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Make Donner Lake your next getaway—choose from 15 great vacation rentals

Often referred to as the "Jewel of the Sierra", one of Vacasa's Donner Lake rentals is an amazing home-base for exploring gorgeous and scenic North Lake Tahoe. An outdoor lover's paradise, in the summer, hiking trails abound in Donner Memorial State Park and near Rainbow Bridge, here you can even glimpse native petroglyphs (made by ancestors of the Washoe people 1500-4000 years ago) as you explore on two feet. Donner Lake offers public beach access at both West End Beach, a gorgeous 10-acre beach park (a nominal entrance fee is required) and the Memorial State Park, as well as on the north side of the lake, where you'll be able to find public boat docks.

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Donner Lake vacation rentals for every getaway

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Donner Lake Dream Cabin 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Donner Lake Dream Cabin - Truckee, CA

From $216
Dolomite Delight 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 5

Dolomite Delight - Truckee, CA

From $82
Classic Donner Lake View Cabin 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Classic Donner Lake View Cabin - Truckee, CA

From $204
Living on the Boulder 3D Tour
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Living on the Boulder - Truckee, CA

From $125
Donner Lake Retreat 3D Tour
1 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 4

Donner Lake Retreat - Truckee, CA

From $203

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Recent Donner Lake vacation rental reviews

Gorgeous cabin and very clean . I was a little disappointed about lack of cooking ingredients( spices, oil, coffee …) and cleaning supplies. There was only 1 paper towel for 6 adults/4 days. A mini dishwashing liquid soap, very limited number of dishwasher detergent tabs and the sponge was cut in HALF!!!!
negar k. | Jan 2022
A lovely condo, with a gorgeous setting on Donner Lake, where we relaxed with a cup of coffee then headed out for some skiing and snowshoeing! It was sparkling clean and comfortable with all amenities, quiet too for a great night of sleep. We highly recommend!
Betty P. | Jan 2022
Well appointed property, clean, great space, quiet, terrific location. On// great views of Donner Lake. Ease in access and rental. I look forward to staying there again.
Jill M. | Jan 2022

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This beautiful freshwater lake is about 328 feet deep and named after the infamous Donner Party. Located in Truckee, Donner Lake is home to swimming, fishing (trout and Kokanee salmon call the lake home), sailing, and even water-skiing. There is a very popular Fourth of July fireworks celebration with all-day festivities, an annual Donner Lake Swim every August, and in November a Turkey Trot Run around the clear blue water. And when you choose to stay at one of our comfortable and well-stocked Donner Lake rentals, you'll be able to easily enjoy all of the fun going on around you!

In winter, it's only a 30 minute drive to a number of popular Lake Tahoe ski resorts—Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal, and Soda Springs. Closer to your Donner Lake retreat in Donner Memorial State Park, a lot of the summer hiking trails turn into winter cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails—just bring your sense of adventure and maybe a camera to capture some beautiful winter images.

If you're in the mood for a day trip, head a few miles south to any number of cities right on sparkling blue Lake Tahoe—Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, and Carnelian Bay are all a short drive away and offer beaches, shops, and other attractions. And just across the Nevada state line, there are casinos and other entertainment in Crystal Bay.

With a stay at one of Vacasa's Donner Lake rentals, you'll enjoy a professionally-managed vacation getaway that offers all the comforts of home - a full kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and often times, you'll even have an amazing view right from your own deck or balcony! And while the swimming, fishing, and skiing are all amazing, one of your favorite vacation pastimes may just be relaxing in front of a toasty fireplace on a winter night or sipping coffee on the balcony, on a crisp spring morning at your Donner Lake retreat.

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