Destination guide

Why people love visiting cosy Truckee

The lake and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Truckee. Renowned for its skiing, snowboarding and golfing, this city welcomes all visitors. Northstar California Resort and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Truckee

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Travellers enjoy Truckee for its skiing, golfing and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Truckee has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Northstar California Resort (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Ponderosa Golf Course (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Coyote Moon Golf Course (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Old Greenwood Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Tahoe Donner Golf Course (3 mi / 4.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Truckee

Truckee is well known for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in January, February, March or November, when snowfall averages 110.55 inches and temperatures average -9°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Truckee

Travellers enjoy Truckee for its lakeside setting and mountain views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Truckee. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Donner Memorial State Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Donner Lake (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Brockway Summit (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area (10.7 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Commons Beach Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Stateline Lookout (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Truckee

Fly into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.), which is 25.1 mi (40.4 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Truckee Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Truckee?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,904 holiday rentals around Truckee. From 415 Cabins to 2,091 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Truckee is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Truckee?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Truckee:

  • Northstar California Resort: 671 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 48 holiday homes
  • Donner Lake Woods: 86 holiday homes
  • Sugar Bowl Resort: 1,859 holiday homes
  • Prosser Lakeview Estates: 1,763 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Truckee?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Truckee. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Boreal Ski Area: 3,976 holiday rentals
  • Sierra Mountain Cemetery: 4,069 holiday rentals
  • Jerome Hill Express Ski Lift: 3,630 holiday rentals
  • Tahoe Donner Cross Country Area: 3,996 holiday rentals
  • Coyote Moon Golf Course: 4,086 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Truckee listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Truckee?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 415 Cabins in Truckee. Our other popular types of Truckee holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 2,091 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 415 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 978 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Truckee?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,888 holiday homes with pool available in Truckee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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