The distinct design aesthetic of the Truckee-Tahoe region is that of rustic mountain lodge. Cedar House Sport Hotel has taken that idea and moved it squarely – and successfully – into the 21st century. Call it a boutique eco-lodge. The 40-room hotel retains the lodge feel of yesteryear with plenty of natural wood, space and coziness, but the architecture is distinctly modern and sharp and achieved through sustainable building practices such as the use of unrefined and recycled materials. All that said, Cedar House is a family-owned establishment opened in 2006, and it's about bringing the outdoors in through culinary and adventure experiences. There are budget-friendly single queen rooms, luxury suites and several lodging options in between. The dining begins at Stella, the hotel’s restaurant. The adventure starts with an in-house company that's able to set up guests with, among other things, snowshoeing, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, SUPing, backpacking and equestrian excursions. Being Truckee, Cedar House is dog-friendly, but do check with management before showing up with Fido.
10918 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA