Located in between the larger Lake Tahoe resorts, Donner Ski Ranch is an inexpensive, family-owned ski hill that has been open since 1937. There are 52 runs on the hill with a modest 750-foot vertical; there are 435 acres of inbounds skiing available on the ranch with gorgeous views, nestled deep in the Tahoe National Forest. Visitors to this ski hill will need somewhere to sleep, with options for Donner Ski Ranch lodging as varied as you need them to be.

On-site Condominiums

When you want to stay as close to the hill as you can, the Donner Ski Ranch lodging options you want are the condominiums offered by Donner Summit Rentals. All of the condominiums are within a few minutes of the ski hill and provide easy access to the amenities at the Ranch. There are over 24 individual properties available for rent, ranging from 2 bedroom cabins that sleep up to 6 people to 5-bedroom homes with 2.5 baths and sleep 14. Most of these units are individual cabins with porches and a full range of amenities from full kitchens to washer and dryers in the unit. Experience incredible views and relaxing après ski when you return back to your individual home away from home

Off-site Lodging

The next best place for Donner Ski Ranch lodging is just a few minutes away on the shores of Donner Lake.  Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast has five guest rooms, each with their own fireplace. Pine Lodge has east facing windows, letting you wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over the lake. The room comes with a single queen and a pair of bunk beds. Moose Crossing has a single queen bed with a wood burning stove to keep the atmosphere warm and cheery. There’s also a window seat that looks right into the forest, perfect for star gazing. After a long day on the slopes, enjoy an après ski get together in the hot tub underneath the stars.

Another option for Donner Ski Ranch lodging is just down the road in Truckee. The Inn at Truckee offers three different classic motel rooms: two doubles, a single king, or a single queen. All have access to the spa and sauna on site. The Inn is less than fifteen minutes’ drive from Donner Ski Ranch, and is also just minutes from the downtown historic district of Truckee. The rooms are quiet and comfortable and provide a welcome respite from the busy on-site lodging options at other resorts.

Another Donner Ski Ranch lodging option is also in Truckee. The Truckee Donner Lodge is only moments from downtown Truckee and has a gorgeous view from every window. The rooms come with the choice of a single king bed or two queens. Every room is spacious and comfortable. For an extra bit of pampering, the queen bed feature room comes with a wet bar and some even have fireplaces, perfect for that little bit of added ambience.

When you ski Donner Ski Ranch, you know that you’re going to avoid the lines and crowds of the larger resorts. Do the same when you select your Donner Ski Ranch lodging. With these options, you know your stay is going to be just right for you and your guests.