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Your Host Mel + Reviews

We've been sharing our cabin, Donner Bliss, for years. We look for families and groups like us: fun-loving and good stewards of a home and community. 

"Mel was incredibly accommodating...she went out of her way...and she was super responsive and helpful."

– Check out our reviews on Airbnb and VRBO for what our guests have to say about Donner Bliss, PG Jewelbox Cottages and us.


I'm Mel: Your guide to the cabin and local area. You can connect with me on Twitter at @tripmogul or @mediamogul, Instagram at @instamediamogul or LinkedIn.


We're Superhosts with lots of great reviews from Airbnb and VRBO.

Mel @tripmogul on Twitter

I'd much rather be doing a trail run, riding my bike or out on the paddleboard than in a gym.

Fiat Electric Car Charging

We like new ideas and new technology, like sharing our home and driving electric. This is our Fiat 500e.

Mel Snowboarding

We love the Tahoe climate. My goal was to be as terrible of a rider as I am a skier, and I've surpassed my goal...!


My behind-the-scenes guy is in financial services but an aeronautical engineer by training. He's keeps everything ticking, working and spiffy at the cabin.

Mel @mediamogul

I do PR and social media for a health care tech company.


Whether we're up at the lake or down at the beach, we love board sports.


We're a family of four with two kids...and a dog. Tenzing is a Lhasa Poo.

Truckee Chamber of Commerce

Mel's on Truckee's Tourism Board of Directors. Check out what Truckee has to offer from the experts.


I share what's new and exciting on the #Truckee, #LakeTahoe and #Monterey hashtags. We love connecting with our guests, helping them with their plans and then hearing how their stays were.

I'M ON INSTAGRAM AT @InstaMediaMogul

See pics and fun things to do.


Fast forward to 55:10 to see me speaking at Sausalito's community forum on short-term rentals. I'm an active community organizer where we share our homes in Truckee and Pacific Grove and where we live in Sausalito.

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