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You know you are a Truckee local if…

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TRUCKEE, Calif. – You know you are a Truckee local if …1. Snow in June is an inconvenience but not a surprise.2. You know The Richardson House is now a six-bedroom luxury vacation home.3. You know the large, white cross next to the Truckee Elementary School is a historic landmark, not a religious symbol holding up “the finger” at the separation of church & state.4. You know The Richardson House does not serve breakfast because it is not a B&B, unless you slip Chelsea a crisp Benjamin, then she’ll serve up whatever you like.5. You know where Hooligan Rock is and what its original purpose was; you don’t just blindly drive by it on your way to fight the crowds at Safeway.6. You know The Richardson House is available to rent (yes – the entire house, folks), and is perfect for family/friend gatherings, small weddings and corporate retreats.7. You know the little cemetery on the road to the current cemetery is a Catholic cemetery. It was developed the same year as the one on the top of the hill, making it neither “older” nor “newer” than the other and shouldn’t be referred to as the “Old Cemetery.”8. You know The Richardson House kicks back discounts for locals and their friends, contact You know the abandoned rooms on the corner of Jibboom & Bridge Streets were built post war as a highway hotel and were never “Cat Houses,” no matter what your Uncle Jimmy told you.10. You know The Richardson House has not been a B&B for more than five years; no really, it is not a B&B!- Chelsea Walterscheid, The Richardson House, house manager, 530-563-6874 or

The Richardson House a luxury vacation home available for rent. Many local not-for-profit organizations enjoyed complimentary use of the house for their board meetings. A proud supporter of the community, a portion of the proceeds from every booking goes back to the Truckee Donner Historical Society. In addition, TRH is supporter of The Truckee Donner Land Trust, Trails & Vistas and the Historical Haunted Walking Tour (to name a few).Please check out the web site to learn more about the Vacation Home, the people who run it, community partners and more at Any more references to TRH as a B&B will result in a fine, which will be put right into Chelsea’s pocket, I mean donated to a local charity.

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