Welcome to the heart of silver country! The discovery of the Comstock silver lode in the mid 19th century transformed Virginia City into a thriving boomtown. Those days have long since passed but this officially-designated National Historic Landscape district retains much of its frontier charm - with many buildings maintaining their 19th-century character. Museums and local mine tours also help to keep the memory of those boomtown days alive for visitors. Virginia City is also closely associated with and celebrates its links to the famous author Mark Twain. Samuel Clemens first used his illustrious pen name while working on a local newspaper here. So whether you wish to get a flavor of a former frontier town or learn more about a true literary great, these top Airbnb vacation rentals will help you explore this beautiful corner of Nevada to its fullest. Keep reading to find our top 10!
1. Converted 1950's caboose with desert views (from USD 181)
Make your vacation in Virginia City a memorable one by staying in this unique vacation rental. What used to be a real 1950s caboose is now a converted private suite with great amenities. Featuring one bedroom and one bathroom, this rental is suitable for one or two guests. It also offers a covered deck that delivers scenic desert and mountain views. If you’re lucky, you might even catch glimpses of wild horses that pass by!
Amenities include heating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and an indoor fireplace. While there is no kitchen available, you will have plenty of food options nearby. A number of bars and restaurants are found just a few blocks away. As for attractions, you can visit nearby museums and event venues in the city.
Ruby the Red CabooseVirginia City, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great views cozy interior and great communication from heidiso cozy and what an amazing view we got to see the christmas train go bybed was comfortable and warm the sheets were good quality tooit’s super cozy comfortable and warm
Cleanliness:super clean comfortable and high classthe cabin was clean and ready for my staysuper clean super fun does not disappointnice clean place that takes you back in time but also has some modern amenities
Host:she was a fantastic communicator and hostthe owner heidi is so sweetheidi was an amazing host and very responsivethey’re amazing hosts and i recommend this spot so muchthe very informative booklet about how ruby works was a great touchRead more reviews
Location:in walking distance to downtown and full of fun and unique touchesi highly recommend a stay at this locationthis is such an amazing place just a few blocks from downtownwhile the picture in this posting are awesome they don't do the caboose or location justicenot only is this place absolutely adorable inside and out but so unique
2. Historic home on the hillside (from USD 236)
Relax, unwind, and experience the historic side of Virginia City by staying in this mountain-view home. Tucked away on a quiet hillside, this rental is still easily accessible from several places of interest in the Historic District. Plenty of shops, restaurants, and event venues are located just within walking distance of this property.
The place offers two bedrooms and two private bathrooms, making it ideal for up to four guests. It also provides modern amenities while still maintaining the vintage touches of a 150-year-old home. There is an open-concept kitchenette and a backyard with outdoor seating. Other amenities include central heating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, board games, books, and a TV. Parking space for two cars is available as well.
Rustic cottage in the heart of Virginia City, NV.Virginia City, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the beds were super comfortable
Host:the hosts were helpfulthe hosts were communicative friendly and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:the location is absolutely perfect
3. Upstairs studio apartment with mountain views (from USD 65)
Nestled in one of Nevada’s oldest settlement areas, this upstairs studio apartment can accommodate up to three guests. It features one bedroom, one bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen. Outside, there is a small patio with a grill. Other amenities include skylights, Wi-Fi, heating, air conditioning, laundry facilities, and a smart TV. Private entrance and free on-site parking are available as well.
This vacation rental is also surrounded by mountains where nature lovers can go on hikes and see wild horses. They can also visit Lake Tahoe and Virginia City just less than an hour’s drive away.
Dayton, Virginia City, Carson - Private studio aptDayton, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the internet works great and the place is very comfortablejanine's upstairs apartment was perfectwe had a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:house is clean and well outfittedthe place was very cleanwe always have a great stay at janine’s place quiet clean and comfortablethe studio was clean and very well stocked which made our stay very pleasant and enjoyablewe love staying at janine’s place the apartment is beautifully clean and comfortable
Host:the host is very communicative and thoughtfuljanine was very helpful with any questions we had and a good hostjanine is a wonderful host so hospitable and welcomingjanine was a fantastic host and very responsive and accommodatingthe owners are friendly and eager to see your stay is a good oneRead more reviews
Location:perfect location and spacewe enjoyed the location of the place toowe really enjoy the location being on the very edge of towntheir place is located in a beautiful setting - very quiet and privateyour place was cozy and cute and very private and quiet
4. Well-located abode with spacious yard (from USD 96)
Nestled in South Reno, guests of this Tuxon house can enjoy easy access to the freeway and several places of interest. Mount Rose Ski Resort and downtown Reno are just a 30-minute drive away. Guests can also easily get to Sierra Summit’s outdoor mall where there are plenty of dining options.
This casita is ideal for one or two guests. It offers a bedroom, bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, and spacious landscaped yard with multiple dining areas. Guests can also park their car on the pull-round driveway, which has enough room for two vehicles. Other amenities include heating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a TV. Books, toys, and dinnerware for children are available as well.
The Tuxon House. With horses, a pony and emus!Reno, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the amenities and furniture were welcomed and very comfortablethe bed was totally comfy and the bedding was like sleeping in a cloudthere’s a heater in the bathroom which is really nice when it’s cold outsidethe lake tahoe sink in the bathroom was so coolthe housewas very comfortable roomy quiet nicely decorated and full of thoughtful details
Cleanliness:beautiful & very clean placebeautifully clean and homey placevery clean and great facilitiesa&j keep the grounds very clean i never smelled droppings our entire stayit was so clean and exceeded our expectations
Host:ashley and jordan are gracious and attentive hostsashley and jordan were such amazing hosts and so attentivethe hosts were great and they were quick to answer any questions we hadthe place was beautifully prepared and furnished and ashley and jordan were wonderful hostsit was perfect in every way including the gracious hostsRead more reviews
Location:great location close by to everythinggreat location and proximity to nearby thingsthe location is perfectly situated to explore tahoe virginia city and the reno areathe location was great for skiing in tahoe but still enjoying renolocation is very convenient as there is easy access to lake tahoe or reno
5. Renovated retreat with desert views (from USD 158)
Tucked away in the foothills of southeast Reno, this vacation rental provides a relaxing getaway for up to six guests. It features a spacious living room with a stone fireplace (albeit unusable) and a large deck that delivers scenic vistas of the surrounding desert. There are also three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen. Amenities include radiant heating, laundry facilities, and a high-definition TV. Guests can park their cars on the driveway for free.
With easy access to local freeways, guests of this rental can easily get to downtown Reno and Virginia City, both less than 15 mi (24.1 km) away. Several ski resorts, lakes, and neighboring towns are also within driving distance.
Beautifully Renovated 3 Bedroom Home on Large LotReno, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the beds were super comfortable and we all slept soundly through the nightspacious kitchen that opens into a comfortable living room area
Cleanliness:very comfortable and cleanthis is a great home very clean and fully stocked with everything we neededa fantastic clean place to stay with a lovely kitchen area and lots of comfortable sleeping areas
Host:craig was an amazing hostgreat host and great staycraig is very accessible and helpfulvery responsive and helpful to any questionsbeautiful home with a very responsive & generous host my family really enjoyed itRead more reviews
Location:well located in a nice area close to freewaygreat stay everything was as described and the location was great for a peaceful getawaythe neighborhood is quiet and calm and an awesome getaway from city lifeall the necessary amenities were there and the location is great for a ski trip on mount rosewe hope to stay in his place again
6. Sam Davis' Room in the B Street House (from USD 165)
Step back in time and enjoy stunning views with a stay in this 19th-century bed-and-breakfast in Virginia City itself. The building was restored to its 1875 heyday just a decade ago, features a lot of period touches and even includes a reproduction of the original wallpaper. But as spectacular as the attention to detail is, past guests were equally as impressed by the view from the bedroom. Those who enjoy period detail but also value mod-cons will be pleased to note there is Wi-Fi access and a TV.
The B Street House- Sam Davis RoomVirginia City, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we had tv ac easy access to the main streetthe sam davis room had a large window with a beautiful view that i recommendit was a treat to wake up to her delicious homemade breakfasteach room was an absolute delightthe breakfasts are relaxed and outstanding
Cleanliness:fantastically clean and a well-preserved piece of history
Host:saralyn was the perfect host what a sweetheartregine was a lovely host and my room was large and comfortablesaralyn is a warm friendly thoughtful and simply amazing hostbreakfast was homemade creative and delicious and our host graciously accommodated our special needsthe historic significance value for a bed and breakfast and amazing host make this a stellar not-to-be/missed opportunityRead more reviews
Location:the location was perfect toopeaceful very comfortable and walking distance to all the funi would definitely recommend a stay at the b street house
7. Gem cabin in Silver City (from USD 76)
Those who wish to be close to Virginia City itself may wish to consider this small cabin, which sits among the rolling hills in peaceful Silver City, less than four miles (six kilometers) to the south. This double-bed accommodation comes complete with kitchenette facilities - including a hot plate - for cooking up simple meals, while its proximity to Virginia City puts it close to the various historical attractions, restaurants, shops.
The Gem BungalowSilver City, Nevada, United States
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Amenities & Room:lovely place beautiful view and a comfortable bedthe bed was very comfortable as it supports your body and molds to itthe room itself was perfect and amazing for the price it was exactly what we needed
Cleanliness:good stay clean and quietthe space was clean and exactly what we had hoped forcharming warm and sparkling cleanclean and kitchen was stocked with all the common utensils and small appliancesclean and quiet place it was everything i needed for a good nights rest
Host:lainey was a great hostlainey was a great hostour host was very friendly and kindthe hosts are very nicelainey was kind to let us reschedule without penalty when the airline canceled our flightRead more reviews
Location:the location is beautifula cute little place to staylainey’s cabin in silver city was very cute the town is close to reno and very interestingvery comfortable cozy and secure in a beautiful quiet locationgreat place to go to get away from it all
8. Quiet country home in South Reno, Pleasant Valley (from USD 45)
Couples or solo travellers may wish to consider this private room, which is located on a property just 20 minutes from Reno and the Mount Rose resort by car. Virginia City is also just 20 miles (32 kilometers) away. Guests enjoy access to most of the property, including the kitchen, and may also make use of the hosts’ small home gym. There is also Wi-Fi available - for uploading those all-important holiday snaps to the net - and a private bathroom. Guests were very impressed, giving it top marks for location, value and cleanliness.
Quiet Country Home - South Reno/Pleasant ValleyReno, Nevada, United States
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Amenities & Room:we had everything we needed and the bed was super comfy would stay againthe room is nice and there is a private bathroom with everything we neededkathy made us a awesome breakfast in the morningi would recommend this room to anyone looking for a room in the reno area
Cleanliness:a clean beautiful houseit was all very clean and comfortablethe house is clean and comfortableit was very nice and clean placethe bathrooms were clean and came with all of the essentials in case you forgot something
Host:nice comfy bed and home with lovely hostskathy is an amazing host and made me feel at home from the moment i arrivedthe hosts were so welcoming and friendly that it felt like i was staying with familykathy and robert are great hostsa wonderful host with a quiet room and bathroom directly acrossRead more reviews
Location:very scenic location with some pleasant wildlifethe neighborhood is nice and quiet
9. Family-friendly suite with kitchenette (from USD 74)
This family-friendly guest suite is an ideal accommodation for travellers who are looking for a place to stay during their business trips, family getaways, or leisure outings. It is a studio-type rental that offers a king-size bed and a sofa bed, making the place capable of accommodating up to four guests. Other accessible areas include a bathroom, kitchenette, and backyard with tables and chairs. Amenities such as outlet covers, Wi-Fi, heating, air conditioning, and a TV are available as well.
There are plenty of notable places within driving distance. The historic Virginia City is just a 15-minute drive away. Carson City and Lake Taho are also just a 20-minute and 45-minute drive away, respectively. Parking is free on the premises.
Dayton Guest Suite with a ViewDayton, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:very comfortable stay with beautiful viewincredible views and a comfortable stay i fell in love with the nevada sunsets while staying herethe view of the mountains was amazing and it was quiet and comfortable the entrie timethe bed was comfortable and they provided a keurig and podsthe hand-written notes placed around the room were very informative and welcomed
Cleanliness:ver clean and organizedeverything is clean and well-markedeverything was clean and tidy and well appointedthe place is very clean and welcomingeasy to find clean and welcoming
Host:our hosts were friendly and accommodatingsue and joe r super hostssue was an exceptional and gracious host that provided tons of valuable info and tips for the areajoe and sue are the most awesome hostssue and joe are awesome hostsRead more reviews
Location:close to alot of tourist attractionsgreat room close enough to things and far enough away it’s quiet and peaceful everything was perfectclose enough to the city and attractions but far enough away for it to be a relaxing country settinggreat location and great place two friends meeting up for a few days to catch up and just relaxa fabulous place to stay in dayton
10. Pet-friendly haven with private yard (from USD 133)
Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this lovely haven can accommodate up to eight guests and their pets. The property also features a large private yard with chairs, a patio table, and a BBQ grill. It’s a great spot to witness the scenic sunsets of Carson City. Other amenities include air conditioning, exercise equipment, laundry facilities, and a wood-burning fireplace. There are books, Wi-Fi, board games, and a TV for entertainment as well.
With a prime location, this vacation rental is close to several restaurants, fast food diners, and casinos. Outdoorsy travellers can also enjoy nearby spots for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.
#1-NewPrivate HotTub-My Spare Cottages-Near Tahoe!Carson City, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:kathleen’s cottage is an amazing airbnb extensively setup with well thought out amenities including towels space heaters and coffeethe cottage has a homely feel with comfortable beds and blanketsher place has all the amenities you would need and in a quiet safe and comfortable neighborhoodthe cottage was great cozy not too big not too small just rightthe queen bed was very comfortable with plenty of extra bedding available
Cleanliness:everything was clean and well maintainedit was clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and well keptthe place clean and well maintainedplace was very clean
Host:the host was very helpfulthe host was great at communicating and very nicethanks for being a great hostkathleen was an excellent hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is within a few minutes of food and funi would definitely recommend booking this location for a fun and relaxing getaway in carson cityit is also located in a very nice and quiet neighborhoodit is a good location for going to lake tahoe reno virginia cityfor cat lovers - catmandu is right across the street
11. Peaceful guest suite near Carson River
Return to a peaceful atmosphere after a long day of touring in this one-bedroom guest suite for four. Equipped with a king- and queen-sized bed, a fully furnished kitchenette, and a small patio, this home promises a comforting place to rest your tired feet. Finally, this suite is located in a quiet neighborhood and is close to Carson River where you can go hiking or biking as well as observe wild horses, birds, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
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Amenities & Room:the king bed is the most comfortable bed that i have ever slept ongood bathroom and kitchen suppliesglenda’s place is exactly as described; very comfortable with lots of nice touchesit was a very comfortable unit with some nice added touches
Cleanliness:it was very clean and comfortablesuper clean and beautiful accommodationsquiet clean and cozythe place was sparkling cleanvery clean very spacious and very comfortable
Host:the host were really kindglenda was kind and welcomingcheck in was easy and host was very responsivea lovely and spacious apartment very kind and thoughtful hosts highly recommendedglenda was a great host the space is very quiet and you can tell she puts quality into itRead more reviews
Location:we liked the location as we explored dayton carson city and virginia cityquiet and quaint neighborhood in a great townthe pictures of this cute place do not show how spacious it isideal location to use as a home base to explore the areaperfect place to rest if traveling
12. Two-bedroom guest house in Carson City
Another option for those with larger groups, this guest house has a queen-sized bed in its main bedroom but features a second bedroom with a mix of inflatable mattresses that boosts the accommodation to as many as eight people. Its location close to Washoe Lake puts it within convenient reach of Carson City, the south of Reno and just half-an-hour outside Virginia City. New Washoe City, with its tavern, pizzeria and convenience store are also just a mile (one-and-a-half kilometres) away. The property itself, which has its own private entrance, boasts excellent views and is close to hiking and biking trails. It comes with a fully-equipped kitchen.
Flying BK RanchCarson City, Nevada, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:loved the fact about no tv
Cleanliness:clean clean cleansparkling clean and comfortable staythe place was very clean and well setthe house was very clean and easy to findit was clean and ready for us when we got there
Host:friendly host would returnthe host was very accommodating and graciousjohn was a super nice host quick response and attentive to detailsjohn is a great hostthe hosts were also very responsive to our needsRead more reviews
Location:amazing location not to far from reno or carson citythe location is very quiet and peacefula quiet and peaceful place in a great locationbeautiful location 10 minutes from reno in washoe valleywe love his place and its location
13. Private room with sunset view
Located in the quiet surrounds of New Washoe City, this private room can sleep up to two people and is conveniently placed if you want to visit the surrounding towns and cities by car. As well as a private bathroom, guests also have access to the host’s laundry facilities and kitchen. The hot tub, patio and barbecue are also available for use. As with the previous entry on this list, its location places it close to Washoe Lake State Park, with its various outdoor activities and hiking opportunities. Nature lovers may wish to consider this lovely option!
Spectacular SunsetsCarson City, Nevada, United States
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Cleanliness:the room is clean and very cozy and the bathroom is well stocked with basic amenities
Host:cliff was a great hostcliff was a great hostfriendly and nice doggiescliff is a friendly host and has good knowledge of the areacliff is a very congenial gracious and hospitable hostRead more reviews
Location:it was a pleasure to stay at cliff's placegreat place to stay to enjoy the area
14. The cottage at Quail Haven
Located near Washoe Lake, just 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Virginia City, this small but highly-rated studio cottage will make a great base for couples who love the great outdoors. It enjoys excellent views, sits right next to a nature reserve and is close to hiking trails - giving guests a great excuse for exploring and trying to spot local wildlife. What’s more, its proximity to New Washoe City places it within easy reach of local amenities by car and is just half an hour from the likes of Carson City and Reno! The property itself comes with a cooking hob, a fridge and a dining area, for whipping up simple meals. Guests hailed the “dramatic” location and “wonderful” holiday experience.
Cottage at Quail Haven - Mountain Views Near TahoeCarson City, Nevada, United States
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Amenities & Room:we loved the place the view the outdoor space and the special touches of furniture and equipped kitchenthere is a floorboard heater a space heater and a nice down blanket to stay warm insidecute cozy cottage superb host awesome views & plenty of wildlife sightingsthe cottage is so cute and cozythere is enough of a kitchen to make breakfast and coffee and enjoy the snow from warmth
Cleanliness:super clean and quiet little cottage for 1 or 2 people and dogthe place was clean and cuteclean beautiful and great servicethe studio was perfect clean and had everything we neededwe would definitely love to go back plus it’s very clean as well 10/10 would recommend
Host:amazing spot amazing hosts highly recommendabsolutely amazing little place and wonderful hostthe owners' friendly chickens greeted us in the morning and even let me pet themchristina was the perfect host she had an answer to all of our questionsshe was attentive and helpful even when we arrived in the middle of the nightRead more reviews
Location:beautiful quiet locationvery nice location with amazing landscapesgrest location to get away and enjoy peace and quietcute and cozy spot in a beautiful location christina is a thoughtful hostwe really enjoyed taking a peaceful walk through the park directly behind the cabin
15. Charming country house
A great option for those who wish to have their cake and eat it, this private room sits among peaceful country surroundings but is just a few minutes’ drive from the lights of Reno - with its shops, restaurants and movie theatre - as well as Mount Rose ski resort and hiking trails. The property itself also offers a range of accommodation options. Although this entry is for just the one bedroom, the hosts also have two other rooms for rent in the same house - offering flexibility should you wish to bring a larger group. Guests have access to the kitchen, Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. Those who stayed previously were very impressed, awarding the room top marks across the board.
Fun Country Charm HouseReno, Nevada, United States
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Amenities & Room:the room were comfy and back yard was amazinga binder of house rules local information and activity pamphlets and wifi passwords were easily found withinwe had all the comforts of our own home plus some added fun in their game roomthe bedroom was very nice with a comfortable mattresswe stayed in a room with an attached private bathroom which was perfect for us
Cleanliness:clean and super comfortablehouse was clean and very accommodatingthe house was clean and the beds were wonderfulthe private bath is clean and spacious and well stocked with bath itemsvery comfortable fun and clean place to stay
Host:julie & pat were the perfect hoststhe hosts were very welcomingthey were the perfect hostsjulie was a really kind and welcoming hostshe is friendly and welcomingRead more reviews
Location:the location was close to the highway which made shopping and hiking easy to managenicely situated (quiet surroundings) between reno and carson city and near lake tahoeneighborhood is beautiful and quietit is in a good location for those looking for adventures in the reno tahoe areajulie had a great place awesome location
Stunning vistas and fascinating history await
Virginia City and the various towns and cities around about are chock full of beautiful views, rich frontier history, and a host of nature trails and wildlife. And, with Reno and the Mount Rose ski resort also close by, you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for things to do. And with these, and other Airbnb properties available, you are sure to find the perfect accommodation to suit you!
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