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Soldier Meadows Ranch & Lodge
Mile 52 Soldier Meadows Road
Gerlach, Nevada

Located only 3 hours North of Reno, Nevada, the Historic Soldier Meadows Ranch begins at the Black Rock Desert as its Southern tip, then runs North all the way to the Charles Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Bordered on the West by the Calico Mountain Range and its East by the Black Rock Mountain Range, Soldier Meadows Ranch contains true desert, hundreds of acres of Natural Meadows, Mountains, Steep Canyons, Rock Formations, several year around streams, along with numerous Hot,Warm, and Ice Cold Crystal Clear Springs. With a mile of frontage on Summit lake, and hundreds of miles of Roads and Trails, It is known to all who visit here as one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the world... a place to which most visitors return over and over again.

We Also Host

Meetings / Conferences
Romantic Getaways
ATV Clubs, Motorcycle Clubs, Hummer Clubs, Jeep Clubs, Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Private Pilots, Archeologists, Geologists, Hydrologists, Historians and History Buffs, Cowboys, Wranglers, Hunters, Fishermen and Fisherwomen, explorers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Environmentalists, Conservatives, Liberals, Students, Lovers, OCTA members, Friends of the Black Rock High Rock, Rocket Scientist, Nuclear Physicists, Attorneys, Accountants, CPA's, Plumbers, Electricians, Contractors, Doctors, Landscapers, Nutritionists, Gourmet Cooks, Ranch Cooks, Adults and Children, and anyone who is interested in learning about and enjoying the fabulous region we live in

Property Features

Architecturally or historically interesting
Books Library
Central Computer with Internet
Coffee maker
Free Off-street Parking
Guest fridge
Guest hot beverage bar
Guest lounge
Guest patio
Parlor for guests to mingle
Tea kettle


Has tourist attraction(s)
Quiet location


Additional Languages: We'll try anything and have fun at it

Others Features

Additional meals
All year

Historical Awards Applied

National Historical Site (Applied)
State Historical Site (Applied)

Historical Awards Granted

National Historical Site (Granted)
National Register (Granted)
State Historical Site (Granted)

Other Historical Awards Applied
Our Ranch Headquarters is the wonderful place that the hundreds of original 49r's arrived at after they had endured the many perils of the Great Basin Desert. Historical Diaries of immigrants traveling to California, Oregon and Idaho using the Lassen-Applegate Trail advise it was not uncommon for many wagons to camp here to rest themselves and their livestock befor continuing on through High Rock Canyon to California or through Toll House Canyon to Oregon and Idaho. We are also the site of Historic Camp McGarrey which was founded by the U.S. Calvary in the 1860's to protect travelers on the trails for hostile indians ("Native Americans").

Other Historical Society Memberships
Steeped in History, the historic Soldier Meadows Ranch and the surrounding historic places are long overdue for restorative attention. The Ranch is under new ownership and the new owners are willing to work with historic preservationists to preserve and protect buildings and other amenities of the region.

Meals Included in Rates


Business Traveler Amenities

Guest Computer


Other Amenities Details
Our Main Lodge is comfortable and fitting for the area. It contains 6 private rooms with Queen beds and 4 private rooms with Bunk beds. We have two suites with living room, bedroom, private bathroom and kitchen. For those a bit more adventurous, we have a rustic cozy bunkhouse with wood stove and bunk beds to sleep up to four people. The main lodge has a cookhouse dining room, and a common living room with a large stone fireplace and a small gift shop.

Area Attractions
The Black Rock Desert (Rocket Launches, Burning Man Celebration, World Land Speed Record was set here); High Rock Canyon (Wildlife viewing and explore the Lassen Applegate Trail (immigrant trail) by hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, 4X4, motorcycle or ATV) , Warm Springs Canyon, Little High Rock Canyon, Slumgullion - White Rock Canyon, Copper Canyon, Wall Canyon, Fly Canyon, Toll House Canyon, Dry Canyon, Box Canyon, Paiute Peak, Red Mountain, Donnelly Peak, Summit Lake Mountain, Summit Lake, Onion Reservoir, Mud Meadows Reservoir, High Rock Lake, Reno, Lake Tahoe

Other Things to Do
Soak in many Natural Hot Springs, Walk th Historic Lassen-Applegate Trail, Tour High Rock Canyon, or the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Tour the Black Rock Desert, Moo with the Cows, Whinnie with the Horses, Howl with the Dogs and Coyotes, Help repair a Natural Spring to benefit the Wildlife, Draw or photograph Wild Horses, Antelope, Big Horn Sheep, Mule Deer, Rabbits, Birds and Waterfowl, Wildflowers, Aspen and Mahogany Forests, Look for arrowheads and other artifacts, Soak you feet in Soldier Creek, Mud Meadows Creeek, Coleman Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Mahogany Creek, Snow Creek, Summer Camp Creek or Wall Canyon Creek

Bunkhouse - Maximum Occupancy 4
Room Size Style Amenities
Ground floor
Private entrance
Less than 200 Sq.Ft
Have natural light
Window view: scenery


Soft Adventures

Canoe and Kayak adventures
Historical Tours
Hot Air Ballooning
Jeeping & 4WD
Ranch Vacation
Wildlife Watching

Active Adventures

Adventure Wilderness Lodges
All Terrain Vehicle Tours
Bike Riding
Caving / Canyon
Horse Pack Trips
Mountain Climbing
Running or jogging
Trail nearby
Western-Cowboy Vacations

Romance and Relaxation

Camp Fires
Enjoy the country view
Enjoy the setting sun from one of the many porches
Hot Tub
Read a Book
Star Gazing
Take a Walk
Talk to the Animals

Fishing Adventures

Drive to Fishing Camps-Lakes
Fishing Lakes

Water Adventures

Canoeing Unguided Trips
Canoeing-Lake Trips

Internet Available
Smoking Outside Only
No Handicap Accessibility
Pets Allowed

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