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Stay in the heart of Downtown Truckee $125/nt/Read guest comments/WiFi

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cozy studio with 2 double beds, full Bath, sleeps 2-4

Our old Railroad Bunkhouse (circa 1870s) in historic downtown Truckee, is still a work in progress.

Downstairs is the Huddle-Up/sleeper studio; quaint and cozy. There are two double beds; a Murphy bed and the 'Huddle up' (named by our granddaughter), both with fresh linens, and down comforters. The full bathroom has an antique footed tub with shower.

The kitchenette is perfect for simple fare. A coffee pot, microwave, toaster oven and refrigerator (no stove) compliment this galley-type kitchen. TV, DVD/VCR, WiFi. Parking and snow removal provided.

The location is excellent for those who are looking to enjoy the shops, art studios, wine tasting and restaurants in historic downtown Truckee. We are located in the old Brickelltown neighborhood, across from the railroad, just a 3-minute walk to Commercial Row and the AMTRAK station. Nordic and downhill ski resorts including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Tahoe Donner, Donner Ski Ranch, Boreal and Sugar Bowl are a short drive. Donner Lake, the Truckee River, Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe National Forest offer abundant recreation alternatives in close proximity.

We have lived here for over 30 years, on site, upstairs. If you have any questions please ask us. We look forward to your inquiries. Val and Buff/ Railroad Bunkhouse/The Huddle Up

Keywords: Historic 1870's home, still under reconstruction with modern attached Studio rental.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Val Kelly and Buff Cano
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Val Kelly and Buff Cano

Val works in health care, Buffalo is a carpenter, designer and great cook. We've lived in this house over 35 years, raised our children and grandchildren here and are lucky to have a very large extended family. We like meeting people, like to travel when we can, and hope to one day finish 'this old house'. Buff grew up in Southern California but found Truckee to be more his style after a trip to the Sierra. Val, originally from Michigan, lived in New Mexico before moving to Truckee.

Val Kelly and Buff Cano purchased this studio in 1985

Why Val Kelly and Buff Cano chose Truckee

Living in downtown Truckee has been wonderful. The heart of the town, the history and the community all combine to make this a great place to call home. Weather can be hard to manage with feet of snow, chilling temps and long storms, but the sun shines most of the time.

What makes this studio unique

We can walk anywhere we need to be. The town has grown around us but we still feel the comfort of a tight knit, warm community. There are interesting and talented people all around, as you will see. Truckee is unique in many ways and there are still areas unexplored.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Easy downtown access, very comfortable. We'll be returning.
Jun 2015
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Stay in the heart of Downtown Truckee $125/nt/Read guest comments/WiFi
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews

unique comfy historical

  • 5 of 5

magical moments with nature sports restaurants 13 mexican restaurants great music choices the trains are out of a movie old buildings great hospital with wonderful nurses. the beautiful lakes of donner and lake tahoe and its wonderful people i love this place great fun every day the apartment was well appointed and very well placed for getting to and fro super comfortable friendly Val and Buff are the greatest hosts you have to love this apartment Downtown Truckee

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truckee always shines!
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Pleasanton, CA

Great time.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at Val's and Buff's studio rental. Great location which enabled us to spend time in downtown Truckee without having to drive anywhere.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitefish, Montana

Wonderful little apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. In town for a lacrosse tournament played around Truckee, staying right downtown was a great decision. Throughout the day there is a line of cars creeping through town, looking desperately for parking, and we had our reserved spot a block away from everywhere we wanted to go. The apartment itself was perfect for my daughter and I, she stayed in the built in bunk just off the kitchen, I stayed in the pull down bed behind the faux fire place. The kitchen was just big enough to make the meals and snacks we needed between games, and having a fridge is also really handy. Val & Buff were super accommodating, even delivering cookies on Father's day, and mailing home a shirt that we forgot.

The only problem some might have is the proximity to the trains, as they go by at random times of the day and night and are just across the street. We come from a railroad town in Montana, so this wasn't a problem for us.

One of our favorite parts of the stay was walking down to the other side of the village and renting bikes to ride on the Legacy Trail. If I had it to do over I would have rented a bike for our full stay in Truckee and ridden every day.

Many of the other families from our Lacrosse team stayed in Reno, Carson City or Tahoe City, and I would highly recommend staying in Truckee for a tournament such as this. We never really needed to drive anywhere, and it made the stay a lot more enjoyable. Thank you Val & Buff!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you'll come back again! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Val and Buff
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Perfect Location. Amazing Hosts.

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be close to Downtown Truckee there is not a better location. Literally a block to all the action. The only thing that beats the location are the hosts. Val and Buff were awesome. They were always available but only if you wanted them to be. Otherwise - they let you do your thing.

The Huddle Up is cozy but has absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again. Just give us a call when you want to plan a visit. Val and Buff
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Perfect for our ski weekend

  • 5 of 5

When my husband and I started to plan a ski weekend with our boys, we crossed our fingers that the Huddle Up was available. We stayed here a few years ago and we were delighted with its location and charm. Val and Buff's little studio is perfectly sized with a main room with a Murphy bed, a galley kitchen to prepare breakfast and make lunches to take to the ski resort, and the Huddle Up loft bed that my boys claim the minute we arrive. The Huddle Up is conveniently located in old town Truckee and ski resorts are an easy drive away. Our second stay at the Huddle Up was just as wonderful as the first and we'll be returning again - hopefully soon! Thank you Val and Buff!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to your return. The kids looked like they had a good time! Val and Buff
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Pleasant place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Biggest plus: literally doors down from good restaurants and Tahoe Dave's. Interesting books in the unit and more movies than you can shake a stick at! We walked to dinner at pizza bar which was very good . The place isn't fancy, but cozy, comfortable, clean, pleasant and has everything you need. Some fun & cute decor. Nice bathroom towels, decent bedding. Nice owners too, care about your stay, and very thoughtful based on extras found in the unit. Agree with all the other reviews. The only drawback for me was night noise : trains, occasional road, creaky floors above the unit-but I'm a sensitive sleeper even with ear plugs in. Didn't phase my husband or kids... Loft sleeping area is fun with its own TV/DVD VHS player- great for kids, suitable for people under 5'10". We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Amtrak is across the street
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake, West End Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Truckee River
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Jail
Nearest Point of Interest
Rocking Stone
Car: recommended

This is Truckee! There is always something going on here. Poetry readings at Coffee Bar, weekly workshops at Atelier Truckee, music at Moody's, Bar of America and Dark Horse Coffee House, historical tours and a mini railroad museum. In the summer there are free concerts every Wednesday evening at the park. You'll be within walking distance of experiences you will always remember.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 20 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 6 2017 - Sep 4 2017
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Downtown Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub w/shower, fresh towels.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bunk Area - 1 double , 1 murphy bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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