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Kathy Riolo

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


34 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Donner Lake Woods Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6-8 adults and 4 children.

SPOTLESS!! Beautifully remodeled cabin that sleeps 6-8 adults and 4 children comfortably. Plenty of off street parking (4 vehicles) on a quiet street that is walking distance to Donner Lake. Private homeowners beach available. Please call or text owner if you do not get a VRBO response within 30 minutes.

Endless winter activities for the outdoor enthusiast - Squaw Valley, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, Northstar and Boreal ski resorts are closely. Winter leases available for families.

This cabin provides the BEST value for vacationers at Donner Lake!

Keywords: Cabin, Ski, Donner Lake, Squaw, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Alpine, Lake Tahoe

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy Riolo (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kathy Riolo

Our family has been coming to Donner Lake for many years. We love the low key atmosphere and tranquil setting. I would like to give others the opportunity to enjoy my home away from home.

Kathy Riolo purchased this cabin in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the very lovely stay at your cabin. My family and I had a great time and everyone commented on how nicely the cabin was decorated. The beds were really comfortable and I slept well all three nights.
Aug 2012
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based on 34 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9411764 based on 37 reviews
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We always come back!

  • 5 of 5

This is an annual tradition for our family--in fact, this year we came twice. The house is perfect for our needs: roomy but cozy and in the absolute best location, a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of West End Beach. The house has everything we need, and we also love spending time on the front porch and side yard. Cabin owner is just wonderful, always responsive and genuinely concerned about the quality of our stay--which is always tops.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Mini Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this location. My friends and I were looking for a kid/husband-free weekend to reconnect and relax. We were able to cook together, laugh together and overall enjoy the cabin all weekend. There was plenty of space for each of us to have our own bed and not too bad with the bathrooms. The patio area proved to be a nice eating space since the dining table was a tight squeeze for our larger group. The cabin is also a great location if you are interested in lake activities just don't forget to bring some cash at the private beach. Overall it was an amazing time and we hope to make this a yearly event!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a sweet home - and owner:-)

  • 5 of 5

We had a bautiful stay at this lovely and very comfy cabin; 4 adults and 5 kids we were.

Kathy has been the most helpful and responsive person, both before and during our stay! Go, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay in our own winter wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time during our stay. We only wish we could have stayed longer. The kids had a blast on the very easy to access snow hill just down the block. We wandered through the woods around the snow hill with tall trees covered in snow, a little creek and tons of powder! It was a beautiful backdrop for awesome family pictures! It seemed as though we were far into the woods yet we were only steps away from the snow hill. The front of the house was an awesome spot to build snowmen and have snow ball fights since there was so much snow All around the cabin.This was our first time in the Donner Lake area and we are sold on its beauty. Kathy made this stay very welcoming! She was very responsive. Love the supplies provided, makes packing easier. The beds were so comfy and soft! The sink in the bunk room came in handy for brushing your teeth! The card games & boggle was well used, we played them nightly! The fire kept us all nice and warm throughout the cabin. We look forward to visiting again to create more memories! Thank you Kathy for letting us join in on the "Family Fun at the Don R Cabin!"

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It is a wonderful rental. Just as described. Upstairs there is a very nice hallway bathroom and two bedrooms. Both are lovely and roomy with comfortable beds and rocking chairs. On the main floor there is the kitchen/living room/dining area — it is on the small side but it worked well for 4 adults and two kids, and a 2-3 more people would have been fine also. There is a very nice hallway bathroom and then a room full of bunks and another smaller room with a queen at the back of the main floor. Lots of hooks for hanging winter clothes.

Everything was in great condition. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin for families!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a long ski weekend, it was exactly as advertised. A clean, well stocked cabin close to Donner Lake with plenty of room for two families. We had three adults and four kids under the age of ten. The space worked really well for our group. There is a very nice bunk room downstairs, which the kids loved! There is a bedroom across the hall with a nice queen size bed.... so the parents are not to far if you have young children. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms, one has two queen beds, both were comfortable and that room could work for a family of four too. The fourth bedroom has a queen size bed and might be a good hideout for any teenagers in the family. This house could definitely sleep twelve comfortably! The living room would be tight for twelve, but worked great for our seven as did the dining and kitchen space. I highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Donner Lake Woods Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
MLK weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Easter week
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

There will also be non-refundable cleaning fee based on the number staying. Please feel free to contact me for more information on this.

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Donner Lake Woods Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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