USA California Nevada County Truckee Listing #1149

The Gathering Place - Truckee, CA

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40 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Spacious Lodge Near Donner Lake with Shared Pool & Hot Tub

**Note: the use of Tahoe Donner HOA facilities requires additional daily fees.

Looking for a luxurious place to stay in the Tahoe-Donner area? This amazing three bedroom Tahoe Donner rental is just the getaway you've been looking for! You'll enjoy an elegant interior, new furnishings, great outdoor amenities like swimming pools, golf, tennis, and the peace and quiet of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains.

Inside, you'll find beautiful hardwood floors, wood beamed ceilings, and gorgeous design accents. In the formal living room you can sit back on the comfortable sectional sofa, and watch a DVD or satellite on the plasma flatscreen HDTV.

In the chef-inspired kitchen, there's everything you could possibly want - a stainless steel refrigerator, gas range, oven, ample counter space, champagne and martini glasses, a rice cooker, lots of platters, roasting pans - even a waffle maker for lively weekend brunches. This bright space gets a lot of natural light from the windows by the sink, so you can even snap some photos of your vacations meals and make all your friends jealous.

In addition to the living room, right off the dining room, is a large family room with a foosball table, gas fireplace, another plasma flatscreen HDTV, DVD player, and spots for everyone to sit back and relax. Let the kids watch a movie in this space, while the adult have their own movie and martini night in the living room in front of the fire. Grab a book from the shelf and curl up on the window seat with a mug of tea for an afternoon of quiet reading. You'll also find board games, movie libraries, and video games here to provide even more entertainment options.

On sunny days, take to the outdoor deck and enjoy the pine tree-lined scenery! There's a gas grill for summer barbecues and patio furniture so that everyone has a spot. On chilly nights, turn on the heat lamp and do some star gazing, maybe with a champagne toast. It's also the ideal place for a morning cup of coffee while you enjoy the sun, cool mountain breeze, and morning birdsongs.

After a day of skiing, hiking, or biking, you'll have a good night's sleep here in one of the three luxurious upstairs bedrooms. The occupant of the master suite will be pampered by cherry wood furniture, a TV and DVD player, and a private master bathroom with a jetted tub, vanity with double sinks, and a walk-in shower. A second bedroom features a rustically elegant pine bed frame with a queen bed, and in the third bedroom, there are two sets of twin bunk beds - let the kids have a slumber party every night. This Tahoe Donner rental will comfortably sleep up to eight guests, and includes a washer and dryer so you're covered for longer stays as well.

And while this amazing Lake Tahoe vacation rental will definitely provide lots of great memories, you'll have so much to do here in the popular Lake Tahoe region! This rental is nestled in the base village of Tahoe Donner Ski Areas, only a ten minute walk, or a two minute drive from your front door to the ticket office and lift area, creating a hassle-free experience.

This mountain community is 30 minutes away from five more ski areas - Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, and Squaw Valley, offering ample pickings for skiers/riders hungry for variety. Closer to home, Tahoe Donner amenities (with a discounted fee) include swimming pools, shared hot tubs, golf, tennis, bocci ball, a private beach at Donner Lake, and a ski area with tubing hill.

Tahoe Donner offers amazing recreational amenities for every season of the year: three pools (one is year-round outdoor heated lap pool) tennis center, tennis pro shop, golf course, driving range, golf pro shop, fitness center, winter snow play area, ski area, equestrian center cross-country ski center, close to Coyote Moon golf course. The members-only beach club and boat launch on Donner Lake features a beach, boat launch, rentals: boat, kayak, paddleboard, etc., cafe, facilities, parking. All the standard Tahoe Donner amenities are $8 a day for any and all you can use in a day. Non-standard amenities cost more: equestrian, golf, ski, and fitness classes.

This historic town of Truckee boasts shops, galleries, and restaurants - foodies will be sure to find a hidden gem for a memorable meal out. In the summer, make the short drive to Kings Beach to play on the sand, take a lake cruise, or just enjoy the sights of crystal blue Lake Tahoe. And just a few miles east, across the Nevada state line, you'll find casinos like Crystal Bay for more entertainment options.

Plan a stay at this gorgeous Truckee for a Lake Tahoe retreat you won't soon forget!

RCN # 469

City/town permit number: STR21-00834

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub


Baby gates

High chair

Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Mountain view


Internet : AT&T


Cable : DirecTV

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Downhill Skiing



Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Adult bikes

Board games

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared

Children's bikes

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private


40 reviews

Todor T. Mar 2022
I have been renting cabins in Tahoe-Donner area for the last 4 years almost monthly. This cabin by far is one of the best gems we found. SUPER KIDS FRIENDLY - GREAT KITCHEN/DINING AREA - VERY COMFORTABLE RELAXATION AREA - The owners have mastered all possible details in the house. Very clean. Great value for the money. Will definitely rent again. Thank you for your hospitality!
Reona G. Jan 2022
Very clean cabin. Close to snow play areas.
Naomi D. Dec 2021
We enjoyed our stay at the Gathering Place. Great location, easy to get to, clean, plenty of space for our two families, all the necessities in the kitchen and game room! A few minor updates to make this stay even better:
1) The kids enjoyed a lovely bath in the upstairs primary bathroom, especially loved the jets! Only issue was a small leak developed downstairs and drops of water came through the pine ceiling near the fireplace. This should probably be fixed sooner rather than later! Also one sink in the primary bath didn't drain properly.
2) Bunk beds were great, kids also enjoyed these. But they were wobbly and squeaky. Time for a tighten up?
3) The gas fireplace made a loud sreaching nose when we turned it on. It would've been nice to have a fire, but it was not a pleasant noise.
4) Bed: these were fine, I would suggest an update, they sagged a bit in the middle.

Other than that, we enjoyed our stay. Hopefully these are easy fixes for the next guest!
Manager response:
Hi Naomi, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to hear your feedback about your stay! We appreciate you bringing the small leak and condition of the bunk beds to our attention. Please rest assured that we will follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your feedback. We're looking forward to hosting you again for another enjoyable stay!
Long . Feb 2020
everything was perfect, including the weather! host was there shoveling the drive way just after the storm to ensure our stay was pleasant. Will be booking again soon!
Howard P. Jan 2020
So we'll equipped and stocked for us 5 adults. Garage a definite plus. Accessed through the garage. Couldn't access the key in the lock box. A definite recommend to stay here again.
Melanie M. Dec 2019
From cookware to coffee grinders/makers to salad spinners to fondue sets...this place literally has everything you'd ever need! Add to the fully stocked kitchen all the CDs and DVDs (kids and adults), and you will find as we did that this is an exceptional family rental. Thank you!!
Anonymous Guest . Sep 2019
Very nice place to stay. Well located for our needs and kitchen had everything you might need. We cooked alot and appreciated all of the convenience. Had a small issue when checking in and it was taken care of immediately.
Weston H. Aug 2019
Beautiful home and a great location! The only reason we rated it 4 stars instead of 5 was due to: - Day pass at the gym was $15, not $12 as posted on listing. - check out time was actually 10am, not 11am as posted on listing. - Pillows and guest beds are overdue for an update. Vary worn down. - Only one bath towel provided per person, no extras available. Also, no wash cloths were in the home. - Missing batteries in almost all of the remotes for TV, Cable, DVD. - Direct TV kept losing signal every 10 mins, luckily plenty of DVDs to watch. - Oven didn't work upon arrival, but on the plus side, the property manager was quick to respond and have maintenance out 1st thing the next morning to fix. Overall we enjoyed our stay and loved how family friendly the home was. Multiple pack and plays were available for the little ones as well as highchairs. Really enjoyed the big open floor plan and large table in the kitchen/dining room for the whole
James H. Aug 2018
This was our third year renting the "Gathering Place" and we plan to return again next year. It's clean, well furnished, fully equipped, with lot's of living space, and it's in a quiet area.
Joe O. Feb 2018
I was very comfortable in the Gathering Place. Well laided out and roomie. Everything worked except the blower on the gas fireplace. Lots of supplies for the stay to include light bulbs. The garage fit my 4x4 truck. That was nice. No clearing off snow in the morning. The driveway was cleared of snow by early morning.
George A. Jan 2018
We loved the house, clean, spacious and warm.
Colby M. Dec 2017
Absolutely love staying in Tahoe Donner. This house was perfect for our large group. Extremely clean, and updated. We'll be back!
Yahmai G. Oct 2017
I have stayed here twice. Both times I was very satisfied with the cleanliness and convenient process. The layout of the house is perfect. I love the two living rooms. Works great if you have kids/young adults. Thank you for opening your home to us!
Terry S. Sep 2017
Very comfortable property for long weekend with family. Lots of space. Nice BBQ and deck. Also passes to rec area.
YungChi L. Apr 2017
The reason I chose that title was due to the amount of snow packed around the property so it was not easy to be spotted but once there it was a joy to be in. It snowed so much that we could see white all around us. The property is really nice and the location is impeccable, literally within minutes to 2 great ski locations. I'm sure I'll be back with higher expectations of the place.
Victor M. Mar 2017
This was a great location to base ourselves for skiing (only 25 minutes from Squaw Valley) and having use of both garages was a big plus, thank you. If you have teen or younger children (our party was adults only) and they do not mind sharing a room, the third bedroom has two bunk beds. If you are going for skiing we'd recommend a 4x4 as the neighborhood roads are not plowed for minor accumulation, at least they were not while we were there; however, once you get out onto the main roads this is less of an issue.
Steven D. Jan 2017
This was a nice home with easy access to Donner downhill ski resort. There are board games and lots of DVDs which was fun. Also had good space in the back yard for snow play.
Joelle H. Nov 2016
The Gathering Place was the perfect spot for our family to spend a few days over Thanksgiving. The living space was great for different activities at the same time - space for all (teens, parents, and grandparents). The property is clean and well stocked. Added bonus that the driveway gets plowed after a snow storm! We thought we would be shoveling! Neighborhood streets are not plowed (at least early in the day), so bring the appropriate vehicle if snow is expected. Our smaller cars (CR-Vs), even with chains on the tires, would not have been able to get out.
Daisy B. Nov 2016
My family stayed here recently and had a great time. We have a 3 year old, 1 1/2 year old and a 2 month old and found the house to be mostly childproof! We walked in and discovered there was not much they could get into. There were appropriate movies, games and could find sleighs in the garage for us to use. There are stairs, but the home has a baby gate in the garage that you can put up if necessary.
Amy B. Oct 2016
The property was very clean! We loved the home! It was perfect for our reunion weekend! Thank you!
Diane P. Aug 2016
The house was attractive , furnished well and
Comfortable for a family vacation
Diane Phillips
Mary F. Aug 2016
This home has a wonderful deck and patio furniture.
Jim H. Jul 2016
Sometimes slide shows look better than the real thing. In this case, we found the "Gathering Place" to be even better than the slide show. We're planning to go back!
Peter S. Mar 2016
The home was well furnished. The area quiet and beautiful. The house is nicely laid out and worked well for a little family gathering.
Jennifer R. Feb 2016
Very comfortable, clean, full of amenities. Will definitely the to book this place again when we need a house this size.
Melody G. Jan 2016
We rented this home in anticipation of watching NFL playoff games and playing in the snow with our kids. When the cable went out, we were blown off by Vacasa and told we could call the cable company to figure it out. One our last day there was a water leak on the interior wall and it took hours before Vacasa called me back. The home was great, well-stocked and loved the location, but the management was lacking.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We apologize that the cable was acting up during your stay; unfortunately, cable and internet providers will not troubleshoot with our agents as they are not physically in the home. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you during your stay. The Property Manager will address the leak as quickly as possible. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the home!
Christopher C. Nov 2015
Was conveniently located, solid bedrooms, great kitchen, and useful amenities (snowshoes). Would absolutely recommend.
Katrin F. Jul 2015
What a fantastic place! We were two families and loved it! Great layout, so clean and everything we needed was there! Would always rent again and suggest to friends and family! Very fair priced and easy to book! Well done!
Andy B. Jan 2015
The Gathering place was fabulous. We are a family of four and spent the New Year's holiday with another family of four. The condition of the home was excellent and it was very well stocked. We also loved the floor plan and the two living room areas which gave us plenty of room to spread out. We would definitely return again. Thanks!
Michele B. Sep 2014
The gathering place is truly a place for family and friends to enjoy great times together. The kitchen was also very well stocked.
Ruben F. Apr 2014
The house layout is such that actually encourages gathering in different places of the house. We were lucky that it had just snowed the night before. The natural beauty of the area was spectacular. The amenities provided was exactly as advertised. Looking forward to the next visit.