A couple of weekends ago, I celebrated my birthday with a ski trip to Squaw and stayed at the Welk Resorts at Northstar. I went up a day early with a friend and on the drive up spent the afternoon in Truckee! Anytime you head up to ski or go to Tahoe it should be on your list to stop and have lunch and meander into all the cute stores. I had such a great time, I wonder why I don’t make the time more often. We had lunch at 50-50 Brewery (which I’ve written about before) and watched a playoff game and drank a beer.
We also browsed many of the local stores, which included my favorite shop (Riverside Studios). Truckee just has some really cool, fun places to shop and we took full advantage of it!
I ended up buying a few items on sale at Dressed and loved all the home items especially focused on dogs at Mountain Home Collection. There is even some cool artwork. One of the big surprises was, when looking for a bathing suit forgotten at home, everyone re-directed to Ace Hardware. This is not in the Old Town part of Truckee, but only a few miles away by a Hwy 89 off-ramp. Ace also had tons of home decor, artwork, and Tahoe/cabin stuff all at a very reasonable price. I will be stopping there next fall for Christmas gift ideas!