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Truckee River Scenic Getaway - Riverfront Ski/Vacation/Fly Fishing

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,970 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Escape the traffic & crowds and enjoy the river views with a stay at Hirschdale on the Truckee just 10 minutes from historic downtown Truckee. Located on one of the best stretches of the Truckee River for year-round fly fishing, family recreation & relaxation. Comfortable solar-designed country home offers exceptional views of the Truckee River and Carson-Tahoe Mountain Range. Close to Boca & Stampede Reservoirs for fishing, kayaking & boating and the Little Truckee River for stream fly fishing. Wifi access, radiant floor heating, large sunny decks with horseshoe pit overlooking garden & river. Ideal for family vacations & weekend getaways, golf & fly fishing groups, short term ski rental, and out-of-state travelers to the Lake Tahoe area. 30 minutes to Reno-Tahoe International Airport with small convenience store and Interstate 80 freeway access just 1.5 miles from rental. Seasonal & weekly discounts given. SLEEPS 8 - LIMIT 8. NO PETS, NO SMOKING.

Truckee River fly fishing & charter guide services are available throughout the Truckee-Tahoe region. For expert Truckee River fly fishing guide who resides nearby, visit GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE online. Truckee River conditions are updated regularly.

If you've always stayed in town, try this location - it will not disappoint, the views are exceptional, the river at your door. Close to town for all services. Ski Tahoe in winter and float the river in the summer or golf nearby, play a game of horseshoes, watch the train go by, and view the many deer, geese &, ducks that frequent the area. Kids love exploring the river, adults love the quiet scenic location. A unique location to get away rarely found in the North Tahoe area.

TRAVEL INFORMATION: 10 minutes to downtown Truckee (freeway access 1.5 miles from the home), 15 minutes to Northstar Ski Resort, 20 minutes to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Donner Summit areas and Lake Tahoe. 25 minutes to downtown Reno, Nevada, 30 minutes to Reno - Tahoe International Airport.

FISHING INFORMATION: Located in Special Fishing Regulation Area. Consult Calif. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Freshwater Fishing Regulations for Regulation Boundaries & Special Take regulations governing the Truckee River. Other lakes & streams nearby for fishing are the Little Truckee River, Boca & Stampede Reservoirs, Prosser Reservoir, Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Pyramid Lake in the State of Nevada.


Two-story passive solar-designed home on large sunny lot overlooking river. Central LOPI wood stove and forced air system and ceiling fans. Open floor plan with attached solar greenhouse, country furnishings, 40" flat screen TV, DVD/CD player with surround sound system, Satellite TV with premium movie channels and outdoor speakers.


Fully equipped kitchen opens to dining room seating 8. Gas built in range, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, toaster & blender. Attached laundry room & pantry. Outdoor gas BBQ with easy access from the kitchen.


4 bedrooms - all upstairs. 2 bedrooms with Queen Beds, 1 bedroom with 2 Twin Beds, 2 bedrooms with Double Bed. Master bedroom has private bath. Large guest bathroom upstairs, 1/2 bath downstairs with radiant floor heating. 27" flat screen TV and CD/DVD player in upstairs twin-bed guest bedroom ideal for kids or singles.


Wraparound upper & lower decks view the river & Carson-Tahoe mountain range. Outdoor tables with umbrellas, chaise lounges and chairs. Shade lattice area on upper deck. Horseshoe pit below deck. Large landscaped garden & lawn. Access to river for fishing from the home.


WiFi access provided, modem in kitchen. No land line provided.


More Details

Duane & Diane Brunson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Duane & Diane Brunson

We moved to the Truckee-Tahoe area and fell in love with the scenic community of Hirschdale on the Truckee River. We reside next door to this rental and maintain the home for guest use. We have lived in the community for many years and love the area. We enjoy travel, boating & fishing, gardening and the outdoors.

Duane & Diane Brunson purchased this house in 1984

Why Duane & Diane Brunson chose Truckee

We have always desired to live by the Truckee River. The community here is small, rural, and quiet. We enjoy offering our river home to others. You are close to historic Town of Truckee, recreation & services yet feels worlds away from the crowds.

What makes this house unique

If you love the outdoors, this location is ideal. The river offers you year-round premium fly fishing & family recreation while town is just a short drive away. Many biking and hiking trails close by and the nearby reservoirs of Boca & Stampede offer boating & fishing, swimming & kayaking. Whatever you like to do, you can relax, unwind, and enjoy yourself here!


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1970 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath - master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , located downstairs with radiant floor heating
  • Private bathroom in Master bedroom. Large central bathroom upstairs, 1/2 bath downstairs with radiant heated flooring.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms located upstairs. Stairs have handrails to upstairs for elders. Additional flat screen TV and DVD player located in twin bedroom upstairs is ideal for kids & singles.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This rental has an exceptional 'park & stay' appeal. You can relax and entertain friends & family, walk along the river, float the river in summer on tubes or take the family on a commercial rafting trip from Boca to Floriston. Ski Tahoe in winter and visit nearby Donner Lake & Lake Tahoe. Reno, Nevada is just a short drive away for headliner entertainment, restaurants & gambling casinos, museums & planetarium, antique & pawn shops, UNR football & Reno Aces baseball games, and golf courses. Year round fly fishing at your door or try the Little Truckee River nearby. Our close location to Reno-Tahoe Airport for visiting family & friends rounds out a great family vacation or weekend getaway. A great place to do it all!


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average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had fun with friends. Saw deer and fawns on the river bar. Nice stretch to do some fly fishing. Comfortable, homey accomadatiins.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. As summer starts to wind down, the fly fishing should continue to be good from all reports we have gotten up until the snow comes. Glad you were able to fish the Truckee and enjoy our vacation home with friends.
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Totally loved it!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful view from your windows, this is the place you are looking for.

It has a gorgeous view from the Truckee River and part of the mountain; we stay the last New Years weekend, and it was a very comfortable house to stay, you really don’t need to bring anything but your own beauty supplies and food. The house has everything you need. It’s like you really are in home!

Everything was perfect and clean!

It’s most beautiful than the photos.

We loved to stay in this house.

And my family and I are very thankful with the owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! It is so nice to hear from our guests that they felt right at home and enjoyed the river views. We try to provide a comfortable "home away from home" feeling at our rental and your comments are very much appreciated. Hope to see you back again soon!
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Wonderful extended weekend was enjoyed by all especially the spectacular view.

  • 4 of 5

This home is very comfortable. The outside living is beautiful and welcoming. We really liked the close proximity to the river. Never was there a dull moment while watching the folks on the river, the fisherman and the wildlife. And the owners were always helpful with any need - nice to have them nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful river views and clean home

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Truckee. The home was a good size for our family. It was a little outdated but very clean. We enjoyed the porch and fly fishing in the river out front. The owners were helpful with any questions we had. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You certainly can't beat Truckee for the many outdoor choices available for family fun in summer. Hope you can plan a winter visit in the future and enjoy the great skiing that Tahoe is famous for too. Thanks!
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Lake Stevens, WA

Beautiful home, amazing scenery, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Visited the area to attend Hot August Nights in Reno. This beautiful property was only 25 minutes from Reno, but felt like a world away. Me, my husband and two 20-something daughters loved every minute of our stay. Relaxing and enchanting. Planning to make this an annual tradition =D

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Both Reno and the Tahoe area offer many vacation choices for travelers with special events planned year round. We are glad you found our location ideal for your stay. Hope to see you next year!
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Peaceful home by the truckee river

  • 5 of 5

We visited lake Tahoe a few years ago as tourist. This time we wanted a quite place for family vacation. This house is exactly what we had hoped for. It is very homey. From the deck, we can see the river bend and the fisher men. We go down to the rivers all the time. We did drive to lake Tahoe to visit D. L. Bliss state park and Emerald bay, but it is the home that make the vacation special. Duane and Diane have been very helpful too, we look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With the many choices travelers have for accommodations when visiting the Lake Tahoe area, it is nice to hear our home provided a comfortable and relaxing stay for your family. The four seasons on the Truckee River each offer a different experience for our guests and we hope you can return to California to enjoy the special beauty of Tahoe again. Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America & Moody's - Downtown Truckee
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Old Greenwood 18 hole, Ponderosa 9 hole
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak Train Station - Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 80-East to Truckee, West to Reno, NV
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Commerical Row in Truckee
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Northstar Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Historic downtown Truckee is known for its quaint shops & restaurants, and many recreation choices. For year round family recreation, the Truckee Donner Rec & Park District Recreation Center offers drop-in fitness classes, indoor pickleball & basketball courts, 10 lane lap & rec swimming pool with separate warm water therapy & toddler wading pools. A new outdoor Ice Skating Rink has opened at Truckee River Regional Park on Hwy. 267 1/2 mile south of downtown Truckee. For a look into Truckee's colorful history, plan a visit to the Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce housing the Amtrak train station, the Railroad Museum, the Old Truckee Jail and Donner Memorial State Park & Museum. Summer events include Farmer's Markets, free outdoor music concerts at Regional Park on Wednesday nights and "Truckee Thursdays" where you stroll the downtown streets of Truckee and enjoy local arts & crafts, food & music. The 4th of July Parade & Truckee Fire District Pancake Breakfast are popular annual events. Kayak, jet ski, & paddleboard rentals are available nearby as well as equestrian rides in summer. Enjoy the sandy beaches of Lake Tahoe and boating & dining excursions on the lake. Hot Air Balloon rides and Glider rides in Truckee offer magnificent views of the region. Hike or bike around Lake Tahoe and at nearby Boca and Stampede Reservoirs. Popular mountain climbing areas are on Old Highway 40 at Donner Summit. A virtual playground all year around. Whatever you like to do, chances are the Truckee-Tahoe area provides it. Visit the State of Nevada, just 25 minutes away, for headliner concert shows, dining & casino gambling, museums & planetarium, antique stores and more. The "old west" silver mining town of Virginia City south of Reno is a great family day trip worth taking with scenic train rides. Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers exceptional travel convenience to our location for visiting friends & family - you can't beat that!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change at any time. All Terms & Conditions of Rental Agreement provided are agreed to when completing the online booking reservation.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.