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Charming Donner Lake Cabin with Lake View

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 hal...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 outdoor furniture and a gas BBQ. The cabin has many amenities including a charming gas log fireplace, 42’ TV, DVD player, Bose radio/CD, Wi-Fi internet, and a modern kitchen with gas range, microwave, dish washer, disposal, washer/dryer etc.. Linens, towels, soaps, paper products, eating utensils and cookware are included. Our paved parking area comfortably fits three cars. Donner Lake is a focal point for many summer activities including fishing, swimming, sailing, water skiing, kayaking, river rafting, hiking and golf. For golfers there are seven courses within a 12 to 25 minute drive. For winter sports we are near some of the best ski resorts in the Sierras. For downhill skiing It is 15 to 25 minutes to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, North Star, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch and Boreal. Just ten miles up the road is Royal Gorge, North America's largest cross-country ski resort. Lake Tahoe and Reno are just a short ride away. Children are Welcome. In consideration of fire safety and our guests' comfort, smoking is not permitted. Pets not allowed. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 689More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Deck
Fireplace
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this cabin, everything was clean and well laid out. The owner had great communication and everything we needed was provided for us. I thought the place was much nicer than the photos. The only issue we had was it...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank sonotechsusan
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

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Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

My title says it all. Would highly recommend this "cabin" to everyone. You can tell it is loved by the owner.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank britaniap2018
Reviewed 7 January 2018

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

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Quest682311
About the Owner
William W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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When you book your stay we want to help make this as easy as possible. We will send you detailed information including travel directions with maps, entry instructions and details about the cabin and the local area. If you have any questions you are encouraged to contact us by phone, email or text.
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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.
How to get there
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.
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