9 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Truckee, California - Updated 2023

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Truckee is named after a Native American Chief who encountered the first Europeans to cross the Sierra Nevada range. Hence, the heart of this town on the California-Nevada border is still very much in the Old West. Its soul is tied eternally to the mountains and alpine lakes. Truckee is a place where the wilderness is everyone’s back door. Trail running and cycling are as popular as whitewater rafting and kayaking. Skiing and snowboarding are wintertime staples. Fishing in the reservoir and Truckee River is a year-round activity and serious anglers can expect a healthy haul of trout and salmon. Make some time for this beautiful mountain getaway in your vacation plans. If you need a place to stay in, read on for the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Truckee, California.

1. Modern sanctuary with river views (from USD 146)

This modern and energy-efficient Airbnb home by the river welcomes guests looking for a sanctuary in downtown Truckee. If you live in the city, you will appreciate the fact that you can sit by Truckee River, the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe, from the comfort of your vacation home. The outdoor deck is the best place to watch the river flow past. The apartment is a perfect fit for two guests but it can accommodate up to four if you’re willing to share space. Home essentials will greet your arrival at this riverside studio.

Truckee, California, United States
610 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is thoughtfully designed and cozy
the apartment is very close to town and has lovely views of the river
another rave for this beautiful little riverside studio with cozy sleeping loft
enjoy a wonderful view in a clean comfortable and well thought-out and tranquil space
it was comfortable very clean and we loved sitting on the deck watching the river
great place clean and cozy
it's emaculately clean and well designed
it was clean and the pictures accurately portrayed the space
super clean and amazing location
if you're looking clean quaint and best of all
the host was very gracious in honoring my request
host was honest about these issues
she was a wonderful host and made sure the place felt very private
the hosts are very responsive and helpful
the owners were helpful and friendly and we highly recommend this rental
close to all the fun downtown too
super cute place walking distance to the historic district
great location and beautiful space
great location and a great space
nice and close to the town
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2. Pet-friendly retreat with a hot tub (from USD 291)

This Airbnb has a front deck where you can check out the view and loosen up. The back deck is equally spacious and perfectly suited for evenings under the stars while the barbecue sizzles. The loft area is soft and cushiony for afternoon naps, while the living room is a spacious place for entertainment and games. A family of six would find everything in order in this vacation home that also welcomes furry friends. Bring your beloved dog and leave no one behind for a memorable weekend in Truckee.

Truckee, California, United States
206 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
views from the breakfast table and living room are outstanding
there is a lot of room to stretch out and an amazing view off the back deck
the kitchen was fully equipped for our cooking needs and all the beds were comfortable for sleeping
lots of fun games fully equipped kitchen and a record player
the kitchen had a great amount of counter space and plenty of dishes/ appliances
it was clean and had any dishes and appliances you would need
the place is very clean and kept up well
the cabin was clean and not dusty;and the beds were very comfortable
the place was clean and the kitchen well stocked
over all the whole place was very clean
wonderful hosts - quick responses
adrian is responsive and a great host
adrian is very responsive
host responds quickly and respectfully if there are any concerns
adrian was a great; easy going host
the location is great
great location close to town and skiing
great place in an awesome location
really awesome location never see the stars that clear at night
the location is quiet and relaxing with great walking trails nearby
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3. Cozy quarters near the highway (from USD 114)

This one-bedroom Airbnb is furnished with vacation home essentials. You’ll have to bring your own food to cook your meals in the kitchen. However, the host might have a basket of fresh eggs for you. There’s a parking area dedicated for guests where you can roll out hassle-free and reach the highway in a hot minute. Non-cooks will find many fine-dining establishments nearby. Even as snow covers the ground, for as long as there’s no sleet or hail, you can soak in the hot tub on the deck and stare at the surrounding trees.

Truckee, California, United States
250 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
floors by the bathroom and sink were heated which was really nice
the bed is comfortable and the couch converts into a nice double bed
loved the radiant floor heat and the space heater was a welcomed touch
great location nice and clean and fresh eggs and coffee in breakfast nook
very clean super comfortable bed nice and quiet
just awesome private hyper clean tasteful excellent place for a getaway
the place was stylish and incredibly clean
it's clean and has the basics the hot tub was relaxing
craig’s place was great everything worked perfectly the lighting had great ambiance everything was very clean and comfortable
craig is very friendly and helpful
craig was responsive and super cool
lovely spot and craig was really responsive and helpful
craig was an excellent host and the stay was peaceful and relaxing
owner has chickens so you can get fresh eggs
great location close to town
close to good restaurants
great location in truckee
great location right by truckee
great location near sugar bowl
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4. Vaulted studio with a private deck

This studio in a wooden house is conveniently in the center of local attractions, making it the perfect Airbnb for adventurers heading to Squaw Valley, Donner Lake, and Lake Tahoe. A kitchenette allows for heating food using the microwave or storing it in the mini-fridge. However, it does not have the capacity for cooking full meals. The private area expands in all directions and allows natural light to enter. The front deck is a place for deep contemplation or enjoying coffee or tea left for you by the host. The house faces a quiet street and pine trees dot the landscape.

Truckee, California, United States
160 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked great for zoom calls
beautiful space super cozy tons of natural light throughout the day
it has everything one needs plus a wonderful balcony with table and chairs
sandy’s studio is very comfortable with beautiful views a lot of natural light in a peaceful neighborhood
the bed was comfortable and the two provided aerobed blow up mattress were surprising comfortable as well
excellent space clean and beautiful
the place was very clean and cozy
cozy and super clean
the place was spotless and very comfortable
the place was very clean
sandy is an excellent host
sandy was a great host
sandy really is a super host
sandy was a great host and always responsive to any needs / questions
she is responsive kind and welcoming
great studio close to tahoe
super cute and great location
superb location bright sunny space cozy and comfy
wonderful location handy to several food options great neighborhood with respectful neighbors
location was ideal we loved exploring truckee but were close to lake tahoe and the granite chief wilderness
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5. Contemporary studio near Lake Donner

Living at 7,000 feet (2,133.6 meters) above sea level for a few days means you have to be mindful of the weather. For a vacation that prepares you for a stay-in scenario due to inclement weather, choose accommodations that represent the Tahoe lifestyle. This Airbnb sleeps four guests and keeps you snug under warm covers. An electric fireplace is available to supplement the central heating system if the weather turns. There is a balcony where you can see the slopes, which is just a stone’s throw away. Ask the host about ski facilities and lockers in the area if skiing is your main agenda in Truckee.

Truckee, California, United States
261 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy place with a nice view from the balcony
very comfortable space great balcony with beautiful views
the bed was super comfortable
great and cozy place to stay in the tahoe donner area jennifer was very helpful and responsive
such a beautiful comfy place jennifer’s place felt so comfortable and relaxing i highly recommend
very clean and comfortable
jennifer’s place was very clean and well kept
it was clean and easy to find
very charming and sparkling clean
clean quiet and has everything you could need
the directions that were given were very helpful and accurate
the host is very responsive to the messages
location is awesome jennifer is a super wonderful host
a very cute space with an excellent location
super stylish super cute place
excellent location literally steps from tahoe donner ski resort
great location for both outdoor activities as well as shopping and dining
great place with a great location
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6. Ground-level studio near biking and hiking trails

About 10 minutes from downtown Truckee, you will find a quiet neighborhood near hiking trails and biking circuits. This immaculate Airbnb space offers a brand new luxury bed for guests. However, don’t be swayed by it, lest you end up staying in and missing out on outdoor adventures. Be comforted that no matter where the road leads you, there’s a cozy vacation home that awaits your return at the end of the day. If you’re not too tired from water sports or mountain climbing, then cook a full meal and enjoy an evening of relaxation in your private Truckee studio.

Truckee, California, United States
152 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a comfortable place with all the amenities provided
as described and super comfortable
the wifi is great especially if you’re the nomad working type
kitchen is loaded with pots utensils can opener and more amazing amenities all around
spacious cleanly place with nice decor a comfortable bed and many amenities with personal touches
very clean and cozy
very clean and well kept
super new clean and roomy
modern appliances and clean style
cozy modern clean and stylish
the host was very accommodating and thoughtful
wonderful host wonderful place
great experience and wonderful host
hosts were great and was quick to respond to any questions i had
the hosts are organized thorough and thoughtful
very nice location in truckee
the location is outstanding
great location in a great area
beautiful home close to a really cute town
great location in a quiet beautiful neighborhood
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7. Renovated mountain digs with chef's kitchen

Imagine staring out of a picture window while seated on a plump couch as a gas fireplace emits its warm glow. That could be you in a few days if you book this Airbnb in downtown Truckee. The host took charge of recent renovations to add a patio and ensure every single detail contributes to your comfort and convenience. It’ll be an exciting few days as you plan meals to cook in the chef’s kitchen and tick off one adventure after another in Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas.

Truckee, California, United States
228 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place has a nice interior great kitchen with modern appliances and comfortable beds
the kitchen is nicely organized and the living spaces have nice natural light
loved our time here great kitchen excellent beds front stairs streaming with sweet peas
bath is compact with shower in tub and small sink -- all in good working condition and clean
the gourmet kitchen was a bonus - perfect for making meals in
very clean and well stocked
very nice and clean space
very clean modern space with nice touches
the place was clean and as described
new clean and stylish
host was very responsive to questions
he was also very responsive with requests
the host bryan was very responsive and answers my questions promptly
the home is beautiful and the host is right there when you need him
very thoughtful and responsive host
great location too
great location close to downtown
great location easy walk to downtown truckee
bryan's place is located within walking distance to the charming downtown truckee area
and a great location to old town truckee you can walk to everything
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8. Stylish suite right on the river

This guest suite is handsomely crafted with reclaimed redwood, rainforest marble, brick, and stone to create a unique space by Truckee River. This downstairs Airbnb apartment for two guests is a retreat surrounded by cottonwoods, wildflowers, and private grounds. This craftsman suite does not have a full kitchen, but you can get full meals from local restaurants minutes away. Take a nap on the hammock/swing between the trees as you hear the gentle murmur of the water flowing past. This is a lovely vacation home space all year long.

Truckee, California, United States
97 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the heated floors were fantastic
we also loved the well designed and comfortable furnishings of the building itself
the bed was very comfortable with the softest sheets imaginable
the heated floor in the bathroom and living room was a real treat
the bed was very comfortable the sheets were lovely and we never felt cold
super clean and comfortable space
the place itself was clean and comfortable
the unit is very clean and nice and warm with radiant heat in the floor
very clean and had everything we needed for a weekend getaway
it is really stylish and clean
jan was a great host
jan was quickly responsive to my questions
jan was a kind and helpful host
jan is an awesome host
jan was such a gracious host
fantastic location just a short walk away from downtown truckee
unique and interesting apartment in a great location
a wonderful spot walking distance from town
great location right near the water
great location very easy to walk to everything downtown
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9. Quaint studio near ski lifts

Family-friendly Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort is open daily and at its base is an Airbnb furnished for four guests. A couple with skiing in mind or a small family eager for the slopes next door should feel warm and snug in this mountain lodge with a kitchenette. The common room is a cozy place where everyone will sleep at night while sharing a futon couch and a Murphy bed. This quaint spot in Truckee is well-stocked. You will be the envy of other out-of-towners during ski season.

269 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this studio is comfortable and with the view of mountain
great video collection and everything you need in the kitchen
the place is very clean air conditioning works great
a homie cozy condo with a great view of the local ski slope
but the beds were comfortable and we loved the balcony
really clean comfortable little condo
great communication clean place fantastic location
the place is very clean and well organized
room was nice and clean and as pictured
the place was clean and well stocked with sheets blankets paper towels and soap
david is a very responsive host
the host responses are fast and helpful
david is an incredibly responsive host
david was a great host with lightning fast communication
david is a great host very flexible and was always quickly responding to our requests
great location for the value
great location for a ski trip
loved that this was near hiking trails and close to truckee
great place and great location
david's condo is in a beautiful location
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Truckee is your big life base camp

Truckee is a busy and progressive town but nature’s bounty lends it beauty and serenity. Truckee boldly claims that it’s “a base camp for a big life” and you’ll have to come here to truly understand what it means. Perhaps, it could even be your base camp for an expanded adventure next weekend. So, pack your bags and book a weekend getaway now.

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