Come stay awhile in the historic Wellesley House in Washoe Valley, Nevada—at the crossroads of 1930’s Great Britain and the West.
Enjoy private time away from the city with your family or professional group, tucked up against the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada mountains and situated on the more than 500-acre McCleary Ranch—while being only several minutes’ drive from stores and restaurants!
The Wellesley House is located about half an hour south of the Reno Tahoe International Airport, four minutes from Carson City, and is less than a 45 minute drive from historic Virginia City. Five world class downhill ski resorts (Heavenly Valley, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Diamond Peak, and Mount Rose) are all within a two hour drive, with the closest two each being 40 minutes away.
Backcountry hiking in the Toiyabe National Forest and Nevada State Forest is directly accessible--just a few steps out the door and around the corner! And recreational opportunities at Lake Tahoe are within a half-hour to an hour’s drive. Almost all of Washoe Valley comprises a favorite destination for bicyclists, and both Washoe Lake State Park and Davis Creek Regional Park are only a few minutes away by car.
Guests of the Wellesley House enjoy lounging on the large front patio, inside the greenhouse sun porch, or on the second floor deck outside the master bedroom. You will find yourself delighting at surprise sitings of deer, owls, hawks, eagles and coyotes. More rarely, bobcats, bears or even mountain lions have been seen from the Wellesley House, so bring your feel free to use ours!
Upstairs, our four guest rooms are spacious, and all boast private baths and internet access. Two have king beds, and two have queens. There are also three sofa beds and two roll-away twin beds that can sleep 6 additional guests in various locations throughout the House. Two half-baths on the main floor, two large living rooms, and a large formal dining room give plenty of room for spreading out and relaxing--or for your gathering participants to divide into small focus groups in several private locations.
The Wellesley House kitchen is equipped for gourmet meal preparation, which can be provided by caterers, prepared by you and your group, or cooked for you by one of many local private chefs.
We invite you to ask us about booking an historical tour of the Wellesley House and/or ranch while you are here, and please feel free to inquire about several undeveloped sites we offer for rent, as well, for your large group or special occasion.
For reservations secured well in advance of arrival, consider custom-ordering from us your favorite varieties of fresh, local, organically grown produce. Depending upon the season you will be here and availability, we would love to supply you with the fresh veggies, fruits, or berries you crave most!
Please ask us also about our two full hook-up options for small to medium size campers. They are located together, adjacent to the Wellesley House side yard.
Choose the Wellesley House as an unforgettable, unique, and very private venue for your next small workshop, retreat, or visioning session; bring your family for a special vacation during your favorite season in the Sierras; or plan your unforgettable wedding here at the Wellesleys’ “little piece of England” in the old American West.
We look forward to seeing you!