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Entire home/apt

16 Guests

4 Bedrooms

16 Beds

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About this listing

Donner Ski Cabin is a beautiful vacation home located in the North Shore region of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Donner Community is located north of the pioneer town of Truckee, California. Come and enjoy all that Tahoe and Truckee has to offer!

The space

Donner Ski Cabin is a beautiful vacation home located in the North Shore region of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Donner Community is located North of old town Truckee, California. Come and enjoy all that Tahoe and Truckee has to offer!

4 Bedrooms
3 Baths
3 Levels
Fully Furnished
Sleeps up to 18 (10 in private bedrooms)
2460 Square Feet
2 Car Garage with off-street parking for 7 more cars
40 Minutes From Reno
25 Minutes to Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal & North Star at Tahoe
5 Minutes to Tahoe Donner downhill skiing for beginners
11 Minutes to the beach at Donner Lake
28 Minutes to the beach at Lake Tahoe
30 minutes to gambling!
Stocked Kitchen
Additional Kitchenette
Cable TV & 2 DVDs
46' Sony Big Screen HDTV
Dolby Surround Stereo
Cable Internet
Wireless Internet & thermostat control
2 Large Decks
Hardwood Floors
Central Heat/Air + Wood Burning Stove
Gas BBQ Grill
6 Person Hot Tub!
Great Views
Skylights provide bright atmosphere
Vaulted Ceilings
3 Mountain Bicycles (ride at your own risk)
Sleds for the slope in the back yard
Recreation Center with exercycles/weights/pool/spa only 1.5 mile away, with discounts for guests
Great restaurant, The Lodge, right at the golf course only 1.5 mile away
Hike the Tahoe Donner Trails from the house!
1.5 mile to Downhill or Cross Country Skiing

Keywords: Ski, House, Cabin, Chateau

Price includes 12% City of Truckee tax

Guest access

Two guest passes allow a total of 8 people to access amenities at Tahoe Donner at one time.

Interaction with guests

As much as needed. Phone number: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

Other things to note

This is our rental agreement form:

Booking Confirmation

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation. We hope that you have a pleasant stay.

The property is located at:

13217 Hillside Drive
Truckee, CA 96161

Your confirmation is as follows:

Check-in date: / /201 after 4 pm PST (Please call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for possible early check-in)
Check-out date: : / /201 by 11am PST (Please call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for possible late check-out)

Number of adults:
Number of children:

Rental rate and fees are as follows:

The total cost would be:

Nites X $700/nite = $
12% ta(URL HIDDEN) $ included
Cleanin(URL HIDDEN) $ 300
Security deposi(URL HIDDEN)400 (returnable if no damage or excessive cleaning necessary)

To reserve, your deposit of 50% ($ ) is due as soon as possible.

The remainder of the payment ($ ) is due two weeks before the Check-in Date, that is, on / / .

Please sign and return the attached rental agreement. After the first payment is received, I will remove the property from the available list. As soon as I receive the last payment, I will provide instructions for entry to the property.

Thanks, and have a great vacation!


This Short Term Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between Glenn Borchardt (“Homeowner”) an(URL HIDDEN)(“Guest”) as of the date last set forth on the signature page of this Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1.Property. The property is located at:

13217 Hillside Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

The property is furnished and includes all common appliances, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, linens, towels, etc. Bikes and sleds may be used at your own risk.

2.Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of Guest and the following persons:

(URL HIDDEN)friends_______

3.Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 18 persons.

4. Minimum Stay: This property requires a 2-night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than 2 nights, the guest will be charged the 2-night rate.

5. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules attached as Exhibit A at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property.

6. Access: Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.

7. Security Deposit and Cleaning Fees
The security deposit shall be refunded within 60 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
i.damage to the property or furnishings;
ii.dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
iii.any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay or failure to lock doors and windows during checkout.
iv.The cleaning fee is non-refundable and applied toward the rental fees. (If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately by cal(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or 530-KODODSC.)

8. Cancellation Policy: If Guests wish to cancel their reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

100% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled 14 days prior to the Check-in Date

9. Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance. Refunds only will be made for nights missed because of road closures of more than 8 hours.

10. Payment: Acceptable payment methods are personal check, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), or credit card.
Checks may be sent to:

Glenn Borchardt
6035 Ocean View Drive
Oakland, CA 94618

You also can send payments to my personal (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) email address at:


The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set forth below.



Name (print)Glenn BorchardtName (print): _______ _____

Date: / / Date: __________

Phone # (during stay): (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)Phone # (during stay): __________

Exhibit A

1.NO smoking inside the cabin. Smoking is allowed outside only.
2.People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3.Quiet hours in Tahoe Donner are 10 pm to 6 am. If you disturb the neighbors too much during those hours, you might receive a BIG fine.
4.Donner Ski Cabin is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
5.Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
6.Only use appliances for their intended uses.
7.Pets are NOT allowed.
8.Parking: Parking is limited to 9 vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in the garage and in the driveway only. Parking on the road is not permitted during winter. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. The two guest passes and the two garage door remotes must be returned to the north wall of the garage. The charge for missing remotes is $100 each.
9.Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the cabin.
10.Hot Tub: No children under the age of 2 years are permitted in the hot tub at any time. Children younger than 12 years must have adult supervision. When using the hot tub, remember there is a certain health risk associated with this facility. Use at your own risk. On arrival, check the bromine floater to make sure that it contains 2 tablets (stored below the kitchen sink). All guests should take showers before using the hot tub. At the end of the day, please add 1 heaping tablespoon of chlorine shock and turn on the jets. Remember when not using the hot tub, leave cover on so hot tub will stay warm.
11.Fireplace: The downstairs fireplace is propane gas controlled by the thermostat on the south wall of the den. The upstairs fireplace is wood-fired. Please follow the lighting instructions and be sure to close the two vents when you check out. Put ashes in the metal container for disposal by the homeowner. Please do not place any combustible materials on top of or near the fireplaces
12.Sewer: The cabin is on the city sewer system. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the system, you could be charged damages of up to $400.
13.Storms: No refunds will be given for nights missed due to storms unless the roads are officially declared impassable to 4-wheel drive vehicles for more than 8 hours.
14.Please fax this signed form to: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or mail it to 6035 Ocean View Drive, Oakland, 94618.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 16
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $300
Security Deposit: $600
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Rules are on the kitchen counter. Actually, there are 18 beds with this arrangement:

BR1 2 twins or 1 "Tahoe King"
BR2 1 double and a twin
BR3 1 double and a twin
BR4 1 "Tahoe King" or 2 twins
Great room 2 double futons
Den 1 Queen futon, 2 twins



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Michelle User Profile
January 2017
This house was amazing. It was cold while we were there and the house was always perfectly warm - everything worked perfectly and there were a lot of supplies on hand - spices and condiments to use. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Cristina User Profile
December 2016
We all had a great time at this place. There was plenty of blankets, towels and space for everyone to sleep. We enjoyed playing with the snow right outside the house. We would do it again.

Charlie User Profile
January 2016
The cabin was great. We just asked our guests what they thought and they said the cabin was very spacious and comfortable.

Sara User Profile
January 2016
We had a great experience here! Everything went smoothly and as expected.

Amanda User Profile
December 2015
Great house! It was very comfortable and well-supplied. There were plenty of towels and lots of bedding. The kids loved having the bunk room downstairs while the adults (and one less-adventurous child) took the bedrooms. Instructions were all clearly spelled out in a packet on the counter.
Glenn User Profile
Response from Glenn:
Amanda: Thanks for the review. Hope you can visit the cabin again sometime! Glenn
December 2015

Sandi User Profile
December 2015
We drove up to the cabin late Christmas Eve afternoon. It was snowing! When we pulled up into the driveway, it was shoveled and ready for us. When we got inside, there were Christmas lights around the big windows and it was toasty warm! The next day, the rest of our big family drove up and we spent a day mostly inside watching the snow. The view out the back is spectacular, and you can see for miles! The day after Christmas was a perfect day, cold with blue skies. We spent most of the day outside, building an igloo and sledding. It was a very memorable holiday! The cabin is beautiful and fully furnished with everything you need for comfort. There was plenty of wood in the garage so we could have a fire going in the living room. It is located in such a beautiful setting. It really was a magical Christmas for us. We would definitely do it again!
Glenn User Profile
Response from Glenn:
Glad you liked the cabin. The igloo was a special touch. BTW: I found out that the way to fry eggs is to use butter so they won't stick (via my grandson).
December 2015

Jonathan User Profile
December 2015
Glenn was awesome! Great communication leading up to the trip. FANTASTIC cabin (the pictures don't do it justice). Great vibe and energy. We accidentally fell into the TV and broke it during our stay -- Glenn was very accommodating, and found a good deal for us on a used tv of the same model, rather than sending us a bill for a brand new top of the line TV. Thanks for saving us money on that Glenn. Can't say enough positive things!

Oakland, California, United States · Joined in January 2013
Glenn User Profile

I live with my wife in Oakland by way of San Francisco, Denver, Oregon, and Wisconsin. I am a double diamond skier with a season pass at Squaw and a Core Pass at Sugar Bowl.

I have 50 years of theoretical, experimental, and observational experience as a scientist especially interested in scientific philosophy. Although I have produced over 400 scientific reports, including journal articles, chapters, books, and computer programs, the best by far is my book, "The Scientific Worldview: Beyond Newton and Einstein" (Understanding the Universal Mechanism of Evolution)" (iUniverse, 2007). It poses the ultimate challenge to the current, wildly popular, though absurd claim that the universe is finite and that it exploded out of nothing. The book is completely logical from beginning to end in support of an infinite universe and a scientific philosophical approach that will replace the Big Bang Theory and the "systems philosophy" supporting it. The challenge for me is to get readers intelligent enough and educated enough to handle the ideas presented and to understand the book's great significance. The paradigm that I propose is antithetical to conventional physics and astronomy and cannot be taken seriously by those who hold the idealism of mathematics to be the true test of reality. There is a lot more about

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