New Stuff in an Old Town
Virginia City, Nevada, is a town that takes pride in the fact that it’s mostly stayed the same over the years – more than 160 years in fact. While it’s a place built on not changing anything, not having a franchise or neon, new additions are part of its evolution. An evolution that continued despite the pandemic. That might beg the question, “what’s new in Virginia City?” Read on to find out.
Located 30 minutes outside of Reno, Nevada, Virginia City is a nationally registered historic district and one of the largest in the country. It’s a place designed to feel what it was like during the turn of the century. Where visitors come to learn more about its mining boom through its robust history found in its museums and attractions while exploring what’s new in the way of dining, attractions, shops and more.
• Virginia City Mexican Kitchen, 65 C Street, 775-583-6039: Authentic Mexican food, street tacos and churros made fresh daily.
• Newly remodeled Gold Hill Hotel and Crown Point Restaurant, 1540 Main Street, 775-847-0111: Located in the oldest operating hotel in Nevada, the restaurant recently was remodeled. The menu features fine dining items like angus steaks flame broiled on the grill and shrimp scampi and offers weekly buffet options.
• Tahoe House Hotel & Bar, 164 South C Street, upstairs, 775-847-5264 The town’s newest watering hole, Tahoe House Bar located inside the Tahoe House offers a selection of fine specialty cocktails with an unmatched setting inside or overlooking C Street.
• Virginia City Escape Room, 188 C Street, 775-443-9882: Solve the puzzle in one hour and escape or take the whole hour and not. Either way, it’s a great way to test your nerves and skills through rotating challenges that incorporate some of the town’s best folklore.
• Howard Street Home Bed & Breakfast, 120 Howard Street, 775-530-6685: This beautifully restored Victorian mansion built in 1859 offers feature comforts and luxurious guest rooms.
• Silver Mountain Retreat, 465 South C Street, 775-847-0282: The newest motel in Virginia City, the property rests on the south side of town with six uniquely themed guest rooms.
Merchants and Artisans
• Battle Born Gifts, 145 South C Street, #C, 775-250-7624: Offering a collection of unique gifts, clothing and specialty items.
• Comstock Pottery and Tile, 107 E. Washington Street, 775-440-0046: Handmade pottery made on-site at the studio features a variety of offerings including plates and bowls, vases and other decorative items.
• Gallery of the West, 334 South B Street, 775-250-1843: Brings a stunning array of art, sculptures and more from local and national artists.
• Facet & Co. Jewelers, 164A South C Street: Fine, handmade custom jewelry made right in Virginia City.
• VC Trading Company, 62 N C Street, 775-847-0501: Following in the steps of trading companies of yesteryear, the store carries guns, ammo, tactical essentials, silver and associated supplies.
Rental Facilities and Venues
• Virginia City Freight Depot, 104 E Street, 775-847-7500: A historic train depot located in the heart of Virginia City accommodates small groups up to 200 and is available for rent for corporate or businesses, weddings, parties or reunions. For more information on facilities and rentals, visit here.