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Donner Bliss – Pics + calendar – Blog 
In Truckee, just a mile from Donner Lake. Pet-friendly ($50/wk or $150/mo). Close to snow resorts like Sugarbowl, Northstar, Palisades and Boreal, plus the Pacific Crest Trail, biking, lakes and more.


Renovated kitchen
Quartz countertops, copper backsplash, gooseneck faucet and deep, wide sink, gas stove, waffle maker, stand mixer. 

Primary with king bed, second bedroom with queen and third bedroom with four twin beds
Sleeps 8. Great for two families, traveling with grand parents or groups of up to 8.


Newly renovated primary bathroom
New vanity, new Toto toilet and walk-in shower


Newly renovated main bathroom

New bath, vanity, Toto toilet and
barndoor to washer-dryer 


Renovated second bedroom

Queen bed, TV, work station, walkout to deck


Great room 
Large Smart TV. Wood stove. Wood is available in the side or back yards, you just have to bring it in. Sofa and side chair.   


Hot tub + gas fire pit
Back deck with charcoal grill, gas fire pit, 6-person hot tub and fully fenced back yard. Front porch with seating and umbrella.


Jewelbox Cottages – Pics + calendar – Blog 
The main cottage and carriage house are set in a fully fenced courtyard are both yours. They are a 10-minute walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Lovers Point Beach. Pebble Beach and Carmel are minutes away. Big Sur is a just over an hour down Hwy 1. We are pet-friendly with a $50/wk pet fee.


Courtyard with gas fire pit and outdoor dining under a lighted pergola
The courtyard is fully fenced around both cottages. And it's a favorite space for guests to hang out in our temperate, Central Coast climate.

Retro kitchen
Newly redone in vintage style charm: 4-burner stove
+ oven (apartment-size), dishwasher and butcher
block counter tops for prep. Coffee maker ++

Main cottage
King, 4-poster bed, kitchen, living and dining and full bath.

Carriage house

Queen wrought iron bed, clawfoot tub and mini games room

Marine mammals
Set on Monterey Bay, which has some of the world's best access to marine life


I'm Mel, your host at Donner Bliss, our family cabin in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, 
and our 
Jewelbox Cottages in Pacific Grove, on Monterey Bay.

My blog has tons of great local insider tips for activities, places to eat and fun things to do with kids and pets. 

My engineer husby makes makes it all work behind the scenes. We're Superhosts with hundreds of stays and 5-star reviews.


Read our reviews and connect on FacebookInstagram or Twitterat @tripmogul.

We are pet-friendly have a pet fee of $50 a week/$150 a month.

When you book, you can pay by check or Zelle. We have a $500 security deposit. Bookings over $1,500 can be done in two payments, the first when reserving and the second a month before your arrival day. Full refunds a month in advance, half two weeks in advance. If the time is rebooked, you'll also be refunded.

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