The Property


Recognizably the best and most convenient location in historic downtown Truckee. The house is a beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian c.1880 and is one of the few remaining residential buildings on Commercial Row, in Truckee.  The Downtown house is 20 minutes to Lake Tahoe, 5 min to Donner Lake, 15-20 min to all major skiing Squaw Valley/Alpine, Northstar, Sugar Bowl. 10-15 min to 6 Championship golf courses.  Mere steps to shopping, restaurants, pub, train, and bus station.  The house has just recently been completely remodeled and updated.

The Space

The Downtown house has 3 separate platforms that allow something for everyone (See below for details and pricing):

1) The Downtown House: The entire house which includes 5 Bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen, and living room and free onsite parking.  Off of the kitchen, there is a private deck overlooking a beautiful garden. To book the entire house, please reserve "The Downtown House."

2) The Downtown House West: A 1 bedroom unit with separate entrance, 1 Bath, Kitchenette, and living room with pull-out couch. All new appliances and furnishing. Private rear deck and garden. Free on-site dedicated parking.  Perfect for couples or a small family. 

The bright and sunny space of Downtown West is entered though the south facing, glass enclosed, front porch which is ideal for morning tea or coffee, reading a book, or just watching the active street scape unfold below you. With 10' ceilings, refinished wood floors throughout, clear vertical grain Douglas Fir trim, the apartment has an open, warm, and inviting feel. A recently installed forced air furnace and hot water heater guarantees your comfort. The Living Room sofa and chair are situated in front of a 50" 'smart TV' connected to basic cable service and Wi-Fi, capable of streaming a guest's web-based programming. The sofa is a queen sleeper with an upgraded memory foam mattress. The Kitchenette is fully stocked, with all new appliances including refrigerator, 2 burner induction cooktop, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, and sink. The Bedroom, located at the rear of the building and furthest from the street, has a King size bed with down comforter, two nightstands, lights, alarm clock, and convenient storage for clothes and luggage. The Bathroom is stocked with plentiful plush towels, soap, body wash, shampoo and hairdryer.

3) The Downtown House East:  A 4 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen and living room that includes onsite parking. The entry is a welcoming south facing, glass enclosed, front porch which is ideal for morning tea of coffee, reading a book, or just watching the active streetscape unfold below you. Entering through the front door you arrive in the Entry Hall with stairway to bedrooms and the door to the Living Room. The large living room with a cozy window seat affords a unique 180-degree view of the street scape below. 

Other details:

-a 50" Smart TV, with basic cable and Wi-Fi.

- gas Fireplace, with working desk and a separate bookshelf stocked with a collection of novels, local history, and something for everyone.

-A beautiful large, sunny, and fully stocked kitchen with Dining table for 6. The kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, gas range with oven. microwave, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker and blender.

- A back door off the kitchen opens to a large private deck and garden with a 6-person table with umbrella for outside gatherings in warmer weather.

-Washer/Dryer located in a closet off of the Kitchen.

-Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms all with new mattresses and bedding that include Matt's Room - 1 King, Whitney's Room - 1 Queen, Milky Way Room - 1 Queen and Rooftops with 2 twin beds. All bedrooms include bedside lamps, nightstands, and alarm clocks. Also included in each room is convenient and plentiful storage for clothes and luggage.

-There is a large bathroom located upstairs which is stocked with plentiful plush towels, soap, body wash, shampoo, and hairdryer. Also situated in the bathroom is a separate makeup vanity

Interaction with guests

Molly and Tony have lived in the Tahoe/Truckee area for over 35 years and welcome the chance to share their extensive "locals" knowledge with their guests Please message us through the contact information area should you have questions.

The neighborhood

Technically situated on the edge of Brickletown (named after E.J. Brickell one of the original owners of Truckee Tahoe Lumber) you are less than 100 yards from the closest eating establishment! Truckee is well known as one of the best small mountain towns in the Western U.S. Whether visiting in summer or winter there are countless activities to enjoy, most within an easy walking distance of your new home away from home.  Excellent restaurants and coffee shops, diverse shopping and art galleries, refined as well as notorious drinking establishments, live music, people watching, biking/hiking the new Legacy Trail (year-round), fishing the Truckee River, Truckee Community Arts Center for live theatre, Truckee Thursdays with craft fair, food trucks, live music and beer garden (summer), Truckee Regional Park with disc golf, skateboard park, ice skating (winter) and Music in the Park ( summer), Farmers Market (summer), Truckee Rec Center with climbing wall and new Swim Center and Truckee’s own public golf course Ponderosa affectional know by locals as “Pondo”. Truckee is the gateway town to Lake Tahoe and the Northern Sierras makes it the perfect location as your choice for a vacation

Other things to note

Historically Truckee’s development has always been tied directly to its location at the edge of the Sierras and the “doorway to the west” over Donner Pass. Native Indians would spend summers in the surrounding area fishing and hunting. The first pioneers on wagon trains would rest along the river and Donner Lake before tackling the climb over the pass. The story of the Donner Party in the winter of 1846/47 is well known and has been described as one of the most bizarre and spectacular tragedies in California history and western U.S. migration. From 1848 -55 the California gold rush brought a flood of gold seekers traveling west to seek their fortune. Soon though there was a rough and scrabble town with boarding houses, saloons, and livery stables. Truckee’s growth was further fueled as the logging and lumber industry soon exploded with the demand for timber to support the gold mines in California and silver mines in Nevada. All these logs and lumber transported by man, horse, and flume until the advent of the railroad.  Truckee has long been known as a major railroad town. The first train arrived in Truckee in 1867 a year and a half before the golden spike was driven in Promontory Point, Utah in 1869. Truckee was the perfect staging point and roundabout location for supply trains from Sacramento. It also was the base for the men and machines responsible for clearing the huge amounts of snow that would bury the tracks during the long stormy winters of the High Sierra. Today the rail line is a major east-west route for the Union Pacific Railroad freight line carrying almost anything you can think of including fresh and frozen food, beverages, bulk grain, anything automotive from parts to finished autos, petrochemicals, fertilizer, soda ash, coal, and industrial raw and finished goods. The ‘Washoe Zephyr’ passenger train makes a daily stop in Truckee on its way to either Chicago, Illinois or Emeryville, Ca. For those guests of the Downtown House with a romantic heart and sense of history, the occasional train rumbling through town can be a thoughtful and even thrilling experience, for the very light sleeper though, it occasionally may be seen as a minor inconvenience.

  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Deck chairs, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM
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