One of the largest homeowners associations in North America, the Tahoe Donner neighborhood offers a wide selection of vacation rentals, available on Vrbo and Airbnb. These spacious mountain homes are great for families, groups of friends, or couples looking for a cozy getaway in the woods, and there are plenty of pet-friendly options. Vacation rentals in Tahoe Donner have premiere access to trails, ski areas, dining, and family activities, and it’s only a five-minute drive to downtown Truckee and Donner Lake.
Donned “The Best Place to Begin,” Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort is a great spot for kids to learn how to ski or ride. Gentle slopes provide lots of beginner terrain, and ski instruction begins as young as three years old. Enroll little ones in a lesson and enjoy time for yourself to hit the nordic trails or go shopping in downtown Truckee. Families also love Snowplay, a sledding and tubing area conveniently located close to many Tahoe Donner vacation rentals.
Summer & Winter Outdoor Fun
In winter, a Tahoe Donner cabin gives you easy access to sledding and tubing at Tahoe Donner Snowplay, skiing or snowboarding at the Downhill Ski Resort, and cross country skiing or snowshoeing at the Cross Country Ski Center. Tahoe Donner has some of the best cross country skiing in the region and was even voted #6 in North America by USA Today! In summer, check out the pony rides at the Equestrian Center, tee up at the 18-hole, par-72 championship Golf Course, and go mountain biking or hiking out of the Alder Creek Adventure Center.
Dining Near Tahoe Donner Vacation Rentals
You don’t have to venture far from your Tahoe Donner vacation rental for great food. There are three dining options in the Tahoe Donner neighborhood: The Lodge Restaurant & Pub, Alder Creek Café + Bar, and Pizza on the Hill. The Lodge is the perfect place for a romantic date night, or for a more casual vibe, take a seat at the Pub bar and watch a sports game with locals. Pizza on the Hill is a family favorite for takeout or dining-in. Nothing better than taking a fresh pizza home to your vacation rental in Tahoe Donner after a day in the mountains!
Tahoe Donner Trails
Start at the Alder Creek Adventure Center to explore Tahoe Donner’s 60+ mile trail system. Endless trails and fire roads are open for hiking, mountain biking, gravel riding, horseback riding, and trail running. View winter and summer trail maps here. You can also hop on a scenic paved path, the Trout Creek Trail, to get from your Tahoe Donner cabin to downtown Truckee. We love e-biking to and from our Tahoe Donner vacation rentals on the Trout Creek paved biked trail.