Healers and Gardeners, Adventurers interested in Spiritual connection with the Earth and our ancestors. Skiers, Hikers, Mt. Bikers and love good food.
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Polly and Don are two of the most solid folks I have met. They live the mountains, and care for our earth and the people and creatures that inhabit it, and it shows in every detail of the life they have created. Being in their company, and that of their friends in the Truckee community, feels like coming home.
I arrived at Polly and Don's River Sanctuary a day late, and they were extremely accommodating. I was in town for the Tahoe Summit Classic lacrosse tournament and did not get to spend enough time with my gracious hosts because of my coaching commitments, but each night I returned to a wonderfully warm fire and even warmer, friendly people.
The shower was hot and had good water pressure - Trader Joe's liquid bath soap was provided, as were a plentiful number of towels. The bed was supersoft and the room was the perfect temperature given the very cozy and warm bedding. (Even in late June it gets down to the low 30s at night.) There were plenty of outlets for powering up computers and phones and also closet space for coats and clothing.
In the mornings, Polly and Don made sure the basket of eggs - fresh from their chicken coop - was full, and set out wonderful peaches and other fruit. When I remarked offhand one night that I would like a banana in the morning, I awoke to a huge bunch waiting for me. I grabbed one en route to my early a.m. game.
I could write more, but I think you get the picture. Polly and Don are the consummate mountain hosts and look after every detail. I recommend the River Sanctuary experience unequivocally - every Airbnb'er should plan a stay.
Thanks again Polly and Don!!
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.
We really enjoy our stay at Polly and Don's house. We wish we had more time to relax at the house and to use Polly's massage service after a long day of skiing.
The bed is one of the most comfortable bed that I have ever slept on. The house is 5 mins drive into Truckee and 20 mins to North Star ski resort. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
Initially I was a bit worry about staying at a place with cats since I am highly allergic to cats however I did not have any problems. The room was very clean and free of pet hair.
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.
We had a great time with Polly and Don! They will be welcome to stay with us any time and we wish them the best of luck with creating their sanctuary in the Tahoe area-- hopefully one day we can be guests of theirs!