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Donner Lake Getaway - minutes from Truckee and Resorts

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Donner Lake Home

This spacious 2,200 square foot retreat is conveniently located and well-appointed for your perfect Tahoe getaway. The cabin is just minutes from Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Donner Summit Ski Resorts, and sits directly across the street of the clear water of Donner Lake.

Amenities abound in this ultimate family retreat featuring a gas fireplace, great views, and loft with built-in queen size bunk beds.

The 2 story floor plan provides guests with plenty of privacy and space, and a second living area in the elevated loft is a great retreat for kids or adults. The kitchen features a full range of appliances, natural stone countertops and is open to the living area, so the chef in your group can be part of the party while preparing culinary favorites.

Conveniently located next to all of North Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts, you can be on the slopes in a matter of minutes. In the summer, all of Donner Lake is footsteps away, and the large, fenced-in backyard with towering pines and boulders is a perfect place for children to play. There are several nice beaches close by and the public piers are less than 100 yards away. Cycling, rock-climbing, and all water sports are moments away and your options for hiking and mountain biking nearby are endless.

Master Bedroom - California king, private bath with jetted tub and shower

Bedroom 2 - queen bed, shared bath

Bedroom 3 - queen bed, shared bath

Loft - built-in queen bunk beds, shared bath

Master Bath - Jetted tub, Shower, Dual vanities

Bathroom 2 - Shower/Tub Combo Sink

Bathroom 3 - Sink, Toilet, Laundry Room

House Layout:

Main Floor: Spacious living area with entertainment system (55” television, surround-sound, cable) and fireplace, kitchen, front deck with outdoor BBQ , 2 bedrooms with queen beds, bathroom with tub/shower combo, bathroom, laundry room with brand new full-size washer and dryer

Second Level: Loft with built-in queen size bunk beds, huge Master Bedroom with a California King bed and private bath.

Garage: Huge, well-insulated garage with parking for two cars (driveway can have up to 4 cars)

Our home is located directly across the street from Donner Lake and is an ideal location between all the major ski resorts of North Lake Tahoe.

Our home is conveniently located close to the center of Truckee, a quick free shuttle ride to downtown, and is 20 minutes to Reno, shopping, restaurants and all the activities and beaches on Lake Tahoe. Whether you're interested in skiing, lounging or playing on the beach, hitting the casinos, hiking, or biking, your home base will be right in the middle of everything but far enough away to feel like you can relax and rejuvenate when you get back to our home.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About Chris

We are a fun-loving couple with one major issue - the inability to agree on whether snowboarding or rock-climbing is the cooler sport. When there's not snow on the ground we love everything else that Donner Lake has to offer like hiking, kayaking, biking, and visiting the beach.

Chris purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Chris chose Truckee

Once you've spent time on Donner Lake, you'll understand what a unique and special place this is.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with this cabin due to the great lake views. It's comfy, cozy, serene and fits so many of our friends and family, plus we couldn't be closer to the lake. It's ideal for our lifestyle and we hope that you and your family and friends enjoy it as much as we do.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Truckee, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Heated tile floors in all bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King Bed, Brand New, Pillow Top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Recently Purchased, Brand New Bed and Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Recently Purchased, Brand New Bed and Mattress
    Loft - 2 queen , Brand New Queen Bunk Beds with Privacy Curtains
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Donner Lake Getaway - minutes from Truckee and Resorts
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Los Altos, CA

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house, it was perfect for our needs. We are a family of 5 and there was plenty of space for all of us. It was warm, cozy, comfortable and with great views. Completely fully stocked with anything you would need and the kitchen had everything, including brand new appliances. The kids loved the games & the wii. Chris was super helpful and answered my questions immediately and offered great suggestions re restaurants etc. We skied every day and it was an easy 15 min drive to Northstar, and just 5 mins to lovely Truckee. What a find, we will be back! Thanks Chris!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Donner Lake Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful, clean and well stocked! The cabin is perfect for extended family vacation. We had a great time with the paddle boards and kayaks on the lake. We were very pleased with everything except the speed and amount of traffic on the road in front of the property,

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Donner Lake Vacation Home - Comfortable and Conveniently Located with a View!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home two summers in a row and plan to return again many times. The owner Chris is easy to work with, and the house is well-stocked with anything you may need including a bicycle to ride to the store and two kayaks to cruise on the lake (a short walk away). The open floor plan works well for gatherings of family and friends, and the garage is a big plus for storing paddleboards or other toys you may bring along. Its conveniently located close to Truckee, ski resorts, Donner Lake State Park, the West End Beach and nearby hiking trails. We love it!

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

Amazing home--didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, my sister and our 5 collective kids could not have asked for a better place to stay for our 4 day Tahoe get-a-way. The house is styled beautifully for a relaxing getaway. Amazing great room with awesome kitchen (with literally nicer appliances and cookware then I have at home!). Bedrooms had great beds--seriously comfortable and linens and towels seemed brand new. There are board games, wii games, awesome videos on an amazing system. I'm not kidding when I say we didn't want to come home. Great location too--we did west end beach, ropes course at squaw, white water rafting on the truckee river, kids activities at north star--all were within 20 minute drive! You can't go wrong with this place. Happy memories were had by all in our group. We loved finishing off our days with smores on the fire pit in the backyard watching the star come out!

Thanks to Chris and his family for being so accommodating. He was quick to respond to all our questions and set us up for success.

We can't wait to come back! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

Beautiful and relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is not your normal rental. It far exceeded my expectations. Everything in the house was topnotch from the view to the furniture to the appliances--it made for a wonderful 4 days filled with memories. If you ask the adults, they'd tell you the great room was the place to be with all your could ask for. If you ask the kids, they'll tell you roasting smores in the fire pit in the backyard. Super close to west end beach which the kids loved. Quick drive to grocery store, downtwown truckee, Northstar and Tahoe City. Thank you for sharing your beautiful (not to mention immaculately clean and organized) home. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to vacation this is a wonderful place to experience. The proximity to the lake was convenient and speaking of the lake, we had easy dock access to kayaking, paddle boarding and hiking. Visited some quaint local restaurants in downtown Truckee and hiked to the summit; LOVED THE VIEW. Enjoying coffee on the front deck with the view of the lake in the mornings was quite a treat!

The home was well stocked, very clean and extremely spacious. The fireplace was a great touch with a large hearth with an easy start remote. Beds were very comfortable; no expense was spared for the nice bedding. Kitchen and bathrooms were well kept and even had heated tile floors!

All and all we had a fabulous time. Memories were made, laughter was shared and wine was imbibed. Eager to return to stay again soon.

Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful Donner Lake home with us.

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Truckee, California

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$232.47
Damage Deposit C$1,992.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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