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The Cedar House Sport Hotel

Lodge or Resort

Driving Directions

The Cedar House is located at10918 Brockway Road in Truckee.

100 Miles from Sacramento, 200 Miles from San Francisco
Take I-80 East past Truckee and then take the exit to the Hwy 267 by-pass (exit 188B) in the direction of Lake Tahoe South. At the ramp traffic light turn right and proceed over the bridge. At the next traffic light, turn right on Brockway - we are about 1/2 mile on the left handside.

35 Miles from Reno
Take I-80 West. Before you get to Truckee take the exit to the Hwy 267 by-pass in the direction of Lake Tahoe South. At the ramp traffic light turn left and proceed under I-80 and then over the bridge. At the next traffic light, turn right on Brockway - we are about 1/2 mile on the left handside.

Eco-Friendly Notes

The Bairds’ long history of building development has always centered upon green building including a conscious effort to incorporate energy and water-saving features and measures. The warmth and wonderful feel of The Cedar House is evoked from the reclaimed lumber, recycled materials, brilliant natural light, on-site greens featured at Stella and more. Read on in-depth case study online and see some highlights below.

Building Construction Type: Stick frame construction with fiberglass insulation.

Site Use and &Protection Measures Before & During Construction (LEED Cat I):
One year before construction they completed grading, drainage and construction of a retention pond in front of the structure; so all of the run-off water was retained on-site

Outdoor & Indoor Water Efficiency Measures (LEED Cat II):
Water draining off green roof goes through gutters down a hanging chain to the landscaping below. The landscaping is sloped so that the runoff water helps water the landscaping due to the outward facing slope.

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Measures (LEED Cat III):

  • Wood–framed Low-E and solar tinted windows
  • Every light fixture on the property is fluorescent or low voltage; no incandescent lights
  • All lights have photo sensors and timers on them
  • Cellulose insulation in the ceilings and blown-in fiberglass in the walls
  • Space & Water Heating Systems: The buildings are designed so that everything happens from the center of each building. As a result there is no plumbing on exterior walls for saving energy and freeze protection.
  • The hotel uses a Rinnai tankless boiler system. Due to the design of the building there are very short footage runs from each hot water heater to each showerhead. Each building has 3 instantaneous hot water heaters for the potable water system and one Bideras instantaneous heater for the hydronic space heating system.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Cedar House is owned and managed by Jeff and Patty Baird. Guests enjoy hearing about their favorite trails, hikes and ski areas. As outdoor enthusiasts who deeply value the guest experience, the authentic and unmatched level of customer service is apparent in every detail of the business / positive guest experience.

Fused from unrefined and recycled materials, the Cedar House encourages the natural connection between the human body and the landscape we exist in. And with crisp mountain air and dashing snow-capped peaks, the most organic sense of adventure awaits. Completed by an in-house touring company and a spectacular avant-garde restaurant, the Cedar House evokes a strikingly true feeling; a genuine sentiment that speaks directly to the heart of Tahoe.

The Cedar House has been recognized for outstanding lodging and facilities by Travel & Leisure, Trip Advisor, the prestigious WoodWorks California Wood Design Award for innovation and excellence, among others.

Lodging Style and Amenities

Rooms feature an eclectic mix of contemporary design, functionality and an organic edge for relaxed comfort. Guests relax after a day outdoors with European bedding - luxurious linens and individual down comforters imported from Germany. There are pillow top mattresses, combed Egyptian cotton robes and towels, spa bath amenities, in-room safes, refrigerators, Keurig coffemakers, fresh ground coffee, radio with iPod dock, flat screen LCD televisions, cable TV, complimentary breakfast buffet for two, free wireless high speed internet, and outdoor hot tub.

In addition, the on site award winning restaurant heightens the dining experience and culinary delights available in Truckee, CA. Stella is run by executive chef Jacob Burton who has been nominated as People's Choice Best New Chef by Food & Wine and is well-known for the free online cooking school at The restaurant, open to the public, features a wood burning hearth, chef's tasting menu based on the seasons and unparalleled service.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs are welcome.

Recreational Opportunities

Exquisite hiking, cycling trails, paddling on Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake as well as skiing, fishing, dining and shopping in historic Truckee are just minutes from The Cedar House. You can find in-house concierge guiding service and excursions on the website.


Seasons Open



Rate Range

$170+ / night


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business

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