Tips for Working & Learning Remotely While on Vacation in Truckee

work and learn remotely in Truckee, CA.

Why rush through a two-day weekend trip to Truckee when you could join the Anywhere Movement and spend a week or more exploring with your household bubble? Visiting Truckee during the week is a special treat. There are fewer crowds, great deals, and working remotely couldn’t be more convenient! If you’re tired of your office or at-home learning, plan 7 days of winter adventures and enjoy working and learning from one of the most peaceful places in the Sierra.  

Always make sure to check Truckee’s KNOW BEFORE YOU GO page for the latest travel updates and current Covid status. During your stay, wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and have fun outdoors with your household bubble only.

Make the outdoors your office

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The best kind of office can’t be confined by four walls! Here in Truckee, there’s no end to incredible outdoor workspaces. With the abundance of outdoor dining, it’s easy to find a cozy spot at a restaurant or coffee shop with reliable internet. If you’re staying in a rental cabin, you can enjoy a comfortable outdoor office from your home’s deck or patio. And for more adventurous folks who are willing to use a hotspot for wifi, your office is virtually anywhere your imagination takes you! Some favorite spots are the public docks on Donner Lake, the banks of the Truckee River, or a scenic overlook on Donner Summit… the options are endless. Just be sure to always follow the winter #RecreateResponsibly guidelines.

Work from a co-working space.

Work remotely from the Lift Workspace
Enjoy one of Truckee’s comfortable co-working spaces. Photo courtesy of Lift Workspace

When you need to get out of the house or escape the bustle of coffee shops and restaurants, visit one of Truckee’s two co-working spaces, The Lounge at 5817’ and the Lift Workspace. These beautiful offices offer a quiet and focused setting to minimize distractions in an open floor design that bucks the lonely cubicle. They also have amenities like phone booths, conference rooms, and printing services that you might need during your workday. Settle in at The Lounge at 5817’ or the Lift Workspace and see what co-working is all about.

Need space? Book a cozy mountain home.

Work and learn remotely from a cozy Truckee mountain home.
Unwind in your own cozy mountain home in Truckee. Photo courtesy of Tahoe Luxury Properties.

A stay in one of Truckee’s mountain homes is a relaxing home-away-from-home experience. You can expect a clean, quiet, and comfortable getaway awaiting you and your family. These spacious cabins are perfect if you plan to work or do distance learning at home. There’s room for everyone to spread out and find their own private nook. On snowy winter mornings, there’s no better place to be than a cozy corner next to the fireplace! Settle in at one of Truckee’s luxurious mountain homes and get comfy while you work remotely with ease.

Work from your hotel room or lodge lobby.

Work and learn remotely from a Truckee hotel.
Stay at one of Truckee’s hotels or lodges and be pampered. Photo courtesy of SpringHill Suites by Marriott Truckee.

Along with an array of amenities and small-town hospitality, Truckee hotels and mountain lodges offer comfortable, quiet workspaces that redefine “the office.” These bright and airy spaces are perfect for mixing up a tired work routine, especially if you’re sick of your current office setup. Working during your vacation is easy and convenient at one of Truckee’s hotels or lodges, plus you’ll have adventure at your fingertips!

Take an active break & get outside!

Go cross country skiing in Truckee, California.
Photographer Jay Lynn, courtesy Tahoe Donner Association

Want to know a local’s secret to staying productive? It’s to make the most of your lunch break and strap on a pair of snowshoes for a short hike on a nearby winter trail, go for a walk or run on Truckee’s 21 miles of snow-free paved paths, or pop up to a ski resort or nordic center for a few quick laps! For those that want a grounding and relaxing reset, spend 20 minutes forest bathing and soak up all the sights and sounds of nature. There are endless opportunities to stretch your legs and unplug from your devices on an active rest break. It’s our secret to avoiding the mid-afternoon slump!

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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.