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Scenic Getaway on the Truckee River-Vacation/Ski/ Fly Fishing - Low Season Rates

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

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

Get away from the crowds, traffic and noise and stay on the Truckee River. With the convenience of town only 10 minutes away and easy access from the freeway, this comfortable and cozy family-friendly home offers the enjoyment of the Truckee/Tahoe area with fantastic river views. Located on one of the best stretches of the Truckee River for premium year round fly fishing right from your door. Feel worlds away from the crowds yet close to Truckee/Tahoe recreation activity, restaurants & resorts, challenging golf courses, and Lake Tahoe's world famous winter ski resorts. Ski Tahoe, fly fish the Truckee River and Little Truckee River, visit Lake Tahoe, enjoy kayaking and boating at nearby Boca & Stampede Reservoirs, float the Truckee River in summer from the Boca Bridge to a sandy beach area right behind the home, hike and bike on scenic trails along the river, or just kick back and relax and enjoy the great scenic views. Convenient traveler location from Reno-Tahoe International Airport for visiting family & friends just 30 minutes away.

If you've always stayed in town, try this location - it will not disappoint, the views are exceptional, the river at your door with many recreational activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can play a game of horseshoes off the deck below, read & relax, watch the train go by, and view visiting deer, geese, ducks, quail & bald eagles that frequent the area. Kids love exploring the river, adults love the quiet scenic location. Spring & Fall seasons are ideal times to enjoy great off-season fly fishing and seasonal Fall colors on the river. A year round getaway located in a unique location rarely found in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area.



ONLINE RESERVATIONS & QUOTES: Full rate quotes given at "Get an Instant Quote" shown below the yellow "REQUEST TO BOOK" button on the listing face page.

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., 25 minutes to Donner Summit and Lake Tahoe. Downtown Reno, NV - 25 minutes; Reno-Tahoe International Airport - conveniently 30 minutes away.

**FISHING INFORMATION ** Lake Tahoe & Truckee River professional fishing & fly fishing guide services are available throughout the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area. Experienced local fly fishing guide located nearby. See the link for GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE listed above the rental photos. Truckee River conditions are updated regularly.

** NOTE ** Rental is located in a Special Fishing Regulation Area - Consult current California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Freshwater Fishing Regulations for Truckee River Regulation Boundaries & Special Take Requirements that govern all sections of the Truckee River.


Two story passive solar-designed home overlooking the Truckee River on large landscaped lot. Open floor plan downstairs. Living room opens to dining & kitchen with windows viewing the river and decks, attached solar greenhouse. 40 inch flat screen TV, Satellite TV with premium channels, surround sound system, DVD/CD player.


Fully equipped kitchen and dining room views the Truckee River. Dining table seats 8. Convenient eating & conversation counter connects kitchen to dining area. Drop-in gas range, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, toaster, blender, dinnerware, cookware and utensils. Attached laundry room and pantry.


4 bedrooms, all upstairs. 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1 double bed. Master bedroom has private bath. LOPI standing wood stove in living room with forced air system. Two full bathrooms upstairs, 1/2 bath downstairs with radiant floor heating. 27 inch flat screen TV with CD/DVD player additionally located in upstairs twin-bed guest bedroom.


Wrap around upper & lower decks viewing the Truckee River & garden areas. Outdoor tables with umbrellas, chaise lounges and chairs on both levels. Shade area on upper deck. Horseshoe pit below deck. Multi-level garden with flower beds, fruit & flowering trees, large maintained lawn.


High Speed Internet access provided. Cell phone coverage good - AT&T.


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About The Owner

We moved to the Truckee-Tahoe area and fell in love with the scenic & rural qualities of the community of Hirschdale on the Truckee River located below the residential district of Glenshire. We are an active couple who enjoy nature, the outdoors, mountains and the Truckee River. We reside next door and maintain the home. We have lived in the community for many years and offer you our help in planning areas to visit during your stay.

The Owner purchased this house in 1984

Why The Owner 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 a vacation home here so others can enjoy the beauty of the Truckee River. You are close to historic Town of Truckee, all shopping & restaurants, ski resorts & golf courses, lakes & streams, and the many visitor attractions of the Tahoe-Truckee area 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, floating & kayaking, hiking & exploring, while nearby streams, lakes & reservoirs offer additional fishing opportunity, boating, watersports, hiking & biking. The scenic views are remarkable offering year-round pleasure as well as quiet solitude. Beautiful sunrises, clear starry nights & exceptional full moons will take your breath away. You can relax, unwind, and enjoy yourself here!


based on 38 traveler reviews

Scenic Getaway on the Truckee River-Vacation/Ski/ Fly Fishing - Low Season Rates
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Wonderful getaway in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Diane and Duane's house is the perfect place for a weekend getaway! We enjoyed the decks, lawn, views, fishing, bbq, and rafters and kayakers in our own back yard. The weather was great, mid 70s, the house is perfectly appointed with everything you need in the kitchen and plenty of games, movies and books to entertain everyone. Our 8-year old especially liked the puzzles and playing horse shoes and taking a scenic trail ride at the nearby stables 10 minutes down the road. Hope come back in the winter. Thanks again Diane and Duane!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5-star review of our Truckee River home. There are so many good reasons to visit Tahoe in the summer and we were glad you enjoyed our great location to have some fun. Hope you can return to enjoy a winter stay and make more great memories!
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Wonderful Home Overlooking the Truckee River

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful! Situated on a quiet street with views of the Truckee River, you can sit on the spacious deck and watch people white river rafting. The home itself was very nice and spacious. At night you hear the river going by as well as a train in the distance. If you're looking for a great place for you and your family to enjoy the Tahoe area, this home is the perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! Summer has plenty to offer in the Tahoe area and we are glad you enjoyed the location. Hope you can return for a winter stay and take advantage of the great skiing and winter events that the Tahoe area offers.
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Excellent summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with our (adult) children and friends at Diane and Duane's property. The house is lovely and occupies a commanding view of a bow in the Truckee river where fly fishermen appeared daily. We especially appreciated the spacious deck, where we had breakfast and dinner daily. The house was extremely comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen had a complete set of cooking utensils and staples, as well as DW detergent, etc. The owners live next door and are happy to provide assistance as needed (beach towels in our case), but understand your desire for privacy. Since it is close to I-80 we had easy access to Truckee, Donner Lake, and Lake Tahoe, all of which we took advantage of. We'd love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We know a well-equipped kitchen is just one of the amenities travelers enjoy when they book a vacation rental. Glad we could provide a welcome stay for you and your family and that your stay here was enjoyable. Hope to see you again!
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in this beautiful house multiple times now. It is our number #1 favorite vacation home in Truckee. The views are beautiful, the area serene and yet it is close enough to activities/shopping/dining to be just the relaxing getaway we look forward to each year.

I highly recommend for families, couples or a group of friends. We are already looking forward to our return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Finding the perfect location in the Tahoe-Truckee area to enjoy a family vacation can be a challenge. We are glad our home offered another enjoyable stay!
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Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family getaway. Excellent golf and sightseeing nearby. Spectacular Yosemite is only 3 1/2 hours away. Would love to come back in the winter for skiing.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review of our rental. Glad you were pleased with the home and location for your family vacation in North Tahoe. We appreciate hearing from our out-of-state visitors to California. Thank you!
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Wonderful House, Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We had no problem finding the home. I was so happy driving into it's driveway. The house is so very nice. Once inside and looked at everything, it was as pictured, but better. Bathrooms were spacious and very clean. We stayed in the master bedroom. It was large and had a wonderful view out the window of trees, mountains, snow, the Truckee river and above that the train. Our room and another bedroom had a view out the back. The other bedrooms had a different view. The kitchen is well stocked and also has a wall of windows. The woodstove kept us all nice and warm. And it got down to 17 degrees! Tile floors are heated. Large deck out back that wraps around to the green house room. We are looking forward to returning in the spring.

Thank you Duane and Diane!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome! We are glad you had an enjoyable time. We strive to provide our guests with a satisfying and memorable stay and appreciate your positive comments. Please do come back up in the Spring. The river should be very appealing for fly fishing with all the snow we have received so far this winter and the returning wildlife, ducks & geese abundant. Come back up and enjoy it!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America, Moody's (many in Truckee)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Old Greenwood Golf Course
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, Commercial Row (several)
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Northstar Ski Resort (many in North Tahoe)
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Truckee River, Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Reservoirs
Car: necessary

Convenient visitor location in the Truckee/North Tahoe area without the crowds. 1 mile to Interstate 80 access east or west, 30 minutes to Reno/Tahoe International Airport. All access roads to rental kept plowed in winter with easy travel routes to all North Tahoe ski resorts. Historic downtown Truckee offers quaint shops and sidewalk cafe restaurants. For visitor information and a glimpse into Truckee's colorful history, plan a visit to the Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce, the old historic Truckee Jail and the Truckee Railroad Museum downtown. For adventure, take a scenic train ride on Amtrak's California Zephyr west or east from the Truckee station or experience a glider ride from the Airport. Truckee summer events include a Farmer's Market, free music concerts at Regional Park on Wednesday evenings and Truckee Thursdays starting at 5 pm where you can stroll downtown streets of Truckee during the summer months for local artist crafts & goods, food & music. The 4th of July Parade and Truckee Fire Protection District's Pancake Breakfast are popular annual events. You will find many challenging golf courses in the Tahoe-Truckee area. Lake Tahoe's ski resorts, including Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics are world famous. Many resorts put on winter & summer events that draw visitors from all over. Kayak, jet ski, and paddle board rentals available at Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. Enjoy a relaxing beach at Lake Tahoe for a family outing or late afternoon dining excursion on beautiful Lake Tahoe. Hot Air Balloon rides in Truckee offer magnificent views of the region. Donner Lake offers beaching & boating, kayaking & paddling. Visit Donner Party State Park Museum & Donner Lake State Park. Hike or bike the many Forest Service roads throughout the Tahoe-Truckee region and at nearby Boca & Stampede Reservoirs close to the rental. Hiking & mountain climbing areas are popular on Old Highway 40 over Donner Summit and Lake Tahoe offering outstanding views of the area. A virtual playground all year around. Whatever you like to do, chances are the Truckee-Tahoe area provides it. Visit downtown Reno, Nevada, just 30 minutes away, for dining & casinos, museums, planetarium, antique stores, music concerts & Broadway shows. The famous Silver mining town of Virginia City south of Reno is a family day trip worth taking. For travelers, Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno offers travelers and family members exceptional easy travel convenience to and from our location off Interstate 80 - you can't beat that!


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Discount
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Day Holidays
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Discount
Mar 31 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates are subject to change at any time. Rental Agreement and Cancellation policy must be read and agreed to prior to reservation booking online.

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1970 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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 1 - toilet , 1/2 bath downstairs, vanity, radiant floor heating
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath - master bedroom
  • Large guest bathroom upstairs with shower/tub combination. Private master bath upstairs with 6-foot soaking tub. Hair dryers provided in both bathrooms. 1/2 bath located downstairs with radiant floor heating.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Guest bedroom with 2 twin beds has a flat screen TV with VHS/DVD player. All bedrooms are located upstairs. Ceiling fans in 2 bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • 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, entertain friends & family, walk & hike along the river, experience the outdoors & enjoy the beauty of the changing High Sierra seasons of North Tahoe all from here. Reno, Nevada is just a short drive away for museums, music & entertainment, restaurants, and gambling casinos. Year round premium fly fishing at your back door with additional kayaking, boating & fishing available at the two reservoirs close by rounds out a complete family vacation experience. A great location to do it all!

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