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USA California Truckee Tahoe Donner Listing #9484

Cabin Escape - Truckee, CA

26 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
12850 Sierra Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

Cozy, cabin-style home w/ balcony & partial lake views - close to town, dogs OK!

When it's time for your next escape to the mountains, come to Truckee and stay in this cozy, cabin-style home. You and your guests will enjoy filtered lake views from your private balcony, as well as close proximity to town.

Located just off Highway 80, less than four miles from downtown Truckee, this home is situated perfectly for those who want to enjoy the tranquility of nature and the convenience of town.

Constructed in the 1960s, this cedar cabin boasts wood walls and ceilings and a comfy living area where you can kick back and relax. Lounge on the sofa next to the warming, gas fireplace and read a good book from the selection. Watch the snow fall through the sliding glass doors in the winter, and in the summer, head out to the balcony and sip a cold beverage while you revel in your beautiful pine-scented surroundings. Be sure to bring your devices so you can connect to the free WiFi.

The eat-in kitchen offers everything you need to make delicious meals everyone will love, including standard stainless steel appliances and a four-person table.

This three-bedroom, one-bath home sleeps up to six adults (with a maximum occupancy of eight if four guests are children). Choose from two queen beds or a double bunk (the third bedroom is located on the lower level). The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a heated floor to warm your soles on those chilly winter mornings. Up to two family dogs are also welcome to join you for an additional nightly fee.

This home also has a private washer and dryer for your added convenience, and you'll also have a space heater in every room for extra warmth during the winter months.

At-home fun is easy when you stay in this lovely rental. Board games and books are offered, as well as a Nintendo Wii gaming system. Connect your laptop to the in-home theater's projector for a next-level movie night. When it's time for some summer fun, head to Donner Lake, just a little over a mile from you. Stake your claim on a public dock and spend the afternoon picnicking, sunbathing, and fishing. Or get out on the water for some kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up paddleboarding. The west end of the lake offers a sandy beach and swimming.

In the winter, make your way to Sugar Bowl Resort, less than nine miles away, for skiing and boarding, or head to Northstar (12 miles), Squaw Valley (13 miles), or Alpine Meadows (16 miles). And of course, historic downtown Truckee offers dining and shopping all year long, and beautiful Lake Tahoe is a mere 17-mile drive away.

Make this lovely rental your home away from home when you come to Truckee, and enjoy easy access to year-round outdoor activities. Book it today, and start making plans for your next unforgettable mountain getaway.



Board games

Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Gas fireplace

Space heater






Internet : Suddenlink







Enclosed yard


Water view

26 reviews

Tatiana F. Dec 2019
Our family of 4 and pet enjoyed our stay at this lovely cabin for Thanksgiving. The central location is very convenient – close to the freeway, town center, Donner Lake, and Boreal. It was clean and the kitchen was extremely well-stocked. We loved the thoughtful amenities such as the space heaters, extra towels and linens, board games, gaming console, books, washer and dryer, doggie food bowl, and miscellaneous little trinkets. It was like our home away from home – only that it was in the middle of a winter wonderland. We want to make this cabin trip our annual Thanksgiving tradition from now on 
eric G. Nov 2019
I loved the layout of the cabin. I like that it had a gas stove and effective gas fireplace. I enjoyed ht e heated bathroom floor.
Marc T. Apr 2019
We are a family of 4. with 2 kids (4 and 2 ). Easy access off I-80.
Donner lake view. Comfortable rooms and full furnished kitchen. Kids friendly.
Rosa R. Apr 2019
We had an amazing time. The cabin was perfect, clean and cozy. Just the right place to relax, it had everything we need. Our pups love it too.It have a very good location. Shops and restaurants very close.
Sheena H. Mar 2019
If you're in the Tahoe area to XC ski at Royal Gorge or Ski at Squaw and don't have the budget to stay in The Village, this little cozy cabin is perfect. Perfectly situated by Donner State Park, and close to Truckee, we really enjoyed our stay, the views were fabulous.
The two rooms upstairs were comfortable and clean, we were going to use the bunk room in the basement but it was too cold for our liking. This could be an issue in winter if you don't want to run the space heaters (which are kindly provided). Our 3rd person ended up on the couch and that was just as comfortable.
The kitchen is surprisingly well stocked for a VRBO, a lot of tools and utensils you normally don't get. Would suggest a pizza cutter and pizza pan though for future guests.
We'd definitely stay here again and couldn't have found a better place location or price-wise for our weekend.
janel M. Mar 2019
Great space downstairs for older kids. Gas fireplace kept house warm and the heated bathroom floor was a nice perk. Was nice to have a garage to keep wet snowy items in but it was too small for our minivan to fit inside so we didn't park there.
Irina Z. Feb 2019
Great location, clean and cozy cabin, well stocked kitchen. We had everything we needed. Separate bunk bedroom was a hit for our teenager. Would be glad to stay here again!
Krishan M. Jan 2019
Loved the vlake view. The bunk bedroom is separate from the rest of the house- and extremely cold. No dishwasher either otherwise a perfect plane for a Tahoe getaway.
LEI C. Aug 2018
The property is quiet, clean and really good for family. Very close to Donner lake and Truckee downtown really nice lake view. Just bring ur foods and kayak then you can enjoy the summer time.
Danielle H. Jul 2018
The cabin was really clean, plenty of towels and space. We were literally 2 minutes from the water. The only issue we had was it wasn’t that kid friendly. No plastic cups, the kitchen table was a high table and the bunk beds were on the bottom floor by the garage with a door leading outside. But I have a couple older kids and we worked it out still made me nervous though! Other than that they played board games and had a blast! Would definitely stay here again! Also, seriously where is the dishwasher???? Found the soap for the dishwasher but never found the actual dishwasher!
Clayton P. Jul 2018
Plenty of room fir 5 adults. The house has a well stocked kitchen and had ample bath towels and extra bedings. The cabin was very clean and comfortable.
Rachel B. Jul 2018
Very clean, fully functioning cabin. Comfortable and clean beds, plenty of towels and toiletries. Lots of games and stuff to do. Wish we could have stayed there longer but we were busy and had to go back home. There was a sign about what to do before you leave, including starting the dishwasher. We looked for a few minutes, but there was no dishwasher.... Plenty of dishwasher packs, but we never found the actual washer LOL. Not a concern, just an observation. Would love to stay there again next year.
Manager response:
We apologize for the error with the dishwasher and will get those tabs removed. Thanks!
Torey A. Apr 2018
Great location, comfortably sleeps four. The bunkbed room is separate from the other two.
Stacie G. Apr 2018
The cabin had a cozy layout in the living room and kitchen. Nice collection of video games and books. Kitchen was sufficiently stocked. However, it was not clean (cobwebs, grime, dirty carpet, stained furniture). The shower did not work properly (luke warm at best) and leaked all over the bathroom floor. Beds were lumpy and saggy. Bedrooms were heated by noisy electric heaters, not all of which worked properly. Downstairs bunk bed room is completely separated from the main living area, with garage in between, so not safe for young children, ice cold with a door that is not weather tight and water leaks in from the outside making the carpet wet. My son got a giant sliver under his fingernail from the door frame and it ruined his weekend. Otherwise we did enjoy our stay, but the pickier traveler should pass this one up.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest disappointed with their stay. We have followed-up with housekeeping to ensure the home is cleaned to our high standards. There is only one heat source for the home (gas fireplace), so we understand it can get a little chilly at times. Maintenance is weather proofing the door, repairing the shower door, and repairing the water heater and should be done within the next couple of weeks. Thank you!
Amanda M. Apr 2018
We had a wonderful stay at the Cabin Escape. The location was great, super close to Truckee, and only a 20 min drive to Squaw Valley. The views of Donner Lake were great from the front of the house! The kitchen was perfect for cooking and the living room area was great for hanging out. Would absolutely stay here again.
Nereyda M. Mar 2018
The Cabin was very nice and clean. it felt like home. It has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. I will rent this cabin again without a doubt.
Shannon W. Aug 2017
Perfect home for 2 colleagues on a work trip. I could imagine it would be great for a family with the bunk beds downstairs. Filtered view of the lake from the porch was a nice bonus, All the things needed for a 1 week stay, kitchen utensils, washer/dryer, place to store recreation equipment in the garage, plenty of parking, close to everything.
Tami M. Aug 2017
Nice long weekend get away.
Michael B. Aug 2017
The place is small but is located just where we wanted to be by the lake. I would stay there again as it was a nice little place in a great little town. In summer the house holds heat pretty well and no AC made it hard to sleep at night. It worked well for our family of four. We went for the outdoors and having the ability to bring our dog was great.
Tracy R. Jul 2017
Property was a little smaller than anticipated but the location was great. Donner Lake is only 5-10 minutes away and a great alternative to the crowds of Lake Tahoe. Shops, restaurants and breweries in Truckee were closer and convenient too. Would've been nice to have a dishwasher, TV, and a second bathroom; but not critical, we made it work. The amenities and furnishings that were available were good and property was very clean.
Lisa B. Jul 2017
The kitchen had updated appliances but no dishwasher.

The bathroom was updated and the beds were comfortable. It was a cozy place, just enough space for us and another couple.