My wife and I were looking for a place that offered less humidity and heat, and more topography than our home in Houston and were drawn to a week in the Sierra Nevadas. Truckee became our home for a week and we found that it offered all that and much more including a great and festive downtown, quick access to the beautiful Lake Tahoe, extremely close proximity to the nearby Lake Donner (and its brand new Visitors' Center), and a homebase for exploring other attractions in the area including Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, and quaint towns like Downieville. This apartment really fit our needs to a "T" with comfort, lots of amenities, and gracious hosts who supplied us with recommendations for food and activities and the use of State Park passes in California and Nevada that saved us a few dollars. It was hard to leave "our" vacation home.
Location, Location, Location