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USA California Truckee Donner Lake Listing #4148

Daffodil Hill - Truckee, CA

34 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
10114 Patty Lane, Truckee, CA 96161

Romantic and cozy cabin near Donner Lake set among the towering pines!

Come unplug and recharge at this charming Donner Lake vacation rental. Set just three blocks from the shimmering shores of Donner Lake, this single bedroom cabin offers you the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and revel in the beauty of nature. There's even a warm and cozy pellet stove for relaxing nights at home!

A short 17-mile drive north from Lake Tahoe, Truckee offers you peace and serenity while still giving you every opportunity to delve into a wide array of outdoor activities. With world-class fishing, skiing, water activities, and numerous trails to explore, your vacation will be filled with adventure and relaxation.

Stepping into your mountain-side escape, you'll be greeted with classic cabin decor. The traditional A-frame construction makes the most out of a compact space. A queen-size bed sits directly off the main deck, allowing for abundant light and stunning view to surround you. Up a quick flight of stairs you'll find two twin-size beds, allowing for a maximum of four people to sleep here in comfort.

The galley-style kitchen is fully stocked with everything you'll need to whip up an amazing meal (though please note there is no oven). If the weather is nice, you'll be able to walk out on to the expansive deck, fire up the charcoal grill and enjoy a delicious dinner underneath the stars.

Here, you can unplug and enjoy talking, relaxing in each other's company or even spend some quiet time curled up with a good book by the stove. This cabin nurtures love for the great outdoors and interaction. You will have a TV, DVD player, and CD player, as well as WiFi so you can stay abreast of the goings-on at home. Please

With access to a launching dock three blocks away, you can plan a day out on Donner Lake for water skiing, fishing, or boating. Find all the equipment you'll need to take full advantage of your location at the Donner Lake Marina. They'll outfit you for whatever your needs are and make sure you have a great time while being safe.

During the winter you can book yourself a scenic tour with Coldstream Adventures Snowmobile Tours and traverse into the backcountry and get a first hand look at the some of the typically unseen aspects of nature. Sugar Bowl and Boreal Mountain resorts are nearby for skiing, both just under seven miles away.

On the nights you don't feel like cooking, Truckee's Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar is a short five-mile drive from your door for upscale dining with live music or hit up the Squeeze In for breakfast or a fun lunch of burgers and cocktails.

Come explore the beautiful Tahoe area with a stay at this North Lake Tahoe vacation rental.

RCN # 469



Board games

Children's games







Internet : Suddenlink



Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming



Beach towels


Gas grill : Private


34 reviews

Alexander B. Oct 2019
Really cozy cabin in a great location, but the pellet furnace doesn’t do a great job of keeping the place at a comfortable temperature. The water heater is also pretty small.
Manager response:
Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience, we really do appreciate the opportunity to make changes and continually get better. We hope to host you again in the future.
Rosa L. Sep 2019
We recently spent two nights in this cabin, and we absolutely loved it. The electric heater and pellet stove kept the cabin as warm as we liked, and we used the kitchen to make our own breakfast and dinner.

We'd happily rent this cabin again.

We would like to see a couple of changes if possible: the TV is a little small, and the Blu Ray player is out of date. We'd like to see a newer 32" or so flat screen with Netflix compability. Extra lighting for the deck (maybe even some string lights) would make the space much more usable around sunset. Finally: a power strip or something like an Orico supercharger would be helpful for keeping all of our devices charged up and ready to go.
LORE V. Sep 2019
Plumbing not working on toilet or shower, no oven, broken fridge/ ice maker not working, no light on deck outside at night, not enough dish towels, no pot holders.
With all that fixed would be a great place to stay again otherwise do t stay there
Manager response:
The property manager stopped by the rental with a licensed contractor and found the following: the toilet flushed fine; the shower also works fine though with low water pressure; the home is not designed to have an exterior light on the deck side, and the deck butts up to the roofline of the house. The refrigerator is not hooked up to water, so we do provide ice trays in the freezer. Housekeeping has brought more pot holders and dish towels. Thank you!
Patricia B. Aug 2019
Beautiful deck for morning coffee & evening dinner. Proximity to Donner Lake was easy to enjoy a day at the lake. There is no dining table indoors but for summer, it didn’t matter. The stairs to the loft are very steep.
MJ G. Jul 2019
Loved the outside deck and grill.
Wanda S. Jun 2019
My favorite part was the bathtub, yes the bathtub. It’s very large and there is enough hot water to fill it and with the rain head makes for a relaxing experience.
The home is small, but just the right size for a couple. I found it well equipped, the lack of an oven could disappoint some, but the grill makes up for it if renting in the summer time.
You are surrounded by other homes and the highway on the hill directly behind it can be noisy with the truck brakes. Though I never heard it at night.
All in all I would stay here again....especially for that bathtub.
Samantha R. May 2019
Great stay. It was easy, clean and so cute. We loved it.
Avery S. Oct 2018
The cabin was all we needed for our 3 day stay, but we had a lot of problems with the heater and blowing fuses, and they were difficult to use and no instructions were left! Also, we only had one roll of toilet paper.....which was a big deal when we ran out and didn’t realize there was no other rolls anywhere.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see our guest had some difficulties with their stay and wish they had contacted us so we could assist them. The property manager is aware of these comments and will be addressing them. Thank you!
Adam W. Sep 2018
It was very quiet place. Perfect for our needs not only super convenient to Truckee but also great for those who love nature. A short walk from Donner Lake and really close to the park.
Robert P. Nov 2017
A charming, safe, clean and cozy place, however, being just below highway 80, it was rather noisy outside at times. But the Donner lake Truckee area is quite beautiful. Well worth the stay by itself!
Alfredo M. Dec 2016
This cabin has it all, is just a perfect place to be, if you are visiting lake tahoe. the place is beautiful and the view is awesome. Definetly we will return next year.
Santhoshkumar K. Nov 2016
Great location just a couple of blocks from Donner lake with easy access. House is a little congested and needs some maintenance. Pellet stove, cooking range, shower etc are a pain to use and are below the mark. In general, it can be quite a cozy small place for a small family of 3-4 guests with some upgrades and maintenance. We (4 including two kids) stayed for three nights and the stay was mostly comfortable and kids enjoyed it.
Carolina R. Oct 2016
Nice and cozy place for a getaway, we're hopping to visit again
Kevin R. Oct 2016
Better heating source could be useful during the winter months.
Hot water heater did not accommodate back to back showers. The second shower was a very mild luke warm shower.
Not too bad of a place to stay if you are out during the day.
Sarah W. Sep 2016
This was a great place to a family of 4. We didn't cook much, but had breakfast & lunch on the deck. The kids liked the little room upstairs.
Vitaliya M. Sep 2016
very awesome little cozy place
David N. Aug 2016
Considering the horrendous reviews I read we decided to give it a go anyway. We're a laid back mountain livin couple that are not high maintenance at all. The place was cozy and adorable, complete with a CD player with a Garth brooks cd which we enjoyed, bed was super comfy, bath tub was a warming treat after a day of kayaking. Walking distance to te lake and public docks. Had aome minor issues, but what dosent. Would stay here again for sure
Christina T. Jul 2016
This place served our purpose for a place to sleep near the lake. It is rustic-charming, but definitely NOT for someone particular or picky about their vacation rental. It needs some maintenance, but the location is fantastic. It is more like glorified camping.
Kellyne D. Jul 2016
I really enjoyed staying here. It's perfect for two people! It's a great location and very clean. I would definitely come back again!
Josie T. May 2016
I was nervous to arrive here based off some of the reviews, so I was happy to find the place was clean, cozy, and totally fine for a weekend stay. It has the basics, we didn't plan on cooking so what they had was fine for our needs...a working refrigerator, coffee maker & some dishes. The bed was very comfortable & there were nice clean linens & soft towels. The location is main complaint is that the nice deck had a table but NO chairs to enjoy it on! There were some old wooden folding chairs that we didn't even try to sit on. It would be nice to fit a small table with two chairs indoors as well, as there is nowhere to sit other than the couch or bed. Our visit was Memorial Day weekend & we had nice weather so the temperature wasn't an issue & we had no problem working the dvd player & had brought our own movies! There are no bells & whistles but it was totally fine for the price I felt!!
William C. May 2016
The place was nice and cozy ????However the pellet stove did not work,the room above the loft was cold,which we kept closed so the heat will not go out when we used the heater in there, the tv is ancient and thankfully the DVD player worked we were able to borrow some movies and keep entertained,the worst is the grill which was so nasty you wouldn't want to ever grill again after seeing it! The stove top in kitchen did not heat up took 30 mins just to try and fry an egg!
I'm not sure if I would stay here again!!!
Manager response:
We are so sorry that you ran into some trouble during your stay. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us so we can share it with our property manager. They will check the pellet stove to make sure that it is in good working order to keep our guests nice and warm. They will also clean the BBQ and verify that the stove is ready for our delicious meals to be prepared on. Thank you again for choosing Vacasa and staying in at Donner Lake
Trieneke K. Feb 2016
This is a nice, small cabin, in a beautiful area. Our children loved playing in the yard in the snow. Our experience, overall, was dampered by lack of heating, despite the fact that I spoke with 2 people at Vacasa before our trip and explained that I was traveling with 2 small children, and wanted to be sure that there was no heating issue. I received a message that the pellet stove was "out" after we arrived, but when I called back I never heard back again. The original phone message said that someone would be out the next day to "check on the stove", but whether anyone ever did I still don't know as there was no follow up, no note, no instructions anywhere regarding the stove. The space heaters were not enough to warm the cabin. There were other minor frustrations regarding the rental, but to me the heating issue shows lack of regard for basic customer service, and we were baffled by the lack of follow up, and lack of basic instructions. The fact that still no one from Vacasa has acknowledged my complaints is really a red flag as well.
Manager response:
We are very sorry that heating and customer service were not optimal for this reservation; we will work on these issues for incoming guests.
Lauren C. Feb 2016
Small and sweet, our family of four (2 young kids) really enjoyed it although a bit of a squeeze, it was cozy. Con: No table and chairs for eating, no oven for cooking (stove top microwave). Pro: Nice big soaking tub!
Paul V. Feb 2016
Cozy place to stay, close to several ski resorts.
Diane C. Feb 2016
The DVD required a PIN which we did not have and therefore was not able to watch any movies we rented. Also, the TV is really out dated and didn't get any channels.
We also had a problem with the electrical outlets. Don't plug everything or you'll blow the circuit. The frig and lamps were not working because the breaker needed to be re-charged.electricity to everything. The upstairs loft did not have any electricity or heat, therefore it would be unpleasant area to sleep. Finally, there is no Wifi. lots of board games, very quiet getaway.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay; this was one of our first reservations for this home and so there were some wrinkles that needed ironing out. The owners of this home do not provide WiFi, but we'll do our best to fix everything else. We hope you still had a wonderful stay!
Loan L. Jan 2016
Very dated home compared to the photos on the website. Rainfall showerhead did not work. Handheld showered was too low. Pantry items were minimal and/or expired. Stovetop took forever to heat up! House key didn't work for the sliding door, which was closest to the driveway. Had to walk through 3 feet high snow to get to front door; would have been courteous to have the path plowed before we got there. TV had no reception. Cobwebs noted, dusty home, pots/pans/dishes/utensils needed more cleaning. Storage room upstairs was dirty and disorganized. Upstairs room where twin beds were was very cold. Definitely needed chains to get to the house since we were driving in a minivan. Stove pellet and an electric heater kept the house warm in the winter.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share a review with us. We regret to see that you experienced so many inconveniences and disappointments during your stay. We take guest feedback very seriously and will have the Property Manager dispatch staff as soon as possible to address the items we can take care of immediately. We hope you still had a wonderful stay and made great memories!
Linda D. Jan 2016
This property is very difficult to access in winter. Bath/ shower is a disaster. Pellet stove can be hard to initially get going & that is the primary heating system. House is cutsey, but far from practical particularly in winter.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are disappointed to see that you did not have a better experience. The Property Manager will inspect the shower to see what can be done to make it a more pleasant experience. We hope you made wonderful memories and were cozy once you got the stove going!