Only 10 minutes from Lake Tahoe is the Historic Town of Truckee. One of the most sought after communities Truckee is centrally located in between the ski Resorts Squaw Valley and Northstar. Downtown Truckee has an old timey charm with a plethora of restaurants, wine bars, and classic boutiques. With endless miles of forest trails for hiking, biking, running Truckee is the perfect place for outdoor recreation. This highly in demand town has a true sense of community and is dedicated to preserving its small town authenticity.
Truckee was established in 1868 as a lumber and railroad community connecting Reno and Sacramento. Truckee is well known for the Emigrant Trail and the tragic exploration of the famous Donner Party. Named for a Paiute Indian who helped escort thousands of emigrants on their journey west through a 40-mile desert. Along Old Highway 40 you will find Historical landmarks telling the adventure the legendary getaway to the west.