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Dog Friendly, Close to Donner Lake and Downtown Truckee!

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4 bedrooms, Internet
Living Room
Living Room
In-Room Dining

Overview of Dog Friendly, Close to Donner Lake and Downtown Truckee!

Dog Friendly, Close to Donner Lake and Downtown Truckee!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cabin

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCoyote Moon Golf Course10 min walk
  • Popular LocationKidZone Museum3 min drive
  • Popular LocationEmigrant Trail Museum4 min drive
  • AirportReno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.)43 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
1751 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 4
    1 murphy bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Dog Friendly, Close to Donner Lake and Downtown Truckee!

Lakefront cabin in Truckee with patio
**As we continue to navigate through COVID, we will keep our 24 hour gaps between all stays to protect our guests' and cleaners' health and safety. At this time, we are not taking any reservations that check in Saturday or Sunday, or check out Friday or Saturday. If you are interested in a longer stay, please inquire, and we may be able to accommodate.**

Year round fun awaits at Bernese's Bungalow! This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is new to our rental program and is located in the lower half of Tahoe Donner, only 10 minutes from downtown Truckee and Donner Lake, and 20 minutes to all major ski resorts and north Lake Tahoe.

Enter the home through the front door and mud room into the main living space. The great room area offers two sitting areas; one centered around the gas fireplace and another around the flat screen tv with a dvd player and streaming device. Other highlights include updated hardwood floors, a remodeled kitchen and dining for 6. A back door from the dining space leads to a large a sunny deck, equipped with a gas bbq and outdoor furniture. Down the hall on the main floor, a shared bath with bathtub/shower combo and a bedroom are offered. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size murphy bed, desk and full size closet.

Upstairs you'll find the main bedroom floor and additional bathroom. The two queen size bedrooms offer lots of windows and are on opposite ends of the floor. In the middle of the floor is the shared bath with bathtub/shower combo and double vanity sinks, and a spacious bunk room with two twin bunks and plenty of floor space for kids to hang out.

The garage is not available for guest's use at this time, however you may use it to access the home if easier for you during your stay.

About Tahoe Donner:

Bernese's Bungalow is located in Tahoe Donner, the prime vacation rental community in Truckee. This property is 5 minutes to The Trout Creek Recreation Center-where guests can enjoy a snow play area for the kids, year round pool, gym and fitness classes for a $15 all access day pass (kids 6 and under are free). Also 5 minutes away is the Golf center and range, "The Lodge" restaurant and pub and "Z Market Place"; which sells beer, wine, liquor, breakfast, lunch and dinner deli items, along with convenience items for mountain living. Several other recreation options are available just a few minutes drive away, including a private beach and marina on Donner Lake (summer only), tennis courts and the Alder Creek Adventure Center; offering mt. biking, hiking and an equestrian center in the summer and cross country and skate ski areas in the winter. Tahoe Donner downhill ski resort is a perfect choice for families skiing with young ones or those new to the hill.

Truckee downtown is just 10 minutes away, offering a variety of shops and restaurants. Northstar, Sugarbowl, Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Boreal Mountain are all 15-20 minutes drive away, Donner Lake is a 10 minute drive and the north shore of Lake Tahoe is a 20 minute drive.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bernese's Bungalow!

*The Tahoe Donner HOA amenities are reservation only for the gym and pool for the 2021 summer season. Follow these steps to make a reservation:
-Go to, click on the shopping cart icon in the upper right hand corner
-Create an account as a guest
-After your account is created, click on the shopping card icon again
-Scroll down to the blue band under the photo and choose “I'm looking for gym and pool"
-Choose your date and time to make a reservation
-No card number or voucher number is needed to make the reservation.
-Pay the fee online, and make sure to bring the recreation center cards that are at the home to your reservation to check in

STR Registration Number: STR21-00992
Number of Parking Spots: 3
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tahoe Mountain Properties

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Internet access


  • 4 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Near laundromat


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 1751 sq ft (163 sq m)


  • Casino
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center access
  • Golfing
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Ice skating
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water skiing
  • Water tubing

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

Dog Friendly, Donner Truckee
Quaint dog Friendly! Sleeps 10!
Dog Friendly Close to Skiing Downtown Truckee!
Dog Friendly, Close to Donner Lake and Downtown Truckee! Cabin
Dog Friendly, Close to Donner Lake and Downtown Truckee! Truckee

About this area


Located in Truckee, this cabin is in a rural area and on a lake. Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area and Sugar Bowl are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Donner Lake. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing and snowboarding, or check out other outdoor activities such as ice skating and snowmobiling.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Coyote Moon Golf Course - 10 min walk
  • KidZone Museum - 3 min drive
  • Tahoe Donner Golf Course - 4 min drive
  • Emigrant Trail Museum - 4 min drive
  • Rocking Stone Tower - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Truckee Station - 9 min drive
  • Reno Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO) - 43 min drive


  • Wild Cherries Coffee House — 3 min drive
  • Zano's Family Italian & Pizzeria — 4 min drive
  • Village Pizzeria — 5 min drive
  • Burger Me — 5 min drive
  • Marg's Taco Bistro — 6 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Great location!
Clean, close to downtown Truckee and Boreal. 25 minutes to Garwoods!

5/5 Excellent

Quiet Dog Friendly Cabin
This property is a great place for larger families or a group of friends to visit. It was very clean and cozy. We would recommend!

5/5 Excellent

Awesome after quarantine vacay
The house was perfect it had everything we needed and the view to the backyard was so relaxing. We had our two dogs and 2 toddlers with us and they had a blast In that backyard. Neighbors were really nice and it was very quiet and peaceful. Will definitely love to come back again.

5/5 Excellent

Well-equipped Truckee
We stayed over Thanksgiving, and enjoyed a little snow storm. Very well-equipped for 2 families with kids to have a nice Thanksgiving meal. Rite aid and Safeway very close, and close to slopes. Bring chains if it snows!

5/5 Excellent

Terrific house, great experience
When we took our stuff to the upstairs we realized that there was a plumbing issue with the shower. We called the property manager and she was so responsive and quick to deal with the issue that we were very impressed. It turned out that this shower could not be used but that was no problem and the response made it all fine. Loved the house and will return for sure.