Edith Palmer's Country Inn

416 South B Street , Virginia City, NV 89440 USA (Show map)


"The views of the canyon and the sunrises were terrific! Our only regret is that we have to leave." A Former Guest Enjoy the Virginia City of the Late 1800's. Edith Palmer's Country Inn is comprised of several building. The main building is an 1863 residence to the proprietor of the Cider Factory. Enhance your visit by staying in period accommodations at Virginia City's finest and oldest Country Inn. Edith Palmer's Country Inn was established in a Victorian home built in 1863, before Nevada began a state. Edith Palmer, an internationally renowned chef, started the Inn after she bought the property in 1948. In the year 2000, current owners Pat and Leisa Findley began to return the Inn to it's original floor plan. This lead to the discovery of the original use of the rock room to the rear of the property, an 1863 Cider Factory. These two buildings are joined by two adjacent Victorian Houses to complete the property. An additional 1870's house will soon become part of the inn.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3


5 on June 22, 2013

We stayed here during our wedding anniversary. We stayed in the Marilyn Monroe room. All I have to say is AMAZING!!! I have already spoken to my friends and family about this place. They can't wait to come visit. This town is also amazing. WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much Pat and Leisa for everything you do/did to make our stay amazing!!!

My exciting visit to Virginia City

5 on March 23, 2012

When we arrived our hostess was waiting for us. She checked us in and showed us around. At breakfast we she served a fantstic meal. While we ate, we talked about what we wanted to do while we were in Virginia City. We asked our hostess for things to see and do and she made a few reccomendations. While we sat there she gave us a little history of the city, places to go things to see and where the goasts were. Aperantly there is a little girl goast in a blue dress that shows up every once in a while. As we explored the town we constantly kept an eye out for the little girl in the blue dress. We had a geat time thanks to our host. We look forward to visiting Virginia City again and staying at Eidth Palmer's Country Inn.

A delightful stay

3.8 on August 07, 2011

My wife and I enjoyed a quiet evening and a wonderful breakfast at this inn. It is perfectly fitting in such a town, took us back in time!

Live in the past

5 on August 03, 2011

This is a secret hide-out for sll things history. A learning experience from arrival until departure. The hostess Leisa has the most interesting tales and information on the whole history of Virginia City. The breakfasts were exceptionally good and very creative. A must see experience for youg and old.

Best B&B in Virgina City Nevada

5 on February 26, 2011

Great place to spend a couple of nights. Leisa keep us entertained during our gourmet breakfast with information on the town of Virgina City.The B&B was located in a perfect spot with great views from our windows(James Flood Room), at the end of the street and very quiet. The rooms were clean and very nicely decorated. This was our first stay at a B&B we will be sure to visit this B&B again and will try out some others due to our experience at Edith palmer's Country Inn.

Fantastic B&B in an Interesting Little Town

5 on March 25, 2010

Virginia City was a stop along the way for me and my girlfriend on our road trip. We didn't want to stay in Reno or Sparks. Edith Palmer's was probably our favorite part of the whole town. The innkeeper, Leisa, made sure we were well fed and well informed when we had questions about the area. Wonderful B&B.

Celebrating Us!

4.8 on February 17, 2010

We didn't know what to expect, so when we pulled up it was dark and eclectic. The room was very quaint and cozy. No phone was great. We had a great stay, loved it and Leisa the proprietor was wonderful. She even made us breakfast and gave us a tour! We'll come again!

A Great Place to Stay

5 on May 21, 2009

I never felt so taken care of at a hotel or inn! Breakfast was amazing, the rooms were beautiful. All in all, it was a terrific place to go to get away from it all!


4.4 on May 06, 2009

Very nice atmosphere. Calm environment not a far walk from the main street. Good breakfast, pleasant stay, great town.

back in time

5 on March 27, 2009

Talking with innkeepers, Pat and Leisa, was certainly a pleasure. Our stay provided fond memories that we will always treasure.

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Rooms & Rates

Wm O'Brien

The famous "One Hundred Mile View" down 6-mile canyon to the Carson Plains and beyond can be seen from the east facing windows in this upstairs room. Scenes in the MISFITS movie were filmed on the the Carson Plains. Guests always mention the "wow" factor of the glorious sunrises viewed from this room. This room is furnished with a queen-sized brass bed and antique dressers. It has a private bath with a tub/shower. There is a small flat screen TV with a remote which can be watched from the bed as well as the chairs in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159


While filming the MISFITS in nearby Dayton, Marilyn Monroe stayed in this room. A chauffeur would pick her up in the morning and drive her to the set. He would return her each evening to the Inn. Sunbeams stream throughout this upstairs room in the afternoon. It has a queen bed and a hide-a-way twin bed can be used for a third person, an extra person charge applies if used. The private bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

John Mackay

South facing windows in this upstairs room overlook the historic Fourth Ward School below on C Street with the Pine Nut Mountains in the background. One of the most private rooms at the Inn, it is owner Pat's favorite. It has a queen four poster bed and a private bath with a tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Maggie Belle's

This downstairs room is named for Pat's grandmother and is distinguished by a bay window which overlooks the courtyard. It has a queen bed and the private bathroom has a bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149


Evelyn's room is named after Leisa's mother. This is our smallest room, but guests describe it as very comfortable and cozy. You enter the room through a private entrance on the courtyard. It has a queen bed and the bathroom has a bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Jim Fair

The Jim Fair room has both west and south facing windows allowing views of the fruit trees to the rear of the building and overlooking the garden seating area to the south. It is downstairs and to the rear of the house. Guests who have stayed in this room request it again and again. It has a queen bed and a private bath with tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139


Edith's room is the original upstairs Master Suite for this 1863 residence and one of the most requested rooms. It remains true to its beginnings with the original doors and door trim, and windows with little bubbles in the glass of the panes that have survived without having to be replaced. The morning sun will gently greet you. The queen bed is an antique iron and brass bed that has been in Virginia City for well over a century. The bathroom is of generous size and has a bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

James Flood

The James Flood room is the Inn's largest downstairs room and the only room with the canyon view without having to climb stairs. It has a queen bed and a private bath with a tub/shower. Guests request this room over and over after staying once.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

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Location Type

Largest US Historical Landmark, 1860's Silver Mine, 1860's Old West Town, Working Gold and Silver Mines, Working 1860's Steam Train, Countryside, Desert, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Reno, NV (RNO-Reno Cannon Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Reno, take Interstate 80 South and exit to State Route 341 to Virginia City. From Carson City, take US 50 East to State Route 341 and then take State Route 342 to Virginia City. Once in Virginia City, these routes become C Street. Turn West across from the Fourth Ward School Museum onto B Street. The Inn is the first three buildings on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Nevada's Capital City of Carson City, Ski Resorts, 4-Wheeling, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Individual Room Heat Control, Hair Dryer on Request, Iron on Request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, 1860's Silver Mine Tours; Old Western Shootout Show; Mining, School, Hospital, Police, Firemen's, and Historic Church Museums; 1860's Mansions, Saloons, Boardwalk, Opera House; V&T Steam Engine Train, Stagecoach, Trolley, Horse & Carriage Rides; Historic Cemeteries; Ghost Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 to 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking in gardens only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Must occupy room with parents.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Name, address, phone number and a valid credit card number along with the expiration date is required to hold a reservation.
  • Cancellations: To avoid being charged, a cancellation number must be obtained. To avoid a cancellation fee, a cancellation must be made no later than one week prior to your arrival date.
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Pat, Leisa and Michael Findley

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  • Time Served: 8 to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Garden and Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian On Request, each guest is asked for any dietary restrictions at check-in so that we don't serve anyone food that may make them ill or that violates their religion, etc.

Signature Dish

Rasberry Pancakes
Our own recipe for the best pancakes we have ever tasted with a raspberry sauce and raspberry-walnut butter. Our guests agree that these are well worth getting up in the morning to enjoy along with an incredible cup of coffee, or choice from our extensive selection of teas (blacks, greens, and herbals) and choice of juice.

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