The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill

Located in the heart of the Pinyon Pine-Juniper woodland area of the Sierra Nevada’s, elevated at 5,817 feet in the town of Truckee, resides The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill. Heritage, history, and respect for those lumberjacks who came before is at the core of Schaffer’s Mill. Within that group, no one is more revered than the sawyer, an occupational term referring to someone who cuts and works with wood. With food true to the land and served by real Truckee people, The Sawyer is the perfect name for the final, most awaited addition to Schaffer’s Mill.

Embracing the surrounding views, The Sawyer is centered around an amazing indoor and outdoor bar with views of Lookout Mountain and the golf course. The restaurant features a locally crafted all-day menu with selections of shareable, freshly-prepared salads, generous sandwiches, and delicious entrees, all complemented by chef’s special features.

OpenTable Diners' Choice Award 2024 OpenTable Diners' Choice Award 2022 OpenTable Diners' Choice Award 2021 OpenTable Diners' Choice Award 2020

The Sawyer has received awesome accolades, including OpenTable 2024 Diners’ Choice awards for “Best Outdoor Dining,” “Best Scenic View,” “Best Healthy Cuisine,” “Best American Cuisine,” “Kid Friendly” and many more for the Tahoe and Reno area.

Please note that while we experience high business volumes this time of year, reservations are required for any non-members of the Schaffer’s Mill community. Thank you!

DAILY HAPPY HOUR | 2PM-5PM (Apps & Drinks)

Other Spaces

Private Dining Suite

A truly exclusive experience that can accommodate various special occasions, small meetings, or private anniversary celebrations. Call 530.214.7385.

By Request

Peg's Poolside

Enjoy delicious breakfast and lunch fare and refreshing drinks, poolside on a chaise lounge, or in the shade with a great book.


The Whipsaw

Located at the 10th hole of the golf course, The Whipsaw is the perfect place to stop in for your on-the-go snacks or beverages after the front 9.

DAILY | 10:30AM-3:30PM
  • “ Had dinner with a big group, we tried a LOT of items. Burger is killer. Pasta was amazing. Beautiful setting, waitstaff enthusiastic and friendly. ”

    Yelp, 5-Star Review

  • “ Cocktails on their patio were superb with an absolutely beautiful view. We can't wait to go back! ”

    OpenTable, 5-Star Review

  • “ Great experience! Can’t say enough about The Sawyer! When you walk in you are blown away with the ambiance! ”

    OpenTable, 5-Star Review

  • “ The service was spectacular, the food was fantastic & the views were wonderful. We will definitely go back here again! ”

    OpenTable, 5-Star Review

  • “ We were staying at Northstar and ventured to the Sawyer. The food was really good, it is a better value than in the village, and it is a beautiful restaurant! ”

    OpenTable, 5-Star Review


9055 Heartwood Drive
Truckee, CA 96161

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Phone: 530.214.7385