Newly renovated/furnished and offered as a vacation rental this year.
We look forward to sharing our cozy and comfortable, chalet-style cabin with a view of Donner Lake. Located on the north side of Donner Lake with a sunny southern exposure, this 1250 sq. ft. cabin has three bedrooms, a full plus a half-bath and a redwood deck with comfortable patio furniture, including gas BBQ. The cabin has many amenities including a charming gas-log fireplace, 42’ flat screen TV, DVD player, Bose radio/CD, internet Wi-Fi, and a modern kitchen with gas range, microwave, dish washer, disposal, washer/dryer, etc. Linens, towels, eating utensils a...nd cookware are furnished.
You can just sit on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake, mountains, and forest, or take a short walk down our tree-lined road (est. 3-5 minutes) to the lakeshore.
Our paved parking area comfortably fits three cars -- four if you squeeze.
Donner Lake is a focal point for many activities including fishing, swimming, sailing, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, hiking and golf in the summer, and in the winter, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snowmobiling, to name a few. Being at the center of some of the best resorts in the Sierra's, makes Donner Lake a very popular place. It is less than a half hour from Squaw Valley, North Star, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Boreal, and Alpine Meadows. Just ten miles up the road is North America's largest cross-country ski resort, Royal Gorge. Tahoe City, Emerald Bay and Reno are just a short ride away.
The cabin is located five miles from the historic town of Truckee, established in the early 1860s to provide timbers for the booming Comstock silver mines, and soon after became an important site in the building of the first transcontinental railroad. Because of its quaint character and picturesque surroundings, Truckee and surrounds became a popular location for Hollywood movies, including several by Charlie Chaplin. As an interesting side note, Charlie Chaplin’s friend and set designer built one of the first cabins on Donner Lake, in 1921, where Charlie is said to have stayed during his filming. This cabin, beautifully maintained, is three doors down the street from ours. Today, Truckee boasts many trendy shops and fine restaurants, housed in brick and timber Victorian buildings. Truckee is 'old mountain charm' at it’s finest.
Children are Welcome.
Because we are in a beautiful and historic forest, and in consideration of our guests, smoking is not allowed.
Charming Donner Lake Cabin with Lake View Truckee, California
Additional Location Information
Our cabin is located at Donner Lake, 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) and from Reno Nevada (about 40 minutes) by way of interstate highway I-80. During the winter a four-wheel-drive vehicle is strongly recommended, even though local roads and our parking area have snow removal service provided.
Location Type Away from it all, Lake, Mountain
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: February 13, 2014◀▶
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