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|Donner Lake –
The Donner Lake Inn is located at the West end of Donner Lake, across the street from the lake, adjacent to the boat launch facility and two blocks from the West End Beach. The beaches and many public docks welcome you to swim, sail, water ski and fish. Donner Memorial Park at the East end of the lake has beautiful lakeside picnic areas and a marvelous museum featuring the Donner Party and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. The lake basin is laced with breathtaking hiking trails.Truckee – Our “downtown,” is a fascinating historic town four miles east. 150-year-old Truckee is an old world playground and a present day recreation destination. A map available from theChamber of Commerce will guide you through a 45-minute walking tour of this town that was the first major settlement in the Sierras,
served as the gateway to the West for the pioneers, helped build the Trans-continental Railroad, and became a playground for the well-to-do at the turn of the last century. Modern day Truckee is a hub of the
Sierra recreation area, and rated as one of the country’s ten best ski areas. It hosts interesting shops, several excellent restaurants, and is only a short drive from a dozen magnificent ski areas.
|Lake Tahoe – A half-hour’s drive away is Lake Tahoe — truly one of the world’s most beautiful bodies of water. Its crystal clear waters rest within a ring of majestic snow-capped mountains. Here you can enjoy world class
water and snow skiing, beautiful sandy beaches, fishing, wonderful restaurants, interesting shops, casinos, golf courses, and hiking trails including the Donner Rim Trail. A half-day drive around the 75 mile circumference is a tour through a wide spectrum of scenery from flashy high-rises to unspoiled forest.Reno – Want a change of scenery during your Sierra getaway? Downtown Reno
is a 35-mile drive east on Highway 80. Reno has all the “big city” offerings – shopping centers, golf courses, museums, parks, and more. Pick up the pace during your mountain retreat by spending an evening in the midst of Reno ’s glittering Casinos, flamboyant shows and sophisticated restaurants.
Surrounding Towns – If you’re a nature or history buf