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The Log House in Truckee, CA - 5,250 sq.ft. of Awesome!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 5,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A fabulous 5,250 sq. ft. Log House on top of the world in the Lake Tahoe area!

EXTENDED STAY OFFER -- 10% DISCOUNT ON 5 or MORE NIGHTS! Contact Owner for details!

The Log House is a gorgeous privately owned 5,250 sq. ft. log home in Truckee, CA constructed in 2005. The house is located in the Tahoe Donner Association at one of the highest home sites available ... 7,250 ft. near the Glacier Point trail portal within walking distance from the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. NEW! -- The house now has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus a loft with a very comfortable hide-a-bed which can be easily used as a 5th bedroom. A 3-car garage keeps your cars safe from our incredible winter snow storms!

The Log House itself is loaded with amenities and must be seen to be believed. The Great Room has 25 ft. floor-to-ceiling windows and gas fireplace to compliment the immaculate views. The kitchen is fully loaded with stainless steel appliances -- refrigerator, 48 inch range with 2 ovens, built-in microwave, dishwasher and coffee/cappuccino machine. The bar & rec room area has its own refrigerator and dishwasher, another massive fireplace, wine cellar, steam shower, and dry sauna in addition to a highly functional work out area with Olympic weights and a stair master. The top rear deck has beautiful stainless steel barbeque, fire pit, two propane heaters, ample seating and a specially designed area for the brand NEW 10-person jacuzzi that is sitting over 30 ft. above the ground and perfect for enjoying the massive views or the night stars.

The sleeping arrangements are as follows:

* Master Bedroom (king)

* Guest Bedroom I (king)

* Guest Bedroom II (queen)

* Guest Bedroom III (king) - NEW!!

* Loft (queen hide-a-bed - unusually comfortable)

We also have a very nice queen air bed for the last couple to join the group ... or the kids! The Master Bedroom has its own gas fireplace and opens up to the top deck only footsteps from the jacuzzi. Both guest bedrooms open up onto the lower deck area so that all guests enjoy the same massive views from the comfort of their sleeping quarters.

This home is not only defined by the massive 24 inch plus logs but the incredible 180 degree views of Mt. Rose, the Truckee Meadow, Northstar Ski resort, the Pacific Crest, and Donner Pass from its two rear deck areas.

Guests of The Log House enjoy all the member benefits of the Tahoe Donner Association, including the Downhill Ski Area, Cross Country Center, Equestrian Center, Campground, 18-hole Golf Course, Recreation Center, Clubhouse and Beach Club Marina via two Transferable Guest Cards (good for 8 people).

Lake Tahoe is only 20 miles away from the property and is internationally known for offering visitors a bonanza of recreation, restaurants, and attractions. With so much to do you may want to visit the Official Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau websites for the information you need to plan your vacation to the Lake Tahoe / Truckee area. Between the property and Lake Tahoe you have multiple world-class ski resorts including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar. Locally, within 10 miles you have multiple smaller lakes accessible for boating, fishing, and water sports including Lake Donner, Boca Lake, and Stampede Lake. Outdoor recreation activities in this area are endless ... so come enjoy!

This is snow country so make sure you plan for you 4-wheel drive vehicle if coming up in the winter season. The severity of weather from the Town of Truckee up to the house can change radically in the winter ... so it is very important to be prepared!

This is no ordinary vacation rental ... the logs, the views, and the amenities of this area must be experienced in order to be fully appreciated. So come join us for a vacation in the mountains you'll never forget!!

More Details

Rodney Recker
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Rodney Recker

The owner personally designed and built this beautiful home. The logs are Northern White Pine brought into the area from the Toronto, Canada. Eight semi-trucks were required to bring all of the logs into the US. The house is accented with beautiful granite, slate, and tile work, two log staircases, and an amazing salvaged wood floor made of 2.5 inch thick, 27 inch wide and 30 feet long planks cut from century old timbers recovered from a canal in Canada.

Rodney Recker purchased this house in 2005

Why Rodney Recker chose Truckee

This property is defined by its AWESOME VIEWS!!! We are on the top of Tahoe Donner at over 7,250 ft. elevation. On clear days the view extends beyond 50 miles -- over Mt. Rose, Northstar, the Truckee meadow, the Pacific Crest and even Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe!

What makes this house unique

NOTHING compares to the warmth of a Log Home with amazing fireplaces and incredible views on that crisp winter morning or lazy summer day! The decks and hot tub area allow you to gaze 'down' upon Truckee and the surrounding Sierras both day and night -- spectacular!!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath Room - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Multi-head shower and built-in his/hers closets.
    Guest Bathroom - Lower Level - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest Bathroom - Loft - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Clawfoot tub w/ hand shower.
    Guest Bathroom - Half - Toilet , Half-bath near kitchen for all visitors.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Amazing views and beautiful fireplace.
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beautiful 4-poster king bed.
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 Large Double Bed , A little slice of the wild west!
    Guest Bedroom #3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Best views in the house!
    Loft Hide-a-Bed - 1 Large Double Bed , Perfect for the kids to hide out and watch TV!
  • The Master bedroom and two Guest bedrooms have king-size beds. One Guest room has a queen-size bed and the loft area has a queen-size hide-a-bed that is remarkably comfortable. There are three (3) large sofas and a queen-size air bed that can be used for auxiliary sleeping arrangements.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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The Log House in Truckee, CA - 5,250 sq.ft. of Awesome!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Definitely impressed with the Log House! I've stayed in many cabins and this one has been the best!

  • 5 of 5

The Log House is definitely a cabin I would come back to. Beautiful views from all around and the inside was just great! Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Big Families and Group Events!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was spectacular! It felt like I was in a resort where I did not need to step outside the property because everything you would need was inside the home (except food of course). My favorite part of the home is definitely the balcony, my friends and I spent most of our time in the hot tub and enjoying the outdoor. Since I came during the peak of summer, it was a bit warm in the home during the day, but nothing too discomforting. There is plenty of space in this home and would be ideal for a bigger groups. I would definitely return and highly recommend this home to others.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible views, at the top of the mountain. House has it all, chefs kitchen, entertainment, hot tub, steam shower, dry sauna, massage chair, fireplaces and more. Rod was very responsive as well for a couple of questions!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this house justice!!! We had 8 adults and a little one and there was more than enough room for everyone for sleeping as well as to hang out! Amazing views from hot tub and sunrises from all rooms! Snow was fantastic! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We got a LOT of SNOW!!! The owner was always available and helpful and the home was well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time!!! Amazing views from every room, snow everywhere, sleds on the front porch to use, and plenty of room to spread out for a large group. We got snowed in because of a bad storm but still had a great time with movies to watch, games, hot tub, dry sauna, and steam shower! Gorgeous house that is very well maintained. Neighbor has a snowplow and came by early every morning to clear driveway. Would highly recommend this home! We would definitely reserve it for our next visit! Oh, the sunrise from the master bedroom is Spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful log home with stunning views!

  • 4 of 5

Honestly, the pictures don't do the house justice, especially when it comes to the view from the back patio and even better, from the large hot tub! We had six in our group and were very comfortable in the home. The owner, Rodney, was very responsive and helpful (he even gave me some nice recommendations in the area). The kitchen was nicely appointed and we loved the coffee maker. The neighborhood is very nice with access to several great trails if you're up for a hike. The furniture was very comfortable and high end.

There are a few things to be aware of it, which didn't deter from our great experience:

1. We felt the house was short on towels (especially with the hot tub in use). After notifying Rodney of this after our return, he indicated he'd ask the maids to leave extras going forward, so hopefully this isn't an issue.

2. Despite having 3 living areas, there is only one television in the entire home, which is upstairs in the loft. If you are like us, you are there to enjoy nature anyway, but this can be an issue for some.

3. As is the case with all of the homes built into the hills, expect some stairs to get to the main entry / front door.

4. Be ready for the morning sun! The home faces east and there weren't really any blinds in the bedrooms, which is great for not obstructing the fantastic views, but does mean you receive a sunny "good morning".

5. There are two guest rooms downstairs that are both nice enough, but they end up sharing one full bathroom. There is a separate shower in the room that contains a nice sauna, but in terms of a vanity area and toilet on this floor, there's only one.

I was torn on the 4 stars vs. 5 and it really came down to a couple of the items noted above. We are already planning our next trip back to Tahoe and we wouldn't hesitate to rent this home again. Truckee is a great town and we enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Squaw Valley USA Ski Resort
My favorite ski resort ... now under the same ownership as Alpine Meadows right next door. ...
Great cruising runs when you don't want the difficulty of Squaw Valley!
Northstar is a great family resort ... the village area is fantastic!
Gar Woods Grill & Pier
Sunnyside Restaurant
Bar of America
Pianeta Ristorante
Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina
Nothing is more beautiful than Emerald Bay in the summer!
Sand harbor for a beach day on Lake Tahoe!
Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Truckee Amtrak Train Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Northstar at Tahoe Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Tahoe Donner Marina on Lake Donner
Car: necessary

You are 15-20 minutes from a half dozen world class ski resorts -- Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose, etc. AND over a half dozen awesome golf courses -- Tahoe Donner, Coyote Moon, Gray's Crossing, Old Greenwood, etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Mandatory Cleaning Fee £252.73

EXTENDED STAY OFFER!! A 10% discount on all fees can be obtained with stays of 5 nights or more most of the year!! Contact me for details!

No events with more people than the occupancy that stated in the Reservation can be held at the house without written permission of the Owner.

Cancellations 60 days prior to arrival will be refunded 90% per the Rental Agreement, between 60 and 30 days prior to arrival cancellations will be refunded 50%. Cancellations inside of 30 days prior to arrival will receive no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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