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Stay in the Heart of Downtown Truckee $125/nt/Read Guest Comments/Wifi

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Last updated: 06/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our old Railroad Bunkhouse (circa 1870s) in historic downtown Truckee, is still a work in progress.
Downstairs is the Huddle-Up/sleeper studio; quaint and cozy. There are two double beds; a Murphy bed and the 'Huddle up' (named by our granddaughter), both with fresh linens, and down comforters. The full bathroom has an antique footed tub with shower.
The kitchenette is perfect for simple fare. A coffee pot, microwave, toaster oven and refrigerator (no stove) complete this galley-type kitchen. TV, DVD/VCR, WiFi. Parking and snow removal provided.
The location is excellent for those who are looking to enjoy the shops, art studios, wine tasting and restaurants in historic downtown Truckee. We are located in the old Brickelltown neighborhood, across from the railroad, just a 3-minute walk to Commercial Row and the AMTRAK station. Nordic and downhill ski resorts including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Tahoe Donner, Donner Ski Ranch, Boreal and Sugar Bowl are a short drive. Donner Lake, the Truckee River, Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe National Forest offer abundant recreation alternatives in close proximity.

We have lived here for over 30 years, on site, upstairs. If you have any questions please ask us. We look forward to your inquiries. Val and Buff/ Railroad Bunkhouse/The Huddle Up

Keywords: Historic 1870's home, still under reconstruction with modern attached Studio rental.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children love the Huddle Up - this bunk has it's own TV...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bunk Area


  • One bed in loft, one Murphy bed: 1 double, 1 murphy bed

    2 double beds...moreless

  • Double Beds The Huddle Up loft with double mattress and tv/dvd, Murphy Bed Double bed hidden behind faux fireplace in the front room. Linens are supplied....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Lots of oldies, DVD and VCR...moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Enjoy our quaint town, lots of shops, things to see and do only a block away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mt. Rose is visible to the east, at sunset you will see why it is called Mt. Rose....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Limited to microwave and toaster oven...moreless


Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$725 $1,000
Sep 16 - Nov 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$725 $1,000
Nov 16 - Apr 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$850 $1,125
Apr 16 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$725 $1,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $125
Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $85 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 06/17/2015
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno International
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak is across the street
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Donner Lake, West End Beach

Car: Recommended

Downtown Truckee holds a weekly event, "Truckee Thursdays" in the summer. The main road through town closes from 4p-9p for arts, crafts, food, farmers market, music and more. Only a short walk from your door.


Owner info

About the owner: Val works in health care, Buffalo is a carpenter, designer and great cook. We've lived in this house over 35 years, raised our children and grandchildren here and are lucky to have a very large extended family. We like meeting people, like to travel when we can, and hope to one day finish 'this old house'. Buff grew up in Southern California but found Truckee to be more his style after a trip to the Sierra. Val, originally from Michigan, lived in New Mexico before visiting California for a friend's wedding.

Why the Owner Chose Truckee:
Living in downtown Truckee has been wonderful. The heart of the town, the history and the community all combine to make this a great place to call home. Weather can be hard to manage with feet of snow, chilling temps and long storms, but the sun shines most of the time.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We can walk anywhere we need to be. The town has grown around us but we still feel the comfort of a tight knit, warm community. There are interesting and talented people all around, as you will see. Truckee is unique in many ways and there are still areas unexplored.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Huddle up front door

    Huddle up front door

  • Come on in!

    Come on in!

  • Murphy bed behind the faux fireplace

    Murphy bed behind the faux fireplace

  • Murphy bed open, standard double.

    Murphy bed open, standard double.

  • Loft sleeping in "huddle up", double size

    Loft sleeping in "huddle up", double size

  • Kitchen counter.

    Kitchen counter.

  • View from kitchen

    View from kitchen

  • Tub with shower

    Tub with shower

  • Short walk to downtown

    Short walk to downtown

  • A front seat for the 4th of July parade

    A front seat for the 4th of July parade

  • View of town, spring snow storm

    View of town, spring snow storm

  • Front Room, HD TV, DVD, WiFi

    Front Room, HD TV, DVD, WiFi

  • Pull the bed down carefully.

    Pull the bed down carefully.

  • Front room with Murphy bed closed

    Front room with Murphy bed closed

  • Galley Kitchen with refrigerator , toaster oven, coffee pot, tea kettle.

    Galley Kitchen with refrigerator , toaster oven, coffee pot, tea kettle.

  • The huddle up

    The huddle up

  • Bathroom sink

    Bathroom sink

  • Grab bar

    Grab bar

  • This old house-winter

    This old house-winter

  • Your hosts, Val and Buffalo

    Your hosts, Val and Buffalo

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