Donner Summit – Serene Lakes Neighborhood Profile

Entering the quiet communities of Soda Springs, Norden, Kingvale and Serene Lakes is like taking a step back into a slower, more peaceful era. Cabins, ranging from small and quaint to grand and luxurious, are dotted around the sparkling alpine lakes and rivers, and up and down meandering streets that gently wind through majestic woods. Bringing to mind enjoyable childhood memories of family trips to the cabin, Donner Summit offers an unmatched 4-season high altitude mountain experience. Home prices start in the $200,000s, and go up into the $1,000,000 plus range for lakefronts in Serene Lakes.

Enjoy the amazing snowfall in winter; alpine skiers love nearby Sugar Bowl, known for its excellent powder skiing, and friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Royal Gorge, with acres of terrific cross country terrain, is adjacent.  And Boreal Ridge and Donner Ski Ranch are well known “boarder’s parks”, and just around the corner.

In milder weather, the Donner Summit area offers all of the beauty of the high Sierra, where wildflowers bloom along endless miles of trails past backcountry streams and lakes. Opportunities abound for camping, hiking, backpacking and mountain biking. Residents love Donner Summit and Serene Lakes real estate for quick access to fishing, swimming and relaxing with a picnic in the sunshine.  But, the winters with 20 plus feet of snowfall is the real appeal.

Serene Lakes, Soda Springs and Kingvale are conveniently located on Donner Summit, with easy access from Interstate 80, and Truckee itself is a just quick drive away for additional dining, shopping, and entertainment.

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Beds: 4 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 3023
Charming mountain home with lodge-like feel and wall of windows looking out to Lake Dulzura. Great room has re-finished wood floors, log accents throughout,... Details
$1,075,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1403
One of the best lots in Serene Lakes - beautiful views of the lake & the surrounding mountains + the property adjoins conservancy land & Royal... Details
$789,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 2330
Enjoy the water from your own backyard! Level, sunny spot along the Yuba River with mountain & water views. Check out this 3-story Donner Summit getaway... Details
$400,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1600
Classic cabin in the woods with lots of square footage to hold all the gang. Great, useable floor plan. Three bedrooms, plus two large lofts, as well.... Details
$350,000
Beds: 4 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1440
Fabulous Location! Right across from the swimming Lake Dulzura, just steps to lake access. Cute home with recent upgrades to kitchen and bathrooms, newer... Details
$460,000
Beds: 2 Baths: 1.0 Sq Ft: 898
Here is your Cabin in the Woods, just west of Donner Lake, in the Peaceful community of Kingvale. Just minutes to Five of North Lake Tahoes' Ski Areas,... Details
$309,900
Beds: 4 Baths: 3.5 Sq Ft: 2247
Sophisticated, nearly new PlaVada cabin that is unlike any other in this private Donner Summit enclave. Luxurious split-level floorplan boasts spacious... Details
$539,000
Beds: 2 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 0
This is the perfect place to call your second home! Located on Donner Summit within walking distance to Boreal this condo has it all. Completely remodeled... Details
$225,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 2123
Lakefront home with rare privacy & peace. Light-filled, southerly exposure. Only ~102 lakefront around the lakes. Serene Lakes surrounded by ~3,000... Details
$1,645,000
Beds: 5 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 1912
Quiet location with elevated woodsy views. Updated interior, 5 beds & 3 baths, provides space for the entire family & guests. Recently remodeled... Details
$599,000
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