Enjoy majestic lakefront views of the sunrise, sunset, and surrounding Sierra Nevada at this three-bedroom (plus a loft) Donner Lake retreat, a dog-friendly waterfront home with a private dock and buoy, two tree-lined decks, and nearby access to beaches, tennis, and world-class skiing.
This three-level home sits directly on the southern shores of Donner Lake, only one mile from boat rentals, barbecue areas, and tennis and basketball courts at West End Beach. You'll be just a few steps from the water's edge, five miles east of Sugar Bowl Resort, and seven miles east of Boreal Mountain Resort.
You'll immediately feel at home in the great room, a showcase of alpine character with lofty cathedral ceilings and a wall of windows that frame the forest and lake. Grab a few logs to build a fire in the stone hearth, curl up with a good book, or catch up with friends and family on one of the comfortable leather sofas.
Drop your kayak or stand-up paddleboard from the dock for a morning outing on the lake and return home to prepare pancakes in the full kitchen. You'll have all the necessary appliances to whip up a homemade breakfast, as well as four bar stools, an open dining space for seven, and a dishwasher to handle the clean-up.
Spend your summer days swimming, water-skiing, or wake boarding in the crystal clear waters of Donner Lake, fishing or dangling your feet from the pier, and gazing at the mirror-like reflection of the mountains at sunset. Pull up a beach chair to enjoy the view, light the gas grill for a barbecue dinner, and retreat to the two-level deck for an evening of cocktails and cards.
On snowy winter nights, you can make popcorn and hot chocolate as you use the WiFi to check the next morning's mountain conditions. You'll also have a large flatscreen cable TV, DVD player, and VCR in the living room - the perfect cozy spot for family movie nights.
With three bedrooms, a spacious loft, and two full bathrooms, this Donner Lake retreat can sleep as many as 10 guests. On the ground floor, you'll find a master bedroom with a king-size bed, a guest room with a double bed, a full bathroom, and a private laundry room. The main floor features one bedroom with a double bed and one adjacent full bathroom.
Climb the ladder from the great room to reach the large upstairs loft, where children and fun-loving friends will delight in the four twin beds that sit beneath the eaves. Your canine family member is also welcome to join you for a small nightly fee.
Whether you're planning a winter ski trip or a stunning summer getaway on the water, there are few more scenic destinations than the shores of Donner Lake. Spend the summer basking in the sun on West End Beach, fish or water-ski on the shores of Donner Memorial State Park just two miles east, or take a short nine-mile drive to spend an evening in historic downtown Truckee. This area also offers plentiful opportunities for golf, road biking, and mountain biking.
Come winter, the four peaks of Sugar Bowl offer 103 trails, 13 lifts, and 1,650 acres of skiing and snowboarding for athletes of all skill levels. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar are also just a short drive away.
The gorgeous scenery of the Sierras will be right outside your door - don't miss out on this beautiful Donner Lake home!
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