Resorts and Lodges

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Resorts and Lodges

A number of fine resorts and lodges are clustered around Donner Summit, many in the Soda Springs area and others around Donner Lake. More accommodations can be found back along the western slope in places such as Big Bend and Colfax.

The Lodge at Sugar Bowl

The Lodge at Sugar Bowl is located next to the slopes at Sugar Bowl ski resort. The lodge is open in the winter, usually from December through mid-April.

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Soda Springs, CA
(530) 426-6742 or (866) 843-2695   The Lodge at Sugar Bowl

Resort Amenities and Accommodations

Underground parking, gondola ride to lodge, laundry facilities
All rooms with private baths, TV/DVD, and WiFi


Rainbow Lodge

Re-opened in 2014 under New Ownership

The historic Rainbow Lodge is along the Yuba River near Donner Summit, close to cross country and alpine skiing, fishing, and hiking. They have recently added WiFi. The Rainbow Lodge is now open as a private venue for group outings, family reunions, corporate retreats & weddings. Individual rooms are not available at this time.

Rainbow Lodge, Big Bend, CA

50080 Hampshire Rocks Road, Soda Springs, CA
Take the Rainbow Road exit off Interstate 80
(530) 562-5061   Rainbow Lodge


The lodge offers a total of 26 rooms with a capacity for 58 people.


Clair Tappaan Lodge

Clair Tappaan Lodge is owned by the Sierra Club, but is available to the public. Adult Sierra Club members receive a 10% discount from the prices shown below. Guests at the lodge are expected to pitch in with the chores, such as setting tables, washing dishes, cleaning. Guests supply their own bedding. There are no locked rooms, phones, televisions, or internet. Meals are served family style in the dining hall.

Clair Tappaan Lodge, Norden, CA

19940 Donner Pass Road, Norden, CA
(530) 426-3632 or (800) 679-6775   Clair Tappaan Lodge


Library, living room with stone fireplace, hot tub, 2 men's bathrooms, 2 women's bathrooms, meals included with price.


Accommodations include single gender dorms with bunk beds, small group rooms for 5-12 guests, cozy two-bunk rooms, or a double bunk room (The latter two are known as the cubicles and are intended for parties of 2.)

  • Adult Rates: $70 for non-Sierra Club members, $65 for members
  • Children 4-13: $50 for non-members, $45 for members (under 4 stay free)


Donner Lake Village Resort

15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-6081 or (855) 979-0402   Website: Donner Lake Village Resort

Donner Lake Village Resort, CA

Resort Facilities:

Sauna, Dock and Marina


Cable TV, Rooms, Studios with Kitchens, 1-Bedroom Suites, 2-Bedroom Townhouses.
Rates: $$ - $$$$
Prices subject to change.


Loch Leven Lodge

13855 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
On Donner Lake
(877) 663-6637 or (530) 587-3773     Website: Loch Leven Lodge

Resort Facilities:

Redwood Deck, Boat Dock, Floating Swim Raft, Spa, BBQ


All units face the Lake, Most with Gas Fireplaces, Flat Screen TVs, Microwaves, Refrigerators, WiFi
Rates: $$ - $$$
Prices subject to change.


Truckee Donner Lodge

10527 Coldstream Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-9999     Website: Truckee Donner Lodge

Truckee Donner Lodge, Truckee, CA

Lodge Facilities:

Lobby with fireplace, hot tub, outdoor pool, business center, continental breakfast


Guest Rooms with flat screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, fireplace, and WiFi.
Rates: $$ - $$$
Prices subject to change.


Lost Trail Lodge

8600 Coldstream Trail, Truckee, CA
(530) 320-9268     Website: Lost Trail Lodge
A back country lodge. In the winter, ski or snowshoe 4 miles from the parking lot to the lodge. In the summer hike, bike or drive. 4-wheel vehicles can park at the lodge, 2-wheel drive cars must park ½ mile from the lodge.

Resort Facilities:

Shared kitchen available for your use, great room, deck


Individual Room Rentals:
Rates: $230 per night double occupancy, $2,000 to rent the entire lodge for one night, discounts for longer stays.
Prices subject to change.


Rollins Lake Inn

Rollins Lake Inn is located on the northern shore of Rollins Lake in Nevada County, about 15 minutes off Interstate 80 via Highway 174 in Colfax.

18145 Rollins View Drive, Colfax, CA
(530) 273-0729 or (877) 466-0729   Rollins Lakeside Inn

Resort Amenities and Accommodations

Heated swimming pool, lawn area, horseshoes, ladder ball, badminton

  • Studio Cabins for up to 4 guests, kitchen, cable TV, outdoor BBQ - $$
  • 2-Bedroom Cabins for up to 8 guests, kitchen, cable TV, outdoor BBQ - $$$
  • The Upstairs Cabin, view of lake, up to 6 people, kitchen, cable TV, outdoor BBQ - $$- $$$

Hoyfjellet Lodge

10111 Bunny Hill Dr., Soda Springs, CA
(530)426-9909 or Cell(530)550-5012     Website: Hoyfjellet Lodge
The youth hostel lodge can accommodate up to 55 people. It is popular with scout and church groups, schools, family reunions, art and crafts groups, business retreats, and weddings.

Resort Facilities:

  • Outdoor summer seating for up to 200
  • Dormitory sleeping and shared, single-sex bathrooms
  • A weekend stay includes Saturday breakfast and dinner and Sunday breakfast. Rates: $
  • Full commercial kitchen available when renting the entire lodge.

Winter lodging from January to April. The full lodge is available to rent in the summer for about $3,500 for a weekend.