I worked in central Nevada for several weeks and had the honor of staying at the Wild Horse Safaris for the duration of my stay. Jerry, the owner, is one of the nicest people I have ever met and he was more than happy to show us all of great things to do around the area.
The ranch house is a beautifully built log home with a spectacular porch overlooking the valley. Other features of the ranch grounds are and western style saloon, a refreshing pond and two very friendly donkeys.
The scenery in the Monitor valley has a rugged beauty to it's sagebrush plains, it seems the type of country that the cowboys of old used to roam.
The nearby Monitor and Toquima mountain ranges offer breathtaking scenery that are to me are unmatched anywhere else. Both mountain ranges offer wildlife viewing opportunities of wild horses, elk, deer, coyotes, and if you are lucky bobcats and cougars.
There is a nearby decommissioned silver mine that has been remade for safe viewing. A hot spring is also located nearby the ranch that provides a great way to relax at the end of a hard, This was also one of my favorite places to watch the stars from (you will see shooting stars).
The town of Belmont is also located within an hour of the ranch. There are many of historic buildings one can tour in town as well as some friendly locals.
I highly recommend making your way out to the Wild Horse Safaris, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and given the chance would go back in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We provide a family-friendly destination vacation, or an unforgettable 'stop-over' in the heart of Cowboy Country. Immerse yourself in a pristine, natural setting. History, wild horses, gold mines, ghost towns, 12,000' peaks, alpine meadows, swimming, porch setting, star gazing, elk, hiking, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, antelope, hot springs, fossils, gems and lots of clean, pure fresh mountain air. Meals prepared to your preferences. No lines, no strangers; just authentic friendly hospitality. ... more less