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The One Spot In Northern California That’s Basically Heaven On Earth

Donner Lake is a magical mountain retreat during all four seasons of the year. It’s a cozy and comfortable lakeside community that has an nostalgic mountain town vibe. It’s located near some of the busier resort destinations in Northern California, but the homes scattered around this alpine lake are primarily rustic cabins and have an intimate connection to the beauty of the Sierra and the mountain lifestyle.

YouTube user Daniel Trush captured the breathtaking beauty of Donner Lake in this video:

Donner Lake is just one of the many beautiful spots to escape to in the Sierra. Where is your favorite mountain retreat in Northern California? Please share it with us on Facebook.

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at jsanford@onlyinyourstate.com.