Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Mary Serrano
We are the former owners of the Donner Lake Inn (2004-2012). We cherished our time living in Truckee, especially at Donner Lake. Now living in the Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, we share our cabin with you. While living at the Inn, we started renting Squirrel's Nest out and now have many guests who return year after year. Squirrel's Nest is our home as well as yours.
Mary Serrano purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Mary Serrano chose Donner Lake Woods
The "Nest" is directly across the street from Donner Lake, with only trees filtering your view. In the Summer it is a short walk to the beach. In the Winter our roads are some of the first to be cleared. Once inside, you will feel like you are home.
What makes this Cabin unique
The most asked about feature of our cabin - the wooden floor. What is it? An old bowling alley? No it is a "reused" solid maple gym floor complete with stripes. The planks were installed in random order. The wood burning stove adds warmth and creates a cozy atmosphere. You can sit by the fire and gaze up into the trees through the large, west facing, dual glazed windows. Heaven on earth.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Mary was wonderful. We had a very relaxing, quiet weekend
great place, family friendly, friendly host
We loved the squirrel’s nest!
We literally needed nothing except our clothes and food! We loved all the games and trucks and the location is awesome! Super cozy! Mary is so easy to work with, flexible and informative! Thanks!
The cabin is cozy and comfortable. The only issue was the dust on the multiple decoration, fake plants and books that bothered my allergies. The owner is a great communicator and super helpful.
Homey and comfortable cabin
Well-stocked cabin, wonderful host who was gracious in accommodating our last minute travel changes. My 10yo daughter loved watching the squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and jays from the back deck. If I could suggest an improvement it would be better lighting.
Wonderful escape from reality!
What a wonderful place to escape from reality! Perfect location for just about anything.
The house was fully stocked with everything we needed. Kitchen had everything to make meals @ home. We had fun going through all the movies and games and books!
Great memories with my adult kids playing I SPY and watching The Wizard of Oz!
Loved the patio areas - 3 all together!
Mary was awesome with checking in and out.
Cozy & Warm cabin next to Donner Lake
This was our second stay here and I have nothing but good things to say about host Mary and her home. Mary is VERY easy to deal with and booking with her was easy with great communication throughout the entire process. The cabin is warm and cozy with everything we needed (kitchen utensils, towels, bedding, etc.) So nice having a washer & dryer in the unit to dry our wet clothes from the rain & snow we encountered. The upstairs bedroom was VERY comfortable. The surrounding neighborhood is very quiet and great for dog walking. The cabin is very easy to get to from I-80; Downtown Truckee, Squaw Village and Tahoe City are easy drives from the cabin. We would definitely stay here again.