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Recent Donner Lake reviews

  • Elegant Retreat

    "This is an exceptionally well built and maintained house. While elegant inside it is meant to be lived in and enjoyed which my party did for an autumn week. Six adults each found our own adventures and then gathered once a day for a meal in the dining room complete with a green enameled ceramic stove for cool nights. The fully equipped kitchen made meals easy to fix. A birder spotted two "lifers" everyday starting with Stellar jays and finally a Brown Creeper working the pines by the lake. Others hiked around the lake and one made a kayak expedition to an island. We all enjoyed sunning on the deck. None wanted to leave!"
    Guest: Mountain Fan Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 16, 2014
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  • A great place to getaway

    "My husband and I recently returned from a 4 night stay at the cabin. It is in a great location; walking distance to the lake and two beaches (one public, one private), and a 7 minute drive in to Truckee. Lots of amenities, WiFi worked fine, quiet, and dog friendly. Because we like and need to get away a few times a year, we'll likely be staying at the 'Squirrel's Nest' again! Thanks Mary for your prompt email and phone responses!"
    Guest: Jan M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • Another great trip!

    "This is our second trip to the a frame. We came in the summer and loved it so much we tried it out in the winter and we're not disappointed. The cabin has everything you need and is surrounded by beauty. This is on our favorites and we will be back again and again."
    Guest: Stacey B. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • A Home Away from Home

    "As soon as we walked through the door, we were in love. I have stayed at a few cabins in Tahoe and near Donner Lake. This is by far the most luxurious, spacious and comfortable cabin we have ever stayed. We came here with friends to get away from the city (San Francisco) and enjoy some nature for a long Memorial Day weekend. Here are what we loved. 1. Inviting Family room - large enough for at least 10 adults + kids to hang out comfortably. Super high ceilings. Flat screen TV on one side and fireplace on the other. It just feel so welcoming. I probably could have just slept on those extra large sofas. 2. Large gourmet kitchen - A few of my friends all love cooking and it was their dream kitchen - chef quality stove and layout. Our bellies all benefited from them being in heaven at this kitchen. It was also one of those kitchens that was a great gathering place to chat and hang out. We also loved the BBQ grill outside. 3. A Perfect Night's Sleep - We stayed in one of the master bedrooms with a king sized bed. I am used to "Heavenly Beds" like the ones in Westins. This felt just like it if not more comfortable. Our kids stayed with our nanny across the main floor in a room with two full sized beds closer to the ground. This was also ideal as so we didn't have to worry about them rolling off from high beds. 4. Contemporary, Grand, yet Cozy. From the pictures, I thought perhaps the place had an older decor. I personally like it more modern, but once we arrived we realized the pictures didn't do it justice. Between the high ceilings, granite counter top kitchen, fully connected wifi, and the outdoor deck, it was a perfect combination of contemporary decor, convenience, and comfort. One of my other pet peeves about cabins is its always too cold especially in cooler weather. Not this one. It was easily kept at 68 degrees. While it was so spacious it felt as cozy as being at home. 5. Last but not the least, Great Location Only a 3 blocks walk to the public beach of Donner lake and so great for morning runs. Less than 10 min drive to downtown truckee and a huge Safeway. 3 days were way too short. We reluctantly left today but definitely plan to be back!!"
    Guest: Lei H. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
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