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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 with a stay at Hirschdale on the Truckee just 10 minutes from historic downtown Truckee, 30 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Located on one of the best stretches of the Truckee River for year-round fly fishing, recreation, and

relaxation. Family-friendly country home offers exceptional views of the Truckee River and Carson-Tahoe Mountain Range. Located near Boca and Stampede Reservoirs for kayaking & boating, camping, fishing, and mountain biking, and the Little Truckee River for stream fly fishing. Wifi internet access, radiant floor heating & solar greenhouse, large sunny decks with horseshoe pit overlooking the river and landscaped yard. Ideal for family vacations & weekend getaways, golf & fly fishing groups, short term ski rental, and out-of-state travelers to the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area. Convenience store & gas available at I-80 freeway access 1.5 miles from rental. Seasonal & weekly discounted rates given.


Truckee River fly fishing & charter guide services are available throughout the Truckee-Tahoe region. For expert Truckee River fly fishing guide who resides nearby, visit GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE online. Truckee River flow & 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 in winter, float and beach on the river in the summer, golf many courses nearby, play a game of horseshoes, 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. Direct access to the river from the property. A unique location to get away rarely found in the North Tahoe area.

TRAVEL INFORMATION - TO TRUCKEE/TAHOE: 10 minutes to downtown Truckee (freeway access 1.5 miles from the home), 27 minutes, 13 miles to Northstar Ski Resort, 28 minutes, 20 miles to Squaw Valley, 32 minutes, 22 miles to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, 25 minutes, 20 miles to Sugar Bowl, Boreal Ski Resort & Donner Ski areas. 28 minutes, 19 miles to Lake Tahoe/King's Beach. TRAVEL TO RENO/NEVADA: 18 minutes, 17 miles to Boomtown Casino, 25 minutes, 26 miles to Circus-Circus Casino & downtown Reno, 30 minutes, 28 miles to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Easy travel access via I-80 and to Lake Tahoe via th new Hwy.267 Bi-Pass over the Truckee River. All roads to rental plowed in winter.

FISHING INFORMATION: Located in Special Fishing Regulation Area. Consult Calif. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Freshwater Fishing Regulations for boundaries & special take regulations governing the Truckee River. Other lakes & streams nearby for fishing are the Little Truckee River, Boca & Stampede Reservoirs, Prosser Reservoir, Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Pyramid Lake in the State of Nevada.


Two-story passive solar-designed home on large sunny lot overlooking river. Open floor plan with comfortable country furnishings, central LOPI wood stove, radiant floor heating, forced air system and ceiling fans. Attached solar greenhouse, 40" flat screen TV, DVD/CD player with surround sound system, Satellite TV & premium movie package. Wood storage under indoors stairwell - no going outside for firewood in winter!


Fully equipped kitchen opens to dining room seating 8. Gas built-in range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, toaster & blender. Bar & desk area, attached laundry room & pantry. New outdoor gas BBQ with fuel accessible from the kitchen. Windows view the Truckee River. Easily accommodates 2 cooks at once. Child highchair available.


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. 2 child PACK-N-PLAYS, toys, games & books available for kids, reading selection for adults.


Wraparound upper & lower decks view the river & Carson-Tahoe mountain range and large landscaped garden & lawn. Outdoor tables with umbrellas, chaise lounges and chairs. Shade lattice area on upper deck with outdoor speakers. Large horseshoe pit below deck. Relax, read sunbathe and enjoy outdoor dining on your choice of two large decks.


WiFi access provided, modem in kitchen. No land line provided. Cell coverage good - tower nearby.


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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 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath in master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located downstairs with radiant floor heating
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom. Child Pack-N-Play located in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom - 2nd Child Pack-N-Play located in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Guest Bedroom - Flat screen TV and DVD player in room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Windows overlook Truckee River
  • 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 with many recreational choices right at your door and Reno nearby. A great place to do it all!


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Truckee River Scenic Getaway - Riverfront Ski/Vacation/Fly Fishing
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

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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Beautiful river views and clean home

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Truckee. The home was a good size for our family. It was a little outdated but very clean. We enjoyed the porch and fly fishing in the river out front. The owners were helpful with any questions we had. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You certainly can't beat Truckee for the many outdoor choices available for family fun in summer. Hope you can plan a winter visit in the future and enjoy the great skiing that Tahoe is famous for too. Thanks!
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Lake Stevens, WA

Beautiful home, amazing scenery, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Visited the area to attend Hot August Nights in Reno. This beautiful property was only 25 minutes from Reno, but felt like a world away. Me, my husband and two 20-something daughters loved every minute of our stay. Relaxing and enchanting. Planning to make this an annual tradition =D

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Both Reno and the Tahoe area offer many vacation choices for travelers with special events planned year round. We are glad you found our location ideal for your stay. Hope to see you next year!
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Duane & Diane Brunson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Duane & Diane Brunson

We moved to the Truckee-Tahoe area and fell in love with the scenic community of Hirschdale on the Truckee River. We reside next door to this rental and maintain the home for guest use. We have lived in the community for many years and love the area. We enjoy travel, boating & fishing, gardening and the outdoors.

Duane & Diane Brunson purchased this house in 1984

Why Duane & Diane Brunson chose Truckee

We have always desired to live by the Truckee River. The community here is small, rural, and quiet. We enjoy offering our river home to others. You are close to historic Town of Truckee, recreation & services 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 & family recreation while town is just a short drive away. Many biking and hiking trails close by and the nearby reservoirs of Boca & Stampede offer boating & fishing, swimming & kayaking. Whatever you like to do, you can relax, unwind, and enjoy yourself here!


Historic Old Town Truckee
"Historic old railroading town with quaint shops, restaurants, historic buildings, art galler..."
Donner Lake
"Location of Donner State Park & Museum and Donner Party Monument. Camping, boating, fishing,..."
Lake Tahoe
"Pristine mountain lake offering family beaching, boating, fishing charters, paddle boarding,..."
Boca Reservoir
"With Boca Dam located just 2 miles from the rental, this reservoir offers nearby boating, fi..."
Stampede Reservoir
"This reservoir is located just beyond Boca Reservoir, popular for shore and deep troll fishi..."
Little Truckee River
"Rated excellent for fly fishing offering additional opportunity to fly fish near the rental...."
Truckee River RV Park
"Convenience store & RV Park with gas, hot/cold breakfast & lunch sandwiches, newspapers & su..."
Squaw Valley USA Ski Resort
"Home of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Premier Ski Resort with Olympic Village featuring shops, ..."
Northstar Ski Resort
"Premium skiing resort with village shops & restaurants. 18 hole golf course, ice skating rin..."
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
"Premium skiing next to Squaw Valley Ski Resort a favorite of locals "
Gar Woods Grill & Pier
"A local's favorite with deck overlooking Lake Tahoe"
Lanza's Restaurant
"Family run Italian Restaurant a favorite of locals. Pizza & Pasta favorities with bar."
Casa Baeza
"Family style Mexican restaurant with expanded Tequila Bar. A Truckee favorite."
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 completing the online booking reservation.

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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