Welcoming guests as B&B for over 30
years, The Old Pioneer Garden Country Inn is located within an
oasis of Northern Nevada's high desert.
The inn was built in 1861 the same year
that silver prospectors toured the area and established the
village of Unionville. Among those seeking fortune in those
early days was Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain). His
Unionville cabin remains standing. Today, most visitors come
to this ghost town of about 20 inhabitants just to see Twain's
cabin and then move on, but there is so much more.
The Old Pioneer Garden Country Inn -- a
lodge that owners Lew and Mitzi Jones have refurbished without
compromise to its authenticity -- accommodates guests with 11
rooms, six with private baths. Guest cottages reside along the
creek. If you are celebrating a family reunion or other group
occasion, the entire Inn is available for rent.
The Hadley House, a stone
structure that once served as the one-bedroom home for a wagon
maker, includes six bedrooms (two with fireplaces), a living
room graced with a baby grand piano, a ranch-style
kitchen/dining room, and a glass-enclosed conservatory. A
tournament-sized pool table, antiques, countless books, and a
bay window all add to the home's ambient warmth.
The Tack Room sleeps one or
two in a stone-floored, renovated barn. If you're bringing
horses and want to be near them, this might be the room for
you, although the horseless are welcome as well. The inn's
other lodging, the Field House, includes four
rooms, each with a private bath, large kitchen, living room,
and enclosed porch.
Enjoy farm to table organic produce. Meals
are served at the Jones' place around a long wooden table in
Mitzi's kitchen. When weather permits, diners trek out back to
the gazebo or gather around a picnic table. The ranch yields
its own produce, fruits, eggs, and milk products, and Mitzi's
healthy home-cooked breakfasts are included in you room rate.
Dinner is available at a reasonable price.
While Mitzi's in the kitchen, Lew can often
be found outside. One of his favorite pastimes involves
teaching guests, especially their children, the fine arts of
goat milking and goose egg hunting.
So if your passing through or looking for a
quiet western getaway or the perfect place for a wedding, you
owe it to yourself to stop at Old Pioneer Garden Country Inn.
You'll be glad you did!
Old Pioneer Garden is the perfect location
for a Nevada country wedding under the big sky.
Unionville's mountainous perch features
miles and miles of hiking trails sprayed with wildflowers and
frequented by all sorts of birds ranging from downy
woodpeckers to the American Bald Eagle. In the creek that
nestles by the Hadley House, you can fish for German Brown
Trout, or head up to nearby Patch Rye Lake to cast for
walleye. The next-door neighbor also has horses for you to
Fossil fields about a quarter mile above
Unionville contain ammonites -- fossil shells curved into
spirals. Star Peak, at an elevation of 10,000 feet, contains
the ultimate challenge -- can you get to the top and back
before the sun goes down? As for those with more earthbound
interests, the slot machines and golf courses of Winnemucca,
the county seat, are only about an hour's drive away. After a
hard day of either climbing, gambling, or golf, hardy visitors
will appreciate rustic Kyle Hot Springs.