At Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar, fine dining, comfort and camaraderie join to create a truly matchless Sierra dining experience. Spirited tales of mountain adventure continue to echo within one of the nation’s oldest ski lodges, which was hand built from salvaged railroad ties in 1928. Revel in unmatched views of downtown Truckee and the surrounding Sierra from the vast Dining Room and expansive Deck. One of the best Truckee Restaurants. Cottonwood has it all; a vibrant heritage, a lively music scene, a full bar, and an adventurous menu.