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Cozy Donner Lake Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4+)

Convenienty located minutes off of HWY 80, walking distance to Donner Lake with access to the Private Beach, fishing, boating and other water activities. Cabin is close to all major ski resorts including Squaw Valley, Northstar, Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl and Boreal. 10 minutes to Historical Downtown Truckee. horseback-riding is just a few minutes away, Historic Donner Party Museum less than 10 minutes away. Close to major grocery stores, restaurants, local unique shops and various historical sites.

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More Details

Phyllis Osaki
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Phyllis Osaki

My sister and I own the cabin, which has been in our family since 1965! We both live in the Bay Area with our respective families and we are partners of a Commercial Property Management Company headquartered in Pleasanton, CA where we manage over 6.5 million square feet of commercial property.

Phyllis Osaki purchased this cabin in 1964

Why Phyllis Osaki chose Donner Lake Woods

Charming, quaint cabin for quiet get away, yet includes large flat screen TV with cable, high speed Internet, and walking distance to Donner Lake. Reasonably priced, conveniently located to Truckee, major freeways and includes Private Beach privilege.

What makes this cabin unique

Free high speed Internet and cable with large flat screen TV.


Donner Lake Woods Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly remodeled bathroom with large shower only, no bath tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin Day Bed and Twin Trundle bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in the living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great place to relax, read. Or play board games with your family. Great place to spend quality family time.


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Cozy Donner Lake Log Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Georgetown, TX

Relaxing and Rustic

  • 5 of 5

Our girls (8,7,3) asked, "Daddy, are we staying in a log cabin?" We really did. Phyllis was very responsive. It was a great location near Donner Lake. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lance, thank you for your review. Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay.
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Perfect getaway for our family

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and quiet with a great homelike feel. Well maintained with two nice bedrooms. Great getaway especially if the goal is to be unplugged. Access to an amazing beach which our family loved. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at our "cozy cabin" near DONNER Lake. Thank you for your kind words. Hope you can stay again!
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Cozy,clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just right for my wife and I to spend four days. It's cozy, clean and comfortable. The gas fireplace kept the whole cabin heated. Kitchen is the right size to meet your cooking needs. The Weber bbq came in handy.

Neighborhood was nice and quiet. Great area for going on walks. Definitely would consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely...just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our whole experience was superb. The cabin is super clean and so well stocked, it just makes for the perfect vacation. Moreover, Phyllis is very easy to communicate with and always available to resolve any issues (we are not from cold weather so it took us time to get used to a couple of things and she was super patient and readily available to assist us). Prime location, safe and cozy. Cant ask for more. Hope to be back!!!! Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California Bay Area

Beautiful and cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend Christmas in Tahoe and found this cabin right by Donner Lake. Our stay was perfect. I was worried about getting there because of the snow storm but after putting some snow chains, we made just fine. The cabin was easy to find, very cozy and well located. I would definitely recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Winter Cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

On a somewhat short decision, we decided to find a cabin in Donner over the Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate my last chemo therapy treatment. Most of the other cabins were already booked, or the owners were occupying for the Holiday. I had no issues booking this cabin when we found it! The price was fair, the owner was wonderful to work with, and the cabin was SO well stocked when we arrived. There is everything that you could possibly need, from extra blankets to towels to cooking utensils, pots and pans etc. We did bring our own TP/PT/Kleenex so we didn't use up all of theirs and could leave the left overs.

The neighborhood was fabulous! There was a foot of snow fall just before we arrived, and the town did so well with keeping the streets and driveways plowed and we did not have to shovel the drive way like we had expected we may have to. The fireplace and base heaters took some getting used to, but once we figured them out they put a perfect warmth into the house! There are no hills to sled on in town, but I was able to pull my two year old around town on the sled, and he got enough joy out of that alone! There is a park by the lake that he loved playing at even though it was covered in snow! And we drove out about 5 miles to Borreal to sled at the snow park for only $5. I would highly recommend this cabin during the winter season! We had a fabulous stay!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West end Donner Lake Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Party Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Downtown Truckee
Nearest Point of Interest
North Lake Tahoe
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe-Truckee Airport
Car: recommended

Walking distance to Donner Lake & fishing holes. 10 minute drive to historic downtown Truckee. 20 minute drive to luxury Ritz Hotel, its restaurants, spa and banquet facilities. 10 minutes to jet skiing, snow skiing, swimming, boating, fishing, horse back riding and hiking. Historic Donner Party Museum minutes away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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