Castle at Donner

Donner Drive,Soda Springs, California, USA,
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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Size: 2735 (sq.ft)
  • Beds: 8
  • Type: House
  • 2-12 Sleeps
Winter holiday special

Winter holiday special - Long Stay

Original Price $700 Deal Price $ 319 54% off

Short-term ski lease ot at least 31 days in the heart of the holidays. Call or email for details.


This large and open contemporary mountain house in the small Serene Lakes community near Donner Summit is within a 10-minute drive of five ski areas: Royal Gorge, Soda Springs, Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch and Sugar Bowl. Donner Summit is also home to some of the deepest snowpack in the US! This is a great retreat for a large family or multiple smaller families, with the comforts of radiant floor heat, a gas fireplace and an on-demand water heater. The house has lots of space to get gather as a group, a well-equipped kitchen with a large dining table for group meals, and a heated two-car garage and parking for two more cars in the driveway (a plowing service maintains garage access during the winter).  The many books and games offer plenty of fun when it’s time to stay indoors, but the surrounding outdoors is the major draw. You can take a wonderful 45-minute walk around Serene Lakes, snowshoe and cross-country ski right out the front door on dozens of nearby trails, or travel less than a mile to Royal Gorge, which bills itself as the largest cross-country ski area in the US. In summer, enjoy the lakes a block away, for swimming, boating, or boarding; you can use our many water toys (canoe, 2 kayaks, two paddle boards, and a big "inner tube") which are equipped for rolling from the garage to the local access. The ground floor includes the garage, entry, a half-bath, and a den/rumpus room with two queen sofa/sleeper beds, a foosball table, and laundry.  The second floor is the main open living level, with living, dining, kitchen areas. The third floor opens with a TV/reading lounge surrounded by four large bedrooms and a large bath with two sinks, a tub-shower, and a separate walk-in shower. Come enjoy this wonderful gathering spot!


Castle at Donner Rental Policies

1.     Potential renters are asked to submit two references

2.     Renters to sign a standard rental lease provided by owners

3.     Owners request a telephone call after check-in to discuss details

4.     Linens for all beds provided by owners

5.     Tenant linens to be used for couches or sleeper lounges

6.     Renters agree to minimize outdoor noise after 10 PM

7.     Renters are not to build wood fires on the premises

8.     Furniture must be left in original positions at departure

9.     All trash and recyclables to be placed in “bear-box” at departure

10.  All dishes to be left clean in dishwasher or cupboards

11.  House to be left tidy, ready for “deep cleaners”


Bedroom1: Queen bed
Bedroom2: Queen bed
Bedroom3: Queen bed
Bedroom4: 2 Twin beds
Living Room : Murphy bed, sleeper bench
Others : rumpus room, 2 queen sleeper couches


  • BBQ
  • Private Gas Barbecue
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Twin Bed
  • Double Sofa Sleeper
  • Queen Bed
  • Boats Available
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Launch
  • Dining Table Seats
  • Dining Table
  • Cable TV
  • Big Screen TV
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Foos Ball
  • Board Games
  • Games
  • Reading Library
  • No Telephone
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Linens Included
  • Ski Storage
  • No Smoking
  • Linens Provided
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Printer
  • Gas Stove
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Utensils
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Pots and Pans
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Spacious
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Backyard
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio Furniture
  • Parking Available
  • Private Garage
  • Parking for Multiple Cars
  • Garage
  • Volleyball Court
  • Car Recommended


  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailboarding
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing
  • Sledding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tubing
  • Volleyball
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Lakefront
  • Safe Swimming Beach
  • Near Ski Lift
  • Near Skiing


Season Weekend Night Nightly Weekly Monthly Min Nights Additional person
Apr-01-2023 - Jun-18-2023
- - $4,900.00 $9,900.00 7 -
Jun-19-2023 - Aug-31-2023
- - $4,900.00 $9,900.00 7 -
Sep-01-2023 - Nov-30-2023
- - $4,900.00 $9,900.00 7 -

Additional Rate Information

It's a great deal for several families to share, that includes the heart of the holiday ski season.  Both weekly and monthly rental is available during the winter holiday season.  The 8% tax does not apply to rentals of 31 days or longer.

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

Type Price
Cleaning Fee $500.00
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000.00
Tax Rate 8.00%
Check in: 3:00 PM Check out: 11:00 AM
Change-Over : Flexible

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Nearest Airport Reno NV 51 miles
Nearest Bar Old Forty Bar and Grill 4.6 miles
Nearest Beach Serene Lakes Beach 0.6 miles
Nearest Golf Coyote Moon Golf Course 14 miles
Nearest Restaurant Old Forty Bar and Grill 4.6 miles
Nearest Theme Park Grand Adventure Land, Reno 49 miles
Why it is Famous :It's beautiful! Folks come to the Lake Tahoe region from all over the world.
Facts About Destination :Serene Lakes is a great vacation destination, a mile from I-80, a wonderful family-oriented project with many available activities. It's quiet!
Area Information :This is the Lake Tahoe region, a favorite and most beautiful playground in Northern California.
Why visit :Come and visit to enjoy the natural beauty, wonderful hiking and ski trails; what could be more refreshing than a week in the high Sierras?
How to reach :90 miles from Sacramento and 45 miles from Reno., just south of the Soda Springs exit off I-80
Best time to visit :It's gorgeous all year.
Transport system :Amtrak to Truckee
Precautions :It's a slow trip by train, but beautiful!
Life style culture :relaxed living, good restaurants at ski areas and in Truckee and Tahoe City; an art gallery a mile away in Soda Springs.
Languages spoken :Mostly English, some Spanish.


Richard Bourne

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I'm a 79-year old retired energy engineer/inventor, married 56 years to wife Carol, a retired nurse; we love bicycle touring together, and cross-country skiing at our Serene Lakes house.

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