Truckee River Scenic Getaway - Family Vacation/Ski/ Fly Fishing

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Truckee River Rental & Fly Fishing Getaway


Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcoming family-friendly home on the Truckee River offers all the enjoyment the Truckee-Tahoe area offers without the crowds. Located just 10 minutes from historic downtown Truckee on one of the best stretches of the Truckee River for year-round premium fly fishing right from your door & family outdoor fun. Feel worlds away from the crowds yet close to recreation activity, restaurants & resorts, challenging golf courses, and Lake Tahoe's world famous winter ski resorts. 1.5 miles from Interstate 80 for highway access in quiet scenic residential location. 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 Boca Bridge to beach take-out spot right behind the home, hike and bike on scenic trails along the river, or just kick back and relax on large sunny decks overlooking the river and enjoy the 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. Enjoy 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 to enjoy great off-season fly fishing and seasonal Fall colors on the river. A year round vacation getaway located in a unique location rarely found in the North Lake Tahoe area.


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TRAVEL INFORMATION: 10 minutes to downtown Truckee, 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 - 30 minutes.

**FISHING INFORMATION ** Lake Tahoe & Truckee River professional fishing & fly fishing guide services are available throughout the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area. Business link provided for local fly fishing guide. See GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE link listed above all rental photos.

** 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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1970 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible adults only - this is not a party house. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2 pack-n-plays, adjustable high chair, stroller & child safety gate provided. NOTE: No winter/summer outdoor recreational equipment provided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke Free Home - No smoking in the home or on the property. Thank you! ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry - No Exceptions. Pet boarding services are available 1 mile away from rental. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    1/2 bath downstairs, vanity, radiant floor heating...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private bath - master bedroom...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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! ...moreless


  • Books:

    Large reading selection for adults & children....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    2 provided - in living room and twin bed guest bedroom upstairs with DVD/VHS selection....moreless

  • Games:

    Assorted board games, puzzles & card games provided for all ages. Monopoly, chessboard, backgammon, dominoes, poker chips and cards. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV with premium channel package. Multiple movie & education channels, children's, news, sport and satellite music channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD/DVD player with surround sound system. Open living room allows for music to be heard throughout the house. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV's in living room and in twin bed guest bedroom upstairs - ideal for kids. Premium surround sound system in living room. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Video selection for children & adults...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the Carson-Tahoe Range mountain views. Beautiful sunrises, breathtaking full moons and clear starry night skies. Winter alpenglows are an added bonus. Be sure to bring your camera!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views the Truckee River. Waterfowl, native birds & wildlife frequent the area year round. Large decks to enjoy the train going by, read, relax, and sunbathe to your heart's content!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    River waterfront with panoramic views of Truckee River in year round premium fly fishing area. Private access to river for fishing. Fly fish, explore and float down the river right from your door!...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Open dining area adjoins kitchen with table seating up to 8. Eating & conversation counter with barstool seating for 3 open to kitchen & dining area. Dining area overlooks Truckee River. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    New front loading clothes dryer. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    No vehicle parking in garage - used for wood and storage only. Driveway security light overhead. Can unload vehicles through the garage. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Solar design home. Lopi woodstove with forced air heating system. Electric space heater upstairs. Passive solar greenhouse offers direct sun gain for additional heat. Circulating ceiling fans....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed Wi-Fi provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets, mattress pads, blankets & pillow cases provided. Extra pillows, throws & blankets in all bedrooms. Living room throws provided in downstairs hall closet. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open living room with attached solar greenhouse. Comfortable casual seating with couch, loveseat, recliner, flat screen TV and DVD player with surround sound system. LR opens to kitchen/dining. ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell coverage is good, tower nearby. No landline phone provided. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Level street parking available with private driveway. Extra parking in front of rental available for vehicles, boats & trailers. All access roads & driveway kept plowed in winter....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking available to accommodate autos, boats, trailers, & vehicles. Fishing reservoirs, Lake Tahoe & Donner Lake nearby. Don't hesitate to bring your boat! ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath & kitchen towels provided. Personal towels provided in each bedroom. All bed & bath towels in upstairs bathroom linen closet. BEACH TOWELS UPON REQUEST. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New energy efficient washer. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Efficient Lopi woodstove centrally located in living room with blower. Firewood & kindling provided accessible from inside home - no retrieving outside in winter! ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Programmable 12-cup drip coffee maker and single drip cone provided. Coffee grinder, filters, coffee sweetener & sugar provided. Tea kettle, drip tea pot provided. NO COFFEE PROVIDED....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Supplied with everything for your gourmet cooking and entertaining needs. If you need something, just ask the owners - happy to assist! ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dinnerware & silverware for 8, utensils, glassware, bowls, skillets & sauce pans, baking pans & bar ware. Waffle Iron, George Foreman electric grill. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built-in, energy efficient...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open kitchen & dining area overlooks the Truckee River. Double sink, eating/conversation counter, laundry room & pantry. Kitchen layout allows for two cooks to work together. Kitchen fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Self-standing, large capacity. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt & pepper, coffee filters, coffee sweetener & sugar, paper towels, cellophane wrap & foil, BBQ and baking spices. Some condiments. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large capacity refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Drop-in Gas Range and standard size oven. Overhead exhaust fan & light....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slice toaster....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large upper and lower outdoor decks ideal for views and sunbathing. Covered trellis shade area on upper level. 2 outdoor tables with umbrellas. Padded chaise lounges & extra chairs provided. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nine & eighteen hole courses offered in the Truckee-Tahoe area and in Reno, Nevada. See www. Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce and for local golf course information. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn with landscaped perennial garden beds, fruit and flowering trees. Large horseshoe pit below the deck for family outdoor fun. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas BBQ purchased in 2014 - propane fuel provided. Convenient access to outdoor grill from kitchen. ...moreless



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from 38 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Discount
Oct 3 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2017
3 night min stay
President's Day Holidays
Feb 17 - Feb 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring Discount
Mar 31 - May 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 30, 2017
2 night min stay
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar of America, Moody's (many in Truckee)
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Greenwood Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Train Station, Downtown Truckee
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80 - East to Truckee, West to Reno, NV
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Truckee, Commercial Row (several)
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Northstar Ski Resort (many in North Tahoe)
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

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. We are an active couple who enjoy nature, the outdoors, mountains and streams. We reside next door to this rental and maintain the home. We have lived in the community for many years.

Why the Owner Chose Truckee, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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  • Truckee River Rental & Fly Fishing Getaway

    Truckee River Rental & Fly Fishing Getaway

  • Comfortable open living room

    Comfortable open living room

  • The chef will love this kitchen!  Plenty of room for two cooks

    The chef will love this kitchen! Plenty of room for two cooks

  • Large master bedroom with private bath views the river

    Large master bedroom with private bath views the river

  • Guest Room with twin beds ideal for singles & kids

    Guest Room with twin beds ideal for singles & kids

  • Wraparound decks overlook the river & garden

    Wraparound decks overlook the river & garden

  • Visits from feathered friends are frequent!

    Visits from feathered friends are frequent!

  • Fly fish the Truckee River year round - special F&W Regulation Area

    Fly fish the Truckee River year round - special F&W Regulation Area

  • Walk the river, explore the outdoors

    Walk the river, explore the outdoors

  • Fly fish year round and enjoy the Tahoe off-season

    Fly fish year round and enjoy the Tahoe off-season

  • Ski Tahoe & enjoy the  Truckee River in winter

    Ski Tahoe & enjoy the Truckee River in winter

  • exceptional views without the crowds

    exceptional views without the crowds

  • Home location on the Truckee River

    Home location on the Truckee River

  • Fully equipped kitchen views the Truckee River

    Fully equipped kitchen views the Truckee River

  • Dining area seats up to 8 and opens to kitchen

    Dining area seats up to 8 and opens to kitchen

  • One of 3 guest bedrooms upstairs

    One of 3 guest bedrooms upstairs

  • Relax with family & friends on sunny outdoor decks

    Relax with family & friends on sunny outdoor decks

  • Attached solar greenhouse adds heat to home & views the garden

    Attached solar greenhouse adds heat to home & views the garden

  • Kayak, float and raft the Truckee River right from your door

    Kayak, float and raft the Truckee River right from your door

  • Patience will render nice results

    Patience will render nice results

  • Make it a Truckee Brown day any day!

    Make it a Truckee Brown day any day!

  • Boating, fishing, kayaking & watersports nearby at Boca & Stampede Reservoirs

    Boating, fishing, kayaking & watersports nearby at Boca & Stampede Reservoirs

  • Panoramic views offer plenty to see - watch the train go by!

    Panoramic views offer plenty to see - watch the train go by!

  • A sunrise in February may surprise you!

    A sunrise in February may surprise you!

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Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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