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.
The cabin was perfect everything we needed for a great spring getaway. Beach and sled hill all practically in the front yard. Who could ask for more. Well equipped with toys, cable, movies, extra towels. Perfect for children and adults. We will be back:)
My wife and I rented this cabin and found it to be exactly as described. A cozy, inviting space that had everything we needed to plan meals and keep the kids entertained. The owners were quick to respond when we had any questions. The cabin is very convenient if you are planning to ski at either Sugar Bowl or Donner Ranch, I think it took us about 20 minutes to get to the Sugar Bowl resort. I would highly recommend this cabin for a family looking to spend some time in the mountains!
There was just two of us with our two small dogs and this cabin was PERFECT! We cooked all of our meals and the kitchen had most everything we needed. The adjacent neighborhood was perfect for taking the dogs for a walk away from traffic. The upstairs bed was VERY comfortable! (Would have liked to have had a TV upstairs.) The TV and living area downstairs was nice; warm and cozy for a lazy day. Mary was very attentive to all of our questions / concerns. We would love to stay here again!
We spent a beautiful Christmas week with more snow than we could have dreamed of. The cabin was comfortably furnished, the wood stove kept us warm and toasty, and we had everything we could possibly need. The location on Donner Lake was perfect for us and there were lovely views from each window. The owners were so welcoming and helpful. We wouldn't hesitate to book Squirrel's Nest again.
My friend and I just returned from a three night stay at the "Squirrel's Nest". We were very impressed with how well stocked the cabin was; it had all of the comforts of home. The cabin definitely shows pride of ownership. The location is perfect- right across the street from the lake but very quiet. The view from the loft bedroom was beautiful. The morning walks with the dog were so peaceful. No problems with WiFi connectivity and our cell service was strong (T-Mobile and Verizon). Mary, the owner, was very responsive throughout the rental process and even texted the afternoon of our arrival to make sure we had everything that we needed. Five stars!
My husband and I recently returned from a 4 night stay at the cabin. It is in a great location; walking distance to the lake and two beaches (one public, one private), and a 7 minute drive in to Truckee.
Lots of amenities, WiFi worked fine, quiet, and dog friendly. Because we like and need to get away a few times a year, we'll likely be staying at the 'Squirrel's Nest' again! Thanks Mary for your prompt email and phone responses!