I wish I had stumbled upon this place sooner. It's very spread out and just off the 3CL bus. Everything is darling - from the wine bottles that make up one of the building walls to the artwork and sunflowers everywhere. They just opened a pub as well, although it isn't your traditional dimly lit Irish Pub - it is in an art gallery.
LOVE LOVE LOVED the cafe. I was so far behind on e-mails and work and the WiFi in the cafe was very fast. It was nice and quiet and a great place to catch up on the real world. There is a bar nearby with great specials (personal pizza and a huge double pint of Sierra Nevada for $5 bucks) as well as a gas station and Mexican resto.
BTW the muffins at the cafe were awesome. Free coffee in the morning. Pat is awesome! Very genuine, friendly woman.
It is borderline hostel/motel. There aren't really any living area/common areas near the rooms. I wouldn't have minded some patio furniture outside and maybe a sofa or something in the rooms to encourage mingling with other travelers (they were a bit tight for four people) but very clean. There are ants in the bathroom, but being from Florida I know that in warm climates they are impossible to get rid of and just part of life. Microwave, sink and mini fridge were provided in the female dorms (no stove though). Comfy beds (although a bit small).
I know $30 isn't that much, but most other US hostels cap the rate at $20 (and often include a pancake breakfast or oatmeal, etc...in addition to coffee) so it was a little more than the average. Still, overall a great experience and I will book again next year when I return to Burning Man.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet, quaint & so unique. Hotels, studios, hostel, chapel, coffee/gift shop, two art galleries with art classes and retreats, even Penske Truck rental & supplies located on 6+ acres in a country setting, just 2 miles from downtown. 30 minute drive to Truckee, CA and 45 minutes to Lake Tahoe and ski resorts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wildflower Village Reno