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Charming Donner Lake Cabin with Lake View

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California), California
We look forward to sharing our neat and comfortable, chalet style cabin with wonderful lake views, located just above the shore of Donner Lake, with a sunny, southern exposure. You can just relax on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake, mountains and forest, or take a short walk (approx. 3 to 5 minutes) down our tree lined lane to the lakeshore.

For shopping and dining, the picturesque, quaint little town of Truckee is just 5 miles away. Truckee boasts many trendy shops and restaurants, housed in brick and timber Victorian buildings. Truckee is 'old mountain charm' at its finest.

This 1250 sq. ft. cabin has three bedrooms -- two with with queen beds and one with two twin beds, a full bath plus a half bath and a redwood deck with comfortable outdoor furniture and a gas BBQ. The cabin has many amenities inc...
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About the Owner, William W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 1 property
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Rachel C
1 review
Reviewed March 14, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We had an amazing time here and will definitely be back! The owner was super helpful and gave a lot of information about the house and area that made our trip just that much more enjoyable. 10/10 would recommend.

Reviewed December 4, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

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1 review
Reviewed October 6, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Cozy Comfy Gorgeous!! Well kept Cabin in such a beautiful place! Everything you need was there. Sunny Deck overlooking Donner Lake! What a gem! We will be back!!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
Jun 9, 2017 -
Sep 6, 2017
4 nights
Sep 7, 2017 -
Dec 15, 2017
Fall - off season
3 nights
Dec 16, 2017 -
Jan 3, 2018
4 nights
  • Cleaning: $100 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
The historic town of Truckee was established in the early 1860s as a stage stop on the newly built wagon road (now Donner Pass Road) from Sacramento to Virginia City, and also a lumbering center to provide timbers for the booming Comstock silver mines. Soon after, it became an important site in the building of the first transcontinental railroad. In the 1920s, '30s and '40s Truckee was a popular location for many (almost 100) early Hollywood movies, including "The Gold Rush" by Charlie Chaplin. As an interesting side note, Charlie Chaplin’s set designer built one of the first cabins (some say the first) on Donner Lake, where Charlie stayed while filming in the area. This cabin is three doors down the lane from ours.
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How to get there
Our cabin is located 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 (and Reno-Tahoe International Airport), about 35 to 40 minutes -- both by way of Interstate Highway I-80.

During the winter we do, at times, get heavy snows, so a four-wheel-drive vehicle is strongly recommended, even though local roads and our parking area have snow removal service provided.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.2 mi.
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