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Truckee River Scenic Getaway - Riverfront Retreat - Fly Fishing/Ski/Vacation

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,970 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Escape the crowds with a stay on the Truckee River. Comfortable & family friendly home is located on one of the best stretches of the Truckee River for year-round fly fishing just 10 minutes from historic downtown Truckee. Convenient travel location from Reno-Tahoe International Airport 30 minutes away. Exceptional views of the Truckee River & Carson-Tahoe Mountain Range. Large sunny wraparound decks for outdoor entertaining with many recreational choices right at your door. Ideal for family vacations, golf, fly fishing & business retreat, short term ski rental, and out-of-state travelers to the Lake Tahoe area.

Fly Fishing & charter guide services available throughout the Truckee-Tahoe area. For nearby expert Truckee River fly fishing guide, visit GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE online. Photo gallery and river conditions 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 with easy travel access to all resorts. Close to town, golf courses and Tahoe visitor destinations. Relax on sunny decks, play a game of horseshoes, watch the train go by, and view deer, geese, ducks & bald eagles that frequent the area. Kids love exploring the river, adults love the quiet scenic location. Fly Fish and visit Lake Tahoe in the Spring & Fall and enjoy the quiet off-season and Fall colors. A year round getaway located in a unique location rarely found in the North Lake Tahoe area.

** SLEEPS UP TO 8 - LIMIT 8 **


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, Donner Summit areas and Lake Tahoe. 25 minutes to downtown Reno, Nevada, 30 minutes to Reno - Tahoe International Airport.

FISHING INFORMATION: Rental is located in Special Fishing Regulation Area. Consult Calif. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Freshwater Fishing Regulations for Regulation 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 with large sunny decks overlooking the Truckee River. Attached solar greenhouse. 40" flat screen TV. DVD/CD surround sound system with premium channels and outdoor speakers.


Fully equipped kitchen opens to dining room seating 8. Gas built in range, microwave, coffee maker & grinder, toaster & blender. Attached laundry room & pantry. Outdoor gas BBQ with easy access from the kitchen.


4 bedrooms - all upstairs. 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1 double bed. Master bedroom has private bath. 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.


Wraparound upper & lower decks view the Truckee River & Carson-Tahoe mountain range. Outdoor tables with umbrellas, chaise lounges and chairs. Shade lattice area on upper deck. Horseshoe pit below deck. Large landscaped garden & lawn. Access to river for fishing from the home.


High Speed Internet access provided. Cell phone coverage good - tower nearby.


More Details

Duane & Diane Brunson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Duane & Diane Brunson

We moved to the Truckee-Tahoe area and fell in love with the small scenic community of Hirschdale on the Truckee River. We reside next door to this rental and maintain the home. We are an active couple who enjoy the mountains & streams, boating & fishing, gardening and the outdoors.

Duane & Diane Brunson purchased this house in 1984

Why Duane & Diane Brunson chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We have always desired to live by the Truckee River. The community here is small, rural, and quiet. We enjoy offering a vacation home to others so that they can enjoy the Truckee River and have a relaxing stay. You are close to historic Town of Truckee, shopping & restaurants, ski resorts & golf courses, and the many visitor attractions that Truckee-Tahoe is known for 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 the nearby reservoirs of Boca & Stampede offer boating & fishing, swimming, kayaking & mountain bike trails. The scenic views here 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!


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1970 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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 ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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 - master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , located downstairs with radiant floor heating
  • Master bath has 6-foot soaking tub/shower. Hair dryers provided in upstairs bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms located upstairs. Bedroom with twin beds is ideal for singles or kids with flat-screen TV and DVD player.
  • 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
  • winery tours
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:
  • 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
  • skiing
  • 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 and entertain friends & family, walk along the river, and be close to your favorite Truckee-Tahoe fun spots. Float the river in summer or take the family on a commercial rafting trip. Ski Tahoe in winter and visit nearby Lake Tahoe. Reno, Nevada is just a short drive away for gambling casinos & entertainment, museums & planetarium, antique shops, restaurants & golf courses. Year round fly fishing at your door and convenient location to Reno-Tahoe Airport for visiting family & friends rounds out a great family vacation or getaway. A great place to do it all!


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Truckee River Scenic Getaway - Riverfront Retreat - Fly Fishing/Ski/Vacation
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews

Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. The property was lovely and the location was absolutely stunning. Would absolutely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay here. Thanks so much for your comments and we hope you will return again!
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Beautiful setting, lots of outside area to relax and enjoy view of river

  • 5 of 5

The owners have put a lot of thought in providing for a delightful stay. Lots of plates, pans, chairs, soap, chairs, lounge chairs, parking hope you get the idea. Feels like a home.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of our Truckee River rental. Although the river is running high right now, there are sizable fish being caught if you have the patience. Whether it was getting your line wet or just relaxing on the deck, we are glad you enjoyed our rental home. Thanks!
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting. Both times we stayed the same days. This year we were treated to more snow and sunny days. I love the views of the river, trees and the train going by. Kitchen is set up every well with everything you need. The wood stove really heats up the downstairs well. We felt very at home. Owners are very nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the winter review on your return stay here. Tahoe has received a lot of snow this year. We love to hear what best attracts repeat guests to our rental, especially in winter. Hope to see you in summer so you can enjoy more of our great views!
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A delightful stay over Christmas

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my family and friends over the Christmas holiday and it was so pleasant and relaxing. Everything was as expected or even better and the property was well taken care of. The view from the back porch was nothing less than epic and the kitchen had all of the essentials for us to cook a large family style dinner. We skied 2 days at Northstar and it was only a 20 minute drive to the free parking lot, and I was at the top of the mountain only 1 hour from leaving the house. Diane and Duane were also close by if we needed anything and made themselves available to answer any questions. I highly recommend this rental and would definitely come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad our home provided a satisfying Christmas getaway for you all. Thank you for recommending us to others. You can't beat the great river views and being so close to the slopes too. A Happy New Year to you!
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  • 5 of 5

Cleansing! While sitting on the wrap around porch listening to the Truckee River flow you take in the view, and it is breathtaking. We came in November so the fall colors were still hanging around and a little snowfall came to make the picture even more perfect. It got down to 17 one night but we were always toasty(loved the wood stove).The inside was welcoming with large bedrooms, comfortable beds, antiques, and vintage furniture. I especially liked the Garden room with a Donkey Tail plant that hung from the ceiling to the floor! A great Escape! Just 30 minutes to my family in Reno.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the many compliments on our Truckee River home. To relax, unwind, and enjoy your stay is our motto. We are so glad that our rental home provided this for you and we appreciate you noting some of our best features that guests look for. We hope to see you back again!
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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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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America and Moody's - Downtown Truckee
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Old Greenwood, Ponderosa
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
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Boca Reservoir
Car: necessary

Historic downtown Truckee offers quaint shops, restaurants and Amtrak train station. For a glimpse into Truckee's colorful history, plan a visit to the Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce, the Railroad Museum at the Amtrak Train Station, 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. There are many challenging golf courses in the Tahoe-Truckee area and Lake Tahoe's many ski resorts are world famous, including Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Kayak, jet ski, & paddle board rentals are available at Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. Equestrian rides are available nearby. Enjoy the sandy beaches of Lake Tahoe & attend the Shakespeare Festival on the lake. Enjoy a boating or dining excursion out on Lake Tahoe. 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 casino entertainment, dining & gambling, museums & planetarium, antique stores and Broadway shows. 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

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Low Season
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
MLK to President's Day
Jan 12 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
President's Day Holidays
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 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. 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.
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