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West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Truckee Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

The cabin sits on Lakeview Creek and Donner Lake. Listen to the babbling creek and unwind on our deck as you look out over the lake. Or use our membership and make the short walk, or bike ride on our cruiser bikes, to the 'private' beach club. The deck area is the prime entertainment spot. From the deck you hear the rushing creek, and you get a nice view of the lake. It's a sunny little spot. Perfect for afternoon BBQ's and entertaining. Inside the pine log walls take you back in time, but there are modern finishes. The kitchen has all new stainless appliances. The living room has a 'smart' TV with internet capability. In fact the entire cabin has wifi, and two of the three bedrooms have TV's as well. For longer stays you will appreciate the laundry room. And there is plenty of parking 'off street'. It's a level driveway that is plowed all winter, and there's a covered walkway, so no snow shoveling to access the cabin! 5 miles to Sugar Bowl :)

Keywords: Newly Renovated Log Cabin, Modern Conveniences, Private Beach Club, Dog Friendly

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

We bought and restored this cabin in 2011-12. Our family of five love this place. We have a Collie and Aussie that love running around the property and going to the lake. We ski at Sugar Bowl, and boat and paddle board on the lake in the summer. We road and mtn bike as well. There are terrific mtn bike trails right down the street. And the hiking in the area is truly amazing.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2011

Why The Owner chose Truckee

Buying a cabin close to skiing and the lake was a dream come true for us. The fact that the mtn bike riding is so superb right from the property was a huge surprise. And Donner Lake is just our style of relaxation. We like Tahoe, but Donner has a mellower vibe, less hectic, and more alpine.

What makes this cabin unique

This is a cabin. Its fully renovated with modern conveniences, but the pine logs make it feel rustic and alpine. This is a great family spot. You can park the car and never use it again once you arrive. Everything is close by. Take the canoe for paddle, or if you brought your boat hit the lake. Morning pulls are the best, but evenings are awesome with the sun setting over Donner Peak. And the fishing around Lakeview Creek is the best on Donner Lake. Just don't tell anyone.


based on 29 traveler reviews

West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
Lafayette, CA, USA

Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was another great stay in Donner Lake! My wife, two young kids and I (and the dog) had an amazing stay. We pedaled the family down to the beach every day to enjoy the lake, then headed home to BBQ in the evening, taking in the wonderful view of the lake and listened to the creek flow by. It is a perfect spot that is just a quick drive away from Truckee if you need to grab any essentials. It's cozy inside, but with plenty of room for the entire family to sleep comfortably and wind down at night. Jim is a great host and we will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size and location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect sized place for four adults and 1 toddler. Upstairs was cozy with great ambience, the bedrooms and bathrooms were all without issue. It rained much of our trip so we spent a lot of time in and around the cabin. The big decks and flat driveway were good for letting the toddler out with an umbrella and made a great snowman making area when we woke up to snow on Sunday. Jim gave us the perfect amount of communication. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy getaway for the family

  • 5 of 5

I went to the cabin after some snow, and had a great time with the family. It was a nice clean cabin that had everything that we needed. A quiet and intimate location, that was right by the beach, and close to the snow parks. We really enjoyed our time at the cabin and we would go back again. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook, and the store was a few minutes away. We went to a free snow park by Boreal, which was about 10 minutes away. Our 2 year old son had a blast, and our dog had fun too.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. Now that we have more snow, you can also go to Donner Ski Ranch. It's only 5 minutes up Old Hwy 40, and they have a small tubing hill and a bar/cafeteria. It's nice. Please come again, and Happy Holidays.
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Fall 2015

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very clean and had everything we needed. View of the lake from the master bedroom is beautiful. We liked having the back end of Donner Lake State Park so close. Great place to take our dog for a walk. The deck is very relaxing and a great spot to barbecue and visit with the family. We can't wait for our next visit to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely perfect. It was comfortable yet maintained the cabin feel. It was walking distance to both the private and public beaches. There was plenty of room to back our boat into the driveway, keep it attached to our Excursion & park another vehicle next to it. With the exception of food, the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. We played board games while was watched the most amazing hail storm. Teenage girls, college girls, and parents and all agreed that we need to book the cabin same time next year as it was perfect for all. It will be a memorable trip for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, and we look forward to your next stay!
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Memorable Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this cabin was an all time favorite family vacation. The owner obviously takes pride in maintaining this cozy cabin in the woods. We enjoyed long walks, bike riding, happy hour on the beach, barbecuing, playing games after dinner, and relaxing on the gorgeous deck overlooking the lake. The happy memories of spending time with our kids in this beautiful mountain get away will live on in our hearts forever. We will DEFINITELY be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, and we look forward to your next visit.
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
Donner Private Beach
Car: recommended

Backcountry skiing to cabin for 'expert' skiers. Two miles from Historic Donner Museum. Three miles to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.


Rates & Availability

Donner Lake Cabin Rental Rates

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Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Seasonal $20
Standard Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
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Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room
  • King Size bed (1) in master, Queen size beds (2), one room with a Twin bed (1).
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cabin is on Lakeview Creek. There is a private beach club within walking distance.

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