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Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Retreat, Flyfishing, Skiing

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, River & Mountain Views (Sleeps 8-12)

The Truckee River House is a riverfront retreat on the Truckee River, a blue ribbon fishery, and there are several other great rivers and lakes to fish nearby. The house is about 5 miles from Historic downtown Truckee, close to the best ski resorts, and many beautiful natural places including Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe National Forest. Reno Tahoe International Airport is just 30 minutes away.



NOTE: Rates quoted are for the whole house which is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2600 square feet, and sleeps up to 12 people on beds. If you have a smaller group please inquire about renting the upstairs only. NOTE - the upstairs option is only available during the off season, holidays excluded. The upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8 maximum, and is approximately 1600 square feet. Fees for renting the upstairs only are at the bottom of this section. If you would like a quote which includes all the fees please inquire. Please note, priority will be given to inquiries for the whole house.


Cozy river front home with beautiful sweeping views of the Truckee River and mountains. A hidden gem in a secluded and serene neighborhood. The house has recently been remodeled with modern mountain style finishes and furnishings, and is fully equipped with everything you should need to relax and enjoy the mountains. Some of the best fly fishing water that the Truckee River has to offer is right in our backyard, and the river can now be fished year round. There are several other good fisheries nearby including the Little Truckee River, Boca Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, Prosser Reservoir, Donner Lake, and Pyramid Lake for large Lahontan Cutthroat. Fly fishing, Skiing, Paddling, Swimming, Biking, Hiking, and more, all right outside our door.

UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS: sleeps 8 people. 3 Bedrooms: one king and two queens, plus bunk beds. 2 Bathrooms: whirlpool bath and shower in master bedroom, shower in guest bathroom. This level is perfect for 3 couples, a romantic spacious getaway for two, ideal for families with kids, and group retreats.

UPSTAIRS KITCHEN: Full gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, all new stainless steel appliances including: gas 5 burner stove top with griddle, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, oven, and microwave. Lots of pots and pans, cooking utensils, and small appliances such as toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, mixer, blender, slow cooker, and more...

UPSTAIRS LIVING ROOM: 40” flat screen TV, deluxe cable package with DVR, Stereo CD player, leather sofa and recliner plus a sectional sofa for lounging in front of the fire (2 day beds). AMAZING VIEWS of the Truckee River and mountains.

UPSTAIRS DINING AREA: connected and open to the living room and kitchen, large rustic table with benches seats eight comfortably, views of the Truckee River and mountains.

UPSTAIRS DEN: original rock fireplace from the 1890's with a daybed, rocking chair, and work desk with chair.

UPSTAIRS DECK: a large wood deck added in 2005, with amazing views of the river and mountains. There is a dining table with umbrella with seating for 6, plus 4 lounge chairs. The deck is gated - good for keeping small children and dogs contained. Because the house is built into the hillside, the back deck is on the 2nd story with stairs down to the back yard.

FRONT ENTRY: Remodel completed in March 2013, heated concrete steps from the driveway to the front door so you don't have to shovel snow. Covered metal grate bridge, and covered patio with seating and firewood storage. Moss covered granite boulders and native plants are spread through the natural landscape. Chunky wood post and beam construction with concrete and metal work update this attractive new addition.

DOWNSTAIRS LEVEL - RENOVATION COMPLETED MARCH 2013. New amenities downstairs include 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, with beds for 4 people (2 on a king bed in the bedroom, and 2 on twin XL day beds in the living room). The bathroom is all new with a 2 person shower and heated concrete floor. There is a big open living room with views of the river and mountains, a new fireplace, bar / kitchenette with seating for 4, a sectional sofa in front of a rock fireplace with a 46” flat screen TV, deluxe cable package and DVR. A very nice new full size pool table completes this large open living room. All new furnishings throughout!!!

OTHER AMENITIES: New forced air heat, and endless hot water supply (tankless) so everyone can have a hot shower or soak in the whirlpool bath after a day of skiing. Washer and dryer, local phone service, and high-speed wireless internet.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Nearby amenities in Truckee 5 miles away. Ski areas Northstar 15 miles away, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows 20 miles away. Nevada State line is 10 miles, downtown Reno is 20 miles, Reno International Airport 25 miles.



Note - this is a special offer for Spring & Fall, and for SKI LEASE Jan-April, holidays are excluded.

225/nt weekdays

275/nt weekends



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Riaz Finnemore
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Riaz Finnemore

We are avid skiers, hikers, bikers, paddlers, and fly fishers. We love escaping from the city to our home in the mountains to enjoy some peace and quiet and the great outdoors. We invite you to stay at our place and we will try and provide you with everything you need to have a great vacation!

Riaz Finnemore purchased this house in 2002

Why Riaz Finnemore chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We spotted this hidden gem of a house while fly fishing the Truckee river. It's in a great location with easy access from the bay area or the Reno airport. The neighborhood is small, secluded and quiet, and right outside the door we enjoy nature and all of our favorite activities - no car required!

What makes this house unique

Aside from the obvious benefit of having the Truckee River right in our back yard, there is a really nice fire road just 100 yards from our front door which you can walk, run, bike, and sometimes even cross country ski! It goes along the river for a few miles and provides access to different spots on the river as well as some great views! We also have Boca Reservoir just a couple miles up the road which has boating, fishing, swimming, camping, biking, etc. If you are into biking, there are lots of good roads and mountain bike trails right outside the door. Paddlers tend to put in near our house because a couple miles down stream are the best rapids on the Truckee. Fishing is also best on our section of the river as we benefit from additional water from Boca Reservoir and other feeder rivers. If you want to be the first one or last one on the river, nothing beats staying on the river! If you enjoy skiing then you will enjoy missing all the traffic going to the Lake as we have the reverse commute, and we are also closer to I80 when you want to head home! If you enjoy quiet and nature then this is the place, there is plenty of wildlife just outside the door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at your Truckee River House was great. Very different from our usual family vacation (we usually go to a lake). There is more than enough

to keep any family entertained. The pool table was a big success and the large area to play family games was also great. Lots of walks, watching

deer and other little creatures. We also did the river rafting and a tour of the Tahoe area. The house was more than accommodating for 12 people and we enjoyed the patio and outside area. Would be a great place in the winter also. Thanks again for the use for your home.
Jul 2013
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Remodelled 2013, 2 person shower, heated floor
    Upstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 full bathrooms, endless hot water from our tankless system
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Front Geust Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed
    Rear Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 king
    lower living room - 2 twin/ single , this is a common area without a door
    upper living room - 2 twin/ single , this is a common area without a door
    Den - 1 twin/ single , this is a common area without a door
  • Sleeps 10 in bedrooms: 2 rooms have King size beds, 2 rooms have Queen size Beds, one queen room also has Twin size bunk beds. Sleeps 2 more in your choice of the 5 day beds in common areas: 2 in upper living room, 2 in lower living room, 1 in den. 2 Baby Cribs: 2 folding pack and play cribs for infant / toddler (please bring your own bedding)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
New Lower Level Remodel 2013, Forced air heating, Endless Hot Water, Infant/Toddler/Kids Gear - pack n play, high chair, BOB off road jogger, sleds, toys; books


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Retreat, Flyfishing, Skiing
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 54 reviews

Wonderful location spacious home

  • 4 of 5

This location is just beautiful. Relaxing but so much to do as well. We took our teens on a trip here and they had so much fun playing in the snow. The house is spacious and the pool table was so much fun. The veiw from any of the windows is beautiful. The fireplaces work well and are nice to have while chatting around. The beds and pillows were comfortable. Would have been an easy 5 stars except the kitchen could really use a deep clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, I'm so glad you enjoyed the house! I just switched cleaning services after visiting the house last week. I agree with you, my previous service was not doing a good job. Rest assured this has already been addressed, I believe you will give 5/5 stars for the level of cleanliness with my new service!
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Great place for families

  • 5 of 5

The River House is so accommodating. We had two families (total of 5 kids) and were very comfortable. Kids loved the pool table and ability to all bunk together comfortably downstairs. Kitchen is dated but nice big fridge and decent sized stove. The living and dining areas are great gathering places. Unbelievably gorgeous with the morning sun.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 10 and there was plenty of room. Place is very comfortable. The views of the river and the back drop of the mountains covered in snow was amazing. Kitchen was perfect! We will be booking this home again!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy home, with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cabin for a weekend snowboarding getaway from January 6-8. Riaz was very polite and helpful in accommodating for our group of 10 people. The cabin was very clean and well equipped for our needs. Having 2 washers and dryers was very helpful for all of the wet snowboarding clothes and gear. The tankless water heater was probably my favorite feature of the cabin. No longer did we have to rush to be the first few to shower, because the heating system allows for unlimited hot water supply. You cannot beat the view of the mountains and the river from the deck on the 2nd floor. Simply amazing! There is also a nice little ramp set up on the side of the house for some sledding fun. I have no complaints for our trip, other than we couldn't have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Its a good place to have a vacation with family and friends. home was very clean and have all required stuff to have a wonderful vacation. Riaz is very professional and helping during the trip.

Thank You

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect house right on the Truckee River!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a very memorable weekend stay! The home is nicely appointed for families. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of dishes, glassware etc for our large group. We were celebrating a birthday and had all our adult children with us. Each couple had their own room and space for quiet time. The game room with the pool table was a big hit!

We are very familiar with the Truckee area and we highly recommend the Truckee River House if you have any fly fishing enthusiasts!

The owner, Riaz, was a pleasure to work with....always very quick in responding to my emails.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glenshire General Store
"small grocery & deli"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno / Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Old Greenwood
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Truckee Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
old town Truckee
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Truckee River
Car: recommended

Fly fishing, Kayaking & Rafting, Mountain & Road Biking, Snowshoeing, Hiking all right outside the door!


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Discount
Apr 3 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Discount
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
cleaning $240
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates above are for the whole house (as are automated quotes). If you are interested in the upstairs only (fall & spring) the fees are $50 less per night, your quote will be adjusted. Pet fees are $20 per night up to a max of $100, this will be adjusted on your quote. The security deposit is refunded 7 days after departure if no damage is reported, it will post back to your account 3-5 days after refund. Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner. Thanks!

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