The River Street Inn is located right in downtown Truckee — Photo courtesy of River Street Inn
If you want a classic piece of western atmosphere during your stay in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, spend a few nights in the River Street Inn in downtown Truckee. This quaint bed and breakfast is right on the Truckee River and the railroad (bring ear plugs), and is just a few steps from the shopping and restaurants of old town Truckee.
The lounge of the River Street Inn contains both classic and modern decor — Photo courtesy of River Street Inn
Innkeepers Wendy and Matt have retained the classic look of this home from 1885, but have added modern amenities like a full kitchen, baths and a great room with comfortable furniture for lounging and reading. The rooms have queen size beds with down comforters and the baths have claw foot tubs. They also have a newly-renovated family suite, which sleeps up to six people, and a 900 square-foot apartment. Large windows are available in all rooms for some great views of the mountains and town.
The Truckee River — Photo courtesy of River Street Inn
The River Street Inn serves a small continental breakfast in the morning, but the kitchen is available for your use any hour of the day. Rates are $115-130 for midweek and $155-$170 for weekends. Nearby are some great restaurants including Pianeta Ristorante, which serves excellent Italian food, Moody's Bistro which has a great bar and excellent jazz and the Cottonwood, which has a friendly bar and dishes like Crusted Southeast Asian Basa and Butternut Squash Enchiladas, as well as a fantastic view of the town of Truckee from its patio and huge windows.