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Donner Lake Charmer - West End Stone Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.


More Details

Mary Serrano
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2017


Donner Lake Woods Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Day bed, with a trundle. Large loft area, on the 2nd floor
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the living room
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Donner Lake Charmer - West End Stone Cabin
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Mill Valley, Ca

Wonderful, cute, comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a ski weekend with our good friends in late March during yet another snow storm. We had the best stay. The cabin had everything we needed, comfy beds, all of our kitchen needs, a working heater, and located so close to Truckee and Sugar Bowl, where we like to ski. We will definitely be back and would love to visit in the summer, too, since its so close to the lake.

Mary was a great host and gave us all information we needed to enjoy our time in Truckee. Highly recommend for 2 couples or a family.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Sonoma County

Cute little cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in the Squirrel's Nest! Great place for kids. Owners were very helpful and kind.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Perfectly cozy!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how great this cabin is! Great location close enough to town and Ski resorts. This cabin is maintained very well, the owners have taken very good care of us making sure that we had everything we needed and communicated better than expected! These folks are pros! If you're looking for a cabin that feels like a cabin then this place is for you. I brought my family, my wife and two kids up for a couple of days in the snow, the Squirrels Nest as this cabin is affectionately named has plenty of room and everything you would expect for a comfortable stay. I would highly recommend this spot to friends and family and I will be returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Top Notch Host

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a much looked-forward to snow trip planned during my daughter's ski week. On the departure day she began progressively feeling badly and a white out that evening closed the pass. We had to, sadly, cancel our stay as my daughter's fever climbed to 104. Mary informed me of the dependence on the rental income for retirement purposes but went above and beyond to confirm another renter, even while she was traveling as well, enabling a refund. Thanks, again, Mary for your incredible focus on supporting a positive rental experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin was the perfect getaway for us! It had everything we needed. It was clean & cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Our family would love to stay here again! The owners were responsive and super easy to work with. Their home is well taken care of, and it is well-stocked with everything we needed to cook all our meals each day. We loved the fire-stove especially for roasting s'mores, and there were plenty of comfortable spots for cozying up as a family. I especially loved the 2 rocker/recliners! They were great for enjoying a glass of wine by the fire, while our kids played in the snow outside the windows as we watched. The most impressive thing to us was how comfortable the beds were. The loft had a beautiful view from the balcony. There were plenty of clean linens & towels, and they all smelled so clean & fresh. I never felt like I was a visitor at a hotel but more a guest at a good friend's home. We also loved the assortment of family games, videos and books that were available for our use while there. This was the best place for some relaxed, family time.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed the location and views. The cabin was very homey and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend here with the snowshoeing at Donnor Memorial Park and dinner in the quaint town of Truckee. Location is great!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Donner Lake Woods Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Weekly
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $60-$100 $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

50% deposit due to secure reservation.
Balance due 14 days before your visit.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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