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Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 4 Truckee B&B and Inns
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Cupertino, California
2 reviews
“A great second visit”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 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
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West Boylston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Battle Mountain, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 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
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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wow, we had fun.

The room was comfortable and stocked with high quality linens. The Inn Keepers, Mindy and Paul, were kind and friendly. During our breakfast the conversations with the other guest were extraordinary and fabulous.

The location of the Inn is off the busy road, but close enough to the lake to easily walk over. After a day of hiking around the lake the hot tub was a wonderful treat.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

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
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Additional Information about Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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, 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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