Rustic Truckee Cabin w/ Donner Lake Views!

Property ID: 489131TruckeeCAUS
Sleeps 105 BR3 BA
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Whether you’re looking for a ski getaway, hiking trip, or lake activities, this family-owned Truckee cabin rental across the street from Donner Lake is a perfect pick for outdoor enthusiasts! Built in the '80s, this spacious 5-bedroom, 3-bath cabin provides modern amenities combined with old-school charm, featuring a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and plenty of privacy. Just 1 mile from the beach and near many ski resorts, you'll find endless adventure, no matter the season!


  • Pets Allowed
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Essentials


Location Details

DONNER LAKE (across the street): Swimming, sailing, boating, water skiing, diving, fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking

THE GREAT OUTDOORS: West End Beach (1 mile), Shoreline Park (3 miles), Donner Memorial State Park (5 miles), Donner Lake Swim Area (5 miles), Lake Tahoe (20 miles)

WINTER RECREATION: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort & Cross Country Ski Center (10 miles), Sugar Bowl Resort (15 miles), Northstar Village Ice Skating Rink (15 miles), Northstar California Resort (17 miles)

AIRPORT: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (43 miles)


9 reviews
  • 4/5

    Overall, very nice place. Listing says "steps required to access property" -- true, but a bit understated. There is one steep flight up from the street, then a less steep flight to to lower level of the house. Once inside another steep flight to the living area, then another steep flight to bedrooms 4 and 5.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 3, 2023
  • Lake Donner House


    Great accommodations for family. Kitchen, dining area (large table), bedrooms, beds & bathrooms were great. Outside decks were wonderful places to sit and talk. Downsides are number of steps, very difficult parking & initial musty smell. May book again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 3, 2023
  • Excellent property with steps


    Our family of 6 had a very comfortable stay at this large home. At 81 years old, I found the 61 steps to the main level to be a doable task.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Arnold B.
    Published August 29, 2023
  • Rustic donner lake cabin


    Quaint, spacious cabin at donner lake. We enjoyed our stay. Property can get hot in the summer, could use another window screen or screen door.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jeremy S.
    Published August 15, 2023
  • It would have been a perfect stay


    My family and I booked this house for a family reunion at Donner Lake. The location was super convenient. The house has ample room and was fully loaded with games for the kids. There are a lot of stairs, no joke. Upon arrival, it had looked like cleaners had not come and the linens were all in piles on the floor, as if someone had just left. I called Jessica to rectify the situation. Her reasoning was that the owner’s son sometimes stays there and does not inform the management, so the cleaners are not updated in time to clean. There were almost enough clean linens to cover all of the beds so we declined her offer to send the cleaners out the next day to avoid the inconvenience. We washed ALL of the dirty linens and towels left and returned them to storage so the cleaners wouldn’t have to do double the work(this was not asked of us). Jessica also offered me a return of cleaning fee through Venmo in return for not mentioning it on the review. That is where my issue began. Unfortunately, I should have assumed that the flexibility and follow through would not be returned on her end. After our stay and execution of check out instructions, I called her to confirm directions and sent her my Venmo info. It has been a week since we have checked out. I have not received a refund of the cleaning fee. I have not received correspondence back to rectify the situation. Although our stay was great and the house itself was awesome, this situation has left a sour taste for us.

    Published August 14, 2023
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