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Not Your Typical Ski Rental

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,440 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful, Cozy Cabin in the Woods

Our home is so warm and inviting, you may never want to leave. It's beautifully decorated, including a brand new kitchen and lower level bathroom remodel that offer the perfect combo of modern and rustic. Floor to cathedral ceiling windows and the ultimate wood-burning stove will lure you to sit by the fire and gaze out at the snow and pines. The cook's kitchen is very well-appointed. No matter what you need, we have it! With three bedrooms and a loft, there are comfortable sleeping spaces for eight. Tahoe Donner's winter amenities are amazing. And we're within 30 minutes of Squaw, Alpine, Sugarbowl and Northstar.

Kerry Walsh
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Kerry Walsh

Matt grew up in Colorado, and Kerry grew up in Wisconsin. Skiing and summer cabins up north are some of our fondest childhood memories. We wanted to recreate these simple classic memories for our kids (and ourselves!) The people who have stayed at our place agree - there's something magical about it.

Kerry Walsh purchased this house in 2013

Why Kerry Walsh chose Truckee

It's a classic. Nothing cookie-cutter about it. Wood paneling, rustic floors, antler chandeliers and hickory make it super-cozy and welcoming in winter. A huge deck allows you to live outdoors in the summer, in a peaceful and gorgeous environment. The home is small but perfectly laid out. Plenty of separate spaces for parents and kids.

What makes this house unique

We'll say it straight out: We have no TV! Just games and puzzles and cards and books and everything that nature provides. It's an escape from the everyday world. Even a couple of days will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. (Don't panic - we DO have good WIFI and SONOS speakers for streaming your favorite music.)


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Not Your Typical Ski Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended! Beautifully remodeled kitchen fully equipped with tasteful dishes. Very comfortable for two families of 4. Downstairs bathroom is tastefully remodeled as well. Beds were comfy as it wasn't too hot to sleep. The pix don't do the justice. Easy access to Tahoe Donner ski resort. Owners responded fast. Couldn't have asked for better experience!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Winter Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin! Perfect for the two families - adults and kids. There was plenty of room for all. The kitchen had everything we needed. The location was so convenient- near all the ski resorts, downtown Truckee. Kids had a blast playing in the snow and we even tried putting together a puzzle or two. Thanks so much for the getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect cozy mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more for our family's winter weekend and certainly want to come back next year! We loved the floor to ceiling windows and view of the trees and snow covered golf course. It felt very private, yet its only a few minutes to get to Tahoe Donner resorts and amenities. Great books and games as well as sound system. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were very comfortable with soft linens. Everyone from our 3 year old to our 72 year old grandpa loved it. Correspondence with Kerry was very smooth and easy leading up to the trip. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home!!

  • 5 of 5

Kerry was just wonderful. Very responsive and made sure eveything we need is ready. Home was amazing and beautiful. Very well maintained and had almost everything we needed without running to store. Very convenient for us adults. Great place for snow and just getting together with families and friends. I will recommend this home to families and friends who just want to get away and just hangout.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend at Kerry's home and would book it again in a second! The house is different from other Tahoe-Donner properties because you feel like you are truly in the woods, apart from everyone. The furnishings are lovely and the beds & linens are very good quality. The fact that there isn't a TV was a bonus because the whole family played games and enjoyed quality time in front of the wood stove. They also have an excellent SONOS system for playing your favorite tunes. Kerry was a great host and was readily available to answer any questions. Looking forward to staying at her home again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Sherry. We're happy you enjoyed our home, and hope you come back and visit again soon. (It's summer charms are pretty sweet too!)
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Lafayette, CA

Cozy Cabin - Just Right for our Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this wonderful cabin last summer. It was equipped with everything needed. The inside is warm and cozy with all wood interior and high beamed ceilings. We loved all the lighting around the cabin. A large dining table for meals and to play games, a kitchen with all the essentials. Sonos speakers were amazing. The deck is big and looks out over the golf course. A beautiful view from the deck and so peaceful! Horseshoes alongside the cabin made for lots of fun for the kids. Lots of games provided as well. The owner, Kerry, was delightful to work with and very attentive to any questions we had beforehand and also during our stay. We highly recommend this cabin and look forward to coming back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Sydney. We're very glad you had a good time and hope you'll come back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Town of Truckee
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tahoe-Donner golf course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak station Truckee
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Town of Truckee
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Donner Lake private beach
Car: necessary

Home includes guest privileges at Trout Creek Recreation Center, and access to an incredible number of winter and summer activities for all ages. Town of Truckee is a real mountain town with great restaurants, bars and shops.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.24
Refundable Damage Deposit £384.15

$150 cleaning fee is standard - might be a little higher for big groups.
12% tax is a mandatory surcharge imposed by the Town of Truckee. This hospitality tax funds town development efforts, and we all benefit greatly from that!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.