Russel Valley Retreat

Truckee, California, United States

Listing #142772

House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $2300 | Monthly
Last Updated 187 days ago


"Russel Valley Retreat" looks out over a pristine valley, with a Sierra Mountain Range backdrop. The valley is famous for the emigrant trail, the cabin was once owned by a rock climbing legend, but the true magic of this special retreat lies within the ever-changing valley, the activities of countless bird species, nightly frog chorus, and expansive, endless starry skies. Hike, walk, bike, snowshoe, ski, fish, explore, relax, and recharge all within a short distance of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The little cabin is extremely cozy, perfect for a retreat up in the mountains. One half of cabin is the living room & kitchen and the other half is the bedroom with double bed, bath and a reading nook with a twin bed. It is more 1 bedroom and a half (double bed in one area and twin in another-so 3 people sleeping comfortably) with a full kitchen. Nestled in Russel Valley, it's ideal for people who want to get a little off the grid, while still being close to everything the Tahoe/Truckee area has to offer. While only 10 miles from downtown Truckee and 11 miles from Tahoe Forest Hospital it feels as if you are going back in time to the 'ole West. You can walk (and see from the cabin) a post quoting wagon train explorers on the original Emigrant trail. The cabin was once owned by the first man to climb "El Capitan", Warren Harding, it was also the first cabin in this area, originally used by the Forest Service. For winter months the area is great snow-shoeing, cross country skiing and about 20/30 minute drive to Northstar, Alpine or Squaw Valley from the cabin door. Main source for heat is wood burning stove. The cabin is just off Russel Valley Rd, the property is 6 acres with two cabins.. Russel Valley is absolutely wonderful for horseback riding. You can often see neighbors riding by on a weekend with their dogs. I am an animal lover and welcome dogs, I know that many dogs can be the perfect guests. I do, however, have one older cat and two dogs (one small and one big), so I ask if you have a dog that is aggressive with smaller animals, cats or cannot respect the premisses, please make the best choice for all considered. There is a nice selection of books, a few games & no TV, but I do have wifi. Hope you can come to enjoy the peacefulness Russel Valley has to offer.




1 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From January 4, 2021 until May 31, 2021

Minimum Stay

11 Days


House in Truckee, California, United States

Closest University

University of Reno, NV

Nearby Universities
University of California Davis and Berkeley

Comments: Russel Valley


  • Countryside
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2300 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Electricity (average $50 per month) and some snow removal separate


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are allowed

Smoking is allowed

A car is not available





High Speed Internet


Balcony or Patio

Temperature Control



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