Beautiful location, family friendly cabin in the heart of Sierra ski country.
Norma and Bill Markley
About Norma and Bill Markley
We built this cabin as a young couple in 1977. It is our 'first child' and has continued to be updated throughout the years. Our two sons grew up knowing this place as an extension of home and now our grandkids do. When we first built this, we thought we would enjoy it mostly in winter but find we actually, like the summers even better.
Why Norma and Bill Markley chose Truckee
Being skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, we fell in love with the area. Our goal was to build a cabin with a view and easy access to skiing, hiking, and water play. We were able to purchase the small piece of ground with the view of Donner Lake and direct access to the water and plowed roads in the winter. We then, 4 years later, built a cabin on it.
What makes this Cabin unique
Location! Lake right below us where we can actual see our family on the dock. Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Squaw Valley just 15 minutes away. Historical Truckee and the major ski resorts have many scheduled events throughout the year.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The cabin was very clean and well maintained. We loved the deck and the awesome lake view.
Warm and cozy cabin overlooking Donner Lake. Lots of room for kids in the loft. Great wood fireplace. Owners were quick to respond to questions. Stayed there for son’s wedding at nearby Sugar Bowl Resort. Would book again in an instant!
Coziest snowy family getaway!
We were a little anxious as our trip was drawing near--young granddaughter's 1st trip to the snow--hearing that a big snowstorm was arriving just in time for our visit. But the cabin was so warm & comfy & had all the amenities...firewood, games, sleds, extra towels (since we couldn't avoid tracking snow from boots into the entry ways)...& we found the beds comfy & kitchen well stocked including coffee maker & coffee. Our owners were graciously flexible about early arrival & late departure, given the weather conditions. Instead of leaving the cabin to go to a sledding play area, we ended up creating our own sledding playground & snow cave on the back deck! We created wonderful memories at the Markley cabin!
BEAUTIFUL home and location was perfect!!!
My family and I rented this cabin for our daughters 3rd birthday and we had the best time. The owners made coming in so easy with keys before hand as well as directions. The house itself is gorgeous and had everything we needed and more. The location is also perfect my husband and son were able to go up the road to snowboard for part of the day and still be back for some snow play with amazing dinner locations close by. I would rent this cabin again and again I highly recommend!!!
Thank You for your great review. We really do like knowing when people like our family cabin and the Donner Lake area.
Great family vacation cabin
Our 3 generation family enjoyed staying in this family cabin at Donner Lake. Beautiful view of the lake, the cabin had everything we needed. If we had a place of our own, it would be just like this! Loved the 3 levels-we could all spread out a little! We put puzzles together, played a few of the games and enjoyed the fireplace. We wished for snow during this trip and we got it (snow plows kept the road cleared - tho we did shovel out the parking area)....played in the snow on the huge deck, built snow people and went sledding and then tubing at Squaw. Truckee is just down the road...shopped a little and enjoyed a couple of the restaurants. I would definitely stay here again!!
Annual Family Trip
We really enjoyed our stay, the view was outstanding. There was plenty of room for our family and having the fire wood handy was great. Since it was winter we were not able to use the deck but it would be great for the summer. We would definitely consider renting this property again.
Lake Tahoe - north shore is 20 minutes away
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