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.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very cozy and clean. Loved the squirrel theme throughout. Excellent location for skiing Sugar Bowl. Pub down the street was excellent.
Great stay near the lake and sugarbowl
We had a wonderful stay here for a week on feb.
The squirrel’s nest is perfect for a ski week getaway. Well stocked with everything. Only thing we missed was a dishwasher but that was a minor inconvenience.
Perfect winter cabin
This is the perfect warm and cozy, winter getaway that is equipped with every amenity you would need, games and fully equipped kitchen. Mary, the owner, is gracious and quick to respond to questions and concerns. The place is across the street from Donner Lake, though there is no access to the lake due to fencing. Snowshoe trails about 1/2 mile west on the old highway were spectacular, and our German Shepherd’s first trip to the snow was a great success.
This place was perfect for my family of four! The location was great for skiing at Sugar Bowl. The kids loved playing in the snow and the cabin had everything we needed. Highly recommended.
Lovely Donner Cabin
Cabin was perfect for a weekend get-a-way. Close to skiing and other activities. It's well stocked, clean, and cozy. It was the perfect size for our family of three. We hope to come back again next year.
Exactly what we wanted
We wanted a cozy, small cabin to return to after big days of ice skating, skiing and snow shoeing with our seven year old.. This was exactly right. Well stocked with clean bedding, towels, hot water, a wood burning stove - it was the perfect fit for our small family. We cooked several meals in the small kitchen and finished each day with a long walk around the neighborhood. Communication with the owner was outstanding.