About the property
- Cabin1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
Squirrel's Nest is the quintessential lake cabin with granite stonework, wood-burning stove, high-end linens and beds, and tree-shaded decks. Set on a corner across the street from the lake, the cabin is two blocks from the West End Beach.
It is comfortably, completely equipped for cooking, entertaining, and relaxing. The loft “master bedroom” has a queen bed, a day bed with trundle, and a private balcony. The second bedroom has a double bed. The living room sofa is a hide abed.
The cabin is stocked with firewood, winter sleds and snow shovels, as well as summer hammocks, barbecue, and deck and beach furniture. Gas furnace and stove, washer and dryer, and TV/DVD/CD. Enjoy an extended retreat in this charming forest home that sleeps eight.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Mary Serrano
We are the former owners of the Donner Lake Inn (2004-2012). We cherished our time living in Truckee, especially at Donner Lake. Now living in the Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, we share our cabin with you. While living at the Inn, we started renting Squirrel's Nest out and now have many guests who return year after year. Squirrel's Nest is our home as well as yours.
Mary Serrano purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Mary Serrano chose Truckee
The "Nest" is directly across the street from Donner Lake, with only trees filtering your view. In the Summer it is a short walk to the beach. In the Winter our roads are some of the first to be cleared. Once inside, you will feel like you are home.
What makes this Cabin unique
The most asked about feature of our cabin - the wooden floor. What is it? An old bowling alley? No it is a "reused" solid maple gym floor complete with stripes. The planks were installed in random order. The wood burning stove adds warmth and creates a cozy atmosphere. You can sit by the fire and gaze up into the trees through the large, west facing, dual glazed windows. Heaven on earth.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Warm and cozy place to relax.
Very clean with a well stocked kitchen. What a cozy place, perfect size for the two of us, great location to walk to the boat launch, beach and creek. Mary was very helpful and responsive to all our questions and needs. We loved it so much we are going back in the summer! Can’t wait to relax on the porch.
Very Welcoming and comfortable
Had a great time this weekend for my dad's birthday. Enjoyed relaxing by the fire and watching the snow fall. Mary is very accommodating to what you need. Thank you for a great weekend. Will definitely be back.
Loved this cozy cabin!
The owners were great to work with. The cabin is stocked with everything you need to make your stay perfect. Wood stove adds to the charm. Gas cooking range is a treat to cook with. Great views from every room. The location of the cabin is great!
Good location near Sugar Bowl and everything worked smoothly.
Very cozy and comfortable, well-stocked kitchen, super responsive host. Thanks Mary!
Near beach and fishing.