USA California Truckee Donner Lake Listing #47077

Beaver Cove Lodge - Truckee, CA

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19 reviews
Max. occupancy: 12 (10 adults) 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 7 Twin Bed 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Terrific lakefront gem w/ private hot tub, dock, & beach - near skiing & town!

Treat the whole family to an unforgettable vacation to the beauty of Donner Lake and indulge in a stay at this lakefront oasis. From the vaulted redwood ceilings and natural light to the spacious deck and private dock, this home boasts unbelievable spaces to relax both indoors and out. Relax and watch the calm waters of the lake from nearly every room in the home, especially from the living area where you can cozy up with a good book in front of the wood-burning brick fireplace (bring your own wood!). Come summer, everyone can congregate on the deck or out on the private dock and dip their toes in the water. Be sure to set aside some time each evening to soak in the private hot tub and watch the distant mountains turn purple as the sun goes down on the lake.

What's nearby:
The Sierra Nevadas are a playground for all sorts of people. In the summer, the lake is filled with boats of all kinds and people wakeboarding, fishing, swimming, and just sitting in the sun. The mountains around the lake are great for hiking, mountain climbing, and biking. In the winter, those same mountains are filled with snow -- Sugarbowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Tahoe-Donner, and Boreal are all right there. In any season, Truckee is a great town to explore for shopping, dining, or catching a game at the Bar of America.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Private hot tub
Private dock
Wood-burning fireplace (wood not provided)
4WD/traction may be required in winter

City/town permit number: STR21-00597

Other tax number: RCN 469-305

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Lake view


Water view


Mountain view


Internet : Suddenlink


Cable : Suddenlink

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing



Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private

Beach towels


19 reviews

Susan R. Nov 2022
The view was fabulous and the five bedrooms was perfect for our family
Pullain Y. Nov 2022
The house was more than big for us 10 adults and a few kids. Neighborhood was quiet and the view of Donner lake was beautiful. Only issue with the home was that the heater was constantly on even though we turned it off. Was too hot at night to sleep upstairs. But downstairs was super cold and heat didn’t work as well. Kitchen had more than enough supplies to cook a few dishes.
Manager response:
Hi, Pullain! We appreciate your input and will discuss the heating with the homeowner for guest comfort. Thank you for staying with us!
Annette T. Sep 2022
Loved this house and the deck and outside dock on the lake is amazing!
Susan B. Jul 2022
We celebrated our 50th anniversary with our 2 married children and their spouses and 6 grandkids!
We have gone to Dinner Lake for years, but this is the first time we stayed on the lake, in a “protected” cove. The house was roomy, yet cozy and the dock and double pier were perfect for the kids to jump into the water and play. All the bedrooms and kitchen and dining area had beautiful lake views! We are forever spoiled by this wonderful home on the lake and will be back again!
Gloria S. Jul 2022
A perfect home for a large family! The lakefront location was perfect, with a beautiful dock and boat slip. The house was clean and neat and well stocked. The only reason I’m not giving five stars is Because there was a window shade completely missing from a very large bedroom window that gets the morning sun. It was so bright in the morning in that room. Impossible to sleep in and that’s what our kids wanted to do on their vacation! Hopefully the owners have one on order!
Manager response:
Hi, Gloria! The property manager has suggested new window treatments to the homeowners. Thank you!
Mary C. Jun 2022
Our 3 families were perfectly suited for this spacious home with lovely dock. It was neat and clean, well stocked kitchen, plenty of space to come together and also enjoy privacy. West End Beach access was in a walkable distance. Loved sitting on deck and watching sun rise over the water. Vacasa was very attentive at getting downstairs heating thermostat turned on (one on RIGHT as opposed to left one). One terrific home, I’d rent again in a heartbeat.
Joseph D. Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 generation family week at the Beaver Cove Lodge property. The views and the dock are exceptional. The hot tub and kayaks added to the fun vibe. We are rebooking for a return visit.
Matt M. May 2022
Would have given it a 5 but the heater only worked well on the bottom floors. Main and upper levels stayed cold.
Louis D. Apr 2022
Beautiful location with lots of space, exactly as advertised. Came here in April just after a big snowfall, the house was clean and warm and just what we needed.
Rob T. Mar 2022
From the coziness of the main room, to the ample and well-stocked bedrooms, to the hot tub, this house has it all. The view, however, is the main event. Gorgeous lake side view to admire sunrises and the mountains turn purple at the end of the day. The water looks different from hour to hour. This is a perfect place to get together with old friends and share a glass of wine.
carol b. Oct 2021
This home is the best location. Easy access and great views of Donner Lake. The room layout is perfect for a group of friends. The fireplace is awesome and easy to start. It's got a big table with great lighting for jigsaw puzzles or cards. The kitchen is fairly well stocked. Nice to have 3 full baths as well. Almost every room has a lake view.
Charles B. Jul 2021
House could have been cleaner. Dirty windows and deck. Had to reset breaker for living room lights a few times.
Manager response:
Hi Charles! Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness concerns you encountered during your stay with us. Our team of housekeepers takes pride in their cleanliness standards, as it is a top priority service we provide for every guest prior to check-in. We are disappointed to see that this concern was not reported to us during your stay as we would have been happy to assist. We have passed your feedback along to our housekeeping staff so they are aware of your concerns. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!
Jeff B. Jul 2021
Donner Lake is my families new love. Thank you, Vacasa for making this happen!
Manager response:
Hi Jeff, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!!
Dan G. Jun 2021
As much as we loved the house, it was the people we spent the week with that made our trip. 72 years in a row my dad spent a week on Donner Lake during the summer. We’ve already reserved our stay for next summer.
Martha G. May 2021
Right on the lake! Beautiful dock with lots of chairs to sit and enjoy the day. Nice hot tub too.
John W. May 2021
The house is so spacious and welcoming and the views of the lake are unparalleled. The deck off the living room is beautiful and the deck down at the water is a fabulous bonus. We’ve already booked a return visit.
Don D. Feb 2021
As part of a “guys’ getaway” (and moms’ respite), I hosted my two sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren (ages 18 months to 6&1/2 years old) for a few days of snow play, and this house was near perfect. The house is beautifully situated on Donner Lake and provides gorgeous, unobstructed views of the lake and the mountains. The house has three levels: the top level has the master suite, a separate kids’ room with bunk beds and an attached sleeping loft, access to which is via a fairly tall (around 8 feet high) wall-mounted ladder that is suitable only for an older child or teen, and a separate bathroom; the middle level contains a large living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and a bedroom with two twin beds (my only complaint is that the twin bed that I slept on was on the hard side of “firm”) and a full bath; the lower level has another large bedroom, a bathroom, and a fifth bedroom with two more twin beds. The house has all the basics, so you really just need to bring food and drink. Due to the absence of any prior reviews, I was a bit apprehensive about whether the wifi would be up to snuff for my Zoom calls, my grand-daughter’s online kindergarten class, and my son-in-law’s work needs, but it worked flawlessly and provided good speed. The house is quite close to several ski and snow play areas, and downtown Truckee is 13 minutes away for restaurant pickups and the like. In sum, this house was exactly what we were looking for, and we would stay here again.
Chris B. Feb 2021
Great Place - beautiful location. Roads are icy so make sure you have 4x4 in winter! Staff was helpful and got the hot tub running right away. Home has lots of thermostats so have fun figuring out which one is which ;)
Anjani prasad U. Dec 2020
The place is very clean and specious.