December 2, 2023
French Creek Ranch & Genoa House Inn

French Creek Ranch & Genoa House Inn

French Creek Ranch

Custer, South Dakota, is home to the rustic French Creek Ranch Bed and Breakfast. As expected from this part of the country, you won’t find frills and lace here. What you will find is a laid-back place with plenty of comfort and the great outdoors. There are not many bed and breakfasts where you can bring your own horse and have it taken care of during your stay. At the French Creek Ranch, your horse will be pampered as much as you are.

French Creek Ranch offers quiet privacy yet easy access to the countless wonders of the Black Hills. The ranch sits in a high mountain meadow with French Creek running through it overlooking the awesome views of the nearby Needles formation.

French Creek Ranch is adjacent to the Black Hills National Forest, allowing hikers, bicyclists or horse riders easy access to the Forest’s thousands of acres. And by traveling just a short distance, guests can access beautiful mountain bike trails. Other nearby attractions include the Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument and of course, Mount Rushmore.

There are three guest rooms to choose from. The Cowboy Room is Rustic Western themed, with queen-size lodge-pole bed, private bath just across the hall, large walk-in closet, and a beautiful view of nearby Needles. The Cowgirl Room is Southwestern themed, queen bed, private bath, walk-in closet, and a gorgeous view of the Hills. The Lakota Room is American Indian themed room with queen bed, private bath, double closet and a garden view.

A full breakfast, ranging from traditional ranch breakfasts to innovative Southwestern entrees, is served every morning at 8 a.m. in the Ranch’s main dining room. Horse guests get a wondrous meal of fresh oats. For a stay a bit out of the ordinary, visit French Creek Ranch.

Genoa House Inn

Historic Genoa, near Lake Tahoe and Carson City in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, is Nevada’s oldest settlement. It is the location of the Genoa House Inn, an authentic Victorian home listed in the National Register of Historical Places. The house has been restored to the charm and tranquility of an earlier time.

The Rose Room is accented in mallard green and burgundy, has a hand-made barn wood queen-size bed, and is furnished with Victorian antiques. This spacious room has a private balcony and large, stained glass windows.

The Blue Room is accented in a soft gray-blue with mahogany antiques and a queen bed. The private bath in the hall is equipped with a Jacuzzi tub and an overhead shower.

The Garden Room offers a queen bed and is accessed by a gentle path leading across the yard to a covered porch with a private entrance. Take a relaxing bath in the claw foot bathtub.

Early in the morning, your choice of coffee or tea is delivered to your door, followed by a full breakfast served either in your room or in the sunlit dining room.

Genoa is an image of the Old West, with a panoramic view of the abundant Carson Valley and the nearby mountains. Genoa’s local activities consist of soaring, ballooning, and bicycling in the Valley. The allure of the old town invites you to a casual walk, touring the Victorian homes and antique buildings with their various businesses, from Nevada’s oldest saloon to nearby David Walley’s Hot Springs.

Genoa House is only minutes away from surrounding attractions: everything from skiing and boating at Lake Tahoe to the historical sights of Virginia City. Capture its charm with your camera or just your heart. Whatever you do, this place will forever remain a part of your fondest memories.