Historic Downtown Truckee


Truckee, named after a friendly Paiute Indian guide, who in 1844 helped thousands of emigrants migrating west, is now a bustling mountain town of nearly 19,000 residents. Named one of Sunset Magazine’s top 10 dream towns and top 20 Eco-friendly small towns, Truckee has become a premier vacation destination known for its laid back locals, 10+ great ski resorts, great fishing, mountain biking, concerts, restaurants, shopping, and of course its lively Historic Downtown area.

When the first train chugged through Truckee on June 9, 1868, few passengers could have imagined this once utilitarian downtown area, which parallels the beautiful Truckee River, would one day boast 10 great restaurants, 5 bars, more than a dozen apparel stores, two candy stores for the young & young at heart, and a vintage soda fountain shop.

In Historic Downtown Truckee, you will find an eclectic mix of restaurants like The Squeeze Inn, known for its world famous omelets named after locals, or The Wagon Train, which takes every patron back in time as they walk through the front door. Thinking of dinner and drinks? Look no further than the legendary Bar of America where on any day of the week you will find Olympic downhill skiers mingling with 2nd home owners from the Bay Area. Voted Outside Magazine’s “Best Outside Town” of 2006, Truckee, CA allows it residents and visitors alike the opportunity to explore the outdoors all day and celebrate in Historic Downtown Truckee all night.

Winter Creek is situated within walking distance of Historic Downtown Truckee.