The Better Base Camp - Truckee CA

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Jeffrey Way, Truckee, CA 96161, United States
Your host, Kelly
36 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This quaint little gem is close to everything the mountains have to offer - Rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hiking and the unparalleled beauty of our natural environment.

Our one bedroom base camp, located in Prosser Lakeview and two miles from historic downtown Truckee, California, is deluxe for two people but can accommodate up to four. Everything you need is provided except your food! A fully stocked kitchen, linens, pillows, towels and blankets are all available.

Whether you are adventurous or are looking for a cozy nook to spend the night, stay in our uniquely appointed cabin and enjoy our slice of life with outdoor excursions at your doorstep, piles of down comforters, star-lit evenings and the Sierra at her finest.

Some additional details:

We live in a two-story home in Prosser Lakeview, which is a neighborhood about five minutes north of the town of Truckee. We occupy the top floor and the apartment is on the ground level. It's a large one bedroom, one bathroom with small efficient kitchen/dining area and a nice sized living room.

The bedroom is in the back of the apartment and has a double bed with all the trimmings - down comforters, electric blanket if you prefer, lots of pillows. There is a desk and chair in the bedroom and wi-fi is available. The bathroom is in a short hall between the bedroom and living room and has a tub/shower combo with a large closet in the hall. The front of the apartment is an open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living room all open to each other. The kitchen, divided from the living room by a natural redwood bar, has everything you need for cooking - pots and pans, dishes, utensils, microwave, coffee pot, tea kettle. The living room has a fold-down couch for additional sleeping, a wood stove as primary heat (with electric heaters in each room for additional heating needs), television, stereo and i-pod hook-up.

Our home is a short walk to Prosser Lake and the acres of open space surrounding it. We live in a neighborhood consisting primarily of year-round local residents, lots of dogs, friendly and social neighbors.

I have worked as a paralegal for a local law firm for the past 28 years and love being part of our mountain community. I have many interests including gardening, cooking, home crafting, sustainable living, mother earth and outdoor activities of all kinds. I have a company with my daughter called "Taste of Truckee" which makes all natural lotions, lip balms, salves and lotion bars. Find us on (website hidden)! My partner Chris is a rock climbing instructor and guide who has been climbing the rock on Donner Summit and around Tahoe for the past 25 years. Check out his (email hidden) for ideas on how to spend a summer day!

We've hosted many friends over the years and I hope that our experience will provide the kind of comfortable, accommodating visit you are looking for. Come play - the mountains are calling!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Kelly and her husband were excellent hosts. She allowed her dog bean and my dog to become acquainted and made us feel as if we were in a home away from home. We appreciate your hospitality and I would recommend the Better Base Camp to anyone. Thank you so much for an excellent weekend.

    June 2014
  • Great little place and Kelly is warm, helpful, and easy-going. The neighborhood is quiet and secluded and *very* dog-friendly, and just a quick drive to town. All the neighbors were friendly and welcoming. Definitely coming back here again :-)

    April 2014
  • We had a great time in Truckee staying in Kelly's place! We would definitely stay there again! Great location and awesome space! Kelly made everything so easy and was great with communicating with us! She was such a nice host!

    April 2014
  • Kelly was extremely accommidating and a wonderful host. It was snowing when we arrived and Kelly allowed us to drop off the car without AWD early. We arrived later to a very warm, cozy, clean unit. The next day Kelly offered to get the wood burning stove going for us while we were out. So nice! A good location, only a few minutes from downtown Truckee. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • Kelly was very responsive, helpful and super nice. She lives upstairs and takes the time to make sure the apartment has a nice fire going before you arrive. The Better Base Camp was comfortable and a great place to stay for a quick weekend trip to Tahoe.

    March 2014
  • Kelly's place was perfect for what we needed. The kitchen was great and big enough for making a big meal at night. The bathroom was clean and spacious. The bedroom is cozy with a cool mirror by the bed! We will definitely be back here in the future. We were only two people but It would be comfortable even with four people since it is quite large. Kelly was also super friendly and accommodating.

    February 2014
  • This is the second time we stayed at the Better Base Camp. Kelly was as wonderful a host as ever, and we definitely plan to come back. It's cozy, comfortable, and in the perfect location to get out and explore the awesome outdoors around Truckee. I can't recommend it enough!

    February 2014
  • The apartment was so cozy, and Kelly was extraordinarily helpful and hospitable. Highly recommend!

    February 2014
  • We got engaged at the Better Base Camp! Yep, you read that right - my dear boyfriend felt so much at home that he popped the question.

    Kelly's home is a lovely, clean, inviting space. I absolutely loved the wood stove. Kelly was extremely friendly; all communications prior to our arrival were timely & detailed. She & her dog met us as we arrived. She already had a fire going and the apartment was toasty warm after a long, cold drive.

    The apartment was cozy & clean, with plenty of down comforters on the bed & cooking supplies in the kitchen. They have the most creative re-use of rock climbing ropes I've ever seen. Grocery story is just 5 min drive down the road; we had home-cooked breakfast every day. You can't do that in a hotel room!

    January 2014
  • This was my first time booking through airbnb, and I had a great experience. I went for a couple days off with my boyfriend, originally to go snowboarding. Unfortunately, the snow wasn't great but when we got there, Kelly had made sure to have a fire started for us in the furnace and was quick to make suggestions when we asked about places to eat. We ended up spending our time relaxing and visiting lake tahoe. This was the perfect getaway for us, thanks Kelly!

    January 2014
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Our accommodations were inspired by the outdoor enthusiasts we have met and played with over the past 30 years of living in Truckee. Like the friends we have made who are vacationing here, we also visit other outdoor playgrounds and have often found the need for a better bivy. So spend some time in our guest quarters and experience the Truckee the locals know and love. And speaking of other outdoor playgrounds - check out our desert option - the Cactus Crib in Joshua Tree, California. Another outdoor mecca and the perfect place to spend a quiet get-away.
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