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Donner Lake Charmer - West End Stone Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
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About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Squirrel's Nest is the quintessential lake cabin with granite stonework, wood-burning stove, high-end linens and beds, and tree-shaded decks. Set on a corner across the street from the lake, the cabin is two blocks from the West End Beach.

It is comfortably, completely equipped for cooking, entertaining, and relaxing. The loft “master bedroom” has a queen bed, a day bed with trundle, and a private balcony. The second bedroom has a double bed. The living room sofa is a hide abed.

The cabin is stocked with firewood, winter sleds and snow shovels, as well as summer hammocks, barbecue, and deck and beach furniture. Gas furnace and stove, washer and dryer, and TV/DVD/CD. Enjoy an extended retreat in this charming forest home that sleeps eight.


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Mary Serrano
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Donner Lake Charmer - West End Stone Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here. The house is right across from the lake, it is cozy, clean, stocked with everything you need and was the perfect size. The owners were responsive, friendly and accommodating. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect everything we needed for a great spring getaway. Beach and sled hill all practically in the front yard. Who could ask for more. Well equipped with toys, cable, movies, extra towels. Perfect for children and adults. We will be back:)

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy access to Sugar Bowl!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this cabin and found it to be exactly as described. A cozy, inviting space that had everything we needed to plan meals and keep the kids entertained. The owners were quick to respond when we had any questions. The cabin is very convenient if you are planning to ski at either Sugar Bowl or Donner Ranch, I think it took us about 20 minutes to get to the Sugar Bowl resort. I would highly recommend this cabin for a family looking to spend some time in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

There was just two of us with our two small dogs and this cabin was PERFECT! We cooked all of our meals and the kitchen had most everything we needed. The adjacent neighborhood was perfect for taking the dogs for a walk away from traffic. The upstairs bed was VERY comfortable! (Would have liked to have had a TV upstairs.) The TV and living area downstairs was nice; warm and cozy for a lazy day. Mary was very attentive to all of our questions / concerns. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a beautiful Christmas week with more snow than we could have dreamed of. The cabin was comfortably furnished, the wood stove kept us warm and toasty, and we had everything we could possibly need. The location on Donner Lake was perfect for us and there were lovely views from each window. The owners were so welcoming and helpful. We wouldn't hesitate to book Squirrel's Nest again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I just returned from a three night stay at the "Squirrel's Nest". We were very impressed with how well stocked the cabin was; it had all of the comforts of home. The cabin definitely shows pride of ownership. The location is perfect- right across the street from the lake but very quiet. The view from the loft bedroom was beautiful. The morning walks with the dog were so peaceful. No problems with WiFi connectivity and our cell service was strong (T-Mobile and Verizon). Mary, the owner, was very responsive throughout the rental process and even texted the afternoon of our arrival to make sure we had everything that we needed. Five stars!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Truckee Cabin Rental Rates


  • $150-$190/nt - $900-$1300/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Summer rates ... $150/night .. $ 900/week.
  • Winter rates ... $170/night .. $1150/week.
  • Holiday rates .. $190/night .. $1300/week.
  • In addition there is a 10% occupancy tax for the Town of Truckee.
  • Cleaning fee between $60-$100 based on occupancy and pets.
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Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Day bed, with a trundle. Large loft area, on the 2nd floor
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the living room
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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