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Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 4 Truckee B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Based on other TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to stay here! What a wonderful place!! Mindy couldn't have been nicer (Paul was away), the room was very comfortable, and the breakfast was DELICIOUS!! We will definitely stay here when our travels take us back to Truckee.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Betty G
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Not all the rooms have WIFI although it is advertised and passwords are given out.
You should head for a B&B to get off the grid anyway, but in case you need access, you'll need to go to the common room on the third floor.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Chris F
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Paul O, Owner at Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

We are pleased to advise that we have added new wireless internet equipment that has boosted the signal strength for all rooms.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We thoroughtly enjoyed our 3 days at Donner Lake Inn. We went to do some hiking and there are beautiful trails close by. The rooms are quite comfortable and decorated with a woodsy theme. Mindy was most gracious with late afternoon snacks and beverage, gourmet breakfasts, and lively conversation. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore the Donner/Truckee area.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Kitty T
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

While their home is beautiful and special, it is Mindy and Paul that make this place perfect. Their hospitality and suggestions of what to do in the area are perfect. Rooms have lovely details, and breakfast and 5 p.m. wine and snacks are perfect. The area is gorgeous. Go!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank insom
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed at The Donner Lake Inn with our three student sons at the end of March. Paul and Mindy were fantastic hosts and incredibly welcoming. We found the rooms really comfortable and as there was still snow outside it was lovely to have gas controlled "log burners" in the rooms which you could regulate really easily. We were there principally to ski and it was very easy to get up to Sugarbowl. We were on the slopes in about 20 minutes and had the option to go to several other resorts.
Mindy is a fantastic cook. The evening cakes were delicious and the breakfasts absolutely fabulous. They definitely set you up for the whole day - even with teenage boys! We would definitely stay there again.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
Thank Fiona B
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Beautiful forest setting and facility with a warm and professional reception. It's been a quiet few days before the weekend crowd, so we've had special treatment. Of course, it is a great location just across the Donner Pass Rd from the lake but just far enough to get away from the highway noise of the infrequent traffic.

The common room is big and comfortable with a wood fire going and nice big screen TV. Breakfasts are superb and always freshly prepared for each seating. If you take a late seating you may not want lunch as the breakfast is so good.

This is the best B&B we've been to out of many very good B&B's.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank James D
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and it was amazing! The Oesterman's were great company, very accomodating and fantastic cooks. The rooms were nicely decorated and the beds were very comfortable. I have special dietary needs and Paul had restaurant menus to look at, even going as far as calling the restaurants to see if I could be accomodated. They also modified my breakfast, which filled me until dinner. They had recommendations of things to do, wonderful stories to tell, and boardgames they pulled out just for us. They even took a picture of us and emailed it to us to remember the trip by. My husband loved our stay and definitely plan on returning again!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 10070 Gregory Pl, Truckee, CA 96161-3643
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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 4 B&Bs / Inns in Truckee
Price Range: $210 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast 4*
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, 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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