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Charming Donner Lake Cabin with Lake View

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California), California
We look forward to sharing our neat and comfortable, chalet-style cabin with wonderful lake views, located just above the shore of Donner Lake, with a sunny, southern exposure. You can just relax on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake, mountains and forest, or take a short walk (3 to 5 minutes) down our tree lined lane to the lakeshore. Public piers along the lake -- some just below us -- are great for swimming, sunbathing or fishing.

For shopping and dining the picturesque little town of Truckee is just 5 miles away. Truckee boasts many trendy shops and restaurants housed in brick and timber Victorian buildings -- old mountain charm at its finest.

This 1250 sq. ft. cabin has three bedrooms -- two with queen beds and one with two twin beds, a full bath plus a half bath, and a redwood deck with comfortable outdoo...
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Listing #FKN3204570
About the Owner
William W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay couldn’t have been more perfect. The town was adorable, good food and good beer. Perfect little getaway. Wasn’t too far from home. The views were phenomenal. The cabin is perfect. The host was super accommodating.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very charming and comfortable cabin! Great location! Nice views of gorgeous lake! Would love to stay there again!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

I have stayed at this property several times. I will continue to go back when available. Excellent and a super value. It's a wonder this home ever becomes available. Everything works covenant clean well appointed, cant say enough good things.

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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
-We welcome guests for gentle vacation / getaway use -- no parties. -Renter must be at least 26 years of age. -Young children should be closely supervised -- we have stairs and...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    2 Twins
    2 Queens
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
USD 180
USD 1,150
21 Jun 2018 -
4 Sep 2018
Summer 2018
3 nights
USD 180
USD 1,150
5 Sep 2018 -
20 Dec 2018
Summer 2018
2 nights
USD 170
USD 1,040
21 Dec 2018 -
6 Jan 2019
Summer 2018
4 nights
USD 250
USD 1,400
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning: AU$136 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$474 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The historic town of Truckee was established in the early 1860s as a stage stop on the newly built wagon road (now Donner Pass Road) from Sacramento to Virginia City, and also a lumbering center to provide timbers for the booming Comstock silver mines. Soon after, it became an important site in the building of the first transcontinental railroad. In the 1920s, '30s and '40s Truckee was a popular location for many (almost 100) early Hollywood movies, including 'The Gold Rush' by Charlie Chaplin. As an interesting side note, Charlie Chaplin’s set designer built one of the first cabins (some say the first) on Donner Lake, where Charlie stayed while filming in the area. This cabin is three doors down the lane from ours.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Reno-Tahoe International Airport: 66.0 km
Railway: Truckee - Amtrak : 8.0 km
Our cabin is located five miles from the town of Truckee, California, nestled high in the Sierras. The area is easily accessed from the San Francisco Bay Area, about 4 hours by car, and from Reno, Nevada (and Reno-Tahoe International Airport), about 40 minutes -- both by way of Interstate Highway I-80.

During the winter we do, at times, get heavy snows. While local roads and our parking area have snow removal service provided, we consider four-wheel-drive a necessity -- or tire chains, which are no fun to install, will be required.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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