Every so often in life, you come across a perfect restaurant. The setting is idyllic, the food is heavenly, and the atmosphere is one of comfortable elegance, inviting you to sit back, have another drink, and just enjoy the moment. Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee is our version of perfection, and we think after just one visit, you will agree with us. Set high above the city of Truckee with breathtaking views of the town and the rivers and lakes that run through it, this moderately priced restaurant offers more expensive meal options, but generally is very easy on the vacation budget!
Twinkle Lights and White Tablecloths
The quiet elegance is what will invite you in, the breathtaking views will have you taking a seat, and the mouthwatering food will help you settle in for the long haul. Outside, this building sided with weathered wood is a charming example of Tahoe architecture, while the inside is warm and welcoming. Strings of twinkle lights add a touch of romance to the industrial décor, while tables topped with white tablecloths add a touch of elegance. Patio dining in the warm summer months offers unparalleled views of the town below, and glass garage doors can be opened to allow for unobstructed views from the inside. Live music on the weekends adds to the ambience and creates a lively hangout for guests of all ages.
The Menu Changes Seasonally at Cottonwood in Truckee CA
And the new Cottonwood in Truckee, CA winter menu has been recently released. With each change we worry that our favorite dish will disappear, but somehow, they manage to keep those on the menu while adding new meals that become our new favorites! Butternut Squash Ravioli on the starter menu, or a Greek Salad with arugula, cucumber, red onion, roasted red pepper, organic cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and a red wine vinaigrette are tasty ways to lead into the main course. The Seafood Stew and Chipotle Cream Linguini on the specialty menu are hearty and filling, while the Vegetarian Meal offered never fails to please. The Marinated Wagyu Beef Bavette Steak is more than a delicious mouthful; it is a meal so rich and savory, we’ve been known to dream about it more than once or twice. The Grilled House Made Veggie Burger satisfies the same as the carnivore style.
Nearby Destinations That are Worth a Visit
While food enthusiasts will find the fare, ambiance and extras available at Cottonwood Restaurant a true delight, this mouthwatering destination also keeps guests close to a variety of other fun stops that are worth checking out while you’re in town. Half the fun of a trip to Truckee lies in the sheer versatility of activities and events that are always providing an outlet for exciting experiences. When you’re ready to savor every moment of a stay, even beyond the restaurant scene, be sure to add these fun stops to the top of your list.
Truckee River Regional Park
For the visitor looking to work off the calories that come with a delicious meal at Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee or those who are interested in working up a significant appetite before dinner, a stop at the Truckee River Regional Park is bound to inspire. Situated at 10050 Brockway Road, the Truckee River Regional Park is a family-friendly stop that comes complete with playgrounds for the little ones to burn off excess energy as well as plenty of access points to hiking paths for those that are looking to connect with time in nature. Feeling the spirit of friendly competition? Bring a frisbee or two to the park and enjoy time on the on-site disc golf course that’s sure to please everyone in your traveling crew!
Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill while you’re in town, are traveling with those that have a talent for balance and style or are simply interested in watching others take to the rails, a trip to the Truckee Skatepark promises to bring the fun and challenge in equal measure. Easy to find at 10695 Brockway Road, the Truckee Skatepark is open 24 hours a day and provides a place to challenge yourself when it comes to skating moves performed on flat terrain, large ramps, rails and beyond.
Adrenaline Connection Inc.
Settled at 10117 E. River Street, the team at Adrenaline Connection Inc. is always ready and waiting to welcome guests through their doors that are looking to make the most of adrenaline-pumping fun in Truckee. This popular recreational vehicle rental agency is well known for their quality inventory ranging from ATV’s and snowmobiles, to boats, jet skis and UTVs, just to name a few. No matter what time of year you arrive in Truckee, the staff at Adrenaline Connection Inc. can help you reserve just the right piece of equipment to make the most of the thrilling terrain this area offers up.
Contact us today to learn more about Cottonwood in Truckee, CA, and to book one of our vacation rentals!
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