Base camp for a big life

Is Truckee on your mind? Have you considered making your stay in Truckee a permanent arrangement. Many people are making Truckee their primary residence and perhaps you should consider it too. Check out the Truckee Chamber of Commerce and their recent efforts to brand Truckee. Heck, they won a best brand award at Reno Tahoe AMA Ace Awards for their logo and tagline “Basecamp for a big life”.

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Surrounded by history

Cottonwood overlooks downtown Truckee from one of the nation’s oldest ski lodges. At the turn of the century, the land which Cottonwood stands was owned by Truckee’s most prominent citizens, Charles F. McGlashan, who purchased it from railroad developer Charles Crocker.

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Just 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe, a Sierra gem promises a serene winter

Tucked at the base of a pine-studded hill, a snowball’s throw from Interstate 80, lies the town of Truckee, Calif. In its early days, Truckee was a rowdy and unkempt place. Now, its cozy shops, restaurants, and inns, as well as its proximity to Donner Lake, make it a perfect stop for travelers on their way to bustling resorts like Northstar-at-Tahoe and Squaw Valley or for visitors who want a quieter retreat.

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The Culture Trip's Top 10 Restaurants

For a fine-dining option with a full bar, along with a spectacular view of downtown Truckee and the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains, be sure to include Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar on your list of dining establishments. Tucked inside one of the oldest ski lodges in the country and serving dinner every evening, this multiple award-winning gem features a menu with mainstay entrées and specials, all brimming with sustainable seafood options, grass-fed beef, and organic produce whenever possible. Try the Tahoe Food Hub butternut squash enchilada with Ancho chile mole, cilantro, white cheddar, and toasted pumpkin seeds, or the grass-fed Durham Ranch cheeseburger with waffle fries. Cottonwood also displays incredible art and features live music Thursdays and Fridays. To find out more about Truckee’s most treasured hideaways read full article
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