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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 , 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Southside Highlands

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Observe private property signs Park only in our driveway Use beach club for Lake access
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 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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
  • 5 bicycles
  • 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.


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(43 traveler reviews)

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West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews

Great place for a quiet weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very cozy. We kept the pellet stove going all weekend while watching the Olympics. My wife said it was perfect for her birthday get away. Our black lab loved dozing in front of the stove. Great little retro kitchen. Master bed was one of the most comfortable ever. We look forward to staying there again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, and we look forward to hosting you in the future.
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Ski Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the cabin and will probably rent it again next ski season. It is in a great location and was really quiet. We spent a while outside in the snow and didn't notice any freeway noise. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was a bit outdated but totally functional. The one minor problem was the lights weren't sent up very well and some were out of service so it made reading books a bit challenging but the owner, who was very responsive, was going to fix them.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little cosy house.

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything that is needed for the vacation. It would be great to add a teakettle. Hot tea is really good after playing on the snow.

It is located in very quite place of mountains north side on south shoreline Donner lake. As result the snow tends to stay longer there. There is a stream that creates additional charm when you stay on upper deck.

Our family really enjoyed by time we spent in the cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Cozy cabin, Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great for family getaway. 10 min to Sugar Bowl. Clean and quiet. Owner was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for choosing our cabin for your stay at Donner Lake.
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time. We really enjoyed the cabin and the location. Being next to the stream was very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Home Among Nature

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy home overlooking Donner Lake. We loved the big deck from which to enjoy nature, have a glass of wine, and just relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • 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.




Additional information about rental rates

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

Full payment is due 90 days prior to arrival. See rental agreement for cancellation policy. There are restrictions on beach club access for 4th of July and Labor Day weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.