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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,970 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Escape the crowds with a stay on the Truckee River. Comfortable family-friendly home is located on one of the best stretches of the Truckee River for year-round fly fishing just 10 minutes from historic downtown Truckee. Convenient travel location from Reno-Tahoe International Airport 30 minutes away. Exceptional views of the Truckee River & Carson-Tahoe Mountain Range. Large sunny wraparound decks for outdoor entertaining with many recreational choices right at your door. Ideal for family vacations, golf & fly fishing getaway, short term ski rental, and visiting out-of-state travelers to Lake Tahoe.

Truckee River fly fishing & Lake Tahoe charter guide services are available throughout the area. For expert Truckee River fly fishing guide, visit GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE online. 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. Ski Tahoe in winter with easy travel access to all resorts. Close to town, golf courses and Tahoe visitor destinations. Relax on sunny decks, play a game of horseshoes, watch the train go by, and view deer, geese, ducks & bald eagles that frequent the area. Kids love exploring the river, adults love the quiet scenic location. A year round getaway located in a unique location rarely found in the North Lake Tahoe area.

** SLEEPS UP TO 8 - LIMIT 8 **


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: Rental is 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 with large sunny decks overlooking the Truckee River. Attached solar greenhouse. 40" flat screen TV. DVD/CD surround sound system with premium 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 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1 double bed. Master bedroom has private bath. 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.


Wraparound upper & lower decks view the Truckee 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.


High Speed Internet access provided. Cell phone coverage good - tower nearby.


More Details

Duane & Diane Brunson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Duane & Diane Brunson

We moved to the Truckee-Tahoe area and fell in love with the small scenic community of Hirschdale on the Truckee River. We reside next door to this rental and maintain the home. We are an active couple who enjoy the mountains & streams, boating & fishing, gardening and the outdoors.

Duane & Diane Brunson purchased this house in 1984

Why Duane & Diane Brunson chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

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 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 the nearby reservoirs of Boca & Stampede offer boating & fishing, swimming, kayaking & mountain bike trails. 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 ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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
  • Master bath has 6-foot soaking tub/shower. Hair dryers provided in upstairs bathrooms.
  • 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. Bedroom with twin beds is ideal for singles or kids with flat-screen TV and DVD player.
  • 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
  • winery tours
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:
  • 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
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This Truckee River vacation rental has an exceptional 'park & stay' appeal. You can relax and entertain friends & family, walk along the river, and be close to your favorite Truckee-Tahoe fun spots. Float the river in summer or take the family on a commercial rafting trip. Ski Tahoe in winter and visit nearby Lake Tahoe. Reno, Nevada is just a short drive away for gambling casinos & entertainment, museums & planetarium, antique shops, restaurants & golf courses. Year round fly fishing at your door and convenient location to Reno-Tahoe Airport for visiting family & friends rounds out a great family vacation or getaway. A great place to do it all!


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Truckee River Scenic Getaway - Riverfront Retreat - Fly Fishing/Ski/Vacation
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews
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: Aug 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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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: Aug 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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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: Jul 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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Rancho Murieta, CA

Rest & Relaxation on the Truckee

  • 4 of 5

If you enjoy reading a book, dropping your line into a beautiful river, and just relaxing then this is the place to rent. Home is nice with the items you need to make your stay. Easy access to the Town of Truckee, Northstar, and of course Lake Tahoe. Considering there are other dogs in the immediate area and the home is "lived in" I would suggest that the owners allow at least one pet but I realize that is their choice and right. Great place to rest and get prepared for the adventures of Lake Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We do get inquiries as to pet allowance from time to time and you indicated you did not mind leaving your dog at home. As a lot of travelers do have allergies and travel to Tahoe to relax and sightsee without pets, we prefer this policy. Dogs are indeed found in any neighborhood especially in the Truckee-Tahoe area but we prefer no pets at our rental. Thanks for staying!
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Beautiful setting, lots of outside area to relax and enjoy view of river

  • 5 of 5

The owners have put a lot of thought in providing for a delightful stay. Lots of plates, pans, chairs, soap, chairs, lounge chairs, parking hope you get the idea. Feels like a home.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of our Truckee River rental. Although the river is running high right now, there are sizable fish being caught if you have the patience. Whether it was getting your line wet or just relaxing on the deck, we are glad you enjoyed our rental home. Thanks!
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. The property was lovely and the location was absolutely stunning. Would absolutely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay here. Thanks so much for your comments and we hope you will return again!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America and Moody's - Downtown Truckee
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Old Greenwood, Ponderosa
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
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Boca Reservoir
Car: necessary

Historic downtown Truckee offers quaint shops, restaurants and Amtrak train station. For a glimpse into Truckee's colorful history, plan a visit to the Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce, the Railroad Museum at the Amtrak Train Station, 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. There are many challenging golf courses in the Tahoe-Truckee area and Lake Tahoe's many ski resorts are world famous, including Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Kayak, jet ski, & paddle board rentals are available at Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. Equestrian rides are available nearby. Enjoy the sandy beaches of Lake Tahoe & attend the Shakespeare Festival on the lake. Enjoy a boating or dining excursion out on Lake Tahoe. 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 casino entertainment, dining & gambling, museums & planetarium, antique stores and Broadway shows. 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
Damage Deposit $500

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.