Donner Lake Vacation Rentals & Cabins

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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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Popular amenities for Donner Lake vacation rentals

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Dolomite Delight
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 5

Dolomite Delight - Truckee, CA

$167 avg / night
Lakefront Perfection
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Lakefront Perfection - Truckee, CA

$915 avg / night
Comfortable and Convenient Truckee Condo
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Comfortable and Convenient Truckee Condo - Truckee, CA

$169 avg / night
Living on the Boulder
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Living on the Boulder - Truckee, CA

$176 avg / night
Boulders Hideout
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Boulders Hideout - Truckee, CA

$186 avg / night

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Recent Donner Lake guest reviews

If you have a large group, you will not be disappointed with this property. Plenty of private, comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a well stocked, roomy, fully functional kitchen. The dining area, decks, and dock overlook the lake; the views are breathtaking. It would be difficult to capture the expansive beauty in a photo. Lots of hiking trails, an ice cream shop, and a convenience store within easy driving distance. We (ten people) had a fabulous vacation.
Beth B. | May 2024
Loved the hot tub, view of the lake, deck, fireplace, and overall location.
Nathalie R. | Apr 2024
Everything was immaculate - kitchen, bathrooms, carpets, furniture. It was so relaxing to be surrounded by a well kept home. The furniture in the photos is not the furniture in the living/dining room. They did a massive upgrade and the place looks really elegant, and inviting. The colors are neutral and the beauty of the table and benches is really high. The home looks better than the photos, which is rare, and it also is well built home. The outside does not do justice to the inside, which is strange. We were thrilled. seven of us stayed and had a tremendous time. Very spacious, and all as it should be. The one thing that was tricky is the hot tub cover seems to be broken. There is a metal arm on two sides to make it easier to take it off and put it back on. one side is no longer connected so it is a brute force effort. Maybe that can be fixed? Extremely fast wifi. in fact it worked better than streaming on the TV so we hooked up our laptop to watch netflix because it seemed to be buffering too much on the TV. Here is 10 stars for Vacasa. Easter Sunday I had to get into the bear box and I could not figure out how. There is a key, and you need to apply pressure on both doors to move the key and the latch. I called Vacasa and they sent a wonderful person, Tyler, to come over and help-- in 15 minutes on Easter Sunday! wow! It far exceeded expectations in terms of service from a management company. I want to buy this house. I guess it is not for sale, sadly. We are winter Tahoe folks, but the summer must be lovely in this home.
Janine O. | Apr 2024
Donner Lake vacation rental FAQ

Yes. 19 of our Donner Lake vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Donner Lake vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Donner Lake team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Donner Lake, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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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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