The Cedar House Sport Hotel

10918 Brockway Road | Truckee, CA 96161 [See Map]
#2 in Best Lake Tahoe Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 164 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 40 rooms, 2 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Modern, Opulent
Best For Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Trendy travelers, rest assured: You don't need to sacrifice style for scenery. The Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, California, earns high praise from recent guests for its in-vogue designs and cozy-yet-chic furnishings. Designed with adventurers in mind, this boutique property hosts a variety of guided hikes and access to the region's most popular sporting endeavors, including skiing and boating. After a day spent outdoors, warm up with a soak in the steamy outdoor hot tub and a meal at the scrumptious eatery, Stella. But for many Tahoe trekkers, the highlight of this hotel is its love of dogs. The hotel staff will welcome your puppy with a treat, beds, bowls, and a list of the area's most popular dog-friendly areas. This way, you and your pet can explore the nearby wilderness together.

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Critic Reviews


“A modern lodge constructed with recycled materials, this eco-conscious boutique hotel offers contemporary, European-style accommodations.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Lonely Planet

“It boasts countertops made from recycled paper, 'rain chains' that redistribute water from the green roof garden, low-flow plumbing and in-room recycling.”
Award: Lonely Planet Top Pick


“Rooms in the three two-story satellite buildings are understatedly sexy, with Merlot-and-camel color schemes and mod-Italian overtones (think chrome and leather).”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 164 guests have reviewed the The Cedar House Sport Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 164 reviews)

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  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms

Location & Parking

Situated just outside of historic downtown Truckee, the Cedar House Sport Hotel is an eco-chic retreat focused on travelers seeking outdoor adventures. The sustainable property was constructed using recycled materials, and the contemporary interiors combine functionality with energy-saving lighting and temperature-control systems. Being a sport hotel, the property offers in-house adventure guides.

  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • 1 mile east of historic downtown Truckee and Amtrak station
  • Located about 38 miles southwest of Reno-Tahoe International Airport; 110 miles northeast of Sacramento International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Combining a minimalist style and sustainability, guest rooms at the Cedar House offer pillow-top mattresses and German down duvets, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and Keurig coffee makers. There are built-in eating bars, and bathrooms feature shower and tub combinations.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Radios with docking stations
  • Includes daily breakfast buffet

Standard room size:

200 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Focused on creating experiences, the Cedar House Sport Hotel and executive chef Jacob Burton transformed the property's restaurant into Stella Culinary. This new concept provides a unique on-site experience with a rotating line-up of one-day culinary programs, weeklong boot camps and “underground” dinner parties.

  • “Underground” dinner parties feature surprise menus and center around the dining experience
  • Complimentary breakfast for guests
  • Lobby bar

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


There is not a pool at the Cedar House Sport Hotel but there is an outdoor hot tub. Set amongst cedars, it provides an ideal setting to relax after the day’s adventures.

  • Open year-round

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar



The property's on-site adventure company, T3 Adventure, can arrange custom excursions for families. Some potential activities include guided hikes and first-time backpacking experiences.

  • T3 Adventure offers planning services for all levels
  • Year-round options

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


While there is not an on-site fitness center, the property’s focus is on outdoor adventures — which means the hotel offers its own in-house adventure company, T3 Adventures. The property’s location provides four seasons of outdoor options including hiking, trekking, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and backcountry skiing.

  • Single and multiday adventure excursions
  • Custom trips and corporate retreats
  • Nearby North American Ski Training Center offers a variety of ski programs

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs (with fee)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Cedar House Sport Hotel has a sustainable event center for business meetings and retreats. There are three event spaces available — the Cervino Room, Stella Restaurant and the Brockway Room. The largest space can be set up to host a theater-style event for 85 attendees.

  • Full hotel buyouts offer complete use of property’s facilities
  • Customized outdoor adventures and culinary experiences
  • Partnership with Crux Events provides audiovisual services

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Cedar House is a dog-friendly property, and welcomes pets in the ground floor rooms. There is a maximum of two dogs allowed per room, and the hotel requires guests to have their dogs approved by the hotel via phone prior to the stay. The hotel provides dog amenities including treats, beds and bowls.

  • Some breed and weight restrictions may apply
  • $50 fee for one dog for the first night; $75 fee for two or more nights
  • $75 fee for two dogs for the first night; $100 fee for two or more nights

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


From on-site outdoor wedding ceremonies to intimate receptions, the Cedar House Sport Hotel is equipped to host various marital events. The hotel will help coordinate wedding ceremonies on the shores of Lake Tahoe, along with offering ceremony space for up to 80 guests in the Cedar House Courtyard. Indoor receptions can be hosted in the Stella dining room, which provides an open door design for a combination of patio and indoor seating.

  • Customized gourmet catering
  • 40 guest rooms available for wedding attendees

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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10918 Brockway Road | Truckee, CA 96161 [See Full Map]