Destination guide

Why people love visiting cozy Truckee

The lake and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation 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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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? Travelers enjoy Truckee for its skiing, golfing and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation 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 center:

  • 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 43.52 inches and temperatures average 15°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Truckee

Travelers 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 vacation in Truckee. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)

Traveling to and around Truckee

Fly into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Truckee?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,328 holiday lettings near Truckee. From 360 Cabins to 1,681 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Truckee is on HomeAway.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Truckee:

  • Downtown: 32 holiday homes
  • Donner Lake Woods: 45 holiday homes
  • Sugar Pine Estate: 21 holiday homes
  • Olympic Heights: 30 holiday homes
  • Home Run: 23 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Truckee? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Truckee. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Truckee Station: 3,573 holiday lettings
  • Tahoe Donner Golf Course: 3,376 holiday lettings
  • Donner Memorial State Park: 3,566 holiday lettings
  • Brockway Summit: 3,703 holiday lettings
  • Big Springs Gondola Ski Lift: 3,632 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Truckee listed on 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. offers 360 Cabins in Truckee. Our other popular types of Truckee holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,681 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 360 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 896 self catering accommodations

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 1,619 holiday homes with pool available in Truckee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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