Deer Run Ranch

5440 Eastlake Blvd , Carson City, NV 89704-9236 USA (Show map)


Deer Run Ranch Bed and Breakfast provides a relaxed and private getaway -- away from the harried pace of urban life, yet in close proximity to fine restaurants, casinos, and recreational activities in Reno, Carson City, and the Lake Tahoe area. We are located on a 200 acre alfalfa ranch with spectacular views of Washoe Lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the West. Share this peaceful spot with countless deer, coyotes, and abundant birdlife as you stroll around our pond. The Bed & Breakfast wing of our establishment has a private entrance and sitting room with fireplace. We are the 1st B&B in Nevada to be almost entirely solar - thermal for the the hot water and PV panels for exectricity. Very exciting!

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Innkeepers: David & Muffy Vhay



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Welcoming, kind, and wholesome stay

5 on August 26, 2016

David, Muffy, and their dogs welcomed and treated us like family. It is obvious that they take pride in their business and cherish their guests as evidenced by the great conversations and sincere goodbye hugs. The property is absolutely charming with comfortable rooms and a lovely sitting area. I would love to return in the winter to read one of their library-worthy books by the wood burning fireplace. Breakfast was fresh and phenomenal; Muffy was so kind to accommodate our vegetarian diets with a three course breakfast using ingredients from the garden. The property is free-range and wildlife is abundant! Owls, deer, enormous and vocal frogs, as well as wild horses are also tenants of the property. I would live there too! My only regret is not being able to stay and explore a bit longer.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for such a nice review! The wild horses left and we were worried, but they are back today.

- Muffy Vhay (innkeeper)

Piece of Heaven

5 on October 10, 2008

What a wonderful home away from home! Excellent accommodations! Excellent food! Photographer's dream! Mr. & Mrs. Vhay couldn't have bee more kind. Darwin & Omo start your day with a smile. Highly recommend!

Deer Run Ranch

5 on August 20, 2008

Muffy and David went above and beyond to make us feel at home. We loved seeing the great town, listening to bullfrogs.

Peaceful haven

5 on November 16, 2007

I arrived after a week of traveling in Europe on business. I was looking for a place to decompress before going on to a hectic week at a business conference in Reno. The Ranch was just what I needed. David and Muffy were the perfect hosts. I felt very pampered. Thanks for a terrific weekend.

It may not be heaven but it's a local call!

4.8 on September 30, 2007

We arrived ahead of schedule and were warmly welcomed! Your knowledge of the history of this area made our stay with you that much more interesting. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and generous hospitality. A nice change from the noise and bustle of those casinos!

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Location Type

High desert oasis, Countryside


Reno, NV (RNO-Reno Cannon Intl.) 22 miles

Directions to property:

8 miles North of Carson City on Route 395, take exit 44 to Eastlake Blvd, 4 miles to sign and turn East on driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Wildlife viewing, Ski areas, Local Events, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Ranch

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , Guest refrigerator, loaner sleds, skates, cooler, etc.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Radio, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, On-site pottery studio, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4- 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed on outdoor patios only - No Cigars!
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited over 10, in their own (adjoining) room, able to swim
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No ranch cats and dogs on premises
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only on holidays & special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night stay, or credit card number.
  • Cancellations: 10 days for full return of deposit unless I can rebook the room.



David & Muffy Vhay

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

David is an architect-builder and rancher; Muffy is a potter, pottery teacher; interests are photography, gardening, local history, fine cooking.

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  • Time Served: 7-9am or early special
  • Serving Location: Outside (weather permitting), Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian with advance request ONLY