Neighborhood Spotlight: Galena Forest

Posted by Heather Neal on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 12:51pm

Calling all mountain lovers! For those seeking a more rustic lifestyle in Reno, Galena Forest invites a magnificent respite in the tall pines.

Mother Nature’s very own water feature, Galena Creek, rambles through the community and the neighborhood is bordered by miles and miles of BLM land with the adjacent Toiyabe National Forest.

Located off Mt. Rose Highway, Galena Forest is the perfect balance between city and suburb – tucked in the forest, yet conveniently close to everything. It’s just 10 minutes from Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe resort, 15 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and 20 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Right across the highway from Galena Forest, you’ll find the Galena Creek Recreation Area. It is rich in natural and cultural history, and offers something for all ages. Whether you're looking to explore the trails, get involved with the community, enroll a child in their diverse outdoor education programs, or simply experience the environment, the Galena Creek Visitor Center is a wonderful resource right in your backyard.


Photo Credit: Galena Creek Visitor Center

And here’s a fun fact: this area was once called “Robber’s Roost” by Mark Twain. Robbers hid out in this forest and “roosted,” then robbed the posse that ran between Reno and Carson City. Gotta love historical local tidbits! 

Established in the 80’s, most home sites in this custom home community are between one half acre to one acre in size. The homes are gorgeous and unique, where you’ll find anything from traditional log cabins to modern architectural marvels.

One such marvel is our extraordinary listing at 1000 Blue Spruce Road. This alpine showpiece gives you a front-row seat to breathtaking mountain and forest views. The soaring ceilings and expansive windows provide a cascade of natural sunlight. Everyday living is on the main level, with two ensuite bedrooms and a bonus room downstairs.

The home features lavish upgrades both inside and out. The exterior boasts a new paver, lit driveway, an oversized 3-car garage, solid Alder front doors, and wood-framed Andersen windows. Inside, you’ll find Oak hardwood and Travertine floors, a slate-surround gas fireplace in the Great Room and a double-sided fireplace and steam shower in Master. The Gourmet Kitchen includes a Thermador range, warming drawer and double ovens, as well as a Bosch dishwasher, Sub-Zero Fridge, Wine Fridge, and Cherry Wood cabinetry. The Butler’s Pantry and Mud Room (with washing station!) provides generous storage.


The adjoining BLM land and Galena Creek makes it seem like you are enveloped in your own private forest. The incredible back deck provides endless entertaining options.

Size: 3,689 sqft
Lot Size: .52 acre
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3.5
Garages: 3
Year Built: 2000
Taxes: $6,385

Offered at $1, 395,000

The Majesty of the Forest awaits!

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