Welcome to Truckee River Sanctuary! We are located one mile (4 Minutes) East of Historic Downtown Truckee, 10 minutes to Donner Lake and 20 minutes to Lake Tahoe.
We are a 50 minute drive to/from Reno International Airport.
Our three bedroom home sits on 2 acres in the Olympic Heights neighborhood. We overlook the Truckee River, the Martis Valley, Northstar Ski Area, and the Mt. Rose Wilderness.
Your room has a Queen Bed with a Tempurpedic mattress and down feather pillows and duvet. The room is small and quiet, facing out to our apple orchard. There is an iphone/ipod compatible stereo/clock radio and wi-fi access. We have a lot of local information in your room that you can look through at your convenience. You have your own private bathroom with a full shower and bath.
Truckee River Sanctuary is a Micro-Eco Farm in progress- we have chickens and vegetable gardens, and are creating a model for small community sustainable living. Polly is Well-Being Facilitator offering healing massage sessions and creating conscious community, and Don runs his business Native Landscape in Truckee.
In the winter you can easily access a lot of local ski resorts. We are 20 minutes to Squaw Valley, 25 minutes to Alpine Meadows and 15 minutes to Northstar.
In the summer, our backyard trail winds directly from the house to the river- there are great swimming holes when it's hot, and a good walking trail along the river. We are a 15 minute drive to access points along the Pacific Crest Trail on Donner Summit.
You MUST LOVE dogs and cats. We have two border collies and two loving cats.
Your dog is OK to stay if it is friendly with other animals. We may ask for a deposit depending on the situation. The yard is not fenced, although we have a separate fenced pen with a dog house and shelter that you can keep your dog in during the day if you would like.
Polly runs her business Bodywise Massage from the house. Inquire about making an appointment during your stay.
We are 20 year locals who are avid hikers, bikers, skiers and gardeners. We can help you create the perfect weekend. With advance notice we can schedule to take you for a hike/bike ride or kayak for a guide fee.
We have tea and hot water out at all times. We serve Continental Breakfast with fresh eggs from our chickens, local bread or homemade muffins and fresh fruit from our CSA box. Coffee is available by request.
You are welcome to use the kitchen and fridge for cooking, but please keep it clean.
We look forward to meeting all our guests and have made several new friends through Airbnb.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Weekly Price:||$650 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1800 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)|
Don (and dogs) were there to meet us, and welcomed us into their cozy home. We were invited to use the common areas where we read books and enjoyed the beautiful view. The night was quite and comfortable. We would gladly come back again.
Great place, with very friendly and helpful hosts.
Polly and Don were wonderful hosts! They have a lovely, well-maintained home, and their adorable pets (two dogs and two cats) were an added bonus. They both knew a lot about the area and were willing to suggest restaurants and activities. They were friendly, but they also respected our privacy and had their own activities/events to tend to, so it was a perfect balance. I would definitely recommend staying with them and hope to see them again.
Relaxing and welcoming home with beautiful view, fun dogs, and very comfy bed. Definitely recommended!
Polly & Don were great hosts. We had a very nice and neat separate bedroom and our own bathroom. They made our stay even better with breakfast and fruit each morning. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again!
Polly and Don are great hosts and have a very warm and welcoming home with plenty of positive influence. Please do not miss an opportunity to stay with Polly and Don. A great place to relax and enjoy Truckee.
Polly and Don were spectacular hosts! They are warm and open people, and made our stay very comfortable! Polly and Don are the type of people who are great role models for the community and their living space embodied it. Their home was very cozy, clean, and inviting.
David and I made a trip to Truckee for to participate in the Tough Mudder event at NorthStar. Our stay was very short so we were mainly out and about but, we had the opportunity to come/go as we needed without feeling that we were intruding and when we had the chance, we would visit with them and their pets. They, including the dogs and cats, were all sooo friendly!!
Also, we took advantage of arranging massages for the day after our participation in Tough Mudder—Polly is amazing!!! I definitely recommend the massage when you stay.
Overall, our experience was great!! Polly and Don have a beautiful space in Tahoe, just a few minutes from downtown Truckee and a few short miles from NorthStar.
David and I would like to return for a casual "stay-cation" and stay with them again.
Polly and Don have a beautiful home and were very accommodating. The room was perfect - comfortable and private. They were very kind to put breakfast out for us the morning. We also enjoyed their two wonderful dogs. Would gladly stay with them again.
Very cozy, comfortable and friendly private room in Polly and Don's clean and eco-thoughtful home. The room felt private and the bed was just as comfy to sleep in as it looks in the photo.
Polly and Don were terrific hosts.
I was in Truckee for business so did not get the full out door sanctuary experience. I did love their mystical mini amphitheater with gorgeous views of the mountains and a crazy full moon that we had that weekend.
Very pet friendly. My pet pal, Lola, wanted to stay forever. Bless her city girl wants to be country girl heart.
Tasty, healthful snacks and tea were out at all times.
I enjoyed playing with Brodie and Scarlett, their dog pals too. They were very patient with Lola, who is a bit of a spaz.
When you walk around their picturesque grounds you can see that Polly and Don work hard on their commitment to soften their imprint on the planet. A peaceful setting and an inspiring life style. Thank you guys for letting Lo and I stay the weekend.
We had a wonderful stay with Polly and Don. The room was a perfect size - a comfortable bed with shelves decked with Tahoe reading material and a side table. Their living room is so comfortable and we enjoyed early mornings looking through their windows to the view of Squaw and the Truckee River. Every morning there was a light breakfast with tea, fresh eggs & sourdough bread, it was just perfect. Polly gave us the best massages and it was a pleasure talking to them. Polly and Don are so sweet, knowledgeable about the area and made us feel right at home. If we come back to Truckee, we are definitely staying with them.