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Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Fly Fishing Retreat, Skiing

Riaz Finnemore

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Riaz Finnemore

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015
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Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Fly Fishing Retreat, Skiing

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, River & Mountain Views (Sleeps 8-12)

The Truckee River House is a riverfront retreat on the Truckee River, a blue ribbon fishery, and there are several other great fisheries nearby. The house is about 5 miles from Historic downtown Truckee, close to the best ski resorts, and many beautiful natural places including Lake Tahoe. Reno Tahoe International Airport is just 30 minutes away.


NOTE: Rates quoted are for the whole house which is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2600 square feet, and sleeps up to 12 people on beds. If you have a smaller group please inquire about renting the upstairs only. NOTE - the upstairs option is only available during the off season, holidays excluded. The upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8 maximum, and is approximately 1600 square feet. Fees for renting the upstairs only are at the bottom of this section. If you would like a quote which includes all the fees please inquire. Please note, priority will be given to inquiries for the whole house.


Cozy river front home with beautiful sweeping views of the Truckee River and mountains. A hidden gem in a secluded and serene neighborhood. The house has recently been remodeled with modern mountain style finishes and furnishings, and is fully equipped with everything you should need to relax and enjoy the mountains. Some of the best fly fishing water that the Truckee River has to offer is right in our backyard, and the river can now be fished year round. There are several other good fisheries nearby including the Little Truckee River, Boca Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, Prosser Reservoir, Donner Lake, and Pyramid Lake for large Lahontan Cutthroat. Fly fishing, Skiing, Paddling, Swimming, Biking, Hiking, and more, all right outside our door.

UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS: sleeps 8 people. 3 Bedrooms: one king and two queens, plus bunk beds. 2 Bathrooms: whirlpool bath and shower in master bedroom, shower in guest bathroom. This level is perfect for 3 couples, a romantic spacious getaway for two, ideal for families with kids, and group retreats.

UPSTAIRS KITCHEN: Full gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, all new stainless steel appliances including: gas 5 burner stove top with griddle, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, oven, and microwave. Lots of pots and pans, cooking utensils, and small appliances such as toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, mixer, blender, slow cooker, and more...

UPSTAIRS LIVING ROOM: 40” flat screen TV, deluxe cable package with DVR, Stereo CD player, leather sofa and recliner plus a sectional sofa for lounging in front of the fire (2 day beds). AMAZING VIEWS of the Truckee River and mountains.

UPSTAIRS DINING AREA: connected and open to the living room and kitchen, large rustic table with benches seats eight comfortably, views of the Truckee River and mountains.

UPSTAIRS DEN: original rock fireplace from the 1890's with a daybed, rocking chair, and work desk with chair.

UPSTAIRS DECK: a large wood deck added in 2005, with amazing views of the river and mountains. There is a dining table with umbrella with seating for 6, plus 4 lounge chairs. The deck is gated - good for keeping small children and dogs contained. Because the house is built into the hillside, the back deck is on the 2nd story with stairs down to the back yard.

FRONT ENTRY: Remodel completed in March 2013, heated concrete steps from the driveway to the front door so you don't have to shovel snow. Covered metal grate bridge, and covered patio with seating and firewood storage. Moss covered granite boulders and native plants are spread through the natural landscape. Chunky wood post and beam construction with concrete and metal work update this attractive new addition.

DOWNSTAIRS LEVEL - RENOVATION COMPLETED MARCH 2013. New amenities downstairs include 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, with beds for 4 people (2 on a king bed in the bedroom, and 2 on twin XL day beds in the living room). The bathroom is all new with a 2 person shower and heated concrete floor. There is a big open living room with views of the river and mountains, a new fireplace, bar / kitchenette with seating for 4, a sectional sofa in front of a rock fireplace with a 46” flat screen TV, deluxe cable package and DVR. A very nice new full size pool table completes this large open living room. All new furnishings throughout!!!

OTHER AMENITIES: New forced air heat, and endless hot water supply (tankless) so everyone can have a hot shower or soak in the whirlpool bath after a day of skiing. Washer and dryer, local phone service, and high-speed wireless internet.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Nearby amenities in Truckee 5 miles away. Ski areas Northstar 15 miles away, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows 20 miles away. Nevada State line is 10 miles, downtown Reno is 20 miles, Reno International Airport 25 miles.



Note - this is a special offer for Spring & Fall only, holidays are excluded.

225/nt weekdays

275/nt weekends



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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Riaz Finnemore (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Riaz Finnemore

We are avid skiers, hikers, bikers, paddlers, and fly fishers. We love escaping from the city to our home in the mountains to enjoy some peace and quiet and the great outdoors. We invite you to stay at our place and we will try and provide you with everything you need to have a great vacation!

Riaz Finnemore purchased this house in 2002

Why Riaz Finnemore chose Truckee

We spotted this hidden gem of a house while fly fishing the Truckee river. It's in a great location with easy access from the bay area or the Reno airport. The neighborhood is small, secluded and quiet, and right outside the door we enjoy nature and all of our favorite activities - no car required!

What makes this house unique

Aside from the obvious benefit of having the Truckee River right in our back yard, there is a really nice fire road just 100 yards from our front door which you can walk, run, bike, and sometimes even cross country ski! It goes along the river for a few miles and provides access to different spots on the river as well as some great views! We also have Boca Reservoir just a couple miles up the road which has boating, fishing, swimming, camping, biking, etc. If you are into biking, there are lots of good roads and mountain bike trails right outside the door. Paddlers tend to put in near our house because a couple miles down stream are the best rapids on the Truckee. Fishing is also best on our section of the river as we benefit from additional water from Boca Reservoir and other feeder rivers. If you want to be the first one or last one on the river, nothing beats staying on the river! If you enjoy skiing then you will enjoy missing all the traffic going to the Lake as we have the reverse commute, and we are also closer to I80 when you want to head home! If you enjoy quiet and nature then this is the place, there is plenty of wildlife just outside the door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at your Truckee River House was great. Very different from our usual family vacation (we usually go to a lake). There is more than enough

to keep any family entertained. The pool table was a big success and the large area to play family games was also great. Lots of walks, watching

deer and other little creatures. We also did the river rafting and a tour of the Tahoe area. The house was more than accommodating for 12 people and we enjoyed the patio and outside area. Would be a great place in the winter also. Thanks again for the use for your home.
Jul 2013
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Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Fly Fishing Retreat, Skiing
average rating of 4.903226 based on 32 reviews

Perfect Sierra Home

  • 5 of 5

We skied in the morning, fished in the afternoon, then enjoyed the sunset on the hills. Great trip. Perfect location and the owner was great to work with. This was our 2nd stay, looking forward to a 3rd.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You summed up the Spring experience, which for me is the perfect vacation. Glad you enjoyed it, hope to have you back again, and thanks for the great review.

Fish finatic

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at your home! The house is very comfortable and in an ideal location if you like to fly fish! There are a couple of nice, trout filled pools just steps away from the deck. Will definately come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! I'm glad you found fish, there are plenty of them in there, but Truckee River trout can be hard to catch and and land, wild fish fight hard! Come back any time.

Monk r

  • 5 of 5

Three families enjoyed this beautiful river house for a fantastic weekend filled with snow! The views are amazing! The house is well equipped and had plenty of room for everyone to hang out, cook and sleep. The downstairs is great and a perfect place for both kids and adults to hang out. The outside covered patio was a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. The owner is very responsive and easy to work with. We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Ski resorts reported 30" of new snow last week, the skiing is great and the warm weather we are getting early this year is so nice for all outdoor activities, including fishing, come on back and thanks again!!
Pleasant Hill, Ca

Christmas family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I go to the Truckee/Tahoe area for the Christmas holiday quite often. This house is by far, the best home we have ever stayed in. It is located a short drive from downtown Truckee and right on the river. The views are phenomenal! The kitchen is well stocked and very spacious, the furniture is very comfortable without being ostentatious. Everyone in my party commented about how comfortable the beds were. The only thing that we thought could be upgraded would be the TV System upstairs, so one could play a DVD or connect to Netflix. Thanks Riaz for being so responsive and attentive!

Tony L

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, I'm really happy to hear it's the best vacation home you've found in Truckee! Both the upper and lower living room TVs have a full cable package (movie channels, sports, etc.). All the movies are available on demand, and both cable boxes have DVRs so you can record programs for viewing any time. The downstairs TV does have Netflix and a DVD player, the upstairs TV will be getting those soon. Thanks again!

Late October Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular vacation home. We came planning to fish and hike. Even though it rained and snowed during our visit, we were able to enjoy the outdoors because of the very protected location along the river. There is also a great kitchen, plenty of space for cozy reading and a pool table for group fun. The house is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. The views from the house make it a great place to cozy up, have a fire and watch the snow fall on the mountains and river. But fall is also a great time to fish, some of my most successful days have been fishing the Truckee River in the rain and snow. The reasons are the weather keeps many people inside so the fish get less pressure from anglers, and the fish seem less cautious in overcast conditions, which makes for better fishing. The Truckee is open to fishing all year on the lower stretch where my house is located, so come on out and fish any time!
twain harte CA

fly fishing retreat

  • 5 of 5

for my 70th birthday a group of 4 avid fly fisherman used the upstairs only for a couple of nights - great house for access to fishing the truckee and using the gourmet kitchen to prepare filet mignon, lamb, full breakfasts and perhaps a bottle or 3 of fine wines.

comfortable sleeping arrangements, big dining table, all in all a nice house, and the owner, being a fly fishermen himself, gave us nice discounts. thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a memorable time, enjoyed the house, and got into some fish on dry flies downstream. Fishing in the fall with the colors changing, mild temperatures, and no crowds to contend with is really nice. I offer a fall discount because I typically get fewer bookings, but it's one of the best times to visit and fish. I hope you'll be back again.


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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno / Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Old Greenwood
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Truckee Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
old town Truckee
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Truckee River
Car: recommended

Fly fishing, Kayaking & Rafting, Mountain & Road Biking, Snowshoeing, Hiking all right outside the door!


Rates & Availability

From $285 Per night

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Discount
Apr 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall Discount
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
Xmas week 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years week 2015
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $40
cleaning $240
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates above are for the whole house (as are automated quotes). If you are interested in the upstairs only (fall & spring) the fees are less, your quote will be adjusted. Pet fees are $20 per night up to a max of $100, this will be adjusted on your quote. Winter Holiday weeks generally run from weekend to weekend, please inquire. Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner. Thanks!

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Remodelled 2013, 2 person shower, heated floor
    Upstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 full bathrooms, endless hot water from our tankless system
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Front Geust Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed
    Rear Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , new remodel 2013
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (2) pack and play for infant / toddler
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
New Lower Level Remodel 2013, Forced air heating, Endless Hot Water, Infant/Toddler/Kids Gear - pack n play, high chair, BOB off road jogger, sleds, toys; books

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