To say you've stayed in all of northern Nevada's unique lodging places, you must include the charming Deer Run Ranch in Washoe Valley. And if you're going to put a stay there on your bucket list, you better get on it well in advance. You see, there are only two rooms available at this bucolic little bed and breakfast that's located on a working alfalfa/grass hay operation. Decide for yourself if the place is aptly named with the hundreds of deer freely roam the property nearly all year round. Located adjacent to Washoe Lake State Park, there's also plenty of other bird and wildlife viewing available in the quiet and serene setting.
While you will feel like you are truly getting away from it all, you won't be sacrificing much in the way of amenities. Both rooms have a private bath with TV and WiFi, and they share a large sitting room where breakfast is served. The morning meal is a special affair as Muffy Vhay, who owns the place with her husband, David, cooks a full breakfast each day based upon what's in season in the onsite garden. It's a special treat to simply enjoy the alternating savory and sweet breakfast menus that Muffy prepares for her guests. If you have an appreciation for the very special experience a bed and breakfast can offer, make sure you try to get a reservation at Deer Run Ranch. The wait will be worth it.