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Beautiful Historic Home In Truckee, Ca for Skiing and Fly-Fishing

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 blocks from Truckee business district

Wilkie House is a beautifully decorated home built in 1885 during Truckee's boom years. 3 large bedrooms (2 upstairs, 1 downstairs), each with a queen and twin. 2 full bathrooms, one upstairs, one downstairs. Large dining room with seating for 10. Large living room with fireplace, plus sun porch to catch the warm winter sun. Delightful country kitchen with eating nook. Basement has washer/dryer and access from outside to bring in and store your ski gear. Cable TV, wi-fi, printer.

Wilkie House is in a relatively sedate neighborhood, without a lot of traffic. Only two blocks from downtown Truckee, you can avoid the hassles of driving in bad weather. Walk to town to enjoy Truckee's shopping, restaurants, and bars without worrying about parking or driving home.

Grocery shopping is only a few minutes down Donner Pass Road.

Some of the world's best fly-fishing is minutes away, and the good folks at Mountain Hardware will be happy to set you up with flies, gear, and tips.

More Details

Michael Olinger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

Why Michael Olinger chose Downtown

Wilkie House is ideally located to access the best skiing of North Tahoe. While we enjoy Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, Northstar and Sugar Bowl are also very close.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Historic Home In Truckee, Ca for Skiing and Fly-Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely, warm and homey

  • 5 of 5

It was a treat to stay in a place that really felt like the home of a friend -- games, books, and interesting collections, plus a fully equipped kitchen. The beds were comfortable and had down quilts on the ones we used. The owner was incredibly responsive and helpful. And the location was terrific -- one block from shops and restaurants in downtown Truckee (though the mountains of snow made even that an adventure). We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charm and convenience

  • 5 of 5

The reviews do much better justice to the house than pictures do/can! Great layout to have a family or medium sized group be able to spread out in the house, and yet good sized areas to reconvene for dinner or in the mornings/evenings. Dishes, wifi and other amenities made it easy to get settled quickly. Short driving distance to grocery and other stores. Walking distance to Truckee allowed everyone to explore on their own time and have dinner and a drink and walk home. Looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Charmer

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I rented this beautiful house for a girls's night. Its historic charm and details are exquisite in person. The original woodwork, cast iron and glass fixtures are just something you don't see very often, especially in the west. The house is even decorated with historical antiques that enhance it's 1890's beauty! The home is warm and inviting with plenty of room for large groups and cozy enough for small families. I love this house!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this beautiful historic home

  • 5 of 5

Five of us just spent a lovely weekend in this lovely, historic home in the great town of Truckee. Everything was as listed in the information on the property and exceeded our expectations. House sits on a hill with a great view of downtown truckee, the train station and the mountains. Easy walking distance to all restaurants and shops and we had a great time doing just that. Beautifully decorated with comfortable furniture and beds and was well-equipped with everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this property for a wonderful weekend in the Tahoe area.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Historical Gem

  • 5 of 5

This home is just a short walk to downtown which makes driving completely unnecessary. The decor is amazing, the pictures from the past of the town and it's developement are conversation pieces to be enjoyed. Very spacious and comfortable, the main dining area is a great plece to entertain in old world style. This house is "Truckee" and all she has to offer!

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this home with a group of 9 over a weekend to celebrate my birthday. It was a great location in a cute, quiet neighborhood and was an easy drive to nearby ski resorts. The house was very spacious and had more than enough beds to accommodate our large group. The check in and check out instructions were very helpful and made the process absolutely painless. I can easily recommend this house and would definitely consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ponderosa, Old Greenwood
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Amtrak Truckee
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Car: recommended

Just two blocks from historic downtown Truckee, this home built in 1885 is one of the few remaining from Truckee's boom times. It is the perfect starting point for your Tahoe winter and summer adventures. Enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, biking, boating, hiking and fishing. Ten minutes from phenomenal fly-fishing on the Truckee River. 10 minutes from horse stables offering lessons and trail rides. Leave your car parked and walk downtown for shopping, eating and drinking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holidays: $500 per night, 3-night min (Thanksgiving,MLK,President's Day, July 4th, Memorial and Labor Days)

Rates subject to change until dates confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.