The gateway to Lake Tahoe, Truckee is also a must-see destination in its own right. A mountain town that grew with the railroad and lumber industries, Truckee retains many of its historic buildings and Old West charm. In Old Town Truckee you can shop in stores where Charlie Chaplin once performed or browse the goods in a former saloon, famous for its 1885 shootout that killed the town’s constable.
Truckee has grown since the days of gunfights, and today includes residential areas known for their recreational opportunities. Communities like Northstar, Martis Camp, and Schaffer’s Mill, located in Martis Valley midway between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe, offer world-class golf courses and access to Northstar’s 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and mountain biking and hiking trails.
Staying in a Truckee vacation rental or ski lease in one of Truckee’s neighborhoods puts you in minutes of other major ski resorts, such as Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, as well as being close to shops and restaurants in downtown Truckee and the Village at Northstar.