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Friends, Family, Fun and a Loft!. 3 Bed/2.5 Bath, Large kitchen, Pet Friendly!

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft area, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to The Ralston Retreat, a quiet, roomy 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom cabin with a loft for overflow guests in Tahoe Donner. Its located a short drive to one of the top ski towns in America, Truckee, CA. Easy access to many major Tahoe ski resorts for the winter and a private Marina/Beach club in the summer!

The main living area includes a fully stocked kitchen open to the dining area and living room. There is countertop seating, as well as a dining area with seating for six to eight(10 if you squeeze). The living room is wide open with high vaulted ceilings and full-length windows offering lots of light with great sun exposure.

The front door is accessed through a covered walkway (perfect for snowy days and all your gear) or directly from the garage to the lower bedrooms. Upstairs is the living room, large kitchen, half-bath, and master bedroom with a full bath and walk-in closet. Downstairs are two more bedrooms with a shared second bath.

On-site amenities include TV/DVD/Cable/Phone and high speed wireless internet. There is a woodstove in the living room for a cozy evening with friends. Newer furnace provides central heating with two heating zones to ensure comfort both upstairs and downstairs. The master bedroom has a Queen bed, walk-in closet, and a full bathroom with shower/tub. There is a queen mattress in the closet for overflow comfort - if you need it, just pull it out! Downstairs there are two bedrooms: one with a Queen bed; and guest room (the kids room) with two bunk beds (4 single beds) and a full/queen size futon couch/bed that will sleep two. The guest rooms share a full bathroom with a shower/tub combo and single sink. In addition to the guest rooms, there is a loft overlooking the living room for additional sleeping on pads or just for some fun fort games.

The Ralston Retreat is only about one and a half miles to the Tahoe Donner downhill ski area. Tahoe Donner is a wonderful, mountain resort community with its own private downhill ski area, a fantastic cross country ski center, a sledding hill, small market/deli, and Recreation Center with all the workout spa and fun amenities.

The Recreation Center offers hot tubs, heated pool, fitness center, saunas, health spa, tennis courts, downhill and cross country ski resorts, equestrian center, Golf Club with 18-hole Champion course and driving range, a public restaurant (The Lodge at Tahoe Donner), and a private beach and marina on Donner Lake. In the winter there is also a sledding hill for inner tubing! Tahoe Donner is conveniently situated at the upper west end of Truckee and is just minutes to downtown shopping and restaurants. Ski area resorts including North Star at Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Soda Springs, Donner Ski Ranch, and Royal Gorge Cross Country Center are just a short 15-25 minutes away.

Your rental of The Ralston Retreat includes access cards for the Tahoe Donner Recreation Center resident amenities for a nominal charge per person.

The driveway can hold up to 4 cars. There is a 2 car garage with one side available. A snow removal service will clear the drive way any time there is significant snowfall. The backyard is slightly sloped making for a great “ at home” sledding hill for the kids! Hot Cocoa courtesy of Mom and Dad!

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More Details

Owner
Chris Ralston
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Chris Ralston

The Ralston family are Bay Area residents with a lifelong love of the Tahoe region. We have skied, mountain biked, and flyfished in this beautiful area for 30 years and finally decided to take the plunge and buy the mountain home we've always dreamed of. We're excited to offer others a chance to share in this experience.

Chris Ralston purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Chris Ralston chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

Tahoe Donner and the Lake Tahoe area have been our choice destination for over 30 years now. Within 20 minutes of three major ski resorts and another 10 minutes to the lake, this is the place for those who love the mountains in any season. We love the historic town of Truckee, with its gourmet restaurants, bars, entertainment and collection of fun shops, is just minutes from the house. In the summer they have a street fair every thursday, called Truckee Thursday. Live music, shops, fun food. The Tahoe Donner area has so many amenities to offer -recreation centers, equestrian center, cross country skiing, and golf course, pool, music festivals, tennis, bocce ball.

What makes this cabin unique

The quiet is the first thing you notice in Tahoe Donner. No freeway noise or constant din of traffic interrupts you as you enjoy the beautiful setting. The smell of the pines fills the air and warm sunshine bathes the deck and streams through the large windows in the living area. A quick trip down the hill brings you to wonderful coffee shops, restaurants and shopping. A trip to Sunnyside at Lake Tahoe for brunch on the deck in the summer makes for the start of a perfect Sunday.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Truckee in Nevada County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft - No beds just pads for sleeping bags. A great overflow area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , There is an additional queen mattress in closet for floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Bunk Bed , Queen Scandinavian designs futon couch bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) There are 2 queen beds. One in the master bedroom and one in the guest bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) It's a Futon Bed and comfy too! Full / Queen size, Bunk Beds (2) 2 bunks in the downstairs bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your overflow guests can camp out in the loft with beautiful views of the forest from the peaked windows of the living room.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

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Friends, Family, Fun and a Loft!. 3 Bed/2.5 Bath, Large kitchen, Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
4

Great Location close to Truckee and surrounding area - Donner Lake

  • 4 of 5

Property was clean, comfortable, and fit our needs. We didn't spend much time at the cabin. Wildlife was abundant around the outside of cabin, beautiful setting in the pine trees. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 stayed in this house very comfortable. Great backyard and easy access to Donner ski area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cabin. We had a great trip and the owner was quick to respond to my messages and made sure that we had everything we could need for a fantastic vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place for Family and Friends to have a good time..

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in Dec 2016. The owners were very considerate and allowed us to check-in early as a storm was approaching. Thank you Chris and Heidi. The place is everything, we were looking for - Cozy, Comfortable, closer to freeway and ski slopes. Elder kids had a great time in the loft. The younger on enjoyed their space in the bunk bed area. The storm gave enough powder in backyard to enjoy first day.

Accurate instructions made check-in and checkout easy, prompt service addressed all questions. A smoke free house also worked very well for us. We had a very enjoyable and memorable stay. We look forward to spending more time here in future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The owner was easy to work with and it was a pleasant experience.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and found the accommodations comfortable for for our large family. We would definitely rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Summer Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our family for 4 nights. Heidi was super awesome and everything was as advertised. The place was great, had interesting books and magazines to read, wifi for the kids, and it was a super quiet neighborhood. What a great way to wind down after a long school year!!!

The guest access to the Tahoe Donner facilities was a nice touch especially since the lake was still a bit too cold to enjoy for swimming. Kids enjoyed the swimming pools as well as tennis at the club.

Owners are awesome and I would recommend this for everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We try to think of all the items and conveniences we liked when we rented homes in the past. Our idea was to make our place family friendly - mostly "Mom Convenient". We try to include things that are a bulk in your car to pack- like lots of beach towels, or extra pillows, a coffee grinder, etc. Then you have more room for fun stuff!
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno, Nv
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Truckee, CA
Car: necessary

The Trout Creek Rec. center has 2 pools, 3 jaquzzi's, steam room, sauna, workout, pilates and a lot more. Guest passes allow you to access these for $8 per person all day

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Truckee, Lake Tahoe, CA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£853
for 3 nights
From
£214
 
 
Fall Rates
6 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£338
for 1 night
From
£129
From
£172
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£853
for 3 nights
From
£214
 
 
Winter Rates
27 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£536
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£214
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter Holidays
18 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,754
for 5 nights
From
£309
£2,372
 
 
Winter Rates
3 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£570
for 2 nights
From
£180
From
£236
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£536
for 2 nights
From
£163
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £124.78
Pet Fee £38.99
Damage Insurance £46.01
Damage Deposit £116.98

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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