The winos met in Tahoe for a long relaxing weekend at the lake. But no trip to North Shore Tahoe is complete without a stop in Truckee. We stop there every time, usually when we first arrive, for a nice relaxing lunch and libations before heading down to this lake. This time we ventured one block north of Donner Pass Rd, the main street, and stumbled upon some delightful new finds.
A jail on Jibboom Street – how cool is that! It is a museum now and, as they say, one of only a few surviving 19th century jailhouses of its kind in the West and one of the few remaining original buildings in Truckee. Did you catch that it is on Jibboom Street? The Truckee-Donner Historical Society states that: Life in early Truckee was never dull. Money was plentiful, saloons and gambling houses attracted desperados of all kinds. Gunfights in the streets occurred almost nightly, many of which were consequential to disputes that occurred along Jibboom Street’s red light district. Numerous accounts of violence were published in the Truckee Republican, many chronicling tales of Jibboom Street’s infamous ladies of the night whose names included “Carrie (Spring Chicken) Smith;” “La Belle Butler” and “Lotta Morton.”
After a quick stop at the Coffeebar Truckee we spotted The Pour House Wine Shop & Tasting , yes still on Jibboom Street! What a cool little place. The selection of wines from around the world is impressive, but the cheese and charcuterie options are also something to take a close look at. This is the perfect place to stop, taste some wines and then pick up a full basket of goodies for a picnic by the Truckee River or down by the lake. Yes you can pick up some box wine if you prefer.