This Donner Lake cabin was hand-built by a local teacher in the 1970s and has one-of-a-kind details, including artisan tile from the California State House in the kitchen and a mantel from a historic San Francisco hotel. The deck offers beautiful views of the surrounding lake and mountains—combined with the gas grill, it’s the perfect spot for a barbecue.
Donner Lake is just across the street, and West End Beach is one mile away.
Sugar Bowl Resort is the closest ski resort, but you can also get powder at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Historic downtown Truckee is a must-see any time of year.
Things to know:
Yes, there’s a dishwasher!
Spiral staircase to the loft bedroom (so keep an eye on younger kids)