Washoe Wonder - Donner Lake - Serene & Cozy

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3 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Washoe Wonder - Donner Lake - Serene & Cozy

Entire home

Washoe Wonder - Donner Lake - Serene & Cozy

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Truckee, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDonner Lake1 min walk
  • Popular LocationDonner Memorial State Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationEmigrant Trail Museum11 min drive
  • AirportReno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.)51 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1408 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2

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About this area


Located in Truckee, this vacation home is in the mountains and on a lake. Boreal Mountain Resort and Sugar Bowl are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Donner Lake and Donner Memorial State Park. KidZone Museum and Olympic Museum are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Donner Lake - 1 min walk
  • Donner Memorial State Park - 10 min walk
  • Emigrant Trail Museum - 11 min drive
  • KidZone Museum - 13 min drive
  • Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Truckee Station - 14 min drive
  • Reno Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO) - 51 min drive


  • Smokey's Kitchen — 11 min drive
  • Village Pizzeria — 12 min drive
  • Wild Cherries Coffee House — 13 min drive
  • Wild Cherries Coffee House — 13 min drive
  • Zano's Family Italian & Pizzeria — 13 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Washoe Wonder - Donner Lake - Serene & Cozy

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and patio
Do not book for more than 14 nights online. Your reservation will be cancelled. Inquire with Tahoe Truckee Vacations should you desire a stay exceeding 14 nights.
*For pet-friendly properties: if you have received prior written approval to bring a pet, the additional fee is $100/pet to be charged once you've booked. Please notify us of the pet prior to booking. Pet fees that are not paid within 24 hours of booking will be canceled.

Tucked away at the end of Donner Lake's west shore neighborhood, this one-level home truly feels like a wooded escape. It's nestled at the base of Donner Peak, with a large back deck that faces towards the summit. When you step into the kitchen, you'll fall in love with the baby blue details, wooden counter, and look-through cabinets. The kitchen is partially open to the spacious, bright living room, perfect for holding the whole family. Down the hall, you'll find a full bath and three bedrooms, including a master with its own private bath. The front-facing bedrooms open to a small patio, a perfect place to read in the shadow of the yard's massive Jeffrey pine trees. This house is full of mid-century details for a classic lodge feel, like brass door locks, lace curtains, and inner wooden window shutters.

If the lake is calling your name this summer, pack your bag and head out the front door - you can walk to Donner Lake's West End Beach in less than 15 minutes, where you can enjoy everything from volleyball to kayak rentals to sandy space for lounging in the sun. With beautiful hiking trails and a vintage ice creamery both less than a mile away, this is the perfect rental for your summer getaway!
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties
Speaks English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In the mountains
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1408 sq ft (131 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Washoe Wonderdonner Lakeserene Cozy
Washoe Wonder*Donner Lake*Serene Cozy
Washoe Wonder - Donner Lake - Serene & Cozy Truckee

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 17%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 50%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 17%

1/5 Terrible

Property house needs to be deep cleaned, and inspection
The house smells like death, old warn out furnishings, a garage sale outfitting of hoge podge of crap.

3/5 Okay

Very enjoyable location
The layout of the home flows very well. We were 6 people and never felt cramped. The back patio is a nice size and stepping right off onto the sloping mountainside was a plus as we hiked from there. Property furniture needs upgrading as two pieces had broken legs and beds rolled to the middle. Property managing company is aware and trying to guide property owner in this direction. Neighborhood is lovely as well.

5/5 Excellent

Cozy mountain getaway
We went primarily to learn more about the travails of the Donner party and explore their campsites. Unbelievable what they endured. Nice cabin and great location for whatever you want to do.

4/5 Good

Charming Cabin
The property is charming. The back deck was a highlight for us. One of the queen beds did not have a bed frame and rested on the floor. The listing says that there is a dishwasher and there isn't one, but there was equipment to wash dishes by hand. Since there isn't A/C or fans, we left the windows open and it was comfortable. We were able to use the internet, but could not figure out how to work the TV. The West End Beach was packed and did not appear to be enforcing physical distancing during the pandemic, so we did not use it. Local hiking trails were easy to find and not packed, so we enjoyed them. The Little Truckee Creamery is a treat not to overlook.

3/5 Okay

Old, cozy cabin
Great location, cozy cabin but very old. Furniture a little unstable and kitchen lacking some essentials; i.e. coffee grinder. Cabin did not have cable so recommend bringing fire stick, or Apple TV If you want to watch tv.