10/26/17- The Donner Lake Inn was just named in the top 3% of hotels in the United States by HotelsCombined with a rating of 10/10 in guest satisfaction.

10/20/17-Thursday night into Friday we will see our 2nd storm of the season move through with wind, rain, and snow. We could see several inches of snow fall above 9000 feet, a few inches down to 8000 feet, with a dusting down to 7000 feet.

8/20/17 The 2nd annual Truckee Marathon, Half and Relays are scheduled for September 24th. We have rooms available. Registration information can be found at

7/2/17 We have one room queen room available for the night of July 4th. Just a 3 minute walk across the street to watch the annual fireworks display over Donner Lake. 2015-07-04 Fireworks from Deck

6/22/17 BEAT THE HEAT RETREAT!!! Spend June 28 & 29 for just $159/night-based on double occupancy. Look at check availability tab or call us for availability.2014-06-29 summer deck (3)

6/6/17 Snows are mostly melted with fantastic river rafting and fishing are in full swing. Hiking and Cycling trails have been cleared, and gold courses are playing very well. June 10th is the annual Truckee Beer Fest and the annual RibFest is set for Father’s Day weekend. The Reno Rodeo takes place June 15 through the 24th with various events each day. For the diehard skiers Squaw Valley remains open with plans to go through July 4th!!!!

5/2/17 Spring has sprung and the snows are melting away. While there are still several ski resorts open for skiing & snowboarding, attention is shifting to warm weather activities. Many local golf courses are opening, cycling shops are pedaling their wares, and river rafting on the Truckee has started.

3/26/17 The recent snowfall did it!!! Local ski resorts are reporting over 700 inches of snowfall this season. Mt. Rose Ski Resort and Sugar Bowl Ski Resort were the first to report surpassing the 700 inch level. As the snow melts in the Spring, there will be some great opportunities for white water rafting on the Truckee River.

3/11/17 Daylight Savings Time, A Full Moon, and > 650 inches of snow… Many resorts are planning on extending the winter season this year- talks abound of skiing through the July 4th Holiday. Spring skiing will be here for awhile. The Town of Truckee has planned a number of summer events- Be sure to look at look at the chamber website for specific dates and events.

1/10/17 After last weekend’s warm storm with rain, we have POWDER. More than 21 inches of powder has fallen in the last 24 hours with more expected. Caltrans has been busy clearing the roads from the rain induced mudslides. All the ski resorts have reopened after completing their avalanche control and will be offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions in several years.

11/28/16 We’ve got SNOW!
Thanks to Mother Nature, the first real powder of the season has fallen! A couple feet of fresh, fluffy snow fell over the past weekend and reports indicate there’s more on the way! Nearby Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge opened last Friday with top to bottom skiing and multiple XC trails open. The nightly mountain snow-makers have been busy creating a fantastic base covered by our recent powder. Come up to Truckee and get your SKI on!

10/24/16 The results are in and once again, we are pleased to announce that Donner Lake Inn B & B finished in the top 3 of the Best of Sacramento Bed & Breakfasts. We were also a finalist once again for the 2016 Truckee Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Award. Our Partner, Zenergy Massage and Wellness in Historic Old Town Truckee is offering 10% off all massages through December 15th. The ski resorts have started hiring for the season and the annual Truckee ski swap is set for November 5th. Keep an eye out for an upcoming special being posted on our Facebook page.

9/5/16 Though the Summer Season has officially ended, there are some great Fall events coming up in the next month. 9/17 is the Truckee’s Annual Art and Soul Walk; 9/25 is the date for Truckee’s Annual Marathon and Half Marathon, and Oct. 1st is the date of Truckee’s Annual Wine Walk and Shop event. We completely book for these events every years, so give us a call to reserve your room before we are completely booked.

8/26/16 We are down to the last two days of voting for the Best of Sacramento A List. The Donner Lake Inn is listed under weddings and it looks like the voting is very close. Last year we were the runner-up, so are asking for everyone’s help and vote for us. The link to vote is…/weddings/sacramento Thank you to everyone who has voted. We will keep you posted. This weekend is the annual Truckee Rodeo–Yee HAW!!!

8/11/16 There are some great events coming up later in August. The 42nd annual Truckee Rodeo will be held August 27th and 28th. Also on that weekend is the Lake Tahoe Triathlon. Oct 1st has been set for this year’s 13th annual Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop event in historic Old Towne. We completely book for these events every year, so give us a call to book your room before we are completely booked.

8/8/16 This weekend is the 36th Annual Donner Lake Swim. The start/finish line are just around the corner from us- a 5 minute walk. As of this morning, we have 2 rooms available for Saturday night. If not participating in the Swim, consider an overnight getaway from the Valley Heat, and take advantage of all the area has to offer. If you are interested in a stay with us, call us directly as soon as possible as our availability will not remain long.

6/30/16-Last minute availability due to a cancellation for Friday and Saturday July 1 and 2–if interested, call us directly after 7AM on Friday.

6/20/16 Summer officially begins today, June 20th, at 3:34pm PST. It is the Summer Solstice- officially the first day of summer, making it the longest day of the year. The winds from last week have dissipated and with a clear sky tonight we will be out back away from light viewing the full moon- a strawberry moon.

6/8/16 Still looking for that quick All American getaway for Monday July 4th – We have a couple of rooms still available for the night of July 4th. Spend the day in Truckee, watch the fireworks on the lake, spend the night, and have a great breakfast before heading home on Tuesday.

6/6/16 We are excited to announce that in addition to our recent Bed & Breakfast Inn of the Month Award the Donner Lake Inn B & B has been nominated for one of the 2016 Best of Truckee Awards. Thank you to all our guests who submitted on line reviews and guest book comments.

5/1/16 We are excited to announce that the Donner Lake Inn B & B received the Inn of the Month Award for April 2016 from Bed& Thank you to all our guests who submitted on line reviews and guest book comments.

5/3/16 After this winter’s storms delivered much needed snows, the weather is warming and spring is in the air. The hummingbirds, chickadees, grosbeaks…. are at the feeders on the deck. Water is no longer being released from the lake and the snow melt has brought the lake up to capacity. This summer looks to be fabulous with many activities in the area. For guests who are new to the area and have time we have a 3 day itinerary that includes Lake Tahoe, Donner/Truckee, & Virginia City. The Summer holiday periods and weekends are booking quickly-Call directly to see our availability.

5/18/16 The 2016 Sand Harbor Summer Shakespeare Under the Stars calendar has been released; July 8th through August 21st. This years featured evening performances include The Comedy of Errors and Forever Plaid. For those who have never been to a Sand Harbor performance- this is a must to include on your bucket list.

5/19/16 The Truckee/Donner Summer season officially starts with the Memorial Day weekend which is just around the corner. Make your summer plans as soon as possible as there are many planned events in the area this summer. If your stay includes a Thursday- be sure to include a visits to downtown on Truckee Thursdays.