About Schaffer's Mill


Schaffer's Mill was named after the "Father of Truckee," George Schaffer. Schaffer's Mill pays homage to Mr. Schaffer, his ideals and vision. The 475-acre, 400-homesite community is gated and offers a private golf course and lake club for its residents and members.

Open since 2008, the the golf course at Schaffer's Mill was recognized as the "#1 Best New Private Course in California" by GolfWeek magazine in 2008. The Johnny Miller and John Harbottle design weaves its way through the towering pines as if painted with an artist's brush, with two distinctly memorable nine-hole experiences. The Meadow nine ambles through firs, spruce and Ponderosas at the base of a ridge, while the Mountain nine showcases elevation changes of up to 400 feet, with magnificent 360° views of the Martis Valley, Lookout Mountain and the Carson Range. The par 71 course plays to over 7,000 yards and is considered by many as the finest golf course in the Tahoe and Truckee area.

Schaffer's Mill is a private Golf and Lake Club. Memberships are available to those living inside or outside of the community. A Schaffer's Mill Golf & Lake Club membership includes:

  • Access to the award winning John Harbottle and Johnny Miller golf course
  • Use of the North Village Clubhouse with fine dining, private locker rooms, resort-style pool and an expansive fitness facility
  • Use of the 48-foot club yacht on Lake Tahoe
  • A private Lake Club at Jake's on the Lake
  • Wintertime fun with Schaffer's Mill Base Camp at Northstar providing ski-in/ski-out convenience
  • Private club shuttle

The Schaffer's Mill community features home sites from the $300's, Mountain Lodges from the $900's and estate homes and luxury cabins from $1.2 million.

For more information on the Schaffer's Mill community and club, visit www.schaffersmill.com.


Truckee is a town rich with history. With origins as far back as 1844, Truckee has evolved into a bustling mountain town, with a quaint downtown full of charming shops and renowned restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts celebrate Truckee and its natural surroundings that allow people to enjoy both summer and winter sports. Biking, hiking, swimming and golfing are just a few of the summer activities at your front door, and with eight ski resorts within half an hour, it's no wonder National Geographic named Truckee one of the world's 25 top ski towns.

Located just 40 minutes from Reno, the town is in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, just west of the Nevada state line. Interstate 80, the major east-west, trans-Sierra highway, passes through the town on its way between the Bay Area and Nevada.

To learn more about all of the exciting elements that make Truckee so great, visit www.truckee.com.