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USA California NorthStar-Truckee Northstar Resort Listing #447

Skidder's Lair-Dog Friendly - NorthStar-Truckee, CA

74 reviews
Max occupancy: 9 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Dog-friendly  4WD/traction may be required in winter
346 Skidder Trail, NorthStar-Truckee, CA 96161

Dog-friendly condo w/ shared hot tub, pool, resort amenities, nearby beach

This dog-friendly condo in Truckee boasts a shared hot tub, pool, sauna, and tennis and provides guests with beautiful fairway and valley views and easy access to the beach and slopes.

What's nearby:
Located on a cul-de-sac on the edge of the golf course, this rental is under two miles from the Village and lifts for skiing and boarding. North Lake Tahoe is only seven miles east for waterskiing, swimming, and more, as well as Crystal Bay Casino for dining, live entertainment, and gambling. Historic downtown Truckee is seven miles west with Coffeebar, where you can hang with the locals, restaurants and bars, and quaint shops.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen (with dishwasher and granite countertops)
Dogs welcome for a small nightly fee
Door-to-door shuttle service to ski lifts or the Village
NPOA Recreation Center amenities available for a discounted $2 fee per person (up to 8), with provided recreation passes A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

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

Property permit ID: STR20-8225



Jetted tub


Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

DVD player

Netflix streaming

Sound dock



Nearby activities & attractions

Board games

Golf on-site

Downhill Skiing

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Pool table : Shared

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared





74 reviews

Darrel C. Jan 2020
Dog friendly, spacious, well appointed comfortable rooms. Easy to get to the Northstar Resort. Very quiet neighborhood.
Lori H. Jan 2020
The house is absolutely spic and span and the no shoe policy is one I heartily endorse. It is a well built home and very comfortable. And, again, it is very well maintained and the supply of linens is ample.
Kelley B. Dec 2019
The layout of the house is awesome, and it is comfortable and clean.
Jillian W. Oct 2019
This house was way more beautiful and a lot bigger than photographed. It was warm, comfortable, super convenient. We're really grateful we were able to rent while our house was without power during wildfires. Thanks for a really great escape.
Tatiana G. Aug 2019
This was a very comfortable and well maintained house! We greatly enjoyed our stay. Liked being at Northstar (convenient to drive to Truckee, Kings Beach, as well as all the great downhill mountain biking right there at Northstar!)
Eduard F. Apr 2019
It’s a great house!! We stayed there for one week. Almost no complaints about the house. A lot of pans, plates. A little bit of a lack of spices, maybe should be stocked a little bit more. However one little complaint about the light bulbs, I think should be Che changed to LED, since old bulbs are burning and it’s a lack of lights. Other than that the house is immaculate. Especially, we like the carpet. Very clean and soft.
Susann F. Mar 2019
So very comfy,clean,and a well stocked kitchen.Only one tiny problem. It was stated there was wood in the garage however there was no wood but problem solved we purchased some but after we got home we found there was not a match to be found . Problem solved,lite spaghetti noodles from the stove. Just a little ingenuity and we had a great fire . Would very much rent this fab home again .
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We do ask that guests provide their own firewood. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon!
Jennifer J. Aug 2018
Comfortable home and nice location for exploring the area
Darrel C. Aug 2018
Nice and comfortable, plenty of room for us. Everything we wanted or needed was available and in good working order.
John H. Jul 2018
We had a great time stay at this house.
Shron T. May 2018
This is a beautiful house. Really appreciated all the little notes that are posted inside.
John P. Apr 2018
We had a fantastic time at Skidders-Lair. We've stayed in alot of homes in Northstar, and this one was great for our family, probably our favorite yet. Very clean, nice amenities, updated kitchen, comfortable beds and overall very well taken care of. Will definitely rent it again.
Sandra L. Feb 2018
Stayed here with 2 couples and 3 teens for ski trip. Had a great stay! Plenty of room for everyone to hang out. Ski shuttle comes right to house which made it super convenient!
Jeff L. Jan 2018
There was tons of room, kitchen is small but still well stocked. The house was great except a few issues Im sure If not for those issues house was great! Loved that we could have our little maltese with us.. so that was awesome.. Also garage is very tight to park an suv in there.. So beware of that. But still awesome. Other than that house is awesome and would have had 5 stars if not for the housekeeping and vacasa person not even telling us they'd get get out to fix issue with the master bedroom faucet. PS the carpet was great I actually felt safe walking barefoot on it and I never ever do that in a rental or hotel... You could tell it was vacuumed and clean. Thankyou so much for that! I wish we had been there long enough to ski or start a fire but we had a wedding to attend but it was a great house!
Vicky C. Aug 2017
Carpet could be cleaned
Manager response:
A carpet clean has been scheduled. Thanks!
Paul C. Jul 2017
Thanks for a fine visit!
Anjali B. Jul 2017
We had a wonderful time at Skidder's Lair. It's a roomy house with a great layout. It's well stocked - not just 2- 3 pots and pans but enough to have cook a good meal and plenty of plates and silverware. We would go back again there in a heartbeat!
John T. Jul 2017
We're stayed here twice, once in the winter and now the summer - fantastic!
Benjo D. Apr 2017
Overall it was an enjoyable weekend because we got lucky it snowed and the house was very comfortable and had all the essentials. Very nice area and close to North Star!
Lisa M. Jan 2017
beautiful home - we had a great time.
Paul E. Jan 2017
good location. comfortable clean house. there was a lack of extra toilet paper though and no firewood for the weekend available.
Anne B. Jan 2017
We stayed at this house with friends for the New Year holiday and had a great time. Plenty of room, nice amenities and easy shuttle ride to the lifts. I'd come back again.
Brian C. Nov 2016
I want to thank the Vacasa staff for their hard work to make our staff a memorable experience.
Keith S. Oct 2016
The house was very spacious and great location close to Northstar
Eunice L. Sep 2016
Spacious rooms, quiet street, really nice! Maybe we'll be back next year!!
Sondra G. Aug 2016
Had a wonderful 5 days at this house. If going in the summer, there are a lot of wasps so bring something if you plan on sitting on any one of the 3 decks. Great location, lovely house in a beautiful setting. I will be returning for a 3rd stay!
Glenn M J. Jul 2016
Very nice place in a great location. Quiet street, well equipped and maintained house. Will rent it again.
Melissa L. Jul 2016
The property is clean and big and nicely located. It is a bit dated and we couldn't figure out how to regulate the temperature but it was otherwise great
Karen M. Jun 2016
Great location, pet friendly makes this house the perfect selection for us. Having the sofa bed in the loft makes this a 4 bedroom sleeping arrangement.
Roberta R. Apr 2016
We loved the house. There were 5 of us and 3 dogs, plenty of room for all of us. with two family rooms (one upstairs and one on main floor). Unfortunately there was no snow at the house at the time, so we had to drive to the Donner area to play in the snow (15 min). Property backed up to a an open area where the dogs could run around (two houses next us were vacant).

Kitchen was fully stocked with all the utensils and flatware needed, also some seasonings in the cupboard. All the rooms were nicely decorated and plenty of space. Bathrooms were immaculant and even stocked with shampoo and conditioner (some Body Lotion would have been nice). Three bathrooms and each had a hair drying and the master had a curling iron. I enjoyed the large jetted bath tub with sky light. We used the sleds that were in the garage as well as firewood that was provided. I would definitely recommend this house and will probably rent again.
Deanne D. Mar 2016
Great proximity to Northstar and shuttle service was awesome!!!! Lovely home. Great privacy with Master Bedroom vs. Guest rooms. Would definitely stay again.
Tim H. Feb 2016
House was very clean and organized. It was also helpful to have the shuttle service to and from Northstar.
Bryan H. Feb 2016
We rented this for a ski weekend. Nice house, very convenient to Northstar Village with quick shuttle service to and from. A little dated furnishings, but overall we were very happy with our long weekend. Definitely would rent again.
Caroline K. Jan 2016
This house is lovely and was absolutely perfect for our family. The house was very clean and the staff at Vacasa was very helpful and accessible. I look forward to utilizing their services again soon. Would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to others.
Danielle W. Dec 2015
We loved our stay at this home. It was so cozy and perfect for our family of four. We used the kitchen a TON - it was very well-stocked (and we loved the labels in the cabinets!). We also loved being in the Northstar resort - calling the shuttle for door-to-door service can't be beat!
Leslie M. Sep 2015
We stayed here Labor Day week with our adult children and we would definitely rent this house again. We were happy we could bring our dog, he's part of the family. The kitchen has top end appliances. We enjoyed the several decks - no matter what time of day there's a shady deck to relax on and later watch the sunset. We all enjoyed the easily accessible Northstar trail system to jog and bike. The pool and rec center are wonderful. The house is convenient to the Lake, Truckee, and other hiking/biking trails. Our family could easily get to whatever they wanted to do - including relaxing at the house.
Theresa S. Aug 2015
We had a great time at this house. Neighborhood was great. Close to everything and the village area is great. I would recommend staying at this house.
Nick T. Jul 2015
Showed up at check in time to only find out house cleaning was not done (communication mix up).

Called the Vacasa office who was immediately receptive and helped rectify the situation

Great location, very nice house - overall a great experience.
Elizabeth G. Apr 2015
Skidder's Lair is a beautiful, bright, open-planned home that is very family friendly (for both us humans and our four-pawed friends). The home is tastefully decorated throughout with attention to details. All bathrooms are beautifully tiled and appointed. The up-stairs master suite is very lovely and pleasant for relaxing and enjoying a good book. Our boys loved hanging out in the upstairs sitting room and claimed it as "their space". The kitchen has nice quality appliances and is fully equipped with just about anything that is needed to prepare a gourmet meal. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back.
Isabel H. Mar 2015
Great spot, so convenient to Northstar. The house was spotless and contained everything we needed to feel at home. Would definitely come again - thanks!
Joseph B. Feb 2015
Comfortable ski cabin which felt like home. Spacious. NorthStar shuttle was convenient and fast. No complaints. We hope to return next year.
Kelle H. Dec 2014
This house was perfect for a large family who also wants to bring the family dog. Layout of the house offered multiple spaces for both adults and kids to enjoy themselves and not feel crowded. House was well stocked with plenty of linens, towels and kitchen wares. Very very comfortable. The shuttle service to the village was five star service! They are literally at yor doorsteps within moments of calling. Loved this place and can't wait to go back!
Kimberly Y. Dec 2014
We enjoyed our stay at this property. The house was well equipped and very comfortable. We liked the Jacuzzi tub and updated kitchen!
Cathleen B. Aug 2014
Very nice home. We stayed in this home many years ago . We were very happy with updates that made to the home. Would stay in this home again in the future!!
Manager response:
Thanks for coming back for another stay! It's nice to hear that you were pleased with the updates. Please do come visit again.
Carol J. Jul 2014
This large home is nicely furnished and has all that you need. Lovely decks out the front and back offer summer breezes. Back deck looks up on hill and a trail - so no rear neighbors. Plenty of parking and garage for winter use. We would rent here again.
Manager response:
Its great to hear you enjoyed this beautiful home and the great deck. We look forward to seeing you again!
Donna S. Mar 2014
Great house comfortable for multiple families. We enjoyed the fireplace
Karen P. Sep 2013
We rented this house for a party of 7 and had plenty of room. The house is very well stocked, very clean, and very functional. 3 full baths were very convenient and had many towels to use. The master bedroom is HUGE. Private balconies were nice to sip our morning brew. Northstar clubhouse has a great hot tub and pool. Our guest were very happy. Best yet we were able to bring our chihuahua on our trip. It is hard to find such a nice place that allows well behaved dogs. We were very impressed and the house appeared larger than the internet pictures. We brought a queen inflatible bed, cause 1 room has two twin beds. good for a kid room, small for an adult. The house also has a long driveway so you can have up to 5 cars.
Kim R. Jan 2013
This is the 3rd home that we have rented in Northstar & by far was the most well equipped & best value for the money spent. It was awesome to have our dogs with us for the first time too:) Very clean & well appointed. Great sledding hill for kids.
Carmen C. Jan 2013
We had a great time at Skidders Lair. The house was warm and comfy. Plenty of room for the 8 guest. Loved the forest behind the house and the sled run on the side of the house. The shuttles to the village were very fast and had friendly drivers. The street plows came and cleared out snow regularly.
Would be a great house to stay at in the summer. Lots of decks and windows through out. In the winter all decks were piled high with snow and unusable. Some of our guest cleared off a small area for a couple of chairs at the back deck. The house was well stocked with appliances and dishes. They need to buy new toaster and skillets they have seen better days.
Besides a few small issues with supplies and cosmetic issues we would recommend this house for comfort, location, price and size.
Manager response:
Thank you for this feedback! We'll be sure to upgrade the toaster and pots and pans right away. Come back anytime!
Kristy R. Jan 2013
Wonderful couple of days, very comfortable home. We will definitely be back to Skidder Trail.
Gary S. Jan 2013
We had a terrific stay. It was easy to find the place, the condition was great. We hit near perfect weather as it had snowed substantially up until the day before our arrival, after which it was sunny but cool enough to maintain the great conditions. My brother-in-law and I enjoyed three days of skiing, while our older sons (17 and 20) learned snowboarding. Our younger son (10) has some special needs, so he enjoyed sledding and playing in the snow but he didn't want to try skiing or boarding. The shuttles to the Village are a fantastic convenience. In summary, it was a great week that we will always remember.
Lee F. Dec 2012
Skidder's Lair is a beautiful home in a wonderful setting, nicely furnished, and exceptionally clean. The owner has provided the home with exceptionally nice amenities - silverware, dishes, towels, etc, etc. etc. all in as new condition. It was a privilege to stay in this Northstar gem!

The friendly, professional staff at Vacasa made the whole rental process easy, from the initial reservation to checkout.