Welcome to the Tahoe Star Hotel – the heart, soul, and history of Truckee and northern Lake Tahoe area. Built in the 1870s by early settler and timberman George Schaffer, the hotel originally housed his family, then later it became lodging for his mill workers. Feel the spirit of the early emigrants, explorers, and lumberjacks with a stay at “The Star” for your romantic retreat or fun-filled family getaway!