Located high in the Northern Sierra Nevada, Truckee is a charming, Old West ski town, nestled amongst soaring evergreens and snowcapped peaks, with vacation rentals scattered throughout.
Situated on the shores of Donner Lake, and surrounded by national and state parks, wildlife reserves, recreation areas, and hundreds of kilometres of trails, Truckee is a nature lover’s paradise. Sunbathers flock to Donner’s lakeside beaches, while water sport enthusiasts take to the lake on canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, and golf are other popular summertime activities, while skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling are favourites come winter at over a dozen local resorts.
With Old West facades, celebrated restaurants, art galleries, and gift shops, there’s no shortage of places to retire to after a day out on the water, trails, or slopes. The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop Festival and the rotating performances at nearby Lake Tahoe’s Shakespeare Festival provide entertainment in the summer to residents and visitors alike.
Truckee offers an array of natural, outdoors, and cultural attractions, as well as a variety of facilities and rental accommodation options, and is centrally located to Lake Tahoe, as well as a three hours’ drive northeast of San Francisco.+ More