Overlooks Donner Lake

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy the views of beautiful Donner Lake and Schallenberger Ridge in the Central Sierra Nevada Range from our cozy cabin's large deck or front windows. Our cabin is located in the middle of snow country. Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Donner Ski Ranch, Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge and Tahoe Donner are all within 15-20 minutes from our door. Ice fishing up the hill at Prosser Lake. Donner State Park, which is just a mile and a half from us at the end of the lake, has trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
As our cabin has direct access to the lake; in summer, fish or swim off the dock in front of us, enjoy the many water sports possible on the lake, or take a 20 minute ride over to North Tahoe to enjoy the 'big lake' on the mountain. There are 7 golf courses within 15-18 minute drive, historic Truckee and the Transcontinental Railroad to explore. Rock climbing, hiking, shopping, live music /concerts, mountain biking in the area, are all possibilities. Gambling/Casinos in Reno about 30 minutes up Interstate 80.
Our cabin is approximately 1400 square feet in size with space for two cars to park right by the back door. The main entrance to the cabin is from the back. As you enter, you have the kitchen on your right and a door into the main level bedroom and bathroom on your left. This bedroom has a queen bed and the bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Beyond the eating bar is the living area with an 8 foot dining table on one side and a couch and loveseat facing the fireplace on the other. Downstairs there are two bedrooms and a small bath. One bedroom has two twins and the other bedroom has a queen bed. From the downstairs hallway , you can go into another hallway that has a washer and dryer, a wood room that houses the wood for the fireplace and a door to the outside to take steps down to the road and lake. The loft is open to the main level and has 4 twin beds. Three of these beds are very close to each other (best for kids). There is another parking pad at lake level for one car.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Accessible to main level only....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Closet contains a PacknPlay and highchair...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Sleeping loft: 4 twin/ single

    Open to the main level - beds are very close together....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living and dining is all one space as can be seen by the photos....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two spaces at cabin level and one space at lake level. We utilize a snow removal service during the winter....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully supplied pots, pans, dishes and glassware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric 4-burner...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Summer - patio table seats 4 and larger table that seats 6 -7 comfortably....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Court is located at the public beach at the west end of Donner Lake...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter rate
Jan 4 - Feb 11, 2016
2 night min stay
President's Holiday 2016
Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2016
2 night min stay
Winter rate 2
Feb 22 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $90 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 12%


Cleaning/security fee is based on a normal usage. Carpet stains, dirty dishes, food spills/grease etc. cost to do the added cleaning will be charged against the security fee.

Damage to property both structurally or for example, to bedpreads, furniture, etc. will be deducted from the security fee.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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Lake Tahoe - north shore is 20 minutes away

Reno - for gambling and shows is 30 minutes away.

Costco - in Reno


Owner info

About the owner: We built this cabin as a young couple in 1977. It is our 'first child' and has continued to be updated throughout the years. Our two sons grew up knowing this place as an extension of home and now our grandkids do. When we first built this, we thought we would enjoy it mostly in winter but find we actually, like the summers even better.

Why the Owner Chose Donner Lake:
Being skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, we fell in love with the area. Our goal was to build a cabin with a view and easy access to skiing, hiking, and water play. We were able to purchase the small piece of ground with the view of Donner Lake and direct access to the water and plowed roads in the winter. We then, 4 years later, built a cabin on it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Location! Lake right below us where we can actual see our family on the dock. Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Squaw Valley just 15 minutes away. Historical Truckee and the major ski resorts have many scheduled events throughout the year.

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  • Front deck view

    Front deck view

  • View from the lake and Donner Pass Road

    View from the lake and Donner Pass Road

  • Donner Ave. entrance - 2 car parking space

    Donner Ave. entrance - 2 car parking space

  • Kitchen


  • Main level bedroom

    Main level bedroom

  • Lower level bedroom

    Lower level bedroom

  • Lower level bedroom with twin beds

    Lower level bedroom with twin beds

  • Donner Lake

    Donner Lake

  • Example of historical places to explore in area

    Example of historical places to explore in area

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Main level bathroom

    Main level bathroom

  • Sleeping loft - open to main level

    Sleeping loft - open to main level

  • Donner Lake from old summit road

    Donner Lake from old summit road

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