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Welcome to "Lamplighter Way"  Our Donner Vacation Rental Home 

  Booked for the Summer, Taking Reservations for Winter & Ski Lease

 Lamplighter & Northstar View From Home



                                      Spring to Fall                                                               Winter   

"Lamplighter" is our new vacation and rental home in the High Sierras 15 minutes to Major Ski and Mountain Biking areas (Squaw, Alpine, Northstar, Sugarbowl), and Championship Golf Courses (Coyote Moon Champion Golf Course across the road) and Tahoe-Donner (2 miles up the road) Designed and completed in November, 2006 by a local builder at the edge of Donner Summit and Truckee.  Its craftsman design is unique.  The home has many outstanding features and accommodations.  It has 3 bedrooms and a loft, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a large two-story living room with a rock fireplace, dining area, gourmet kitchen, pantry and wine room, upstairs laundry room, double door 2-car garage, native stone patios, large stone entry way and stairway, and a peeled log balcony.  Cited as: "Beautifully decorated and one of the nicest homes in the Truckee area".


  Living Room & Stone Fireplace               View from Balcony                               Backyard from Living Room


The floors on the first level are natural hickory.  The living room has a large stone fireplace with a wood burning insert and fan (firewood provided).  The ceiling rises 2 stories and is met by a balcony with peeled logs running its course between the entry, staircase and the bedrooms, loft , bathrooms and laundry room.  Large windows in the living room overlook the stone patios, woods and a large natural bolder.  A stone entry with two closets, one on either side leads to both a stone stairway to the 2nd floor, and to the living room.  The living room at the far end leads to a hall with a 1/2 bathroom, closet and the garage, as well as an entry to the dining area, bar with stools, and a gourmet kitchen.  The kitchen with granite top is well-equipped with stainless appliances.  Adjacent to the kitchen, is a large pantry that leads into a wine room.


     Well-Appointed Kitchen & Bar                Wine Room                                          Dining Area


The stairs and balcony with a view down to the living room leads to the sleeping areas.  There is a loft with a full bed on the left,  on the right a bedroom with a queen bed, a full tiled bathroom, and a second bedroom with a queen bed.  The bedrooms have large pine closets.   Continuing down the hall, there is a full laundry room on the left, and the master suite (CA king) straight ahead.  The large master suite has a view of Northstar.  The adjoining tiled master bath has: a Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower, a separate toilet room, and a large double sink area.   Adjacent to the master bedroom and bath is a very large walk-in closet with a trundle bed.



  Master Bedroom                                  Master Bath                                        2nd Bedroom



   3rd Bedroom                                      Loft                                                         2nd Bath



   Laundry Room (Upstairs)              Stairwell                                                   Back Patio  With Gas Barbecue

The development, Donner Crest, has 82 elegant, planned properties and commons areas located off of Northwoods Boulevard, across from Coyote Moon Golf Course and adjacent to Tahoe-Donner.   It is less than 2 miles to Safeway, Mountain Hardware (Ace) and 4 miles to Old Truckee and fine dining, shops and nostalgia. 

Equipped with
  • Linen, pillows, blankets, comforters and towels supplied

  • Large stone fireplace with graduated fan that heats the whole house (firewood is provided and located in the large double garage)

  • Kitchen: dishes, utensils, gas stove, large refrigerator, dish washer; other appliances such as: mixers, coffee makers, toasters, etc.

  • On-Demand hot water, dishwasher, garbage disposal, side-by-side refrigerator with dispenser for water, ice chips and cubes

  • Upstairs washing machine and dryer

  • 46" Flat Screen HDTV in living room

  • 32" Flat Screen HDTV in master bedroom

  • 300 Watt Panasonic Stereo/CD System

  • DVD system; movies

  • 4-burner gas grill and grilling tools Top


  • Located 1/2 mile from Donner Pass Rd off of Northwoods Blvd, close to Tahoe-Donner alpine & Cross Country Ski areas

  • Within 15 minutes of major ski, biking and hiking areas  (Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Squaw, Alpine)

  • 2 miles to Donner Lake, in the town of Truckee, an

  • 13 miles to Lake Tahoe

  • 35 miles to Reno, Nevada; 38 miles to Reno International Airport

Tahoe-Donner Amenities (amenities are available to renters for a small fee per usage as guests a guest pass provided)

  • Trout Creek Recreation Center: Full range of swimming pools, spas, steam and sauna, and exercise area, lockers.

  • 2nd Recreation Area: near association building provides swimming pool park, picnic and changing; restaurant

  • Equestrian Center: Provides horse back riding and trails; snack bar  

  • Cross-Country Center: Incredible trails; one of the best in the West

  • Tennis Center: Tennis club and many courts

  • Donner Lake Beach: Beach privileges, boat launch, changing rooms, snack bar; boat rentals

  • Tahoe-Donner 18-hole Championship Golf Course: Beautiful mountain course with restaurant, pro shop; fees are charged

  • Coyote Moon Championship Golf Course (across the road from the development)

  • Ski Area: Less than 1 mile from cabin; hiking and biking

Fall & Winter Programs for Family and Friends: There are numerous camp and family activity programs available

For details, click-on the Internet at: Many family summer camp activities at Tahoe-Donner

Recreation: The home is situated with easy access to all of the Lake Tahoe and High Sierra locations.   It is 3 miles to Donner Lake where there is a private beach, boat launching, boat rentals, showers and a hamburger, hotdog and sandwich shop for members and guests. The north shore of Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border are within 20 minutes.   It is within 10-15 minutes of Northstar, Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl and Boreal ski and mountain bike areas.  It has two recreation centers with swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, an exercise room.  There is a tennis center and an equestrian center with horse back riding.  There is a ski bowl with lifts and a cross-country skiing center with some of the best trails in the West.  There is a restaurant and pub.  A championship 18 hole golf course with "The Lodge" bar, cafe and excellent restaurant.  the Association Building has a services, a living room, bar and resaurant.   Some of the best high country hiking around - Crest trail, Donner Summit.  There is world renown trout fishing (Trout and Alder Creek, Truckee River).


The home includes 1 guest pass for 4 people to the recreation centers.  Top



RATES (Provided upon inquiry; taxes, fees, professional cleaning included)    

To Ask Questions, Reserve call 650-269-1987 or email


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Advertised on Prominent Vacation Website:  VRBO - vacation rentals by owner - listing #161457

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