USA California Nevada County Truckee Listing #28430

The Bear's Den - Truckee, CA

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23 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 7 comfortably  4 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Dog-friendly home w/ wood fireplace, gas grill, shared pool & private hot tub

This sunny home has room for everyone, even the family dog! Enter into a lovely great room with vaulted ceilings, a full kitchen with breakfast bar, and room to dine inside or on the deck. After a long day of exploring, relax in the jetted tub, the private hot tub, or at the shared pool at the Trout Creek Rec Center. Of course, it's not a vacation without grilling on the private gas grill.

What's nearby:
Take part in all of the great nearby Tahoe-Donner amenities at Trout Creek Rec Center and Tahoe Donner tennis center. Enjoy the slopes at the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort (less than two miles away) or drive a little further out to Northstar California Resort (just over 13 miles out). Spend a beautiful California day taking in the scenery at Donner Lake, just over 11 miles from this home (guests can use the private Tahoe Donner beach!). Tahoe Donner has 60+ miles of hiking, biking, riding trails and fire service roads for guests to explore.

Things to know:
Free WiFi and cable
Full kitchen
4WD/traction is required in winter

*Following the Tahoe Donner HOA agreements, gatherings of people not renting the home are not allowed. Authorities will be notified if there is a party or large gathering in the home.
*No excessive noise and/or trash
*All exterior lights must be turned off between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am, seven days a week

City/town permit number: STR21-00927

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



Jetted tub




Baby gates

Children's games

High chair

Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Mountain view


Internet : Suddenlink


Cable : Suddenlink

DVD player

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Downhill Skiing


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Shared

Adult bikes

Board games

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared

Children's bikes

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


23 reviews

Alan B. Sep 2022
location, facility, and ease of process.
Christopher H. Jun 2022
The house is well appointed with a great layout and the beds, linens, towels etc. were all super comfortable. The location is convenient to the golf course, Trout Creek Rec Center, and the ski slope/XC Ski/MTB Trail area. We will definitely be back!
Robert B. Jun 2022
School ended and we headed to Truckee looking to start our summer break. What a treat! A great house in quiet area with all the amenities. It was a great choice for our kids, our dog and ourselves. We would definitely go back!
Glenn N. Apr 2022
Loved everything except that there was no propane when we got there. We called and they couldn’t come until the next day.
Manager response:
Glenn, we are so glad to hear that you had an overall great stay with us. we apologize that the propane was not filled upon your arrival and for any delay in addressing this. We will work with our team to close any maintenance gaps and appreciate you allowing us the chance to improve. We hope to host you for another great stay in the future!
Brady M. Mar 2022
Nice open floor plan and plenty of supplies. Good location in TD to walk on street with dogs and baby. Would rent again.
Robert L. Feb 2022
Overall, we enjoyed our stay overall at the beautiful property. Plenty of parking. Comfortable beds. Nice decor. Place was thoroughly very clean upon arrival. Vacasa is good to send lock box and wifi password the day of check-in, and remind you of check out.

However, there were some things in the house that do require repair or wasn't working prior to our arrival:
There were a few broken wood shutters in dining and game room. Game room gas fireplace did not work, couldn't turn on with remote, no instructions provided. Game room TV cable/Netflix wasn't working.
It would have been nice to include more instructions on how to turn things on, how to adjust heat thermostat, check in and check out procedures like in a binder placed in living room coffee table or kitchen.

Despite these inconveniences and few broken items, we still enjoyed our stay and look forward to return again in future.
Manager response:
Hello, Robert! Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you overall enjoyed your visit. Our team is aware of the broken shutters. Unfortunately, some guests do not know how to close them properly and our team is constantly fixing them. The owner is looking at replacing them this summer. We will have the gas fireplace looked at. The fireplace is brand new and we believe it may be an issue with the remote batteries. We keep new batteries under the sink for guests to use if needed. We hope we can host you again!
Raul S. Nov 2020
We loved everything about the house. The only issue we had was that when we were about to go to bed we noticed there was a bunch of hair in the sheets so we had to rewash the sheets. Not ideal for the first night but we got through it. We would go back, nice area and beautiful.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Raul. We are delighted to hear that you loved your stay and apologize if the cleanliness of the sheets left something to be desired. We will follow-up with our housekeeping team to see that future cleans are completed to our standards, and we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Sharon R. Oct 2020
Months ago, we booked a house for an annual family reunion! Unfortunately, the house had cancelled their contract and I was at a loss and panic about what to do. We wound up at The Bear's Den, which completely saved the day. We had a total of seven people, and although we all had a place to sleep, what I was told was 3 full bathrooms, turned out to be only 2 1/2. Despite this, it was a beautifully spacious house with a well stocked kitchen and private decks. However, when we first arrived the smell of gas was all over. My husband found that the propane tank had been left open and the outside barbeque burners were on!!
Manager response:
Thank you for providing us with your feedback, Sharon. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Bear's Den. We sincerely apologize for the smell of gas upon arrival. This was an accident on our part and has never happened at this home before. We have spoken to both our housekeeping and maintenance staff and have asked them to make sure to always double-check the BBQs to ensure they are not being left on. We will ensure this does not happen again in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!
Jill D. Sep 2020
We escaped for a short getaway with our 16 year old son and our dog. We loved the house! He was able to do virtual school in the bonus room and we had the upstairs to ourselves! Loved having coffee on the deck in the mornings. Loved the cozy furnishings and the cabin feel. Great views. Kitchen was great for cooking and had everything we needed. Loved the master bed. So comfortable. Also loved easy entrance without having to climb stairs to get into house. This home is large enough for two families. Due to Covid, we were not allowed to use the hot tub. Hopefully on our next stay! This house is also close to so much! Bike trails, downtown Truckee, etc. Would definitely recommend!
C T. Sep 2020
We stayed in the Bear's Den for Labor Day weekend with the family. Beautiful home and well stocked with amenities and ample space. Home was very clean and I felt safe taking my family during COVID. Vacasa staff is friendly and great to work with. Will definitely stay at this home again.
Brian W. Aug 2020
Great location and lots of space. Loved the back deck for dinner! Enjoyed the rec room!
Danielle B. Jul 2020
The house is very nice and clean, furnished exactly as in photos, with comfortable beds and furniture. Everything would have been perfect if not for the back deck. The railing was very wobbly and the deck was old and creaky, and that made it feel unsafe for our family. I worried with my small kids going near the railing. Another more minor annoyance is that the TV in the upstairs bedroom didn’t have cable, and DVD audio in the downstairs family room didn’t work, so the only reliably useable TV was in the main living room.
Manager response:
Hi, Danielle! Maintenance has taken care of the back deck and the railing along with the DVD audio. We are pleased to say all three TVs now have cable and multiple streaming options. Thank you for staying with us!
Todd T. Jul 2020
House layout is perfect. Quiet neighborhood and location. Awesome deck.
Deborah F. Jun 2020
Beautiful house and great location! Home was equipped with everything you may need to feel at home. The grill was convent for making a great meal for the family and the hot tub provided a nice relaxing finish to a day of adventure. The house is located very close all your shopping needs. Looking forward to staying here again!
Taras M. Mar 2020
House was very clean and organized when we got there, backyard was perfect for sledding in snow.
The Jacuzzi was clean and was working great
Definitely would recommend, and I would go again here
Jennifer C. Feb 2020
We loved this cabin and are already planning a return trip. Tahoe Donner is such as nice development and this home is clean and well decorated.
William B. Feb 2020
All of the amenities, you've thought of most everything. Thank you
Kyle G. Feb 2020
This place was clean, had every amenity you could ever want
Stephen F. Jan 2020
The slope ont he backyard was perfect for making a sled run for the kids! Lots of amenities in this house and it was very clean and updated.
Danny M. Jan 2020
Great home for the family and very clean.