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1. Western NEVADA

Virginia City

  In 1859 gold and silver was found in Nevada’s Virginia Range and the famous Comstock Lode was discovered. Virginia City, dominated by Victorian architecture and mining ruins, was once one of the largest cities on the west coast. The famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad line between Virginia City and Carson has been rebuilt, and wild horses might be seen from the train. But like mystic whales in a sage and piñon sea, the mustangs are always on the move.

Virginia City Convention & Tourism Authority
(775) 847-4386

Janet Jones CMP
Convention & Visitors Bureau

(775) 687-7410

Carson Valley Tourism Authority
(800) 727-7677


Wild Horse Photographic Tours with Mark Terrell
(775) 230-1992

Cottonwood Creek Arabians and Bed and Breakfast
(775) 782-3057

Rancho Red Rock, LLC
15670 Red Rock Rd, Reno Nevada 89508

(775) 969-3315
By reservation only

Virginia & Truckee Railroad
P.O.Box 467, Virginia City Nevada 89440

Come see wild horses while you ride the train!
Virginia and Truckee Railroad; Queen of the Shortlines; Silver Short Line
(775) 847-0380

John Dion
(530) 577-2940


Silverland Inn & Suites
(775) 847-4484

Sugarloaf Mountain Motel
" Come as a Stranger, Leave as a Friend"
Jim & Michele Souza

Sonny Boys Tours
Tina Brodrick, Owner and Operator
Sparks, Nevada

The Assay House
398 N. B Street (P.O. BOX 761)
Virginia City, NV 89440

    The Assay House, built in 1862 and one of the few structures that survived the great 1875 fire, is a quaint little one bedroom vacation rental, located in the north part of Virginia City at the intersection of A and B streets. The original brick structure is a renovated living room with a high ceiling, gas fireplace, and has an old turn of the century, large safe that serves as the entertainment center. While the unique style windows in the living room speak to its original use an an Assay Office, through the years it has served as a grocery store, clothing store, antique shop, and has been a residence to several owners, including a longtime Virginia City Postmaster.

    The addition in the back houses the bedroom, full bathroom and laundry area. There is a charming kitchen with a stainless steel sink and countertop area, cabinet with lighting below, dishwasher, stove with flat cook top, side by side refrigerator, and an Italian quarry tile floor with radiant heat. A locally made "Tiffany style" dragonfly lamp hangs over the kitchen table.

    Outdoors, there are two seating areas, one a garden setting with panoramic views of the mountains on the north side of the house, and one on the south side with a brick patio, table and chairs, with a view of the beautiful St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Cynthia & Kent Van Bavel
775-847-0702 or 775-830-7343
Website coming soon

A Wild Band running free in Lyon County

A Carson City Band

Photo courtesy of Dorothy and Bob Nylen

A Carson City Stallion - View from Pine Nuts looking towards Sierras

Photo courtesy of Dorothy and Bob Nylen

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