Schaffer’s Mill

This gated community is renowned for its scenic landscapes and family-friendly atmosphere, offering an ideal balance of privacy and community engagement.

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A golfer's paradise with picturesque mountain views

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Schaffer's Mill in Truckee stands as a beacon of luxury living, harmoniously blending a golf and social club-centric lifestyle with the serene beauty of the Carson Range. This gated community is renowned for its scenic landscapes and family-friendly atmosphere, offering an ideal balance of privacy and community engagement. With its convenient access to Downtown Truckee, Schaffer's Mill is a haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life without sacrificing the charm of mountain living.

Residents of Schaffer's Mill enjoy the unique privilege of having a dedicated "clubhouse" in The Village at Northstar, complete with a shuttle service, enhancing the exclusive experience of living in this prestigious neighborhood. The area is celebrated for its spectacular views and access to a range of amenities, making it a perfect retreat for families, golf enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a luxurious, active lifestyle.

What to Love

  • A golfer's dream with beautiful courses and facilities
  • Ideal for families with a range of activities and amenities
  • Breathtaking views of the Carson Range and surrounding landscapes
  • A private clubhouse in The Village at Northstar
  • Easy access to the charm and amenities of Downtown Truckee

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle at Schaffer's Mill is characterized by its blend of leisure and active living. With short-term rentals allowed, the community is both welcoming and vibrant, attracting a diverse group of residents and visitors. The neighborhood's amenities, including the golf course and the exclusive clubhouse, provide residents with an unparalleled living experience. Families here enjoy biking to Downtown Truckee, engaging in various outdoor activities, and partaking in the social events that the club-centric environment fosters.

Dining and Entertainment

Within the gates of Schaffer's Mill, The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill restaurant stands as a culinary highlight, offering exclusive dining experiences to residents during peak months and opening to the public in the off-season. Its menu features a range of exquisite dishes that cater to all tastes, making it a popular spot for both casual and fine dining.

Nearby, Drunken Monkey and 50/50 Brewery offer additional dining options, each with its unique charm and flavors. For those seeking casual fare, Raley's O-N-E Market’s deli is known for its fabulous delicacies, providing a perfect stop for a quick and delicious meal.

Things to Do

Golf enthusiasts find their haven within Schaffer's Mill, with its beautiful golf course offering a perfect blend of challenge and scenic beauty. The course is not just a place for sport; it’s a community gathering spot where residents connect and share their passion for golf.

Additionally, the community's proximity to music events in the park and other local festivities ensures that residents are never far from cultural and social activities. These events offer opportunities to mingle, relax, and enjoy the vibrant spirit of the Truckee community.


The community caters to families with educational needs through access to Tahoe Expeditionary Academy (TEA), known for its innovative and experiential learning approach. TEA's proximity makes Schaffer's Mill a desirable location for families seeking quality education within a nurturing environment.

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