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Paradise Ranch TURRET ROOM
Hosted by Donna
Donna is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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JUST 12 MILES WEST OF AUSTIN, NEVADA
The castle is close to the airport, Big Creek Campgrounds, Hot Springs. You’ll love my place because of Great views, privacy, quiet, wide open spaces. Great for group gatherings, can accommodate 12 people (6 single in shared turret rooms and 3 couples in inside rooms).
Turret rooms are available during the summer, they are unfinished, can accommodate 2 people in a room and are $50 per bed with full breakfast and full use of & ATV's.

The space

During your stay you can visit SmithCreek Hot Ponds, Spencer Hot Ponds, Toquima Cave, Dianah's Punch Bowl, Big Creek Canyon, Kingston Campgrounds, Stokes Castle, Rock and Jewelry shops in Austin and Hickison Petroglyphs. Generally Eureka has a performance in their Opera House on Fridays.

Guest access

Access to entire castle and kitchen facilities


Amenities
Shampoo
Heating
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people £39 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

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Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Matthew User Profile
August 2017
Donna was an amazing host -- well prepared, warm and funny -- and her house is a crazy medieval oasis in the middle of gorgeous, empty desert.
Donna User Profile
Response from Donna:
Glad we could work together to resolve a minor situation :-)
August 2017

Peter User Profile
September 2017
Easily the best stop in my 4,029 mile road trip. I originally booked because I was travelling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, and even though Donna's castle is along the US-50 through central Nevada and therefore a longer and slower route than the I-80 through the north, I thought the sheer novelty of the property and the love story behind it would be worth it. It was much better than than my expectations. Donna was having a slow weekend so she upgraded me to a swankier room at no cost. I arrived late and she just left the door unlocked for me (at 110 miles from the nearest grocery store, break-ins aren't all too common.) In the morning, she asked me when I felt like eating and cooked me a restaurant quality meal (really.) She chatted with me over the food and then let me look around the place. I'll hold off on the descriptions except to say it is a mixture of affluence and quirk that you should check out for yourself. Thanks, Donna!

Vikranth User Profile
August 2017
Donna was a great host. The location is remote and private and makes up for a very quiet night in the desert. The nights can get cold, so be wary about that. The breakfast included with the listing was top notch and you had various options to choose from. Given the location, I bet one couldn't find a better host than Donna. Way to go!!!

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HOW THE CASTLE CAME TO BE:

This love story begins in 2010 at a small town produce auction in Lodi, Ohio. Both Donna and Bob were native Ohioans who each had been married previously and raised their respective families. Who would have guessed that Donna at age 58 and Bob at age 65 would meet at this auction and fall in love?!

The courtship lasted one year and they were married in a quaint, private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the return flight to Ohio, Bob told his new bride how much he loved Nevada; his Bride asked one simple question that started it all “what is keeping you from moving there?” Bob's reply was "would you make such a drastic move from Ohio?" and she said "sure, why not?!"

Bob wasted no time; the very next day he began his search for property in Nevada with a promise to his new Bride that he would build her a castle to show his love and appreciation because she was willing to make this move across country for him.

It wasn’t long before a 160 acre parcel of land was purchased in Reese River Valley; and Bob (now 67) returned to Nevada with two friends from Ohio to begin breaking ground for Paradise Ranch Castle. One semi of 11 horses and one donkey was transported from Ohio to Nevada before work on the house even began; the timing was right for the truck driver to bring the animals and a neighbor volunteered to take care of them in their absence.

The basement was the first obstacle to overcome; but with the help of a long-time local resident the task was completed. Bob and his friends worked nine hour days, seven days a week in order to complete the frame work in only six weeks! During this time, Donna remained in Ohio to finish loading four semi-trucks with household items, Amish made cabinetry (that would later be part of the castle) and Bob's "must have's". Each semi had just under the maximum load of 40,000 pounds of precious possessions and was packed from floor to ceiling. Once this was complete, Donna joined Bob in Nevada where they spent the next six months living in a small camper on the property while installing insulation, drywall, flooring, bathrooms and kitchen necessities before they could take residence in Paradise Ranch Castle.

Finally able to move into their dream castle after ?? months. The newlyweds continue to work diligently on finishing touches to make this castle their home. This year’s project is landscaping and construction of a moat around Paradise Ranch Castle.
This year Bob and Donna were planning on working on the landscaping with full intentions of installing a moat, but unfortunately Bob passed away and Donna is really trying to get her bed and breakfast running full speed to show how much love there was in her castle, as it was a labor of love that made it.

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