5 Reasons to Book a Longer Stay in a Cozy Mountain Home

Book a mountain home and build a snowman in your backyard!

This type of vacation rental feels more like a staycation in the mountains. Hunker down in one of Truckee-Tahoe’s professionally managed rental homes to enjoy quality time with members of your household, disconnect from your devices, and explore Truckee-Tahoe ski areas. Stay for a week or longer to enjoy Truckee-Tahoe like the locals do! No matter how you spend your days, a Truckee mountain home is the ideal basecamp for winter adventures. Here are five reasons to book one today:

  1. A home away from home to work & learn remotely
  2. Stock up on groceries & cook meals at home
  3. Spend quality time with members of your household
  4. Disconnect from the news, reconnect with nature 
  5. Your backyard is a magical winter wonderland for kids

Safety Reminder: A trip to Truckee is not a vacation from COVID. Only book a mountain home with members of your immediate household bubble. Check our Know Before You Go page to stay up to date on Truckee’s status for shopping, dining, and more.

#1 – A home away from home to work & learn remotely

work and learn remotely in Truckee, CA.

Want to change up your normal routine? With many jobs and schools going virtually, a Truckee mountain cabin is the perfect home-away-from-home to work and learn remotely! Especially when you plan an extended stay for a week, month, or more. This type of lodging gives you plenty of space and privacy to keep from stepping on each other’s toes. Ready to give it a try? Here are some tips on working and learning remotely during your vacation.

#2 – Stock up on groceries & cook meals at home

Homecooked meal, Truckee mountain home

The most obvious benefit to renting a mountain home? Access to a full kitchen. Come for a week or longer and you’ll save money by cooking at home. Put those extra savings towards a few more days of skiing or riding or a new pair of snowshoes! Best of all, you’ll have time to slow down and share a meal with your household. Pick a couple of new recipes, or turn to your trusted favorites and savor a home-cooked meal at the end of a day spent exploring. 

15 family-friendly recipes you can make in your vacation rental.

When you arrive here, there are many Truckee grocery options including specialty stores, neighborhood markets, and more. Want to create a farm to table meal? Order a Harvest Box from the Tahoe Food Hub ahead of time and pick it up when you arrive. Looking for a California wine to pair with your meal? Order a bottle from Uncorked Truckee or The Pour House Wine Shop.

#3 – Spend quality time with members of your household

cooking dinner in Truckee Mountain Home

Get everyone together under the same roof on your next trip to Truckee. When you book one of Truckee’s spacious mountain homes, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out. Pay attention to how many people each rental accommodates. Most of Truckee’s mountain homes have several bedrooms and additional pullout couches to comfortably accommodate your whole family. Plus, many are pet-friendly so you don’t have to leave Buster at home! 

Please remember to only rent a mountain home with members of your own household. This refers to the family or friends you currently live with. Mixing households is strongly discouraged.

#4 – Disconnect from the news, reconnect with nature 

drinking coffee outside

Need a break? When you’re ready to disconnect from the news, your devices, and reconnect with nature, head to Truckee. The quiet, mountain setting is perfect for unwinding and getting grounded. And there’s no better spot for this than a mountain home. Just imagine: sipping your coffee next to a crackling fireplace, getting cozy in flannel pajamas while watching the snow fall, counting shooting stars from the backyard before you head to bed. Or walk out your door for some Shirin-Yoku, forest bathing in nature! These are the unique experiences of a mountain home. Give your hectic life a break and enjoy an extended stay full of peace and solitude in a mountain home.

#5 – Your backyard: a magical winter wonderland for kids

Book a mountain home and build a snowman in your backyard!

Families with small kids will love having an outdoor playground right out the backdoor. Truckee’s mountain homes are tucked into high elevation pine forests and offer up many opportunities for play and exploration. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, make snow angels… get creative! Parents, can’t you just see yourself relaxing by the fire while the little ones get bundled up and romp around in the snow?

An alternative to booking a professionally managed mountain home is to book an independent home rental on Truckee.com, or on Airbnb or VRBO.

Siobhan Kenney

About Siobhan Kenney

Siobhan traveled the American West as a National Park Ranger before setting down roots in Truckee. Outdoor adventure is her bread and butter and most days you can find her skiing, trail running, or backpacking.  Follow along with her adventures on Instagram @siokenney.