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“Great B&B in the wonderful area of Donner Lake” 5 of 5 stars
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Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast
10070 Gregory Place, Truckee, CA 96161   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Truckee B&B and Inns
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Great B&B in the wonderful area of Donner Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great innkeepers Paul and Mindy and a wonderful Inn in Truckee, CA. Super clean and charming Inn. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a special place to stay in a quiet lake-side in the mountains of CA.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We weren't sure about our arrival time and when I called to explain we might be late, Mindy and Paul were very accommodating, told us to take our time, and they'd be waiting for us. We arrived just before dark. Paul quickly got us into our room, gave a great restaurant recommendation (Village Pizzeria) and brought down towels for the hot tub in case we wanted to go in later. Our room was comfortable with a nice bench in the window and great linens on the bed. The bathroom was a little small though. I had an early morning race on Donner Lake (3min away) and Mindy prepared a delicious, light breakfast suitable for a guest with a nervous stomach - thank you! Wish we could've stayed longer to take advantage of the cozy living room upstairs in the main house and enjoy the Donner Lake area. Definitely recommend staying here to anyone looking for a nice, quiet retreat.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was our second visit to Paul and Mindy's Donner Lake Inn. The property is beautiful, the area has lots of interesting near-by sights, the hosts are warm and friendly, and the breakfast was delicious. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful stay here. Mindy was just the perfect host and everything is done beautifully. The breakfasts are fantastic - all home-made as our the cookies in the evening. We were given tons of really useful advice including print outs of maps and directions plus places to visit. The hospitality and warmth is just wonderful. The room is delightful and incredibly comfortable and to top it all, there is a hot tub by a little creek just outside the room. I really hope that we have the opportunity to visit again and we wouldn't stay anywhere else in that area. We have travelled all over the world and I honestly think this is the place B&B we have ever stayed at.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I just returned from our second visit to Donner Lake Inn with inn keepers Mindy and Paul. This being our second visit to the Inn, we were welcomed back as old friends. The Inn itself is charming and comfortable with the feel of a rustic mountain home. Mindy and Paul are lovely hosts who make every effort to make their guests feel at home. After days of cross-country skiing, it's fun to return to the Inn where there's a hot tub out back next to a bubbling creek, surrounded by pine trees. At 5:00 pm, Mindy has refreshments in the large open living space of the Inn, which includes home made treats by MIndy, who take's pride in meeting the diverse diet needs of her guests. My husband follow's a gluten free diet, so he got to enjoy all the treats that the other guests received except gluten free. The conversation flow's easily as we find ourselves chatting about family, life and whatever else arises, or just sitting back and enjoying the peacefulness of the setting. We had a lovely visit and it was really just perfect for us.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Boylston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

In October my husband and I visited Truckee and stayed at the Inn. Two months later, we are still talking fondly of our experience there: the place itself, nestled in the pines, our down-to-earth hosts, Mindy and Paul who treated us like family, time meeting other guests, kindred spirits, by the fire, lingering over sumptuous homemade breakfast and delicious conversation, sinking into a late afternoon hot tub and shedding a day of plane connections! Mornings snuggled up in our cozy room and deep mattress. The Peets Coffee kept flowing, and there was also tea to calm the weary travelers; we were invited in for it just when Mindy knew we most needed it. Transporting experience; the antedote to cookie cutter hotels. Mark and I are definite Country Inn Folk, and Donner Lake Inn is our favorite.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Battle Mountain, Nevada
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This was the perfect place to stay during our mini vacation. Great accommodations, fabulous hospitality and wonderful location. My husband and I especially loved the conversation with the inn keepers, Mindy and Paul, great 'folks' who take great care in providing an excellent experience.

Best: Hot Tub, Inn Keepers Company, Local Truckee Shops

Least: We wished it was a pet friendly B&B. However, we understand the policy and won't let it deter us from considering Donner Lake Inn for future visits to the Truckee area.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 10070 Gregory Place, Truckee, CA 96161
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Truckee
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Truckee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This mountain lodge across the street from Donner Lake sits on two acres of forest along Gregory Creek, just 2 miles off Interstate 80. Each guest room in a separate wing has a private entrance, gas fireplace, flat screen TV, and private bath. Families will appreciate comfortable public rooms with fireplace, books, games, and large-screen TV, free WiFi, and the year-round hot-tub. Public beach and boat launch are a block away, and major downhill and cross country ski areas are within a half-dozen miles. ... more   less 
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