Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Mary Serrano
We are the former owners of the Donner Lake Inn (2004-2012). We cherished our time living in Truckee, especially at Donner Lake. Now living in the Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, we share our cabin with you. While living at the Inn, we started renting Squirrel's Nest out and now have many guests who return year after year. Squirrel's Nest is our home as well as yours.
Mary Serrano purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Mary Serrano chose Donner Lake Woods
The "Nest" is directly across the street from Donner Lake, with only trees filtering your view. In the Summer it is a short walk to the beach. In the Winter our roads are some of the first to be cleared. Once inside, you will feel like you are home.
What makes this Cabin unique
The most asked about feature of our cabin - the wooden floor. What is it? An old bowling alley? No it is a "reused" solid maple gym floor complete with stripes. The planks were installed in random order. The wood burning stove adds warmth and creates a cozy atmosphere. You can sit by the fire and gaze up into the trees through the large, west facing, dual glazed windows. Heaven on earth.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cozy & Warm cabin next to Donner Lake
This was our second stay here and I have nothing but good things to say about host Mary and her home. Mary is VERY easy to deal with and booking with her was easy with great communication throughout the entire process. The cabin is warm and cozy with everything we needed (kitchen utensils, towels, bedding, etc.) So nice having a washer & dryer in the unit to dry our wet clothes from the rain & snow we encountered. The upstairs bedroom was VERY comfortable. The surrounding neighborhood is very quiet and great for dog walking. The cabin is very easy to get to from I-80; Downtown Truckee, Squaw Village and Tahoe City are easy drives from the cabin. We would definitely stay here again.
This is the place to stay!!
Charming and cozy is the squirrels nest! Convenient location to the lake, the campground and Truckee! We felt right at home, beds are comfortable, kitchen is fully stocked.......lots of games to enjoy, you'll love it!
Lovely nest away from home.
Our family enjoyed staying at The Squirrel's Nest! Mary was very helpful and provided detailed information regarding the place.
So close to the lake you can walk there!
We will definitely be back. Thank you.
Cozy, charming cabin
I really enjoyed my experience at Mary's cabin! It was so rustic and cute inside. Felt like "home". It had everything we needed kitchen-wise. Beds were super comfy. Driveway was shoveled perfectly. Extra wood by the fireplace. Thank you, thank you!
Great warm and cozy place in a great location
Stayed there for a ski weekend in Sugar Bowl and enjoyed every minute.
The house is welcoming and cozy, easy to warm and enjoy the snow view from the windows. Clean and well equipped.
Cozy and near Sugar Bowl and Truckee
Very cozy cabin with wood stove and view through large windows of surrounding trees. The upstairs bedroom is great for enjoying the view. Well stocked and clean. Comfortable beds. Mary is wonderful and easy to reach. Would stay there again.