ceilings, king bed, ceiling fan, oversized, jetted tub, and twin sinks with slab granite countertops. A sliding glass door leads from the master bedroom to a delightful deck. Just outside of the master bedroom is a quiet office area with a built-in desk and wireless internet access.

Downstairs, there is a spacious queen bedroom and a charming kids room with two sets of bunk beds (a total of four twins). The fourth bedroom has a queen sofa bed (with a thick memory foam topper) and can also be used, and is set up, as a welcoming den with cable TV and DVD. This level has a lovely, tiled full bath.

The stairs in the home, including the back deck, are equipped with baby gates which fold against the wall when not in use and the house is well-stocked with DVDs, games, sleds, a basketball net, beach and water toys.The home has a slate airlock and an attached two-car garage with additional parking in the level driveway. A portable crib and a high chair are available for your use.

Tahoe Donner is a members-only resort community that provides excellent amenities for its members and guests for a nominal fee using passes provided, including: Private beach club with boat launch, boat rentals and snack bar; Recreation center with three heated swimming pools (one open year-round) and play areas; Exceptional gym with hot tubs, steam room and sauna; and Extensive hiking trails.

Other Tahoe Donner amenities include: Two Recreation Centers with Swimming Pools and a Gym; Donner Lake Marina Club with a chairs, a cafe, a boat launch and kayak, paddleboard, windsurfer and paddleboat rentals; Championship golf course and driving range; Tennis center with 11 beautiful courts; Equestrian center with horse and pony rides; Downhill and cross country ski areas; Bicycle Rental and trails; Sledding and snow play area; and Archery range, Bocce and Volleyball ball courts; and a spectacular network of hiking trails.

Tahoe Donner is approximately 15 minutes from Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows, Northstar and all of the area’s other world-class ski resorts. Almost any shop or restaurant that you will need is located within one mile of the entrance to Tahoe Donner. Charming old town Truckee with its many fine restaurants, boutiques, and galleries is just 4 miles away. Lake Tahoe is just 15 miles away and Reno is just 30 miles away.

Chalet Sierra is the perfect all-season retreat for both tranquility and adventure.

Includes beds made with luxury linens, luxury bath towels and beach towels (and laundering).

No pets and no smoking (no exceptions).

4:00 pm check-in; 10:00 am check-out.

$225 Cleaning Fee (may be higher during holiday stays);

$500 Security Deposit; 12% Truckee Tax (paid on rent and cleaning fee)

Truckee RCN #241

More Details

Carla Lieske
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Carla Lieske

We love to share the serentity and adventure of our Tahoe Donner home. We love to hear from guests who have enjoyed the luxury, warmth and ease of vacationing at Chalet Sierra.

Carla Lieske purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Carla Lieske chose Truckee

Truckee is a delightful mix of old west charm and modern convenience. It is so easy to reach, no matter the weather. As a neighborhood, Tahoe Donner has everything guests could need. The comminuty is inviting and welcoming. The streets are quiet and the houses are beautiful. In addition, our home is 20 minutes away from such wonderful ski resorts as Sugarbowl, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar and Boreal. In the summer, we are just a few minutes from swimming in Donner Lake at the Tahoe Donner Beach Club, or at our own Tahoe Donner pools. We truly feel that Chalet Sierra provides the perfect all-season vacation.

What makes this chalet unique

Because we stay at Chalet Sierra ourselves, the house contains so many items that will make your stay perfect. The kitchen is stocked with extras to make cooking a breeze. The sheets, comforters and pillows are luxurious and cozy. There are dozens of movies for the kids (and many for grownups), and there are games, sleds and toys. We want our home to be beautiful and comfortable for every guest.


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master Bath has an oversized jacuzzi tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable., Bunk Beds (2 bunks, 4 twin beds)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This is THE place to stay. Plenty of space in this well kept and cozy accomodation. Great for Ski Trips and Summer fun. I recommend this rental property highly.

William Schiffman

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Tahoe getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stay here every year. It is a comfortable home with terrific access to wilderness space, minutes from all the Tahoe Donner fun, and the owners are terrific to work with. Highly highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Gorgeous - the home, community and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet Sierra home is beautiful, clean, well appointed and in a perfect location for enjoying the beauty of Tahoe Donner. The owners have a informative binder of the trail maps and restaurants in the area. This is a very comfortable home. We are looking forward to planning a future trip.

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in many places in the Tahoe area, and this one was by far the cleanest, most accommodating of them all. It has an excellent layout for two families with kids to share. Everything was in tip top shape and again, SO CLEAN! Carla, the owner, was incredibly nice and immediately responded to every question I had. I was ready to book 5 more trips to this place while I was there! I will absolutely keep this at the top of my list for the rest of my Tahoe adventures. I'd book it right now if I were you!

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Cerrito

Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous home with all the amenities. It is very comfortable, clean, beautifully furnished and well-appointed. Plenty of room for our two families of 5.

The large balcony off of the living/dining was the perfect spot for our morning coffee and evening BBQ's. We also enjoyed the hiking trail right there off of the backyard! The location is quiet and super convenient to all of the places we wanted to visit...Donner Lake (private beach club access was amazing!), Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe...just to name a few.

The owner is helpful and so thoughtful leaving a detailed binder not just related to their home, but recommendations of places to go and so many different things to do in the area!

We LOVED our stay and highly recommend Chalet Sierra!

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding, comfortable, homey and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a home away from home, beautifully appointed, impeccably clean, convenient, every conceivable need met, organized and simply a pleasure. Guests enjoy upstairs and downstairs rooms, baths, a garage for two, lakes, golf, and all Tahoe has to offer. One feels welcome and the owners are incurably helpful and accommodating. Highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak - Truckee Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
KidZone Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Memorial State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town Truckee
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugarbowl Ski Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine Meadows Ski Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley Ski Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Ski Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Magic Carpet Mini Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
King's Beach Minigolf
Car: necessary

Chalet Sierra is located in the magical neighborhood of Tahoe Donner, with all of its natural beauty, extensive trail systems and amenities such as golf, tennis, pools and the Lake Club Marina.

Just outside the quiet, residential neighborhood, you can find nearly every kind of shop and restaurant you could need.

In the town of Truckee, nearby Tahoe City and the other lovely towns making up the North Lake Tahoe area, you can find so many adventures and places to explore. Some examples are:

Donner Memorial Museum

Truckee Jail

Downtown Historic Truckee

Huge Variety of Restaurants

Adventure Rope Course

Dog Sled Rides

Fine Restaurants

Children's Museum

Railroad Museum

Boat Rental and Rides

Snow Play

Miniature Golf

Ice Skating

Roller Skating

Skiing and Boarding


River Walks

Golf Courses


Snow Mobiling

Outdoor Concerts

Many local parks and trails (one includes a biking BMX park, another has Disc Golf!)

In Reno, just 35 minutes away, the Biggest Little City in the World, Offers even more variety and excitement, including:

Casinos and Family Arcades

Car Museum

Children's Museum

Science Museum

Reno Aces Baseball (MLB AAA Minor League)

Animal Ark

Concerts and Shows

From serene to festive, you can find what you want based at Chalet Sierra!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Truckee, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
May 15 2018 - Sep 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 30 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2018 (cont'd)
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 1 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$665.45
Cleaning Fee C$299.45 + Tax

Guests are required to sign our standard Rental Agreement to finalize booking. All terms, including the cancellation policy, are contained in that agreement.

Owner'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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