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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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Dolomite Delight 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 5

Dolomite Delight - Truckee, CA

From $79
Donner Lake Dream Cabin 3D Tour
2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Donner Lake Dream Cabin - Truckee, CA

From $186
Beaver Cove Lodge 3D Tour
5 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 12 (10 Adults Max)

Beaver Cove Lodge - Truckee, CA

From $328
Truckee Living 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Truckee Living - Truckee, CA

From $92
Modern Mountain Escape 3D Tour
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Modern Mountain Escape - Truckee, CA

From $130

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Recent Donner Lake vacation rental reviews

The house is right across the street from the Lake. Public docks are all over the Lake so we grabbed one and had the best lake days. There were also some restaurants in walking distance. There are also trails upon trails nearby! I would highly recommend.
Rebecca W. | Sep 2021
This is our 3rd year in this home. The house is great with very few negatives. This year the homeowner, rental agency and the real estate agent should have communicated a little better. Real estate agent wasn’t aware we had rented the home and had gone in to get it staged for sale and we had to take pictures off all the beds, find end tables that had been taken out of the bedroom so we could take the lamps off the floor. We will not be back not because of the house the management.
Clydine G. | Sep 2021
Stunning views, set back from the road so it was very quiet and peaceful. Right on the water with the private dock, many outdoor options for coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. A small store across the street and a good restaurant if needed. No need to drive if you don't want to. Very good Bar-b-Q on the deck. Loved it, very relaxing.
Chip W. | Sep 2021

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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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