Great Getaways Schaffers Mill - NBC Bay Area

Great Getaways has brought the Mulligan family to some incredible resorts in amazing destinations all over the world. This time, however, this episode is actually in a home. Schaffer's Mill is a gorgeous, new residential community on the outskirts of Truckee, California, just minutes from a natural treasure, Lake Tahoe. The lift that comes with living here is what makes this one of the most beautiful and entertaining episodes yet. Enjoy Great Getaways, Schaffer's Mill, Lake Tahoe!


Situated on almost 500 acres of the loveliest land in the Sierra, Schaffer’s Mill is named for George Schaffer, often called the “Father of Truckee.” His original Mill, located here, produced much or the lumber that built an emerging San Francisco. The trees have since returned, making this location, between the rustic mountain town and the jewel of Tahoe, ideal for family living.


Just minutes from Schaffer’s Mill’ opulent gate is Lake Tahoe, the glimmering blue jewel of the Sierra. This magnificent body of pure mountain water is meant to be enjoyed, and what better way to do just that? Ownership at Schaffer’s Mill comes with many great perks, but none as exhilarating as access to this private yacht, the No Brainer. There’s no need to haul a boat or maintain your own when this magnificent, 46-foot Sunseeker is only a phone call away and arranged entirely by our concierge.



Great Getaways has taken viewers all over the world to many of our planet’s most beautiful destinations. But Dave, our show host, feels very strongly the golf course at Schaffer’s Mill may be the prettiest he’s ever seen. Designed by golf legend Johnny Miller and partner John Harbottle, this mountain track will draw you in with its beauty and allure, but challenge you along the way with a par of 71.



Snow in the Sierra is what draws many people to this mountain playland. Northstar is just a snowball’s throw from the sprawling acreage of Schaffer’s Mill, and a private shuttle stands by to bring you there. Or, visit any other of the 18 world class winter resorts in and around the lake Tahoe basin. And après ski, or après anything at all, head just down the street to historic downtown Truckee. The eclectic shopping options are almost as vast as those for dining and nightlife.



This concludes Great Getaways, Schaffer's Mill. Join us next time!