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A Convenient Northstar Hotel Near Donner Lake

In the spirit of a modern mountain lodge, Hotel Truckee-Tahoe offers friendly service and free amenities in the heart of scenic Sierra ski country. With a peaceful mix of historic charm and alpine recreation, hotels near Donner Lake are ideal for family vacations and corporate retreats in the Lake Tahoe area. Not only are ski resorts like Northstar and Squaw Valley just minutes away, we're also surrounded by Truckee River rafting, and hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking.
 

Popular Lake Tahoe Recreation

  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Sierra Nevada Golf
  • Parasailing
  • Truckee River Fly Fishing
  • Hiking & Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Truckee River Rafting
  • Summer Concerts on the Beach
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
 
Historic Downtown Truckee

Historic Downtown Truckee

Dating back to the ill-fated Donner Party of 1846, Truckee carries a unique mystique in American history. Stroll the streets, sip wine at its namesake winery, golf Ponderosa, or brave the rapids of the Truckee River with IRIE Rafting Company.

Local events


     November

  • November 15 - 10 am, Donner Lake Turkey Trot
  • November 21 - 4 pm, Bud Fish Tree Lighting
  • November 21 - Northstar's Opening Day
  • November 28-30, Holiday Kick-Off at Northstar Village
  • November 28 - 5 pm, Gingerbread Village Unveiling & Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony at Squaw Valley
  • Daily - Ice Skating at Northstar Village
  • Daily - S'mores at Northstar Village

    December

  • December 4 - 5 pm, Eclipse Release Party
  • December 5 - 5:30 pm, First Fridays (Music/Concert, Wine & Food)
  • December 8 - 8 am, Pancake Breakfast: Sierra Senior Service
  • November 29-December 14, Plus December 22-24 - 8-11 am, Breakfast with Santa
  • December 29-31 - SnowGlobe Music Festival
  • December 18- Alpenglow Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley
    December 19 & 20 - The Dead Winter Carpenters at the Crystal Bay Club
  • December 31 - 6 pm-1 am, Kids Night Out New Year's Eve Bash
  • Daily - Ice Skating at Northstar Village
  • Daily - S'mores at Northstar Village.

    January
 
  • January 2 - 5:30 pm, First Fridays (Music/Concert, Wine & Food)
  • January 4 - 8 am, Pancake Breakfast: Sierra Senior Services
  • January 15- 18- Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Downtown Nevada City
  • January 18 - Big Head Todd & The Monsters at the Crystal Bay Club
  • January 30-31 - Open Class WR JR Champs Qualifier at Mount Rose
  • January 31 - 5 pm, Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo Night
  • Daily - Ice Skating at Northstar Village
  • Daily - S'mores at Northstar Village
    February

  • February 1 - 8 am, Pancake Breakfast: Sierra Senior Services
  • February 5 - 7 - The rest of the "Mountain Of Funk" at the Crystal Bay Casino Lineup is here.
  • February 6 - 5:30 pm, First Fridays (Music/Concert, Wine & Food)
  • February 14-16 - 10:30 am, Cupids Course Valentines Fun Race
  • February 15- NC Street Fair & Parade
  • February 21 - ALO at the Crystal Bay Club
  • February 27 - 8 am, SnowFest
  • February 28 - Children's Glow Stick Parade
  • Daily - Ice Skating at Northstar Village
  • Daily - S'mores at Northstar Village
  • First Friday's- Historic Downtown Truckee offers complimentary food, drinks, music

     March 
 
  • March 20 - Winter Wonder Grass California
 
 

Local Attractions

  • IRIE Rafting Co. - steps away!
  • Truckee River Winery - 0.25 miles
  • Ponderosa Golf Course - 0.5 miles
  • Downtown Truckee - 2 miles
  • Northstar at California - 7 miles
  • Donner Lake - 7 miles
  • Brockway Summit - 7.4 miles
  • Tahoe Rim Trail - 9.8 miles
  • King's Beach - 10.8 miles
  • M. Heron Fly Fishing - 11.8 miles
  • Lake Tahoe - 12 miles
  • Boreal Ski Resort - 13 miles
  • Alpine Meadows - 13.4 miles
  • Squaw Valley - 15 miles
  • Sugar Bowl Ski - 15 miles
  • Commons Beach - 16 miles
  • Sand Harbor - 21.2 miles
  • Reno, NV - 32 miles
 

Where to Eat

  • Drunken Monkey - 0.1 miles
  • Thai Delicacy - 0.1 miles
  • Stella - 0.5 miles

 

  • Cottonwood Restaurant - 1.1 miles
  • Trokay - 1.3 miles
  • Pianeta - 1.4 miles

 

  • Pacific Crest Grill - 1.3 miles
  • Moody's Bistro - 1.3 miles
  • Marty's Cafe - 1.4 miles
 

Airports Near Truckee, CA

Guests that fly in from out of town typically fly in and out of Reno-Tahoe International Airport (36.8 miles from hotel) or Sacramento International Airport (110 miles from hotel).