Vacation Rentals in Truckee1 - 42 of 269 rentals
Truckee, the Lake Tahoe town that gets its name from a Paiute word roughly meaning "Everything's alright," boasts a rich history. Our Truckee vacation rentals are near the best Sierra Nevada mountain resorts and many are part of the Tahoe Donner association with access to member-only recreational facilities. Truckee is ideal for families seeking a variety of Tahoe adventures!
Where Is Truckee?
Conveniently located near Interstate 80 and historic Donner's Pass, Truckee is perhaps the most easily accessed Tahoe California town. Crystal blue views of Donner Lake (which has both public and private docks) welcome travelers as they approach from the west. Visitors coming from the crowded cities and bustling suburbs of the Sacramento Valley and beyond who also want accommodations a little outside the typical resort communities along the Lake Tahoe shore come to Truckee.
What To Do in Truckee
Outdoor activities in Truckee are abundant! According to its Chamber of Commerce, the Truckee area boasts 6,000 acres, 270 trails, 43 lifts, eight mountain peaks, and six terrain parks. Located near Donner Memorial State Park, you can whitewater raft, camp, have a picnic, or hike park trails.
Guests at Truckee vacation homes belonging to the Tahoe Donner association will have access to the Trout Creek Recreation Center, Northwoods Clubhouse, Donner Lake Beach Club Marina, and Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center. Among these facilities are pools, spas, numerous sport courts, and more. Guests must present their vacation rental's member pass, and four people per pass will be admitted. A small fee is required to use some of the amenities. In summer, bring the clubs. In addition to the Tahoe Donner Golf Course, there are no less than 13 golf courses around Truckee.
The public Tahoe Donner Ski Area (featuring downhill runs) and the Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Ski Area are must-visit winter wonders for those who want time away from the crowds in the Olympic Valley. If you want to consider vacation condos right on a resort, check out our Northstar-Truckee vacation rentals.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Truckee is proud of its story. Wander into town for a latte at Dark Horse Coffee and visit the Old Truckee Hotel, built in 1873. It hosts live music some evenings and makes for a cool photo opp.
Foodies will find Truckee's selection of casual eateries and fine dining spots worth the visit. For a high-end plates are as amazing to look at as they are to eat, make reservations at Stella. The Cottonwood and Bar is an establishment of Truckee, having formally been a warming hut for mountaineers. Have a hearty pre-ski breakfast at Marty's, a fortifying sandwich at Full Belly Deli, or a indulgent apres ski tasting at Petra tapas bar.
The California ski scene transforms into a summer playground in summer, and there's always something going on near our Truckee vacation rentals!