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: 1 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 704
Winter fun. Strap on your skis or snow board and ski down to the lifts at Donner Ski Ranch. The lifts at Sugar Bowl are less than a mile away. Or cross... Details
$199,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1280
This impeccably maintained cabin is centrally located just up the street from the General Store and right across the street from the Shuttle Stop in Soda... Details
$350,000
Beds: 4 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1760
This property is currently on Ski Lease until the end of March. Please do not disturb tenants. The owner has done an extensive remodel of the property... Details
$527,000
Beds: 4 Baths: 3.5 Sq Ft: 2519
Exquisitely finished nearly new mountain home in Serene Lakes. This house has a huge area for entertaining upstairs, expansive forest and mountain views... Details
$799,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1088
Looking for a cabin to get away from it all with 4 seasons of fun? Backing to greenbelt & the Yuba River in private PlaVada HOA, this snowmobile-friendly... Details
$289,000
Beds: 4 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 2354
Beautifully remodeled large cabin across from protected open space with lovely forested views and only seconds away from XC skiing, hiking and biking trails.... Details
$559,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 1.5 Sq Ft: 1008
This chalet sits in the middle of the forest on a sunny, extra deep, cul-de-sac lot backing to snowmobile trails. Come see what PlaVada has to offer! With... Details
$295,000
Beds: 1 Baths: 1.0 Sq Ft: 584
Darling little cabin tucked away in beautiful Cisco Grove...just minutes to Rainbow Lodge. This cute cabin has 2 sleeping rooms, cozy living room with... Details
$216,000
Beds: 2 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1730
Lots of lots - three of them, with a lovely home, as well - all for one price! Extensively remodeled, this home offers comfortable mountain living for... Details
$550,000
Beds: 2 Baths: 1.0 Sq Ft: 848
This nostalgic a-frame is tucked in the forest on Donner Summit. Two story cabin is a rustic retreat or primary residence with easy freeway access to Sugar... Details
$205,000
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