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USA California Truckee Tahoe Donner Listing #2867

The Ponderosa - Truckee, CA

35 reviews
Max occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 3 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
14311 Wolfgang Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

Gorgeous hand-built log home with mountain views, shared hot tub, & pool

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

Built from scratch, this custom Tahoe Donner vacation rental offers true log cabin ambiance. From a beautiful deck with mountain views, to a gorgeous gas fireplace, to three bedrooms and a loft, you'll admire all the loving details of this beautiful home.

Situated in the heart of Tahoe Donner, you're not far from all the delights in town and the recreation facilities (please note that there is a fee). The Tahoe Donner Ski Area is just over four miles away and the Tahoe Donner Golf Course is just two miles away. Downtown Truckee is only seven miles from your door.

This home will take your breath away the minute you park your car. A large wrap-around deck boasts plentiful furniture and spots to enjoy the mountain view. Head up a short set of steps to the entrance to the Ponderosa. Rough-hewn log walls captivate and the living room features hardwood floors, high ceilings, and plentiful couches, including a sofabed, perfect for relaxing. Grab a DVD from the extensive movie library, pop it into the flatscreen TV, and enjoy a night in. Savor a good book in front of the inviting gas fireplace or look for stars through the myriad large windows.

An open-floor plan extends into the dining room, which boasts a 12-seat wooden dining room set as well as a gorgeous hutch and a hand-hewn bench. A door leads to the deck for easy access when dining al fresco.

The kitchen is a gourmand's dream, with the amenities every home chef needs and desires. Stainless steel appliances abound, from the fridge to the range to the dishwasher. There's counter space galore, making meal prep a breeze, whether indoors or al fresco via the outdoor gas grill. Two rustic log stumps offer up a place to enjoy a nosh at the breakfast bar and island.

This home has three bedrooms as well as a sleeping loft, offering accommodations for up to 10 people. The master is a sight to behold. A king bed sits in a gorgeous wood bed frame, while a bed bench and small couch offer additional places to relax in the expansive carpeted space. A door leads to the deck for a morning cup of joe at sunrise, and an en suite bath, with dual sinks, a shower built for two, and a gorgeous tub, invites one to let their worries ebb away.

A second bedroom features a queen bed, a large mirror, wood beams, and an en suite full bath. A third bedroom boasts two twin beds under patchwork quilts, and wood furniture. Another bath with a standalone shower lies just down the hall. The sleeping loft, accessible via the living room, offers additional beds for extra sleeping options. Up to 10 guests can comfortably sleep here.

This home has many amenities, from free WiFi to a private washer and dryer to games. A private dock is available at the Tahoe Donner Marina on Donner Lake and The Trout Creek Recreation Center offers fitness machines, group classes, a pool, a sauna, and a hot tub (for an additional fee with your provided guest pass).

Tahoe Donner is one of the most popular destinations in North Lake Tahoe due to its myriad of activities. Improve your handicap at the golf course or hit the slopes nearby (you can even go to other area resorts such as Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, or Northstar California). Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are popular on Donner Lake, where you can launch your craft from the member-only Marina.

Built to last, this gorgeous and expansive Truckee vacation rental is the perfect spot to enjoy all the activities of North Lake Tahoe.

RCN # 469



Gym/fitness room

Adult bikes

Board games

Golf on-site

Tennis court : Shared


Basketball court : Shared


Golf Nearby


Pool : Shared


Washer/dryer : Private

Gas fireplace

Sauna : Shared







Internet : Suddenlink


Cable : Suddenlink

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming



Hot tub : Shared

Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs


35 reviews

Ricky S. Oct 2019
Property was a perfect location for our family vacation. The house was spacious, well kept and provided all of the supplies that were needed. Very happy we chose this home.
Patti Z. Aug 2019
House was very dirty, neglected and abused. So many items needed repair or replacement (ice maker, water dispenser, lights, toaster, lamp, broken kitchen, bedroom & bath cabinets, grill rusted & dirty, ceiling fans not properly operating, only 1 TV operating, no DVD or movies, dishwasher didn't dry dishes, no instructions provided for anything but WIFI and sole TV, dirty blinds & windows, cobwebs throughout.....such a disappointment and no refund of cleaning fee offered to date. A true disappointment for us and our guests but we still managed to have a great vacation despite the condition of the house. Shame on Vacasa!
Manager response:
We are disappointed to read your review and hear you did not enjoy your stay. We brought a new toaster, lamp, and wine glasses for you, and we would have happily recleaned the home to your satisfaction had you notified us of the need right away. The windows cannot be done between each reservation due to their height, but we are in the process of finding a contractor to clean them regularly. We are also working on replacing the BBQ and ensuring the TV works consistently. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Deborah M. Jul 2019
Spacious home; log cabin feel unique and fun. Living room area and master suite roomy and comfortable. Convenient location for access to recreation.
Edberg S. Jun 2019
We enjoyed our stay at the Ponderosa. Only minor complaint was that we ran out of hot water from time to time in the master bedroom shower
Brian H. Jun 2019
We had a great time! This is a beautiful cabin, especially the master suite! Plenty of space for our family of five, tons of towels, blankets, and everything we needed for eating in! It was a great price for what you get and such a great location! We were only a short drive from roller skating at Northstar, horseback riding at Piping Rock Equestrian Center, mini golf at Magic Carpet, and rafting with Tahoe Whitewater Tours! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cabin!
Danube P. Jan 2019
This house was roomy and they paved the driveway for us in the winter. When electricity was out the Vacasa rep made sure to call us back to let us know the situation. Beds were comfy, fireplace was awesome. Would come back again!
Vecthyna V. Aug 2018
Loved the house. Would rent again.
Yamil S. Feb 2018
Our stay at The ponderosa in Truckee was very pleasant. Totally made our trip feel more “ homey”. Very comfortable and like your own home. Can’t wait until next year to book !
Amy M. Feb 2018
This house was perfect for our needs. Beautiful location and plenty of room. We would definitely stay here again.
Joshua K. Jan 2018
We had a lovely time at the Ponderosa. The house is special -beautiful, spacious and well cared for in a very nice neighborhood. There is plenty of room for you and your family. The house has everything you need for a great trip to the mountains.

Vacasa rentals (who manage the rental) were also extremely responsive. Although they needed to change our house a few days before the rental, the alternatives they offered and the service they provided was superb- making switching houses simple and pain free. They answer the phone, are friendly, and helpful. They genuinely want to improve your stay. Great job!
Jay L. Nov 2017
Beautiful cabin.
Erin S. Oct 2017
Beautiful home. Excessive cleaning deposit in my opinion to simply change linens in comparable similar homes. Check out requests dishes washed, laundry started and garbage emptied. Personally we left it spotless. Would like to go back now that we know how to access key better but hopefully no bats guarantee and/or fee adjustment would balance that out.
Jorge F. Sep 2017
great place to spent time with the family .
Susan R. Aug 2017
We really enjoyed our stay here. Property was comfortable and large enough for 10 people (3 families). We had everything we needed and would definitely rent it again.
Miguel F. Aug 2017
Its a beautiful house beautiful location
Harriett K. Apr 2017
My husband and I and two young godchildren truly enjoyed our stay at The Ponderosa. I would have given it a five star rating had it not been for the difficulties we had gaining entry to the home (by staff own admission we had be given wrong access code); and for the fact that snow had not been cleared from the stairs and driveway entry( we had to shovel snow to get our car in the garage). From the outside, it looked as if we were not expected. Once inside, all was fine, and the comfort of the home made it easy to disengage from out initial difficulties. The home is spacious and beautifully appointed. Amenities abound from the beautiful electric fireplace which is warm and inviting, to the large flat screen HD TV, to the fully stocked stainless steel kitchen. The house is very clean and well maintained. All three bedrooms have en suite baths and were well stocked with comfortable bedding, towels , body products, even hairdryers and shower caps! The upper floor master bedroom is a retreat unto itself. SPOILER ALERT: You won't believe the master bathroom- truly jaw-dropping. The home is filled with rustic charm and makes for a superb mountain getaway. It is a great place for kids with a loft/sleeping area which for older kids is quite suitable for games and play. Overall I feel the home is a great offering; and well worth the price. We loved it. Our kids loved it. I would definitely stay again.
Mike G. Apr 2017
We have stayed at this property multiple times and it is always a pleasure. The home is well kept and comfortable. Vacasa makes the process simple and stress free.
I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone considering staying in the Tahoe Donner / Truckee area.
Geoffrey N. Feb 2017
This was a great house. As others have said, the hill out back is really fun for sledding. The kitchen is well designed and adequately stocked with dishes and cookware. The living room is wide open and comfortable. Tahoe Donner downhill and cross country skiing is super close. Only one word of warning: the house is on a hilly street that isn't plowed all that quickly or frequently after a snowstorm.
Sarah M. Jan 2017
Loved the cabin! Great location! Had a great time.
Mike G. Nov 2016
We have rented several properties in the area over the years and this one, once again, exceeded our expectations. This was our second stay at the Ponderosa and it likely won't be our last.
Karen N. Apr 2016
The backyard makes a GREAT sledding hill!
Rebecca F. Mar 2016
We had an excellent time! Kitchen had everything we needed, made a huge dinner and we all had room to cook. The living room was comfortable, the fireplace (gas) was nice and hot. I loved the warm floor tiles in the masterbathroom, felt great in the middle of the night. We sat out on the balcony, drank some beers and enjoyed the view.

I would certainly stay here again, thanks!!
Parthiv P. Mar 2016
We loved this house - great location - in the tahoe donner community, within close vicinity of a lot of ski resorts as well as great places to eat in Truckee, very well kept and very professionally managed - were pleased to find all the various accessories in the kitchen and in the bath rooms. Highly recommended for your winter / ski trips to the Tahoe area.
Christian H. Mar 2016
We love the house and location. Snow abounded around the house allowing us to make a snowman with our 5 years-old. He was also delighted with the tubing, sledding and snowman making at the golf course about a mile away. The house was perfect for us too. SMART TV was a good add as our son was able to watch his favorite programs on our phones. Proximity to restaurants was nice too!
Richard Z. Jan 2016
Fun times smiles in everybodies faces and will definitely come back
Mike G. Nov 2015
We have rented various properties in the Truckee area and this is by far the nicest, most well stocked, comfortable property we have had the opportunity to enjoy. We spent a week here with our kids and everyone enjoyed themselves. A great kitchen and open floor plan, beautiful master retreat, and everything is well appointed and stocked.