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West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

The cabin sits where Lakeview Creek enters Donner Lake. Listen to the babbling creek and unwind on our deck as you look out over the lake. Or use our membership and make the short walk, or bike ride on our cruiser bikes, to the 'private' beach club. The deck area is the prime entertainment spot. It's a sunny little spot. Perfect for afternoon BBQ's and entertaining. Inside the pine log walls take you back in time, but there are modern finishes. The kitchen has all new stainless appliances. The living room has a 'smart' TV with internet capability. In fact the entire cabin has wifi, and two of the three bedrooms have TV's as well. For longer stays you will appreciate the laundry room. And there is plenty of parking 'off street'. It's a level driveway that is plowed all winter, and there's a covered walkway, so no snow shoveling to access the cabin! Soooo close to Sugar Bowl :)

Keywords: Renovated Log Cabin, Modern Conveniences, Private Beach Club, Dog Friendly

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About The Owner

Our family of five love this place. We have a Collie and Aussie that love running around the property and going to the lake. We ski at Sugar Bowl, and boat and paddle board on the lake in the summer. We road and mtn bike as well. There are terrific mtn bike trails right down the street. And the hiking in the area is truly amazing.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2011

Why The Owner chose Donner Lake

The fact that the mtn bike riding is so superb right from the property was a huge surprise. And Donner Lake is just our style of relaxation. We like Tahoe, but Donner has a mellower vibe, less hectic, and more alpine.

What makes this cabin unique

This is a cabin. Its fully renovated with modern conveniences, but the pine logs make it feel rustic and alpine. This is a great family spot. You can park the car and never use it again once you arrive. Everything is close by. Take the canoe for paddle, or if you brought your boat hit the lake. Morning pulls are the best, but evenings are awesome with the sun setting over Donner Peak. And the fishing around Lakeview Creek is the best on Donner Lake. Just don't tell anyone.


Southside Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room
  • King Size bed (1) in master, Queen size beds (2), one room with a Twin bed (1).
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cabin is on Lakeview Creek. There is a private beach club within walking distance.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Great Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this amazing cabin in February 2017 for an extended weekend. What a great weekend it was! The cabin was plenty big for our group of 6 (plus dog), and the bathrooms were clean and updated. A big perk was that it was dog friendly - as mentioned by a previous review the deck is completely enclosed allowing a great space to wipe paws, etc. before coming in. Having one of the bedrooms on the main floor was a perk for us as my mom uses a walker and she had plenty of room to get around and did not have to navigate stairs. The best part, however, was the amazing view and great location. The cabin is right on the lake and stream - and also on the main road which means it was plowed frequently. Although there was a ton of snow we had no issues at all getting in. The location is close to Sugar Bowl (especially if the 40 is open) and not far at all from Truckee. One other plus was that the communication with the owner prior to, during, and after the stay was great. Overall an amazing time! I highly recommend this place. We will definitely stay again if we get back up that way.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, and please come stay with us again!
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New Year's in the Snow

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an awesome stay at The Roberts Roost! The owners were very accommodating, the house was clean, and even better than the description and photos. Highly recommend this place for any Tahoe trip. Will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dog owners perspective ;-)

  • 5 of 5

We are owners of 2 large dogs (>70 lbs). Knowing this would make any rental owner wary/bulk, we made sure we were honest about our dogs and what we expected. Jim, the owner appreciated our honesty and worked with us, allowing us to have a great stay. This cabin has a gated, enclosed deck. This was PRICELESS - the railings/fencing come up about 4ft, enough to secure our dogs - a perfect spot to clean up before going inside, and a good spot to get the dogs leashed up before leaving. It was also a nice outdoor space for the dogs to nap or stare down chipmunks. The cabin is cozy, comfy and unpretentious. Everything was easy to clean. The floors are tile (?), but there were enough rugs put down so our dogs didn't slip walking around. We were able to take our dogs on beautiful forest trails that were close by (w/in 5-10 mins). These trails were easy to get to and easy to hike. Our one senior arthritic dog had no problems keeping up. One caveat - There were a few neighboring dogs that wandered unleashed - they seemed friendly, but avoided them to be safe. Our dogs were always leashed when in the neighborhood.

Having stayed a full week at this property, we can say all the glowing reviews are well deserved. We feel fortunate to have found a place that the WHOLE family enjoyed. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We came to Donner Lake for a family wedding and we could not have picked a more perfect cabin!!! This cabin is beautiful and the perfect space for three couples! The bathrooms are so spacious. The bedrooms are cozy and the beds are comfortable! The living room/kitchen are perfect for hanging out and cooking together. The deck overlooks the river and the cabin is lake view. The mornings are so perfect sitting on the deck. The kitchen had everything we needed! I cannot believe how cheap it was to stay at such a nice roomy cabin! This cabin is not only a deal but it is fabulous!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was another great stay in Donner Lake! My wife, two young kids and I (and the dog) had an amazing stay. We pedaled the family down to the beach every day to enjoy the lake, then headed home to BBQ in the evening, taking in the wonderful view of the lake and listened to the creek flow by. It is a perfect spot that is just a quick drive away from Truckee if you need to grab any essentials. It's cozy inside, but with plenty of room for the entire family to sleep comfortably and wind down at night. Jim is a great host and we will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size and location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect sized place for four adults and 1 toddler. Upstairs was cozy with great ambience, the bedrooms and bathrooms were all without issue. It rained much of our trip so we spent a lot of time in and around the cabin. The big decks and flat driveway were good for letting the toddler out with an umbrella and made a great snowman making area when we woke up to snow on Sunday. Jim gave us the perfect amount of communication. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
Donner Private Beach
Car: recommended

Backcountry skiing to cabin for 'expert' skiers. Two miles from Historic Donner Museum. Three miles to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.


Rates & Availability

Southside Highlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Seasonal $30
Standard Cleaning $120

Full payment is due 90 days prior to arrival. See rental agreement for cancellation policy.

All payments are made with owner. Terms are outlined in guest's rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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