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Cabin in Truckee
Hygge* Mountain Home - walkable & pet friendly!
We love our cabin and relaxing with the fireplace and forest view. It's a short walk to the Trout Creek rec center (w/year round pools, spas, fitness, golf, basketball, playground, etc) and the only local store as well as the Lodge (bar/restaurant). Snow play area is a short walk or drive. You can use the equestrian center and the private Donner Lake beach (with water sport rentals and grill). Everything you need is right here... This is a fantastic, relaxing vacation for the whole family!
$216 per night
Condo in Olympic Valley
Adventure Begins at Olympic Village Inn -1 BR
Experience beautiful Squaw Valley with an abundance of activities to enjoy and one of the largest ski areas in the US. Olympic Village Inn is a European style resort and the location of this cozy 375 sq. ft. Kitzbuhel one bedroom condo perfect for a couple or up to four guests. The unit has a full bathroom, and an open living room with a kitchenette. Take in the amazing views of Squaw Valley from this charming resort. Amenities include: Heated pool, three hot tubs, free Wi-fi and parking.
$110 per night
Private room in Truckee
Clean and Cozy - Private entry/ 1.5M to downtown
Private room with private entry in a cozy family home located in Ponderosa Palisades 1.5 miles from historic downtown Truckee. Very comfortable queen size bed with pillow-top mattress and nice linens. Shared guest bathroom down the hall (my 17-year old twins also use it). Full access to the kitchen. Pet fee: $25 extra, with approval. Our family is fully vaccinated. We are dog-friendly and love our doggie guests (we can’t host cats due to allergies).
$110 per night

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Stay near Truckee's top sights

Photo of Jax At The Tracks
Jax At The Tracks63 locals recommend
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Bar of America125 locals recommend
Photo of Historic Downtown Truckee & Visitor Center
Historic Downtown Truckee & Visitor Center81 locals recommend
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Truckee River Regional Park33 locals recommend
Photo of Tahoe Donner Trout Creek Recreation Center
Tahoe Donner Trout Creek Recreation Center61 locals recommend
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Donner Memorial State Park68 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Truckee

Guesthouse in Truckee
Light and bright one bedroom with vaulted ceiling
$110 per night
Cabin in Truckee
Resort Perks at Tahoe Donner: < 2 Mi to Skiing!
$207 per night
Rental unit in Truckee
Cozy Tiny Home in Truckee
$86 per night
Condo in Olympic Valley
Studio at Red Wolf Lodge at Olympic Valley
$230 per night
Condo in Truckee
Cozy! Ski In/Ski Out Condo W/Fireplace & Hot Tub
$126 per night
Cabin in Truckee
Donner Lake Family Cabin
$128 per night
Condo in Olympic Valley
One Bedroom Condo at Olympic Village Inn
$205 per night
Rental unit in Truckee
Alpine Escape - Upscale Apartment Suite
$104 per night
Condo in Tahoe Vista
Studio at Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge
$125 per night
Tiny home in Truckee
Charming Tiny House
$137 per night
Guesthouse in Truckee
Adorable Klondike Ridge getaway!
$143 per night
Home in Truckee
Lake Donner Hideaway: Boat, Ski & Hike in Truckee!
$282 per night

Your guide to Truckee

Welcome to Truckee

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada against the majestic backdrop of the Tahoe National Forest, Truckee comes by its frontier vibe honestly. Fortune seekers of all types made their way to this mountain outpost, from Gold Rush hopefuls en route to nearby mines to men seeking work in the booming logging industry. In 1867 the first train rolled into town on the newly forged Central Pacific Railroad, and the passengers who spilled forth were greeted by a rough-and-tumble boomtown populated with saloons and gambling halls. Truckee’s well-preserved downtown, with its brick storefronts and wooden sidewalks, is now home to boutiques, candy stores, and art galleries. Not that Truckee has gotten too highfalutin’ for its own good: this is a place where hearty diner fare lives comfortably next to farm-to-table prix-fixe menus. More than just a picturesque mountain town, Truckee is an outdoor recreation mecca situated at the nexus of several top-notch ski resorts, numerous lakes, and pristine forests criss-crossed with scenic hiking trails.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Truckee?

Thanks to Truckee’s advantageous location, there are activities to enjoy here every season. During the hot summer months the streets, vacation rentals, nearby lakes, and parks course with visitors. In fall, the temperatures dip along with the crowds and the surrounding forests turn brilliant shades of yellow and red. Winter means snow and a second high season, as people flock to the nearby slopes or to traverse the powdery landscape on cross-country skis and snowshoes. Spring can still look a lot like winter in Truckee, but as the snow starts to thaw, waterfalls spring to life.

What are the top things to do in Truckee?

Donner Lake

Lake Tahoe is the celebrity body of water around here, but smaller Donner Lake has its own charm, such as a more secluded atmosphere. A clear freshwater gem ringed by conifers and a few impressive estates, this lake is ideal for lazy days of sunning and swimming. If you’re feeling more active, kayaks, canoes, and jet skis are available to rent shoreside. The West End Beach Park has BBQs, horseshoe pits, and volleyball, and a concession stand slinging burgers, ice cream, and other treats.

Donner Memorial State Park

The name Donner is unavoidable in this area, and is attached to part of the region's darkest chapters. In 1846 a wagon train called the Donner Party attempting a shortcut through the mountains near Truckee became stranded during an unforgiving winter. Only 45 of the 91 travelers survived. A visitor center and museum displays artifacts of the doomed pioneers. Outside, a memorial statue sits atop a 22-foot granite base — the same height as the snow drifts that fateful winter.

Old Jail Museum

This circa-1875 jail once housed the brawling baddies of historic Truckee. With 32-inch stone walls, steel ceilings, and doors weighing nearly 200 pounds, it is a veritable fortress. The jail was restored in the 1970s and is now operated as a museum displaying historic photographs and artifacts significant to the town’s history, including antique ski equipment. The museum is open seasonally, so check ahead before you go.

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