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Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Retreat, Flyfishing, Skiing

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, River & Mountain Views (Sleeps 8-12)

The Truckee River House is a riverfront retreat on the Truckee River, a blue ribbon fishery, and there are several other great rivers and lakes to fish nearby. The house is about 5 miles from Historic downtown Truckee, close to the best ski resorts, and many beautiful natural places including Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe National Forest. Reno Tahoe International Airport is just 30 minutes away.




Cozy river front home with beautiful sweeping views of the Truckee River and mountains. A hidden gem in a secluded and serene neighborhood. The house has recently been remodeled with modern mountain style finishes and furnishings, and is fully equipped with everything you should need to relax and enjoy the mountains. Some of the best fly fishing water that the Truckee River has to offer is right in our backyard, and the river can now be fished year round. There are several other good fisheries nearby including the Little Truckee River, Boca Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, Prosser Reservoir, Donner Lake, and Pyramid Lake for large Lahontan Cutthroat. Fly fishing, Skiing, Paddling, Swimming, Biking, Hiking, and more, all right outside our door.

UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS: sleeps 8 people. 3 Bedrooms: one king and two queens, plus bunk beds. 2 Bathrooms: whirlpool bath and shower in master bedroom, shower in guest bathroom. This level is perfect for 3 couples, a romantic spacious getaway for two, ideal for families with kids, and group retreats.

UPSTAIRS KITCHEN: Full gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, all new stainless steel appliances including: gas 5 burner stove top with griddle, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, oven, and microwave. Lots of pots and pans, cooking utensils, and small appliances such as toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, mixer, blender, slow cooker, and more...

UPSTAIRS LIVING ROOM: 40” flat screen TV, deluxe DirectTV Now package with cloud DVR, AppleTV allows for streaming your media, leather sofa and recliner plus a sectional sofa for lounging in front of the fire (2 day beds). AMAZING VIEWS of the Truckee River and mountains.

UPSTAIRS DINING AREA: connected and open to the living room and kitchen, large rustic table with benches seats eight comfortably, views of the Truckee River and mountains.

UPSTAIRS DEN: original rock fireplace from the 1890's with a daybed, rocking chair, and work desk with chair.

UPSTAIRS DECK: a large wood deck facing the river with amazing views of the river and mountains. There are two dining tables providing seating for 12, plus 2 lounge chairs and a grill. The deck is gated - good for keeping small children and dogs contained. Because the house is built into the hillside, the back deck is on the 2nd story with stairs down to the back yard.

FRONT ENTRY: heated concrete steps from the driveway to the front door so you don't have to shovel snow. Covered metal grate bridge, and covered patio with seating and firewood storage. Moss covered granite boulders and native plants are spread through the natural landscape. Chunky wood post and beam construction with concrete and metal work update this attractive new addition.

DOWNSTAIRS LEVEL - RECENT RENOVATION COMPLETED - MODERN MOUNTAIN STYLE. New amenities downstairs include 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, with beds for 4 people (2 on a king bed in the bedroom, and 2 on twin XL day beds in the living room). The bathroom is all new with a 2 person shower and heated concrete floor. There is a big open living room with views of the river and mountains, a new fireplace, bar / kitchenette with seating for 4, a sectional sofa in front of a rock fireplace with a 46” flat screen TV, deluxe DirectTV Now package, cloud DVR, and AppleTV allows you to stream your media. A very nice full size pool table completes this large open living room. All new furnishings throughout!!!

OTHER AMENITIES: forced air heat, and endless hot water supply (tankless) so everyone can have a hot shower or soak in the whirlpool bath after a day of skiing. Washer and dryer, cell phone service is good (no land line), and high-speed wireless internet.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Nearby amenities in Truckee 5 miles away. Ski areas Northstar 15 miles away, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows 20 miles away. Nevada State line is 10 miles, downtown Reno is 20 miles, Reno International Airport 25 miles.


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Riaz Finnemore
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Riaz Finnemore

We are avid skiers, hikers, bikers, paddlers, and fly fishers. We love escaping from the city to our home in the mountains to enjoy some peace and quiet and the great outdoors. We invite you to stay at our place and we will try and provide you with everything you need to have a great vacation!

Riaz Finnemore purchased this house in 2002

Why Riaz Finnemore chose Truckee

We spotted this hidden gem of a house while fly fishing the Truckee river. It's in a great location with easy access from the bay area or the Reno airport. The neighborhood is small, secluded and quiet, and right outside the door we enjoy nature and all of our favorite activities - no car required!

What makes this house unique

Aside from the obvious benefit of having the Truckee River right in our back yard, there is a really nice fire road just 100 yards from our front door which you can walk, run, bike, and sometimes even cross country ski! It goes along the river for a few miles and provides access to different spots on the river as well as some great views! We also have Boca Reservoir just a couple miles up the road which has boating, fishing, swimming, camping, biking, etc. If you are into biking, there are lots of good roads and mountain bike trails right outside the door. Paddlers tend to put in near our house because a couple miles down stream are the best rapids on the Truckee. Fishing is also best on our section of the river as we benefit from additional water from Boca Reservoir and other feeder rivers. If you want to be the first one or last one on the river, nothing beats staying on the river! If you enjoy skiing then you will enjoy missing all the traffic going to the Lake as we have the reverse commute, and we are also closer to I80 when you want to head home! If you enjoy quiet and nature then this is the place, there is plenty of wildlife just outside the door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at your Truckee River House was great. Very different from our usual family vacation (we usually go to a lake). There is more than enough

to keep any family entertained. The pool table was a big success and the large area to play family games was also great. Lots of walks, watching

deer and other little creatures. We also did the river rafting and a tour of the Tahoe area. The house was more than accommodating for 12 people and we enjoyed the patio and outside area. Would be a great place in the winter also. Thanks again for the use for your home.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Truckee in Nevada County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Remodelled 2013, 2 person shower, heated floor
    Upstairs Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 3 full bathrooms, endless hot water from our tankless system
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Front Geust Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed
    Rear Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    lower living room - 2 Single Bed , this is a common area without a door
    upper living room - 2 Single Bed , this is a common area without a door
    Den - 1 Single Bed , this is a common area without a door
  • Sleeps 10 in bedrooms: 2 rooms have King size beds, 2 rooms have Queen size Beds, one queen room also has Twin size bunk beds. Sleeps 2 more in your choice of the 5 day beds in common areas: 2 in upper living room, 2 in lower living room, 1 in den. 2 Baby Cribs: 2 folding pack and play cribs for infant / toddler (please bring your own bedding)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful mountain modern remodel, forced air heating plus wood burning fireplaces, gazebo, and fire bowl in backyard, endless hot water, Infant/Toddler/Kids Gear - pack n play, high chair, BOB off-road jogger, sleds, toys; books


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Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Retreat, Flyfishing, Skiing
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 62 reviews

Relaxing, serene, and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Our crew rented this home for a family reunion. We had three families with a total of 8 kids and we all fit comfortably, no problem. Loved the gorgeous views of the forest and the Truckee River. Close to downtown Truckee and only about 20 - 30 minutes from Donnor Lake, Tahoe City, and Squaw Valley Park. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Rented the house for an annual trip and we really enjoyed the house! The view is absolutely beautiful. So close to the river and nature. Great area for hiking and rafting. The rooms were comfortable and plenty of space to spread out. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, great views, very confortable house, increadible views from every room

  • 4 of 5

We have family in Reno and this home is close enough (30 min. Drive) that we could be close to them and yet a world apart in the middle of a beautiful mountain experience. The house met all of our needs and was well stocked with the items you would need to make fantastic meals. Being so close to the Truckee River was also great and we went golfing at Grey’s Crossing which was only 15 minutes away. There is even a little store that is at the RV park just off interstate 80 that can provide any last minute needs you might have (like charcoal for the BBQ). The pool table provided a few hours of great entertainment. We greatly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as promised

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space, beds, bedding, and views. It was a great house that accommodated our large multi family group. The deck was great and the kids ate outside while the adults ate inside. We are already talking about renting the house again, either this summer or next, to enjoy the river and all the summer outside activities Truckee has to offer. Thanks for providing a great house that matched the description.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family/Pet friendly Home

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a home that is family friendly and pet friendly, this is the house. There are children books and board games. There are doggy gates that you can use to block them off if needed. The kitchen is spacious and has pretty much everything you need. We cooked everyday while staying there. There are sleds that you can use. It takes about 5 minutes or less to/from the freeway. Riaz, the host was very responsive. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home for a Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Truckee River House was amazing and fit 12 people comfortably! The home was modern, large, well maintained, clean and accommodated everyone. The kids loved playing in the snow right off the patio, family members relaxed and enjoyed the upstairs cozy living room, everyone loved the pool table and some of our guest also enjoyed the lower level which acted as their own separate getaway. Kitchen was stocked with plenty of amenities (dinnerware, utensils, pots/pans, bake ware, seasonings, etc.). Backyard had amazing scenic views of the river and snow and luckily we were able to capture plenty of photos of our memorable trip. Our trip included a visit to Reno and Northstar Ski Resort and the home was conveniently located in between so the traveling time to both destinations were very minimal. Riaz quickly responded to all my questions about his home so he made planning very easy for us. Definitely would recommend the Truckee River House and we hope to plan another trip in the warmer months!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno / Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Old Greenwood
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Truckee Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
old town Truckee
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Truckee River
Car: recommended

Fly fishing, Kayaking & Rafting, Mountain & Road Biking, Snowshoeing, Hiking all right outside the door!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £218.76
Pet Fee £15.63
Property Damage Insurance £46.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £390.65

Security deposits are refunded 7 days after departure if no damage is reported, it will post back to your account 3-5 days after refund.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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