This quaint little gem is close to everything the mountains have to offer - Rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hiking and the unparalleled beauty of our natural environment.
Our one bedroom base camp, located in Prosser Lakeview and just a few miles from historic downtown Truckee, California, is perfect for two people. Everything you need is provided except your food! A fully stocked kitchen, linens, pillows, towels and blankets are all available.
Whether you are adventurous or are looking for a cozy nook to spend the night, stay in our uniquely appointed cabin and enjoy our slice of life with outdoor excursions at your doorstep, piles of down comforters, star-lit evenings and the Sierra at her finest.
Some additional details:
We live in a two-story home in Prosser Lakeview, which is a neighborhood about five minutes north of the town of Truckee. We occupy the top floor and the apartment is on the ground level. It's a large one bedroom, one bathroom with small efficient kitchen/dining area and a nice sized living room.
The bedroom is in the back of the apartment and has a double bed with all the trimmings - down comforters, electric blanket if you prefer, lots of pillows. There is a desk and chair in the bedroom and wi-fi is available. The bathroom is in a short hall between the bedroom and living room and has a tub/shower combo with a large closet in the hall. The front of the apartment is an open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living room all open to each other. The kitchen, divided from the living room by a natural redwood bar, has everything you need for cooking - pots and pans, dishes, utensils, microwave, coffee pot, tea kettle. The living room has a fold-down couch for additional sleeping, a wood stove as primary heat (with electric heaters in each room for additional heating needs), television, stereo and i-pod hook-up.
The Better Base Camp offers a covered parking space, access to the yard and waterfall in the summer, a rock fire-pit and plenty of open space.
Our home is a short walk to Prosser Lake and the acres of open space surrounding it. We live in a neighborhood consisting primarily of year-round local residents, lots of dogs, friendly and social neighbors.
I have worked as a paralegal for a local law firm for the past 30 years and love being part of our mountain community. I have many interests including gardening, cooking, home crafting, sustainable living, mother earth and outdoor activities of all kinds. I have a company with my daughter called "Taste of Truckee" which makes all natural lotions, lip balms, salves and lotion bars. Find us on Facebook! My partner Chris is a rock climbing instructor and guide who has been climbing the rock on Donner Summit and around Tahoe for the past 30 years. Search "In Stone Rock Climbing in Truckee" for ideas on how to spend a summer day!
We've hosted many friends over the years and I hope that our experience will provide the kind of comfortable, accommodating visit you are looking for. Come play - the mountains are calling!TripAdvisor property ID 2483451...Read more
The Better Base Camp - Truckee, California Truckee, California
Additional Location Information
Five minutes north of historic downtown Truckee, California, the apartment is located in Prosser Lakeview which is a year-round neighborhood community located near Prosser Lake and adjacent to lots of open space. Snow shoeing, mountain biking and hiking is available right out the door during the corresponding seasons!
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby
Nearest train station: Amtrack in Truckee, 3 miles Nearest airport: Reno, Nevada, 45 miles Car is recommended
Left on 10/06/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Lani&DavidReviewed Oct 6, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
My husband and I had the delightful pleasure of staying at The Better Base Camp in Truckee this September. What a wonderful trip it was. We enjoyed exploring the quaint town of Truckee as well as it's many wooded trails. Getting to see Lake Tahoe - which is less than a half hour drive away - was magical as well.
I'm so glad I came across this vacation rental listing. After reading the write up and seeing the pictures I was sold, even though there weren't any reviews posted yet...something deep down said that this would be a perfect fit - and was it ever!
Kelly and Chris made us feel so welcome and provided everything we needed to be comfortable and entertained. They really went above and beyond in my opinion. Their house is nestled in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood in the middle of the forest. Just the view outside the living room window will make you want to spend hours just relaxing and enjoying the view.
The well-stocked kitchen was one of the best I've seen. We were able to cook our own meals and I even did some baking.
The bathroom was pristine and had the nicest fluffy towels that looked and smelled brand new.
The bedroom was decorated lovely and had a very comfy bed with warm blankets for those chilly nights. The floor heater and remote came in handy as it kept the room at a perfect temp.
On top of the fact that the house is so welcoming and comfortable - we felt as if we were staying with dear friends. Occasionally we will meet people that we feel we have an immediate connection to and that's how we felt with Chris and Kelly. They're such good people and that makes all the difference with a home that is open to travelers. Inevitably, humans imbue their indelible spiritual force into the walls they inhabit. The atmosphere we walked into was one filled with warmth, generosity and love.
Needless to say we will one day be ringing up Kelly and Chris to once again enjoy the very best in hospitality.
Choose The Better Base Camp, you'll regret it if you don't!
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
New to FlipKey?
FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 300,000 rentals around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home.
Find the vacation rental perfect for you. Learn how.