The Richardson House is a magnificently restored 1880s Victorian home overlooking historic downtown Truckee, just steps from award winning restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops. Ideal for weekend getaways, family reunions, ski vacations and special events including weddings, The Richardson House comfortably sleeps 12 people and is the ultimate vacation home.
Guests receive a Truckee Card to experience town like a local. The Truckee Experience Card includes complimentary gifts such as a wine and cheese tasting at Moody’s, mimosa at Squeeze In, bath soap from Riverstone Home Gifts, dog cookie from Scraps and deals from Burger Me and Tahoe Tea Company.
Accommodations • Built when Truckee was a Wild West railroad town, The Richardson House is an architectural gem that boasts a rich history yet, at the same time, offers guests a vacation home with modern conveniences. A stay at The Richardson House combines history and elegance with state of the art amenities including wireless Internet access and cable TV as well as the comforts of large living spaces and featherbeds. A large, modern kitchen, spacious parlor and private bedrooms with connecting bathrooms make the house an extraordinary and affordable lodging alternative for visitors.
House Manager Chelsea Walterscheid explains, “No details were missed in the meticulous restoration of The Richardson House. Antique furnishings, Victorian textures and inviting hues engage the senses at every turn. The Richardson House provides a truly unique experience. Each bedroom has a distinct character and provides historical ambience, luxury and comfort.” For example, Christine’s Room is cherished for its sunset views and beautiful light. It overlooks the Rocking Stone Tower, one of the few naturally occurring rocking stones in the world. Ivy’s Room has high ceilings, a tall window overlooking the garden and a handicap accessible private bathroom.
Grant Palmer from Mill Valley recently rented house and said, “I’m a sucker for unique, older places that are pieces of history and The Richardson House fully fits that bill. The cozy, welcoming atmosphere fulfilled the needs of everyone in my family.” Truckee resident Cesar Lopez hosted a family reunion at The Richardson House and said, “Everyone was enraptured by the beauty, inside and out. Afternoon talks on the gazebo, chats in the kitchen, reminiscing in the family room, and dinner talks were all made more wonderful by the house’s beautiful charm. Three of my relatives are over 90 years old and the convenient disabled access room was perfect. Rex’s Rumpus room was a huge hit with the kids.”
Community Giving • As a leader in supporting arts and culture, The Richardson House actively gives back to the community. The Truckee Donner Historical Society receives a portion of all bookings. In addition, The Richardson House is a proud sponsor of Trails and Vistas art hike and the Historic Haunted Walking Tour.
Holiday Special • The home, complete with the Truckee Experience Card, on-site caretaker and concierge, is a steal at $650 per night (2 night minimum) and $4,100 for a full week through January 31, 2011. Reservations are now being accepted for the holidays and 2011. Call (530) 563-6874 or visit www.therichardsonhouse.com to check availability and book the home.