This resort community of some 6,000 homes in the hills above Truckee is one of the most popular 'country club'-style neighborhoods. HOA dues are just $1,900/year, and include golf, tennis, fitness center with year-round swimming pools & hot tubs, beach club/marina at Donner Lake, downhill skiing, and one of North America's best Cross Country Ski areas ... Read more

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Thanks to the fact that Tahoe Donner has been 50 years in the making, homes styles and prices run the gambit here. Condos and some of the community's older gambrel-style cabins offer entry-level price points under $500,000, with excellent rental potential. And many of the community's newer homes with contemporary architecture and sweeping views of Donner Summit to the Carson Range sell for between $1 to $2 million.

The mountain "Lodge" style using big wooden beams or whole logs as structural supports has long been the defining style of Tahoe Donner. As in many areas of Tahoe, mountain architecture here is morphing toward the modern, with clean lines, walls of glass and hydronically heated concrete floors. Flat roofs can be a challenging design in a region where snow loads approach 300 pounds per square foot, but some architects have achieved this look with sloped roofs that shed snow in one direction away from the homes main entries.

One-third of the homes in Tahoe Donner are occupied full-time, a number that has inched higher in recent years as Bay Area residents with the ability to tele-commute migrate here in search of a better lifestyle.  With year-round children's programming, including equestrian, skiing, swimming and sailing instruction, Tahoe Donner is an excellent spot for families.

The Beach Club Marina at Donner Lake, open seasonally, offers a white sandy beach with fishing and swim docks, as well as a boat launch. Staff equips the beach with lounge chairs throughout the summer, and the café & bar serve drilled lunch items, fresh salads, beer & wine (along with a limited mixed drink menu). Kayaks, paddle boards and windsurfers are also available for rent. The only thing you need to bring is a towel.

During the winter, Tahoe Donner offers both downhill and cross country skiing. The downhill is great for beginners and children, and easily accessed for a few great turns on a powder day. The Cross Country Center, with more than 38 miles of groomed trails, has been voted one of the Best in North America and stretches down into the Euer Valley, a pristine alpine meadow that was long ranched by the family that bears its name. When the Swiss family decided to sell the property, Tahoe Donner made the wise decision to purchase 500 acres, preserving it as permanent open space and opening the valley for summer use. It is a gorgeous, unspoiled area to enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

As someone who has owned property here for 20 years, I really can't say enough great things about Tahoe Donner and the lifestyle it affords. If you are interested in learning more, please call or text me at 775-391-9443, and I would be happy to offer you a tour. ~ Jackie