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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Community Workshop, Aug. 4



Join the Truckee Chamber next Tuesday to provide your input on how we should develop our Truckee brand to drive visitation, year-round residents and business growth that aligns with our values to diversify our economy.

“It is essential that the brand process includes the Truckee community; from locals who work and own businesses here, to part-time residents and visitors,” said Colleen Dalton, Truckee Chamber board member. “We encourage everyone to attend and bring your friends, neighbors, co-workers to this fun, informational and interactive workshop.”

When: Aug. 4
Place: Truckee Town Hall at 10183 Truckee Airport Road
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

For further details and information, visit the Truckee Chamber.

July 30, 2015

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Sierra Crest 30k/50k Ultra Run, Aug. 8



If you are out on the Tahoe Donner trails early on Saturday, August 8 you may be lucky enough to see some of the nation’s most talented ultra runners. As participants in the inaugural Sierra Crest Ultra Run, they will be taking on the challenge of running 30-kilometer or 50-kilometer courses on some of the best single tracks with spectacular scenic views in the area.

Both the 30-kilometer (18.64 miles) and the 50-kilometer (30.07 miles) races start at Alder Creek Adventure Center and finish at Auburn Ski Club’s Training Center on Boreal Ridge Road at the top of Donner Summit.

The 30-kilometer course climbs up to the Drifter Ridge before joining the Donner Lake Rim Trail past Summit Lake and Castle Peak and crossing under the freeway to finish at Auburn Ski Club’s Training Center — that’s 3,493 feet of climbing. The 50-kilometer race drops into the Euer Valley before climbing up to the Drifter Ridge — a challenging 4,660 feet of climbing.

The first overall man and woman of the 50k will each receive “spike runners,” handcrafted sculptures by local artist Pat Blide, using salvaged railroad spikes. Additionally first, second, and third place men and women in both races will receive gift certificates from Tahoe Mountain Sports. All race finishers will receive a commemorative mason jar mug plus raffle tickets for a chance to win some great prizes.

Organizers expect this event to grow each year to become a fundraiser to help the junior biathlon programs at Auburn Ski Club, a 501(c)3 committed to encouraging lifetime participation in snowsports.

Race sponsors include Tahoe Donner Association, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Salomon, Hammer Nutrition, The Brewing Lair, Truckee Donner Land Trust, and Tahoe National Forest.

Registration is open through Thursday, August 6. Volunteers are needed to help with the five aid stations along the course to keep runners fueled and hydrated. Please contact sjones@tahoedonner.com if you can help.

For more information, visit sierracrest50k.org.

July 30, 2015

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Tahoe Donner Giving Fund Dining Event, Aug. 3



Gather your friends and family, enjoy the casual atmosphere of Pizza on the Hill, have a terrific meal, and support the greater Truckee community through the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund.

Just say, “I’m dining for the Giving Fund,” when ordering an eat-in meal from the dinner menu at Pizza on the Hill at the Northwoods Clubhouse between the hours of 3 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 3, and 15% of the sales from your eat-in order will benefit the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund.

Questions? Email tdgf@tahoedonner.com for more info.

July 24, 2015

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Mountain Bliss Womens Weekend at Tahoe Donner



A Weekend For Women

Signup Deadline Sunday, Aug. 2

Mountain Bliss Women’s Weekend comes to Tahoe Donner the weekend of Aug. 7 – 9. Formerly the Women’s Sports Camp, this new camp format opens up outdoor activities from beginners to intermediate women seeking a stronger skill set in their activity of choice and the opportunity to be inspired and motivated.

“There’s no shortage of activities for ladies to choose from,” said Inger Norman, event founder and director. “I have been running similar camps for the past four summers and there’s something very special about women challenging themselves and learning in a non-intimidating environment. And while we bring in highly regarded instructors and local outfitters to help deliver a great experience, the magic is really in the laughter and stories that women bring with them to camp.”

Mountain Bliss Women’s Weekend offers a variety of packages labeled by one “main” activity. For instance, the Stand-Up Paddling a Water Relay package starts with a sunrise hike, continental breakfast, followed by the stand-up paddling and water relay held at Waterman’s Landing on Lake Tahoe. Afterwards, ladies will make their way back to Northwoods Clubhouse to consume a healthy lunch. Once there, they’ll choose from a selection of afternoon inspirational lectures and activities. Later in afternoon is a women’s expo to include local artisans, wine tasting, slack lining, chair massages, and more. The evening will include a Farm to Table dinner, women’s adventure films and s’mores around the fire pits.

Various packages offer other activities such as yoga, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, SUP Yoga. The event will also include a 5-kilometer trail run that can be registered a la carte for those that can’t get away for the whole day or weekend. Sunday morning will play host to a road cycling tour with a choice of either 35 or 50 supported miles.

“Mountain Bliss Weekend encompasses my idea of the ultimate, fun weekend for women. I really hope ladies will call up their girlfriends, sister, mom, whomever they want to spend more time with – and join us for a dynamic and inspirational weekend!”

For more information visit mountainblissweekend.com.

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July 21, 2015

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