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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 crowds and enjoy the views at Hirschdale on the Truckee east of historic Town of Truckee, and west of Reno-Tahoe Int'l Airport. Located on one of the best stretches of the Truckee River for year-round fly fishing & recreation. Exceptional scenic views of the Truckee River and Carson-Tahoe Mountain Range. For recreation, Boca Reservoir is 2 miles away for kayaking & paddling, fishing & boating, mountain biking & walking. The Little Truckee River is also nearby for stream fly fishing. Family friendly and comfortable with wireless internet service, radiant floor heating & solar greenhouse, two sunny decks with horseshoe pit overlooking the river. Ideal for vacations & weekend getaways, fly fishing & golf groups, winter ski rental, and out-of-state travelers to the Lake Tahoe area. Convenience store & gas located at I-80 freeway access 1.5 miles from the rental. Convenient central location to town & restaurants, all ski resorts, Lake Tahoe & Reno visitor destinations.


Truckee River fly fishing & charter guide services are available throughout the Truckee-Tahoe region. For expert local Truckee River fly fishing guide & services, visit GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE online. Truckee River fishing 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, float the river in the summer, golf championship courses nearby, mountain bike or hike, 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 - TO TRUCKEE/TAHOE: 8 miles to downtown Truckee (freeway access 1.5 miles from the home), 13 miles to Northstar Ski Resort, 20 miles to Squaw Valley Ski Resort, 22 miles to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, 20 miles to Sugar Bowl, Boreal Ski Resort & Donner Ski Ranch, 19 miles to Lake Tahoe and King's Beach. TRAVEL TO RENO/NEVADA: 17 miles to Boomtown Casino & Best Western Hotel, 26 miles to midtown Reno, 28 miles to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Easy travel access from I-80 to all Lake Tahoe destinations via the new Highway 267 bi-pass over the Truckee River.

FISHING INFORMATION: Located in a Special Fishing Regulation Area with special take limits. Consult Calif. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Freshwater Fishing Regulations for boundaries and take requirements governing the Truckee River. Fly fishing also popular at the Little Truckee River. Other choices nearby for fishing & boating are Boca & Stampede Reservoirs, Prosser Reservoir, Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Pyramid Lake.


Two-story passive solar-design home with open floor plan, central LOPI wood stove, radiant floor heating, forced air heating & ceiling fans. Attached solar greenhouse, 40" flat screen TV downstairs, DVD/CD player with surround sound system, 28" flat screen TV upstairs. Satellite TV and premium movie package. Wood storage is located under indoors stairwell - no going outside for firewood in winter.


Fully equipped kitchen overlooking Truckee River opens to dining room seating 8 with breakfast bar that seats 3. Gas built-in range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, toaster & blender. Desk area, attached laundry room & pantry. Easily accommodates two cooks at once. Child highchair is provided.


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. One child PACK-N-PLAY provided, toy box for toddlers, games & books for kids, reading selection for adults.


Sunny location with upper & lower decks viewing the Truckee River, Carson-Tahoe Mountain Range, garden & lawn. New gas BBQ grill on back deck. Outdoor tables with umbrellas, chaise lounges and chairs on both levels. Shade lattice area on upper deck. Large horseshoe pit below deck. Access to river from the property.


Wireless internet provided, modem in kitchen. No land line provided. Cell coverage good - tower nearby.


More Details

Duane & Diane Brunson
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Duane & Diane Brunson

We moved to the Truckee-Tahoe area many years ago and and fell in love with the small scenic community of Hirschdale on the Truckee River. We built this home in 1984 and reside next door to the rental. We enjoy boating & fishing, gardening, travel, and everything outdoors.

Why Duane & Diane Brunson chose Truckee

We have always desired to live by the Truckee River. The community here is scenic, rural, and quiet. We enjoy renting our Truckee River home for vacation and guest use. You are close to historic Town of Truckee and Reno, Nevada with many vacation options, yet feel worlds away from the crowds.

What makes this house unique

If you love the outdoors, this location is ideal. The river offers year-round challenging fly fishing & recreation and this location offers exceptional scenic views. With Boca & Stampede Reservoirs close by, you can enjoy kayaking, boating & shore fishing, walking, hiking & biking and Lake Tahoe destinations are just a short drive away.


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 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bedroom private bath with 6 ft. soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs guest bathroom with linen closet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Downstairs. Radiant heated floor with vanity.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Guest Bedroom - Flat screen TV and DVD player in room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Windows overlook Truckee River
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom. Child Pack-N-Play located in closet
  • All bedrooms are upstairs. Handrails on stairs for assistance.
  • 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
Convenient location to Reno Tahoe International Airport for visiting family & friends. Four-season vacation appeal offering outstanding scenic views, year round fly fishing, and many recreational choices right at your door with Reno, Nevada nearby. A great place to do it all!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful and Perfect for our Family & Friends!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and fit our family and friends of 8 comfortably. The interior and exterior of the home was well maintained and clean. Location sat perfectly between Northstar Ski Resort and Reno. Property also had great photo opportunities that captured the amazing view of the river and the snow covered trees. We're already thinking about coming back in the summer.

Prior to booking, I had several questions and the property owners responded quickly. They were a pleasure to work with! Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Glad we could accommodate your family & friends. We think our location offers convenience to and from town & ski resorts with Interstate 80 so close by and of course you can't beat the views! Hope you can return for that summer stay.
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Beautiful setting. Clean, comfortable home. Perfect for spending time with family.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet enough to hear the river run. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be thrilled to have the opportunity to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying here and we all hope more stays to come. The home has wonderful views of water, trains going by and trees. Inside we stayed nice and warm with the wood stove. Extra wood is as simple as opening a little door inside and picking some up, The kitchen has everything you need for cooking. All types of pots and pans, some spices, plus salt and pepper. Even chilled glasses in the freezer. Some condiments in the fridge. Nice dinning table with views to eat at or a small bar with stools. There's a cute bedroom with twin beds, tv and books, two nice bedrooms, and one nice master bedroom with views and bathroom. Also a small room off the living room full of plants and flowers. The house has a large wrap around deck with lots of room and a bbq. Quite and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It is so satisfying to us as owners knowing our home is a place our guests want to come back to year after year. Building it was a labor of love for us and knowing others appreciate the comfortable feel and design of our Truckee River home is the best compliment we can receive. Thanks for your thoughts!
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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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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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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 booking. 8 person limit including children.

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.

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