|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Enjoy the views of beautiful Donner Lake and Schallenberger Ridge in the Central Sierra Nevada Range from our cozy cabin's large deck or front windows. Our cabin is located in the middle of snow country. Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Donner Ski Ranch, Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge and Tahoe Donner are all within 15-20 minutes from our door. Ice fishing up the hill at Prosser Lake. Donner State Park, which is just a mile and a half from us at the end of the lake, has trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
As our cabin has direct access to the lake; in summer, fish or swim off the dock in front of us, enjoy the many water sports possible on the lake, or take a 20 minute ride over to North Tahoe to enjoy the 'big lake' on the mountain. There are 7 golf courses within 15-18 minute drive, historic Truckee and the Transcontinental Railroad to explore. Rock climbing, hiking, shopping, live music /concerts, mountain biking in the area, are all possibilities. Gambling/Casinos in Reno about 30 minutes up Interstate 80.
Our cabin is approximately 1400 square feet in size with space for two cars to park right by the back door. The main entrance to the cabin is from the back. As you enter, you have the kitchen on your right and a door into the main level bedroom and bathroom on your left. This bedroom has a queen bed and the bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Beyond the eating bar is the living area with an 8 foot dining table on one side and a couch and loveseat facing the fireplace on the other. Downstairs there are two bedrooms and a small bath. One bedroom has two twins and the other bedroom has a queen bed. From the downstairs hallway , you can go into another hallway that has a washer and dryer, a wood room that houses the wood for the fireplace and a door to the outside to take steps down to the road and lake. The loft is open to the main level and has 4 twin beds. Three of these beds are very close to each other (best for kids). There is another parking pad at lake level for one car.
THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.
We built this cabin as a young couple in 1977. It is our 'first child' and has continued to be updated throughout the years. Our two sons grew up knowing this place as an extension of home and now our grandkids do. When we first built this, we thought we would enjoy it mostly in winter but find we actually, like the summers even better.
Being skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, we fell in love with the area. Our goal was to build a cabin with a view and easy access to skiing, hiking, and water play. We were able to purchase the small piece of ground with the view of Donner Lake and direct access to the water and plowed roads in the winter. We then, 4 years later, built a cabin on it.
Location! Lake right below us where we can actual see our family on the dock. Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Squaw Valley just 15 minutes away. Historical Truckee and the major ski resorts have many scheduled events throughout the year.
Super clean, nicely decorated, well appointed cabin with a gorgeous view of the lake. Owners were very communicative and easy to work with (we added an extra day last minute and they were flexible and responsive). Kitchen is very well stocked with all manner of kitchen gadgets and appliances. There are a lot of stairs, so be mindful with toddlers and little ones (although the owners have provide baby gates and there is a bedroom on the main floor if age is an issue). The loft is a great extra and provides a nice space for older kids (or just general extra space). TV with cable, DVD and VCR - and a selection of movies is provided. There is also a stereo, a couple of bikes and sleds provided. The fireplace was easy to use and extra wood easy to find. The deck is huge and can accommodate quite a number of people - perfect setting for summer BBQ's. Access to the lake is easy - this is the perfect summer getaway cabin. If there was one teeny tiny negative it would be the occasional passing car -but it was not excessive and did not deter from our quiet weekend. Wifi is also provided and was a nice bonus. Owners provided tons of recommendations on local eateries and things to do. I can see this being a great option for girls/guys weekends as well as a great base for family getaways and reunions. Had a great time, will definitely be back.
This place reminds me of a mystery cabin that kids would have tons of fun exploring. It's creatively custom-built with nooks and crannies around every turn. Even as a group of adults, we still thoroughly enjoyed it and found it adequately roomy. We had a small problem with the plumbing, and the owners were quick to arrive and fix it for us! Kitchen is well-stocked, the view on the deck was gorgeous, and the rooms were very comfortable. Thanks again!
We were two families of 2+1 kid and 2+3 kids and the house was perfect for us. Some of the kids slept on the 'mezzanine' which is super cosy and the others slept in a bedroom downstairs. The place is 10min from "downtown" Truckee with Safeway, Tahoe Dave's (and Ace) and 10 mins from Boreal, 15 from Sugarbowl.
The view is FANTASTIC, come on... Donner Lake is a gem.
The house was immaculately clean and had tons of dinner/cookware (we made 3x meals/day for 4 days there).
The owners were kind and very helpful. Enjoy your stay!
You have a great cabin in excellent condition and it made for a special getaway with the family! Even had a little snow. Thank you for your helpfulness and guidance in our first time renting from you. We will be back.
Stayed here for the second time and already looking forward to going back! It is a perfect cabin and we love visiting. The cabin is very homey and comfortable, and we love the mountain style decor.
The owners are fantastic- easy to communicate with and very friendly. Thank you!!
We had a great time staying at your wonderful home. We had everything we needed and even used one of the bikes. We had a great view from the deck where we would read and watch the stars at night. We had nice walks around the lake and sunning on the shore. Thanks for the relaxing time, we really needed it.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$90 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
Cleaning/security fee is based on a normal usage. Carpet stains, dirty dishes, food spills/grease etc. cost to do the added cleaning will be charged against the security fee.
Damage to property both structurally or for example, to bedpreads, furniture, etc. will be deducted from the security fee.