Historic Star Hotel to once again shine
October 12, 2007
One of downtown Truckee’s historic hotels could be restored to its former glory by the end of next summer.
The Star Hotel, located on West River Street, will undergo restoration efforts starting this winter, eventually opening with retail, residential, and office space. Once final details are approved, owners Claudia Tatum and David Vaille will begin interior and exterior work modeled off of circa-1880 photos of the old hotel.
“Historic restorations are always more challenging, but it’s also always a lot of fun to get to excel at the things that matter as a tradesman,” said Vaille, the contractor and half owner of the project, who has done six other historic restorations in Truckee in the past. “It’s why I love living in Truckee.”
With interior work beginning this winter, an exterior work by next spring, Vaille said he hopes the building will be operating by next August.
Once operational, the Hotel will include a small retail space in front, a couple of two bedroom apartments in back, and offices for both Tatum Enterprises and Vaille Construction upstairs, Vaille said.