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Dog-friendly, waterfront cabin w/ lake views & access - close to slopes

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 1 Half Baths, Sleeps 8

Come to Truckee and stay in this cozy cabin-style home on the lake and revel in easy access to year-round outdoor activities. Even the family dog is welcome to come along and enjoy the fun for a small nightly fee.

Your ideal location right on the shores of beautiful Donner Lake means you can step outside whenever you like and partake in activities like fishing, swimming, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Or just lounge on a public dock and soak up the warm sunshine. Hike the surrounding trails, then make the five-mile trek to town to browse shops or grab a bite to eat. In the winter, head to Sugar Bowl, just five miles away, for powdery fun on the slopes. Or head to Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows, all within 14 miles.

This home's interior is warm and inviting with wood plank walls and ceilings that rise to a loft, giving the open concept living area a spacious feel. Plentiful windows brighten up the space, and the deck just off the living room provides the ideal spot for relaxing and taking in gorgeous views of the lake and mountains in the distance. You'll have free WiFi to stay in touch with friends and family, and the well-equipped kitchen offers lots of counter space so the cooks in your group can spread out and create tasty snacks and meals.

Make this comfortable, Old Tahoe cabin your home base and set yourself up for a peaceful, stress-free Truckee vacation. Reserve it today!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018


Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Good! 3.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Dog-friendly, waterfront cabin w/ lake views & access - close to slopes
average rating of 3.909091 based on 11 reviews

Lovely mid-week getaway!

  • 3 of 5

First, let me say that we were having such a good time at Donner Lake that we would have booked an extra night if we could have. We came with our pup, and the big, fenced- in deck in front with table, chairs and loungers was perfect for both her and us. There's a dock a stone's throw across the street for easy sunning, swimming and fishing and (bonus!!!) an ice cream shop a short walk away. The cabin was very clean, our bedroom was prettily furnished (if very tiny) with a comfy bed. The cabin is by no means fancy, though care has been taken to update bedding, curtains, light fixtures. The downstairs carpet is stained, as is part of the couch, and the doorknob of the front door is barely attached to the door and there's a slight musty smell I associate with all cabins in the woods. But those are all minor. The main reasons I didn't give the cabin a higher rating was: 1) the kitchen cupboards were completely bare, save for a mostly empty bottle of vegetable oil and a container of black pepper. No salt, no spices, nothing. So if you're going to stay here, you have to bring EVERYTHING you need for cooking. 2) LOVED the expansive views ... but not the cars and trucks zipping back and forth all day on the road below. 3) the bedrooms are too small to accommodate nightstands, so there's nowhere to put a glass of water or books or anything else. But given the scarcity of dog friendly houses in the area, I felt lucky to find this one and am definitely considering coming back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renter beware

  • 1 of 5

We had an arrival time of 4PM but with a note that the property might be available early if we asked. We received a note that morning that the property would not be ready until the agreed upon 4PM. Once we arrived, we discovered that there were no towels throughout the house. This included towels for showering, to wipe our hands and dishes with and paper towels as well. The description had assured us that the kitchen would included these items. Despite 3 phone calls and assurances that the items would be delivered, it was not until the second late day of our arrival that the items appeared on the front deck (After we had already purchased items to help us through). The view was lovely, but the general property has not been well maintained. The front deck railing was loose. The faucet in the main bathroom had never been secured. The carpet and furniture was very dirty. There was no dishwasher soap despite the request to run the dishwasher upon departure. Overall, the value for the money spent was not up to par. I would not recommend renting this property unless you just don't care about all the things missing.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall it was good with a few glitches.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice. I didn’t feel that adequate towels and washcloths were provided. There were no washcloths downstairs and just a couple upstairs. There were no tea towels in the kitchen so I had to go buy some. Also there were no cereal bowls in the kitchen. That’s unacceptable.

We were given two keys but only one worked.

The biggest problem was the suppose parking on the street above. There is absolutely no path to the home from up there. It is quite steep,rocky, and difficult for walking. The seeming pathways down are trespassing on the neighbors on both sides. They made it clear that the stairs and trails belonged to them and we were not to use them.

It would help if the owners provided cones to place in front to reserve the parking while guests are here.

The location is beautiful. We did enjoy that. An umbrella would have been nice.

The people who picked up our trash were very nice and quick to respond.

With the exception of the above I would say it could be a outstanding property.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for family and dog!

  • 5 of 5

My son competed in the Donner Lake Half Triathlon and this was THE perfect location for our family to support him. We took advantage of the boat rental at the marina, the delicious ice cream stand within walking distance, the busy, fun town of downtown Truckee and the beauty of the lake all from the front door of this comfortable cabin. I can't wait to go back as this could be our home away from the heat of Las Vegas!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views & Cozy. Nice Stay.

  • 4 of 5

Pros: The cabin had beautiful views of the lake and had a cozy atmosphere. The cabin is located right across from the lake and a dock. West End Beach is a two minute drive and 10 minutes from downtown Truckee. I had the opportunity to meet the owner. He was super nice and accommodating.

Con: The neighbors were loud; music and partying late through the night, but it was during Memorial day weekend. It's expected to have people having a good time late into the night on a holiday weekend. It was hard to get the kids down to sleep because of the noise, but as previously stated it was a holiday weekend and we expected some folks to be loud into the night.

Overall, I would come back to the Cabin because of the location, views and the very nice owner.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. The cabin was very clean and the view to the lake was gorgeous. We'll stay here again, no doubt.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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