Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Truckee, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $142 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Truckee. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Journey through the mountains from a Truckee house to rent

In the charming mountain town of Truckee you'll find lake house vacation rentals that are perfect for a getaway to Lake Tahoe’s north shore. As a base for the adventures of the lake, vacation homes in the area give you access to the ski resorts and lake activities as well as the fascinating historic sites in Truckee’s Old-West-style downtown area with boutiques and galleries.

 
Things to do

Tourist attractions near Truckee vacation rentals

For most of its history, the first view of Truckee was from a carriage window. Walk around Historic Downtown and you'll see that same Old West streetscape today. A darker side to Truckee's history is unearthed at the Donner Memorial State Park with its museum recounting how a band of 19th century settlers met a very grizzly end. More bad-time tales of yore can be heard at the Old Truckee Jail Museum. Read about ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly, ‘Baby Face’ Nelson and ‘Ma’ Spinelli, who were all once residents behind its bars.

Activities

Things to do near Truckee vacation homes

The list of things to do here is impressive with Truckee providing opportunities for never-ending activity. Snowy fun naturally tops them all, with downhill and cross-country resorts on offer for snowboarding and skiing to your heart’s content. Nearby, beautiful Lake Donner acts as a summer-time hub where you can take a kayak onto its waters, flick out a teasing fly-line, or just dig your heels into its many sandy beaches. And, once the sun slides down behind the Sierra Nevada, gaze skywards as a silvery band of stars unfurls over your Truckee mountain cabin.

Weather

Climate for your trip to Truckee vacation homes

Mountain-bound Truckee happily stays pleasant in summer. Temperatures amble around 75 F with plenty of dry, sunny weather but it's the promise of a winter wonderland that most visitors look forward to. If you're a snow bunny, make sure to choose a cozy resort cabin from the many Truckee vacation rentals available. It's not unknown for three feet of the white stuff to be thrown from the sky in just one day, so bring your snow shoes! This fresh, white, powdery snow makes Truckee a center for all kinds of winter sports.

Natural features

A pause for nature in Truckee

The ragged, rugged Sierra Nevada mountains take a pause in Truckee, creating a natural stopping-off point for carriages, trains, and cars alike. Lake Donner anchors the scene with its mirrored beauty, but there are many more ice-blue lakes and creeks scattered among its surrounding woods. Truckee also acts as a teaser for the legendary panorama that is Lake Tahoe. The beauty of booking one of the Truckee vacation rentals though, is that you can dip one toe into Tahoe while still keeping the other foot firmly grounded in snow.

How to get there

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.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Truckee vacation rentals

Kids will love the range of fun-filled attractions in Truckee. Vacation homes put you within reach of kid-friendly places like KidZone Museum, a hands-on children’s museum with indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits, and Truckee River Regional Park, a riverside park with a children’s playground, hiking trails, and a disc golf course. You could also visit West End Beach, a serene beach and recreational area with calm lake waters, sports courts, and boat rentals.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Truckee

Truckee offers an array of scenic locations to enjoy on a couple’s retreat. Vacation rentals are available near places like Donner Pass, a mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada range above the lake with miles of hiking trails and ski areas, and Castle Peak, a summit peak with hiking trails and lake and mountain views. You'll also like Boca Reservoir, a manmade lake with paddling, waterskiing, fishing, ATV trails, and picnic areas.

How many vacation rentals are available around Truckee, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,360 vacation rentals around Truckee. From 361 cabin rentals to 1,716 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Truckee:

  • Donner Lake Woods: 45 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 32 vacation rentals
  • Olympic Heights: 29 vacation rentals
  • Sugar Pine Estate: 20 vacation rentals
  • Wolfe Estates: 38 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Truckee?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Truckee. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Northstar-at-Tahoe: 3,510 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Donner Golf Course: 3,379 vacation rentals
  • Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort Golf Course: 3,626 vacation rentals
  • Donner Memorial State Park: 3,565 vacation rentals
  • Old Greenwood Golf Course: 3,489 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cabins in Truckee?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 361 Cabins in Truckee. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Truckee include:

  • Houses: 1,716 rentals available
  • Cottages: 361 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 896 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Truckee?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,615 vacation rentals with pool available in Truckee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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