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Cozy cabin, private level yard, ample parking, 10 minutes to Sugar Bowl

Donner Lake Woods, Truckee, CA, USA
  • Cabin1630 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Five Bedroom Cabin At Quiet Corner In The West End Of Donner Lake. Level yard

This five and one half bedroom house was one of the first houses in the original subdivision. It was built by two families as a ski cabin and is comfortable with groups large and small. It is on a level lot and backs up to open forest. It is unique in that there is a private back yard with fire pit to enjoy the starry nights.

The open floor plan of the kitchen and living area makes for enjoyable meal preparation and easy conversation.

Bedroom one and two are on the first floor. Bedroom one has a queen bed and bunk with a double on the bottom. Bedroom two has a queen and twin. There is one bath downstairs and one bath upstairs.

Upstairs is bedroom 3 with a queen bed, bedroom 4 has two bunks, one with a double on the bottom. Bedroom five has a king size bed. The house originally had six bedrooms and this room now has a washer and dryer that can be hidden behind the screen and has a twin bed and great view of the forest.

It is a great neighborhood for quiet walks and there is close access to hiking the Old Lincoln highway as well as the Pacific Crest Trail.

This comfortable, authentic cabin is and continues to be a great vacation destination for families of all sizes.

The house is tucked into a quiet back corner of the area situated on a curve so that the few cars that do pass by must go very slow. This makes it a very safe area for children, pets and playing. It is a short walk to the beach and a great area for biking.


Donna or Joe Mathews

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
Why Donna or Joe Mathews chose Nevada County

Great Quiet corner, level lot, close to beach, private yard backs up to National forest. As Sugar Bowl ski patrollers we loved the access to the mountains

What makes this Cabin unique

Front yard and private back yard with lovely adjacent mountainside and firepit in a quiet corner close to beach. Great for hiking, biking and relaxing. The fabulous Sierra mountain air is like no other-instant relaxation.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Bedroom 1
        A queen bed and bunk with a double on the bottom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        two bunks, one with a double on the bottom
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king
      • Laundry Room
        1 twin/ single, mountain view
      • Beds
        king (1), queen (3), double (2), twin/ single (6)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                        Gas fireplace
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Plenty of level parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Fire pit in private back yard adjacent to beautiful immense boulders on mountainside
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Available at Marina
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • autumn foliage
                                          • forests
                                          • playground

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • walking

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • paragliding
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • fly fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                  • mountaineering
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • rafting
                                                  • roller blading
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • skiing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis
                                                  • water skiing
                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                    28 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    A Wonderful Christmas

                                                    Adam T.

                                                    We had a great Christmas at this cabin and the layout really does accommodate a lot of people for the sq.ft. of the cabin. Everyone in our large family had their own privacy and were very comfortable in the group space. The pictures don't really do this place justice and we were surprised by how clean it was upon arrival.

                                                    It's certainly an older cabin but has a lot of charm which is what our family prefers - very cozy and homey. The cabin provided more than enough cooking/utensils/spices, towels, sanitary products, etc. Very organized and had everything we needed. Everyone who wanted wifi had it no problem.

                                                    We did have a lot of ice build up on the walkway/driveway but just a result of mother nature (a lack of snow and a lot of frozen rain/temperatures). Overall a great stay in a very quiet and relaxing area of Donner Lake.

                                                    Great Family Get Away!

                                                    Karin L.

                                                    What a wonderful. comfy cabin/ Beautiful setting. Convenient location. Shared a wonderful family Thanksgiving. The kitchen was stocked with just about anything needed to cook our feast. I would positively rent this cabin again/ You should too!

                                                    Adorable place very comfortable stay

                                                    Nancy L.Clayton

                                                    Adorable place very comfortable stay


                                                    Ty R.

                                                    Roomy, well stocked and well laid out. All the comforts of home. Beds were comfortable. Bedroom #2 had a horrible smell. Upon our arrival we found some of the beds were not made up.

                                                    Specific and "over the top" cleaning requirements (and costs for violation of such) were not made available on Home Away before rental, but only upon arrival. Thought it better to have been "up front."

                                                    Mice! We killed three; saw a fourth. Called the company listed on the arrival information (they informed us that they were NOT the right company). Left message for owner who only responded days later. Said they would contact an exterminator. We saw no one. No financial compensation was offered/given for having to deal with their rodents and bedroom #2 being unusable.

                                                    Over all, most things were good, but. ....

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    We are so sorry you experienced the mouse problem that occurred this summer in this area. We do have pest control with Western Exterminator and they usually respond quickly. I am also sorry that at times we go camping ourselves and are out of cell phone coverage. The site states under rental agreement that:

                                                    Travelers are required to review and acknowledge these before they book.

                                                    Unmade beds have never been reported before and will definitely be followed up on. We make every effort to keep our home clean and comfortable and are truly sorry for issues.

                                                    Donna and Joe Mathews

                                                    Family Fun

                                                    Donna W.

                                                    Quaint, accommodating, serene, and well worth visiting!

                                                    Had a great time with my family!!!

                                                    Jose Luis S.

                                                    This is a very nice cabin, my family and i had a great time!!! I had no problems at all,we had very good communication before arrival, everything was great, the cabin is as in the pictures, clean and everything works!!! Thank you, Joe & Donna Mathews we enjoyed the stay in your cabin, we will defenely return again!!!


                                                    Donner Lake Woods, Truckee, CA, USA


                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                    Hello We hope you will enjoy your stay at our mountain getaway. The address is 15805 Conifer, at the corner of Conifer and Cottonwood. Take Maple Street off South Shore Drive to Conifer and turn right- you will run right into the driveway. The lockbox code is 1952. Push the center tab to release the key. The code will need to be entered again to reset the tab to replace the key. Everything should be self-explanatory entering, except perhaps the antique, powerful vacuum that runs (if you are interested in using it) by pushing down on the silver clip. The WiFi code is listed next to the refrigerator. Thank you for taking care of our home. I have included the housekeeping rules for your convenience. Please note that we are now charging 10$ per guest over 6 people. Best,
Joe and Donna Mathews Cabin Rental Agreement Check in time is 3:00 Checkout is 10:00am. If the water is off because of cold weather, the turn on valve is in the closet of Bedroom 2, downstairs. Please observe the $50.00 per pet fee. The following is required at checkout (10 am) to avoid extra cleaning charges per housekeeper: Cleaning at $200.00 will serve to remake all the beds. $180.00 if you prefer to wash the sheets and place them on top of bed they were removed from Dishwasher to be run. Cleaning service will put away.
Extra dishes washed and put away.
A load of towels washed and dried.
House straightened up, furniture you may have moved is to put back. Trash from kitchen removed and placed in bear box. Any excessive laundry washed, dried and put away, including any extra sheets that may have been used. Excess laundry charges if stains on bedspreads/ furniture. Excess charges are 30$ a load/30 minute The BBQ grill must be clean and the exterior free of grease and debris.
Pick up any outside litter (including cigarette butts) that you may have inadvertently left behind. Failure to meet any of the above requirements will result in additional cleaning charges that will be ded

                                                    28 Reviews
                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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