Customer Reviews

 Taken from our guestbooks or guest e-mails:

“Mindy and Paul made our anniversary getaway at the Donner Lake Inn very special. We look forward to our next stay.” 11/17

“Thank you for the wonderful time and breakfasts. We really enjoyed our stay. We loved it here and would really like to return. Thanks for being such great hosts.” 9/17

“We’ve had a lovely time at your wonderful Inn. From the moment you greeted us in the afternoon with warm lemon bread and chilled white wine, through 2 delicious breakfast and lots of merry conversation- and of course a most pleasant, comfortable, and clean room–we’ve so appreciated your generous hospitality-Thank you!” 8/17

“Thank you Paul & Mindy for a wonderful stay. We only wish we could have spent more time here. But, I am sure we will be back.” 8/17

“Dear Paul & Mindy, Thank you for your kind hospitality, incredible breakfast meals and quality conversations on the deck. We so enjoyed staying here and adventuring around Truckee. Thank you for making our girl’s weekend amazing.” 8/17

“Thank you so much for sending the pictures to us, they turned out great! ☺ We had a FABULOUS stay with you all! You all were delightful to visit with and the food was absolutely delicious!!! When I got up Tuesday morning to come back to work, I was REALLY missing the delicious breakfasts!! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. If we are so fortunate to get back to that area, we will definitely stay with you, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Thank you for everything.” 8/17

“We so appreciated staying at your wonderful b & b. It was so nice to meet you both – you are lovely people! Thank you for being so gracious and helpful during our stay. We already did a review. 😀👍
we hope to get a chance to stay with you again soon!” 7/17

” What a wonderful experience- super accommodations, wonderous breakfast and such beautiful hosts. We truly enjoyed our stay. Thanks” 7/17

“I wish we had longer to stay here. Thank you for the wonderful breakfast, As we were leaving our son said “That was goooood”… and the print out & recommendations about stops along our travels. Your are wonderful hosts” 7/17

“Thank you Paul and Mindy for such a delightful stay at your lovely inn!!
Your warm hospitality, delicious breakfasts and snacks plus my special birthday present are all appreciated.” 7/17

“We enjoyed our stay and will hopefully have a chance to stay with you again. Lovely spot. Thank you” 7/17

“We had a wonderful time staying with you again. It feels like staying with family, and I hope it makes you and Mindy happy to know how that you are providing such a warm, welcoming place for your guests. There is so little of that charm left these days, it seems, and that makes us appreciate it all the more.” 7/17

“We found your home to be a perfect place for our weekend, and we thank you. Your food was delicious, you provided good hiking tips, and it was simply a lovely time apart from our hectic routines. Again, thanks so much for your attention to detail — and especially for the yogurt recipe!” 7/17

“Thank you both for the hospitality. We did enjoy our stay. It was truly amazing. The bed was so comfy that it made it very difficult to get up everyday but we managed.” 6/17

“We really enjoyed our stay. Accommodations, food, and service all wonderful. We look forward to spending more time at the inn some day.” 6/17

“Thanks again for your hospitality. And thank you for the email with pics. We still think about and talk of our trip to Truckee, we miss it so. It was a quick get-away, but we were fortunate to have that time. We came home bragging about the experience to my wife, so she wants to get up there too :). You have a great B & B” 5/17

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Donner Inn Lake. You two are made to own a B&B. I am so glad it was raining in Cambria (where we had planned to go). Otherwise, we would have never even considered a weekend in the snow. This summer is booked with other trips, but we just might try our hand at snow shoeing again next winter. If so, we hope we will be able to stay with you again.” 4/17

“We are headed home today. Thanks for your hospitality! We loved your home and your beautiful community! We’d be happy to visit again. Thanks for the photos! We have recommended your Inn already.” 4/17

“Paul & Mindy are amazing hosts. They welcomed us with open arms. Our room was great, breakfasts were amazing. They missed absolutely nothing-great attention to detail and guests. We will be back!!!” 3/17

“We have travelled all over the world” and your attention to detail and passion for what you do has been unmatched. We will be back. Thank you Paul & Mindy.” 3/17

“Thank you for the photos. We had a great time staying at your Inn. Definitely, will consider it the next time we are heading up that way and passing the good word on to our friends!
Happy New Year to you and Mindy!” 1/17

“We had a great stay at your B & B. It was nice and cozy. We enjoyed it very much. The breakfast was awesome! The whole family enjoyed those delicious treats you and Mindy prepared 🙂 You guys are great!
We definitely want to visit again. Do you have any vacancy between Jan 14~16th?” 1/17

“Thanks for the photos. Appreciate it. We had a lovely getaway to DLI, and really enjoyed our time there. You and Mindy really made us feel welcome, and we adored the Truckee area. We hope we can return as well someday soon.” 1/17

“Thank you so much for providing such wonderful advice, food, lodging and (most importantly) a “daily dose” of merriment while we enjoyed our stay here in Truckee. Your cheerfulness, in addition to the amazing breakfast and afternoon teats really made our stay an unforgettable experience. We hope we can join you for another stay in the future.” 12/16

“Mindy and Paul are warm, friendly and delightful hosts. Mindy is a wonderful cook. The room was comfortable in all respects. Overall it was a great experience. I recommend it to anyone looking for a restful stay in a quiet and beautiful setting.” 10/16

“DELICIOUSNESS—describes our stay from the moment we booked to the time we left. Paul & Mindy do it right, made us feel at home, provided amazing breakfasts both days, were knowledgeable about the area with great recommendations of things to do and see. Like other comments in the guest book – wish we could stay longer, but know we will be back.” 10/16

“We are so glad we found you! We enjoyed our short stay…the comfort of the room, the super breakfast, the location…and the hospitality of our gracious hosts! We just wish we could have stayed longer!
We’ve already recommended it to a friend.” 9/16

“We want to thank you for your hospitality during our stay at your B & B. What a lovely place and very relaxing. We hope to return again later this year. We will be sure to let our friends and family know about your great B & B” 9/16

“We are so grateful for such a memorable experience at Donner Lake. The Bear’s Lair was perfect home away from home. We will be back for all the DLI’s special touches and fun.” 8/16

“Thank you for the beautiful room. Very peaceful & inviting. Mindy was so kind in every way from my phone call to book the room, the breakfast, to recommended hikes. We will be back soon” 8/16

” GREAT location for walks and hikes and biking. GREAT breakfast and afternoon snack. GREAT ambience at breakfast. GREAT host and hostess- See the pattern – Everything at the Donner Lake Inn was GREAT” 7/16

“We had a great time- wish we could have stayed longer than just the 2 days. Your knowledge of all the activities and great places to eat in the area was amazing. Next time we travel from the East Coast to go to Lake Tahoe we will definitely stay at the Donner Lake Inn B & B, as it is so relaxing and the hosts made us feel like family.” 7/16

“Have stayed at many B & B’s. Paul & Mindy at The Donner Lake Inn do it right with your attention to detail and great breakfasts. Can’t wait till we come back.” 7/16

“We had a wonderful stay at your B&B last week! You were so welcoming and accommodating to all our needs, and the food was wonderful! When I showed our photo to my friends, I was told, “You and Roger look as happy as honeymooners.” And, indeed, we were very happy!” 6/16

“Thank you for the photos. Looks like we were sure happy. We enjoyed our stay with you more than any other B&B. Donner Lake Inn is the best. You two are a delight and Mindy, I know I’ll never make your favorite dish as well as you can so that means we’ll have to come back. Hopefully sooner than twenty years from now. Thank you for your warm hospitality we will be back!” 6/16

“We had a wonderful time! Our hosts were most gracious. Our every need was met with a warm smile. The breakfasts were exceptional! Gourmet, healthy and light. The patio with the comfy deep cushioned seating next to the stream was a star gazers delight, not to mention the hot tub. Have never met so many interesting people in such a beautiful setting.” 6/16

“Thank you so much for giving us a true vacation!
Your warmth and hospitality made us feel immediately relaxed, comfortable and at home.” 6/16

“We had a wonderful stay here. Paul and Mindy are very gracious and friendly and given us a wonderful bread and breakfast experience. They made our stay and finding out places very easy by Paul providing the restaurant menus based on our interest and Mindy making delicious breakfasts. Also thanks for accommodating our early morning trip back to Emeryville by providing breakfast. My kids also enjoyed the stay a lot and were talking about it all the way back and also in her pre-k class. I would definitely comeback and would recommend this place.” 5/16

“What a treasure. We loved our cozy stay here.
We enjoyed reading by the fire and ‘feeling at home’ in your grand living space.” 3/16

“This past night was just perfect; slept like babies and the place is cute,
charming and feels like home.” 3/16

“Paul and Mindy provided us with the vacation we needed.  Mindy’s breakfasts are awesome- we got the recipes.” 2/16

“We love Donner Lake Inn and have visited in both summer and winter and will be back again.” 2/16