Get Ready for Fall Festival on Oct. 10

Join us for the sixth annual Fall Festival, one of our biggest events of the year! There’s something for everyone at our harvest festival from arts and craft vendors, our annual doggie dip, live music, seasonal beer offerings, a carnival area for kids with arts, crafts, games and food.

Event Schedule Overview

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Kids carnival, face painting, petting zoo, doggie dip vendors, arts and crafts vendors, rock wall and bungee, inflatable obstacle course, Halloween maze and bounce house

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Pony rides (one ride included with wristband purchase)

11a.m. – 5 p.m. – Free activities include bocce, horseshoes, ladder ball, cornhole, kids crafts and doggie dip

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Beer and BBQ

11:00 am. – 5 p.m. – Pizza on the Hill will be open, offering additional lunch options. Special: cheese and pepperoni pizzas for just $10 each.

Featured Free Entertainment

11 – 11:45 a.m. – Magic act by Renée Grenn

12 – 12:30 p.m. – Mini Rhythms

12:45 -1:15 p.m. – Kids entertainment with Renée Grenn

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Tahoe School of Music performs

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. –  After Eights

Tickets and Pricing

Entry into Fall Festival is free! While select activities and entertainment are also free, wristbands and a la carte tickets are available to enjoy all remaining carnival activities. Wristbands at $20 each may be used all day long repeatedly for select activities, but exclude food and drinks, merchandise, tie dye, face painting and pony rides. As a bonus this year, wristbands do include the petting zoo, a complimentary caramel covered apple, along with several attractions. A detailed overview of all a la carte pricing and wristband inclusions and exclusions will be available at the ticket window at the event.

Venue Location

Fall Festival takes place outside of Northwoods Clubhouse at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161.

Free Shuttle Service!

For extra parking, shuttle bus pick up and drop off from Trout Creek Recreation Center to Northwoods Clubhouse will be available from 11 a.m. – 5: 30 p.m. Trout Creek Recreation Center is located up the street from Fall Festival at 12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161.

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Fall Festival!

October 1, 2015

Book Your Holiday Party with Us

Explore holiday party options and menus for both The Lodge Restaurant & Pub and Pizza on the Hill.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub Holiday Parties

Holiday Party = Ski for Free!

Book a party at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub and every guest can ski for free at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area or Cross Country Ski Area! We offer several options for parties of 20 or more people in a private room or a complete buy out of the Lodge Restaurant & Pub is available for parties of 70 or more. See the menu selections. Plated and customized options are available upon request.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub has panoramic views of the surrounding Sierra scenery. Book your date for the month of November* and receive 20% off menu price! All room charges and site fees will be waived for parties before December 18, 2015. *Not valid November 26 to 28, 2015.

Pizza on the Hill Holiday Parties

Holiday Party = 50% off Sledding or Skiing!

By booking a party of 20 or more at Pizza on the Hill, your guests will enjoy 50% off sledding at Snowplay or skiing. Choose from pasta, pizza or taco buffets. Details.

Site fees waived for the months of November and December, non-holiday. All prices subject to 20% service charge plus tax.

How do I get started?

For more details, please contact group sales at 530-582-9643 or email

September 11, 2015

Notice of Chipping and Brushing


The Town of Truckee Department of Public Works will commence its brushing and chipping program in various areas throughout Tahoe Donner. In accordance with town policy, Town of Truckee crews will be removing and thinning brush, trees and limbs from roadsides, ditches and drainage easements. Staff will work hard to minimize the impact of chipping and brushing operations, from both a convenience and an aesthetic point of view. The project is anticipated to continue through October.

Comments or questions can be submitted to Riley Morrison, street maintenance supervisor, at 530-582-2908; please leave your name, physical address, and phone number if/when leaving a voicemail.


August 24, 2015

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Sustainability at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is proud to offer guests greener and healthier dining options. When possible, The Lodge uses the finest products available, including organic meats, locally grown produce and no trans fats in preparing your meals. Beyond the plate, The Lodge has an extensive sustainable wine list. Sustainable wines are harvested using renewable resources to protect our soil, air, water and animal life while producing high quality grapes.

“With growing health trends, many people want to know where their food comes from and how it’s prepared, and the same principles apply to wine,” said Christen Holland, Lodge general manager. “Fresh, organic ingredients are a priority to us and our guests, which is why we support wineries that commit to organic and sustainability practices.”

The Lodge is pleased to offer over 30 sustainable varieties to choose from that pair wonderfully with all of our dishes, including summer favorites: pan-roasted chicken in bourbon bbq sauce, braised Angus short ribs with a port wine demi, or even our watermelon and arugula salad topped with lime and balsamic gastric.

Watermelon and Arugula Salad

Watermelon and Arugula Salad

A few sustainable wine selections we encourage you try on your next lunch or dinner visit include Elizabeth Rose Pinot Noir, Praxis Pinot Noir, Keenan White Blend, Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée and Rex Hill Pinot Noir. When viewing our wine menus at the restaurant or online, sustainable and eco-friendly wines are adorned with a green leaf next to their names for quick and convenient viewing. We hope you enjoy our sustainable wines as much as we do.

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July 30, 2015

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Ready for Wildfire

Please consider that dangerous fire conditions are currently in effect! For more information about fire danger and what is allowed, please visit our covenants page.

Information on Defensible Space:

Unprecedented weather conditions in Truckee and Tahoe this past winter means dangerous fire conditions will prevail.

Since 2007, Tahoe Donner has actively pursued improved defensible space through the Defensible Space program implemented by the Forestry Department. If you have any concerns or questions about your defensible space, our friendly forestry staff will be glad to assist. It is important to review your defensible space and maintain your property on an annual basis in preparation for a potential wildfire event. The requirements of our defensible space program mimics a low-intensity wildfire, which helps reduce the risk of a wildfire moving from the ground to the tree canopy.

Even tiny fires can quickly spread into a major problem. Extreme caution should be used when using outdoor fire pits and BBQs this summer! When enjoying these outdoor activities, be sure to have rapid response items in place to extinguish embers, including but not limited to: a water source (a bucket of water if not near a hose or spigot), a rake, and a shovel.

Learn how you can prepare your property for defensible space and reduce potential fire hazards this summer by visiting Tahoe Donner’s forestry pages and CAL Fire’s website Additionally, it is encouraged that each household review their emergency preparedness and evacuation plan in the event of an actual emergency. A hard copy of this plan is available at our Member Services and Architectural Standards offices. Call our professional Forestry Department at 530-587-9432 with further questions.

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